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by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8945

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

I’ll try to respond first to Peter. As regards my reference to past history, the ECF stages this event every fourth year and either 4 or 8 years ago I was told by a well-placed source (I’m hard-pressed to remember whom after all this time) that the organizational history was poor. As regards this ye...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8945

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

Now that the event is finished I'll just add that it seems to have lived up to its reputation, when hosted by the ECF, for being something of an operational disaster. Only a sense of tact dissuades me from enquiring who was actually responsible for organisation. As regards final results, England A a...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Copyright

Sorry if I misunderstood you but I assumed your "training classes" were within Iran. But the short answer, as I've already said, is to acknowledge sources - that's standard practice everywhere, not just in chess circles.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8945

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

Fair enough, it may just be that some of the stronger juniors simply didn't register interest.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Copyright

Soheil, I believe you are in Iran. The point I was trying to make was that, realistically, no-one from (for example) England will want to bring a legal case across national boundaries unless they have more money than sense. The practical answer if you are using someone else's annotations etc is, in ...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8945

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

Yes but my point earlier was that the http://www.glorneycupchess.org/tournament_glorney.htm website, which one might reasonably expect to contain team names etc, is in fact no more that a template omitting any 2016 data. The only area that is in any way "live", at time of writing this, is the live g...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Copyright
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Copyright

This has been tested and I think the answer is no, the moves themselves are not subject to copyright, but annotations etc by the players and/or others may well be. (But, in any case, pursuing a legal action for breach of copyright in a foreign court is likely to be very expensive and in all likeliho...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8945

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

Is it just me or are others also finding that the website, other than showing some of the games, is as good as dead?
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Junior 4NCL 2016/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Junior 4NCL 2016/2017

The revised competition rules have now appeared. This isn't an event for weak juniors but I'd recommend that anyone running a strong junior club (or a strong school team, for that matter) takes a look at this event which our club's juniors recommend highly. There's been one significant change to the...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Bandar Anzali, Iran
Replies: 41
Views: 6743

Re: Bandar Anzali, Iran

LOL, life in the fast lane!
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Bandar Anzali, Iran
Replies: 41
Views: 6743

Re: Bandar Anzali, Iran

Following reproduced from http://www.chessdom.com/1st-chess-stars-cup-live/ "The 1st Chess Stars Cup takes place in Anzali Free Zone, Iran from 9th to 21st of July. The event is a 10-round match (in Scheveningen system) between 2 teams consisting of 10 players each. "There are 13 Grandmasters partic...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Online chess cheating by arbiters
Replies: 31
Views: 2660

Re: Online chess cheating by arbiters

I agree with David although it's also fair to point out that not everyone (and here I have James Hooker in mind) can be expected to be familiar with the FIDE Disciplinary Regulations for Arbiters. Incidentally, it's far from clear that James suggests that any UK arbiters are implicated and it would ...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's fantastic world record
Replies: 25
Views: 4667

Re: Leonard Barden's fantastic world record

Probably a record that won't be surpassed any time soon! Congratulations.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should an arbiter intervene?
Replies: 60
Views: 5863

Re: Should an arbiter intervene?

Pretty much as straightforward as you describe, David.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should an arbiter intervene?
Replies: 60
Views: 5863

Re: Should an arbiter intervene?

Have to say that the second and third sentences of FIDE 12.7 shouldn't be interpreted as overriding the first sentence because, if they did, the first sentence would become redundant. Or, put slightly differently, informing an arbiter does not automatically constitute interference in a game - althou...