Alex H has beaten me to it in terms of a response.E Michael White wrote:Do you not see that:-David Sedgwick wrote:It's worth mentioning that the result of the game in question was ultimately not affected. According to the FIDE rating report, the alleged offender lost anyway.
- the actual result does not make bad arbiting any better
- players other than an opponent can be affected by an active mobile phone
- in non-ECF/CS etc arbiter run events parents have no guarantee that those persons are CRB cleared. There were many young players taking part.
- incidents like these would likely reduce if arbiters stuck to the rules
I wasn't commenting about the incident. I was commenting about the scope for ECF action in response to it.
Since the point has been raised, I would add that I happen to know that the organiser in question does have CRB clearance.