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Subject: Re: WMCCC

Author: Chris Whittington

Date: 02:01:29 09/28/97

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On September 27, 1997 at 23:28:09, Robert Hyatt wrote:

 

>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...



I didn't enter on time. I entered after the deadline, didn't query 
amateur/professional status and offered my $1000 and 150 word CSTal 
description on provisioal acceptance.

 

I was accepted without any problems or queries.

 

Chris

 

> 

>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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