Search found 47 matches

by Susan Lalic
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support
Replies: 77
Views: 7063

Re: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support

Although surfacing 10 years ago it remains a current issue if pupils are still being disavantaged. Ignoring it seems unwise. The fact that only one school has fallen out with the UK Chess Challenge in its 13 year history is an acceptable rate in my view. The girls can qualify through any other chan...
by Susan Lalic
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support
Replies: 77
Views: 7063

Re: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support

Making "attacks" implies a malicious forward manouever (if I can put it that way), possible trying to incorrectly malign someone. I submit that I have merely spoken of what he (and others) has done, which is a very different situation. It needs to be dealt with head on and not swept under the carpe...
by Susan Lalic
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support
Replies: 77
Views: 7063

Re: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support

supporters in the SCCA
How can you drag the Surrey County Chess Association into your bizarre posting?
EPSCA and the UK Chess Challenge are both highly respected.
The fact that you cannot work with either says it all.
by Susan Lalic
Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 28610

Re: Champions' Names

It is Julia Baxendine.
She is a Mum at the same school my kids go to.
Seems to be spelt wrong with Bexendine.
Sorry, I see that has already been covered on later pages!
by Susan Lalic
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad
Replies: 300
Views: 22823

Re: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad

Did anyone notice that the finishing touches were not completed at the Elista venue? There were gaping holes in a few parts of the upper floors at the edges. It would not have passed a building inspection in most parts of the World. I stepped on a man hole cover whilst walking out in Elista, the cov...
by Susan Lalic
Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: World Youth Trials 2010
Replies: 226
Views: 15407

Re: World Youth Trials 2010

point my grade was 88 two years ago so i feel i am improving as fast as i can When I was a junior, I remember GM Neil McDonald making a quantum leap like Jasper has done. "Well done Jasper, keep doing whatever you are doing. You came very close to scoring against an IM on Sunday at Richmond. I hope...
by Susan Lalic
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 16980

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

Team A is leading Team B 8-7 in a county match. In the remaining game the A player's mobile rings. Under the present regulations that player loses and the final score is 8-8. Under the proposed system Team A is docked a point and the game continues. Suppose the B Player wins. Now the final score is...
by Susan Lalic
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 16980

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

John Saunders wrote:
Why truncate the game? There is no need to do this.
Totally agree. A fine, or some sort of point penalty system would be enough. The game being stopped is all out of proportion.

It is good to hear that the ECF will be putting forward alternative proposals.
by Susan Lalic
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 16980

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

Yes, but at least you gain rather than lose grading points in the game where the incident occurred. Strikes me that grading points being awarded due to mobile phone incidents could distort some gradings. If someone is winning 3 games in a season, and loses all 3 when his phone rings, he could be as...
by Susan Lalic
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 16980

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

How about a players loses the point, but the game continues for grading in the event of a phone going off? Any arguments or doubts can be sorted out after the match. Would you really want such a rule in a Swiss Tournament? Your opponent's phone rings, but you have to play on for grading purposes an...
by Susan Lalic
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 16980

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

Nobody is arguing that mobile phones shouldn't be turned off during play. The question is whether ludicrously disproportionate penalties are required. As has been argued repeatedly the London League does not abide by the "instant default" rule. And yet there is no widespread problem in the London L...
by Susan Lalic
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 16980

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

However, I feel it important to re-establish here that the purpose of the the recent correspondence was not for purpose of criticising Graeme's original decision, although much has been made of that. Yes, I feel he made the wrong decision - that is obvious. But I wasn't going to say much about that...
by Susan Lalic
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 16980

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

Nicholas arrives late for the match complaining that he had lost his phone. I was asked to ring it. If it rand, it was at home safe and sound. If it had been switched off, it had been nicked and needed blocking. Logical! I had to go upstairs to make the call, which I did around 20 minutes later hav...
by Susan Lalic
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile phone penalties.
Replies: 77
Views: 9924

Re: Mobile phone penalties.

Would the controller have defaulted the player, himself or just wait for the ground to swallow him up :shock: Thankfully that's a question that I did not have to answer! That's really funny. I never envisaged that scenario. However, Graeme Buckley's opponent was phoned at the board by an arbiter a ...
by Susan Lalic
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.
Replies: 288
Views: 16980

Re: Mobile Phone problems at local league level.

The ruling obviously gives the result that would, in the first place, have been given by any qualified controller (I would like to think). Scott, a few years ago I heard that a 2200 player's phone rang during a game in an International Tournament at CCF. The IM opponent claimed the game but was not...