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by Mike Truran
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bob Long
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Bob Long

I was very sorry to read about Bob's death.

I bought my BCM run off Bob back in 2001 or 2002. As I recall he was straightforward, honest, just a little bit tetchy, and a real straight shooter. A pleasure to deal with, and a sad loss indeed.
by Mike Truran
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 44517

Re: Chess history trivia

Per my 1855 edition of Liddell and Scott:

"καλλισφυροϛ, beautiful-ankled, of women". No mention of hammers, I'm afraid.

"σφυρον, the ankle". (neuter noun)

"σφυρα, a hammer". (feminine noun)
by Mike Truran
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6845

Re: Council Papers are out

Well, David, you have the explanation. It’s your prerogative to disagree with my view - as indeed it is mine to disagree with yours.
by Mike Truran
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6845

Re: Council Papers are out

The paper was written to reflect the fact that many people would be reading the paper for the first time on or only shortly before the day of the Council meeting and so to reflect the position as it was expected to be (and indeed will be) as at the day of the Council meeting. The intention was to he...
by Mike Truran
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 6114

Re: July 2019 grades......

:lol:
by Mike Truran
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 16398

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

The Board spends many hours discussing and writing both the Strategy and Business Plan and the Board Report to Council before both documents are submitted to Council for approval. I would consider it not unreasonable to expect Council members to take the trouble to spend ten minutes or so reading th...
by Mike Truran
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 16398

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

ECF Boards have something of a habit of making strategic decisions without getting them approved or rubber stamped by the bi-annual meetings of the ECF Council. Well, that's just a fabrication on your part. All strategic initiatives are included in the Strategy and Business Plan submitted to Counci...
by Mike Truran
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess-playing Fellows of Royal Society
Replies: 20
Views: 2153

Re: Chess-playing Fellows of Royal Society

Diderot.
by Mike Truran
Wed May 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...
Replies: 22
Views: 3584

Re: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...

Unfortunately registered with Singapore not England.
by Mike Truran
Sun May 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL and the BCF
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

Re: 4NCL and the BCF

Many thanks, Neil - that's very helpful and informative.
by Mike Truran
Sat May 25, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 48
Views: 6617

Re: 2019-20 Season

I’m assured that overflow accommodation if needed will be in the Ramada.
by Mike Truran
Sat May 25, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 34
Views: 3364

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

" 'Not so fast', the Golux said. 'Half the places I have been to, never were. I make things up. Half the things I say are there cannot be found. When I was young I told a tale of buried gold, and men from leagues around dug in the woods. I dug myself.' 'But why?' 'I thought the tale of buried treas...
by Mike Truran
Sat May 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 14482

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I think you’ll find that the primary vector for transmission is the carios erraticus tick, and thus it is an arbovirus.

But I may be wrong.