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by Martin Crichton
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Eurovision Song Contest

oh dear just read the uk finished second last ....what gimic will the UK try next year? maybe send a plastic Mancunian?
by Martin Crichton
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sanctions for those proven to have cheated?
Replies: 72
Views: 9704

Re: Sanctions for those proven to have cheated?

Sorry for any confusion Sean The jist of my gripe is with the ECF!!..... sending the kid a Warning Letter...that's what got my back up... You did the absolute correct thing and at least sent out a message that that sort of behaviour will not be tolerated in your tournaments Regards Martin
by Martin Crichton
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sanctions for those proven to have cheated?
Replies: 72
Views: 9704

Re: Sanctions for those proven to have cheated?

Jack... quote...He was ruled to have lost the game and was immediately disqualified from the tournament. That an adequate punishment for cheating in your book?...unquote Of course that is not an adequate punishment...It is a given that the kid knew he would be immediately disqualified from the tourn...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sanctions for those proven to have cheated?
Replies: 72
Views: 9704

Re: Sanctions for those proven to have cheated?

I heard the story from one of my chess friends last night that a 14 year old junior was caught red handed cheating at a recent e2e4 event... I was told that his opponent became very suspicious of the perfect moves he was playing when he got up from the board every single time that it was his move an...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: no recognition for finalists
Replies: 38
Views: 8202

Re: no recognition for finalists

Detailed response below from my team captain and Middlesex open team captain....Anthony Fulton (19-02-2011) Martin, You have certainly stirred up a hornets nest!!! Your response and those echoing you shows the short-sightedness of the ECF, and yes even if there may not have been too many dissenting ...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: no recognition for finalists
Replies: 38
Views: 8202

Re: no recognition for finalists

good to see some interesting comments on the topic...here is my updated feedback...perhaps more food for thought? so far..... Alex mentioned that perhaps he was of the opinion that such prizes were perhaps only suitable for juniors and that adults ought not to be too bothered about such things. Alex...
by Martin Crichton
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: no recognition for finalists
Replies: 38
Views: 8202

Re: no recognition for finalists

sccu? what is sccu ...don't answer that...
most people dont know or care... my post is about the national championships of the country.
by Martin Crichton
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: no recognition for finalists
Replies: 38
Views: 8202

Re: no recognition for finalists

the bigger picture... ah yes I can see it now..... if every player had my view... there would be a nice big empty basketball court in Leicester on July 2nd 2011 :) I don't give a monkeys about the £500 the ECF needs to find... Football players, Rugby players , Cricket players get very nice recognit...
by Martin Crichton
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: no recognition for finalists
Replies: 38
Views: 8202

no recognition for finalists

yes that was the disgraceful case in the 2010 finals in Leicester... I was disgusted to only learn on the day a few minutes before the event that there would be no medals or trophies for any of the compeditors last year. Had I known in advance I would never have bothered to make the journey from Lon...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London withdraws bid for 2012 World Championship
Replies: 42
Views: 4136

Re: London withdraws bid for 2012 World Championship

an excerpt from a feedback email that I sent to one of the organisers is below....at least Gelfer's open letter throws a lot of light on the matter of some of the background politics..... just had a quick read of Gelfer's response to the withdrawal of the London bid.... I am very sympathetic to Gelf...
by Martin Crichton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Barbican 1996 and Slough 1997 Affairs
Replies: 26
Views: 4463

Re: The Barbican 1996 and Slough 1997 Affairs

The Slough 1997 affair was a most interesting affair indeed.... I shall enlighten those reading this post this eve some time when I return home from work later. I was the main witness! I came across this forum / discussion by chance. there were many participants and villians in this affair... Adams,...