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by Paul Buswell
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the best software to run Swiss tourneys?
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: What is the best software to run Swiss tourneys?

I echo that question. I've used various foreign shareware but not with complete confidence. I have looked at Tournament Director and would have paid, but baulked at being invited to load a fix to make it compatible with our version of Windows - I want something to load and run, the IT aspect I just ...
by Paul Buswell
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 36615

Re: No news is bad news

I found Martin Regan's posting credible and helpful. I do wish he had stayed longer as ECF CEO - I think it behoved him to take his issues to ECF Council. It seems to me that blame for the present fiasco lies fairly and squarely with those who went public with the plan when neither contract nor infr...
by Paul Buswell
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: USCF legal imbroglios
Replies: 4
Views: 2298

USCF legal imbroglios

There was a thread a while ago about the legal battles within the USCF. An amended lawsuit now alleges that Susan Polgar and a chess associate hacked into the e-mail account of someone on the other side of the disputes. At least the ECF's not gone down that route yet. http://www.westernchess.com/hol...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 36615

Re: No news is bad news

Paul, What on earth makes you think I am not in full possession of the facts ? Andrew Andrew: No idea whether you actually are or are not. But as your post said that you would be seeking immediate clarification from Holloid Plastics I think a reasonable reader would assume that you are not , and in...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 36615

Re: No news is bad news

Andrew: I suggest that it would be wise for you to be silent on this topic until you have met Holloid Plastics and can report from knowledge rather than from speculation. Your post, after the first paragraph, seemed to be rather shooting from the hip. If I were the incoming boss at Holloid Plastics ...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The grass is not greener . . .
Replies: 5
Views: 1554

Re: The grass is not greener . . .

I've been following it for a year or more on the google group rec.games.chess.politics and, more recently, in the moderated Polgar forum www.chessdiscussion.com I don't propose to try to explain it all, even if I thought I could, as that way lies madness. It is just a shambles exacerbated by a raft ...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Rule 10.2 and "by normal means"
Replies: 123
Views: 10560

Re: FIDE Rule 10.2 and "by normal means"

That's why I gave up being a BCF arbiter years and years ago: my playing strength, never over 125 at the best of times, wasn't up to making 10.2 decisions, so I stopped. I still act as arbiter in various internal club events, graded, but never with 10.2 in operation. PB Whilst some arbiters are or w...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Rule 10.2 and "by normal means"
Replies: 123
Views: 10560

Re: FIDE Rule 10.2 and "by normal means"

Sean: ECF/CAA confirm your interpretation. I shall ask them to seek a change in the wording to make that crystal clear, as I don't think it is. regards Paul Buswell I accept that the prefatory wording of 10 has the potential for ambiguity but I feel that the inference to be drawn is that 10 does not...
by Paul Buswell
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Rule 10.2 and "by normal means"
Replies: 123
Views: 10560

Re: FIDE Rule 10.2 and "by normal means"

I accept that the prefatory wording of 10 has the potential for ambiguity but I feel that the inference to be drawn is that 10 does not apply to rapidplay. I shall e-mail the ECF to seek clarification... It's worth noting that 10.2 is not applied in France. Members of the Hastings & St. Leonards clu...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Rule 10.2 and "by normal means"
Replies: 123
Views: 10560

Re: FIDE Rule 10.2 and "by normal means"

Surely 10.2 doesn't apply in the case given by the original poster?

10.2 specifically relates to quickplay finishes; the poster describes this as a rapidplay game.

Paul Buswell