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by Mike Truran
Mon May 13, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season musings, part two
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: End of season musings, part two

That's harsh. My middle name is Largesse. Or was it Large? My memory's not what it was.
by Mike Truran
Sun May 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3385

Re: National Stages 2019

I have to admit I was there at the time and I don’t recall the BCF trying to “destroy” the 4NCL. But perhaps I didn’t notice. To be fair, they weren’t that supportive either.

But the story of BCF opposition to the 4NCL seems to have entered folklore. It would be interesting to get some background.
by Mike Truran
Fri May 10, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season report, part one
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: End of season report, part one

Can't find anyone to take the queen's shilling. Sorry. :( As per previous requests - please contact me if you would like to take up the pittance we can offer to report on each weekend. Leonard has also done a great report in the Guardian. So hopefully he, like Jonathan, can also be excused from both...
by Mike Truran
Mon May 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 6139

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

7.1(b) deals with it.
by Mike Truran
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4276

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Probably no medal this year. 😢😢😢
by Mike Truran
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2873

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Re Keith's, David's and Simon's posts, what's wrong with clicking on 'ECF Grand Prix' on the ECF website home page?

Five seconds tops, as David Gilbert says.

Come on guys......
by Mike Truran
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Social Chess?
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Social Chess?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Mike Truran
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Newspapers
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: Chess in Newspapers

Spoiler alert, Stewart. Of course it’s not f****** genuine. On the evidence so far, why would you believe anything Fields writes?
by Mike Truran
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 38
Views: 1923

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

I think it’s called ‘the oxygen of publicity’.
by Mike Truran
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Greenlandic Chess

I have sent you a PM about your post.
by Mike Truran
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Greenlandic Chess

That comes over as a little bit po-faced. More fool any forum poster for taking such nonsense seriously. It’s hardly on the Trump or Putin fake news scale.
by Mike Truran
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6472

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Ah, the totals seem to have been removed when the post was updated. Anyway, 72% in favour of monthly grading, 80% in favour of four figures.
by Mike Truran
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6472

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Errr......

The overall results are in the same post.
by Mike Truran
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6472

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

More detailed consultation results by age band and membership category now on the ECF website.
by Mike Truran
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 4NCL Congresses
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: 4NCL Congresses

Now fixed.