If a direct appeal to the arbiter didn't solve the problem, then I'd write a letter to the Chief Arbiter of the ECF, because there are bigger issues at hand than the decision made in my game of chess!Ian Thompson wrote:So you would not allow an appeal against clearly incorrect arbiter decisions, such as these that actually occurred:Alex Holowczak wrote:In my opinion, if you have an arbiter, he or she should be trusted to make both objective and subjective decisions. There is usually more than one arbiter running a section anyway, so if the (however many arbiters there are) make a decision, then that should be the end of the matter.
1. Player offers a draw while it is his opponent's move, and the arbiter rules that it cannot be accepted.
2. Arbiter sees that White's flag has fallen while White is thinking about his 41st move, and rules that White has lost on time.
3. Player claims a draw by repetition when the position has only been repeated twice and the arbiter accepts the claim.
Also, 2. is perfectly fine if the time control is 42 moves in 105 minutes.