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by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Final Plug: One Day to Go to the 2nd Warwick Uni Rapidplay £5 entry , ECF & FIDE Rated, Chief Arbiter: Matt Carr. Please get in touch in if you have any technical issues with entering: http://warwickchess.com/index.php/tournament/ NEWS: A number of the boards will be played on live boards! Hope to s...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

"I can confirm that University student unions are the most bureaucratic and inefficient organisations I ever come into contact with. They're notoriously inflexible and unpragmatic." However, they are a shining beacon of brilliance compared with Warwick University's management... I fear I am slightl...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

That seems a strange approach for a FIDE rated event. It hardly seems to encourage foreign players to take part. It's ECF policy for FIDE rated rapid events, in fact all rapid events, to surcharge the organisers for entrants, including foreign ones, who are not ECF Silver members or higher. All tha...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Just taken a look at the entry form and I noticed this "All players will need ECF silver, gold, or platinum membership. Any entrants without silver membership will be rejected." That seems a strange approach for a FIDE rated event. It hardly seems to encourage foreign players to take part. I shall ...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Last year, we had players from clubs across the country, as well as from places as far as Bulgaria, Australia and beyond! Which places beyond Australia did you get players from? "Beyond" in the broad sense of the word! :p indeed, you are correct that we did not geographically have anybody beyond au...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

Re: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Just a week to go! The 2nd Annual Warwick University Rapidplay will be on Saturday 16th February (this coming saturday). Last year, we had players from clubs across the country, as well as from places as far as Bulgaria, Australia and beyond! We hope to build on last year's success. As before, 100% ...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Results and Summary: On the 27th January, the Coventry & District Chess League celebrated the Centenary of local chess with a rapidplay! It was great to welcome more than 100 players from the city and beyond! Delighted to be joined by Coventry's Lord Mayor John Blundell and Lady Mayoress Lindsey Blu...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

-- Chess milestone: Coventry celebrates 100 years of local Chess League Celebrating 100 years of fostering chess across Coventry, Warwickshire, and the wider-Midlands, in 2019, with an exciting tournament. PRESS RELEASE Coventry, West Midlands / 15 Jan 2019 / - - The Coventry and District Chess Leag...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

I think we didn't have enough time to do it in November/December, and February will be the Warwick University Rapidplay, and March will be the Birmingham Rapidplay, so we were constrained to January. Narrowing on the month, 4NCL dates were a constraint, as well as the well known Coventry Chess Acade...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

The Centenary Rapidplay will be exactly 1 month today, on Sunday 27th January 2019! We will be celebrating 100 years of chess with a Centenary Rapidplay with a 6-Round Rapidplay, also coinciding with the city being the European City of Sport 2019! 27-JAN-2019 | Sections: Open, U145, U110 | ECF-grade...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 16
Views: 1141

2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 16th February 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

2nd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament (ECF-graded & FIDE-rated), to be held on Saturday 16th February 2019 at the University of Warwick, Science Concourse - B2.02, Library Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL. There will be an Open and Minor (U135 ECF) Section; both with seven rounds of 15 m...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Coventry & District Chess League CENTENARY Rapidplay, SUN 27th January 2019 (ECF & FIDE rated)

The Coventry & District Chess League will be celebrating 100 years of fostering chess within the Coventry, Warwickshire, and Midlands area, in 2019. To celebrate this joyous occasion, the League is organizing a Centenary Rapidplay tournament (ECF-graded, and FIDE-rated). In particular, we are deligh...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 3rd February 2018 (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: 1st Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, Saturday 3rd February 2018 (ECF & FIDE rated)

Shame I only just saw this, I probably would have turned up if I knew about it sooner. Good effort getting everything organised, it looked like a successful tournament, if you are planning another one it would be good to know so I can try and get up to play it this time. For your interest, there ar...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 5086

Re: ECF AGM 2018

You're entitled to disagree! I may be prejudiced as I have experienced the brave new world of open-plan offices and NLP, which are still being used widely, despite being discredited... Anyway, keep up the good work. Naturally! (on open offices, it often depends on the space constraints that usually...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 5086

Re: ECF AGM 2018

" I took issue with the funding structure of the role, by linking individual bonuses to a non-deterministic performance was very unwise. The bonus payments will formally mis-attribute credit of future membership growth, to one individual, instead of the collective achievement of the Board and other...