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by Gareth T Ellis
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Film Quotes
Replies: 29
Views: 1688

Re: Film Quotes

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

What about ?

"Mongo only pawn in game of life"
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 229
Views: 16910

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

post by Jon Tait » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:17 am "David Williams wrote: ↑Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:34 pm At the very least it's insensitive. And ill-advised to have something like that on a public forum under your own name." Alternatively you could take the time to go back through a thread a little and unders...
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117733

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Unread post by Matt Bridgeman » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:28 pm

It’s hard at this point not to expect the present government to make a dog’s breakfast of this uniquely huge vaccination roll out.
For such a logistical challenge, maybe Holloid could give a few pointers.
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 5272

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

I am not saying that the ECF should be necessarily doing this now (for the reasons you suggested), but I think this should be an aspiration.
So aspiring to the WCU method but with a paid position instead of volunteers.
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 5272

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:14 pm I voted yes. Clearly, the current situation is a very strange, but in general, I think the ECF should employ a strong young player to work in the Office. Part of their responsibility would be to organise events and part of their remuneration would b...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 22966

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: 307
Views: 22966

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: 102
Views: 8095

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: 2455
Views: 201096

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: 2965

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: 2965

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: 1437

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: 1437

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: 7374

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: 7345

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.