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by Rhys Cumming
Thu May 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players needed for Telford or Daventry
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Players needed for Telford or Daventry

Due to last minute illness the Sussex Martlets are short of players for the upcoming weekend. If you are free to play in either Telford or Daventry (ideally for the whole weekend, but any part will also be useful) then please get in contact.
by Rhys Cumming
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2018-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: Division Two 2018-19

If last weekend's results are anything to go by, with all the teams from Pool B winning in round 8, at least three of them will get promoted. Sussex Martlets carry no wins forward from Pool B so they might offer a glimmer of hope to Spirit of Atticus? I like to see veterans succeed so I hope they m...
by Rhys Cumming
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Spare Hotel for Div3S/4
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Spare Hotel for Div3S/4

I've got a spare room for this weekend that needs to be taken off our hands: it's currently going empty as things stand. Message me if you'd like it.
by Rhys Cumming
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Player Needed for Telford (Saturday only)
Replies: 0
Views: 728

Player Needed for Telford (Saturday only)

This would be playing on Saturday 29th April in Telford (2pm start) for Sussex Martlets 1.

If anyone is interested, please PM me. There is no minimum rating requirement: all offers will be much appreciated.
by Rhys Cumming
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2016-17
Replies: 79
Views: 8846

Re: Division Two 2016-17

Apologies in advance for the inevitable rehashing of pool vs. all play all league structure debate that will likely follow, but the precarious situation of The ADs in pool A is interesting, since they have beaten most of the 'good teams' and lost to the 'bad teams'. In Round 7 they play Downend & Fi...
by Rhys Cumming
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2016-17
Replies: 79
Views: 8846

Re: Division Two 2016-17

I also think there is something to be said for lower rated teams deserving to be in an easier pool by virtue of their performance last year. For example one of the reasons that Pool A looks easier is because the top seed this year was Barbican Youth, who earned promotion last year despite being on p...
by Rhys Cumming
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division 1
Replies: 60
Views: 7798

Re: Division 1

What happened to your own in here? They used to be good There has been fairly little discussion of either of the top two divisions, so I'll add a few comments to encourage Jonathan to take over. Division 1c Cheddleton look like they will cruise to 2nd place, but I find it hard to imagine they have ...
by Rhys Cumming
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March
Replies: 949
Views: 31863

Re: 2016 Candidates Moscow 10-29 March

+2 - Karjakin (3 wins) & Caruana (2 wins) +1 - Anand (4 wins, but worse head to head with Caruana and equal head to head with Karjakin) 0 - Aronian (2 wins), Svidler (1 win) & Giri (12 draws) A 2 way tie between Karjakin & Caruana will favour the former, unless Caruana loses to Svidler, Karjakin be...
by Rhys Cumming
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Actual reports on 4NCL!
Replies: 6
Views: 1612

Re: Actual reports on 4NCL!

Nice to see some appearing on the website. (I was going to make my own observations, but it now seems unnecessary. Though I am surprised to learn that our first team only beat our second team by 4.5-3.5!) I knew you would pick me up on that one Jonathan! Unfortunately I was too busy being battered ...
by Rhys Cumming
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: March 2016 FIDE Rating List
Replies: 16
Views: 2033

Re: March 2016 FIDE Rating List

He's from Sussex but lives in America. Previously a regular in e2e4 events, his last British games before Hastings had been in 2013. http://ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php?file=games&PlayerCode=279908L&GradeType=S&year=2013 I did notice that he'd played two 4NCL weekends this year and round 1 of the...
by Rhys Cumming
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Three South (2015-16)
Replies: 130
Views: 12633

Re: Division Three South (2015-16)

A few easy ones off the top of my head: 1. Bigger divisions means it's quicker for teams to rise up divisions and therefore it encourages new teams with stronger players to form. I doubt Alba would have formed for example if they had to go into a div 4 or 5. 2. Keeps intrigue in the middle of the se...