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by Paul Buswell
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 113
Views: 5623

Re: World Youth Championships

Are we not straying near the borders of libel, if not across them? I suggest moderators close down this thread

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by Paul Buswell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345045

Re: Media comments on chess

Not sure it counts as a media comment, but I noticed a chess set with game in progress was on a table in Len McCluskey's ('Unite' union) office when he was interviewed on BBC 6 p.m. News last night (about 17 minutes in). Position looked plausible too, as best my eyes could tell (which wasn't too much)
by Paul Buswell
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1978

Re: Dominic Cummings

Can we have some moderation here please? This is straying into partisan politics and gratuitous insult. The Paul McKeown post of 4:44 today has surely crossed the line.

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by Paul Buswell
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345045

Re: Media comments on chess

The Brighton club player Dona Strauss gets a name check in today's Wikipedia 'Did you know...'

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by Paul Buswell
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5823

Re: July 2019 grades......

So then the club will just make up dates and colours before they send them off to Julie. This ticks the box so bureaucrats can pat themselves on the back, but it doesn't actually address the underlying issue. Some battles aren't worth the time fighting, particularly this one given information like ...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5823

Re: July 2019 grades......

I remember in February 2018, the FIDE February list was published before the ECF January one. The FIDE September list was published today, the same as the ECF August list, too. You're not comparing like with like though. The ECF publishes once when it thinks the list is correct. FIDE publishes what...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Legitimate procedure in making a move?
Replies: 23
Views: 1983

Re: Legitimate procedure in making a move?

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Heh. Is it insulting to write down your opponent's move before they make it if they only have one move they can make? :mrgreen:
At the level I play at, yes: they should come to a realisation of the position for themselves.

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by Paul Buswell
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strange happening
Replies: 19
Views: 1910

Re: Strange happening

Club colleagues and I pop over to northern France two or three times a year for Sunday rapidplays. One of the regular local participants always has his small dog with him in the playing hall; it is completely well-behaved and no one seems to bat an eyelid. Rather more distracting was the young fathe...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?

The ECF office is in process of issuing said invoices and should finish the bulk of them this week, d.v.
by Paul Buswell
Fri May 03, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 13912

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

I'm not suggesting that the ECF starts paying volunteers. But perhaps we should start considering that? To the most senior ECF volunteers.... Not a proper salary or anything near - that at the moment is financial cloud cuckoo land. But perhaps a reasonable honorarium as some recognition of the huge...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 15710

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Assuming the same process as last year, ECF will be invoicing leagues and clubs (for clubs' internal results) for players who (a) played more games than permitted for a non-member; (b) were not ECF members at (Junior) Bronze or higher. Invoicing should start as soon as possible after the grading tea...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 15710

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

I have a grading proposal. Can we please have the February update? I know of at least one player who entered an event in January as a Bronze member and needs to be upgraded by the ECF in time to enter another event this month without having to pay another £7.50. Isn't that the membership list rathe...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading Database offline?
Replies: 13
Views: 1299

Re: Grading Database offline?

I reported it by e-mail to the relevant ECF unpaid volunteers just after 13:00. When someone will be able to act I have no reason to know.

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by Paul Buswell
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345045

Re: Media comments on chess

fwiw ECF President Dominic Lawson is on BBC Radio 4 'Any Questions;' tonight at 8:00 p.m.

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by Paul Buswell
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3131
Views: 345045

Re: Media comments on chess

BBC1 at sometime this morning between maybe 6 and 8 had their Mike Bushell previewing an underwater chess tournament. I didn't pay much attention as it was just so naff.

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