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by Wilf Arnold
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would this help to generate interest in chess
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Would this help to generate interest in chess

I came across a poster for this today

http://www.battlevschess.com/en/

anyone tried or heard of it?
by Wilf Arnold
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Karpov FIDE presidential campaign
Replies: 21
Views: 2228

Re: Karpov FIDE presidential campaign

Good point.
by Wilf Arnold
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Karpov FIDE presidential campaign
Replies: 21
Views: 2228

Re: Karpov FIDE presidential campaign

Chessbase is reporting that the Ilyumzhinov ticket will be allowed to stand: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6706 I note that the 'winners' also state "Despite this positive outcome, FIDE deeply regrets the FIDE resources spent on its efforts to have this frivolous claim dismissed." ...
by Wilf Arnold
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Junior County Finals, Telford, 25th Sep
Replies: 31
Views: 2580

Re: Junior County Finals, Telford, 25th Sep

by Nick Thomas » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:02 am Alex Holowczak wrote:I can't remember who won, but Warwickshire came third in the Under 18s. My board 2 and 3 were in the same car - which broke down en route to Telford. :cry: Scoring 6/8 in round 1 to lead (we defaulted 2 and 3 thinking they were coming)...
by Wilf Arnold
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3243

Re: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?

I've remembered that the girl I mentioned earlier in the thread was Maya Haria. I'm sure Bob Jones did a piece about her in his blog in Liverpool. She passed the exam at 11 years old. However, since the 2008 British I've not heard of her 'on the circuit'. I hope this is just a case of different circ...
by Wilf Arnold
Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Pairing issues
Replies: 68
Views: 3704

Re: Swiss Pairing issues

In round 2, there were 14 players on 1/1. There were 10 white seekeers and 4 black seekers - so we know straight away that 3 black seekers will have to be unlucky and get a second black. Black seekers aren't unlucky to get a second black as that's what they're seeking! On the other hand white seeke...
by Wilf Arnold
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 51673

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

I'm not saying invite everyone, just a few based on grade maybe - just work down a list until you get however many acceptances you want. Well, that sort of happens already: 8) The Champion, or nominee, of each of the English Chess Unions. 9) One nominee of each of the English Counties practising th...
by Wilf Arnold
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 51673

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

Incidentally, although I am unlikely to play the British anyway, I believe I have to qualify despite being an IM because of my lowly rating. There are no doubt other IMs below the rating threshold too who are unable to play without pre qualifying. Maybe the organising committee can do a Wimbledon a...
by Wilf Arnold
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 114426

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Out of curiosity: had those commenting on this thread been on the Appeals Committee, what would they have argued there? It's hard to say without the full facts - who told who what and when would be part of my weighing up. The chances are the call would've been dealt with by the Office, and without ...
by Wilf Arnold
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 114426

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Someone getting 4 blacks in a row, appeals committees, errors in the website, dodgy sensory boards.

I don't know, I leave it to you guys for one year and look what happens.

I'm off for another beer.

Prost!

:D
by Wilf Arnold
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3243

Re: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?

:) This young whipper-snapper be me :) I'll hopefully still be 14 when i get these 2 "norms", as hoping to get them this year, if not start of next year, since my birthday is quite late on for my age, I'd hopefully still be 14 :D It's good to see someone of this age join the arbiting community. I h...
by Wilf Arnold
Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3243

Re: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?

Ian Thompson wrote:I can't beat that, but I can name another young player who has passed the exam - George Tunstall, who passed last year at the age of 15 :), scoring 1 mark more than I did in the exam :shock:.
Exam are much easier these days!

Eh when I were a lad.......
by Wilf Arnold
Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3243

Re: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?

At the British Championship this week, Thomas Thorpe (14 years old) passed the arbiter's exam. He just requires two further "norms" to become a fully qualified arbiter (i.e. reports from senior arbiters). I think this is great; we go on about not having young players, but people don't notice the la...
by Wilf Arnold
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 114426

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

The correct way to deal with the DGT boards at the conclusion of the game is to stop the clocks make an illegal move such as removing a pawn from the board put the kings in the centre to indicate the result. White square if White won, black if Black won, one of each colour if a draw. Then the game ...
by Wilf Arnold
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: Obituaries

I think I'd go a step further and make it a separate Forum, so that individuals could have their own Topic.