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by John Ariss
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHO'S GOING TO TORQUAY?
Replies: 186
Views: 19714

Re: WHO'S GOING TO TORQUAY?

Stuart
Talking about eye-catching events.
You were probably informed when you visited that the 'big wheel' had gone ,as the suggestion apparently was to play chess on this attraction - well it is now back and operating , just in case you were interested.
by John Ariss
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flagfall at time control
Replies: 25
Views: 2117

Re: Flagfall at time control

As one of the arbiters at the time,I feel that Rob has hit the nail on the head with his conclusion.He approached me along with his opponent and stated what had happened.Rob didn't make a claim as he said he hadn't seen the flag fall and didn't know if it had fallen due to the clock being banged ( I...
by John Ariss
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament pairings assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Tournament pairings assessment

Dan
Quite happy to help you out if I can
p.m, me on marriottqpr@hotmail.com
by John Ariss
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coaching juniors
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

Re: Coaching juniors

Thanks to all for the advice Richard, Just for information, I taught children for about ten years with a fair amount of success, after being encouraged by an old friend of us both Mike Fox,so I have him to thank for my now re-kindled enthusiasm, he got Tony Miles to 'bully' me after I helped out at ...
by John Ariss
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coaching juniors
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

Re: Coaching juniors

Cheers Brendan
By the way you have a bye in the first round at Torquay this year :lol:
by John Ariss
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coaching juniors
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

Coaching juniors

Good afternoon all. Probably against my better judgement, as I have God knows how many roles (arbiter,grader, captain, fixtures secretary etc) I am about to get back into coaching juniors. I gave this up about 7 years ago when work commitments meant I couldn't dedicate the required time to it. Howev...
by John Ariss
Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time to get Chess back on TV?
Replies: 36
Views: 4111

Re: Time to get Chess back on TV?

As for a presenter, from what I have seen of Andrew Martin - would we need to look any further ?
An expert who would satisfy those of us who play the game and a persona to keep those who tune in out of 'curiosity' interested.
by John Ariss
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Prize given to ineligible player
Replies: 15
Views: 1579

Re: Grading Prize given to ineligible player

Chris Although the situation at the said congress didn't actually occur, the possibility was certainly there, as Rob Thompson inadvertantly pointed out. Thankfully in the circumstances, had they occured as was first reported, the organiser of this particular event would have seen it as a genuine err...
by John Ariss
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Prize given to ineligible player
Replies: 15
Views: 1579

Re: Grading Prize given to ineligible player

David
I look forward to the joys that will bring to all organisers and controllers: :shock:
by John Ariss
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Prize given to ineligible player
Replies: 15
Views: 1579

Re: Grading Prize given to ineligible player

Rob, No problem, understandable mistake, by Jeff as there was a rush to give out prizes before everyone disappeared and there was some confusion as to who was eligible for what (u14) , (u16) etc. At least his phone didn't go off this time. Two weeks ago his phone went off about 2-3 minutes after he ...
by John Ariss
Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Prize given to ineligible player
Replies: 15
Views: 1579

Re: Grading Prize given to ineligible player

As for arbiters cheecking it out the grades, it is good practice, but not when a controller doesn't turn up and you are trying to run both the open and the major with one controller !!. With a late start and 20 minutes between rounds it does not exactly leave a lot of time . It can be a pretty thank...
by John Ariss
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Prize given to ineligible player
Replies: 15
Views: 1579

Re: Grading Prize given to ineligible player

Jeff entered late(on the day) and was taken at his word.Which undoubtably was genuine as far as he was concerned. As there was a flood of late entries the organiser was under a lot of pressure, especially as the controller for the juniors didn't bother to turn up and he would not have had the time t...
by John Ariss
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Death of a congress ?
Replies: 78
Views: 6281

Re: Death of a congress ?

In reply to Seans question 114, still well below break even , but not as bad as it could have been. At the risk getting egg on my face, should some of the new proposals go through I feel that entries will be much improved at next years event(cue-dons tin hat , ducks and prepares himself :roll: )
by John Ariss
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Death of a congress ?
Replies: 78
Views: 6281

Re: Death of a congress ?

David, just to let you know that thanks(seemingly) to the publicity that was generated, the entries improved and although the congress made a bigger loss than last year it wasn't terminal and are things are certainly looking up. A lot of changes are about to be made, but rest assured the congress WI...