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by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650
Replies: 11
Views: 1491

Re: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Jonah fought well but eventually lost narrowly to Alan.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections
Replies: 55
Views: 7237

Re: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections

I often agree with you Roger but in this case you're wrong. Controllers aren't doing their job properly if they don't check whether the rules have been broken and don't apply the penalties. If Andrew had to trawl through the 'small print' of the rules then that suggests the rules have become too mes...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 9488

Re: County Championship Finals

Congratulations to Nottinghamshire for winning the Minor Counties! Ok, maybe not, but Notts deserve half the credit as 9 of Lincolnshire's team (including 6 of their top 9 boards) played in the Notts league this season, with Grantham 1 winning our 1st division for the 8th year in a row (this season ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Prevention tax £ 8.33 a game
Replies: 63
Views: 3772

Re: Chess Prevention tax £ 8.33 a game

Is there a document that shows how much was raised last season in game fee and the number of games played by non-members? Does the document break that down into the number of people playing 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 etc games? I can't find any link to such a document from the ECF website, yet this info...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2016-17
Replies: 24
Views: 2736

Re: County teams 2016-17

How about a radical change to the rules to allow players from counties without a team in their grading section to play for an adjoining county?

This would allow, for example, MC level players in Derbyshire to play for Notts (or Yorks, Leics, Staffs)
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claims by C.J. de Mooi
Replies: 132
Views: 13738

Re: Claims by C.J. de Mooi

I prefer 'a dedicated group of thoroughly decent volunteers' who deserve our appreciation for their support of British chess over the years.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 28816

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Probably should let this lie, but there was quite a striking poll yesterday regarding how heavy a blow the referendum was for a fair few people: 1/4 having thought of leaving the country. In the interests of balance, in the same poll: "62 percent of respondents said they had a positive outlook for ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 28816

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Yeah, always believe pollsters. They told us Remain would win. They told us the Tories would not get a majority last year.

Anyway, I do like your club name. You're honour bound to argue your point!
by Dragoljub Sudar
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 28816

Re: EU referendum aftermath

I didn't realise you know how millions of people think. No doubt Mrs May will be begging you to offer her your infinite wisdom.

Please stop making wide sweeping claims which you cannot even begin to substantiate.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 28816

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Ed Miliband is backing Smith for leader. Maybe significant, given that he is one of the relatively few "establishment" Labour figures who a lot of left leaning members might listen to. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Meanwhile, America are reminding us that, yes, it could be a lot worse! Maybe 8 years of h...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 28816

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Regardless of whether you supported or opposed the UK leaving the EU, it's important to remember that in 1993 we were denied a referendum on the Maastrict treaty, which paved the path to political union. That was a major mistake by, er, Major. We have had to wait 23 very long years before finally be...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU AGM Sat 25 June 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: MCCU AGM Sat 25 June 2016

Mick, thank you for your best wishes but whoever told you that has got his facts wrong.

I didn't attend the meeting but have been informed by the MCCU CEO Ray Dolan that Andrew Davies from Staffs was elected in place of David Levens.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjourned Games
Replies: 32
Views: 3826

Re: Adjourned Games

Chris, I honestly can't answer your question. I just play naturally quickly. Probably explains why I'm a lowly 150 :) I'm not exactly known for deep analysis (my team mates say I spend as much time during a league match watching the adjacent boards as I do looking at my own) but at least once or twi...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjourned Games
Replies: 32
Views: 3826

Re: Adjourned Games

It is a philosophical point as to whether speeding up play towards the end of a game is acceptable or not. We really need to stop this myth that quick play finishes automatically mean players have to speed up play towards the end of the game. This usually only happens when players don't manage thei...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player of the Year
Replies: 51
Views: 5754

Re: Player of the Year

Maybe, but the point I'm making is that it was Roger who initiated the discussion by creating that thread, alerting me and others to a policy that many had not been aware of, and, as a result of further postings by other people, Mike made his helpful comments.