Warks are too sensible for that, in my experience, they would have been content that Yorks followed the rules of the competitionAndy McCulloch wrote:I have this awful feeling that if the player in question had been played on a board commensurate with his ECF grading, there would have been an appeal that he was not played on a board commensurate with his 'known' strength, i.e. his Yorkshire grade.
Maybe the rules need to be changed, but not in the middle of the event
C1.2.(a) Grading limits shall be based on the published ECF standardplay Grading List current at the start of the season. A captain may use either this list, or that season’s January Grading List for the purposes of board order (see E2.3).
If Yorks wanted to play anyone outside of the limitations of the 10 point ECF rule, they could easily have emailed the Warks captain to ask for permission to do so, and I would be surprised if John Fahy had refused; I have always found him to be very reasonable and easy to deal with (ditto with all the Yorks captains I have encountered too to be fair)E2.3. If a player plays on a board below another who is graded (or deemed to be graded) more than 10 ECF points lower than the player, then that player shall be deemed to be ineligible, and treated in accordance with C3.3. The captain must use a single Grading List for the purpose of this rule. The penalty shall not apply where the written consent of the opposing captain is obtained prior to the start of play.