World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

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NickFaulks
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Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:46 am

Craig Pritchett wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:07 am
Do all please reinforce your will to see the 'new' Fide begin to move forward from the old Macro regime and establish a Seniors Chess Commission for the first time
That may be a sensible idea, but it should not be necessary for this purpose. This sort of issue, which is not restricted to senior chess, is part of the remit of Events Commission, and they certainly have plenty of influential members ( including Dirk himself ), but they choose to ignore it.

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Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:55 pm

Thanks for the reassurance that I'm not the only one. So I sent off my money today. It's probably something to do with the hotel we chose.

At least I won't be getting a huge credit card bill just before Christmas.

See you in Bled!
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Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:44 pm

Players are now gathering in beautiful Bled.
Registration continues for a couple of hours tomorrow (Sunday) morning so we won't know until around mid-day whether all entrants have arrived and what the first round draws will be.
First round at 3pm local time tomorrow (1400 GMT) but the final round (rd 11 on the 29th) will start in the morning.
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Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:08 am

Craig Pritchett wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:07 am

Moreover the apparent "requirement' that any bank transfer must be by 1 November (for an event that starts 18 November) seems very strange to me (what happens if money transferred on 1 November arrives the next day … is it returned?!). This just seems plain daft, not least because players can pay by cash at registration on 17/18 November if they want to.
It took the Greek Euro Club Cup organisers 24 days to confirm my initial transfer for Wood Green this year but a couple of hours for the balance :?

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Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

Post by Tim Harding » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:25 am

Round 1 pairings are up now. The usual top half v bottom half.

OPEN 65+: http://chess-results.com/tnr361548.aspx ... ES&flag=30

Others can be reached from that link.
I wasn't at the technical meeting so I don't know the situation about live boards.

Brian Hewson plays GM Jansa in the Open 65+ so that will possibly be live and some of the English women's games too.
There are enough female entries to play 11-round Swisses in both their events (for the first time?).

A few women including Rosemary Giulian from Scotland have entered the Opens as they are fully entitled to do, and I am playing one of them (maybe the only one in the 65+?).

Play due to start in rounds 1-10 at 1600 GMT (3pm local).
Next Saturday is a free day with optional 10 minute rapid tournament for the masochists.
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