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by Adam Raoof
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development Officer appointment
Replies: 32
Views: 2392

Re: Development Officer appointment

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi wrote:You're supposed to attribute it to somebody though
by Adam Raoof
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hampstead FIDE Chess Congresses 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Hampstead FIDE Chess Congresses 2020

5 rounds, U2200, U1900 (ECF Under 160) and U1700 (ECF Under 135) sections Henderson Court Resource Centre, 102 Fitzjohn's Avenue (entrance on Prince Arthur Road), Hampstead, London NW3 6NS http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.com HAMPSTEAD DATES CONFIRMED 78th - January 18-19, 2020 79th - February 15-...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

Adam Raoof wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:04 pm
John Upham wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:22 pm


Who knew? Did you make them John?
I'm pleased to confirm that I had no involvement in making them.

I was asked to review the DVD however.
I would love to read that review.... if only Tony Miles were alive!
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

You might also be interested in a series of instructional videos from Tony Corfe : Part One and Part Two and Part Three Enjoy ! :D Who knew? Did you make them John? I would love to read that review.... if only Tony Miles were alive! I'm pleased to confirm that I had no involvement in making them. I...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Book-The Chess Scene

John Upham wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:30 pm
You might also be interested in a series of instructional videos from Tony Corfe :

Part One

and

Part Two

and

Part Three

Enjoy ! :D
Who knew? Did you make them John?
by Adam Raoof
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?
Replies: 42
Views: 2481

Re: Would You Pay Extra to Win Prize Money?

I came across a 1 day rapidplay entry form today with a single Open section that offered 2 levels of entry fee: 1. £19 - eligible to win prize money 2. £6 - ineligible for prize money 1st prize is £130; amount of 2nd and 3rd prizes dependent on entries; additional prizes dependent on entries. Assum...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The Letchworth FIDE Rapid chess tournament!
Replies: 0
Views: 137

The Letchworth FIDE Rapid chess tournament!

Thanks to all those who played at our first Letchworth FIDE Rapid! The results can be found on the website - https://letchworthchess.blogspot.com Please leave us any feedback you have right here - https://form.jotform.com/81042542368959 Our next events are on October 27, and then on November 17. You...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 39th Surrey Chess Congress Oct 4 - 6
Replies: 9
Views: 1084

Re: 39th Surrey Chess Congress Oct 4 - 6

"Dear SCC Entrant It is with regret that the Directors of the Surrey Chess Congress have taken a decision today that due to the low volume of entries received to date it is not viable to run the Congress this year. A formal announcement will appear on the SCC Website later today. It of course goes w...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 92
Views: 4042

Re: Council Papers are out

Angus French wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:42 am
The membership list for 24 September has 12 ECF SUPPORTERs.
by Adam Raoof
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 92
Views: 4042

Re: Council Papers are out

It's your money paying for this appointment - why not ask the Directors?
by Adam Raoof
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Website
Replies: 20
Views: 1462

Re: FIDE Website

Is it too much to ask them to add the actual fide ID numbers to the initial search results?
by Adam Raoof
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on the canals
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: Chess on the canals

Adam, One of my team mates at Banbury chess club lives on a narrowboat called Grendel. I wrote about him for Chess Monthly magazine. He is well known on the chess circuit - his name is Arthur Hibbitt. He has his own little chess laboratory deep within Grendel's bowels and I am due to have a short c...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running a standard play tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Running a standard play tournament

The reason I include that paragraph is that Dave Clayton asked me to - it helps him a great deal to have FINs for everyone and it avoids any issues with players who have FINS that have expired, or which are not aligned to any FIDE nation. Theoretically I could accept an entry from a player as ENG wi...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Letchworth FIDE Rapid, Sunday 29 September
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Letchworth FIDE Rapid, Sunday 29 September

https://letchworthchess.blogspot.com/ I've got fond memories of playing in many a Letchworth Quickplay, as they were called then - so I decided to revive a regular tournament in one of my favourite locations! We have three dates booked for 2019, and if they go well, more to come in 2020! 29 Septembe...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38681

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Ian Thompson wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Chris Rice wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:11 am
Prizewinners
Is it really the case that the winner of the U1950 rating prize in the Major Open gets a place in the British Championship next year?
Maybe he won the rating prize and separately earned his BCQ?