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by Simon Brown
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35241

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Who is Kyrgios?
by Simon Brown
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1595

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Hi Simon - is it a good thing that large multinational corporations are allowed to get away with low ethical standards? Most sensible people would say that forcing people to work in inhumane conditions, diverting local water supplies to service bottling plants etc was not a good thing! This is a fi...
by Simon Brown
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1595

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Hi Nigel, clearly it's a good thing, I doubt anyone sensible thinks otherwise. Can you elaborate on the nuance of "Cooperation Agreement" and not "Sponsorship"?
by Simon Brown
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2971
Views: 322637

Re: Media comments on chess

BBC website asking for "Surprising cricket fans" and good to see Richard James pitching in with Peter Svidler at 12.35 on the live cricket commentary!
by Simon Brown
Mon May 13, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL and the BCF
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Re: 4NCL and the BCF

Richard just got that wrong. I was International Director at the time until I resigned in late 1995, I supported Chris and played in the league. I certainly didn't try to set up a rival league, and I don't recall anyone in the BCF trying to do so.
by Simon Brown
Sun May 12, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 5071

Re: National Stages 2019

Richard got it wrong as well.
by Simon Brown
Sun May 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 5071

Re: National Stages 2019

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:32 pm

BCF tried to destroy the 4NCL when it started - for some reason they failed.
Nonsense.
by Simon Brown
Wed May 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5662

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

I read it that he had compared his bid to the criteria in the tender document and concluded that he met just about all the criteria, hence the "100% points". He then noted that the successful bid had neither a business plan nor a Head Coach, so concluded that he scored higher. How he knows that with...
by Simon Brown
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2971
Views: 322637

Re: Media comments on chess

by Simon Brown
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 5373

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

A word of warning to those watching on Chessbomb or the live games on the website; even now the result is showing as a 2½ - 1½ victory for Finland and I left work yesterday wondering why John and Chris were playing so poorly. I'm still not sure which game is which.
by Simon Brown
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3785

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

So much for the conspiracy theory!
by Simon Brown
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3522

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

Mike Ian beat me to it, and I would add, as an infrequent visitor to the site 1. The home page is far too busy. I'm currently looking at a 17" screen and can see only half of it before scrolling down. On a phone or iPad, barely 10% of it. 2. It isn't intuitive. There are two banks of links at the to...
by Simon Brown
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3522

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

The ECF site is awful these days. Hard to find anything anywhere. Eg, not that it means anything, but I challenge anyone to find the latest Grand Prix leaderboards in less than 15 minutes. I managed it in 2 - 3 minutes, discovering that you are currently in second place. Well I didn't. Gave up afte...
by Simon Brown
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Most pieces on the h-file
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Most pieces on the h-file

For two reasons - fill up the h-file and Worst Move on the Board.
by Simon Brown
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Teams 2019
Replies: 325
Views: 14057

Re: World Teams 2019

More likely lack of awareness. Nothing on the ECF website and until Leonard's post yesterday I had no idea of the dates. Watching now though.