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by Chris Goodall
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Simon - why don't you see who has the longest name in the Grading List. That should keep you busy for a while. =LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B2," ","") *sort* Kiel********-P***********, Dominic, of Coulsdon. Thanks Chris, you saved my skin. I've not found the shortest one yet, perhaps you could help. The players...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Elite chess is undoubtedly safer than club chess. Elite chess is the domain of 20-to-50-year-olds. Club chess is 40% kids and 40% pensioners. The group most likely to be asymptomatic spreaders, and the group most likely not to recover.
by Chris Goodall
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

John Moore wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:51 pm
Simon - why don't you see who has the longest name in the Grading List. That should keep you busy for a while.
=LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B2," ","")
*sort*

Kiel********-P***********, Dominic, of Coulsdon.
by Chris Goodall
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I intend to refer this entire thread to the Mental Health authorities. It's become increasingly ludicrous. Get a grip! Once you start hearing David Robertson's posts in Dave Gorman's dramatic voice, accompanied by a string quartet playing Handel's Sarabande, you can't stop :lol: I INTEND TO REFER T...
by Chris Goodall
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Anyone's guess, altho Pardubice is used to being a sports host, according to Wikipedia: "The city is well known for its sport events, which include the Great Pardubice Steeplechase in horse racing, the Golden Helmet of Pardubice in motorcycle racing, and the Czech Open in golf and chess." Do the Cz...
by Chris Goodall
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 5747

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

BBC on Matt Hancock's statement in parliament today: New Covid-19 restrictions for seven council areas New restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus in seven council areas in the North East have been announced by the government. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has outlined the following mea...
by Chris Goodall
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:57 am
Hancock’s announcement didn’t seem to allow any wiggle room so to speak.
Without claiming to speak for or on behalf of the organiser, I think it's safe to say that that's up to the council and the police to decide.
by Chris Goodall
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 5747

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

Just to state the current situation. The organisers are monitoring the situation and are awaiting guidance from the Council. The Council has been very supportive but are in no way compelling the organisers to do anything that they do not want to do. Chris has not been directly involved in the organ...
by Chris Goodall
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I'll re-post what I said in the Northumberland Congress thread: We are at the point now where nothing at all rides on what the restrictions say; it is 100% down to whether the council and the police make a decision to stop the event happening. They have been watching the CoViD statistics like hawks,...
by Chris Goodall
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 5747

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

Matt Hancock announces the plan at 11am tomorrow. What a potential tragedy after all that hard work. I suppose the interpretation would be that hosting a chess tournament with entries from all round the country is considered "socialising" We are at the point now where nothing at all rides on what t...
by Chris Goodall
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

As soon as the Department for Health and Social Care announce the local lockdown for North Tyneside and other North East council areas tomorrow morning, the Northumberland Congress will have to be cancelled. It is a great shame as clearly they put a huge amount of work into it. As breathless as eve...
by Chris Goodall
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 5747

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:03 pm
...and the North East is in local lockdown from Friday!
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/no ... s-18945698
No it's not. That's unsourced speculation from a local content farm. It's as reliable as a Sky Sports deadline day exclusive.
by Chris Goodall
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I would presume that creatively trying to arrange a wedding reception for 150 people, all in neat smaller groupings wouldn’t really fly with the authorities. They would count everyone as being part of the same event. I would think if pushed the government would put a limit of 30 people in chess con...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

David, The important thing is to have appropriate control measures in place. A player should come into contact with 5 players in a a 5 round Swiss and 5 players in a 6 player all-play-all. To pretend that all play alls are somehow safer detracts from the real issues and doesn't help anyone. The Eng...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 970
Views: 45791

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I think eminently reasonable point re: ECF "guidance" - especially as it appears to have been released in advance of legal regulations actually being published and presumably therefore uninformed by them! Possibly, except that reading them still seems to leave skilled lawyers as uninformed as when ...