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by Angus French
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 6152

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

I'm going to do some commentary on tonight's final In live coverage events, is there anything other than honesty that prevents the players themselves listening in? Not really, no, but the same goes for any form of outside assistance. I won't be using a computer to assist me so watching would likely...
by Angus French
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3626
Views: 398085

Re: Media comments on chess

Neil Graham wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:13 pm
Martin Keown "You could say the full backs were like rooks couldn't you? ..."
Not heard that before and I think I like it.
by Angus French
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 302
Views: 18930

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Relevant to discussions on re-starting over-the-board chess - and also to re-opening pubs and other facilities - are case studies on the transmission of the virus. This piece by Erin Bromage, a Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, is informative and not too technical. I note in p...
by Angus French
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9092

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

I'm not sure the quote from Finance Director's report can be read as implying that the upgrade charge will be the difference between the charges for the two categories. This is an important point, which I queried a while ago. It was answered conclusively at the recent Board meeting and Dave Thomas ...
by Angus French
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9092

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

So far as I can see it’s not currently possibly to upgrade from being a Supporter to, say, a Silver member for the difference in charge between the two – i.e. £27 - £10 = £17. You have to pay the full charge for Silver membership (on top of the already-paid Supporter charge). If you're right then t...
by Angus French
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9092

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

This is what we have sent to all the silver Members So far we have had some comments and I will reply to them in due course Dear ECF Silver member This email is from John Reyes and Keith Jones, ECF Silver Members’ reps. Firstly, we want to say that we hope all of you are safe and well and taking ca...
by Angus French
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9092

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

All the above documents are from here , from which we can see there is currently no: Finance Director's Report Budget and Management Accounts Spreadsheet Report by the Director of Membership on Predicted Membership Renewals 2020-21 which I assume will be the more interesting documents. Those are th...
by Angus French
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9092

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

All the above documents are from here , from which we can see there is currently no: Finance Director's Report Budget and Management Accounts Spreadsheet Report by the Director of Membership on Predicted Membership Renewals 2020-21 which I assume will be the more interesting documents. Those are th...
by Angus French
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 54
Views: 4167

Re: Membership Renewal

Documents for the Finance meeting are due out on Wednesday. I'll be interested to see how the accounts look and what expenditure and membership fees are proposed.
by Angus French
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 825
Views: 37791

Re: 4NCL Online

Re the latest cheating allegation and apologies if this information has already been provided but is it known whether the player's games failed both the lichess and the Ken Regan s/w tests? Have any appeals been lodged?
by Angus French
Thu May 28, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Fair Play Policy
Replies: 48
Views: 2492

Re: ECF Fair Play Policy

How would they stop multiple accounts? Not by IP address as you have multiple people needing accounts from one house, block of flats etc. If its by email (as you'd presume) then that's incredibly easy to work round. The same IP address as that of a banned account could, I suppose, warrant further i...
by Angus French
Thu May 28, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Fair Play Policy
Replies: 48
Views: 2492

Re: ECF Fair Play Policy

I think the ECF fair play policy is a very sensible outcome given the circumstances. The ECF has surrendered control as to who is barred from their events. Roger, This is simply not true, please read the fair play policy. If you're banned on chess.com, say, for receiving computer or other assistanc...
by Angus French
Thu May 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Fair Play Policy
Replies: 48
Views: 2492

Re: ECF Fair Play Policy

The version of the Fair Play policy which David identified has today been superseded by a new version at https://englishchessonline.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ECF-Online-Fair-Play-and-ACv2_1.pdfp So it has. I had initially assumed that it was just a question of a link having been put on the ...
by Angus French
Sat May 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 825
Views: 37791

Re: 4NCL Online

Is there a list of speakers? I only saw: Hosted by Stefan Löffler, Editor, ChessTech Part One: One-on-one interviews with leading figures to cover a range of relevant aspects. Salomėja Zaksaitė, FIDE Anti-Cheating Commission Ken Regan, University at Buffalo, New York Part Two: Questions and Answers ...
by Angus French
Wed May 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 16472

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

This blog post - written by a Comparative Immunologist and Professor of Biology - considers how the virus is transmitted and looks at several case studies. To quote: " Indoor spaces, with limited air exchange or recycled air and lots of people, are concerning from a transmission standpoint. We know ...