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by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January 2014 Grades
Replies: 104
Views: 20079

Re: January 2014 Grades

I agree with David and Mike. I think an 'A' grade should be derived from all the results of the last 12 months, not the most recent 30. Totally agree. I want my July grade to reflect all my results from the past 'season'. The January grades serve no useful purpose. The county championships use the ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lecture Course
Replies: 60
Views: 11185

Re: Lecture Course

How about one of the greatest tournaments of all, Nottingham 1936, which included the world's top 8 players?
by Dragoljub Sudar
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections Sham?
Replies: 26
Views: 4181

Re: ECF Elections Sham?

The problem for the poll regarding changing the franchise is that no one is prepared to stick their necks out to explain why their preferred choice is best. Not quite true Paul, I have. See page 2 of the other thread. This election was not a sham and was perfectly legitimate under our current syste...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Preferred option for electoral reform?
Replies: 48
Views: 3573

Re: Preferred option for electoral reform?

Member > County > Board County Reps directly elected (i.e. OMOV at county level) with number of votes at AGM proportional to electorate in that county. Every member has to declare on the membership application which county he wishes to represent him/her. What if nobody in the county stands as rep? S...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF voting arrangements
Replies: 148
Views: 6669

Re: ECF voting arrangements

Getting back to the point of this thread, as long as the principal of each member being represented just once is maintained then Angus' suggestion has merit. If Andrew wanted to be represented by the Scarborough organisers rather then his county rep, then fair enough. What we need to do is move away...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF voting arrangements
Replies: 148
Views: 6669

Re: ECF voting arrangements

What would be the point of using "counties", though? Under this system, I could declare for Kent if I didn't like my county delegate. Each member wouldn't be represented by one body, they'd be represented by a human being of their choice. It would just be that each county nominates 1 human being to...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF voting arrangements
Replies: 148
Views: 6669

Re: ECF voting arrangements

We could easily simplify the voting process. Each member should be represented by just one body and not several as is the case currently. Require every member to declare which county he 'belongs to' and give counties votes proportional to the number of members they represent. Get rid of votes for ev...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM
Replies: 524
Views: 28174

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Sean, Thanks for your reply on page 31. In principle, I too would favour OMOV although I'm not sure how well it would work in practice, but I agree that a thorough review of voting rights is due. Each member should only be represented once but members are currently potentially 'represented' numerous...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM
Replies: 524
Views: 28174

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

Sean, I think that's an unfair question because, as Angus says, that's between him and his organisation. What I would like to know is why do congress organisers get a vote? They don't represent anyone at all. For example, who do you consult before casting your Atkins vote and your e2e4 votes? I've p...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: REGULATIONS ON REGISTRATION & LICENSING OF PLAYERS
Replies: 185
Views: 11163

Re: REGULATIONS ON REGISTRATION & LICENSING OF PLAYERS

There's a very distinctive 3rd set of player: Those, probably the majority of us, who don't give a stuff about FIDE ratings. I didn't enter e2e4 Nottingham Major because it was a FIDE rated event, but despite it being one. I entered because it was a local tournament and I fancied playing and meeting...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does your play improve with alcohol consumption?
Replies: 29
Views: 3194

Re: Does your play improve with alcohol consumption?

Yes!

Some years back David Levens called me a 'pub player' - I regard that as a compliment!

Hey John, we could fix it so that we play against each other when Gambit 1 plays Gambit 2 in 3 weeks time; how about 1/2 pint every time a piece is taken?
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership renewals
Replies: 44
Views: 6760

Re: Membership renewals

Based on my experience, no doubt the next sequence of events will be for your name to disappear entirely from the membership list tomorrow, only to reappear on Thursday.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 38706

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

...but it is not as though the higher rated (adult) player has any proper business playing in the British at all What on earth is that supposed to mean? I don't know the player Jonathan is referring to, but if he's qualified for the British then he's perfectly entitled to play, regardless of his gr...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Lazy questions
Replies: 16
Views: 4064

Re: Lazy questions

It's not really surprising why the u100 section has seen so many defaults. The 'u100' section is too low since the grades were 'upgraded'. The regular players who used to be graded u100 are now graded 100+ and the current <100 grade adult players are those who used to be graded <70 so are likely to ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the optimum frequency for grading lists?
Replies: 72
Views: 4508

Re: What is the optimum frequency for grading lists?

I prefer the annual intervals. Most players just play league chess plus maybe one or two chess congresses, so for them an annual grade makes sense and keeps things nice and simple. I fully understand that FIDE need to update more regularly (as they do in Tennis etc) but the ECF grade is more relevan...