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by Neill Cooper
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 37
Views: 2446

Re: Rebranding

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Andrew Walker wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:33 pm
You may need to paste these links into your browser if you're at all interested ...
I have tried. They don't work for me.
I found that when I clicked on the link I get a '404' error message but reloading the page then solved the problem
by Neill Cooper
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Indeed the championships have always been a knockout tournament and that has been preserved in this format.
by Neill Cooper
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

A report, including some games and photos, can now be read at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u19-final-2018/
by Neill Cooper
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19813

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Of course, maybe the remedy here lies in the hands of those of us involved in running junior-only or junior-friendly clubs. Would it be impossible to work together to organise a competition or competitions? Preferably, I'd suggest, a different format to J4NCL to avoid conflicting with that event. B...
by Neill Cooper
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19813

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I had this discussion with Neill in a thread last year. I stand by my view that too many prestige junior events are for schools which denies young players who don't play their chess at school a chance to participate. At the same time there's that well known saying about necessity. Yes, it is a pity...
by Neill Cooper
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19813

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Correction. Claire's events followed on from earlier ones run by Neil Clifton which were also for schools and clubs.
by Neill Cooper
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19813

Re: Director of Women's Chess

From the Richmond Juniors perspective, may I ask if any competitions are open to post-primary girls teams from junior clubs? The rules of various competitions seem designed to thwart the efforts of junior clubs, recognising only teams from schools or counties... When I was running Castles Junior Ch...
by Neill Cooper
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19813

Re: Director of Women's Chess

At-a-glance, most teams in the ECF National Schools Girls competitions seem to be Girls only schools, rather than a girls' team from a mixed school. Very true. All the more surprising that the winning team was from a mixed comprehensive. Hopefully next year more girls teams from mixed schools will ...
by Neill Cooper
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19813

Re: Director of Women's Chess

We see a big drop off in the number of girls playing when they go into secondary school and exams (this is also true for a lesser extent with boys, but that's not our concern here). So... 3) In particular I'd like to see money available for tournaments, team events and initiatives in general that s...
by Neill Cooper
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Now my school team are safely home I will add the full list, hopefully without more mistakes. U19 School Champions: Reading School Runners up (winning the Richard Haddrell Trophy): RGS Guildford 3rd = Hampton School, Nottingham High School, City of London School Plate winners (best performance by a ...
by Neill Cooper
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Indeed I did - now corrected
by Neill Cooper
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Round 4
Championship Final
RGS Guildford 2½ - 3½ Reading
Hampton 5 - 1 Brighton
NHS 3½ - 2½ St Olaves
QEB 1 – 5 CLBS
Wilson’s 3½ - 2½ KEGS
UCS 3½ - 2½ RGS Newcastle
The Skinners 1½ - 4½ QEH
St John’s 3½ - 2½ Wirral GS
by Neill Cooper
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Round 3 Championships Semi-finals CLBS 1½ - 4½ RGS Guildford Hampton 2 - 4 Reading KEGS ½ - 5½ Notts HS RGS Newcastle 2½ - 3½ QEB Brighton 3½ -2½ Wilson’s St Olaves 5½ - ½ UCS QEH 3½ - 2½ St John’s Wirral 3 – 3 The Skinners† Round 4 Championship Final: RGS Guildford vs Reading School Hampton vs Brig...
by Neill Cooper
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 816

ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Being played at Uppingham School 3rd and 4th July Round 1 Brighton College 2 – 4 RGS Guildford Hampton School 6 – 0 UCS KEGS Chelmsford 3 – 3 Reading School * Notts High 4½ - 1½ QE Barnet Wirral GS 1½ - 4½ City of London Boys School RGS Newcastle 3½ - 2½ St John’s Cardiff QEH Bristol 1½ - 4½ Wilson’...
by Neill Cooper
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in the community: library chess
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Chess in the community: library chess

Library chess is quite popular in Surrey. See https://www.scca.co.uk/lib/lib.html