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by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 193
Views: 13899

Re: Arbitration question

Black has sufficient material that, given sufficiently incompetent play by White, Black could still win. Therefore the arbiter would award the game to Black. (That assumes that White hadn't, before his flag fell, claimed a draw on the basis that his opponent could not win by normal means). No such ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arbitration question
Replies: 193
Views: 13899

Re: Arbitration question

What would be the ruling if White's clock fell after Qxf6 Black has sufficient material that, given sufficiently incompetent play by White, Black could still win. Therefore the arbiter would award the game to Black. (That assumes that White hadn't, before his flag fell, claimed a draw on the basis ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 12622

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

The Times and Daily Telegraph are also now running the story.
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The word rook and Persia
Replies: 30
Views: 1893

Re: The word rook and Persia

Nick, I make no apology for warning that anything posted by Mr Fields is likely to be spurious. I don't like seeing respected members of this Forum being maliciously deceived. I'm not expressing any opinion, one way or the other, on Mr Fields but I do feel that anyone who consistently and deliberat...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Schools Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: European Schools Chess Championship 2019

Ah, thanks, John. Knew about that but took Matt's reference to be to some new FIDE edict which I couldn't trace! Appreciate your clarifying.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Schools Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: European Schools Chess Championship 2019

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:42 pm

" ...the last event before the new FIDE grading standards kick in for selection for international events …"
I don't seem to be able to find these. Could someone kindly provide a link?
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Governance issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1824

Re: Governance issues

Ian is correct, all the relevant dates are set out in the ECF articles and #12 of Bye Law No.3. Normally the board fills any casual vacancy that occurs between AGMs. However, in re-reading these documents before making this post I discovered that Council also has power to fill a vacancy by passing ...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Governance issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1824

Re: Governance issues

I'm not interested in having an argument either - and I'm carefully avoiding anything that could be construed as a personal criticism, whether of Tim or anyone else - but I see the situation rather differently to him. As I see it, Traci resigned at short notice following which Alex decided to stand....
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Governance issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1824

Re: Governance issues

Would it be unreasonable to ask Tim just how many people have raised the "still unresolved governance concerns" to which he refers? At grassroots level there is, in my experience, zero interest which is probably entirely predictable. But even among regular contributors to this forum, which includes ...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?
Replies: 28
Views: 2619

Re: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?

There was an internal row about it a few years back, but I believe it to be now an established practice that sales of 2019-20 memberships will start on or about 1st July 2019 and for new or returning players, cover the 14 months to August 31st 2020. Rather later, more like mid-July in my experience...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 3rd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 29 JULY
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: 3rd WATFORD JUNIOR (u-12) RAPIDPLAY, 29 JULY

What are the reasons for this change? Won't this change render the tournament ineligible for ECF grading? I had thought not but now realise I'm probably wrong, in which case (and thanks for pointing it out) I'll amend this before entries arrive. The previous event, on 27 May, conformed to the FIDE ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4327

Re: Falkland Islands

J T Melsom wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:58 pm
I understand the game is popular amongst the penguins, although they struggle with the fact that you cannot be both black and white. Attempts to collect membership fees have proved problematic.
And I'm told the emperor penguins tend to look down on mere kings and queens.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri May 31, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4327

Re: Falkland Islands

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:06 pm
Gens una sumus.
Sed ut quosdam plus quam aliorum