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Result Change

posted Sep 24, 2016, 11:14 AM by Phil Morgan
Ashfield 4 v Central 3

I reported this as a 1.5 - 2.5 defeat for our club team. It appears the result has been reversed. Central fielded an ungraded player without first seeking a temporary grade from the Grading Results Officer. According to the League's new rule C7 this makes the player ineligible and has resulted in the transfer of 1 game point from Central to Ashfield, making Ashfield 4 the winners.
Amended result     A4 v  Central 3    2.5 - 1.5

Opinion - Central should be commended for offering ungraded players the opportunity to play League chess, not punished for a procedural irregularity. What encouragement does this give players in their first experience of League play ? Bureaucracy prevails over Chess.