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by Mike Truran
Tue May 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 228

4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships

Saturday 7-Sunday 8 October at De Vere Wokefield Estate.

www.4ncl.co.uk/rapidplay_2017.htm
by Mike Truran
Sat May 06, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Mr Barden's Guardian Article
Replies: 66
Views: 2783

Re: Mr Barden's Guardian Article

Northern takeover? Perhaps a team called The White Walkers to complete the job?
by Mike Truran
Fri May 05, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: I wanna become a GM
Replies: 38
Views: 2415

Re: I wanna become a GM

Strictly speaking, a British (and not a UK) Overseas Territory.
by Mike Truran
Tue May 02, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 15th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress
Replies: 0
Views: 332

15th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 Sept 2017 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_15.htm
by Mike Truran
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1934
Views: 79900

Re: The English Language

It should be "Let's look at another example".

Misprints again.
by Mike Truran
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips for coaching children
Replies: 25
Views: 2250

Re: Tips for coaching children

Perhaps my biggest problem with EPSCA, UKCC and other junior chess organisations is the lack of resources for parents: the events they run are great and children get a lot of pleasure from taking part in them, but there's no real indication about how they should progress beyond just playing. In my ...
by Mike Truran
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ask the Directors
Replies: 103
Views: 6543

Re: Ask the Directors

I had it changed to reduce my amount of spam. The new email address has been on the Boards and Officers page for over two weeks now. May I say now though that unless it says anything different to that which you have posted (at some length) on this forum you may be referred back to what has been said...
by Mike Truran
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 17
Views: 2529

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Bridge Overseas organised the change.
by Mike Truran
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 11970

Re: National Chess Library closure

Yes, of course we should have a coherent policy. We'll develop that once we know what we're dealing with, and once we surface for air from all the other things we're trying to get done.
by Mike Truran
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 11970

Re: National Chess Library closure

Julie will correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe the cataloguing job has been completed yet.
by Mike Truran
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 11970

Re: National Chess Library closure

People are always unhappy with the ECF Board. It's one of the eternal truths of English chess.

We would love to have your books so long as they are accompanied by an appropriate financial contribution to maintain them in the future. As they say, once bitten twice shy. :wink:
by Mike Truran
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2nd China-India Summit: Official Website
Replies: 0
Views: 332

2nd China-India Summit: Official Website

Google Translate's valiant attempts at translating a couple of recent news items on what ChessBase claims is the official website for the above encounter: Country elephant yuan veteran team pulled back a city of Hou Yifan and other play family war (23:50) National elephant woman world championships ...
by Mike Truran
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1934
Views: 79900

Re: The English Language

That requires 3 insertions and 2 deletions. So it might be a misprint for "to great effect" which requires only 2 insertions. You're right! Hoq are you sure? Because "get" makes no sense. Nor does "hoq", to be fair. But Michael and I knew what you meant - just like we ...
by Mike Truran
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 1934
Views: 79900

Re: The English Language

It's a misprint for "to good effect".
by Mike Truran
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 11970

Re: National Chess Library closure

Well, that may be so, but the present Board can only try to fix things as it finds them. Moreover, we're all volunteers (with other lives, both chess and non-chess related, outside ECF-related matters), and there are only so many things we can try to fix at the same time with limited resources.

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