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by David Gilbert
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15740

Re: Worrying times

Professor John Newton has been given the task of delivering the Government’s targets for testing. I worked with him more than ten years ago to secure funding for the childhood anomaly registers. He has a chess connection. He told me his father had been President (or it might have been Chairman) of h...
by David Gilbert
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15740

Re: Worrying times

Mick, that's a heartfelt plea and I can agree with a lot of it but from what I can see, you were six when Edward Heath was elected Prime Minister so I doubt that your views were fully formed at that age :wink: John I remember my father being very sick when Ted Heath won .... but don't forget Ted di...
by David Gilbert
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15740

Re: Worrying times

But do the new codes attribute the cause of death to Covid-19 or do they merely say that a deceased person tested positive for Covid-19? The NHS is reliant on its small army of clinical coders to get this right. They are the real experts (that's to say, not me). The emergency codes are used to coll...
by David Gilbert
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15740

Re: Worrying times

If we want to compare where we are internationally it might best be expressed as the number of deaths, where the underlying cause is COVID-19, per million population... International Classification of Diseases version 10 (known as ICD-10) is used for coding diagnosis and deaths. Figures for the act...
by David Gilbert
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15740

Re: Worrying times

Well presumably the correct criteria in these categories are the same voices epidemiologists normally use? I should not have written "if properly calculated". I meant "if calculated in an ideal way". Epidemiologists, like others trying to model social science, do the best they can with imperfect da...
by David Gilbert
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 352
Views: 15740

Re: Worrying times

From the BBC " False reports of tanks and troops in the UK Social media and WhatsApp in Britain are buzzing with pictures and videos of troops and tanks, purportedly showing them moving in and around London - you may have received the images too. But the pictures are not what they seem, report our c...
by David Gilbert
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 25
Views: 2781

Re: January Grades are out

Also, my opponent last night has duplicate Kent league results (292992C Kolomvas, Dimitrios) from 2019/20 season. All Kent League games for October 2019 are duplicated. The ECF was advised before the January grades were published and subsequently. I'd expect these to be corrected in the next update.
by David Gilbert
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: SCCU bulletin archive
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: SCCU bulletin archive

Richard Bates wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:47 pm
....as a result of Richard Haddrell bequest.
... and thanks to many hours of work by Middlesex’s Anthony Fulton.
by David Gilbert
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/LONDON CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 464

SCCU/LONDON CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

We’re doing it again. After a successful 2019 event, the SCCU/London Club Championships will be back again at St Lukes Church (off the Finchley Road) on Saturday, 11 July 2020. It’s the same format as last time. A six round rapidplay for teams of four players, in three sections with average grades o...
by David Gilbert
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Senior opps 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 2045

Re: English Senior opps 2020

What's more, the ACO World Senior Amateur Chess Championships take place on Crete from 5 - 14 October 2020, with seven graded sections. There'll be more details on the ACO website in the next few months https://amateurchess.com
by David Gilbert
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Celebrations will be going on all over the South West this weekend as popular player and arbiter Tony Tatam takes the ACO World Seniors Under 1400 Trophy on an open-top bus ride across Devon. You can go for miles on a senior persons bus pass. Meyrick Shaw, last year's Under 2000 champion, just misse...
by David Gilbert
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

If anyone is looking to come to Rhodes next May for the ACO’s World Graded Championships the €150 discount ends on 30 September 2019, although you can still get €100 off if you enter by 15 November 2019. There’s 156 entries so far, including five from England, two from Wales and three from Ireland. ...
by David Gilbert
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 126
Views: 11714

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:10 pm
A schedule for the festival is available here.
I also noticed that the grading limit tournaments have been expressed by reference to ECF grades.
A welcome move. The under 140s will get back their event back after it was hijacked by the under 160s.
by David Gilbert
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 6361

Re: July 2019 grades......

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:54 pm
The FIDE September list was published today.
Without the results from the Under-1750 at the British Championships :(