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by MartinCarpenter
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Game-inputting & replays
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: Game-inputting & replays

Wow :) Deeply impressed.
by MartinCarpenter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2018-19
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Division Two 2018-19

Brilliant result for Bradford today :) Great to see them back at 8 players this time round, too.
by MartinCarpenter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Division One 2018-19

Guildford keeping the highest 8 board average grade, although Manx clearly serious :)
by MartinCarpenter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Indeed no Manx for the final weekend and something resembling an APA adopted - with a print out explaining it at length :) Seeded to keep the top seeds apart until late on etc.

Impressive work from the arbiters, but they'll have to work to keep it together.
by MartinCarpenter
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4035

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

Well I guess if they want to get a second team promoted, they'll do it.......
by MartinCarpenter
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4035

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

I wonder who's behind that Bolton & Worsley team? Could easily be OK, probably not likely to be too strong. Id imagine it's Nigel Short, David Norwood, Jeff Horner, Mike Surtees, Harry Lamb and some Worsley player You forgot McPhillips :) I'm not daft enough to quibble their historical strength! Bo...
by MartinCarpenter
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4035

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

I wonder who's behind that Bolton & Worsley team? Could easily be OK, probably not likely to be too strong.
by MartinCarpenter
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4035

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

At least White Rose 2 coming down gives us one (very) credible promotion candidate :) Enough teams that would do OK as a second.
by MartinCarpenter
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 5908

Re: County Championship Finals

Sounds right to me :)

Many chess players seems to be creatures of stoic habit and (as you say) considerable residual loyalty, which I think is enough to explain why people do it. Otherwise how many would put up with evening league playing conditions?
by MartinCarpenter
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 5908

Re: County Championship Finals

Well done Lancashire (a few times it seems.). Also Yorkshire U180 - that's down to our old U175 captain having a grade that qualified him for U180 this year!
by MartinCarpenter
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: YCA
Topic: Yorkshire grading system
Replies: 18
Views: 2563

Re: Yorkshire grading system

The York evening league is apparently planning on ECF ratings for division 1 but letting division 2 go ungraded.
by MartinCarpenter
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Two annotated games
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Two annotated games

Amusingly brutal :) There has I think been a few 5 .. c6 games on Chesspublishing but clearly the warning about that sacrifice hasn't spread down yet. It does seem remarkably effective. Presumably computer generated originally.
by MartinCarpenter
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: YCA
Topic: Yorkshire grading system
Replies: 18
Views: 2563

Re: Yorkshire grading system

Wouldn't be absolutely sure - the live nature of the calculations means that fixing a long standing mistake can be a relatively massive job.

Last I checked my brother still had one of my Woodhouse wins from last season :)

Good to hear about the league result service surviving. That is very useful.
by MartinCarpenter
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi-Final Pairings & Results
Replies: 17
Views: 1658

Re: Semi-Final Pairings & Results

Very impressed with the Yorkshire open team winning with some of our very top players out this year for various reasons.
by MartinCarpenter
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi-Final Pairings & Results
Replies: 17
Views: 1658

Re: Semi-Final Pairings & Results

I've a reliable report of Yorkshire winning their U180 semi by +3, so 9.5 - 6.5 I suppose.

And yes, the potential preemptive deterrent effect of this kind of fine was what worried me.