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by Nigel White
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19494

Re: British Championship 2018

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:20 pm
They will appear. They're going to be input this week.
Many thanks. It is an underappreciated task. It never ceases to amaze me that while, on many occasions, I can't interpet my own scoresheet, the inputter invariably can.
by Nigel White
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19494

Re: British Championship 2018

Now more than a week after the championships have finished, I notice that (unlike previous years) none of the games have been published for any of the five day tournaments (i e. Morning Open & below) or the weekenders. Was this a deliberate policy change or just finding that there wasn't enough reso...
by Nigel White
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Results Server
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: Chess Results Server

Is there any way to stop the adverts popping up especially with Women. The adverts on this site (as many others) are targetted on what Google analytics thinks may tempt you based on your previous browsing history. (Currently I tend to get airlines and hotels.) You should be able to turn on or off m...
by Nigel White
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19494

Re: British Championship

My journey was horrible today. Coming by train was not much fun either - muliple cancellations and mega delays, with no information about which service might run through. The train i eventually got was standing room only and failed air con. I was playing tonight, but my opponent had also had a frau...
by Nigel White
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF grand prix
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: ECF grand prix

The Grand Prix runs each year from 1st July to 30th June so does mean that the 20187/18 is over Grand Prix Leader Boards 2017/18 as at 9th July 2018 – here Please note – players shown in the orange rows are counting the maximum number of events Tradewise Most Improved Player Leader Boards 2017/18 a...
by Nigel White
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 110
Views: 7035

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

I note from New In Chess that a match Ding Liren v Navara is due to start in Prague next Tuesday. I wonder is that still on? Ding Liren has been replaced in Prague by Pemtala Harikrishna. I think the organisers were lucky to find someone of that standard available for a week at such short notice. A...
by Nigel White
Wed May 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi-Final Pairings & Results
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Re: Semi-Final Pairings & Results

Neil Graham wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:10 pm

U100 ; Surrey v Leicestershire; Lancashire v Warwickshire

The U100 may be subject to change because of an eligibility query.
I understand that the U100 result has been changed & consequently the semi-final will be Lancashire v Essex.
by Nigel White
Sun May 13, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rapidplay disputes over position of pieces
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Rapidplay disputes over position of pieces

I plyed in a rapidplay tournament today. In the last round I was playing a junior and there were a couple of incidents in a long game, in which neither of us was recording moves by the time they occurred. In the first, my opponent picks up his queen on d2, waves it around in the air for a few second...
by Nigel White
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 12
Views: 2160

Re: Alan Fraser?

I had heard, albeit secondhand, that he was due a hip operation.
by Nigel White
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 18826

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

David Gilbert wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:20 pm
The National Club Championships held at Telford last weekend were a shambles.
Agreed. I wasn't going to comment publicly, as the organisers have a thankless task, but this year, in my opinion, the administration of the event was way below acceptable standards.
by Nigel White
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grade/Age Categories
Replies: 31
Views: 2365

Re: New Grade/Age Categories

I think that the age information in grading site should be treated with caution. I know from my club that at least a couple of over 80s should be shown, but are not, whereas the one person who is there will be very amused to find that he is over 80.
by Nigel White
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 14576

Re: County Championship Consultation

I have been supportive of the County Championship, but after my experiences on Saturday, I'm not so sure. (I've left out the names to protect the guilty.) I had agreed to play in an away County fixture. I had some regrets, as there was a normally well organised congress I would have liked to play in...
by Nigel White
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2017
Replies: 150
Views: 9882

Re: London Chess Classic 2017

Martin Benjamin wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:52 pm

Anyone on site know the full story behind Luke McShane's ten move loss to Tim Rogers in the blitz? It was not on position, so was it mobile phone or something else?

According to chess-results server McShane won the game against Rogers.
by Nigel White
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July Grades
Replies: 60
Views: 8204

Re: july grades

I understand that there have been a number of errors in the NCCL results submission, not helped by nothing being input from this league for the January 2017 grades release. In my own case, I've only spotted one incorrect result (against the right opponent). I've notified the league's grader - I awai...
by Nigel White
Mon May 01, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever sat at the Wong Board?
Replies: 20
Views: 3091

Re: Ever sat at the Wong Board?

In the opening round of the London Chess Classic weekender last December, I sat without an opponent for about 15 minutes until a junior arrived late. However, he was not my expected opponent, who in fact had started on time against the wrong opponent two boards down. When I subsequently talked to th...