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by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Help needed please
Replies: 27
Views: 3223

Re: Help needed please

I have spent many days at BCM researching for a book that is moving too slowly, (having to read 100 years worth of BCM takes time!), and John and his colleagues have been extremely helpful. Obviously, when I finally finish, the book will contain glowing tributes to those who helped etc.
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new twist on mobile Phones.
Replies: 180
Views: 17250

Re: A new twist on mobile Phones.

Erm, Am I missing something? I thought the complaint was that a 'phone made a noise?
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new twist on mobile Phones.
Replies: 180
Views: 17250

Re: A new twist on mobile Phones.

"You seem to be insinuating that "the people making the final decision" may be biased. Aren't you worried about attracting a complaint?" No and no - I'm thinking of an incident in one of the leagues where I was on the committee, where someone foolishly published information about an appeal before we...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new twist on mobile Phones.
Replies: 180
Views: 17250

Re: A new twist on mobile Phones.

"Your last point about aggravating people is not really relevant to the issue of making a complaint to a web host to have material removed."

But is relevant to the initial subject matter of this thread...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new twist on mobile Phones.
Replies: 180
Views: 17250

Re: A new twist on mobile Phones.

Re -the web host. Emails are covered by copyright, so the web host's concern is understandable. Also the presence of a comment about somebody's honesty could attract a suit for libel, and the web host would certainly be worried if they thought they could be co-defendants! That's why they have terms ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A new twist on mobile Phones.
Replies: 180
Views: 17250

Re: A new twist on mobile Phones.

"Of course we then can get into issues about properly offering draws, etc, which was an issue that could have been an issue in one of our FIDE club championship matches last week. "

And indeed in one of the FIDE League matches the previous week!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 30840

Re: What am I doing?

Stewart wrote "To get the same depth of coverage, we need a major event or a major scandal. "

Scott wrote "I assume this is not an invitation for someone to come up with a scandal........!!!! "

There have been major scandals, but there is usually a serious attempt at a cover up...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender
Replies: 104
Views: 8878

Re: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender

"It's strange that the e2e4 events (Uxbridge, Amersham etc.) with broadly the same approach of using a "conference centre" hotel should attract a different demographic whereby the Open gets so many entries that accelerated pairings have to be used, whereas the lower sections are relatively thinly su...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender
Replies: 104
Views: 8878

Re: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender

Having spent a week or so actually playing chess, I feel impelled to comment about something. I don't think 4NCL "serves the interests of 'Watford Gap South'". There are more players from the South playing in 4NCL, but not because it is aimed at them, there are just more players. One thing that put ...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: FIDE Rule 10.2 misconceptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12030

Re: FIDE Rule 10.2 misconceptions

Alex Holowczak wrote: I don't see what I did wrong. :?
Neither do I (based on your description of events...)
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proxy votes for CJ, Adam etc
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

Re: Proxy votes for CJ, Adam etc

Thanks John (sorry for the extra work!)
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Where are the chess sets?
Replies: 76
Views: 20261

Re: Where are the chess sets?

"This is possibly the single most important area the new ECF will have to look at; how to communicate with and relate to the needs of chessplayers young and old all over the country."

Absolutely right - but I would have thought that should have been the aim since 1904!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proxy votes for CJ, Adam etc
Replies: 15
Views: 2189

Re: Proxy votes for CJ, Adam etc

I received a communication from Peter Wilson and he says I can publish this (I have corrected a couple of typos as he wrote it just before dashing off somewhere). "I have asked for a card vote to be taken for each and every position which comes up for election at the Oct. 2009 ECF Council Meeting. I...
by Kevin Thurlow
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Face transplants
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Face transplants

"The last time I called the ECF office I was met with "What did you say your name was?" I am know I am not David Beckham but I thought at least the English Chess Federation might have an idea..." Perhaps they were struck with awe that you had descended from Olympus to speak to them! But your first i...
by Kevin Thurlow
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: En Passant incident...
Replies: 15
Views: 2640

Re: En Passant incident...

"Apparently, the player who forgot to remove the pawn when he captured it en passant wanted to remove it several moves later in the position they had then reached, and the opponent objected to this. It seems that neither player knew that they should go back to the position when the illegal move was ...