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by David Blower
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Andrew P Davies 1960 - 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Andrew P Davies 1960 - 2020

I have updated the Brewood Chess Circle website with two updates regarding Andrew Davies death. The first one is the statement that Robert Milner (President of the Staffordshire Chess Association,) and Traci Whitfield (Secretary for junior chess for the Staffordshire Chess Association,) had realised...
by David Blower
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Andrew P Davies 1960 - 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Andrew P Davies 1960 - 2020

Well I am the chairman of Brewood Chess Circle. No chess club, however good its players are, can function without a club secretary. I know Brewood Chess Circle is a very good chess club to go to, but only because we had a very good club secretary. Andrew will be very sadly missed. On a personal note...
by David Blower
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1614
Views: 88234

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

So in answer to my initial question, what should chess clubs do if their local area is in tier 1, tier 2, or tier 3, did the ECF ever publish any specific guidance about what a chess club should do, if their local area is under each of these tiers. And if so where is it. Prime Minster Boris Johnson ...
by David Blower
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1614
Views: 88234

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

What is the general consensus about what chess clubs should do if their local area is in tier 1, tier 2, or tier 3. Edited to add - I had already looked on the ECF website and can not find any guidance anywhere. The latest stories on the ECF website are October online ratings are out HM Government C...
by David Blower
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1614
Views: 88234

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Are there many clubs meeting over the board at the moment.
by David Blower
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1614
Views: 88234

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The English Bridge Union say the new measures remove any doubt that face to face bridge competitions can return and say it’s not possible at this time. European Bridge Union competitions will also be cancelled. They await suitable changes being made in the future before any clubs should reopen; htt...
by David Blower
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1614
Views: 88234

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

That is producing a contrast with the UK, where nothing over the board seems to be planned for at least several months. Isn't it still illegal in the UK to hold indoor "meetings" involving multiple households? I'm wondering whether pubs, particularly those with outdoor seating will be configured to...
by David Blower
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 20393

Re: Membership Renewal

The question I would have is what benefit would you actually get for your money from renewing the membership. Please don't tell me that I can enter ECF online tournaments. I can enter online tournaments, without the benefit of my ECF membership and did so plenty of times, before I decided that I wan...
by David Blower
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 7th International Clergy Polish Correspondence Chess Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

7th International Clergy Polish Correspondence Chess Championship

Is anyone going to be entering this event.
by David Blower
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 18988

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

From the ECU website on restarting chess. The full document and a Youtube link is here https://www.europechess.org/how-to-restart-otb-chess-activities/ Space per player in playing halls shall be increased to cover at least the requirement of 1.5 m distance between the players. I am assuming though ...
by David Blower
Wed May 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess game that I have just played
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Chess game that I have just played

Thanks for the feedback. I have just sent him some puzzles which have undefended pieces all of which I have picked up on chesskid.com
by David Blower
Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess game that I have just played
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Chess game that I have just played

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 f6 4. Bc4 Nge7 5. d3 Nb4 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nbxd5 8. Bd2 Be6 9. Re1 c6 10. d4 Qc7 11. Nxd5 cxd5 12. Bb3 O-O-O 13. dxe5 fxe5 14. Nxe5 Ng6 15. Nxg6 hxg6 16. g3 Bh3 17. Bf4 Bd6 18. Bxd6 Rxd6 19. Re3 Rf8 20. Rc3 Rc6 21. Rxc6 bxc6 22. Qd3 Qb6 23. Qe3 d4 24. Qe1 g5 25. Be6+ Kd8 ...
by David Blower
Tue May 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 18988

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

As the chairman of my local over the board chess club, I am planning both things at the same time, the chess club once we restart over the board and in the meantime some sort of way of continuing the chess club online for the time being.
by David Blower
Sun May 03, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Office Staff on Furlough
Replies: 47
Views: 5759

Re: ECF Office Staff on Furlough

I certainly don't believe that the ECF year should start in any other month other than September, because that is obviously when most leagues start.
by David Blower
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Office Staff on Furlough
Replies: 47
Views: 5759

Re: ECF Office Staff on Furlough

Regardless of how hard the finances of the ECF are hit, I hope they still decide to keep the free silver junior membership of the ECF to any junior that has not being a previous member of the ECF, for the first year. That has been really useful for some of my club members in previous years, and I ho...