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by Nick Grey
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: Candidates 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3755

Re: Candidates 2019

Cricket World Cup is variable. Rain is likely to effect the last 3 weeks.
16 players double rounds all play alls. once every 4 years is my preference.
by Nick Grey
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3565

Re: Old Chestnut

5% in the last 10 years.2% in the previous 20, and nil % in my first 15 years. This is improvement. We could do better. I spend time encouraging parents of juniors. many are adults now and it is nice to know how they are doing whether they are still playing or not. There are female volunteers in che...
by Nick Grey
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3565

Re: Old Chestnut

I am all for equal opportunity. This is where I agree with my county policy on county chess matches. I find that females want to be considered on their merits as players. if they are available they will play. Can I say I believe that are not disproportionally reluctant to give up a Saturday to play ...
by Nick Grey
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1536

Re: Semi finals 2019

A lovely report by owen from surrey. It should be a good final v Yorks. And Manchester will be competitive in the future. As for my accumulator on 0 teams in finals from Lancs I lost. I was not expecting match defaults but perhaps holidays, cricket, women's world cup, or D-day meant chess players no...
by Nick Grey
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 37
Views: 4431

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

isle of lewis
by Nick Grey
Sun May 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4544

Re: National Stages 2019

Michael most of the best matches go either way and why not publish as chess is exciting at all levels. No ill feelings on my part to you, only some gentle ribbing on this site. So 2 more to come in for my accumulator. Not aware of a shirt prize - not encouraging the other half of the population. Now...
by Nick Grey
Fri May 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4544

Re: National Stages 2019

Andrew z - thank you for the apology.

another county chess dispute has gone on a lot longer - since when a started secondary school

Michael - best wishes but I think your u140s will struggle. :)
by Nick Grey
Wed May 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4544

Re: National Stages 2019

I was not even commenting on a game of chess dispute a long time ago so why are you raising it again Andrew?

you ought to take up your complaints with the Surrey board with them directly. I have seen nobody from the Surrey board posting such matters against you.
by Nick Grey
Wed May 15, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4544

Re: National Stages 2019

another selective comment taken out of context. I really think you miss my points on the county championship. i'm hoping lancs get no teams to the final stages this year. what is competing about = i'm fully supportive of the minor counties - it has a nice balance - and have a winners 'oscar' from la...
by Nick Grey
Sun May 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4544

Re: National Stages 2019

This flagship event is open to all as is, say 4NCL. Some regions do not want to play 10 rounds have a winner in the 11th as 4NCL. That is not to put the onus on any other congresses or counties as there is player choice. That many players choose what is best for them is up to them. or do something u...
by Nick Grey
Sat May 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4544

Re: National Stages 2019

I have been working today getting in to see this fantastic news. Surrey. I'm watching a rugby final on the plus 1. Some clashes at semi-final too - a football tournament that is going on where England are playing - will be nice to win since 66. I think Lancs have issues. Do they claim both Mancheste...
by Nick Grey
Thu May 09, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 6428

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

well done all especially Neil and paul. I have appreciated our chats each weekend. West Is Best 4 not playing last weekend hence some players in the West Is Best 3 team with lower rating. thanks to the wib player that gave me a lift each match and in the last weekend julian way for his surbiton debu...
by Nick Grey
Mon May 06, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 6428

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Does that mean 3 down from Div 3 South?
by Nick Grey
Fri May 03, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 6428

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

it is great to be back to 3 teams for the final w/e. we have possibility of promotion, demotion, and in my case to play against opponents of the same strength or lower or higher. anyway those that have played opponents 300 or 400 plus points higher the previous two weekends are ok. there are lots of...
by Nick Grey
Thu May 02, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 10655

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

yes - that means you pay ECF more than me directly - but I have mentioned that before.