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09/15/2003 09:48:20 AM · #26
How about this ... Is golf and game or a sport?
09/15/2003 09:58:52 AM · #27
ESPN reports on Chess Championships. High Schools and Colleges give letters for Chess. Chess is clearly a sport.
09/15/2003 10:03:37 AM · #28
I don't really consider chess to be a sport. I think it's a game. There are some very nice chess shots in the challenge, and clearly everyone doesn't agree with me that chess is not a sport so I'm going to vote on the chess pictures as if chess were a sport. I suppose that in the long run, it doesn't really matter.
09/15/2003 10:06:01 AM · #29
Professional, grand master level chess is pretty obviously a gruelling endurance sport that involves a lot of physical stamina and mental discomfort.

But it is also more often played at a much less physical level more in the general meaning of a game - so chess is probably slightly more off topic than say soccer or american football. Still more in the theme than a cat shot though...
09/15/2003 10:18:33 AM · #30
If 3 people out of 79 thought it counted, to me that is a significant number implying a culture standard of understanding. Just wish I had thought of it myself.
09/15/2003 10:48:57 AM · #31
Sport to me means a competition in which there is a clear winner(s) and or loser(s). Simple as that (at least for me) :)
09/15/2003 11:47:55 AM · #32
For those that don't "think" chess is a sport - it doesn't matter what you think. It only matters what the photographer thought. Clearly, some people feel that chess is a sport, and some of them entered chess shots. To them, chess is a sport. It's not totally off-base, so let chess be a sport to those people. Respect their opinion, and vote as if they are on-topic.

By the way, I didn't enter any shots in the Sports challenge, so I have nothing to gain by asserting this.
09/15/2003 11:53:50 AM · #33
If cricket can be a sport, I REALLY think chess should also be in there. ;-)
09/15/2003 11:55:03 AM · #34
Originally posted by Gordon:

Professional, grand master level chess is pretty obviously a gruelling endurance sport that involves a lot of physical stamina and mental discomfort.

But it is also more often played at a much less physical level more in the general meaning of a game - so chess is probably slightly more off topic than say soccer or american football. Still more in the theme than a cat shot though...


True, but there are weekend pickup games of soccer and American football that are also played at a much less intense level.
09/15/2003 12:11:15 PM · #35
Originally posted by myqyl:



True, but there are weekend pickup games of soccer and American football that are also played at a much less intense level.


which is still a lot more physical than a brisk game of chess - which is why I would say chess meets the challenge but isn't so clearly a sport as some others (if you assume the normal definition of a sport as a physical contest)

It just isn't a black/white distinction - some things are more on topic than others, for each voter. To me, chess is close enough to a sport to be on topic, but I would find it unlikely that I'd give my top score for a shot showing 'sports ith lots of action' to a shot of someone moving a pawn.
09/15/2003 12:17:47 PM · #36
Originally posted by StevePax:

For those that don't "think" chess is a sport - it doesn't matter what you think.

The challenge details specifically said to "Capture the action of any sport". I fail to see how action is portrayed in some of the submissions, regardless of the definition of sport. Action in this case implies to me "activity", not the lack of it, not posed static shots, etc.

People don't call films "action movies" because there is a lot of slow, plodding, measured imagery. They call them "action movies" because there is a lot of activity! If you saw a movie box labelled "ACTION PACKED!" or "NON-STOP ACTION!" got it home and found a sluggish, tedious, time-consuming, prolonged, protracted, drawn-out chess game I mean movie, I think most people would agree there was nothing "action" about it...

Message edited by author 2003-09-15 12:18:28.
09/15/2003 12:18:36 PM · #37
not that anyone cares ;D .. but if it doesn't have a special outfit or clothing for it, it's not a sport.


IMHO


09/15/2003 12:20:08 PM · #38
Whoever states:

Originally posted by jonpink:

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It also lacks and physical effort or skill and that in it self means it is no sport.


makes it pretty evident that they do not have any idea of what competitive chess is and I mean: NO IDEA.


So Glimpses, your telling me that chess is physical? I can't belive it can make someone out-of-breath, if so they probably need a Doc. Chess is played sitting down, and all you move is your arm.

Correct me if I am wrong.



Message edited by author 2003-09-15 12:26:01.
09/15/2003 12:22:05 PM · #39
Originally posted by magnetic9999:

not that anyone cares ;D .. but if it doesn't have a special outfit or clothing for it, it's not a sport.

IMHO


morris dancing ? NBC warfare ? Surgery ? Traffic Warden ?
09/15/2003 12:22:17 PM · #40
Originally posted by EddyG:

Originally posted by joannadiva:

Sometimes the action is stillness though

... I approached this challenge as if I were a newspaper or magazine photographer and was given a "Sports" assignment. I made the effort to go places where I would be able to take shots similar to those that you would find in the "Sports" section of a newspaper or in a magazine that covered sporting events, such as Sports Illustrated or ESPN Magazine...

Such as a bunch of people sitting around in a courtroom?
09/15/2003 12:24:30 PM · #41
Originally posted by magnetic9999:

not that anyone cares ;D .. but if it doesn't have a special outfit or clothing for it, it's not a sport.


IMHO


I wear a special tinfoil hat when I play chess.
09/15/2003 12:25:59 PM · #42
erm, a special outfit doesnt automatically mean a sport, but a sport automatically does mean special clothes ..


Originally posted by Gordon:

Originally posted by magnetic9999:

not that anyone cares ;D .. but if it doesn't have a special outfit or clothing for it, it's not a sport.

IMHO


morris dancing ? NBC warfare ? Surgery ? Traffic Warden ?
09/15/2003 12:26:10 PM · #43
rofl. can't wait to see what happens during the lightning round!!!


Originally posted by scab-lab:

Originally posted by magnetic9999:

not that anyone cares ;D .. but if it doesn't have a special outfit or clothing for it, it's not a sport.


IMHO


I wear a special tinfoil hat when I play chess.


Message edited by author 2003-09-15 12:27:00.
09/15/2003 12:28:04 PM · #44
Taken from an official UK chess site.

"A global alliance is forming between UK, Australia and Canada. All three countries are pushing to have chess recognised as a sport in each respective country."

Therefore, is not yet a sport.




09/15/2003 12:30:57 PM · #45
Originally posted by jonpink:

Taken from an official UK chess site.

"A global alliance is forming between UK, Australia and Canada. All three countries are pushing to have chess recognised as a sport in each respective country."

Therefore, is not yet a sport.


or, alternatively,

Therefore, there is a global alliance of people that consider it to be a sport.
09/15/2003 12:39:50 PM · #46
Originally posted by Gordon:

Originally posted by magnetic9999:

not that anyone cares ;D .. but if it doesn't have a special outfit or clothing for it, it's not a sport.

IMHO


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09/15/2003 12:42:11 PM · #47
or alternatively.

Therefore, there is a global alliance of people that consider it not to be a sport.

I don't care less if it's labled a sport or a game or even a food product.

As I said, I think people should mark the chess images as if it was a sport. I am unsure too, but that doesn't mean it effected my score. Hell I even scored one image which had an image of a 'sport' I ahve never heard of or seen.


For what it's worth, and probably opening up another can of worms, chess is probably more physical than bloody cricket.

tee hee.

Message edited by author 2003-09-15 12:43:53.
09/15/2003 12:56:54 PM · #48
Originally posted by magnetic9999:

if it doesn't have a special outfit or clothing for it, it's not a sport.

Mag, this is a brilliant observation. Brav-o!
09/15/2003 01:24:35 PM · #49
Originally posted by EddyG:

Originally posted by magnetic9999:

if it doesn't have a special outfit or clothing for it, it's not a sport.

Mag, this is a brilliant observation. Brav-o!


Do you work for Nike or Adidas?

Who was the official provider for the very first Olympic Games few thousands year ago?

People.. you really lost it.
09/15/2003 01:30:21 PM · #50
Originally posted by jonpink:

So Glimpses, your telling me that chess is physical? I can't belive it can make someone out-of-breath, if so they probably need a Doc. Chess is played sitting down, and all you move is your arm.

Correct me if I am wrong.


Something tells me you've never played a serious round of chess.

Correct me if I am wrong. :)
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