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by Charles W. Wood
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: D Fault
Replies: 14
Views: 2183

Re: D Fault

Is D Fault the worst and most irritating player ever? He can be quite a pain, but luckily in our league most captains will inform you if Derek Edward Fault is playing that night. :lol: The only bit I don't like is then seeing if the informing captain minds if my player doesn't turn up or does that ...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tunes stuck in your head
Replies: 27
Views: 1979

Re: Tunes stuck in your head

Does anyone have any advice? During longplay games, I tend to get a tune stuck very firmly in my head - generally music I've heard on the radio on the way to the venue. I find this extremely annoying - what I wanted to ask was (to those who have had a similar problem) does it impede your thinking/c...
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Right Move to close
Replies: 54
Views: 3896

Re: Right Move to close

Hi All Like I've said before this is a real shame, but I've noticed as chess players we are very Black or White about how things are run. Would an approach more along the lines of "how do we get that cash to pay for this great little mag" rather than just cutting it off dead be a better way of handl...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behaviour of players and sanctions
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Behaviour of players and sanctions

Hi Steve. I think the spats between me and Ernie were all about information finding, no biggy. I stepped over the line in them posts. Ernie did push me but I reacted wrongly and apologied after a good smack on the wrist from several quarters (Including you). As far as being able to ban people from l...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Right Move to close
Replies: 54
Views: 3896

Re: Right Move to close

Hi Andrew, I think this is a real shame! I've always enjoyed it. I haven 't read it recently but Claires work was always great. I've always believed chess had two media that always developed the game; the internet recently but in history to present print has always been a great way to get accross th...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down your move......with a giant pencil
Replies: 60
Views: 4503

Re: Writing down your move......with a giant pencil

"I'm very sympathetic to the cause of arbiters, and am well aware that players can be a pain." Arbiting would be a lot easier without the players... ..and easier still without some parents! Although I do appreciate the sacrifices they make in getting their children to tournaments. We have a simple ...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Is this interesting
Replies: 23
Views: 7315

Re: Is this interesting

Hi James. Thanks for the congrats. As for investment I have found that because ECM gives us a level playing field with all sports and passtimes its quite easy to pull funding away from Football, Rugby, Cricket, Darts etc. This means that even though the country is going through difficult times the m...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Is this interesting
Replies: 23
Views: 7315

Re: Is this interesting

Out of that 1360 how many people actually got grades and how many were new players? Charles, This conversation seems to have taken a new direction since you asked, but I’ll try to answer the question. I think you’re underestimating the number of graded players you had. Out of 96 juniors who pla...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Is this interesting
Replies: 23
Views: 7315

Re: Is this interesting

Is it then too simplistic to give every new player with no grade a nominal figure to kick them off? Who issues the nominal figure, and how do you ensure it is "accurate"? Who cares, I just want some help. The way I've got it now is long and will take 12 months to get the grades needed. I will happi...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Is this interesting
Replies: 23
Views: 7315

Re: Is this interesting

Hi Peter The weather is quite nice today. Strange for this time of year for us. LOL. Everything you have said hits the nail on the head, but coupling that with the damage left over from the CfS scheme. My reputation was shot after years of coaching and organising events, and spending more time on Cf...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Is this interesting
Replies: 23
Views: 7315

Re: Is this interesting

Hi Richard The answer is yes tons, I'd hate to even try and count the games we are playing. The problem is I have no graded players to start with, both you and the Yorkshire Grader Jon Griffith have pointed out that if I hand over loads of results with no graded matches in them neither of you can do...
by Charles W. Wood
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Is this interesting
Replies: 23
Views: 7315

Re: Is this interesting

Hi All, This report has just been submitted after meeting BDMC's Area East Panel. I have taken out any names and parts that fall under our DPA policy. Some of you thinking about the funding route may find it interesting. "The Renaissance Academy attended Bradford Council Chambers in city hall to add...
by Charles W. Wood
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: IDLE CHESS CLUB - 2nd GM Simul - GM S.Gordon
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: IDLE CHESS CLUB - 2nd GM Simul - GM S.Gordon

I hope many GM/IM/FM support Andrew at the (greatly named) Idle Working Mens Club. Apart from it being a place I had my 18th it is a great venue run by a amazing set of guys wanting to develop the top end of chess at the top end of the country. Andrew has found most of his support on his door step, ...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down your move......with a giant pencil
Replies: 60
Views: 4503

Re: Writing down your move......with a giant pencil

Scott you are a genius, this is the funniest thread I've read in years. I have ran 20+ tournaments in the last 4 years and every single one has a moment that makes the tournament, I even look for them now. The classics are a player moving a piece with his right hand and pressing the clock with the l...
by Charles W. Wood
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Certificate of Merit
Topic: Certificate of Merit
Replies: 498
Views: 46208

Re: Certificate of Merit

I hope it is an error. I never recieved a penny for the work I did and didn't get one phone call paid for or any expenses claimed back by my choice. The ECF didn't have enough money in my opinion. I know most of you think I did nothing on CfS but it was a massive job. Around 50 good quality phone ca...