April Fool?

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Tim Spanton
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April Fool?

Post by Tim Spanton » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:38 pm

From the ECF website today:

Owing to unforeseen circumstances it will not now be possible for the Finals of the Counties Championships to take place in Warwick as previously announced.

The Finals will still be held on Saturday 13th July, but at venues arranged by the competing teams. An independent ECF Arbiter shall be present at each final (cost to be shared by the teams).
Venues must be approved by the ECF Controller. In order to equalise travelling distances for all teams, venues will only be sanctioned if they are at least 100 miles away from both counties (or 50 miles if a sea crossing is involved). Matches do not have to be played in England. This arrangement will level the playing field by removing the advantage that has always been enjoyed in the finals by MCCU teams, and if it proves popular it could be adopted permanently.

- Alex Holowczak, Director of Home Chess
1st April, 2013

Andrew Bak
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Re: April Fool?

Post by Andrew Bak » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:30 pm

Well done Alex, this one must have at least got a few ;)

Alex Holowczak
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Re: April Fool?

Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:12 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:Well done Alex, this one must have at least got a few ;)
I was alerted to it this morning as being Richard Haddrell's annual prank here: http://www.sccu.ndo.co.uk/matchbcf.htm

I thought I might as well copy it, so that it was in more than one place, and might have been a bit more convincing...

Matthew Turner
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Re: April Fool?

Post by Matthew Turner » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:35 pm

This one seems to be a couple of days too late

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b4be7d8e-9c73 ... z2PQVRiR7v

Can anybody explain what Bitcoin actually does?

Roger de Coverly
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Re: April Fool?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:08 pm

Matthew Turner wrote: Can anybody explain what Bitcoin actually does?
My understanding is that it's an unofficial on line currency.

The Guardian has had a few articles
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... -they-work
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... e-currency
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013 ... NETTXT3487

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