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by Adam Raoof
Mon May 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hampstead Congress ALL FIDE RATED from August 2019?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Hampstead Congress ALL FIDE RATED from August 2019?

At the moment I am considering (for August 2019 onwards) FIDE rating the third section at Hampstead, this will probably be Under 1700 (and you would also have to be Under ECF 135). What do you think? As in the other sections, all players will ideally be ECF Gold members or pay a £10 supplement to th...
by Adam Raoof
Mon May 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6591

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

At the moment I am considering (for August 2019 onwards) FIDE rating the third section at Hampstead, this will probably be Under 1700 (and you would also have to be Under ECF 135). What do you think? As in the other sections, all players will ideally be ECF Gold members or pay a £10 supplement to th...
by Adam Raoof
Sat May 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 169
Views: 7666

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Trying to pull the thread back on topic, here's a suggestion for what us plebs would like the ECF to spend some money on. How about an annual £5,000 congress contingency fund? The idea is to rescue events which get cancelled because the organisers believe the event is going to lose money and encour...
by Adam Raoof
Thu May 02, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Supporter
Replies: 32
Views: 2636

Re: ECF Supporter

Thanks Angus - this seems to suggest that of the members the ECF has, there are an awful lot of people that join at Bronze solely in order to play league chess. It also hints that there are a lot of people who don't play tournaments because they don't have time, or the money, or joining the ECF puts...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: YCA
Topic: Exhausted Tie Breaks
Replies: 21
Views: 915

Re: Exhausted Tie Breaks

has anyone asked the teams eligible for promotion whether they actually want to move up to the First Division?
by Adam Raoof
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

… I looked for the Open results the other day, and saw just six competitors, the winner receiving a last round bye. I assumed that the abundance of other Easter weekend events had taken its toll. (Presumably you had a much better entry to other sections?) When I look at the Open results, I see 44 c...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

Photos: https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/Southend-2019 Thanks Brendan! We had a very successful congress this year, and we've already booked the venue for 2020! There is a list of prizewinners etc just here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rlnVU2efOqG5BZbwkA66vrBy64GQhxi5RaQA2_tzh2c/edit...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6591

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

FIDE-rated Opens are common. FIDE-rated sections with an upper rating limit, which is where the problems lie, are less common. They are quite common in Hampstead ;-) Actually in practice people know what their rating is likely to be on the next list, and are able to act accordingly - even when plan...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

Entries now approaching 100!

ENTER THE RAPID ON THURSDAY 18TH APRIL HERE - https://form.jotform.com/90824106858967

the rapid has a £100 1st prize in each section, OPEN, UNDER 160 and UNDER 120
by Adam Raoof
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

Entries at a very healthy 80 players with 11 days to go! I can't predict the weather, but I think the competition for the first prize of £500 will be hot in the Major Under 1900! GUARANTEED PRIZES FIDE Masters - £800 / £500 / £200 FIDE Open - £800 / £500 / £200 FIDE Under 1900 - £500 / £300 / £150 E...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Southend Congress Invitational 18-22 April 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

Re: 1st Southend Congress Invitational 18-22 April 2019

Still time to enter one of our many sections at Southend this Easter! SEE WHO HAS ENTERED HERE - https://eu.jotform.com/grid/70133043944045 ENTER CONGRESS HERE! - https://form.jotform.com/70133293199963 ENTER THE RAPID ON THE 18TH APRIL HERE - https://form.jotform.com/90824106858967 Open, Under 1900...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

Still time to enter one of our many sections at Southend this Easter! SEE WHO HAS ENTERED HERE - https://eu.jotform.com/grid/70133043944045 ENTER CONGRESS HERE! - https://form.jotform.com/70133293199963 ENTER THE RAPID ON THE 18TH APRIL HERE - https://form.jotform.com/90824106858967 Open, Under 1900...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Jersey Festival 6-13 April 2019 - GMs needed!
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Jersey Festival 6-13 April 2019 - GMs needed!

Coming up soon - http://www.jerseychessclub.com/the-polar-capital-2019/

Because of a couple of cancellations we need two grandmasters - contact adamraoof@gmail.com if you are interested
by Adam Raoof
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6591

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

The cutoff for FIDE is the 26th of the month (with a little leeway) - any event that finishes after that goes into the next month's list. That is not correct. It was an erroneous statement on the old ECF registration form. An event which finishes two days before the end of the month (on the 29th in...