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by Paul Dargan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: World Senior Individual Championships, Bucharest, November 2019

I was seriously thinking about playing in this - but it has the usual "must stay in the hotel" policy. The RIN Grand Hotel Bucharest is offering Full Board for 69Euros a night - which might be OK, but the TripAdvisor reviews aren't great - including this stunner... Avoid this property!!! It’ s next ...
by Paul Dargan
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35556

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Nationality doesnt matter for norm purposes in national championships
by Paul Dargan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35556

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Rob I messaged you but no response ... I assume they are sorted?
by Paul Dargan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35556

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I havea room in the 3* Maquis Hotel in Torquay which I booked months ago at a decent rate for 9 nights (£450) 26th July-Aug 4th. I can cancel it for free - but if anyone is looking for a single room then you wont be able to match this rate booking now - so if you want the room let me know within the...
by Paul Dargan
Sun May 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 5739

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

It's reasonably normal practice these days in public sector procurements to get a feedback report showing what you scored for each section and how your score comapred to the winning bidder. It's not always pleasant reading to find that you scored 50% less than a competitor - but it helps improve fut...
by Paul Dargan
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 3204

Re: The ECF Academy tender

@Alex - which is why I caveated everything with "Of course this might have happened informally or formally and there's no reason the forum would know about it"
by Paul Dargan
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 3204

Re: The ECF Academy tender

In procurement process terms - issuing a Request for Information (RFI) or a Prior Information Note (PIN) - to warm the market (such that there may be) up, and get some feedback on the planned tender might have been an approach more likely to lead to a successful outcome. Of course this might have ha...
by Paul Dargan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2018-19
Replies: 79
Views: 7875

Re: Division One 2018-19

Guildford still unbeaten in any individual game so far this season, by the way. Last year they lost only game, against their second team. Of course they only play North East next weekend ... that might damage their game points tally, but actually it wont because we'll end-up in different pools ...
by Paul Dargan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Chess train

It would be a shame if it didnt run ... it was on my list of things to get round to ...
by Paul Dargan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess train
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: Chess train

It would be a shame if it didnt run ... it was on my list of things to get round to ...
by Paul Dargan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 5365

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

I recall Lawrence Trent posted about a new low reached by a junior of "stereo nose-picking" - successfully dislodging/mining bogies with each index finger - immediately prior to offering a handshake ...
by Paul Dargan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.
Replies: 10
Views: 1439

Re: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.

I've had stuff from Ginger GM sayign the side-event is now off because of venue problems ... (or maybe Agon threatened him ...)
by Paul Dargan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 40148

Re: Batumi Olympiad

@Mark - tomorrow is only the penultimate roudn isnt it?
by Paul Dargan
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 40148

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Ah yes - the not-so-common challenge of being downfloated to Russia - must be a while since that happened for us!
by Paul Dargan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 40148

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Not where I thought the point to beat Israel would come from when I lost the connection on the East Coast mainline ...