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by Wilf Arnold
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: How many chess players does it take to change a light bulb?
Replies: 34
Views: 4637

Re: How many chess players does it take to change a light bu

I'm a member of the WCU and not the ECF - does my vote count or do I now have to pay a special fee for it to count?

(Definitely LIKE by the way)
by Wilf Arnold
Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Player disqualified from German Championships
Replies: 109
Views: 15523

Re: Player disqualified from German Championships

Incidentally I think we have both been playing anti-computer chess so far, just in case. I (unusually) plaed the Sicilian, thinking that my more regular choices would not be wise if I were playing a computer, and my opponent for his part has just played 3.d3! Should you really be 'discussing ' a ga...
by Wilf Arnold
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012
Replies: 241
Views: 32725

Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Alex McFarlane wrote:Thank You Andy!

I do signed T-Shirts as well.

It's quite obvious from looking at that picture of me that the shirt must be well stretched!!
If I ordered one a size larger would there be enough room to spell 'realy' (sic) correctly?
by Wilf Arnold
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 10696

Re: Publicity Officer

Suddenly the whole nation will be forced to become huge rowing and sailing fans
even though most of us cannot tell our port from our starboard. (Port is Queenside, Starboard is Kingside).
<Pedant Hat On>
Unless you're playing Black.
<Pedant Hat Off>
by Wilf Arnold
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Digital SLRs?
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Digital SLRs?

20 years ago I got a Canon EOS-10s in the States - an old fashioned 'analogue' film camera. It is a nice piece of kit. A few years ago I wanted to modernise to a DSLR and so bought a Canon 350-D, which took my 10s lens. Again I'm very pleased with this. On the strength of this I had a friend who lat...
by Wilf Arnold
Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EMail SCAM URGENT MESSAGE
Replies: 21
Views: 3377

Re: EMail SCAM URGENT MESSAGE

I got one this morning from Stewart Rueben at aol.com - he was mugged in Spain and needs $1450 to get home.

If you get this email I urge you to send no money to get this person repatriated!
by Wilf Arnold
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Appeal for Board Support
Replies: 185
Views: 27094

Re: Appeal for Board Support

Mine (again using full first name) is the somewhat appropriate (according to some) "Lard lined Worf"
by Wilf Arnold
Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 60292

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Charlie has withdrawn. The message of his withdrawl reached the control team third hand. His one hour video on how to become an arbiter obviously does not contain any instructions on how an arbiter should be informed of a withdrawal. I do not believe that he has embarked on a book signing tour but ...
by Wilf Arnold
Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: FIDE rule 10.2 and juniors
Replies: 180
Views: 8527

Re: FIDE rule 10.2 and juniors

Dear Mr. or Mrs. chess helper, parent, or alleged arbiter, I have two minutes or less on my clock and I claim a draw Whenever I was in charge of a junior event I would mention the above interpretation and let them all know in no uncertain terms that it is wrong, and any frivolous claims could be me...
by Wilf Arnold
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Do you believe there is rocket fuel on the moon?
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Do you believe there is rocket fuel on the moon?

Have a look here: http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/gravitation_escape_velocity_saturn_v.htm so 25000 mph in the atmosphere isn't necessary. The reason for the tiles was for coming back - the shuttle on return was a big, not very agile, glider. The tiles were a heat shield - if they broke ...
by Wilf Arnold
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: To understand recursion first you must understand recursion
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

Re: To understand recursion first you must understand recurs

Well seeing as no one has answered my first question, as to, 'what is the difference between wisdom and intelligence?' (and you will kick yourself when you know the answer)
Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting one in a fruit salad (or vice versa).
by Wilf Arnold
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess holidays and tournaments
Replies: 27
Views: 3465

Re: Chess holidays and tournaments

In Germany (where else :) ) there's a company which specialises in chess tourism. Here's the website http://www.chessorg.de/ Play in one of their events and you might even get a domestic German rating http://www.schachbund.de/dwz/turniere/s ... 03-020-S01 The German federation shows an impressive d...
by Wilf Arnold
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3264

Re: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?

He probably left at ten to one and returned at thirteen to two?

To be fair he is good fun to work with. He taught me everything I know - including how the horsey moves!
by Wilf Arnold
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3264

Re: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?

If you're working with Kevin and there's a full football fixture list and lots of horse race meetings the 'odds' are you'll be very busy :lol:
by Wilf Arnold
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3264

Re: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?

The WCU person responsible for CRB clearances is Kevin Staveley. kevin.staveley@btinternet.com I've arbited this event in the past (at the Cathedral School) and I'd be surprised if you'll need to be CRB cleared - it all takes place in a fairly open room(s), so there should be no real problems. The p...