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by Martin Crichton
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30753

Re: Batumi Olympiad

must have been an error on the chess24 site that was corrected later then because it said 4-0 when I switched off the screen lol http://chess-results.com/tnr368908.aspx?lan=1&art=20&fed=IRL&flag=30 I cannot remember a worse Irish team performance in my lifetime...... (I remember an Irish player once...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 978
Views: 30753

Re: Batumi Olympiad

After a promising start by the Irish mens team they had successive defeats near the end of the tournament cumulating in a 4-0 whitewash by the much lower rated Tunisian team, no one has heard from any of the team members since ... (rumours are circulating that they have had their passports confiscat...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2500

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

Further, there is also quite a substantial difference between personal dislike and hatred. spot on... nail on the head. People use the word hate all too often without understanding it's meaning. My understanding of hate is when you would be happy if that person or persons were to die, to be wiped o...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Re: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please

call the ECF office...took less than 2 minutes for me. Just have your cc details to hand.
by Martin Crichton
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2500

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

I have just renewed and downgraded my membership from silver to bronze. I only had Silver membership because I plyed in the London superrapid play in 2016 and a certain club sponsor was paying for my membership...(seems that funding has now dried up due to poor club administration of finances) Anywa...
by Martin Crichton
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Irish Championships 2018

The bottom seed 16 year old Peter Carroll rated 1794 is doing quite well - current TPR 2422...nice demolition job yesterday on 9 times Irish champion Stephen Brady http://chess-results.com/tnr357006.aspx?lan=1 Player info Name Carroll Peter Starting rank 36 Rating 1794 Rating national 0 Rating inter...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Irish Championships 2018

Thanks for the link and updates Tim
by Martin Crichton
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Irish Championships 2018

I have played Stephen once and observed him several times.....my take lovely guy but.... (my take only).....a killer over the board...not just a killer but a sadist that uses the clock time to maximise the thrill that he gets from winning chess games. let this be a lesson for Stephen! wonder if ther...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Irish Championships 2018

it is very annoying isn't it.
by Martin Crichton
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Irish Championships 2018

Lawrence Quote"Speaking as his 4NCL captain I think players looking to move out of their comfort zone and play stronger players should be applauded not criticised." Unquote sorry but you are simply wrong here. David would not be at all comfortable playing in this years Irish ch. and David has never ...
by Martin Crichton
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Irish Championships 2018

Hi Roger I spotted that too and yes there is something here that needs clarification! (IMO) John, has Conor Murphy requested byes for the first two rounds of the Irish ch? if so will he be getting half point byes or zero point byes? Perhaps you could contact David FitzSimons and offer him a similar ...
by Martin Crichton
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 2571

Re: Pula Open (Croatia) 2018

Ravi has played in an incredible number of tournaments is the past 8-10 months...if he continues at this rate I expect he will be a GM before the end of 2018 . He is Cavendish's new star player as well as our youngest player by several decades!
by Martin Crichton
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 7804

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

Hi Stewart, How long have we both been playing for Cavendish? I think I was there from 1995 to 2006 and was secretary from 2002 to 2005 and rejoined again at the end of the 2016 season... I think from memory I played 3 games for Bertie's third team on board 1 and you played on board 2 ;) I thought y...
by Martin Crichton
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018
Replies: 129
Views: 7804

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Dresden 2018

I am due to arrive at Dresden airport via Frankfurt on Saturday 7th July circa 1pm. I was wondering if any others were arriving at a similar time that we might share a taxi. I realise it's a long shot as the organisers have changed the start time for round 1 very late in the day and most of you are ...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: The Irish Easter Festival: Norm events, 40+ events & All-play-alls
Replies: 4
Views: 2990

Re: The Irish Easter Festival: Norm events, 40+ events & All-play-alls

Hi John thanks for the updates re David being so close to the title... I admit I wasn't following his progress in this seasons 4NCL so closely... I seen he lost a game or 2? so thought his chance of a norm this season was not on the cards...good to hear it is still on. quote "further down the odds s...