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by Michael Farthing
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2583

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Ah! The modern business practice. Charge your loyal customers more than your disloyal ones.
by Michael Farthing
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 39
Views: 2269

Re: UK Citizenship Test

Paul McKeown wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:34 pm
Soon it will be back to tanners and farthing.
And about time too, I say!
by Michael Farthing
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 153
Views: 13649

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

24 April
by Michael Farthing
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Curious email request...
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: Curious email request...

Just make sure you cross your fingers on only one hand.
by Michael Farthing
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Office Staff on Furlough
Replies: 47
Views: 6300

Re: ECF Office Staff on Furlough

At present the office staff are working part time with coverage on Wednesday and Thursday and the mornings of Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
by Michael Farthing
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BCM Collection 1881-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2435

Re: BCM Collection 1881-2007

John Moore wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Thanks Michael. How would I find out. No rush, obviously, in the current situation.
Just ring Gary Willson at the ECF office. He's working two days at the moment - I think its Wednesday and Thursday.
by Michael Farthing
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BCM Collection 1881-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2435

Re: BCM Collection 1881-2007

Yes, though I'm not certain of the exact mechanism to be used for selling off. The library is made up from several donations of book collections with inevitable, and signifiant, duplication, (including, explicitly, BCM).
by Michael Farthing
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BCM Collection 1881-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2435

Re: BCM Collection 1881-2007

Mmm..

Might be worth making a bid first for one of the ECF's duplicate sets..
It's prime set is a bound set of BCM in the binding style of Chess - [BH Wood's personal copies]. That set is certainly not for sale though!
by Michael Farthing
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 250k posts
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Re: 250k posts

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Looking like this milestone should be reached in the next day or two :)
Oh you've noticed!
I was planning on keeping a careful watch so that I could get the magic post.

[PS I was going to claim the quarter million - sounds a bit grander]
by Michael Farthing
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2539
Views: 208859

Re: Cheating in chess

Well he certainly had no need to cheat in his last graded OTB game - the rubbishy play of his opponent made that quite unnecessary.
by Michael Farthing
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
Replies: 28
Views: 1556

Re: Playing opponents born the longest time apart

E Michael White wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:59 am
However we are unfortunate in that he was born on 21 Dec, meaning that the gap is more likely to be 128 years rather than 129.
That, Mr White, is being simply greedy!
by Michael Farthing
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Playing opponents born the longest time apart
Replies: 28
Views: 1556

Re: Playing opponents born the longest time apart

I assume we exclude simuls?
by Michael Farthing
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118702

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Thanks Paul for the 'further documentation'. I now see just how serious a problem this was.
by Michael Farthing
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118702

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:09 am


I think that one needs further documentation.
further documentation?
by Michael Farthing
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 5339

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

A strong player doesn't necessarily mean a good event organiser Correct, but they will be able answer calls and E-mails relating to chess that non-chessplayers can't, thereby reducing the need to transfer enquirys to Directors and potentially allowing things to run more smoothly. I am not saying th...