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by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cancelling Matches
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Cancelling Matches

Arrived home from work to find an e-mail that our club match tomorrow has been cancelled because half the opposition have flu. Any other organised sport & you would be forced to play reserves etc or face a massive fine & possible points deduction. Of course, we would rather play & will b...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four South 2016-17
Replies: 16
Views: 1099

Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Excellent result for Wood Green MM3 thought wonder if the usual excellent juniors under-rated by 400 came into play. Nice venue & good results for CSC Rhinos with 8 points & Hippos with 4 points (won 1 drew 1 this weekend). Oxford 2 look strong especially with Mike Healey on board 3 - as wel...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Not really a report on weekend 2
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Not really a report on weekend 2

Let's have a brief CSC dragons report Ian. The rhinos & hippos in division 4 believe the team can turn this run of losses around same as last season.
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Room rate per week for the room that you play in
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Room rate per week for the room that you play in

We were getting no new members - got more by moving back to Kingston - & able to run a second team. It is quicker for me to get from my house to Kingston & back than Asda because public transport is better & less of a walk (1 mile). Quaker hall was excellent for lighting & running mu...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 40
Views: 1010

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

Moving away from the one weekend good result may alienate those that play them & currently try to qualify. Also in losing them will they play in a major open, or other tournament Seniors, juniors or other rating limited tournament at the British to get the overall funding to work. Just to let yo...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Room rate per week for the room that you play in
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Room rate per week for the room that you play in

We would not be able to play anywhere in central Kingston-upon-Thames without paying. Which is where the club want to be. Anyway I was too late to ask to club secretary because the match was starting & I was last one to finish so will get the info next week. Also will point out no free parking s...
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Chess magazines

This new magazine is about 3 x price of New in Chess or 5 x price of Chess Magazine or BCM; My favourite is Kingpin - not sure when I bought it last. Inside Chess was an old US magazine that I bought in late 80s early 90s for a while. Adam Raoof's "Chess Circuit" had a nice selection of ga...
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is your favourite Chess Website to Play Chess on?
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: What is your favourite Chess Website to Play Chess on?

Bias in the poll at that - I input Lets Play Chess & register came up as 3 votes on sites which have a relation.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2016-17
Replies: 42
Views: 1653

Re: Division Two 2016-17

What are the chances of snow & or transport disruptions on Saturday morning?
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four South 2016-17
Replies: 16
Views: 1099

Re: Division Four South 2016-17

What are the chances of snow & or transport disruptions on Saturday morning?
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2016-17
Replies: 181
Views: 9252

Re: Div 3 North 2016-17

What are the chances of snow & or transport disruptions on Saturday morning?
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Grading List: January 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: ECF Grading List: January 2017

I am hoping Thames Valley have this Ok. I am no longer the grader & my offer of assistance was between 16-31/12. Similarly the Surbiton internal where have gone elsewhere. Anyway the deadline has not changed & in this part of the world we have been kept in the loop. Personally we take too mu...
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Room rate per week for the room that you play in
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Room rate per week for the room that you play in

Chris - you were at our chess club AGM when the rates against alternatives (some without storage). Also our limit of 3 hours (for setting up & putting away) & hence not being able to offer a longer session. Of course with extra financial pressures from 1st April (mainly business rates - sign...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Low graded players teaching chess
Replies: 46
Views: 2228

Re: Low graded players teaching chess

No - whilst we have argued that the reasons for London having better and higher education results than elsewhere is because of higher amounts of pupil funding than elsewhere. Government have not seen that as an answer and proposing to change the gap by taking money away from London schools and acade...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why not three points for a win?
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Why not three points for a win?

Some of us remember rugby with 4 points for a try. Some of us rejoiced in a 3 penalties to 2 tries win against the Welsh - we had a geography fieldtrip to Pembrokeshire the following week. Best rule in football was when they introduced the rugby rule on retreating 10m/yds on dissent - if they contin...

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