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by Ljubica Lazarevic
Fri May 27, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Annoying Behaviour?
Replies: 92
Views: 8724

Re: Most Annoying Behaviour?

The most annoying thing recently I had to put up with was at Southend last year where my opponent spent much of the game belching at regular 15-20 second intervals...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Tue May 24, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 52339

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

As they say, don't look a gift-horse in the mouth... I've yet to have heard the extension to the phrase about insulting the gift-horse...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Tue May 24, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Blitz rating possibility ?!
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: ECF Blitz rating possibility ?!

Only over the board blitz games to be graded (IMO)
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Tue May 24, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Blitz rating possibility ?!
Replies: 30
Views: 3187

Re: ECF Blitz rating possibility ?!

I would be happy to try and put together a database-based/web front end blitz grading system. If people are happy with this, I can set one up that uses the same grading system as ECF grades. I would need some volunteer result inputters though... Let me know what you think.
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Women's In-Tournament Training II
Replies: 96
Views: 12396

Re: Women's In-Tournament Training II

Why should people not wishing to have in-tournament training subsidise those who do? There is already a donation mechanism for those who want to give to the cause...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Why do so few women play chess compared to bridge.
Replies: 53
Views: 12929

Re: Why do so few women play chess compared to bridge.

It's a tricky one. I do feel that society is largely to blame whether a girl has all the 'typical' female characteristics. One only has to look at the animal kingdom to realise that it's a misnomer to believe that the female of the species is some sort of a docile, gentle and non-aggressive creature...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: New Directors of Women's Chess
Replies: 75
Views: 8027

Re: New Directors of Women's Chess

Yes, the membership may be perceived to be cheap, but when you include game fees and club memberships (who I think perhaps need the money more on balance), it's maybe not so cheap for what is essentially a board game. Just a thought...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: New Directors of Women's Chess
Replies: 75
Views: 8027

Re: New Directors of Women's Chess

I would like to know what evidence Matthew uses where he seems to think that for the 6 months that I was in the post, I achieved nothing.
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: New Directors of Women's Chess
Replies: 75
Views: 8027

Re: New Directors of Women's Chess

It appears Matthew's logic is that an empty post will achieve more than a filled post. Good job Matthew isn't in a position of decision-making. It's very easy to criticise when you're perched on your high-horse. Perhaps you should engage that organ between your ears before you leap into your vicious...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: New Directors of Women's Chess
Replies: 75
Views: 8027

Re: New Directors of Women's Chess

I am also grateful that there aren't too many Matthew Turners about with the negative, poisonous attitude. One too many of those and I could see English Chess collapsing completely.
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: New Directors of Women's Chess
Replies: 75
Views: 8027

Re: New Directors of Women's Chess

I stepped down from the post as I heard that Jovanka and Sabrina were keen to take on the post of Manager of Women's chess. I took this decision as I felt that Jovanka and Sabrina would able to achieve far more then I could. If they had not expressed an interest in the post, I would not have stepped...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2010 Annual General Meeting
Replies: 198
Views: 11278

Re: 2010 Annual General Meeting

Gavin, you've got too much time on your hands...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2010 Annual General Meeting
Replies: 198
Views: 11278

Re: 2010 Annual General Meeting

I still have yet to figured out why Matthew places such importance on the number of graded games played before he deems someone to be useful to the chess world...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2010 Annual General Meeting
Replies: 198
Views: 11278

Re: 2010 Annual General Meeting

My understanding of a NED is to be an independent body from the organisation so that they can, with impartiality, monitor the board for any potential issues that may affect the legal and lawful standing of the organisation, as well as monitor operations for any issues with strategy, planning and goa...
by Ljubica Lazarevic
Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Effect of activity on grade changes
Replies: 20
Views: 3263

Re: Effect of activity on grade changes

I think a lot of that oscillation occurs from the grades only being published once a year. 2-3 times a year would help accelerate junior grades...