FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:09 pm

I'm sad to note the absence of our dear Channel Islands.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:56 pm

No Isle of Man either.
What does IPCA stand for?

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:57 pm

International Physically Disabled Chess Association

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:00 pm

Thanks.
I notice that New Zealand is ranked 95.
Their board 1 is former Lancashire player Ben Hague who is also now an FM.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:09 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:56 pm
No Isle of Man either.
The Isle of Man is not a member of FIDE, not is it allowed to be. The same applies to Gibraltar. Jersey, Guernsey (and Bermuda) got their membership in before the rules changed. FIDE made it a rule for new membership that a territory whose chess Federation sought FIDE membership had to be capable of having a national Olympic association which was only permitted if the territory was or could be a member of the United Nations.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:21 pm

That also explains why Hong Kong and the Faeroes are members (and regular past Olympiad participants) but Greenland isn't (and isn't)
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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:33 pm

Thanks. Why hasn't Northern Ireland entered?

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by J T Melsom » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:35 pm

Although Palestine has been recognised by the IOC but not the United Nations. Nor does it have associate status with UNESCO. I believe that the IOC admission of a National Olympic Committee depends on the applicant having already been accepted by a number of other sports governing bodies.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:38 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:33 pm
Why hasn't Northern Ireland entered?
Northern Ireland isn't a member of FIDE. Parallel to Rugby Union, but unlike Association Football, the Irish Chess Union covers the whole island.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:10 am

There is some sort of Ulster Chess Association IIRC, but not sure how "official" their status is (if at all)
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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by A.Kluckova » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:44 am

2020 FIDE Online Olympiad Entries
Organizer(s) FIDE
Federation FIDE ( FID )
Chief Arbiter IA Holowczak, Alex R 418668

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:55 am

A.Kluckova wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:44 am
2020 FIDE Online Olympiad Entries
Organizer(s) FIDE
Federation FIDE ( FID )
Chief Arbiter IA Holowczak, Alex R 418668

Many congratulations to Alex Holowczak on this prestigious appointment.

Alex heads a distinguished team of 14 arbiters (including him). Congratulations also to Shohreh Bayat, who is one of the others.

I didn't make the long list of 145 arbiters from whom the 14 were chosen. I like to think that that indicates that the competition was quite intense.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by A.Kluckova » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:34 pm

Shohreh Bayat was the Chief Arbiter of FIDE WOMEN`S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH 2020 Ju Wenjun vers. Aleksandra Goryachkina.

That's the reason l made visible the success of Alex Holowczak . He is a Chief Arbiter of 2020 FIDE Olympiad with 163 teams all together . In an online version . Hard for arbiters, also for players.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:50 pm

A.Kluckova wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Shohreh Bayat was the Chief Arbiter of FIDE WOMEN`S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH 2020 Ju Wenjun vers. Aleksandra Goryachkina.
Indeed so. It was an event which changed the course of her life.

I have highlighted the appointment for the Online Olympiad of the two arbiters who are ECF members.

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Re: FIDE Online Olympiad 22 July to 30 August 2020

Post by Paul Cooksey » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:25 am

FIDE seems not to have announced the "Hosting Internet Platform" yet.

I'm not sure how keen I would be to be involved if I was a commercial chess site, given the probability of fair play controversy.

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