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by Mike Truran
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 61
Views: 4831

Re: Division One 2018-19

And still, absolutely nothing on twitter or other chess media. The lack of general interest and writing on 4NCL has hit absolute rock bottom this year (one page covering first four rounds in CHESS, as a further example). I am not casting blame - like everyone else, I would do it if I had more time ...
by Mike Truran
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 23
Views: 1775

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Richard

Yes.
by Mike Truran
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 11296

Re: World Teams 2019

Are any of the photos good enough to see what the badges say. I can't see any obvious signs of company names on there, so that would indicate that it is not that sort of sponsorship.
ECF logo.
by Mike Truran
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1899

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

I'm not sure Edward Winter is ever terribly impressed with anything. Perhaps he should sign up as an ecforum poster.
by Mike Truran
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 34
Views: 1862

Re: The ECF Academy tender

ECF Slave? I, and I suspect a number of my Board colleagues, know exactly what you mean.
by Mike Truran
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 34
Views: 1862

Re: The ECF Academy tender

Regulation No 1 requires this process, regardless of what the Board or anyone else may think of its merits.
by Mike Truran
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ask The Director - Just a Marketing Con?
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: Ask The Director - Just a Marketing Con?

Same question as elsewhere - why not just follow up directly with the ECF rather than kicking off on the forum?

As a for instance, why not PM or email me? It’s not as if you don’t know where to find me (or the Office, or my colleagues).
by Mike Truran
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

You missed the best one. One of them apparently has a risk assessment for walking into town.
by Mike Truran
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Tables : http://www.4ncl.co.uk/data/tables_1819.htm
Replies: 7
Views: 709

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

Now fixed as far as I can see.

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?
by Mike Truran
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 61
Views: 4831

Re: Division One 2018-19

Jonathan You'll be pleased to know I have (I hope) at long last found a new reporter, following the resignation of both last season's scribblers - both of whom decided they had better things to be doing with their lives. Despite what you may think, persuading people to take the queen's shilling is n...
by Mike Truran
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 62
Views: 2823

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

The ECF website seems to be lacking when it comes to information regarding what level of membership is required for the different flavours of competition. All reinforcing the feeling of an anti-FIDE sentiment
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/members ... ed-events/
by Mike Truran
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How many casual players?
Replies: 75
Views: 3849

Re: How many casual players?

What’s your point? The business plan/strategy statement you refer to was approved almost nem con by Council in full session.
by Mike Truran
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: UK Open Blitz Championship
Replies: 0
Views: 268

UK Open Blitz Championship

Congratulations to David Howell and Sophie Milliet on winning the above. And well done to my Witney CC club-mate Marcus Harvey on coming second behind David, beating three GMs (including David) along the way. It should set him up nicely for our away match against Didcot this Wednesday. :D http://che...
by Mike Truran
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 4NCL International Congress
Replies: 57
Views: 5335

Re: 4NCL International Congress

Excellent results for Jonah Willow and Robert Clark in round 1.