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3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:04 pm

Today I've got a phone call from WCDF President Dr. Richard Beckwith who preliminary (not all WCDF members voted yet, but majority) informed me that more likely Italian bid will be accepted and awarded.

This year in difference with other years, we really and truly had two nice bids: Italian and American, each worthy in total more than $10,000 and around $6,500-$7,000 cash prize.

Both bids were submitted to WCDF by the end of January, prior deadline February 1 and it took WCDF approximately 3 weeks to make decision.

Italian bid is not 100% finalized yet and we still have to learn in what city it happened, in what hotel we live, in what building we play. However I accepted provisional Italian bid (we can't wait anymore) and asked Richard to work with FID to finalize everything.

Match Referee will be Charles Walker, USA and I think someone from Italian Federation will assist him. Only 50% of Charles Walker transportation expenses will be covered and he agreed to pay rest for his tickets.

I also asked Richard to open on ACF website "JOHN ACKER TRAVEL FUND" for donations to pay for his tickets. Italian bid doesn't cover any penny.

Match dates are around June 25 thru July 8 or something like this - capturing July 4 Holiday. Per Michelle Borghetti demand I agreed to make 2 break days during match. This will change match format since 1934 - only 1 break day was allowed in the past 78 years. I don't have any problems with this - Michelle health conditions are far from perfect and he is getting older. Quality of match games are crucial and important.

All for now. I think WCDF official announcement is coming soon.

Respectfully,

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:35 pm

JohnAcker wrote:Thanks, Alex. It's a good sign that we had actual bid competition this year!

I did some preliminary searches for airfare, assuming that we play near Michele's hometown (which may not be the case). Even buying the tickets four months in advance, airfare starts at $1650. So yes, I will definitely need some financial help to make the trip!

John
Thanks, John ! I read carefully Italian bid and if I didn't miss anything - they pay in full your accomodation and food and only airfare expenses are not covered. It makes perfect sense to give a shot and try to collect money.

Yes, Michelle Borghetti hometown is Livorno in the north side of Italy, close to Piza and Florence but I agree - it maynot be a case. I also requested an air conditioning in hotel and playing rooms.

All after all - 2 bids are better than 1 and much better than 0.5 ! :D

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Michael Holmes on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:10 pm

Those cheaper options should be posted on some thread for future references John.
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:46 pm

Michael Holmes wrote:Those cheaper options should be posted on some thread for future references John.
I suspect $1,600+ comes from Internet companies and cheaper options come directly from travel agent or air company.
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:30 am

Sorry John, I'm just learning more about this wonderful bid - they can't pay for your romm as well. This is how they do business. So - this expanse also must be added to your list.

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Michael Holmes on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:42 am

John, sounds as if there is not enough monetary support for you to go. Were you going to be providing some type of service? If so, then they should reconsider. If not then if you go without their support dont provide any service. From a businessman's point of view, those are the best options.
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:53 pm

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:03 am

Along with regular obligations related to match, John also is my companion

DAMA HOTEL in Fossana

http://www.hotelscombined.com/Hotel/Dam ... ossano.htm

If I understand it correctly - all final details regarding location, hotel and playing facility will come prior March 15 but DAMA HOTEL in Fossana more likely is a place where we should stay.
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:58 am

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Michael Holmes on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:19 pm

Any updates John?
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:02 pm

Additional news regarding details should come from Italy around March 15. Carlo from FID promised to finalize bid. I think we should stay in DAMA hotel but this is my guess only. They also have some local checkers club in Fossano where we may play ... stil TBD subject.

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:50 pm

To the best of my knowledges, WCDF Board members approved John replacement with NO votes against him. I wish Doloris, Charles Walker wife, best and really hope to see her doing well when I come to ICHF over Memorial Day.

I am welcoming John joining match team. Being asked about John candidacy, Michele Borghetti wrote:

Hello all,

For me John Acker is "OK" as referee of the WCM 2013. In 2011 i appreciate very much the professionalism of John and Alan Millhone.

Best regards.

Michele Borghetti


JOHN ACKER TRAVEL FUND still remains open and active, because Italian bid covers only 50% of Referee transportation expenses.

More later ... we should learn soon about bid details - where we should play and stay, online coverage etc.

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:00 pm

Match will be played in Livorno - Michelle hometown. Playing facility will have direct access to attached terrace (outside) where I can smoke.

More later ...

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:49 am

No news yet, we still negotiate match format issues but close to the end. I also asked Michelle if he agrees to use Fisher clocks with 30 seconds increment for each move. Match dates are June 25/26 - July 6/7 but can be a bit vary (plus-minus) 1 day.

Due to health problems Michelle asked me some time ago to have 2 break days and I accepted it. He is getting older and 1 extra break day may help him to stay healthy during match course.

Stay on for future news.

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2013.

Postby Chexhero on Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:49 am

30 seconds incriment each move would be interesting. Time should be much less of an issue, technically 24 moves per 72 minutes!
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