This is very interesting.Andrew Martin wrote:
This is an unusual request addressed to Sean.
Several young players who will be going to the World Youth in Brazil are playing at Gatwick. If they make themselves known to you, can you withold publishing their games on the Internet until the World Youth is over?
I know how efficient your system is. I was shocked analysing some games from Sunningdale last night with one of the lads who is going, just how quickly information is available these days.
I don't want to give potential opponents in Caldas Novas any advantages whatsoever.
Just let me know if this is possible.
This is a request from Andrew Martin IM to Sean from e2e4 requesting that some games are not published until after the Worlds. It basically implies that it gives an advantage to other juniors at the Worlds.
Surely, this should tell all the powers that be, that junior games should generally not be published anyway? Any info on our juniors is valuable and we should not post everywhere. We should let our juniors develop in peace.
I am still unsure as to why some congresses publish whilst others do not.
Ever since someone did an upsetting article on my son in a junior magazine, I really feel that junior games should be protected in some way. We do have rules to protect our children's photos and names being published everywhere, surely there should be some guidelines about junior chess games?
I believe that the ECF (perhaps junior director) should issue some guidelines about process and procedure.
I do understand that the law says that the games are public property, but perhaps parents/junior players should have the right to say that their games are not published.
There could be some arrangement as has been reached by Sean and Andrew.