Sunday 24 July 2022

In transit

 After a 4 year break, I am heading off to the Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India. It will be an early start from Canberra, and I expect to reach the hotel quite late tomorrow night. I'm heading off a few days early as I am back on the Technical Administration Panel for the tournament, which involves a lot of work before the event actually begins. Hopefully teams will have successfully navigated the visa process, and that covid won't be an issue. 

So probably no blogging tomorrow, but after that, I should post regular updates from the tournament


Rafael said...

What does the Technical Administration Panel do?

Shaun Press said...

It does the pairings and publishes the results. This isn't as easy as it sounds, as we are also responsible for checking team registrations, making sure they are valid (eg players are registered to the correct federation), and most importantly, ensure they are present before the start.