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by Sean Hewitt
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2012 National Stages
Replies: 249
Views: 22790

Re: 2012 National Stages

Thanks for your response David. I wonder how we can improve matters because it may well be that other teams would have taken the nomination accepted by the defaulting county. As it is, 16 players who wanted a game are left without one and the defaulting county faces a £50 fine. I'm sure most counti...
by Sean Hewitt
Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Letter by ECF to a School 22/7/03
Replies: 115
Views: 10989

Re: Letter by ECF to a School 22/7/03

Personally I didn't think the BCF's reply was benign as it sided with the Education Authority against the family. Thanks for the background Roger. The letter does reveal who or what the 'other side' was. It simply said the school should decide how much time should be allowed for chess tuition, whic...
by Sean Hewitt
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2012 National Stages
Replies: 249
Views: 22790

Re: 2012 National Stages

I see there are defaults already. Why do counties accept a national stage nomination only to default?
by Sean Hewitt
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Letter by ECF to a School 22/7/03
Replies: 115
Views: 10989

Re: Letter by ECF to a School 22/7/03

Im uncomfortable with not debating subjects Paul many will agree with letter but lets debate issues out in the open not behind closed doors! or wrting of letters which then appear very hard to get hold of! I belive debating is good for all of us dont you? It would be helpful to those of us not inti...
by Sean Hewitt
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round-up 10/4/12
Replies: 11
Views: 2649

Re: International Round-up 10/4/12

Jack actually scored 5/9 in Dublin. Interesting that almost every English player gained rating points or broke even Ranking after round 9 - Players by fed ENG Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 IM Rudd, Jack 5.0 ENG M 2303 2302 +0.10 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ How is it possib...
by Sean Hewitt
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: New FIDE title recipients
Replies: 1
Views: 712

New FIDE title recipients

Congratulations to Jack Rudd and Alex Holowczak on being awared the FIDE Arbiter title.

http://arbiters.fide.com/arbiters-title ... norms.html
by Sean Hewitt
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: International Round-up 10/4/12
Replies: 11
Views: 2649

Re: International Round-up 10/4/12

Jack actually scored 5/9 in Dublin. Interesting that almost every English player gained rating points or broke even Ranking after round 9 - Players by fed ENG Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 GM Hebden, Mark L 7.5 ENG M 2514 2634 +1.33 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 2 GM Williams, ...
by Sean Hewitt
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Finance Council - Motion on International Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: Finance Council - Motion on International Rating

Sean, can you tell us what the current state of the Brighton results is? Have they yet been submitted to FIDE? Angus - 7 of the 8 sections were eventually submitted to FIDE on 28 February and rated by them on the March 1st list. The ECF never submitted the 8th section and Howard Grist resigned rath...
by Sean Hewitt
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Dublin International: April 5-9
Replies: 16
Views: 3411

Re: e2e4 Dublin International: April 5-9

tp://www.e2e4.org.uk/dublin/Apr2012/masters.htm]Masters[/url] Name nat T rat. MF tot Rc N W W-We 1st Hebden, Mark L ENG GM 2514 M 7.5 2361 9 7.5 1.33 € 600.00 2nd Williams, Simon K ENG GM 2506 M 7 2293 9 7 0.32 € 400.00 3rd= Astaneh Lopez, Alex IRL IM 2400 M 6.5 2322 9 6.5 1.24 € 100.00 3rd= V...
by Sean Hewitt
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: e2e4 Dublin Easter Congress
Replies: 0
Views: 1500

e2e4 Dublin Easter Congress

Masters Name nat T rat. MF tot Rc N W W-We 1st Hebden, Mark L ENG GM 2514 M 7.5 2361 9 7.5 1.33 € 600.00 2nd Williams, Simon K ENG GM 2506 M 7 2293 9 7 0.32 € 400.00 3rd= Astaneh Lopez, Alex IRL IM 2400 M 6.5 2322 9 6.5 1.24 € 100.00 3rd= Valeanu, Eduard-Andrei ROU 2461 M 6.5 2373 9 6.5 1.06 ...
by Sean Hewitt
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Finance Council - Motion on International Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: Finance Council - Motion on International Rating

Greetings from Dublin! The motion submitted by me was was in two parts. The first part was to remove Howard Grist from post as a direct result of his over-stepping the remit of IRO by refusing to rate the e2e4 Brighton tournament in February. Of course, events overtook us with him resigning, and I w...
by Sean Hewitt
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What has the ECF Marketing Director done for us?
Replies: 32
Views: 4532

Re: What has the ECF Marketing Director done for us?

Carl Hibbard wrote:Not this candidate 89

Enough said :roll:
I suspect that Not this Candidate may do rather better next time around.
by Sean Hewitt
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Dublin International: April 5-9
Replies: 16
Views: 3411

Re: e2e4 Dublin International: April 5-9

I would say that it's the Bunratty effect (Guinness) except that the round was played on Easter Saturday. Around twenty years ago, I played in an Easter tournament in Dublin. A couple of things stick to mind, one was that an obscure Irish airline named after someone called Ryan didn't believe in le...
by Sean Hewitt
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Dublin International: April 5-9
Replies: 16
Views: 3411

Re: e2e4 Dublin International: April 5-9

Ah yes. They both really happened! By the way, I think I've worked out the home made wiring on the Irish DGT boards so I'm hoping to have more boards available tomorrow.
by Sean Hewitt
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Dublin International: April 5-9
Replies: 16
Views: 3411

Re: e2e4 Dublin International: April 5-9

Paul Cooksey wrote:Some truly strange opening play on the live feed. It comes to something when Danny Gormally is the champion of sanity :)
Anything in particular Paul? I can check that I haven't got something back to front!