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Subject: Re: WMCCC

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 20:28:09 09/27/97

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On September 27, 1997 at 10:55:06, Ed Schröder wrote:

 

>On September 26, 1997 at 23:49:32, Robert Hyatt wrote:

> 

>>The only fact I know about the situation is that Mchess did *not* 

>>enter

>> before the official deadline.  Personally, I see no excuse in that.  

>>At

>> more than one event in the past, I entered Cray Blitz with the proviso 

>>that

>> I might not be able to arrange machine time...  and on a couple of 

>>occasions

>> I backed out.  That is why there is a waiting list.  Why Marty didn't 

>>get an

>> application in on time is anybody's guess.  But it was advertised in 

>>plenty of

>> time, so I am basically unsympathetic.  I'd like to see genius, mchess 

>>and

>> rebel there.  We likely won't see any.  But trying to displace an 

>>already

>> accepted program with a late arrival makes no sense.  If anybody is to 

>>blame,

>> it is Marty (or Richard or Ed) as the entry deadline was published in 

>>several

>> different places.  

>

>

>I told David clearly I wouldn't participate.

> Why would you blame me?

> 

>- Ed -



Sorry.  I wasn't...  the idea was that *if* you had applied late, there 
would

 be no real reason to extend preferential treatment...  same for Marty 
or

 Richard.  I had known you weren't going.. you had explained why last 
year

 in fact.  So I wasn't blaming you at all... but since Rebel was one of 
the

 three "no-shows" mentioned, I was pointing out that any of you that 
wanted to

 go had plenty of time to enter "on time."  Just like the rest of 
us...

 

Bob

 





> 

>

>>Deadlines are deadlines.  I don't see any issue here 

>>of

>> being fair, or just, or anything else.  Just following the written 

>>letter of

>> the announcement precisely, which is all we can really ask of 

>>anyone...

>> 




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