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by Jon Underwood
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3537

Re: Old Chestnut

Well we have to ask ourselves what is the point in playing in a competition where the final venue is so massively and obviously unfair it is going to be impossible to get a competitive team together. Because then you'd miss out on the fun of complaining about it? Thanks for that considered remark.
by Jon Underwood
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3537

Re: Old Chestnut

.. And Basingstoke is still a 5 hour round trip from Ipswich.. a long day. This brought a wry smile. Kettering is 250 miles and 5.5 hours from Plymouth on a summer Saturday. One way. As would be the trip from Bolton to Brighton... I had a idea that the semi and finals should be played like the 4ncl...
by Jon Underwood
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1527

Re: Semi finals 2019

The Under 180 will consist of two matches only, provided the final takes place. In the quarter finals, Lancs and Middlesex had byes, Yorks defaulted to Warks whilst Essex beat Cornwall. In the semi finals, Middlesex and Warks defaulted to Lancs and Essex. I would have thought the number of match de...
by Jon Underwood
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1527

Re: Semi finals 2019

Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon. There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section.. I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections. Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ip...
by Jon Underwood
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3537

Re: Old Chestnut

I had a idea that the semi and finals should be played like the 4ncl in the open and minor section I think anything that involves overnight stays is going to act as a deterrent rather than encouragement. Trying to hold all the finals in the same place is not worth it in my opinion (especially when ...
by Jon Underwood
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1527

Re: Semi finals 2019

Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon. There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section.. I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections. Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ip...
by Jon Underwood
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3537

Re: Old Chestnut

How about changing the rules for drawn matches such that before board count is female count: the team with more female players wins a drawn match. If they have the same number of females then it is back to board count, etc. It is only a small change but there are quite a few drawn matches. And it c...
by Jon Underwood
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3537

Re: Old Chestnut

I wonder if having a women only section of the championship with say just 8 boards to start with and a proper trophy might be better - obviously a fairly limited number of entries initially but could perhaps work. There are 73 women players graded over 130 according to the ECF grading data. Very fe...
by Jon Underwood
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1527

Re: Semi finals 2019

Suffolk conceded the Minor Counties to Devon.
by Jon Underwood
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 1899

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I've just been putting together our two teams for the quarter finals. Amongst the replies I've had several along the lines of "thanks for the invitation it's an honour to play for Devon and I'll be delighted to accept". No other competition is going to match that unless you are in with a shout of pl...
by Jon Underwood
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3537

Re: Old Chestnut

I wonder if having a women only section of the championship with say just 8 boards to start with and a proper trophy might be better - obviously a fairly limited number of entries initially but could perhaps work.
by Jon Underwood
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3537

Re: Old Chestnut

I don’t really understand the point of the proposal, it would be interesting to know what the views of female players are (in the sense of indicating that there is a barrier to their participation in County chess that this proposal would remove). WhenAlex H brought such a proposal forward (along wi...
by Jon Underwood
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 71
Views: 3537

Re: Old Chestnut

I'd have thought any of the teams who might be competitive in the Open section could find a strong female player, but below that level it would just mean less teams entering.
by Jon Underwood
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4522

Re: National Stages 2019

Draw is up there now.
by Jon Underwood
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4522

Re: National Stages 2019

Also it seems Kent in minors.