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by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Data Protection
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Data Protection

I've just remembered - the ECF Championships demanded dates of birth for entrants, but still managed to put over age players into Junior events. I did ask if this had happened on the other thread, but nobody answered for some reason. So, obviously it did. You do wonder why the info is needed if it i...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: General Election
Replies: 309
Views: 21089

Re: General Election

"You are referring to Tower Hamlets, Christopher - long a political snake-pit..."

Actually that's a bit generous!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Data Protection
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Data Protection

A former colleague in chess organising quite clearly has breached the DPA, so it does happen. (He took a copy of our database and then used it to advertise his events.) The simple thing to do with a request for date of birth is to just ignore it. If they pursue the matter, ask why they need it.
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: This may interest Andrew Martin....
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: This may interest Andrew Martin....

One reason Polgar's "record" was not accepted by Guinness was that you need independent people monitoring the event. They were not present, although you would think that her team would have known of the requirement...

Endurance events do allow a 5 minute break per hour.
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Board Appointments
Replies: 23
Views: 2676

Re: Board Appointments

"Non-Executive Chairman – Mike Gunn Mike is experienced in chess organisations and the responsibilities of chairman. He is an active player, qualified arbiter and President of the Southern Counties Chess Union." Mike is certainly experienced at occupying the post of chairman, and he does now norma...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010
Replies: 334
Views: 35128

Re: 2nd London Chess Classic 2010

I've been looking at the schedule for the "Open" and there are five different start times during the event, which only lasts nine rounds. Rd 1 - 14.30, Rd 2 - 16.30, Rd 3 - 14.30, Rd 4 - 14.30, Rd 5 - 14.30, Rd 6 - 1000, Rd 7 - 1600, Rd 8 - 14.30 and Rd 9 - 1230. I know the last round always starts ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2010 Annual General Meeting
Replies: 198
Views: 10916

Re: 2010 Annual General Meeting

"Actually, I'm thinking back on past issues of CHESS and BCM (the two chess magazines I subscribe to) and I'm wondering exactly how extensive the coverage of BCF/ECF AGMs has been and if not covered, why not? " If you look at "Chess" when BH Wood was editor he frequently commented on BCF AGMs, and t...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings memorabilia?
Replies: 25
Views: 4880

Re: Hastings memorabilia?

"Is the spelling for (27) definitely Michell, or did you mean Mitchell? " Yes, Edith Tapsell married the very fine player Reginald Pryce (or Price, can't remember which) Michell. In 1922 he won the Major Open, when there was no British Championship because a rather impressive international tournamen...
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings memorabilia?
Replies: 25
Views: 4880

Re: Hastings memorabilia?

(5) Keene photo - Robert Byrne and N Krogius were in the Premier that year, so it could be them... looks as if it might be near the Queens Hotel? (11) Er, probably Milko Bobotsov! (27) probably Edith Michell (nee Tapsell), born 1872 ish - died 1951. She was British Women's Champion and a high finish...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of Civil Service Chess
Replies: 16
Views: 2086

Re: History of Civil Service Chess

"Bit of an old thread, but one question I have, since I didn't realise the full name was "London Civil Service, Post Office & Municipal Chess League", is whether this has always been the full name of the league? " London Civil Service & Municipal Chess League started in 1904 and at some stage change...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Certificate of Merit
Topic: New CoM functionality
Replies: 6
Views: 3460

Re: New CoM functionality

"I even spelt "practice" correctly this time."

but not "sincerely"...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL
Replies: 17
Views: 4134

Re: 4NCL

"no doubt by approaching an arbiter before the start of play and waving cash or a cheque book to get attention."

Or food?
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Copying and re-selling chess DVDs
Replies: 121
Views: 13839

Re: Copying and re-selling chess DVDs

"Technically recording TV is illegal, on VHS; or Radio, on tape" No it isn't... Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988 (as amended) 70 Recording for purposes of time-shifting (1) The making in domestic premises for private and domestic use of a recording of a broadcast solely for the purpose of enabli...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Copying and re-selling chess DVDs
Replies: 121
Views: 13839

Re: Copying and re-selling chess DVDs

I'm informed by someone who knows that if you copy copyrighted material and sell it on, the maximum penalty is ten years imprisonment.
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new twist on mobile Phones.
Replies: 180
Views: 15909

Re: A new twist on mobile Phones.

"5.0 Unplayed games 5.1 Whether these occur because of forfeiture or any other reason, they are not counted. Any game where both players have made at least one move will be rated." Unfortunately, that is ambiguous, as it doesn't say that any game where "both players have not made one move will not b...