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by Paul Buswell
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54383

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Below the National League (Conference) spectators are allowed, subject to COVID security. I was one of 384 at Hastings United on Tuesday evening. Tickets only by online advance booking (with ground capacity reduced), my name checked off on arrival, extra stewarding, new protocols for access to bar a...
by Paul Buswell
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 6055

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

Can I suggest that those who wish the organisers well with this venture send a modest donation, if they can afford it. Whether the event goes ahead or not...

Contact details from their entry form: https://northumberlandchesscongress.webs.com/entry-form

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by Paul Buswell
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 604
Views: 54123

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

Which elections are you referring to ? I've placed it on here because it's a natural follow-on from previous commentary on his circumstances. I assume these : https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/person/34838/michael-basman "Michael Basman was an independent candidate in Chessington South in the Kingston u...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October
Replies: 32
Views: 1816

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Looking at the websites it seems that this offers little hope unless the IoM government changes policy in the meantime. IoM borders are still closed to non-residents, who may not enter the island without an exemption certificate.

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by Paul Buswell
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 300
Views: 17090

Re: Membership Renewal

Simon Rogers wrote: ↑Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:49 pm I've found an OTB tournament which I think there will be no hygiene protocols at the venue, taking place in October, that is in the British Isles. I'll post it as soon as I can. The problem is my phone battery is getting very low and takes forever to re...
by Paul Buswell
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Direct Members’ Representatives election
Replies: 134
Views: 6690

Re: Direct Members’ Representatives election

I don't see any mention on the ECF website about inviting members for whom the ECF has no e-mail address to vote. Are they effectively disenfranchised?

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by Paul Buswell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54383

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

"I've seen suggestions that the legal position and the guidance aren't the same". This is not comment on the particular issue about community facilities, but I believe that in general there has been a lack of distinction in media reporting, indeed in English government announcements, between what is...
by Paul Buswell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 23
Views: 2388

Re: Scarborough Congress

Now rescued!

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by Paul Buswell
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 23
Views: 2388

Re: Scarborough Congress

The Scarborough Congress website seems to have been hijacked - I mention that here in case one of their organisers spots this, if they haven't already noticed.

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by Paul Buswell
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1118
Views: 54383

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Returning to normal? French clubs could re-open from 22 June, with heavy restrictions as below: see also: http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Actus/12707/guide_22_juin_v2.pdf and the full government text: http://sports.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/sportsguidesportparsport_fiches-2.pdf _____________________________________...
by Paul Buswell
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416970

Re: Media comments on chess

Today's 'I' has a double page on Jonathan Rowson's 'The Moves That Matter... '

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by Paul Buswell
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Suttill
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Tony Suttill

Sad news. He was an excellent organiser, capable, level-headed, helpful and always courteous. A gentleman, one of the good guys.

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by Paul Buswell
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416970

Re: Media comments on chess

Radio4 'Woman's Hour' has just interviewed the Iranian female arbiter criticised in Iran for not wearing a hijab at the Women's World Champ'. Starts at about 10:04 and lasts 7 or 8 minutes in all

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by Paul Buswell
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3823
Views: 416970

Re: Media comments on chess

Josie Long on chess, BBC Radio 4, today 13:30

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by Paul Buswell
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 324
Views: 27431

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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