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by Adam Raoof
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Golders Green Rapid moving to new venue after 27 years!
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Golders Green Rapid moving to new venue after 27 years!

After about 27 years (!) we are moving our monthly tournament to a new venue from October 2017 (reason: old venue has been leased to a nursery). Does this make Golders Green the longest running chess event at the same venue in the UK? Our new venue is St Luke’s Church in Kidderpore Avenue, London NW...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2046
Views: 219547

Re: Media comments on chess

Must listen to Perpetual Chess Podcast this month https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/ Hello everyone, GM Danny Gormally has got to be the most brutally honest Grandmaster in the world. He talked candidly about the challenges of life as a chess pro and his attempts to limit his alcohol consumption dur...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peter Poobalasingam
Replies: 27
Views: 6445

Re: Peter Poobalasingam

Please post details of the funeral and other arrangements here as soon as you have them; Peter was a lovely boy and a fine man and a great team mate at Hendon Chess Club.
by Adam Raoof
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Spam forwarded from ECF email distribution lists
Replies: 17
Views: 1128

Re: Spam forwarded from ECF email distribution lists

I don't get any communications from the ECF...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pawn Sacrifice (Bobby Fischer film)
Replies: 34
Views: 4778

Re: Pawn Sacrifice (Bobby Fischer film)

still on youtube search for pawn sacrifice full movie It is like pulling teeth to find the release dates in the small arthouse-type cinemas that are showing this film. Quite a few showings in Cardiff in the first week of September, in the 'Chapter' multi-artform cultural space: https://www.chapter.o...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: MSA Masters, Doha
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

Re: MSA Masters, Doha

apart from that one

NickFaulks wrote:
Adam Raoof wrote:Not directly, I think

How about this?

"1.93 Reports shall include a database of at least those games played by players who achieved title results"
by Adam Raoof
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: MSA Masters, Doha
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

Re: MSA Masters, Doha

No PGN, no. The tournament was, for whatever reason, not using duplicate scoresheets. That could have invalidated any title norms obtained. Congratulations on a great result, Jack, but in the circumstances it is perhaps just as well that it wasn't a GM norm. Where in the title regulations does it s...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 41
Views: 2980

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

Not strictly - you could play in a FIDE rated blitz, where there are currently no membership requirements. If only that were true. Chess Scotland requested the allocation of a FIDE Identification Number to an Englishman resident in Scotland but were refused because he was not a member of the ECF. C...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 41
Views: 2980

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

Michael Farthing wrote:I think you would need to joint the ECF to get a FIDE identification number with England.


Not strictly - you could play in a FIDE rated blitz, where there are currently no membership requirements.
by Adam Raoof
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 59
Views: 2145

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

Please feel free to share this link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bX4Fufzttc4wAG2Zfuv-SlQmsLmFR_EALotkTkfTLAM/edit?usp=sharing P.S. - if there is demand for a hands on class to walk people through the software, I can do this remotely via webinar or I can get a venue. I would charge a reasonab...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 4675

Re: Motions

If I turn out for a club in my local league, then it is accepted by other clubs that I am eligible to play for that club. As long as I only represent one club in one league, nobody appeals, or checks my eligibility - it is a matter for the club I represent. That is trust. Why should it be any differ...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 4675

Re: Motions

In the name surely :) Not exactly - I represent a county that doesn't actually exist! Which is that Adam? Middlesex. My point is that people could still turn up on a Saturday and play chess for Surrey against Middlesex or Greater Manchester, without any eligibility rules. It wouldn't make anyone mo...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 4675

Re: Motions

MartinCarpenter wrote:In the name surely :)


Not exactly - I represent a county that doesn't actually exist!
by Adam Raoof
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 4675

Re: Motions

Alan Walton wrote:you might as well do away with any rules and make everybody eligible for whoever they want to play for, but this defeats the purpose of the County Champs


Just for me, can someone point to a statement that defines the actual purpose of the counties championships?
by Adam Raoof
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 4675

Re: Motions

Agreed. I can certainly see the potentially demotivating effect of a very strong club repeatedly winning a competition... However, if the problem is having strong teams, then what is the point of competition? You need to motivate all the other teams to raise their game by some creative means, not by...

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