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by David Gilbert
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Replies: 0
Views: 144

SCCU ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS

News of more online chess. The SCCU will be running a competition for member counties and other member organisations on the lichess.org platform. It’s an ECF online standard rated event and runs over five rounds for 8-board teams with two sections for Average ratings of 2050 (180) and 1675 (130). Ro...
by David Gilbert
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 92
Views: 6314

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

The Silver Reps have now issued their consultation email. John and Tim describe the NCCU proposal as "tidying up". Really? They should understand that this is a wrecking amendment that will cause fundamental damage. I hope the NCCU will withdraw the proposal before the AGM and, as Ian Thompson has h...
by David Gilbert
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 92
Views: 6314

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Well done John. Julian Clissold won his election in 2019 and his reappointment as non-executive Chairman would come up in 2022. If the NCCU proposal is passed that will be his last year. By 2022 we could have a wholesale change. Do you think Council has an appetite for that?
by David Gilbert
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 92
Views: 6314

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

Whoa! I suspect not everyone has studied the AGM papers, especially changes to the Articles of Association (yawn), but this time perhaps we should take more interest in what looks like a fundamental change proposed by the NCCU to amend the terms served by individual Board members. The NCCU resolutio...
by David Gilbert
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1310
Views: 67909

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tim Spanton wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:32 am
No mention here of new facemask requirements or of further limiting participants
What would you expect, Roman Prymula's a chess player! https://ratings.fide.com/profile/301574
by David Gilbert
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 6464

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

Mick Riding sent a message via FB: "Northumberland Congress Sep 25/27. Ten days to go and we are still very much 'Go'" But you've edited out probably the most important couple of sentences of Mick's email "Remember masks are mandated unless you have a waiver to wear a visor. We've had none yet. We ...
by David Gilbert
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1310
Views: 67909

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Social gatherings are currently restricted to 30 people indoors and will be reduced to six after the weekend. Yet the Northumberland Chess Congress had approval from the local authority, and presumably the director of public health had a hand in writing the conditions, for up to 120 players. If play...
by David Gilbert
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Malta Chess Holiday - Organiser FIDE Master Charlie Storey
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Malta Chess Holiday - Organiser FIDE Master Charlie Storey

They must be doing lots of tests in Malta. In London you can't get a test, which is how "cases" are being kept nice and low. Are you making it up Nick? Certainly not true in my experience. I rang for a test at 2.30pm (the operator was in Motherwell). I was given a 3.30pm appointment at the O2 in Gr...
by David Gilbert
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1310
Views: 67909

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Crowds are being allowed back into football and rugby. Indeed the Haddocks are likely to run a test event to allow about a thousand fans into The Valley for the first home game against Donny Rovers on Saturday, 19 September 2020, with details to be announced. Fans will have to bring along their own...
by David Gilbert
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 6464

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:23 am

There are players on the list travelling from as far as Watford, Cirencester and Newbury.
.... one from South East London and one from Kent, but they'll be wearing masks so might not be recognised, maybe?
by David Gilbert
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Congresses Going Ahead
Replies: 62
Views: 4767

Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Wadih Khoury wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Sadly no congresses yet in the south :cry:
It's grim down south :lol:
Not so fast. Fareham is on at the moment. 25th-27th September 2020 http://www.castlechess.co.uk/Events/?ID=99
by David Gilbert
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Superstitions in chess
Replies: 34
Views: 2274

Re: Superstitions in chess

"I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock." Barry Venison
by David Gilbert
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 6464

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

I've entered - looks like 23 so far. At the moment my masks are red & white poka dot or blue & white check, but I'll be getting chess designs for Northumbria. There are some great chess masks out there, I liked this one https://www.redbubble.com/i/mask/Obsessive-Chess-Disorder-by-elishamarie28/31336...
by David Gilbert
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1310
Views: 67909

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tim Spanton wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:24 pm
But a new entry at Prague:

Player info
ENG
Name Khoury Theo
Starting rank 196
Rating 1609
Rating national 0
Rating international 1609
Points 0
Rank 196
Federation ENG
Ident-Number 0
Fide-ID 480703
Year of birth 2010
The 2019 British Champion ..... under 9s.
by David Gilbert
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Online Club Championships
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: National Online Club Championships

I'd also like to congratulate the arbiters and organisers for a splendid weekend and also acknowledge the contributions made by half-a-dozen others working invisibly behind the scene. Great job by everyone. The team dynamic was inspiring. On two occasions in our matches in the Major the crucial last...