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by Alan Ruffle
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mr R F T Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Mr R F T Wood

Gentlemen Thank you for your replies. The reason I am trying to contact Mr Wood is to seek his permission to use his name in a book I have written.......I was the one who spoiled it all for him in 1974........ I need to contact Mr Barden for the same reason and I have sent him a private message. Che...
by Alan Ruffle
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mr R F T Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Mr R F T Wood

Dear All
I am trying to trace Mr R F T Wood Worcester open champion 1971 1972 1973..............tied with three others 1974.

Understood he played for Redditch chess club Worcester

Thank you

Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess/Sport
Replies: 30
Views: 2939

Chess/Sport

Dear All The future of the UK chess challenge is in danger. Mike Basman its founder is in financial difficulty Chess does not feature at the Olympics. All because chess is not recognised as a sport. The point about chess not being 'physical' is debatable but perhaps a back door is opening for us in ...
by Alan Ruffle
Tue May 31, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Jim Friar
Replies: 10
Views: 2320

Re: Jim Friar

A Sad Loss
Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Arbiters Association AGM
Replies: 33
Views: 4558

Chess Arbiters Association AGM

Chess Arbiters Association Minutes of the Annual General meeting held on Sunday 2nd August 2015 at Warwick University, Coventry. From 3pm until 5pm and 6-45pm until 8-50pm. Apologies for absence-Peter Gibbs, Celia Gibbs, John Swain, Carl Tillotsen, Adrian Elwin, Priscilla Morris, David Sedgwick, Tom...
by Alan Ruffle
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northern Counties Chess Association
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Northern Counties Chess Association

Thank you both.

It's the Yorkshire angle I'm thinking of

Cheers

Alan
by Alan Ruffle
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northern Counties Chess Association
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Northern Counties Chess Association

I've forgotten the reason why the NCCU is independent of the ECF..........can someone remind me ?

Cheers

Alan
by Alan Ruffle
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU Team Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: MCCU Team Tournament

Unfortunately I have not been able to get this event off the ground I would like to thank Alex Holowzak and Ray Dolan for their practical advice and support.

Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU Team Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: MCCU Team Tournament

Dear All I have recently attended the tournaments held at Worcester and Manchester and am in receipt of emails from other interested parties. I offer the below clarifications and invite further advice about implementation. - The objective of the MCCU team tournament is to raise funds, to assist fina...
by Alan Ruffle
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU Team Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: MCCU Team Tournament

Dear All I have visited 'Derby Assembly Rooms', a former venue for the MCCU tournament, and more recently 'Tillington Hall Hotel, Eccleshall Road, Stafford ST16 1JJ, where I spoke to Ms Heidi Marsh email-Heidi@tillingtonhall.co.uk, the assembly rooms were of course eminently acceptable, but Tillingt...
by Alan Ruffle
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU Team Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: MCCU Team Tournament

Subject -Proposed MCCU team tournament Dear Ray I have the benefit of advice from Ray Collett, David Anderton, Andrew Farthing and yourself. Prize structure i.e. First 'Open' team of eight players ............... 1, 2 and 3 in the over 200 section with free entry to all, a grade of 200 or higher is ...
by Alan Ruffle
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF CEO in Aberystwyth
Replies: 43
Views: 7160

Re: ECF CEO in Aberystwyth

Dear All A few years ago I read 'How life imitates chess' i.e. Making the right moves-from the board to the boardroom. by Garry Kasparov----I was bored stiff. At the recent Worcester tournament I purchased 'End Game' i.e. Kasparov v Short, dispatches from a war for the world chess crown, by Dominic ...
by Alan Ruffle
Thu May 22, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU Team Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: MCCU Team Tournament

Dear All Thank you for your responses, they are appreciated and incorporated. Dear MCCU chess player Please find the below, an open letter circulated to the MCCU board seeking their advice, there has been some updating and I now open it up to you for the same reason. The principle objective is to ra...
by Alan Ruffle
Fri May 16, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU Team Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

MCCU Team Tournament

Dear MCCU chess player Please find the below, an open letter circulated to the MCCU board seeking their advice, there has been some updating and I now open it up to you for the same reason. The principle objective is to raise funds to support any young MCCU chess player selected by the ECF to repres...
by Alan Ruffle
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Arbiter levels
Replies: 24
Views: 3671

Re: Arbiter levels

I have no idea what decisions were taken by the arbiter in this case or how serious it was so I have no opinion about whether it was correct or not, its irrelevant anyway. in any event it is worth researching to avoid future errors. I'm sorry you doubt the ability of arbiters to remain impartial. Al...