Senior opportunities in 2018

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NickFaulks
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Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:28 pm

IngridLauterbach wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:20 pm
I think this is too much of a generalisation
When I queried why Senior events held in Germany had all games starting at 9.30 I was told this was a concession to decadent foreigners, with the local players preferring something earlier.

Roger de Coverly
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Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:46 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:28 pm
I was told this was a concession to decadent foreigners, with the local players preferring something earlier.
The 4NCL arguably copied the weekend double round format from Germany, but has always had an 11:00 am start on the Sunday. Perhaps it helped that the establishment of the 4NCL post-dated the legality of quick-play finishes for Norms and International rating.

Even that relatively late start may have caused problems to squads with an 18-30 or perhaps 18-24 demographic.

Ken Norman
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Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Post by Ken Norman » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:07 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:28 pm
IngridLauterbach wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:20 pm
I think this is too much of a generalisation
When I queried why Senior events held in Germany had all games starting at 9.30 I was told this was a concession to decadent foreigners, with the local players preferring something earlier.
I have played in a number of tournaments in Germany since I retired and the rounds have all started in the afternoon.
Dresden has always played its rounds of the World and European team events in the morning. Then Dresden was in the GDR.

Perhaps tournaments in East Germany were played in the Morning and in West Germany they played in the afternoon.

I have examined the details of a number of German Seniors Tournaments due to be held this year and most play in the afternoon.

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Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:40 am

I am pretty certain it to do with habit. In Eat Germany people started work earlier. Dirk Jordan runs the Dresden events and still thinks that is what all Germans want. Most of the teams in the World Senior Team, when in Dresden come from Germany - possibly even old East Germany. England is the second biggest supporter of these events, but provide a much smaller group than the Gerams.

NickFaulks
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Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:00 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:28 pm
When I queried why Senior events held in Germany had all games starting at 9.30 I was told this was a concession to decadent foreigners, with the local players preferring something earlier.
It is entirely possible that my contact views West Germans as decadent foreigners.

IngridLauterbach
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Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Post by IngridLauterbach » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:47 pm

:)

Nick Grey
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Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:19 am

Is there zero tolerance on start times in senior tournaments?
Not that I have a problem with early starts as it will mean I'll be finished and ready for my afternoon nap. (It's a power nap when I'm at work!).

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Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:29 am

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:19 am
Is there zero tolerance on start times in senior tournaments?
Not that I have a problem with early starts as it will mean I'll be finished and ready for my afternoon nap. (It's a power nap when I'm at work!).
The default time at the start of rounds for the World Senior Teams this summer will be 30 minutes according to the published regulations and it was the same at Acqui Terme last November. I have never played a senior tournament with zero tolerance.
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