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by benedgell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3120

Re: Shortest game

I'm sure I read somewhere someone once played 1. Ng3 by mistake in 1st round of a rapidplay, and as it was an illegal move....
by benedgell
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man
Replies: 297
Views: 13768

Re: FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2019 - Isle of Man

Not every day you see a 2700+ player finish 114th in a swiss.
by benedgell
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 76
Views: 6040

Re: Old Chestnut

Had forgotten about Dorset- based players playing for Wessex (sorry!), but is it correct to say that no-one from Dorset is captaining?

No Gloucs- based players in West is Best to best of my knowledge. Certainly none of them are captaining a West is Best team rather then the county team.
by benedgell
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 76
Views: 6040

Re: Old Chestnut

I think Gloucestershire & Dorset work as examples. No Gloucs/ Dorset- based NCL captain and no county team because they can't find a captain.
by benedgell
Thu May 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What if a player falls ill....
Replies: 32
Views: 3705

Re: What if a player falls ill....

I don't think the rule is needed at all, because ... well, surely any decent human being would do this sort of thing anyway? Does it really need to be written down? Are arbiters really so mean-spirited that we need to write in the Laws that if a player is suffering a heart attack, we're not going t...
by benedgell
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019

Not entirely sure this is open to all comers.
by benedgell
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Tables : http://www.4ncl.co.uk/data/tables_1819.htm
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Tables : http://www.4ncl.co.uk/data/tables_1819.htm

Why don’t people contact the 4NCL direct on such things? Does it improve their own self-esteem by publicising other people’s (usually hard working volunteers’) perceived shortcomings? Shame there's not a 'like' option on here. For what its worth I think the ncl volunteers/ paid workers do a great j...
by benedgell
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019
Replies: 35
Views: 4323

Re: Gibraltar 21 to 29 January 2019

Howell- Nakamura is one I'm looking forward to this afternoon.
by benedgell
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Biggest winning margin
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Biggest winning margin

Whats the biggest winning margin ever managed by a team @ ncl? Noticed a team in Div 4 won 6 - -3 yesterday, wondering if a team has ever had a bigger winning margin then 9?
by benedgell
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47719

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

VIP Tickets - with the VIP ticket you will get: separate entrance to the venue with VIP reception and separate coat check; comfortable VIP area with seating zones; bar with free drinks; priority entrance to the Players area; possibility to book seats in the first rows during the games* and press-co...
by benedgell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 4182

Re: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss

Haven't had a chance to read this yet, but one comment about the Development Officer from one of the leagues I represent: "How much of this is going to be a person telling us what to do, and us doing the work? They could just give us the money to fund ideas we have, seeing as we're the ones paying ...
by benedgell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss
Replies: 28
Views: 4182

Re: Development Officer Proposal Paper - Discuss

Haven't had a chance to read this yet, but one comment about the Development Officer from one of the leagues I represent: "How much of this is going to be a person telling us what to do, and us doing the work? They could just give us the money to fund ideas we have, seeing as we're the ones paying f...
by benedgell
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 7346

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Thanks to all those volunteers who gave up their time to attend the meeting today. It doesn't sound like there was much drama and I'm looking forward to hearing how the chess development strategy is going to work in real terms. Very kind of you to say so Andrew. Nick and I had a discussion about wh...
by benedgell
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 7346

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Regarding the Tweet, Tim stated that he has now removed it, and I think probably recognised it was a poor choice of words.
by benedgell
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 7346

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Heard from a couple of people privately that felt Tim was an unsuitable candidate. I personally wasn't impressed by Adrian as a candidate. Would be happy to eat humble pie on that once Adrian gets into the role, but if I had a personal vote (all of the organisations I represented, either directly or...