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by John Reyes
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3694

Re: Old Chestnut

Can I say we have gone off at a tangent from the original Old Chestnut about inclusion of female players. Can the discussion of venues go elsewhere please - I have several things to say (unfortunately) on this subject! :roll: I hope that the stats I produced (four women players out of 310+ in the s...
by John Reyes
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

Re: Semi finals 2019

A lovely report by owen from surrey. It should be a good final v Yorks. And Manchester will be competitive in the future. As for my accumulator on 0 teams in finals from Lancs I lost. I was not expecting match defaults but perhaps holidays, cricket, women's world cup, or D-day meant chess players n...
by John Reyes
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3694

Re: Old Chestnut

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:46 pm
John Reyes wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:35 pm
I had a idea that the semi and finals should be played like the 4ncl in the open and minor section
The losing sei-finalists would go home after the first day?
You could do a 3rd/4th place play off? It just a idea with 12 boards
by John Reyes
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?
Replies: 28
Views: 2141

Re: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?

In the handful of tournaments I have previously run I was happy to accept non-ECF members even though it was inconvient because I thought this encourages people to play OTB chess rather than online. Stipulating that people must be an ECF member to play an event makes it more prohibitive to do this....
by John Reyes
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3694

Re: Old Chestnut

I had a idea that the semi and finals should be played like the 4ncl in the open and minor section
by John Reyes
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

Re: Semi finals 2019

Surrey beat Manchester 11.5 - 4.5 in the open section Venue was held at the Greenlands chess venue in Birmingham and this sun up the match from the Surrey captain Hi John just back-many thanks for the arrangements and a very sporting match and I have to say that the score line is far too flattering ...
by John Reyes
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3694

Re: Old Chestnut

Neil Graham wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:58 pm
Well - semi-finals tomorrow. Perhaps a count of female participants?
Well I know I have not got any female playing but I would not have a problem to pick a woman.

I did not asked certain people due to the following
Running other events
by John Reyes
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 5757

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I will Pm you but there a few B&B that I would say is good
by John Reyes
Thu May 30, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2018-19
Replies: 17
Views: 1963

Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

I do think we need to move with the times ..... you need to move with the time Sorry John, that won't do. As I explained, and you do not respond, for players in the Southeast the County Championship works pretty well. I suspect if it doesn't work well where you are, the only reason is that your peo...
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2018-19
Replies: 17
Views: 1963

Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

what are people views on the counties championship and how to shake up the rules etc? It would be nice if people from your way could sort out their differences! I am ignorant of the historical rights & wrongs and am happy to remain so. Seriously, from where I sit ( in London ) there isn't much that...
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2018-19
Replies: 17
Views: 1963

Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

what are people views on the counties championship and how to shake up the rules etc?
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL and the BCF
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: 4NCL and the BCF

Many thanks, Neil - that's very helpful and informative. Sound like the BDO and PDC I think the 4NCL is like the PDC of darts and people prefer to play that then County chess etc Maybe the Home director, could do something like this for a weekend in which the Semi Final and finals are played on the...
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights
Replies: 28
Views: 3328

Re: Drunken Knights

who owed the right to the club Name?

the reason is that I was thinking of setting up something in Manchester with the club name in the city centre
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4620

Re: National Stages 2019

Obviously, eligibility rules are important, but if you can't get enough players out in your county, what do you do? If the Competition is sufficiently prestigious, players will find ways of bending the rules. In recent years there were a couple of Oxford players with dual eligibility who turned out...
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 123
Views: 8453

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

I do have a couple of questions

1) how will that affect the membership fees for Bronze, silver and Gold?

2) will there be a motion that will be put forward to the ECF?