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by John Reyes
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 16 - 18 August 2019

The three biggest weekend congresses in the North. (Some would argue in England) Blackpool Scarborough Manchester Are not FIDE rated. I run Manchester. It is not FIDE rated because I am convinced that FIDE rating tournaments reduces entries. I also help to run a FIDE rated congress. Bolton Easter. ...
by John Reyes
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:33 am
John Reyes wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:22 pm
are you looking for any grade as I have had two under 120 players looking to play at the 4ncl
I'd say that's a bit low for Div 3N, but pass their details to Mark Whitehead and he'll no doubt be able to add them to the Manticores squad
Done that and thanks
by John Reyes
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1718

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

A game has started after White has made the first move. The FIDE regulations state that for a game to count for rating each player must have made at least one move. This is covered by FIDE Rating Regulations (not the FIDE game Laws). So stereotypical English arbiters need not jump up and down waivi...
by John Reyes
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1718

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

something along the line of if a player does get DQ then the match point is award, but the graded game should not!! The trouble with that is that the counter-strategy will emerge: players will deliberately walk off with their phone in losing positions. maybe someone in the ECF Forum could put somet...
by John Reyes
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

are you looking for any grade as I have had two under 120 players looking to play at the 4ncl
by John Reyes
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1718

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

Peter Shaw wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Adams and Gordon both appeared in the commentary room at least twice. I agree that the commentary was very good.
I must have miss that but I bet the commentary was good.
by John Reyes
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1718

Good/Bad things from the British 2019

I just want to say the Commentary from GingerGM Team was top class and it was good to see Ravi and Daniel and others, to talk about there games. I hope maybe next year they get Adams and Howell to come on as well as other players like Gordon. Bad was the Issue that we are not allowed to talk about b...
by John Reyes
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Charlie Storey wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22 pm
You can read it at StoreySniper.com forum in the Monthly Update.
That appears to cost £19.99 pm.
you can get the WWE Network for the grand sum of £9.99
by John Reyes
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

This will be my last post on this Forum if my posts are to be taken down. As I suspect it will not be reinstated I will get back to running my organisation. Farewell Chess friends and remember Cheaters NEVER prosper. Sniper out. I have Put on this forum questions to Charlie and he has answer none o...
by John Reyes
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

As a chess player and also a Darts Referee, there is also two side of a story, but I did feel that two of your commons did strike me as interested I am also aware that in Australia the largest 'type' of Chess Cheaters are International Masters. I am not saying Lorin cheated at all, however, when you...
by John Reyes
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:15 am
IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:19 pm
I think Toma and Storey both get IM norms with a win, but that's about it.
I thought that a draw was enough for Storey, his average being over 2370.
A IM norm under a cloud ☁️
by John Reyes
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Indeed

Also who won the boxing match last night and which match up would you like to see next?

Hilton vs Bullock would be good 😂😂😂😂
by John Reyes
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

what the list on Norm etc
by John Reyes
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Lorin is an excellent Chess Coach and player whom I have admired for many years and I have on many occasions complimented his skills to parents as I have seen many students who come to me have had some positive influence from Lorin. I would say he is one of the best Primary School level Chess Teach...
by John Reyes
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35506

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

well I think D'Costa was right and after storey comments, I feel that he only telling part of the story and I always believe the truth will come out

Also any news of getting any of the games in a book and also what the list of IM and Other norms