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by MatthewParry
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 62
Views: 2584

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Maybe a possible rule would be to require every team to have a reserve which might encourage developing players locally to the venue to get involved as an extra option? In the event that reserves are not needed, then graded friendlies could be arranged for them? Watford entered the 4NCL after sever...
by MatthewParry
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 62
Views: 2584

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

As Roger says, the ideal is to have a core of players who can be relied on to commit to 4/5 weekends a season, a balance of players who are flexible, and preferably at least one junior with a parent who can play but doesn't expect to so that you have a reserve! How often this utopia exists is anothe...
by MatthewParry
Wed May 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Welsh team reports on 4NCL 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Welsh team reports on 4NCL 2018

Good to see reports from 3 of the 4 Welsh teams at the 4NCL this year on the Welsh Chess Union website- http://www.welshchessunion.uk/4ncl-team-reports/

Okay, primarily Welsh team for West Is Best, to forestall any pedantry!
by MatthewParry
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Mr Barden's Guardian Article
Replies: 94
Views: 9492

Re: Mr Barden's Guardian Article

The small needed amendments to my last two articles will be made early next week when my sub-editor (who technically has to do it) returns from his weekend break. Many thanks, Leonard. While, as it has been pointed out by some of our colleagues, it may not be a big deal, I am grateful for acknowled...
by MatthewParry
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Mr Barden's Guardian Article
Replies: 94
Views: 9492

Re: Mr Barden's Guardian Article

Sigh; it seems that Leonard has neglected his research again. South Wales Dragons have not been renamed and had a one player import as the article suggest but have merged with another squad. Something he would have realised if he'd either looked at the divisions beyond the first and seen that there ...
by MatthewParry
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Clarification
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Clarification

I should say that Bridge Oversees/Guaranteed Events did a superb job, and the code system seemed to work very well. The check in time of 3.30 at Wokefield Park less so, but that is very much the hotel rather than the middle organisation.
by MatthewParry
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division One 2017-18
Replies: 28
Views: 3486

Re: Division One 2017-18

As Christmas approaches, I have a single room going in Telford for the first weekend if anyone wants it. Msg me directly- first come first served.
by MatthewParry
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Two 2017-18
Replies: 21
Views: 2587

Re: Division Two 2017-18

As Christmas approaches, I have a single room going in Telford for the first weekend if anyone wants it. Msg me directly- first come first served.
by MatthewParry
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 78
Views: 10136

Re: 2017/2018 Season

I thought the deadline for registering lists of players was 13th October and that the deadline of the 2nd November was simply to amend the list. Reading the rule again, it does seem that every team could bombard Matt et al with their full lists today although I can't help but think that this would n...
by MatthewParry
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 78
Views: 10136

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Apparently Wokefield Park is under new management. It will be interesting to see if this changes anything for the forthcoming season. We held a Junior 4NCL weekend there this past weekend. The change in decoration is noticeable. If you're a fan of artificial plants, wood furnishing, and a general p...
by MatthewParry
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Does anyone have a spare twin at Talford for weekend 1?
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: Does anyone have a spare twin at Talford for weekend 1?

I may have but won't know until nearer the time. Why not just tell them you want to change it? You're ahead of time and sometimes I swear they just put two twin beds together so it can probably me made multi-use!! I plan on changing my combinations several times before the deadline to lock it in!
by MatthewParry
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 78
Views: 10136

Re: 2017/2018 Season

They have also changed their policy on dogs at the hotel; in case anyone's players have as their conditions that they can bring along their hounds...
by MatthewParry
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 78
Views: 10136

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Apparently Wokefield Park is under new management. It will be interesting to see if this changes anything for the forthcoming season.
by MatthewParry
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 78
Views: 10136

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Many thanks, all.
by MatthewParry
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 78
Views: 10136

Re: 2017/2018 Season

Out of interest, is there a timetable for the divisions being split and announced, and fixtures? My computer is being pedantic in which sites to allow and which to block today and NCL site must have offended it somehow!