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by David Sedgwick
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 8244

Re: Adjournments and Adjudication

The final Lloyds Bank event in 1994 was using digital clocks and a QP finish as did that year's British. I think 1994 was the first year the British didn't have adjournments, when did the Lloyds switch? I'm pretty sure Lloyds Bank used 40/2, 20/1 plus all/30 in 1992 when I first played in it but I ...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Chess Solving Championship 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: European Chess Solving Championship 2010

I am pleased to report that Great Britain are now the European Champions They're not, United Kingdom are the European Champions. :wink: I do try to be careful with this point. Let me endeavour to clarify. The British teams included solvers from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland (but not Wales ...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chief Executives Report
Replies: 68
Views: 4708

Re: Chief Executives Report

As a matter of interest; in those areas where sets have been delivered was the local chess association informed or asked to attend? Surrey County Chess Association was invited to the event at Wilson's School in June 2009. (Please see http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=846.) However, as ...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: John Robinson Trust
Replies: 70
Views: 7067

Re: John Robinson Trust

21 years! How did we sleep walk into that one? My recollection is that I was once told that the Permanent Invested Fund was established with this provision in 1929. That would mean that subsequent elections were held in 1950, 1971 and 1992, and that the next is due in 2013. This is consistent with ...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: World Youth Trials 2010
Replies: 226
Views: 15657

Re: World Youth Trials 2010

It helped too that Hans Olav Lahlum enthusiastically arranged tournaments at Gausdal and he has always been eager to give juniors the opportunity to play in challenging tournaments. Magnus benefited from this and has responded by playing in them even when he had a massive rating and could have made...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: World Youth Trials 2010
Replies: 226
Views: 15657

Re: World Youth Trials 2010

Leonard Barden wrote:Slightly off topic, Yang-Fan Zhou needs 1.5/2 against IM Richard Tozer and FM David Eggleston today at Coulsdon to achieve his second IM norm. No other English junior younger than David Howell has an IM norm yet.
Leonard Barden wrote:Good luck to my fellow Whitgiftian!
And the same from me.
by David Sedgwick
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: World Youth Trials 2010
Replies: 226
Views: 15657

Re: World Youth Trials 2010

Mike Truran wrote:Amen to that. No doubt the counter-argument from the ECF will be on its way toute suite.
Maybe it will, Mike, but not from me this time.

However, I have a question for you and Peter S. During the period when you were ECF Directors, did the policy which you favour operate under Claire?
by David Sedgwick
Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: World Youth Trials 2010
Replies: 226
Views: 15657

Re: World Youth Trials 2010

Does the cost of these things come out of the junior budget, or the international budget? The Junior Director's budget. If you look at the ECF Directors and Officers Responsibilities Regulations, you'll see that the responsibilities of the International Director specifically exclude events open onl...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Otto Hardy (1927-2010)
Replies: 14
Views: 4429

Re: Otto Hardy (1927-2010)

James Toon wrote:Alternatively you can find it at http://www.chessgames.com, although you now have to pay a fee to access the games themselves :(
I don't think that's right. I've just had no problem accessing the game for free.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Convincing endgame for a film, please.
Replies: 14
Views: 1719

Re: Convincing endgame for a film, please.

Well done, Jack - that seems to do the trick. (It's a lot better than the idea I was about to post.)

Alternatively, it looks to me as though the stipulation might be the ending of a helpmate. I can try to pursue that possibility if Jack's suggestion won't do for any reason.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: World Youth Trials 2010
Replies: 226
Views: 15657

Re: World Youth Trials 2010

My thanks to those who've alerted us that they contain information which shouldn't be there. I've made a point of saving the current documents in case that material disappears. As have I, it's very poor that those revisions should have been included :roll: Sure enough, the Budget Report is no longe...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Peter Lalic chess database
Replies: 35
Views: 7649

Re: Peter Lalic chess database

I couldn't open the cbv file, but I managed to locate and open the pgn version.

You seem to have taken particular pleasure in duffing up SCCA President Mike Gunn.

I wasn't ecstatic to read that Cherniaev is an idol of yours. I have to say that I think there are better role models.
by David Sedgwick
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Game Fee Hike
Replies: 218
Views: 9141

Re: Game Fee Hike

Redhill has a membership fee either of £20 per year plus £3 per attendance, or a one-off payment of £90 for the whole season. There are concessions for juniors etc, and we do not demand the annual subscription until someone has attended for several weeks. We don't want to put people off! The Sur...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Game Fee Hike
Replies: 218
Views: 9141

Re: Game Fee Hike

Paul, I was answering the following question put by Roger rather than David. A club needs to field a "retired" player in a league match to avoid a default. How would they fancy asking either the player or the club treasurer for 20 pounds?. If answering the question directly is obtuse then I'm guilt...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: John Robinson Trust
Replies: 70
Views: 7067

Re: John Robinson Trust

It's actually a matter for the BCF Council. If so desired, one or more of the trustees can be removed and replaced by a 75% majority at the BCF AGM. I suspect there is a debate needed which would address the issue :- Given that some of the funds associated with the national chess bodies are held ou...