How Many Times ?

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John Upham
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How Many Times ?

Post by John Upham » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:38 pm

How many times may a Division Four South team default all or most of its Sunday boards (without prior notice) before 4NCL takes exception to this behavior ?

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Re: How Many Times ?

Post by Michael Farthing » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:51 pm

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind - the answer is blowin' in the wind.

[Couldn't resist]

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Re: How Many Times ?

Post by Roger Lancaster » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:49 pm

John Upham wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:38 pm
How many times may a Division Four South team default all or most of its Sunday boards (without prior notice) before 4NCL takes exception to this behavior ?
John
Well, if you're seriously asking the question, I'd say twice. There are some 'no fault' situations such as a car, carrying multiple team members, becoming involved in an accident en route to the venue. But it becomes a bit of a stretch if this happens more than once to the same team.

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Re: How Many Times ?

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:40 am

Perhaps they knew how noisy it was going to be in that small room? 12 boards but 4 empty.
The arbiters did well to relocate us once some other boards had finished. It was nice to eat lunch & have a coffee.
As it was a junior team I'm not sure how the manager did not inform the control team.
Isn't it 100 pounds a board? Ouch. But very frustrating for the opponents (not only time but expenses).
Our teams have been excellent at avoiding defaults. Excellent managers.
Anyway John it was a pleasure to see you again on Saturday. Hopefully we get a chance to play you in the next weekend.

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Re: How Many Times ?

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:52 am

Nick Grey wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:40 am
As it was a junior team I'm not sure how the manager did not inform the control team.
They're one of a number of "junior" teams who stretch the definition of junior somewhat. Only 3 of their 9 registered players are juniors. All 3 players who failed to turn up are over 50. The two who did play were both juniors.

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Re: How Many Times ?

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:10 am

Nick Grey wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:40 am
Isn't it 100 pounds a board? Ouch.
In a word, no. See Rule 11: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/1819_rules.htm#11

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Re: How Many Times ?

Post by John Upham » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 am

One thing I would like to make clear is that :

Camberley Chess Club has nothing whatsoever to do with Camberley Juniors.

The correct name for this 4NCL team should be Sandhurst Chess Club.

A disaffected ex-member of Camberley Chess Club (who resigned in January of 2006) renamed Sandhurst to Camberley Juniors when they forgot to renew an Internet domain which was taken over and populated with inappropriate content. :shock:

Camberley Chess Club has been dealing with the consequences ever since.

(We have our own junior chess club with the same name).

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