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by Neil Graham
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1316

Re: One Hundred years celebration

Who would have the final say and/ or a power of veto? The ECF board? Council? I can only think of one county union that would have an objection and nobody else really cares what they think anyway. If that is the case, then why was the proposal to admit Greater Manchester to the NCCU defeated a few ...
by Neil Graham
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 50
Views: 3348

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 34 "I am so proud of the players and the fans.....but football is unpredictable. " Pep Guardiola A third meeting of Spurs & Manchester City beckons this Saturday after a week where Alex McLeish is handed his P45 again. David Moyes is being touted for the Scotland job along with Paul Lambert - ...
by Neil Graham
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South 2018-19
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Division Three South 2018-19

To update this:- Qualifiers from Group A were ;- Check Innmates 1 (10); Kings Head (10), Fermented Sharks (8); Iceni 1 (7) Relegation Pool :- Leeds Old Boys (7); MK Phoenix (6) join CSC2 & Cambridge Univ 2. The board difference between Iceni and Leeds OBs was 20-19; Leeds manage to carry forward thr...
by Neil Graham
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Re: Old Chestnut

I wonder if having a women only section of the championship with say just 8 boards to start with and a proper trophy might be better Middlesex once fielded an all female team quite probably over 16 boards , but that was twenty five years ago or so. It may have been in the days when there were "seco...
by Neil Graham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Re: Old Chestnut

I wonder if having a women only section of the championship with say just 8 boards to start with and a proper trophy might be better - obviously a fairly limited number of entries initially but could perhaps work. There are 73 women players graded over 130 according to the ECF grading data. Very fe...
by Neil Graham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 50
Views: 3348

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 33 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_a_Diff%27rence_a_Day_Made Yes for one whole day (Friday 5th April) Mark Leonard was knocked off the top spot for the first time since Week 8. Alex Sheerin, temporarily, took over until the Saturday results and now once again normal service is resumed with ...
by Neil Graham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 72
Views: 3841

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Division 4 South Round 7 41 Watford 1 - - - Crowthorne 1 42 Ashfield 1 - - - Wessex B 43 West is Best 3 - - - Fischer's Catch 44 Oxford 3 - - - Throw in the Tal 45 Celtic Tigers 2 - - - Check Innmates 2 46 The Full Ponty - - - Warwickshire Select 2 47 Poisoned Pawns - Next Generation - - - MK Phoen...
by Neil Graham
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Re: Old Chestnut

This is drivel. I take it that the proposer hasn't organised a county chess match ever. Since 2013 according to some statistics passed to me, I have organised 138 county matches. All the players have been eligible to play for the county and everyone has been selected on merit based solely on their g...
by Neil Graham
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 50
Views: 3348

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 32 https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/fantasy-football/fantasy-football-team-names-funny/ Really? If anyone is wondering (highly unlikely) why this week is late it's because I've been away competing in the English Senior Championship with no access to post on here. Anyway the big news from Wee...
by Neil Graham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: Greenlandic Chess

Thanks for the mention of Oliver Postgate.

Is there something about this that mirrors the current political situation? Ah - thought so! :D

https://vimeo.com/313555986
by Neil Graham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: Greenlandic Chess

Mike Truran wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:04 pm
I have sent you a PM about your post.
Let's hope it's not Theresa May.
by Neil Graham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Greenlandic Chess
Replies: 24
Views: 1267

Re: Greenlandic Chess

I've actually seen a report on the Greenland Chess Championship where the victor said he was Inuit to win it. After a titanic struggle his opponent sunk without trace - so it certainly was a Knight to remember. As regards the original post let's hope it's not the tip of the iceberg. On an almost mor...
by Neil Graham
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 50
Views: 3348

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week 31 "I am not going to change, I will be an optimist and we will do this together." Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed as permanent Manchester United manager with a three year contract. This is the time of the season where the fixture list goes to pieces with weeks where a few teams play (only five...
by Neil Graham
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Chess Champions of the past
Replies: 28
Views: 5102

Re: British Chess Champions of the past

In response to the last post I suggest a visit to Newstead Abbey, the home of Lord Bryon

https://www.newsteadabbey.org.uk/
by Neil Graham
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2018-19
Replies: 9
Views: 952

Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Worcestershire beat Leicestershire 9-7 today.
Which means that Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire are joint MCCU Champions. :D