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by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

What was the point of the outgoing director responding, then, if his ultimate statement was that he was the outgoing director?
by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

c) If you mean the FIDE Guidelines for Organisers, they are really just a regurgitation of what is already stated in the FIDE Laws of Chess, but all of the things the organiser may vary are included in one short document, rather than mixed in with the rest of the FIDE Laws of Chess. So, your first ...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 pm
I can't comment on a) because it is no longer my responsibility.
Whilst true, a placatory statement would have said that you recognised the concern, and would pass it on to your successor.
by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

No, you are not mistaken. I printed out the page at the time (actually just over 4 pages) and added it to my arbiting loose leaf folder along with the FIDE Laws of Chess and other league stuff. If it will help your sanity I can scan it in and post. The relevant part was as follows Section A: Regula...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

"1. Games submitted to the ECF for grading must be played in accordance with the FIDE Laws of Chess, or as modified by the ECF Competition Rules." The reference should be to the Tournament Rules rather than Competition Rules, but I think it's clear that the ECF is not saying that. 1. Games submitte...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

]The CAA:
The actual start time, rather than the scheduled start time should be used to determine if a player has defaulted
Is this true?

If so, should FIDE not state this?
by Paul McKeown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Sadly, my post, typed on my phone, seems to have gotten lost. I am concerned on three issues: a) I seem to have missed the announcement that the ECF was changing its Tournament Rules. That is, no doubt, on me, but I would appreciate a commitment from the ECF that any future change to the Tournament ...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Thank you, Brian.
by Paul McKeown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Alex, with all respect due to your position within the world of arbiting and the ECF, I am sure that the ECF actually used to state a default default time on its website, which was as stated by the CAA. It might well be that I am wrong and my memory is mistaken, but I would take a little more than a...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

No idea, Roger. I'm rather puzzled.
by Paul McKeown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Searching the ECF website, using its search box, returns one interesting result, namely the page titled "English Chess Federation Tournament Rules", but dated 4th January 2016. The current version of that page, which says that the rules are effective from November 2017, however, does not appear to s...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 3858

ECF Tournament Rules

The Chess Arbiters Association documents its interpretations of the Laws of Chess in the following documents: http://www.chessarbitersassociation.co.uk/Laws2018.pdf The following is an excerpt concerning defaulting for absence: 6.7.1 The regulations of an event shall specify a default time in advanc...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 90
Views: 10439

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

Just received the following from the ECF: Dear Organiser An increasing number of English tournaments have been using the Swiss pairing program Swiss-Manager. After working with the program designer, Heinz Herzog, it now includes the facility to generate ECF grading files. The software will generate ...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 31
Views: 2775

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Personally I have minimal interest, at my age, in running weekend Swisses (though I did some big ones in the 1970s!) but want to be able to help out with team events (we host the Glorney next summer) and maybe later, if I get the FA, some international tournaments. My motivation is entirely concern...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 31
Views: 2775

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Paul is on the list of licensed NAs for Ireland so I expect the ICU accepted that he met the standard when acting in ECF events and didn't require him to sit the exam over here? Anyway as Paul is a licensed NA, I think he can run his tournaments and get them FIDE-rated without needing an FA, though...