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by Chris Goodall
Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

Hi Chris. The difference between the scenarios you give is that for a mobile phone which emits a sound the penalty is prescriptive (i.e. the game is lost) whilst for most other offences the penalty is discretionary (for the arbiter to choose from a list defined in law 13.4). So whilst it's ok to sp...
by Chris Goodall
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

Jack and Alex - 13.4 states that "The arbiter can apply one or more of the following penalties..." so if the league conductor were to clearly state that in certain situations he would exercise his right not to apply any of the penalties, it would have the same effect as a rule change. That thought h...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

I hope everybody is strictly conforming with Article 8.7 of the FIDE Laws which starts "At the conclusion of the game both players shall sign both scoresheets, indicating the result of the game ...". In 15 years of playing evening league chess I haven't seen this done once, so presumably none of th...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Largest town without a chess club
Replies: 19
Views: 3408

Re: Largest town without a chess club

There's still a Dudley and District Chess League, no? And Mercia are within the Dudley conurbation - depends whether you count Sedgley as a suburb or a separate town.
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

I would assume that if the rule was brought in, the games shouldn't be graded, unless as Alex M mentioned that you move the opponent's clock down to 5 mins... A helpful comment! I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds that a reasonable assumption, given the ECF's requirement that games should be pl...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

I have to admit this thread is comical and pretty pointless Thank you for that input. As I have repeatedly stated, my question was about the effect of a hypothetical rule change on the eligibility of games for grading, not about whether it's a good idea, or whether myself or anyone else on this for...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Largest town without a chess club
Replies: 19
Views: 3408

Re: Largest town without a chess club

What on earth happened to Sunderland YMCA, then?? :shock: :shock: Um, they folded, as did Mowbray Park. The fact that a city with a Premier League football club can't apparently support a chess club does get remarked upon from time to time. There are chess players in Sunderland, but so far there ha...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Largest town without a chess club
Replies: 19
Views: 3408

Re: Largest town without a chess club

Sunderland. 2001 population 177,739, chess clubs 0. (There is a club within Sunderland borough , but the town it's in isn't counted in Sunderland's population, and to get there from the city you have to cross a couple miles of countryside.) And remaining within Sunderland borough: Washington, home o...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

Thanks for the pointer Sean, I shall get in touch with Adam. Secondly, and more importantly, where do you draw the line when tinkering with the laws? Mobile phones? Move scoring? Why not scrap en passant as it is a bit complicated? Or get rid of touch move? You see the dilemma. I do see the dilemma ...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

You haven't said whether your move rate is a straight G/x or n/y + z. It may make a small difference in that cessation of scoring in the n bit can be more of a problem than in the final z phase of the game. We play G/90, and yes, I agree that this change would be more problematic if we played with ...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

I didn't want to get bogged down in a debate about whether this specific proposal was a good or bad idea. Alex, although you may not see a single good reason why you do not need to record your game, there are obviously certain people who do, including the USCF (thanks Michael for that tip-off - I've...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

Seam: why do you think this would be a dangerous path to go down? The variations on the mobile phone law are one of the examples that have been cited as evidence that local competitions have the right to disregard FIDE rules. Allowing the use of descriptive rather than algebraic notation is another ...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Re: Local modifications to FIDE rules

The logic would be that a) because one player ends up recording fewer moves in total than the other, that player spends less time over the course of the game recording moves and more time thinking, which gives an unfair advantage to the player who has mismanaged his or her clock time b) there has ne...
by Chris Goodall
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Local modifications to FIDE rules
Replies: 47
Views: 5464

Local modifications to FIDE rules

evening all! Chris Wardle here, Northumbria League Conductor. I have a question: The ECF requires that games submitted for grading be played under the FIDE laws of chess. http://grading.bcfservices.org.uk/help.php#notes The FIDE laws of chess state that "A member federation is free to introduce more...