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by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 300
Views: 17089

Re: Membership Renewal

what is the CBIL? does anyone in the forum know about this and does the ECF finance director or income one know about this? Yes they know, I checked before posting on here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme The deadline to apply has been increas...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 300
Views: 17089

Re: Membership Renewal

Re: Membership Renewal Post by John Swain » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:17 pm The following appeal has appeared on chess24.com https://chess24.com/en/read/news/englis ... ur-of-need Mr Truran said: "Like many sports and leisure organisations we have taken an enormous hit over the past six months, and we nee...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 6055

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

They were waiting for this meeting before fully advertising the event in case of changes. Received from Michael Riding today: Please can you share with leagues/clubs as far and wide as possible. Traditional greetings and apology if you've already had this. 25 entries as I write. Document attached ou...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1494
Views: 137701

Re: Cheating in chess

That's great, I will be fascinated to hear how in the following 4th round game he managed to achieve the following:- 12 moves of theory, followed by out of the remaining 39 moves, 36 moves are the 1st choice of Stockfish, 2 moves are the 2nd choice and 1 move is the 4th choice. Thanks to Nick B for...
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence
Replies: 34
Views: 2796

Re: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence

How many leagues still use adjournments ?
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence
Replies: 34
Views: 2796

Re: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence

Roger de Coverly » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:40 pm You are at move 40, the time control was at move 35. The clock says you have ten minutes left. Or is it really twenty five? The display that flips between hours and minutes and minutes and seconds can also be confusing. The clock says 0:21. Is that 21 min...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: Resignation

I stand corrected, thank you Alex, a transfer from your own budget.

It's been a long time since I last saw the ECF's figures.
by Gareth T Ellis
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Resignation

http://www.englishchess.org.uk/resignation/ Sarah Longson has resigned as Director of Women’s Chess due to pressure of other commitments. She wrote “Regrettably I have come to the decision to resign from my position as Director of Women’s Chess. Since assuming the role in 2016 my commitments in runn...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: DGT/FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highly reduced rate
Replies: 57
Views: 6804

Re: FIDE Offer to Federations to purchase clocks at a highy reduced rate

At less than half the best price that UK Suppliers can purchase at in volume, it's going to be interesting how much the UK suppliers deal with DGT products in future not knowing which of their products will next be on offer. Most of the clocks sold in the UK are to individuals & schools, so they won...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 6973

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

LawrenceCooper » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:22 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
There was an event in Douglas that took priority for the live boards.


Certainly true although the reason I heard was that was no one available to operate them.
And no boards available, as previously stated by Jack.
by Gareth T Ellis
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 6973

Re: Liverpool Englsh Rapidplay Congress now open for registrations

What's happening regarding players without a FIN (FIDE Identification Number)?
by Gareth T Ellis
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: 5 free plastic sets and boards for a link to https://chess4schools.co.uk
Replies: 1
Views: 1976

5 free plastic sets and boards for a link to https://chess4schools.co.uk

This offer is open to the first 100 schools or clubs to link and email : Sales@chess4schools.co.uk to claim the sets and boards.

As shipping is via tracked courier, recipients will need to be available for the delivery.

https://chess4schools.co.uk
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p
Replies: 38
Views: 6433

Re: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p

Roger de Coverly » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:39 pm Gareth T Ellis wrote: Over the past few months they have been used in various tournaments and are rapidly becoming the most used type of clock in the UK. I've yet to see one. I must be going to the wrong tournaments. Tournaments that already used digital...
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p
Replies: 38
Views: 6433

Re: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p

by E Michael White » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:28 pm I tried out one of these clocks recently for some 5 minute games. We both knocked pieces over while going to press the clocks; probably out of about 10 games we knocked pieces over 12-15 times each. We concluded this was probably due to the button being...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?
Replies: 26
Views: 3550

Re: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?

Merseyside is staying in the NCCU for now, having a volunteer to captain a county team.