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by Sean Hewitt
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Vacancies
Replies: 100
Views: 13551

Re: ECF Vacancies

No doubt Sean Hewitt would do an excellent job but it would be a no brainer for detractors to suggest a conflict of interest. I wouldn't do the job because of the potential for (or perception of) a conflict of interest. One of the roles of the IRO is to confirm the veracity of the event and clearly...
by Sean Hewitt
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Vacancies
Replies: 100
Views: 13551

Re: ECF Vacancies

This would appear to be eminently sensible. Do we know what the downsides are claimed to be be if this change is made? The downside is obvious. To process an event for ECF grading requires data to be submitted as to who played and the result. To process an event for FIDE rating requires data to be ...
by Sean Hewitt
Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Amersham Congress : 18-20 May 2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4025

Re: e2e4 Amersham Congress : 18-20 May 2012

There is an unfortunate clash of dates on Saturday 19th May with the Quarter Finals of the ECF Counties Championships, potentially involving 784 players. If the Quarter Finals had been listed in the ECF Chess Calender when I scheduled the Sunningdale event 3 months ago (or even, if they were listed...
by Sean Hewitt
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Amersham Congress : 18-20 May 2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4025

e2e4 Amersham Congress : 18-20 May 2012

Following a mix up at Sunningdale regarding our event booking (for which we apologise) we have moved the event to the great Latimer Place Hotel in Chesham (near Amersham) which is appropriately enough located in the beautiful Chess Valley. http://www.e2e4.org.uk/images/latimer-place.jpg The event wi...
by Sean Hewitt
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF grades compared with FIDE ratings
Replies: 130
Views: 29413

Re: ECF grades compared with FIDE ratings

My analysis suggests that FIDE = ECF *8 +631
by Sean Hewitt
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 High Wycombe Congress : 16-18 March 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2211

e2e4 High Wycombe Congress : 16-18 March 2012

We return to Uplands House Hotel, a superb venue just 5 minutes by car from High Wycombe train station. The hotel has bags of character and history as well as a modern feel following a refurb. We've booked the entire hotel for the weekend to ensure that we have sufficient space! http://www.e2e4.org....
by Sean Hewitt
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Vacancies
Replies: 100
Views: 13551

Re: ECF Vacancies

I may respond to some of Adam's other 'inaccuracies' later but for now all I shall say is that the following is a complete lie:- The IRO questioned this practice with the organiser, asking him to explain the logic behind the decison. The organiser objected and referred it to me, together with the in...