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by Scott Freeman
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Signature pose for a chess player
Replies: 15
Views: 2186

Re: Signature pose for a chess player

Not sure about a signature pose but I figured suitable wording to go on one's tombstone after you have died, if you wanted people to know you were a chess player. All you have put is your name and underneath the phrase "I was winning......"
by Scott Freeman
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Publicity Officer
Replies: 177
Views: 10696

Re: Publicity Officer

QUOTE:
How about the hottest wealthiest male chess player - the guy who drives a decent motor and is dressed smartly with good looks - any candidates?


Probably no on all counts in my case......!
by Scott Freeman
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Restricted Leagues
Replies: 13
Views: 1561

Re: Grading Restricted Leagues

One other idea is what we do with our internal team competition (Super League) which currently has a total of 18 teams across 2 divisions (heading towards 3 divisions and a "cup" from next season). The rules until this summer have given each captain a total grading aggregate for the season (4000 ECF...
by Scott Freeman
Wed May 09, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mr Bruce Birchall
Replies: 35
Views: 12798

Re: Mr Bruce Birchall

Keith Selby has found 1 photo of Bruce - he was playing Aly Wilson. Not the best picture but possibly enough.
by Scott Freeman
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 9 move checkmate
Replies: 59
Views: 7027

Re: 9 move checkmate

I don't recall actually being checkmated that quickly since my earlier years at school, but I do remember playing badly enough that I should have resigned by move 9 in one or two games. However I was once quoted by a local paper as saying that I had lost to Jessie Gilbert in "about 3 moves." As it h...
by Scott Freeman
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Subbuteo Table Football
Replies: 0
Views: 678

Subbuteo Table Football

If anyone is interested, we are now running a Subbuteo Table Football Club on Friday evenings at CCF. We started last summer for a brief few weeks and then kicked off again in December. We already have quite a large club compared to most and are beginning to attract some decent players.
by Scott Freeman
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Concessions
Replies: 33
Views: 4292

Re: Junior Concessions

That doesn't altogether surprise me! I reckon we must run more events than anyone when all of the junior and senior events plus the Monday club events are added together.
by Scott Freeman
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coulsdon Chess Rapid Play
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: Coulsdon Chess Rapid Play

Obviously I would agree! But that probably won't surprise anyone. Was great to see the Williams family again yesterday. We first saw Peter (junior) when he was 5 (when he won an u8 LJCC qualifier with a maximum score). And there he was yesterday scoring a maximum 7 in quite a good field. Looking fow...
by Scott Freeman
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Concessions
Replies: 33
Views: 4292

Re: Junior Concessions

Sorry I have been a it slow on the uptake but I have not been looking at the forum much recently, aside of the thread on the "General" page about FIDE Ratings disappearing. I have noticed at times in threads that some have a perception that we (CCF) have "used" our ECF Corporate Vice-Presidency to g...
by Scott Freeman
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.
Replies: 53
Views: 6489

Re: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.

In answer to Paul Dupre, the rating report for the Jessie Gilbert B event in 2010 was produced and emailed to me by Jack Rudd (who was my assistant arbiter). I then forwarded it to the ECF Ratings Officer, Howard Grist. As I recall Jack used Swissmaster, which automatically links into the FIDE list ...
by Scott Freeman
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.
Replies: 53
Views: 6489

Re: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.

I was pointed to this thread this morning and scanned it with a level of both concern at the mistake and amusement at certain comments. Can I correctly assume from the subsequent postings that Coulsdon did not muck up? Am happy to correct something or apologise if we have. Members are able to go ba...
by Scott Freeman
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 teams from the same club in the same league!
Replies: 63
Views: 7146

Re: 2 teams from the same club in the same league!

Maybe the 2nd team were not as drunk as the 1st team?
by Scott Freeman
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.
Replies: 53
Views: 6489

Re: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.

I was pointed to this thread this morning and scanned it with a level of both concern at the mistake and amusement at certain comments. Can I correctly assume from the subsequent postings that Coulsdon did not muck up? Am happy to correct something or apologise if we have.
by Scott Freeman
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 teams from the same club in the same league!
Replies: 63
Views: 7146

Re: 2 teams from the same club in the same league!

Some years back Coulsdon & Purley (as it was then) had 10 across in the 5 divisions of the Surrey league. We had 2 teams in each division and the season always started with a night when all of them played each other as appropriate. In addition I can also recall having 3 teams in the Croydon League b...
by Scott Freeman
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New "Seniors" Club
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: New "Seniors" Club

No reason why not! Am sure most of the players will be OK with it. But not all I am sure!