You're correct that it's your mistake, but your mistake is in thinking that a 'conspiracy' requires the complicity of 'the rest of the world', whereas in reality it need only require two people. Your other mistake is to believe that it need require an 'ongoing campaign' whereas a one-off action would suffice.NickFaulks wrote: ↑Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:33 amMy mistake. I was assuming that any such conspiracy would be directed towards giving the title to a favoured candidate, not part of an ongoing campaign by the rest of the world against you.
Anyway, to re-iterate, of course there isn't a 'conspiracy'. For that to be the case would at the very least require another with the same attitude towards me as the 2018 Paignton chief organiser.
So no 'conspiracy' , but that doesn't change the fact that it is reasonable to hope for an explanation for why 4 points were lopped off the Federation's version of my 'final' score. A May Leader-board showing me being 1 point behind instead of 3 points ahead might tempt me to nip off to a Rapidplay somewhere.
I'm not sure whether this is aimed at me, but if so I should point out that I neither requested nor was asked whether I would like to have my name included in the ECF Grand Prix. However, as they chose to include my name then I think it reasonable that I request errors of at least 4 months standing be addressed.Michael Farthing wrote: ↑Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:20 amThe post of Controller of the Grand Prix is listed on the ECF website as vacant so anyone who cares greatly could offer to sort the situation out by volunteering for the post. Better than non-volunteers complaining that volunteers are not working hard enough.
Anyway, to avoid being involved in any further nonsense of this nature, I've made a request to the Director of Home Chess to leave my name off any Leaderboards this season.