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by Peter D Williams
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Director 2018 Election
Replies: 38
Views: 2599

Re: Junior Director 2018 Election

The previous incumbent was not bullied out he just refused to listen to parents of children who had concerns about how players were selected and also about sending more than one child to play for England in the same age group.He refused to discuss the issues with the parents.He refused to work with...
by Peter D Williams
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Director 2018 Election
Replies: 38
Views: 2599

Re: Junior Director 2018 Election

I was surprised to see Alex standing after standing down early from the Home Director role due to other commitments. Evidently the "other" commitments are to Junior chess organisation. It seems to be an agreed takeover, given the endorsement by the retiring director. Alex has suggested elsewhere th...
by Peter D Williams
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Who is our next Adams?
Replies: 37
Views: 4211

Re: Who is our next Adams?

I think one can summarise this quite succinctly. If a junior's sole aptitude is playing chess, and s/he has GM potential, then life as a professional chess player may be an obvious choice. However, most English juniors with this potential tend to be academically gifted which gives them other (and m...
by Peter D Williams
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 11041

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Yang-Fan Zhou will put in a very strong perfomance he gets stronger with every game looking forward to his game this afternoon.
by Peter D Williams
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A minor yet irritating point of chess etiquette
Replies: 16
Views: 2383

Re: A minor yet irritating point of chess etiquette

I played an 11 year old junior recently. He continually held on to the piece when putting it on a square. Looked round the board for a minute or so, then moved it back and moved it to a different square, still holding it and again looked round the board, eventually deciding where to put it. This ha...
by Peter D Williams
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3420

Re: Euro 2016

Afternoon friends :wink:

see Wilson prediction on twitter for England game https://twitter.com/coulsdon17

Roy Hodgson liked your Tweet
21m: @UncleRoyHodgson Wilson Prediction England 2 Slovakia 0 pic.twitter.com/Ku0hcVEkiP
by Peter D Williams
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sotheby auction items from Schmid collection
Replies: 9
Views: 1179

Re: Sotheby auction items from Schmid collection

Afternoon all

I was hoping all my chess friends on here would club together and buy me these :wink:

Well at least the rain is helping my runner beans grow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ihaOLOt29U
by Peter D Williams
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU Referendum - in or out?
Replies: 226
Views: 9253

Re: EU Referendum - in or out?

Afternoon friends :wink:

I will be voting no in the Referendum with a pen so no civil sevant can rub it out and then put a yes vote.
by Peter D Williams
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Court case
Replies: 58
Views: 10256

Re: Court case

Morning friends :wink: What ever the sentencing most offenders often only serve just over half the time and while in jail he should be able to take part in rehabilation projects along with other services. I have been looking into prisoner rehabiltation and all sorts of help is now given England and ...
by Peter D Williams
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Court case
Replies: 58
Views: 10256

Re: Court case

I used to go to the chess club on a monday night with Peter and to some of the events held at the weekend from what i saw it was not run as a cult Religion was never mentioned to me the chess club was run in a friendly way and Scott Freeman is the best chess officer i have ever know his events run l...
by Peter D Williams
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pancake Day
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Pancake Day

John Moore wrote:Hilarious - Joey and Peter Williams in one thread. What more could you ask for.
Good to hear you like my thoughts on this thread.I know who would like a pancake Wilson our West Highland White Terrier well i do hope your all enjoying the sunshine today but do remember to wrap up warm.
by Peter D Williams
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Pancake Day
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Pancake Day

Dont forget, everybody, its pancake day today. I'm looking forward to a pancake feast tonight, hoping to eat at least 10 this year. How many pancakes are you planning on having?? Afternoon friends :wink: Yes i be eating a few pancakes tonight cooked by Carol and i shall put plenty of Canadian Maple...
by Peter D Williams
Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 240
Views: 38334

Re: Chess on TV

Peter Williams >I think you should write a book about your life < You may not know that one of my books is 'Poker 24/7 - 35 years a proker pro.' Cathy Rogers thought it should have been chess and poker, but who would have bought that? I don't think an autobiography of my life in chess would sell at...
by Peter D Williams
Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 240
Views: 38334

Re: Chess on TV

[quote="Stewart Reuben" Today I reached Chile. I am on a 4 week cruise from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal, finishing in Buenos Aires. Nothing to do with chess or poker. My holidays start 1 January each year and finish 31 December. Tomorrow I am meeting a strong (about 2100) correspondence...
by Peter D Williams
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 240
Views: 38334

Re: Chess on TV

Stewart Reuben wrote: Written on a cruise ship having left Peru.
Are you on holiday? or is your visit to Peru anything to do with chess?