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by Andrew Walker
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UK Pun day
Replies: 8
Views: 1273

Re: UK Pun day

When I was learning chess, I once tried to move my castle first. Bit of a rookie error.
by Andrew Walker
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Badge
Replies: 17
Views: 1918

Re: Badge

Brian Look no further for the culprit than me. I ordered the badges, OK'd the design, queried and obtained the funds, created the list, set up the mail merge, printed the labels, stuck the labels on the jiffy bags and organised the posting. I was not solely responsible for putting the letters and ba...
by Andrew Walker
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 68
Views: 8338

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

QUOTE --- There's no obvious link on the ECF's site. A Google search came up with https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-grand-prix/ --- UNQUOTE Roger - I really do try my best, and have done so for the past ten years. Is this link, from the very front page of the website, not obvious enough? https://w...
by Andrew Walker
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECFgrading SSL
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: ECFgrading SSL

This reply from Dave Thomas, via Andrew Walker in the ECF office --- The SSL certificate is used to encrypt data transmitted between the user and the web site. There is no facility for confidential data to be passed between the user and the grading website - therefore using HTTPS (and thereby access...
by Andrew Walker
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings Congress
Replies: 160
Views: 13591

Re: Hastings Congress

I am, and always will be, open to fresh ideas / images / suggestions, especially directly, which I feel is always more polite than via the forum, which I visit very rarely. Send your images to andrew@englishchess.org.uk and when a suitable image presents itself, I'll change it :D :D :D :D :D Good ne...
by Andrew Walker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5233

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

... but thanks for the few kind words, Keith A. You can always reach me at the office, rather than via this forum, where I am very, VERY rarely ...
by Andrew Walker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5233

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

It's true that we used to have all the links in dropdowns at the top of the page, but far more people complained that these were too busy and too complex and that all the links should be visible than are complaining here, so I put them all in plain sight. However, as the one, the only webmaster, I a...
by Andrew Walker
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting back into playing chess ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Getting back into playing chess ...

POSTED on behalf of Tim Clare (details below) - please contact him if you can help Dear Andrew Regarding our telephone conversation this afternoon about finding a chess partner to rekindle my game. Over 30 years ago I sustained a spinal injury in a car accident which left me as a permanent wheelchai...
by Andrew Walker
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo
Replies: 7
Views: 996

Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Force- ... B015Z9DRPA - any good?
Also 'announcement' rather than 'annoucement'?
by Andrew Walker
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2019 British
Replies: 111
Views: 13664

Re: 2019 British

by Andrew Walker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Rebranding

For me, clicking also doesn't work, and reloading didn't help either. I had to right-click and 'copy link' and paste the link into a browser. It then worked. The differences are interesting. Can you remember roughly which year that change took place, Andrew? From the older to the old? Roughly Octob...
by Andrew Walker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Rebranding

by Andrew Walker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Rebranding

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Andrew Walker wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:33 pm
You may need to paste these links into your browser if you're at all interested ...
I have tried. They don't work for me.
Have to try harder, David ... what about right-click > Open link ...
by Andrew Walker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 37
Views: 4795

Re: Rebranding

Could someone preserve, somewhere, the old logo? Anyone can. Just go to the grading database website, right click the logo and save it on your computer. The 'old' logo was one that I built to replace the out-of-date original some years ago, largely unnoticed :D so I have saved it in large sizes and...
by Andrew Walker
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Board game invention
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Board game invention

Posted on behalf of Harvey via the ECF office (Andrew Walker) ... Dear all I have recently completed the invention of a strategy board game for two players and am now looking to test its prototype with an accomplished chess player. The game is suitable for home or tournament play. It can be played i...