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by John R Moore
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?
Replies: 209
Views: 24345

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

I am sure everyone thinks that David does a good job drumming up the anticipation of the British, but the entry for the under 16's currently standing at 4, must be deemed as disappointing.....why is it so poor?
by John R Moore
Sat May 17, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Quarter-Finals
Replies: 49
Views: 9543

Re: Quarter-Finals

In the open I hear Surrey beat Lancs 10-6 today
by John R Moore
Mon May 05, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Wood Green v Guildford
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

4NCL Wood Green v Guildford

It's an impressive line up in the final/top match that starts in half an hour. The teams average 2651!!
by John R Moore
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 37th Surrey Chess Congress, Easter + Spring Bank Holidays
Replies: 9
Views: 2706

Re: 37th Surrey Chess Congress, Easter + Spring Bank Holiday

I have just looked at the entry form for the Surrey weekend congress and the first prize of £100 in each section is just so poor, especially as the entry fee is £27. This just confirms my belief that they should be no prizes, except in the open section, and trophies should be handed out for the wi...
by John R Moore
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Participation and funding
Replies: 14
Views: 1703

Re: Participation and funding

I am impressed by Alex's knowledge of ice hockey, as I agree with him, ice hockey is very entertaining, as I have been attending matches in this country since the mid 1970's when the London Lions played out of Wembley arena for one season, then becoming an international ice hockey referee and linesm...
by John R Moore
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Chess
Replies: 48
Views: 7026

Re: e2e4 Chess

Bob currently plays for the Redhill 1st team in the Surrey league, and sometimes play on one of the top boards for the 2nd team. His grade at the moment is 185.
by John R Moore
Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings13-14
Replies: 129
Views: 10521

Re: Hastings13-14

Beating someone who is 530 ELO points above you is certainly a fantastic achievement !
by John R Moore
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings13-14
Replies: 129
Views: 10521

Re: Hastings13-14

It's a shame that Simon Williams is now not in the draw, as he always provides great entertainment !
by John R Moore
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic 2013
Replies: 271
Views: 32739

Re: London Chess Classic 2013

I think you could be right that the +2600 brigade would have already agreed in advance that they would move up to the classic, but looking at the prizes in the open and the classic, it makes sense to move up, as the 9-16 get €3125, and the winner of the open gets £2500
by John R Moore
Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic 2013
Replies: 271
Views: 32739

Re: London Chess Classic 2013

The rules are very simple, the two leading players after 4 rounds will go into the "classic rapid play", if there are more than two players with the same score, the two highest rated players will qualify!
by John R Moore
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Grand Prix 2013/2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

Re: ECF Grand Prix 2013/2014

Many thanks for explaining that, and I do agree it would be helpful for the ECF to have to have at least put it on the web site at some point
by John R Moore
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 134
Views: 9690

Re: European Club Cup

Check that, they just have!!
by John R Moore
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 134
Views: 9690

Re: European Club Cup

The supposed start is 15.00 Greece time, which is two hours ahead of us, but the games don't appear to have started yet
by John R Moore
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Grand Prix 2013/2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

ECF Grand Prix 2013/2014

I see on the ECF website that there are no updates for ECF Grand Prix for this season, considering we are now nearly at the end of October, and there was a problem supplying updates last year, does anyone know when we are likely to see any info?
by John R Moore
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11
Replies: 124
Views: 11405

Re: Hastings International Chess Congress 2010-11

Well they had a very short draw in lasts years competition, and they walked out of the complex afterwards, which seems to suggest they know each other very well