In answer to Paul Dupre, the rating report for the Jessie Gilbert B event in 2010 was produced and emailed to me by Jack Rudd (who was my assistant arbiter). I then forwarded it to the ECF Ratings Officer, Howard Grist. As I recall Jack used Swissmaster, which automatically links into the FIDE list and automatically produces a full FIDE report on request. I have cross checked the information in that report and it seems to be correct (ratings and rating codes). The URL for the FIDE web site report on the event is:
http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_repo ... nt16=48043
Please can anyone tell me if we have done anything wrong and, of course, I will take whatever action I can to correct it if so. Anyone can make a mistake although I can't see that it was us on this occasion. Paul used the word "again" in the post that Carl deleted about him feeling that it was us who mucked up. Paul, I am open to other issues if you want to raise them if anything else needs to be checked and possibly corrected.
Paul's further reference to me being "ostructive" (as he sees it) can, I think only refer to one issue going back to 2005 when we had an unfortunate misunderstanding over the county captaincy. There was nothing deliberate about anything and as I believe the chain of events will show - and there was nothing obstructive about it either, but I can see that both of us had a legitimate reason for feeling we had done nothing wrong. This has already been thrashed out on the CCF v Surrey thread, but the basic gist is that when the Surrey Open captain had failed to produce a team for the first match of the season in the Autumn of 2004, he resigned. Against my better judgement, I offered to run the team until such time as a new captain had been appointed. Whilst running the team they then qualified for the National Minor County stages (something that, ironically, had we failed to qualify, the issue would never have existed). At the next Surrey elections (which I was not present at as I was running a tournament) Paul was appointed as captain. This was after the SCCU stage but before the National stages. I thought my job was over as I had said I was running until the new captain was appointed, which I had done. Paul in turn, I discovered afterwards, had assumed I was continuing to the end of the season, which I can see was a reasonable assumption as he was not aware of what I had stated to the SCCA Secretary at the time I offered to take the job. Of course that situation was further complicated by the resignation of the SCCA Secretary before that AGM, thus lines of communication had collapsed.
I am more than happy to bury the hatchet with Paul if he wants to. In fact, until our "exchange of views" on the "CCF v Surrey" thread last year, I had no idea that there was any issue between us and saw him as someone I got on with. I am sure it was since those issues that once I gave him a lift home (I stand to be corrected) after an event of some sort - and I bumped into him in Tescos Purley one night and we had a friendly chat. The offer is there to meet and have a chat (I am happy to buy the drinks!) if he wants. Of course it is possible with his link with the Bennett's that we may be able to do this at the next family re-union!