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by Adam Raoof
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE

this looks like a nice venue - it is more likely to attract players to the LL

what we need now is DGT clocks and Fischer timings...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

by Adam Raoof
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 7795

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

NickFaulks wrote:Steven Jones is today's victim of the Swiss Manager pairing system.


There is no "Swiss Manager pairing system"! Do you mean the Swiss System or has the draw been created manually?
by Adam Raoof
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

The problem with most of the venues that I use is that they are too small to sustain an extra section. If I could find a venue in London that would accommodate 200 players in comfort and at a practical cost, I would certainly organise rapid play tournaments in five or more sections Incidentally, a l...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 30
Views: 1614

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

Hi Jim - is this an official ECF event awarding titles?

Who is arbiting at this event?

Congratulations on putting together a great event and good luck!

Adam
by Adam Raoof
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 8th July
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 8th July

ON THAT NOTE - NEXT YEAR’S DATE - is Saturday 7th July 2018 - stick that in your diary! Which is likely to be County Championships Finals day, as it is the first Saturday in July, unless varied by the Director of Home Chess. I had contacted said Director about that before I read this thread. I anti...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 8th July
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: Kings Place Chess Festival Saturday 8th July

“It was my first time taking part in the DeMontford Bell Kings Place Festival last Saturday. I, like many many others had a beautiful chess day. Thank you very much to you and to your team who worked tirelessly all day to make this happen for us all to enjoy.” - Farhad “Thank you for a very nice day...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Newsletter No 11
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: ECF Newsletter No 11

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Adam Raoof wrote:can someone confirm what email address this newsletter was sent from?


office@englishchess.org.uk is what appears at the top of the email.


thanks Roger - weirdly this email came in to my inbox (I saw it on my phone) and then disappeared! I will have a closer look for it.
by Adam Raoof
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Newsletter No 11
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: ECF Newsletter No 11

can someone confirm what email address this newsletter was sent from?
by Adam Raoof
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4628

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

The actions of the ECF in this regard are shameful.
by Adam Raoof
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival
Replies: 19
Views: 2747

Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

This year's 5th edition is filling up fast! Get your entry in soon as we will definitely be closing entries a few days before the event. http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess SAT 8 JUL, 10.30am – 6.30pm The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival is back for a fifth year, bringing together hundreds o...
by Adam Raoof
Thu May 04, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Statistics in chess
Replies: 61
Views: 3896

Re: Statistics in chess

I think that using the ECF membership statistics does not give you a very accurate portrait of chess being played in England. This may well be true, but they and the grading database are by far the best large-scale data we have. Understood - but going by the membership statistics you might think th...
by Adam Raoof
Thu May 04, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Statistics in chess
Replies: 61
Views: 3896

Re: Statistics in chess

I think that using the ECF membership statistics does not give you a very accurate portrait of chess being played in England.
by Adam Raoof
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Tuesday 25 April: 3rd Muswell Hill Weekday FIDE Rapid
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Tuesday 25 April: 3rd Muswell Hill Weekday FIDE Rapid

Tuesday 25 April: 3rd Muswell Hill Weekday FIDE Rapid 10.30am start, 6pm finish. Venue is near to East Finchley Underground, 40 players over 6 rounds 3 sections, Open, Under 160, Under 120, 25 minutes per player +5 seconds a move, Clissold Arms, N2 9HR. http://www.muswellhillchess.blogspot.co.uk OR ...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Michael Uriely Memorial, 7 May 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 395

2nd Michael Uriely Memorial, 7 May 2017

Following the success of last year’s event in which 180 players of all ages took part and donations in excess of £10,000 were raised for Asthma UK, we will be holding the 2nd Michael Uriely Memorial Chess Tournament at Westminster Under School on Sunday May 7, 2017. This will mark Michael’s 11th Bir...

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