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by abi&timadams
Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2016 Round by Round
Replies: 356
Views: 21587

Re: British 2016 Round by Round

Agreed, super commentary and no problems with transmission up to now. Praise goes to the organisers.
by abi&timadams
Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The British at Bournemouth and Beautiful Boscombe (BBBB)
Replies: 48
Views: 8970

Re: The British at Bournemouth and Beautiful Boscombe (BBBB)

Yes I noticed that, which is why I asked here. Thought someone might know if he was going to enter.
by abi&timadams
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The British at Bournemouth and Beautiful Boscombe (BBBB)
Replies: 48
Views: 8970

Re: The British at Bournemouth and Beautiful Boscombe (BBBB)

Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. Is Jonathan Hawkins, British Champion, going to play?
by abi&timadams
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Use of Technology at the British Championships
Replies: 95
Views: 5885

Re: Use of Technology at the British Championships

I don't think that any of the volunteers at the British could be accused of being an amateur or incompetent.
I wasn't commenting on the volunteers at the British; it was a general statement based in part on my experience working for voluntary organisations and in schools.
by abi&timadams
Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Use of Technology at the British Championships
Replies: 95
Views: 5885

Re: Use of Technology at the British Championships

Unfortunately, because everyone is a volunteer there may be an understandable culture of sustained praise, rather than a dispassionate, detailed analysis of competence in tasks undertaken. In Volunteer organisations that we have been involved in it was always stressed that all work (and it is work) ...
by abi&timadams
Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 38384

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

Could someone explain the situation of paid staff at the British please? I do not know who is or isn't a volunteer.

Do the forumites think that being a volunteer is enough to shield someone from criticism?

Thanks in advance.
by abi&timadams
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 38384

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

Could someone in authority view the messages at chess24 regarding the lack of commentary, and understand the frustration of the potential audience. Obviously everyone involved will be frustrated too, but it really is a poor advertisement for the ECF.
by abi&timadams
Sat May 24, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3102
Views: 340625

Re: Media comments on chess

The book is 'Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun'; it is modern and has an interesting section about the way chess was perceived by some in 1859 so is relevant to the string, especially when the Scientific American became involved! It was of course quite a special year for chess-playing Americans. ...
by abi&timadams
Fri May 23, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3102
Views: 340625

Re: Media comments on chess

https://medium.com/message/78ad1034521f 'Let’s take a trip back to 1859, when our mental environment faced a dire new threat. An upstart form of entertainment was exerting a hypnotic, addictive pull on our fragile minds, forcing them to engage in a useless, pointless activity that threatened everyda...
by abi&timadams
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls team finals. 12/13th April 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2262

Re: ECF National Schools Girls team finals. 12/13th April 20

Congratulations to all the girls who participated, it's great to see such competition!

Thank you to the organisers, parents and teachers, and as Andrew wrote, let's hope this event attracts even more entrants next year.
by abi&timadams
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Congresses home and abroad.
Replies: 20
Views: 1715

Re: Chess Congresses home and abroad.

Hi My husband and I often go to Crete to play. We are going to a competition starting 21 st April - 27th April, http://www.soi.gr if you fancy some Greek Easter sunshine and good food. There are also competitions in July in Rethymno (rethymnochess.gr) and Paleochora, (http://www.chaniachess.gr) Cret...
by abi&timadams
Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3102
Views: 340625

Re: Media comments on chess

Started two hours ago, a live Q&A on Reddit with Magnus Carlsen. He owes his world domination to raisins apparently...

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2 ... rld_chess/
by abi&timadams
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3102
Views: 340625

Re: Media comments on chess

The video for Chloe Howl's new song 'Rumour' features chess . Interesting.
by abi&timadams
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Robin Horner
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: Robin Horner

Sad news indeed. Our sympathies to his family, friends and everyone who knew him. He always possessed a character of quiet dignity and authority, and was the calm voice of reason in many discussions. He will be missed.
by abi&timadams
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings13-14
Replies: 129
Views: 10705

Re: Hastings13-14

Super fighting end-game by Jonathan Hawkins today, from a slightly worse middle-game (maybe).