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by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 15486

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

Roger, you can calculate it yourself it isn't too difficult If you might tie with 9 or 10 other people, you have to know their TPRs as well. It's the same with grading prizes, the chart on the wall is much easier. It doesn't matter about ties, the qualification will be anybody getting a performance...
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 15486

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Alan Walton wrote:
Totally agree, TPR seems a more logical choice in these events
You may be in with a chance of qualifying starting the last round. How do you find out your TPR and what it would become, win,draw or loss?
Roger, you can calculate it yourself it isn't too difficult
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 15486

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

Stewart Reuben wrote:For Rated events 9 rounds or more, why not use TPR rather than score? Perhaps 2350 TPR would be chosen.
The British should not be dumbed-down. But anybody should be able to qualify, irrespective of their previous history.
Totally agree, TPR seems a more logical choice in these events
by Alan Walton
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 15486

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

After reading them again this morning, I understand the following against Richard's points 1) All GM/IM/WGM/WIM qualify automatically; rewards achieve a title which requires norms, rather than just a rating 2) FM/WFM over 2300 & 2100 respectively @ 1st July 2017 qualify; makes sense using this date,...
by Alan Walton
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British predictions for FUN people
Replies: 27
Views: 1774

Re: British predictions for FUN people

Hawkins is not as aggressive as Black. Borderline but i'd back McPhillips to draw, on balance. Danny is also playing well and even with Black is not certain to lose to Gawain. The real interest so far has been caused by the younger 2250-2400 players: Merriman beating Williams and Jackson beating Pe...
by Alan Walton
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 9728

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Christopher,

You don't get the title during the tournament; you only get the title once it is ratified by FIDE after the case at the Quarterly meetings

So it isn't a grey area whatsoever
by Alan Walton
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 9728

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

It looks like he needs 19 points to get over 2500; if he wins today I suspect he needs another 10 or so ratings points He scored 4.5/5 at the 4NCL Congress at Wokefield Park, earlier in July. I don't know whether that gained him any points. Looking at his results there; wins against 2017, 2125, 177...
by Alan Walton
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 9728

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

James Adair is only a handful of rating points away from the GM title It looks like he needs 19 points to get over 2500; if he wins today I suspect he needs another 10 or so ratings points With K=10; 6 draws against higher rated players may get him these points; but it is more likely he will need a...
by Alan Walton
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 9728

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Steven Jones is today's victim of the Swiss Manager pairing system. It looks like the "non-English" pairing system they are using Lower down Elliot Cocks is playing Ravi Haria, it would have been Michael Ashworth, but since Elliot had already played Daniel Gallagher he was moved down I prefer this ...
by Alan Walton
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 9728

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

In the old days of the championship, when this game would have been adjourned, I am sure Graham would have returned the next morning and held the draw with ease in a second session (playing at the rate of 20 moves per hour). And bringing this into the modern world, using his 7-piece endgame table-b...
by Alan Walton
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Xtracon Open 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 2434

Re: Xtracon Open 2017

Working for a bank the product T&Cs are written in plain English, so there is no ambiguity for both parties; there is a organisation which gives you there backing if they are written correctly You assume FIDE would try and do the same, but I suspect that they were translated by a person not using En...
by Alan Walton
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 9728

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

I might be opening a can of worms with this one but the total number of entries is 1023, down from 1184 in Bournemouth last year but still (according to statistics compiled by David Gilbert last year) the fourth best attended championship of all time. Significantly the numbers do smash the most obv...
by Alan Walton
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Woodcock
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: Simon Woodcock

Had a lot of respect for Simon, I played him numerous times, first time 25 years ago; always spoke his mind and you have to admire; RIP
by Alan Walton
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 7658

Re: County Championship Finals

The ECF and before that the BCF have recognised Greater Manchester - unfortunately it is the NCCU who will not do so and as far as I see that situation remains. That maybe the case; but in the county championship final this year, the ECF allowed dual eligibility so what I am proposing to do away wi...
by Alan Walton
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 7658

Re: County Championship Finals

If Manchester were to compete in the Open section in the NCCU they would have to face both Lancashire & Yorkshire so their progress would not by any means be guaranteed Perhaps that what people what, I would like the opportunity to play the top two teams in country (this season) each year to try an...