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by Neil Graham
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2019-20
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Division Two 2019-20

As usual Division Three South, Division Three North and Division Four South command attention on the forum - nothing at all on Division Two; so here's a thread should anyone wish to comment as the season progresses.
by Neil Graham
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UK Pun day
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: UK Pun day

Are non-chess jokes allowed? If so, one of my favourites from Tim Vine: I thought my wife was joking when she said she was going to leave me because of my obsession with The Monkees. And then I saw her face. I'm sure that the moderators will fling us into the "not chess" section if we start a threa...
by Neil Graham
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UK Pun day
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: UK Pun day

Or from Tim Vine

So, I ate this chess set. It was horrible. I took it back to the shop. I said, “This is stale, mate.” He said, “Are you sure?” I said, “Check, mate.”
by Neil Graham
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UK Pun day
Replies: 8
Views: 763

UK Pun day

Today is UK Pun Day

So culled from the Twitter account:-

So I was telling my friend I hate backgammon. And draughts. He said "Hate chess too?" I said, "Don't even get me started on that high-speed rail project."
by Neil Graham
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 51
Views: 3745

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 25 "It was a big effort. It was a difficult game especially in the first half." Jordan Henderson - Liverpool go 22 points clear. We have an unusual situation with four teams tying for fifth spot. There is obviously some sort of tie-break system in force but thankfully we don't need a play-off ...
by Neil Graham
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: US Election Chess Set
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: US Election Chess Set

We will be overwhelmed with this sort of thing from across the Atlantic soon - watch out for the chlorinated roast chicken flavour crisps. Meanwhile I'll stick with my Brexit Chess Set https://brexitchess.myshopify.com/products/brexit-chess-game complete with Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg Bishops.
by Neil Graham
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 4 South - 2019-20
Replies: 30
Views: 3107

Re: Division 4 South - 2019-20

Round 5 pairings: Wood Green Youth- - -Sussex Martlets 2 MK Phoenix 2- - -CSC 2 Fischer's Catch- - -The Full Ponty Celtic Tigers 2- - -Watford A All Anands on Deck- - -Iceni 2 Cambridge University 3- - -Oxford 4 Crowthorne 2- - -Sussex Martlets 3 Throw in the Tal- - -CSC 3 Ashfield 2- - -War and Pi...
by Neil Graham
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 22
Views: 1972

Re: January Grades are out

All the Derbyshire League grades, although shown as being received, are not included in players' grades from that area. This will affect over 100 players.
by Neil Graham
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 51
Views: 3745

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 24 I wish we could have done better but I’ll take it. Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool open a 19 point gap by beating West Ham. It was the week to play your "Triple Captain" card with Liverpool having a double fixture. That was fine if you selected Mo Salah but not so if Sadio Mané who hobbled off...
by Neil Graham
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 51
Views: 3745

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 23 I would have said a few years ago that I had no interest whatsoever in working abroad, but i'm more interested now Eddie Howe. Possibly because he is 4/5 to be the next Premier Manager to be sacked. Week 23 was not high scoring as can be seen from the leading scores below - nevertheless no ...
by Neil Graham
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Badge
Replies: 17
Views: 1492

Re: Badge

John Upham wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:16 am
I assumed this was a post about a track by the popular beat combo "Cream"

What badge is this ?
Popular Beat Combo ??? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_beat_combo
by Neil Graham
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 51
Views: 3745

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

On the topic of benched players I decided that Gazzaniga & Cathcart wouldn't be in my starting eleven today with the inevitable goalless draw between their teams and the added annoyance of a Gazzaniga penalty save :oops: Jiminez hasn't done badly either :oops: My starting eleven outscored my bench ...
by Neil Graham
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3238
Views: 354437

Re: Media comments on chess

In case you missed it - Channel 4's "The Great Pottery Throw Down" - this week's challenge was to make a chess set. Very interesting designs.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the ... /70230-001
by Neil Graham
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 51
Views: 3745

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Week 22 Here's another contender from 2019 for worst penalty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-niqVw3wM2c . There was no change in our resident top five but their scores enabled other teams to make progress. We have to look well down Page Two for the top score of the week of 91 points from Richard D...
by Neil Graham
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robert Richmond
Replies: 3
Views: 920

Robert Richmond

The ECF website gives details about Robert https://www.englishchess.org.uk/rip-rob ... 1956-2020/ whose unexpected death occurred last week.

Robert was a well known chess administrator and will be missed by his many friends across the chess world.