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by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

Re: 1 1/2 points per game

Thanks for the feedback, Stewart, and we'll await (albeit, not with bated breath) publication of the minutes.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Simultaneous displays for juniors in Watford
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

Re: Simultaneous displays for juniors in Watford

As well as the Chris Duncan simul on 14 June mentioned above, there will be another by Jerry Rudge (ECF 187) at Watford Chess Club on Tuesday evening 9 June from 6.45 onwards. Interested juniors can enquire via contact@watfordchessclub.org.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri May 15, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

Re: 1 1/2 points per game

Update on this, pursuant to Stewart Reuben's post on 6 May. Sevan Muradian, Secretary to the FIDE Rules & Tournaments Regulations Commission, has now confirmed the matter is on the agenda for the June meeting in Armenia. Presumably it is on an imminent Arbiters Commission agenda also but I have no d...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu May 07, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

Re: 1 1/2 points per game

Yes, in summary you can retract an illegal move, even if you have released hold of the piece, at any time before pressing the clock (at which point the move is 'completed', unless it had already ended the game, for example by delivering checkmate) with the proviso that, if you can make a legal move ...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu May 07, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

Re: 1 1/2 points per game

Absolutely right, for reasons that just about everyone (except, seemingly, the ECF) understands, the key word should be "completed". Now, of course, if a second illegal move is made but not completed, ECF has created a problem for itself.
by Roger Lancaster
Thu May 07, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

Re: 1 1/2 points per game

Thanks, Stewart. In my opinion, you're 100% correct with your final sentence (the decision to approach the Ethics Commission was taken by an aggrieved parent without, as far as I can make out, taking prior advice) but the question is what, if anything, the parent should do now. Obviously I don't wan...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 06, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Simultaneous displays for juniors in Watford
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

Simultaneous displays for juniors in Watford

Watford Chess Club plans several simultaneous displays for juniors over the coming months, with the first being undertaken by FM Venkataramanan Tiruchirapalli on Sunday evening, 17 May, and another by FM Chris Duncan on 14 June. Both of these, and probably others where details have yet to be finalis...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed May 06, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

Re: 1 1/2 points per game

Anyone able to advise on my previous question which essentially was, can anyone advise what happens next when a FIDE Commission (in this case, the Ethics Commission) determines that a matter " ... should be referred for the attention of FIDE Arbiters Commission as well as the FIDE Rules & Tournament...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CJdeM in the London marathon
Replies: 16
Views: 2217

Re: CJdeM in the London marathon

LOL, even though it might spread a little ray of sunshine, you'd have to be really keen to run in a penguin suit.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Academy
Replies: 8
Views: 1684

Re: Junior Academy

I recall, during the late 1950s or early 1960s, being part of a squad of strong juniors coached by Bob Wade at John Lewis's premises in or just off Oxford Street, London, every Saturday - or perhaps it was every Sunday. One of the strengths of this was that (if my memory serves me correctly!) it was...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: One for the arbiters
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: One for the arbiters

Yes, agreed, as simple as that!
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

Re: 1 1/2 points per game

There’s some interesting stuff here and, while Stewart is right in remarking on the inadequacy of supervision at rapidplay events, the same can be said of many standardplay events. Difference is that incidents are relatively more common at rapidplay events and, once they happen, may be less easy to ...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

Re: 1 1/2 points per game

As to which rules, Watford explicitly asked ECF this at a very early stage, receiving no direct answer, but the most reasonable assumption appears to be that July 2014 rapidplay rules applied. As to Roger's point about leniency, if I recall rightly this applied to young and inexperienced players. Bu...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

Re: 1 1/2 points per game

Sorry, Andrew, but in saying "I can't see that at any point do (Watford) state what decision they think should have been made in this difficult case" you seem to have overlooked that Watford did precisely this in their response of 26 March published on the club's website. After pointing out that the...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 1 1/2 points per game
Replies: 71
Views: 10580

1 1/2 points per game

The following is copied, unedited, from the Watford Club website at watfordchessclub.org. The 2010 occurrences were themselves the subject of much forum comment. ECF decision "opens the door to prolonged wrangles" Watford has criticised the English Chess Federation's explanation of its decision to a...