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by Alex McFarlane
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Events in 2021

https://fide.com/news/896

FIDE has not charged for these events in years (if ever). That decision effectively extended the existing practice.

Standard play all-play-alls are expensive.
by Alex McFarlane
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 738

Re: Events in 2021

Adam Raoof wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:43 pm
FIDE would charge £70 per section to rate them!
We are happy to confirm that the FIDE Council has indeed decided "to waive rating fees for over-the-board Rapid and Blitz tournaments held in 2021 and 2022".
From the FIDE website in January!

Where did you get your figures from?
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Caterpillar Display
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Caterpillar Display

Not sure if this is what you mean but in education for the very young a sequence of events can be given written on a caterpillar. For example the colours of the rainbow could be written in order (or coloured in) on a picture of a caterpillar with a round head and 7 round body parts, with legs on eve...
by Alex McFarlane
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2525
Views: 207159

Re: Cheating in chess

Apologies if this is well known, but from much of the material I have read on this case it does not appear to be so. Tornelo does not ban players. Its software only does a reduced check to highlight potential cases. (A cut down Regan test, if you like.) It is up to the tournament organiser/arbiters ...
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Something for a rainy Sunday?
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Something for a rainy Sunday?

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:19 pm
I use to work in an Origami Shop...but it folded.
I'd like to say I was 'creased' up with laughter there, but honesty prevents me :D
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 67
Views: 4252

Re: The ACO is back!

With regard to the CAA advice, some clarification is probably needed. Under the previous FIDE administration a warning was issued that any arbiter involved in this event (playing or arbiting) risked being sanctioned. That 'advice' has not been rescinded as far as I am aware. Whether any punishment w...
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 35
Views: 5094

Re: Scarborough Congress

It is hoped that it will be possible to run the Scarborough Congress this year on the weekend of 29-31 October. The Centre is planning to re-open from July so the Spa Centre itself should be available by the planned dates. There is obviously still doubt about what the Covid situation will be then, s...
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118259

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Not sure about a DBS check but for a PVG a basic check, which shows unspent convictions and conditional cautions a standard check, which shows spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings an enhanced check, which shows the same as a standard check plus any information held ...
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118259

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I'm confused, isn't that what teachers do all the time? Yes, but teachers and others working in schools are PVG checked or whatever the English equivalent is (DBS I think). Although far from foolproof, it gives parents some reassurance. Teachers are also sometimes warned about pupils and will teach...
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118259

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

How visible from the outside is the room to be used? There could be child protection issues with one adult in a room with 14 young children and otherwise unsupervised. I would not allow one adult in a room full of children without a chaperone. This can be as much for the arbiter's protection as for ...
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Civil Service Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: Civil Service Rules

Many employers at that time had rules regarding husband and wife working together. Simply, if there was a married couple one of them had to resign. It would normally be expected that this would be the woman. Indeed until October 1946 the Civil Service banned ALL married women and married women abroa...
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Puzzles
Replies: 84
Views: 2579

Re: Puzzles

I think you may have gone off the square there Matt. Of course, as the Romans would say, I might be all at 'sea' with my answer.
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Puzzles
Replies: 84
Views: 2579

Re: Puzzles

Differently
by Alex McFarlane
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3118

Re: Proposed reorganisation

Some interesting ideas, but if I can play Devil's Advocate. We may not be able to compete in all of the intended weekends. As such is it wise to design a structure which will add an additional one? I would think ideas that would have such an extension are perhaps best considered for the following se...
by Alex McFarlane
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3118

Re: Proposed reorganisation

I'd better start by saying that these are my personal views and in no way represent those of the 4NCL! With regard to the suggestions made by Ian Thomson. Division 3 has used a 'decelerated swiss' for a few seasons to keep the interest in promotion going into the final weekend. In my opinion it work...