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by Jaimie Wilson
Sat May 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4620

Re: National Stages 2019

but Sussex can only find 10 players That is a sad state of affairs for an Open team, and I don't expect that it is the captain's fault. I wonder how many of his players couldn't face another run up the M1 so soon after last weekend's 4NCL. You're quite correct about the Sussex captain - he does a m...
by Jaimie Wilson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

What a crying shame it is that rules and barriers mean we don't have a team in this fabulous competition. A week in Turkey in a learning environment would have been an invaluable experience for our young talents. I am thankful for events on home soil like the LCC and Hastings which provide other opp...
by Jaimie Wilson
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Victory for the Dinosaurs
Replies: 69
Views: 5671

Re: Victory for the Dinosaurs

Like many here, I love county chess and see it as important so I really appreciate the efforts of everyone involved to help keep it in the best shape possible. I must admit though that when I heard that Sussex had been drawn against Lancashire in the Open section I thought it was an April fools'! Th...
by Jaimie Wilson
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July Grades
Replies: 60
Views: 9849

Re: July Grades

Well done Julie; your efforts are much appreciated.
by Jaimie Wilson
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July Grades
Replies: 60
Views: 9849

Re: july grades

There appears to be a problem with the list, I (selectively!) quote a colleague and grader as follows: "If you check your personal page you will find you're shown as having played some number "x" games over the last 12 months. However, if you then click on "Standard games played, last 12 months" yo...
by Jaimie Wilson
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 19828

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Phew, it's beginning to get expensive! It looks like the Scots pay an annual flat membership fee of £22. :wink:
by Jaimie Wilson
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations
Replies: 225
Views: 18571

Re: Proposed British Chess Championship Qualifying Regulations

Hi Everyone, I don't contribute often on here and I'm neither involved in chess politics nor au fait with the latest goings on at the ECF. I just wanted to wish the ECF luck because as I see it they have a very delicate balancing act on their hands here. On the one hand you want a strong main Champi...
by Jaimie Wilson
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Almond
Replies: 11
Views: 4866

Re: Richard Almond

How very sad. No age at all. Sussex chess has lost a fine stalwart. My condolences.
by Jaimie Wilson
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: live games can be watched for juniors at link below.
Replies: 201
Views: 9657

Re: live games can be watched for juniors at link below.

The round 1 games are available on the site now. Rendle's game wasn't a vodafone gambit after all, but he did win.
by Jaimie Wilson
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock
Replies: 20
Views: 1340

Re: british champion Stu conquest loses in first round big shock

Thomas Rendle won in 4 moves today. I wonder if that was the Vodafone gambit in action.
by Jaimie Wilson
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April 2009 Council Meeting : Details
Replies: 54
Views: 7760

Re: April 2009 Council Meeting : Details

What puzzled me is that 180-160 (new) is such a narrow band. Since that event is not very successful, why is it not 185-160? The U175 Division has been much more successful in 2009-09, as a result of the October 2008 rule changes increasing the permitted number of nominations. As is explained in th...
by Jaimie Wilson
Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the best software to run Swiss tourneys?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: What is the best software to run Swiss tourneys?

I use Swiss Perfect 2.4 for DOS (freeware) which is available at http://www.swissperfect.com/download.htm which I find to be more than adequate for my club's needs. However it is very basic indeed.