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by Nick Grey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Senior opps 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: English Senior opps 2020

No wonder the average senior chess player is overweight.
daily full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner:
by Nick Grey
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 48
Views: 6697

Re: 2019-20 Season

Best to commute. I'm now hoping for a lift on sunday. That is my car driver has opponent default today.

Hoping that no one is getting this message with their phone going off.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Senior opps 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: English Senior opps 2020

It's about time we hosted an international Senior event.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Doppelgangers
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Membership Doppelgangers

I think it in efficient use of time to type in lots of information onto the website, and also creates opportunity for internet theft from my bank account. I congratulate for the ECF office on my annual phone call to pay. It took less than a minute to pay this this season. :D I cannot remember my use...
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Submitting events to the FIDE calendar

Paul also contact ECF, put into congress events here plus local clubs. Our web Publicity is Ed Mospan - we will be happy to put a link to promote local tournaments. Good luck. Nick
by Nick Grey
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3207

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

See you at the weekend. That both have tried an extra team this season is encouraging.
by Nick Grey
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Chess Day 20 July 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: World Chess Day 20 July 2020

I believe they say the same about football and cricket but in the real world the behaviour is exactly the opposite.
by Nick Grey
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4550

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

0-0 fine. Charge 100 for an appeal. 1,000,000 if for the world championship.

Sorry but badly drafted regulations on education funding issued on 19/12/19 have led to a correction issued 8/1/20. Plus a meeting with them on 13/1/20. Our work will have our cabinet members approval by 13/1/20 lunchtime.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4550

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

As an arbiter make a decision.
The player to make the move ought to be the one that resigned first.
Ensure you have appeal committee for your tournaments.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4550

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

As it was an ungraded and unrated game, and I was feeling kindly disposed, I scored it 0.5 - 0.5.

Perhaps Paul -FIDE Laws not applicable in this instance. But an interesting thread.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020
Replies: 169
Views: 7845

Re: Tata Steel 10th-28th Jan 2020

Banning headgear may be racist and earpieces is discrimination against those that have hearing aids. Yes that's me. Absence of clocks on the wall is a big zero at Olympia. I cannot wear a watch or jewellery. I think in certain areas the anti-cheating has gone too far. But if the penalties were lifet...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grading conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2650

Re: New grading conversions

I think the biggest issue is to get ECF Membership before getting a graded game when currently they an pay late in June 2020. Bronze members are a big part. I think 60 is better than 90. 100 is too high and 50 is too low for an adult. Anyway I hope to see you again at 4NCL soon.
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 4550

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Paul - that your interesting case is appears to be a junior event means I ought not have commented. I think the correct actions would have been to laugh, say you cannot both resign, stop the clocks and ask if they both want to continue. But seems other things happened. Explaining the right etiquette...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grading conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 2650

Re: New grading conversions

:D The half rating ought to have been set at 1150 not 1850. May equate to 60 ECF but has been ages since we assumed all new players were graded 90 which converts to 1375. 1850 is madness for a first result. Get the starting point right at 1150 please. :D
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3207

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

Yes that is nice. Let's hope not a single default on any board over the weekend. That's not too much is it?
War and Piece with the up float.