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by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 15683

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

David I totally agree with you, I just think people are not living in the real world anymore it's total nonsense to say the least. As far as I am concerned anyone that drinks whilst playing should get an immediate ban from the league for a certain period of time. It's unacceptable and is a bad role ...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 8981

Re: Adjournments and Adjudication

Thank you for your support I will create a petition in due course. I think this is important to do, funny enough alex, there is a reasonable amount of juniors. But of course there are more older people than play in the league. I will do my best at this and then forward it onto the AGM! I mean I know...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 15683

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

THERE IS A SAINT!!! Thank you ben, it seems that there is a "god" after all; I am glad someone agrees with me on this particular case I am with you 100% that chess is not the appropriate place to drink You at work today ben or you got the day off. People should look to you as, you use to drink and n...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Karpov candidate for FIDE president
Replies: 122
Views: 12567

Re: Karpov candidate for FIDE president

I believe, Karpov should be nominated as the Fide President on the basis; that he is extremely experienced and he has been so successful as a chess player on that basis in contrary to this he has achieved and been playing competitive chess for abosolutely years, in addition I don't actually know muc...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 8981

Re: Adjournments and Adjudication

Thank you, Anthony so are you allowed to take notes with you whilst your playing then! and refer to them whilst playing or Have I misunderstood you entirely!

Matt.
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 15683

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

Paul I appreciate your concern, I am not saying that, people can by drinks without needing to buy alcohol, I know this because I am a member of a chess club that is rented and it's a social cody club. I feel like people are deflecting my opinion. I am 18 years old, I don't smoke atall, and I am givi...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 15683

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

This could be resolved ben, your not looking at the bigger picture they would have certificates for this and it wouldn't be an issue because all diabetics should be registered anyhow. And by the way congradulations on your Graduate Level 2 qualification. Ben if you think 196 ECF is a patzer then wha...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 8981

Re: Adjournments and Adjudication

I don't think there is enough or enough views on this otherwise the ECF would have banned this along time ago. There needs to be a partition to get to many people to back my argument for this to be banned. Fide have done this why don't ECF. Are they worried they will lose money or loose members of t...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 15683

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

Hi Ben, Yes I agree with you on one point which is chess is a "Mental" board game, it's not a sport purely because your not doing anything physical same with snooker, darts etc etc; it's a game. I however totally disagree drugs and alcohol do not help your chess, and therefore shouldn't be consumed,...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Godwin's Law
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: The Morphy Game: The Duke of Brunswick did not play it!

Bobby Fischer said himself "I am not a genius I Am a all round genius" The reclusive said this he also said "I object to being called a chess genius, because I consider myself to be an all around genius, who just happens to play chess, which is rather different. A piece of garbage like Kasparov migh...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 15683

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

Well I think smoking should be banned too, I must admit my opinions are somewhat strict but it's for the best within chess Paul I was indirectly implying that I have played drunken knights before! I think the long term benefits would be worth the expense of introducing these rules! Regards Matt.
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 15683

Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

Hello Again, I am writing about another issue this time in which I believe to be a big problem at the lower levels of chess! I will have to be careful regarding this subject due to my lack of comprehension on the rules and what it states of "alcoholism". I don't know if there are any mandatory rules...
by matt_ward
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjournments and Adjudication
Replies: 149
Views: 8981

Adjournments and Adjudication

I have got a "old fairy" and it does tend to find it's way up alot on the ECF chess forum; Although I feel obliged to say my view in the matter. I have been thinking and it's brought to my attention that I think Adjournments and Adjudication should no longer be an option in any of the Ameteur League...