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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby champion374 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:44 pm

hi guys Suki had told me he had sent in my name under his Federation Bcdf.

MY name Kent Layne
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby champion374 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:44 pm

you can double check.
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby Lindus Edwards on Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:46 pm

Congratulations Kent. A position, I am sure, that is richly deserved.
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby champion374 on Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:44 pm

thanks. Just hoping some one double check for me .

Im not seeing my name on the list. and Suki said he send it forward
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby Lindus Edwards on Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:02 am

Hi Kent,

I will contact Dr John Reade in a few minutes by email and ask him to confirm it for you. I will post his reply here for you as soon as I hear.

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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby Lindus Edwards on Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:12 pm

Hi Kent,

Good news! Here is the reply I received from Dr John Reade. As you will see from the reply your name is definitely on the list :)




" Lindus,

Yes Kent Layne is on the list. See attachment.

Ron King is using the special WCDF nomination for the Loser of the previous challenge match.


John."

Nominations for the GAYP Qualifiers 2015:



Barbados (BDA) Jack Francis  Wynell Neverson. 

Barbados (BCDF) Colin Price Wilma Branch Kent Layne

England: David Harwood Tony Boyle

Germany: Igor Martynov

Ireland (IDA)
Ireland (NWDF): Shane McCosker

Italy (FID): Michele Borghetti Matteo Bernini

Netherlands: Vitalia Doumesh

Scotland : Colin Young Anthony Rose

Turkmenistan: Bashim Durdyyev Amangul Berdiyeva Maksat Toylyyev Maksat Durdyyev Shirin Hydyrowa Nazar Welkakayev

Ukraine (UDF) Oleksandr Kolin Nadiya Chyzhevska

USA (ACF) Richard Beckwith ,Jim Morrison

USA (ICHF) Chuck Freeman Kim Willis Paul Bryan

Wales John Morgan

WCDF Ron King



J. Reade, WCDF Secretary, 12 August 2015.
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby champion374 on Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:59 pm

Thanks mr Edwards. im working on sponsorship to make the trip.

praying to god i dont get disapoint.
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby Lindus Edwards on Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:23 am

Hi Kent,

Please, call me Lindus :) I was pleased to help. Have you got accommodation booked for Knighton? If not I can recommend a good place at a great price I think as there will be one room left. Let me know.
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby Lindus Edwards on Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:35 pm

I sent the following in an email to Dr John Reade today:


Hi John,

This is my official withdrawal from the 2015 world championship qualifiers tournament at Knighton.

My reasons for this are as follows:

Firstly, I will not play in an event which presents such an illustrious list of names, for to do so would lower the tone of the event. A player of my level has no place in such a tournament.


Secondly, I note that the WCDF do not mention me in their latest ratings list. Perhaps they think so little of the English Open three-move championship, the English Open freestyle championship and the Welsh Open that no ratings points are awarded for winning these events. I would have expected my name, however insignificant, to have been mentioned somewhere in the WCDF ratings
even if it was at the very bottom of the 247 names mentioned.

Here is a link to the latest ratings by the WCDF: http://www.wcdf.net/ratings.htm


With best wishes always,

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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby champion374 on Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:17 pm

None of the European players are on the list .

the list is not final if you look they are no titles next to players names as yet.why are you ducking out?

you should play to learn stuff.
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby Lindus Edwards on Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:27 pm

Hi Kent,

You are right. None of the European players are even mentioned! Dr John Reade is looking into the matter now and says he will find out why this has happened.

My main reason for not wanting to play is that I do not think I am worthy of playing in such an event when there are other players from my country more deserving. Hopefully two players will come forward to join John Morgan.

Thank you for your message which I appreciated.


The best of luck to you in the tournament.


Regards,

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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby rich beckwith on Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:02 pm

A more recent ratings list is here http://icheckers.net/ratings/

Mr. Edwards is included. The list (and some other updates I forwarded) just haven't been posted on wcdf site yet.
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby Lindus Edwards on Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:33 am

Many thanks Rich. I will not be playing as I am simply not good enough.
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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby Lindus Edwards on Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:00 am

Yes, the ratings make perfect sense don't they? Frank Bednall has a rating of 2004 and is in 45th place. Frank has never won a major tournament in his life and has only played in one such tournament in the past twenty years to my knowledge! In that particular tournament, the Welsh Open, Frank was placed 10th. I won the event. How Frank can have a rating of 2004 is beyond comprehension, something he would readily agree to. I do not say this to deride Frank in any way as he is a close personal friend of mine, and has been for over forty years. In major tournaments some twenty years ago, when Frank was a regular competitor, he never won a prize of any kind. He was happy enough to make up the numbers!

It is therefore odd to say the least that I have a rating of 1870 and am almost fifty places below Frank Bednall. I shall not lose any sleep over this but it makes one wonder just who calculates the ratings! I think I am a little better player than Frank!!!

Best wishes to all,

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Re: GAYP Qualifiers 2015

Postby George Hay on Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:13 am

Lindus Edwards wrote:Many thanks Rich. I will not be playing as I am simply not good enough.


Lindus, I am sure you were invited to play because at long last you are recognized as "good enough."

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