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by Alan Walton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

Michael Flatt wrote:Would playing for Marple in the East Lancashire Summer League be sufficient to claim eligibility as a Lancashire player?
I gather no, they Club has to be affiliated; Heywoodfor example is not affiliated to the MCF but competes in the Manchester league
by Alan Walton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

[ It's been implied that the selection of these players had been approved in advance by those in charge of the Counties Championship, so no formal protest was raised. To suggest that there was an `advance approval` is a bit of a leap. A possible eligibility query was raised which led to the Yorkshi...
by Alan Walton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

Adam Raoof wrote:
MartinCarpenter wrote:In the name surely :)
Not exactly - I represent a county that doesn't actually exist!
Which is that Adam?
by Alan Walton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

Competition have a dispute and appeal procedure, which deals with these matters. It is in the nature of disputes that one (or sometimes both) of the two parties in dispute will not agree with the ruling that has been made. Any appeal before the match would have likely resulted in the final not bein...
by Alan Walton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

Unless Greater Manchester actually field an Open team in the competition, I don't see any justification for blocking players turning out for another team with which they claim affiliation. If players from Greater Manchester want to play for any other county then they are quite able to affiliate wit...
by Alan Walton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

Did Greater Manchester actually field an Open team in the (MCCU) County Championships this season? Did any of the alleged ineligible players actually play in the GM Open team this season? No on both counts, but as previously said eligibility still stands if a team another team enters or not; just b...
by Alan Walton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

More than forty years after it started, the ban on Greater Manchester joining the NCCU continues, but the other side of the dispute, namely eligibility for Lancashire county teams also rumbles on. Roger, there is no ban on us joining the NCCU, it is just than certain elements within the NCCU (namel...
by Alan Walton
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

C3.1. A player is eligible to represent a County in the Championship if the player meets one of the following criteria: (iii) Two months immediate previous and present membership of a club either in or affiliated to that County. Does this allow a county captain to get any player he wants simply by ...
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

To take just one of the eligibility criteria my interpretation is that someone born in the relevant area could take this to make them eligible to play for either Greater Manchester or Lancashire. (I can't see it could logically mean anything else?) This situation presumably doesn't apply elsewhere ...
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

To take just one of the eligibility criteria my interpretation is that someone born in the relevant area could take this to make them eligible to play for either Greater Manchester or Lancashire. (I can't see it could logically mean anything else?) This situation presumably doesn't apply elsewhere ...
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

Presumably there are clubs that play in both Lancashire based and Greater Manchester based leagues. Anyone deemed to be a member of such a club would have dual eligibility. You are correct, the only clubs based within the Greater Manchester boundaries affilated to Lancashire are Heywood, Rochdale, ...
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

Alan has hit the bullseye!! I always want a even playing field, and I hope that this motions will be supported at a ECF level!! But what is the actual wording of the motion? Eligibility for the county championships is determined by rule c1.3 and all the controller can rule on is whether a violation...
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

Please could you clarify who the `chief arbiter` is in the context of this post. Alex H, I believe he was chief arbiter for the weekend Alex is the Director of Home Chess and largely takes care of the arrangements for finals day. It's not entirely accurate to refer to him as the `chief arbiter for ...
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

Re: Motions

The recent occurrence in the county finals was decided by the chief arbiter saying dual eligibility has never been reversed since the formation of Greater Manchester Please could you clarify who the `chief arbiter` is in the context of this post. Alex H, I believe he was chief arbiter for the weekend
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 6509

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We have found from our archives in the MCF these documents showing the BCF indeed removed dual eligibility, see point 4iv It says that GM would have the same status as, say, Merseyside. But what's that eligibility and does the lack of Merseyside Open team make a difference? It also says dual eligib...