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by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 12949

Re: World Teams 2019

This result should be on the TV evening national news. Who's the ECF publicity director again?
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2341

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

From Rupert Jones: Stuart Johnson and myself met up with Anne after Stuart was contacted around 2005/6 as she was shedding some of her old chess equipment stock which included oddly a box of cricket balls. I remember a lot of Lino chess boards. We visited about three times and both her and her husba...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2341

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Anne lived in Menston near Leeds and Bradford in the early to mid eighties. I managed to get her to play a couple of seasons for Bradford in the Woodhouse cup. I will try to check my old records to find out exactly when she played.
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: YCA
Topic: Yorkshire grading system
Replies: 18
Views: 3514

Re: Yorkshire grading system

Hi Jon, Thank you for all your efforts over the years. Chessnuts is a tremendous site and I will miss checking individual player league records for all the leagues. The Bradford league agreed at their AGM to affiliate in its entirety to the ECF grading system and adopt the ECF League Management Syst...
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed May 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: YCA
Topic: Yorkshire grading system
Replies: 18
Views: 3514

Re: Yorkshire grading system

That's reassuring to know Nick. I think moving to ECF grading is inevitable. How quickly it is done is anybody's guess. The next few weeks of Yorkshire local league AGMs will be interesting. I do expect ECF membership numbers in Yorkshire may be rising by the end of summer. It will be interesting to...
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: YCA
Topic: Bradford’s Woodhouse team
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Bradford’s Woodhouse team

Hi Martin, Sorry I don't use this forum often but was surprised to see this question. All I can say is we have a lot of players who would like to play for the team but who also have other commitments too. Myself included! Sadly this sometimes means we have wildly differing strengths of teams availab...
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: NCCU CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18

What a dedicated committee they must be to keep this unloved and unwanted competition going for over 20 years.
Your inane rhetoric won't dissuade them from continuing to offer competition to those that want it.
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: NCCU CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18

Thank you Mr Robertson for your invaluable and positive insight. I’ll be sure to take your calm and reasonable views into consideration when deciding whether to offer to captain a team from my club in the competition.
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 17943

Re: County Championship Consultation

Thanks Michael. This is a true and embarrassing position the most populous county finds themselves in. Is it true of most other counties too?
Will a dumbing down of the County Open competition really be of value to anyone?
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 17943

Re: County Championship Consultation

Which Yorkshire respondents have said that? Yorkshire hat (mainly) on for this one. Alex couldn't reasonably be expected to provide names. In theory we should be spoiled for choice in Yorkshire at all levels but our inter club infrastructure is not good and building up a player base is not easy. OK...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 17943

Re: County Championship Consultation

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:22 am Roger de Coverly wrote: ↑ Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:11 am You don't perhaps think that an inability to recruit anybody who would agree to play has something to do with not enough players?If Yorkshire respondents don't think they have enough players, then ...
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?

I am rarely surprised to see the regular snide remarks towards chess volunteers from Mr Robertson. But why do ECF representatives really need to show this is acceptable by joking about it as well, instead of putting him in his place? It is appalling to keep belittling the efforts of others, especia...
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?

I am rarely surprised to see the regular snide remarks towards chess volunteers from Mr Robertson. But why do ECF representatives really need to show this is acceptable by joking about it as well, instead of putting him in his place? It is appalling to keep belittling the efforts of others, especial...
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Prevention tax £ 8.33 a game
Replies: 63
Views: 3988

Re: Chess Prevention tax £ 8.33 a game

It is fine to highlight problems with the membership scheme but would Roger have anything constructive to contribute? What would you rather see being done Roger?
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2016-17
Replies: 79
Views: 8699

Re: Division Two 2016-17

It does look like group B is stronger than the other. 4 out of the top 5 seeds reside there including Alba who fielded a team with an average rating of 2312. I'm sure Guildford 3 will get stronger through the season too.