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by Nick Grey
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Equitable distribution of team strengths within leagues
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: Equitable distribution of team strengths within leagues

We have entered a summer league at Battersea too. Playing stronger players whether bottom of division 1 or top of division 2 has been different and best for not playing all the same opponents. even playing in the County teams U180 and U160 I have played opponents not expected. For example a player g...
by Nick Grey
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 90
Views: 6804

Re: Director of Women's Chess

As long as the best candidate for the job has been selected that is fine by me. There is a long thread on this and that may be one of the things that is wrong with English Chess. I remember the commotion at my school when the first female teacher ever (400 years) was appointed. we recognise diversit...
by Nick Grey
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 84
Views: 4725

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

If the bottom grading prize was U2200 £250 it would not cost the organisers any extra funds.

I'm happy with a premium extra charge for low rated players even if they are under-rated..
by Nick Grey
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 84
Views: 4725

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

Sorry Roger but i'm with ECF & London Chess Classic on charging policy.
And it is really about time for a London Championship. Not that ECF are likely to ever go for that.
by Nick Grey
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 84
Views: 4725

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

Going back to the original post I do not understand why some one who qualifies for the English Championship moans about 300 pounds to enter because of their low rating when clearly stated in the conditions of entry. Anyway I'm hoping Kevin causes a few upsets. A legend in playing. Best wishes for al...
by Nick Grey
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: County Championship Finals

Maybe SCCU players want to play at Kings Place?
by Nick Grey
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi-Final Pairings & Results
Replies: 17
Views: 1299

Re: Semi-Final Pairings & Results

Ouch. Anyway best wishes to any forumites playing or organising. Especially Surrey Minor Counties v Suffolk & our hosts.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Venues for 2018-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Venues for 2018-2019

Mecure daventry court.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Venues for 2018-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Venues for 2018-2019

4 south. I was looking at the recent comments on the hotel.
by Nick Grey
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Venues for 2018-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: venues for 2018-2019

Hopefully Jim & everyone else they will sort out the no water situation before the start of the season.
by Nick Grey
Fri May 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2018 Alexander Cup Final (Surrey team k.o. competition)
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: 2018 Alexander Cup Final (Surrey team k.o. competition)

I have noted that the results have not gone into the John Hawson Trophy for the over 60s with best scores in surrey team events. It will be nice that it get's an update bearing in mind a few over 60s in both teams. Not that it will change the winner. We enjoy the local derby matches & are grateful t...
by Nick Grey
Thu May 24, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Board placement
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Board placement

Speak to the arbiter/tournament controller & also ensure enough room for clocks & scoresheets.

It is nice if room if not it is a pain interrupting players getting up particularly where a medical condition requires you to get up every 20 minutes.
by Nick Grey
Wed May 23, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2018 Alexander Cup Final (Surrey team k.o. competition)
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Re: 2018 Alexander Cup Final (Surrey team k.o. competition)

Regarding eligibility of Kingston players; Club Presidency President: K.F.H. (“Ken”) Inwood Honorary Life Vice-President: J.D.M. (“John”) Nunn Grandmaster Honorary Life Member: Professor Derek Coope John and Derek Coope are eligible for Life. Derek has also played this season after a gap of 15 years...
by Nick Grey
Sun May 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results
Replies: 43
Views: 2414

Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

U180 Warwickshire 10-6 Surrey.
by Nick Grey
Thu May 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Blackburne and the endgame
Replies: 18
Views: 1025

Re: Blackburne and the endgame

I think he would have been more than good enough to work it out. In my short chess career (45 years) I have reached this ending twice. Once with a lone king when I drew (my opponent had 15 minutes in a tournament to win) and once when I won (most of the moves on a 30 second increment). Most of which...