I would have been playing in this tournament had it not been for it's disorganised organiser!. I needed someone to cover me for work for friday evening and saturday morning and my substitute wasn't sure if he could because of other commitments til this week. Tournament website states that entries will close on Wednesday 25th of November, http://www.kilkenny.icaa.ie/index.php
which most people will take it to be end of Wednesday, anyway I said to myself I won't take any chances and asked my cover to let me know by Tuesday afternoon and he did, and I had cover, when I went online Tuesday dinner time, entries was already closed and stated on icu site as well,
one day earlier than advertised !. I mean pairing don't get done till friday evening, why on earth close entries 3 days ahead of tournament ?, The late entry fee is there as a deterent and I was prepared to pay it.It is annoying, because the money meant for travel,entry fee and accommodation in order to have stressful games this weekend will now be spent on a boring swedish massage followed by a steak dinner in the local restaurant.
Why have 3 live boards showing masters section, better have 2 for masters and one for the top board of section below it. Does anyone know what is the story with Irish blitz championship ?, It is advertised on Fide site to be played on 1st of December!, when is it been played ? why Not have a Rapid alongside it. Is this Enniscorthy congress going ahead or not ?, if yes where is the flyer or info ?, . Mr Bunrattyman,who in ICU was Awol in geography class ? why is Bunratty festival been advertised on ICU site as been located in Co Limerick, when it is clearly in Co Clare ?!
going to bed,,,,,,,,,,,,,, zzzz