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by Andy Howie
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014
Replies: 267
Views: 16084

Re: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014

So is there a definitive/agreed FIDE position or not on whether a licenced arbiter does actually need to be present at a FIDE rated event, or whether it's OK for him/her to be at the end of a telephone? As Nick says, the answer is yes if it is a norm event, but no otherwise. The ECF have an email f...
by Andy Howie
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone got a DGT board for home use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Anyone got a DGT board for home use?

I have a usb board and connect to playchess.com through the interface or ICC/FICS with a third party program. Works really well to be honest
by Andy Howie
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone got a DGT board for home use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: Anyone got a DGT board for home use?

Yes I have one. No good for anything less than 15 minutes per side. I used to play in an online league where the time control was 60+15s and it was really good for that
by Andy Howie
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: April fools day jokes
Replies: 16
Views: 1863

Re: April fools day jokes

A few years ago, April 1 was on the Edinburgh Congress weekend and I was doing the live board for it as well as arbiting. For the morning session I slipped in a couple of players that were not there and manually entered the Immortal game. Got quite a few bites with that one!
by Andy Howie
Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Year Honours List 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: New Year Honours List 2014

good grief, someone from Chess getting a gong. Fantastic news
by Andy Howie
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 96504

Re: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begi

BDO at their best. According to Lakeside he is 6th, Either that or they have not updated yet (which given they have done the draw...)

http://www.lakesideworlddarts.co.uk/profiles.php
by Andy Howie
Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 96504

Re: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begi

The BDO 1st prize in 1993 was £30,000 and rose to £46,000 in 2001. It's £100,000 now. (The prize money for the runner-up has only doubled in that time.) The PDC as it became had a 1st prize of £16,000 in 1993, rose only to £33,000 in 2001. So the PDC wasn't really succeeding until Hearn came a...
by Andy Howie
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 96504

Re: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begi

And on who to vote for. Well I have spent three months trying to get answers from the Kasparov team on questions for a Council meeting we have coming up. No one wants to communicate. With no evidence, it is going to be hard to convince people to vote for them so we may be voting for Kirsan
by Andy Howie
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begins
Replies: 1087
Views: 96504

Re: Kasparov vs Ilyumzhinov: the FIDE Presidency battle begi

Can I just correct a few posters about the Darts PDC thing. The split took place in 1993 when 16 players ( From memory it was Taylor, Priestly, Harrington, Lowe, Warriner, Bristow, Wilson, Anderson, Harvey, Lazerenko, Deller, Gregory and a couple of others who I can't remember, I helped to organize ...
by Andy Howie
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 0
Views: 1403

Scarborough Congress

by Andy Howie
Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Match abandoned
Replies: 26
Views: 3056

Re: Match abandoned

I can remember playing quite a few matches against Holy Cross up here when there was bagpipe practice in the next room. Oddly did not bother us.

There was one match against Bearsden where there was a Choir practice in the building. That was really good to play chess with. :D
by Andy Howie
Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short about Andrew Paulson, Agon, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
Replies: 41
Views: 5773

Re: Nigel Short about Andrew Paulson, Agon, Kirsan Ilyumzhin

John, I guess the argument goes something like this. The Presidential race between Kirsan and Kasparov could be close. It is rather unlikely than any countries in Western Europe will vote for Kirsan. Of all the countries in Western Europe perhaps England is most likely to vote for Kirsan (or more l...
by Andy Howie
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 99218

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

A technical investigation I have been doing at work recently got me thinking. I bet when they have been using signal blockers and scanners, they are using 2.4 GHz and 5GHz, no one has checked the 60GHz band which is fairly new. It is very fast but short ranged so would be perfect. Devices already ex...
by Andy Howie
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Arbiters' Association Website
Replies: 42
Views: 5580

Re: Chess Arbiters' Association Website

Chairman: Lara Barnes

HUH??? What can I say. Tisk tisk Alex!
by Andy Howie
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 99218

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

depends on the power of the computer used