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by E Michael White
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club bank accounts
Replies: 31
Views: 2434

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: 2434

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: 1495

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: 543

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: 2911

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: 2911

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: 21931

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: 2694
Views: 112187

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: 2434

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: 2434

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: 2700

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
by E Michael White
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2694
Views: 112187

Re: The English Language

What's the difference between challenging a file and challenging on a file? Neither of these is very meaningful as regards chess. The writer should probably write: - challenging for control of a file rather than the file itself as in your first phrase. The second phrase suggests the piece doing the...
by E Michael White
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 1496

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Of course in those days, we relied on Mr Babbage's Difference Engine for calculations, and that wasn't easily portable.
But then in those days you might have seen Ada Lovelace Byron ( poet Byron's daughter) working the equipment instead of Dave Clayton or Carl Hibbard !
by E Michael White
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 2694
Views: 112187

Re: The English Language

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:07 pm
No, I mean putting out your hand to try to catch, but just not quick and sudden.
to reach for
by E Michael White
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 6600

Re: Tournament Structures

I should mention at this point the real advantage of Swiss: it maximises information gained per result. I disagree with that statement if you mean with standard pairing methods. I think it's been mathematically proven that you can't improve on the information-per-result of Swiss. I doubt that one t...