The new FIDE Laws of Chess appear to ban the presence of mobile phones. Assuming a league or congress went against this and permitted them, should the ECF refuse to accept the event for domestic grading?NickFaulks wrote:If anyone could offer an explanation of how either of the two suggestions in the original post is of the slightest relevance to any FIDE regulations, either in place or under consideration, I should be most grateful.
There's an opinion voiced by Stewart Reuben amongst others that the FIDE Laws of Chess do not permit the process of adjudication. Again the issue is as to whether the ECF should accept such games into domestic grading. That's not just where the game was actually terminated and a result then agreed or imposed, but whether the possibility of an adjudication should prevent a game being graded.
Given that the ECF raise money from individuals and organisations against the threat to exclude them from the grading list, that should of itself render the discussion pointless. But it's now out in the open, and the wider representation at the next AGM should be able to endorse, or more likely stamp on these fantasies from ECF directors.