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by David Gilbert
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Online Club Championships
Replies: 9
Views: 894

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...
by David Gilbert
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Online Club Championships
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: National Online Club Championships

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:13 am
"The direct link doesn't work, but it seems he is playing along with his wife and son (?) for Bude."

He has been playing for Bude.
The Bude team is made up of three Nunns and two Constables! Is that a record?
by David Gilbert
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Civil Service vs Essex 1939
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Civil Service vs Essex 1939

Opps! That was 1936 - I shall return to my cupboard.
by David Gilbert
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Civil Service vs Essex 1939
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Civil Service vs Essex 1939

JG Hayes (source Kevin Thurlow!).
by David Gilbert
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blue Plaques ?
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Blue Plaques ?

And this one was/is on the outside of my daughter's office building in Soho Square.
https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-spoof ... 48970.html
by David Gilbert
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blue Plaques ?
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Blue Plaques ?

Howard Staunton in Notting Hill. Many years ago my friend was photographing blue plaques in London and asked me who Howard Staunton was - the blue plaque describes him as British and World Champion. He might have been regarded as the world's best player at one time, but I didn't think he was ever cr...
by David Gilbert
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tim Crouch
Replies: 16
Views: 3693

Re: Tim Crouch

Tim Crouch - a great man. I never ceased to tell him that. He has a 7-4 margin of victory over me - and winning records against many players at my level. Last time I saw him in June he said he was going to need dialysis. Having to dialyse for three or four hours, three times a week, would have set h...
by David Gilbert
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Worrying times
Replies: 412
Views: 25063

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: 412
Views: 25063

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: 412
Views: 25063

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: 412
Views: 25063

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: 412
Views: 25063

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: 412
Views: 25063

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: 3343

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.