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by E Michael White
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: London Junior oddity

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing here is intended as a criticism of the junior in question. But either the LJCC organisers were aware of her rating or they weren't. If no, why was she permitted to compete? If yes, why wasn't she seeded sensibly? Agreed, I guess you could take it that the organis...
by E Michael White
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: London Junior oddity

It doesn't look as if the organisers took into account her FIDE rating, either for eligibility or pairings. Instead, particularly as this was not FIDE rated but just an ECF graded event, they paired her as if she had a grade of 50. yes I noticed that but felt player identification was more importan...
by E Michael White
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: London Junior oddity

Perhaps ought to be in the U12 major. Equal 1st in a Moscow event. Well, yes, there's a separate question as to why, with (again according to the same FIDE website) a ELO1456 rating, she was allowed into the under-12 minor but not seeded appropriately for Swiss pairing purposes. Hello Roger again y...
by E Michael White
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: London Junior oddity

In the under-12 minor, a total outsider leads with 7.5/8 going into the final round. This provoked my curiosity and, on the FIDE website, the girl in question is said to have been born in 2005. That would seem to mean she attained age 12 sometime in 2017. In that case, can someone explain how she c...
by E Michael White
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 2900

Re: Club bank accounts

Yes of course but from what I remember reading elsewhere the structure and implications are similar under ENG law.
by E Michael White
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 2900

Re: Club bank accounts

As to your second point, I'm not a lawyer but I'd welcome a comment from anyone who is. (My apologies, Michael, if it proves you are yourself a legal eagle!). I realise this is a few months back now and I meant to reply earlier. As said I am not a lawyer but saw this summary recently from people wh...
by E Michael White
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 2739

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

If there's a rule conflict between what the CAA write and what the ECF write, who prevails? The tournament director. As always. Always ? Not so. If the tournament (event) rules try to alter the Laws of Chess, as distinct from rules , this will normally render all games ECF ungradable and FIDE unrat...
by E Michael White
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 844

Re: Incorrect clock settings

I've just realised that there are special rules applying to rapidplay. Specifically rule A4.1.1. says "no change can be made to the clock setting, unless the schedule of the event would be adversely affected". I doubt that A4.1.1 was intended to say what it does. Also it has to be read in conjuncti...
by E Michael White
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 3464

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Brentwood is to change their club name to Bona Fide; making all its members eligible for next year.
by E Michael White
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club
Replies: 66
Views: 3464

Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

It should be a statement of the blindingly obvious that, with "bona fides" meaning "in good faith"..... Though rather more blind belief than obvious deduction ! However "bona FIDE" is adverbial in nature as it is derived from the ablative case and can only relate to actions, though it can be used a...
by E Michael White
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 23665

Re: British Championship 2018

Championship. The n tied players will seeded, from 1 to n, based on their tournament performance rating (TPR) for the tournament. This TPR will be calculated using the assigned ratings outlined above in this document. Although it specifies the ratings used the document doesn't specify the method of...
by E Michael White
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2963
Views: 121017

Re: The English Language

Does Modern in Modern Chess Planning moddify chess or Planning and why? The adjective modern qualifies the noun planning . But to be sure we need the context. It is possible to construct a sentence where the noun chess is qualified. You have raised one of the most difficult aspects of modern Englis...
by E Michael White
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 2900

Re: Club bank accounts

As to your second point, I'm not a lawyer but I'd welcome a comment from anyone who is. (My apologies, Michael, if it proves you are yourself a legal eagle!). Nope I'm not a lawyer. I've been mistakenly accused of being many things eg an actor, author and stuntman plus more but never a lawyer. Come...
by E Michael White
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 2900

Re: Club bank accounts

Where these are internet payments, A requests the payment and the request is then passed to B and/or C who has to authorise it. Hello Roger. Does the software prevent A authorising their own payment ? Of more concern for chess clubs is that most are set up as Unincorporated Associations which usual...
by E Michael White
Fri May 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 2877

Re: A level maths question

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:57 am
I have seen A level maths students solving equations with the aid of their programmable calculator and getting as far as something like cos x = 2 without grasping that something must have gone wrong. Cos is a button on a calculator, nothing more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C_XD_cCeeI