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by Paul Bloom
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4171

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

4NCL sorted for 9th to 11thJuly at woodland Grove lemington spa
by Paul Bloom
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Just received from the 4NCL: I’m very pleased to say that we’ve booked 4-star conference centre hotel Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa for our 25th 4NCL Congress on 9-11 July 2021. This will be our first OTB 4NCL congress since the start of 2020 if restrictions are indeed lifted on 21 June as we a...
by Paul Bloom
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4171

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Still many B and B places available and the venue is already booked as i understand as music festivals are going ahead and around 80% or more chess players will have had their vaccination's I see know reason why it should not go ahead , I would not be surprised if it were an all time record entry gi...
by Paul Bloom
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I saw that this has come through today, which probably suggests that chess might only be an activity in Tier 1 under the Rule of 6. So at the moment that’s just Cornwall really. Apart for under 18 activities which are exempt in all Tiers. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-grassroots-...
by Paul Bloom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

" I am not a Fide arbiter only a national arbiter but there was of course 2 Fide arbiters on site one of which agreed with my decision" Does that mean 1) the other one disagreed, or 2) that you only asked one? I only asked one as the other was playing I am trying to get norms to move to a higher le...
by Paul Bloom
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

as we are FIDE rated I had no choice If that's correct, it's because you chose not to have a choice - see the last sentence of Law 11.3.2.2. I think this would only apply if the device was switched off if just found to be on their person and not declared but clearly off yes a lesser a penalty such ...
by Paul Bloom
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

as we are FIDE rated I had no choice
by Paul Bloom
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

not really most exciting thing that happened was somebodies phone rang and I had to instantly default them in a winning position.
by Paul Bloom
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I would class it as 8 to 10 groups of 2 as one match per table all tables 3 mts apart and even both players are more than 2mts apart not touching any pieces that the other player has touched
by Paul Bloom
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Well if reported and the police take action, £200 fines for attendees for a first offence. You can be fined £10000 if you organise and more than 30 people attend. We Have around 18 to 20 attending every week risk assessment on our website everybody washes hands when entering the building wear masks...
by Paul Bloom
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Regrettably, the local area being placed in "Tier 2" virus measures has meant Barrow Chess Club will close again for the time being. Sorry to hear that Matt guess we are Lucky in coulsdon still low infection rates . Just hoping they dont do the circuit breaker lockdown at half term as we are planni...
by Paul Bloom
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

yes went well again on Monday Simon only 12 players this time . i didnt see many of the games as I was playing in 1 of them an exciting Draw where i gave up a queen for a rook and 2 pawns also giving me 2 connected passed pawn but i just couldn't push one of them home . Yes we are all wearing masks ...
by Paul Bloom
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1792
Views: 101610

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

CCF chess club at coulsdon FIDE rated has been up and running for 5 weeks now using the blind player 2 BD system for players rated 1000 through to 2200
by Paul Bloom
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 185572

Re: Cheating in chess

Also this rule that is not in the written rules for 4NCL online was only changed after Rd2 had been completed . I did not think you could change the rules of a tournament once it had started . so anyone that had committed this offence in rounds 1 and 2 got away with and their pts intact . anyone rou...
by Paul Bloom
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2173
Views: 185572

Re: Cheating in chess

I am only guessing but any online chat would be visible to all and on lichess would remain visible to anyone going back to view the game . . both captains and the arbiter was trying to contact them via online chat yesterday