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by John Reyes
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: One Hundred years celebration

Andrew You just referenced the county chess situation in the Chilterns. You seem to have made the error also made by others that because the relevant counties do not compete in Union events there is no county chess. The four counties concerned compete within their own competition - within which the...
by John Reyes
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: One Hundred years celebration

maybe the ECF need to look at this again? John, please. There was an enormous amount of discussion and argument about this in 2017 -2018, on this Forum and elsewhere. In the end even the ECF Board concluded in June 2018 that: "Following Council’s rejection of all the significant proposals to revamp...
by John Reyes
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: One Hundred years celebration

maybe the ECF need to look at this again? John, please. There was an enormous amount of discussion and argument about this in 2017 -2018, on this Forum and elsewhere. In the end even the ECF Board concluded in June 2018 that: "Following Council’s rejection of all the significant proposals to revamp...
by John Reyes
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I do feel that now with the 4ncl coming into the fold, people rather play that instead of county chess and while it is popular down in the SCCU and other areas, I do feel that the County format does need shaking up, but people are not big fans of changes Look at the WDF and BDO BDO was popular, and ...
by John Reyes
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3149

Re: April Council meeting 2019

I know Michael and me have sent a email to the silver members and so far the number is very good on feedback !!
by John Reyes
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Social Chess?
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Social Chess?

Just wonder what does people view on social chess?

The reason is in Manchester, we have set up a Social Chess Club for all type of players (male, female transgender etc)

and we get people in, but just wonder if any other people do this and also how do they get these chess set etc?
by John Reyes
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3149

Re: April Council meeting 2019

We propose that the contribution to International Chess from the ECF’s own funds is capped at£30,000 per annum for 2019/20 through to 2021/2022 (for three years) after which it should be subject to review. It is grossly improper to tie the hands of the ECF AFTER 2019-2020. This part of that proposa...
by John Reyes
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3149

Re: April Council meeting 2019

Not that I have a direct vote but I'm worryingly in two minds about the proposal. While I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Silver representatives who are a party to this proposal; I do also see the hand of those who are pursuing their own agenda against the board. Me and Michael are very...
by John Reyes
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: National Stages 2019

where is the final's venue again?
by John Reyes
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: 5 Minutes on the Clock

2. When I had less than 5 minutes left I paused the clock and I asked someone to write down my Chess moves, when we finished he said this is not a rule in the league Or in any league for that matter. If there's a watching arbiter it's possible that they may keep score but you don't have any rights ...
by John Reyes
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 920

Re: 5 Minutes on the Clock

What you say is quite correct. However, in league matches with no arbiter present, I think that you can reasonably ask someone to keep score so that you have a record after the game. The person doing this should ensure that their scoresheet cannot be seen by either player. While I agree with all th...
by John Reyes
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 920

5 Minutes on the Clock

One of my players in my club had this two issue in a league game of chess and wonder if anyone can help with what is the rule 1. When the venue phone was ringing I mentioned someone should switch it off, my opponent looked at me and he said: What can you do... 2. When I had less than 5 minutes left ...
by John Reyes
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines

A number of counties are considering refusing to accept a nominations by their Union, such that the competition itself is under threat. Perhaps, it is time to have a proper debate as to whether the rules need to be revised so that the smaller counties do not feel discriminated against by not being ...
by John Reyes
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU website down
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: NCCU website down

Just because he has played for Guildford in 4Ncl does not mean he is eligible for Surrey. Plays a lot up north so suggests that is fine. Just wonder where in the north he is based as he has not played a game? Though excellent to see that Lancashire lost 3 matches & Bill lost his game too. :D Well h...
by John Reyes
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU website down
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: NCCU website down

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:01 pm
That open match was much stronger than the past year or two. A bit frightening!
Wonder how Lancashire managed to Get a IM on top board?
Does he lives in Lancashire?