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by Andrew Martin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 34
Views: 1878

Re: The ECF Academy tender

I asked to see it. This was no attempt to gain any advantage. Is it unreasonable for the 'Head' of the Academy to see a document before publication that could seriously affect the future of the project? Maybe a bit more discussion and consultation with the extremely well-qualified coaching staff wou...
by Andrew Martin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 34
Views: 1878

Re: The ECF Academy tender

Believe me, I have a great deal of sympathy for the last comment.
by Andrew Martin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 34
Views: 1878

Re: The ECF Academy tender

A new position of ‘ ECF Slave’ would have to be created for anyone wishing to take up the terms of this tender as it is currently written. If you like that sort of thing, go for it.
by Andrew Martin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 34
Views: 1878

Re: The ECF Academy tender

It’s a terrible deal for the applicant as it stands.
by Andrew Martin
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 34
Views: 1878

The ECF Academy tender

It has become possible to bid for the ECF Academy:

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-cont ... -final.doc

I have viewed the document above for the first time this morning. Does anyone have any opinions on this development?
by Andrew Martin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arafat Gambit
Replies: 33
Views: 2177

Re: Arafat Gambit

If I was Mr Arafat I wouldn’t be in any hurry to have my name pinned to this opening.
by Andrew Martin
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The South of England Junior Congress 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: The South of England Junior Congress 2019

You are right. Another box we can tick next year, along with fully computerised pairings.
by Andrew Martin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The South of England Junior Congress 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: The South of England Junior Congress 2019

A full set of crosstables is now available at our website


https://www.southofenglandjunior.com


We hope you enjoyed the weekend.
by Andrew Martin
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The South of England Junior Congress 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: The South of England Junior Congress 2019

Now that numbers have firmed up, there may be a possibility that we can take a limited number of extra entries.

Please enquire to: amy@southofenglandjunior.com for the latest situation.

Andrew
by Andrew Martin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Steve Berry
Replies: 30
Views: 3455

Re: Steve Berry

A tough, original and respected opponent. RIP Steve.
by Andrew Martin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019

Northern semi final results attached


Quailifiers are Bolton Girls A (U11) and Fernwood School (U19)


Results table 2019.doc
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by Andrew Martin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019

Full results Southern semi-final: U19 1st St Paul’s Girls School (SPGS) 12 2nd= North London Collegiate A (NLC) Nonsuch A. 11 4th NLC B 10 5th= Henrietta Barnett A The Abbey A NLC D 9.5. All qualifying for the final Highfield losing tie break NLC E. Losing tie break 10th= Wellington College Henriett...
by Andrew Martin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

I will be quite keen to play bridge against him in Heaven when the time comes. 100 grapes per hundred.
by Andrew Martin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The South of England Junior Congress 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: The South of England Junior Congress 2019

Can I urge all those thinking of entering this congress to do so without delay. We are reaching capacity in many sections already. At this moment in time, there are still spaces left in all age groups, but this probably won't last beyond the end of this week. Please check the website for further det...
by Andrew Martin
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019

Entries will close to the southern semi at midnight on Sunday. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after that. Northern entries will be accepted right up until the day of the event in a desperate hope to get some extra involvement. It’s amazing that only one U19 team of three girls has entered fr...