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by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ideas to Improve Chess overall in this country.
Replies: 180
Views: 10922

Re: Ideas to Improve Chess overall in this country.

I did not learn to play chess till i was 36 years old so my ambitions are a bit more limited i want to get a grade of 150 if i had not had a terrible Jan my next published grade would have been about 140ish.When i get to 150 then i will reasses my ambitions. Now that is interesting. 36 is very late...
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ideas to Improve Chess overall in this country.
Replies: 180
Views: 10922

Re: Ideas to Improve Chess overall in this country.

From memory Graham Lilley beat Tony in round one. Yep. I think Tony pushed too hard for the win and ended up getting beat. Ok I got the odds wrong but that was not even my point. The point was more these teams were given no chance. On the contrary, judging by the odds. And York beat Man Utd 3-0 at ...
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ideas to Improve Chess overall in this country.
Replies: 180
Views: 10922

Re: Ideas to Improve Chess overall in this country.

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:It is even possible to end up playing a GM if you lose in the first round.
I once lost (to Lawrence Cooper, as it happens) in the first round of an Open in Wolverhampton, and found myself playing Tony Miles in the second.
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ideas to Improve Chess overall in this country.
Replies: 180
Views: 10922

Re: Ideas to Improve Chess overall in this country.

Lee Bullock wrote: Who would of said Crawley could get a draw at Old Trafford? And didn't York also do the same? Stevenage etc v Newcastle. These teams were probably given odds of 200-1 and did it
Stevenage were 13/2.

Crawley were 10/1 the draw but actually lost.

York didn't "do the same".
by JustinHorton
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tal Memorial
Replies: 286
Views: 13617

Re: Tal Memorial

Double delayed?
by JustinHorton
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tal Memorial
Replies: 286
Views: 13617

Re: Tal Memorial

Richard Bates wrote:Anyone got a list of the number of times one individual has beaten two 2800s in the same tournament? Can't have happened very often?
I was wondering when an English player last beat two players of such stature in the same tournament.
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 32872

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

Mind you, you could probably close the thread here without too much damage.
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 32872

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

Sure, but what can you do? Many or most things we discuss involve reference to previous events, about which they are nearly always unresolved differences. You can't really avoid substantial repetition. Andrew here repeats his view that the where's-the-invoices affair was adequately dealt with: I the...
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 32872

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

In point of fact I think some damage was done by the 2011 fiasco: the damage was done to the reputation of the ECF in general and to that of its officials, especially, but not only, the President. I'll repeat my view that it was not , ultimately, properly dealt with, though it doesn't matter so much...
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 32872

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

There is a simple truth; Should I, or any other person, offer to sponsor the ECF to the tune of £50K(CJ did not do that) each year and also stand for President I can wager a good size bet that Council would say great, take the money and elect that person. In addition, any opposition would be silen...
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 32872

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

Good. So two of the harshest critics have acknowledged that no one has actually been damaged by the extra sponsorship money found by CJ last year. Without a doubt, plenty of people have benefitted. And you really wonder why I accuse people of not being able to see the wood for the trees? Shorter Ni...
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 32872

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

Nothing has been damaged by the sponsorship as such, nor has anybody claimed that it has.

Quite serious problems, though, were caused by the way it was distributed. A report was written about it. Have you not seen it?
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 32872

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

In this context that doesn't mean anything at all. Unless it means "never mind good practice, show us the money". Does it mean that? If not, what does it mean?
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 32872

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

People who have "carped on" about 2011 have done so because money was distributed without proper records being kept, against all good practice and the ECF's own rules. It makes no sense to complain about the President of FIDE breaking his own rules, and then to be indulgent when the President of the...
by JustinHorton
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Arbiters to suffer???
Replies: 482
Views: 32872

Re: English Arbiters to suffer???

Andrew Farthing wrote:The decision to proceed was supported by a large majority, with one vote against and one abstention (non-response).
Out of interest, who voted against and who abstained?