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by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3700

Re: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?

A clearly worded 'Letter Before Action' wouldn't hurt, outlining what is owed to who. You can find examples on the Citizen's Advice website, which effectively is the portal to all national Trading Standards organisations now. You would need to have an address for the coach in question for both the l...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: English Women's Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: English Women's Chess Championship 2019

A rematch already in round 7 of the UK Open Blitz at Birmingham - Longson v Toma. (Toma won)
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 632
Views: 76791

Re: Cheating in chess

Reading between the lines you get the sense he's lived something of a transient life. It sounds like he was not as warmly received by the Czech players and hierarchy as he hoped, and perhaps this is what set off set him off on the road to ruin in the end. I don't think you'll ever get him to say muc...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019

You should go for gold and go FIDE next year!
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Direct correlation between ones chess grade and ones IQ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Direct correlation between ones chess grade and ones IQ?

Didn't Kasparov's originally come back at 135. Perhaps he sorted out a retest later?
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 632
Views: 76791

Re: Cheating in chess

I stand to be (strongly) corrected, but I don't think a darn thing happened! The incident is around 10 months old now. It would be interesting to hear what went well, and what went wrong with that particular case? My take on it was that there was a very strong suspicion of round by round, move by mo...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 632
Views: 76791

Re: Cheating in chess

Without being too controversial, isn't it a little bit of a moot point if the national federation is not in a position to take any positive action. In the case last year of the suspected cheating junior player from the 4NCL Congress last year, disqualified before the final round was played, didn't f...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 632
Views: 76791

Re: Cheating in chess

It’s certainly an odd decision when you think about it. Perhaps because it didn’t occur in the UK, neither parties lived in the UK and it had already been widely reported, their legal departments were more confident there would be no repercussions.
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 632
Views: 76791

Re: Cheating in chess

It would be banded in category C, the least serious I would think, but would still meet the definition of the offence. There’s also an offence of Voyeurism. Possibly the points to prove are an even better fit. Photographing someone in their underwear would be enough. And even if it was because you f...
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 632
Views: 76791

Re: Cheating in chess

I was more putting myself in their shoes and imagining someone falsely suspected and being snapped sat on the loo. In the current climate it seems only a matter of time before someone is in England.
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 632
Views: 76791

Re: Cheating in chess

Having carried out several hundred police arrests it personally wouldn't worry me, but I know what you mean.
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 632
Views: 76791

Re: Cheating in chess

If I saw anyone taking a photo of me over a toilet cubicle in England it would be citizen's arrest (committing an offence - indecent photographs) and straight on the phone to the police. They can explain in a police interview at the police station why they thought they had a legitimate reason to do ...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 39674

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I’m presuming you mean the relevance of Charlie’s comment about IM’s in Australia cheating. I don’t personally know of any cheating scandals over there, but when we were playing in some South Australian weekend and club chess competitions, they seemed reasonably hot on mobile phone being switched of...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 39674

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Is Ian Rogers going to swoop in and defend the reputation of Australian chess I wonder? :)
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert Junior International
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Glorney Gilbert Junior International

Here's the ECF overview report link; https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors ... -cup-2019/

It's a bit of a shame there wasn't any round by round reporting this year, as it usually makes an excellent entry in the ECF Yearbook.