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by Simon Brown
Mon May 13, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL and the BCF
Replies: 5
Views: 459

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: 54
Views: 3481

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: 54
Views: 3481

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: 4694

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: 2835
Views: 303503

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: 4346

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: 3262

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: 2888

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: 2888

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: 393

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: 12547

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.
by Simon Brown
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2189

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

John Upham wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:59 am
Anne at a Lloyds Bank event (?)

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Next to Nicole Tagnon who I think played at Lloyds Bank in the late 1970s
by Simon Brown
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 76
Views: 3695

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Havas is French and is one of the biggest PR and advertising agencies in the world.
by Simon Brown
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 16084

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

Roger, in the earliest versions of the Clarke system, players could LOSE gradng points even though they won the game. Hence the 40 point cutoff, again which like junior additions was a 1960s development. No, that was a later development, mid-seventies I'd say. It was 50 points when I started playin...
by Simon Brown
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy
Replies: 26
Views: 2460

Re: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy

Nick Grey wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:13 am
Thanks I expect the budget is the budget with help elsewhere. And you get there as quickly as possible. The future European budget ought to have Brexit considerations.
Quite a call to expect the ECF to budget for Brexit when the rest of the country hasn't got a clue.