There is nothing wrong in calling a spade a spade.Alan Burke wrote:Alex .. it therefore seems you advocate a status quo and thus no actual idea as a solution to the problem raised at the beginning of this thread. As I already said, I don't mind you saying you might disagree with an idea but to term it as ridiculous is an insult, so perhaps you should learn to be a bit more diplomatic in your comments.
The problem has been caused by the counties involved deciding to clash with 4NCL, rather than choose another date. This is a problem caused by those counties and is their issue. It's not the UKCC or 4NCL's fault.
Wait, what? I'm happy to encourage newcomers to get a foundation. That is a complete irrelevance to the question of Megafinals.Alan Burke wrote:It's also nice to see how much you care about the overall game of chess - you are more bothered about getting more of your own top players through to the next stage rather than try and encourage many newcomers to get a foundation in the game !
Roger .. Yes, basically allowing players to be seeded for the event and entering at a later stage (as in the FA Cup), therefore allowing many newcomers the chance to play without being whitewashed by more experienced opponents.[/quote]