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by David Pardoe
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 268
Views: 17017

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Fair post John....but a little `rubbish` Is to be expected at times, I guess. The moderators should take care of the worst offenders but it probably pays to create your own list of `offenders` and press the ignore button in some cases. There are some websites that seem to thrive on the `rich` use of...
by David Pardoe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Online Club Championships
Replies: 11
Views: 1379

Re: National Online Club Championships

I only got back to chess this month after a layoff of about 12 months or so, but I`m interested in playing some of the online matches if possible. The only main snag is that I am not a fully paid up member of the ECF for this season.. However, I wish the Manchester teams good luck this weekend. .Loo...
by David Pardoe
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 54
Views: 4006

Re: Membership Renewal

As regards the payment of club subs, I favour the idea of players paying up in full this season, regardless of whether or not we have a full seasons otb chess..... not least because it gives clubs the chance to boost there funds, since many seem to run on a shoe string budget with little in the kitt...
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2018-19
Replies: 17
Views: 3598

Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

County chess and 4NCL are two different animals.. I think there is room for both, but maybe some changes are needed to accommodate both. For a start.. yes, more captains coming forward would help create more teams. But they need the support of leagues, clubs, players and county bodies to help establ...
by David Pardoe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 55
Views: 8512

Re: 2019-20 Season

I guess that will also impact on next seasons National ECF Finals Quarter Finals dates
by David Pardoe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: LLandudno Congress
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

LLandudno Congress

Coming up on w/e 21nd June and a worthy event for players across the country.. by the sea side.. its a 5 round event for players of all standards.
A nice summer break in the welsh hills and seaside. Good prizes and the top two sections are both FIDE Rated. See the ECF Calendar for more details.
by David Pardoe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3251

Re: Semi finals 2019

As would be the trip from Bolton to Brighton... this is easier, I suppose, in the 4NCL because of overnight stays.
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3251

Re: Semi finals 2019

Surrey beat Manchester 11.5 - 4.5 in the open section Venue was held at the Greenlands chess venue in Birmingham and this sun up the match from the Surrey captain Hi John just back-many thanks for the arrangements and a very sporting match and I have to say that the score line is far too flattering...
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3251

Re: Semi finals 2019

Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon. There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section.. I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections. Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ip...
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3251

Re: Semi finals 2019

Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon. There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section.. I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections. Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ips...
by David Pardoe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 4264

Re: One Hundred years celebration

Yes, and the move to FIDE gradings was one such thing that might not have helped...as just one instance.
..and the policy of fines should be used very sparingly, if at all.
by David Pardoe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 4264

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I think that, in order to appreciate this competition, one has to firstly appreciate the unique format of the events, catering for players of all standards, and providing a good days chessing and the chance to gain valuable match play experience via this big team format.. It also builds a bond acros...
by David Pardoe
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 4264

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I guess some greater publicity amongst the Unions/Counties bodies would help... these events do give some very good chessing experiences for all grades of players, and can provide some great match play experience, with time controls that do provide a decent opportunity for proper end game play.
by David Pardoe
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 4264

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I suppose you could say that the ECF have moved into he 21st Century with the new jazzy LMS software. Is it stuck with just 16 player teams or could it be modified to handle greater than that number of players... should there be a surge in demand.
by David Pardoe
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

Re: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines

This is a tricky one.. If prior notice is given that a team will be players short, then I think there should, in general be no fines imposed. If we were playing professionally for money, then it might be different. It does help if you have a group of you organising things, who can share ideas, if pr...