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by Julie Denning
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 37
Views: 7427

Re: Phil Ehr

https://ballotpedia.org/Florida%27s_1st ... c_primary)

I'm not into US politics, but a little surprised. I'd anticipated Phil being successful in the primary, even if he had little hope of unseating the Republican incumbent in November.
by Julie Denning
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: New Players Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: New Players Wanted

Clive, I'm sure Peter Farr will respond to your message and make it clear that you would be very welcome to join the Args, although their club night for home matches has traditionally been Wednesday. However, the Args have only existed as a team that plays in the Mid Sussex League and not as a club ...
by Julie Denning
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 27031

Re: Director of Women's Chess

There were not separate competitions as such for women's teams at Radebeul. They were mixed in with the gender-open teams. However, separate prizes were awarded to women's only teams. In the 65+ competition we only had one all-women team. That was from Mongolia, and they were awarded a prize as Wome...
by Julie Denning
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 8812

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:33 pm
Jonathan is now one point ahead of me :evil: . We should definitely have frozen the 2017 grades.
You think you have a problem? I'm definitely in favour of reverting to 2017 grades!
by Julie Denning
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?
Replies: 35
Views: 2166

Re: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?

Interesting Brian, the MCF is a federation, I hadn't thought Manchester could apply to be a member of FIDE They can't! Quoting FIDE Regulations: "For new members, the country of the federation (with the same boundaries) must be a country or territory that is a member of the International Olympic Co...
by Julie Denning
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 34203

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

From the Electoral Regulations chapter of the FIDE Handbook there's this: 3.7 For all elections a majority of the votes cast, not counting abstentions, shall be required. If there is a tie, the voting is repeated until the tie is broken. If three or more persons are nominated for the same offices o...
by Julie Denning
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Forum Time
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Forum Time

When I'm logged in, Forum posts are timed in GMT, but when I log out, they're in BST.
Curious.


(Edited to get it the right way round!)
by Julie Denning
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 26159

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Am I right in thinking that to win the first ballot you need at least 50% of the votes? Unless one candidate then withdraws, all three remain for the second ballot, with the winner now being the one with the most votes. The FIDE Regulations don't seem to specify what happens beyond a first ballot, ...
by Julie Denning
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 27031

Re: Director of Women's Chess

[There have of course been cases where the question of unfair discrimination has arisen in this area on this very forum: I remember there was a recent ding-dong about whether it was reasonable at a recent congress to designate one of the two women's toilet blocks for male use as the male facilities...
by Julie Denning
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 27031

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I have long been of the opinion that the ECF should use any surplus to create a fund from which individuals could apply for grants to promote chess activity. This essentially is the purpose of The Chess Trust. At the moment its funds are limited to the Richard Haddrell bequest which is dedicated to...
by Julie Denning
Sat May 19, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 3303

Re: A level maths question

I recall about a quarter of a century ago attending a parents' evening at the secondary school my daughter was about to move up to. I asked a maths teacher whether they still covered things like log tables and slide rules. After some thought she retorted "only out of historical interest". She went o...
by Julie Denning
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...
Replies: 41
Views: 6564

Re: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...

Down in the 5a group is L J (John) Cannon, who is still an active player and Chairman of Horsham Chess Club. He's shown as "Newcastle" in the 1954 list, which will have been during his university days. Amongst his achievements has been over 500 appearances in County Championship matches.
by Julie Denning
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Toilet facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 2222

Re: Toliet facilities

The venue was a perfectly reasonable community hall. In the reception area there were ladies loos, gents loos and a single disabled loo - except that the ladies loos had been hijacked for the entire weekend and re-labelled as additional gents loos. For venues in community halls and schools, it's of...
by Julie Denning
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Toilet facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 2222

Re: Toliet facilities

.... To say nothing of the kerfuffle when someone suggests that the rule take the player's gender into account. I recently played in a congress which I won't name, but they will no doubt recognise themselves. The venue was a perfectly reasonable community hall. In the reception area there were ladi...
by Julie Denning
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Controller, County Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Controller, County Championships

As no one else seems to have picked up on this yet, I'll take the liberty of doing so. The ECF website shows that a new Controller of the County Championships has been appointed. This is Mark Murrell. Mark, a solicitor by profession, is a keen participant in the Championships on behalf of Essex, bei...