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by Mark Adams
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 26506

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

If AD and GM team up, which is entirely possible now, then I hope MP and NS will do the same - I'm not sure of the current relationship between Malcolm and Nigel, but together they could well make a formidable challenge.
by Mark Adams
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 10770

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

So, not only have the organisers broken rules regarding start times, they have greatly devalued the event by allowing 40+ German club teams to enter. How on earth will the logistics work out? 130+ teams to have collected and finished breakfast for a 9:30 start? Even with some German teams not stayin...
by Mark Adams
Thu May 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 10770

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

First time I've played in an Internatonal Tournament where a) contrary to FIDE regulations, they start at 09:30 and b) there are over 30 teams entered by the host nation.
by Mark Adams
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 8609

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

The world seniors individual event in Bled looks very tempting. Lots of events and activities AND THE ROUNDS START AT 15:00 !! http://wscc2018.european-chessacademy.c ... n/schedule
by Mark Adams
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 8609

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

I've had a reply from Dirk Jordan regarding the start times for Dresden. It may be possible to change the start times, if the majority of participants want it. The 9:30 start is the result of the vote from the 2015 WCh. From his reply: "..... To summarize, the organizers will determine the beginning...
by Mark Adams
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 8609

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

I've put in a query to Dirk and FIDE, on behalf of the Welsh O50's to see if they are flexible on moving the start times. The rules say for top tournaments, that there should be no play before 13:00 and that the preferred time is 15:00. Not expecting much though, from what I've read here. I think th...