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by Paul Dupré
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ho-Hum
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: Ho-Hum

You just don't understand how the world works. Scammers are able to hide behind people like you who are too scared to allow the truth to get out.
by Paul Dupré
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ho-Hum
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: Ho-Hum

Carl Hibbard wrote:I am here again now.
So, what are you the US Government, trying to stop the truth about the fake moon landings getting out.
by Paul Dupré
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ho-Hum
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: Ho-Hum

1) A person's arrest for an offence does not, in and of itself, mean he or she has committed that offence. You're so naive. 2) A person's arrest or conviction for an offence does not, in and of itself, mean his or her reputation can be impugned without consequence in other matters. Completely wrong...
by Paul Dupré
Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 18654

Re: My Story

Who gave Carl permission to lasso the chess playing community on to his site. I thought it was paid for by the ECF. I thought Carl was a paid employee of the ECF. It was originally an official ECF Forum. When a Council meeting moved to sever all links, it became an unofficial privately-operated for...
by Paul Dupré
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 18654

Re: My Story

Who gave Carl permission to lasso the chess playing community on to his site.

I thought it was paid for by the ECF. I thought Carl was a paid employee of the ECF.
by Paul Dupré
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 18654

Re: My Story

I would just like to say, Carl, that I find it unfair that you have moderated my post and everyone who says we should hear the other side of the story. Nonsense, I removed one rather personal comment (less than a sentence) that was really not needed and had no effect on the points you were trying t...
by Paul Dupré
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Code of Conduct
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: ECF Code of Conduct

Jonathan,

Where do you stand on people trying to build empires within chess, by denigrating what others have done to build their empire.

Paul
by Paul Dupré
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What has the ECF done for me lately?
Replies: 6
Views: 2791

What has the ECF done for me lately?

Just been looking at Tony Gaffney's (London based) Up-To-Date Grading List from No.3 January 86 (yes over 26 years ago), it make interesting reading. You got list of events included in the grading list, and details of grading publication requirements (minimum 15 games and maximum 50 <= latest I woul...
by Paul Dupré
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 95
Views: 16707

Re: Minimum Grades

Is there any-one on here that would let this guy play in an under 170 event. Kidlington allowed it, but he got hacked up. http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/?ref=101820G&listid=173402054 Is he the same as this guy . I believe they are the same. Different FIDE rating code though. After further investigati...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 95
Views: 16707

Re: Minimum Grades

Grading/rating has to be accurate, but also has to be informed. Is there any-one on here that would let this guy play in an under 170 event. I personally don't believe anybody should be aloud to enter a grading limited event if they don't have a grade. I see too many graded events won by ungraded p...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 95
Views: 16707

Re: Minimum Grades

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Paul Dupré wrote:Now the only chess I am involved in is grading the Surrey Chess Congress, so I want to know who is playing in our event.
Good to know. Let's hope you do a better job than the guy who FIDE rated the 2010 Surrey Major event. What a cock up that was.
Enlighten me.......
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bullying at chess
Replies: 69
Views: 7583

Re: Bullying at chess

I've come across this before, but it was the juniors and not the adults using these distracting tactics. I've also had a Junior in forced mate - and rather than make his one remaining move or resign, he simply allowed all his time to run out (about 30 minutes :roll:) He then stood up and left the b...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 95
Views: 16707

Re: Minimum Grades

Oh, and another problem with the casual way ECF approach grading. Tony is Anthony, Bill is William, Andy is Andrew etc. etc. etc. so amateurish. I don't care what you nickname is your real name is 'Smith, Thomas', not Tommy 'Bulldog' Smith.

When are the ECF going to get a grip?
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 95
Views: 16707

Re: Minimum Grades

Sean Hewitt wrote:
Paul Dupré wrote:Now the only chess I am involved in is grading the Surrey Chess Congress, so I want to know who is playing in our event.
Good to know. Let's hope you do a better job than the guy who FIDE rated the 2010 Surrey Major event. What a cock up that was.
There was no mistakes there you know...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Deaths of Chess Players
Replies: 22
Views: 7950

Re: Deaths of Chess Players

Vera Menchik survived the German bombing of the National Chess Centre on 23 September 1940 where she was manager (http://www.westlondonchess.com/node/134) but died when a V-1 rocket hit her home in Kent on June 26, 1944. Does anyone have marriage records as I just read that she was Vera Menchik-Ste...