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by Roger Lancaster
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 11863

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

There's room for more than one school of thought on this. Mine would be (a) that, since Malcolm has indicated elsewhere an intention to keep his various roles separate, he wrote the piece in his capacity as editor but (b) that, once Mike commented that it was "pretty much spot on", this was tantamou...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadets Chess Championships 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 4108

Re: World Cadets Chess Championships 2016

Series of interesting reports.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 8166

Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

If an analogy might perhaps assist, the police are responsible for criminal law enforcement but not for making the law.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 11863

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

And, for the avoidance of doubt, my earlier post was not intended as a criticism of other reports of the AGM. It was intended solely to indicate, in general terms, a common problem when minutes of a meeting are tardy.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016
Replies: 74
Views: 8166

Re: Hoogeveen 15-22 October 2016

Either I'm missing something or this entire matter can be summed up in a few short sentences and then buried. Clearly the Hoogeveen organisers made a procedural error over the rating of the 'dead' game. No-one disputes it. That being so, Nigel was entirely within his rights to pick them up on this. ...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Clashing events, 22-23 April
Replies: 38
Views: 3467

Re: Clashing events, 22-23 April

I agree with Michael in that, in my experience, the filtering works imperfectly - something I had previously attributed to the medieval state of my computers.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 11863

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

Although I fully take MF's point above, I think a real difficulty arises if and when the minutes of a meeting (whether an ECF AGM or anything else) are so long delayed that 'unauthorised versions' are already in circulation and have gained credence. The official minutes, when published, then have to...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Clashing events, 22-23 April
Replies: 38
Views: 3467

Re: Clashing events, 22-23 April

"Just passed" = five weeks ago, on 24 September. More like the corpse at the front of the queue.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Clashing events, 22-23 April
Replies: 38
Views: 3467

Re: Clashing events, 22-23 April

Can only add that, assuming Alex is right, EPSCA may have already got their dates for 2017/8 but I certainly can't find them on the ECF website. That would appear to make them "the body at the front of the queue".
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Clashing events, 22-23 April
Replies: 38
Views: 3467

Re: Clashing events, 22-23 April

The reason I noticed the clash was that both J4NCL and EPSCA had posted their events on the ECF website calendar so it's not simply a case of failing to do this. Nor, and I say this with all due regard to Mike's and Alex's very considerable experience of running tournaments, and this is not intended...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Clashing events, 22-23 April
Replies: 38
Views: 3467

Re: Clashing events, 22-23 April

I don't want to get into the blame game over this but, as Michael observes, it is a real problem for the children and parents affected. They will be approached separately by club and county and have to decide whom they can best risk offending. Maybe this can be avoided next year although it's not im...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Clashing events, 22-23 April
Replies: 38
Views: 3467

Re: Clashing events, 22-23 April

Yes, I'd noticed the January clash but felt that was less critical. Agreement with players that they play J4NCL on Sunday only depends on others being acquiescent in sitting out Sunday - fine if others say "Saturday only" but tricky otherwise! I agree, of course, that no-one intentionally clashes (c...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Clashing events, 22-23 April
Replies: 38
Views: 3467

Clashing events, 22-23 April

22-23 April sees the final weekend of the Junior 4 Nations Chess League but also, on the Saturday, the EPSCA inter-county under-9 final. That's really helpful! It means for example that Watford, which normally contributes u-9s to the Hertfordshire (and, to a lesser degree, Barnet) county sides, will...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 51737

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

Can only echo Andrew's sentiments above.
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: On behalf of John Philpott, from his son Robin ...
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

Re: On behalf of John Philpott, from his son Robin ...

This forum is followed by only a minority of chessplayers. We've included the appeal on the Watford club website. Could I perhaps suggest that, in order to spread the word much more widely, others might consider doing the same?