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by Neil Graham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Week One "These are pretty seasoned Brazilian teams, these days...these are not just beach boys from Copacabana." - Clive Tyldesley, Bearing in mind the first week's results below we're going to have fun, fun, fun for the season. Wouldn't it be nice to report that last years backmarkers Alana and N...
by Neil Graham
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 19
Views: 2563

Re: 2019 British

but have you seen the size of the venues when the players championship are held? you need to check them out!! I have not. But again, in context, the prize fund of one Players Championship is in excess of the prize fund of the British Chess Championship - more than double in fact. And there are 22 o...
by Neil Graham
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

A swift reminder that we are now less than a week away from kick-off - so prospective managers need to get their teams on the pitch by Friday evening to avoid missing Week 1.
by Neil Graham
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19404

Re: British Championship

In case anyone is wondering whether my game today is the first ever all-GM clash as early as round two, I seem to recall a Hodgson Speelman clash from the same round in about the year 2000 - and they weren't even both on 1/1! 2002 at Torquay had Summerscale v Speelman & Ward v McShane in Round Two ...
by Neil Graham
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 37
Views: 3760

Re: Who is our next Adams?

I note that Jonah Willow (Nottinghamshire) is now the highest graded U16 & U17 in the current grading list at 217. His recent wins at both Llandudno & Telford should mean that his FIDE rating will exceed 2300 and entitle him to the FIDE master title. Really? His 217 is higher than Borna Derakshani'...
by Neil Graham
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 37
Views: 3760

Re: Who is our next Adams?

I note that Jonah Willow (Nottinghamshire) is now the highest graded U16 & U17 in the current grading list at 217. His recent wins at both Llandudno & Telford should mean that his FIDE rating will exceed 2300 and entitle him to the FIDE master title.
by Neil Graham
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Nick Grey wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:01 pm
Where can I enter Neil?
https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ :D
by Neil Graham
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 327
Views: 18812

Re: Director of Women's Chess

There were not separate competitions as such for women's teams at Radebeul. They were mixed in with the gender-open teams. However, separate prizes were awarded to women's only teams. In the 65+ competition we only had one all-women team. That was from Mongolia, and they were awarded a prize as Wom...
by Neil Graham
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Premier League Fantasy Football 2018-19

Forget Unai Emery and Mauricio Sarri - now's the chance to become a real Premier League manager and challenge Andrew Harley - the Premier Chess Fantasy Football top manager for the last two seasons. With the kick-off just three weeks away you can join with the code 652881-143616 if you are a new pla...
by Neil Graham
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4806

Re: County Championship Finals

Could I take this opportunity to thank Mark, Alex and the team of organisers/arbiters for their work in the finals. If anyone has any comments I distinctly heard Mark advise people to contact him by e-mail. I have attended/played in/help organise any number of these events and the weather conditions...
by Neil Graham
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4806

Re: County Championship Finals

The updated titleholders after the 2018 Championships over the last five years are as follows:-

NCCU 11, SCCU 10, MCCU 9, EACU 3, WECU 2 - total 35

This year's additions were NCCU 3, MCCU 2, SCCU 1 & EACU 1.
by Neil Graham
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championships 2018 Live
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:36 am
Impressive!
David had answered the question before I'd even seen it. :)
by Neil Graham
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship sponsorship
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: County Championship sponsorship

Can I give some details of the demographics of the Finals yesterday. The figures are subject to amendment but are about right. There were 208 players competing - 202 men and just 6 women. No female players in any of the tournaments from the U160 upwards. There were no more than 10 junior players out...
by Neil Graham
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championships 2018 Live
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Answer to Chris's Trivia Question which I'm pretty sure I've given before in the County Championship thread. The last time all the sections were won by different counties was just 2015 Open : Yorkshire Minor : Essex U180 : Middlesex U160 : Lancashire U140 : Kent U120 : Hertfordshire U100 : Nottingha...
by Neil Graham
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4806

Re: County Championship Finals

Here are the results from today's Finals Open Yorkshire 8 Lancashire 8* Lancashire on Board Count 45-54 Minor Surrey 9 Lincolnshire 7 U180 Yorkshire 8.5 Warwickshire 7.5 U160 Yorkshire 5 Lancashire 11 U140 Yorkshire 6 Nottinghamshire 10 U120 Warwickshire 5 Norfolk 7 U100 Leicestershire 7 Lancashire 5