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by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 36
Views: 2309

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

The Brits have struggled a bit after the rest day, both losing two on the bounce. Ravi Haria is now in equal 25th and Holden Davis is equal 91st. 3 rounds to go!
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 36
Views: 2309

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

The Brit's are having positive results. Ravi Haria is equal 3rd going into round 7 (of 11). And Holden Davis is battling well, picking up draws against a CM and two FM's so far. His round 6 game was a excellent attacking Classical Dutch where he just missed the win.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 60
Views: 10278

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

I don’t think Simon Williams choosing to dissolve the company would be an impediment to a HMRC prosecution. It would be directed to him as an individual and not the company.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation
Replies: 60
Views: 10278

Re: Chess and Pension Fraud - allegation

I wonder if Simon Williams' SKW Investments Ltd could have a court case lining up? If Williams was banned from
being a company director he would have to step aside from Ginger GM Ltd.
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 36
Views: 2309

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

Can’t they manipulate the pairings slightly to avoid somebody having to default?
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 36
Views: 2309

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

Bless! What a crap arbiter.
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 36
Views: 2309

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

Sadly Holden might get the bye as he went down to FM Sargsyan in 15 moves.
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 36
Views: 2309

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

Round 3. Ravi Haria gets white against Praggnanandhaa on board 3. No respite for Holden Davis on board 46.

Round 4. Ravi is playing GM Sargsyan and Holden is playing FM Flores.
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 36
Views: 2309

Re: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

He fundraised hard and I don’t think he should be begrudged wanting to sign off his junior chess years with a memorable experience. The flip side might be at ECF 164, he’s probably more comfortable in Majors than Opens, and this is going to be tough event to score points in.
by Matt Bridgeman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship
Replies: 36
Views: 2309

World Junior Under 20 Chess Championship

The World Junior Chess Championship started today in New Delhi. England has two representatives in IM Ravi Haria and Cumbria and Lancaster University player, Holden Davis. Ten more tough rounds ahead!

http://chess-results.com/tnr479945.aspx ... NG&flag=30
by Matt Bridgeman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Women's League
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: 4NCL Women's League

It was certainly a breakthrough weekend for Kate Walker, who after doing well in Minors went 4/4 against a lot of much higher rated opposition.
by Matt Bridgeman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: World Youth Championships

Going off on a tangent, I see that 15 year old Declan Lovelock is currently going through the Dorset Open like a hot knife through butter! He’s got no ECF or FIDE grade and apart from a few recent local dominating blitz tournaments, he’s effectively only ever played online before. He’s definitely th...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?
Replies: 38
Views: 3008

Re: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?

It may be helpful if the ECF contacted the coach in question and asked them not to advertise as a ECF accredited coach anymore. If he chose to carry on he’d actually be committing a criminal offence under a banned practice found in the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. But probabl...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?
Replies: 38
Views: 3008

Re: ECF ACCREDITED COACH: COMPLAINTS SYSTEM?

A clearly worded 'Letter Before Action' wouldn't hurt, outlining what is owed to who. You can find examples on the Citizen's Advice website, which effectively is the portal to all national Trading Standards organisations now. You would need to have an address for the coach in question for both the l...
by Matt Bridgeman
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: English Women's Chess Championship 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: English Women's Chess Championship 2019

A rematch already in round 7 of the UK Open Blitz at Birmingham - Longson v Toma. (Toma won)