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by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

As far as constructive debate is concerned, David, I've got you down as a straw-clutcher As far as constructive debate is concerned, Roger, I've got you down as absent. You've made no contribution to an important discussion until you mounted your high-horse, and rode in with your censorious finger-...
by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:10 pm
"Appalled" would have been more to the point
I think Dante had that as "pearl-clutcher"
by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:48 pm
Always gratifying to find old-world courtesies being scrupulously observed by all concerned
Dante reserved the 8th Circle of Hell for the smug bystander
by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Chris Goodall wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Sarcasm, you utter helmet
Impossible to distinguish from your standard drivel

And since you contribute nothing useful or intelligent or informed to this thread, but seem singularly attracted to snark, regard this as my final exchange
by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

We have taken the decision today to suspend the Leamington and District Chess League indefinitely. This was not a decision we took lightly, but equally it was not particularly difficult either. Well done! You've done the right thing. You've not equivocated. You've shown leadership. Let others follo...
by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Chris Goodall wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:35 pm
I guess we'll just have our regular club night with 20 people instead of a league night with 25, then.
Seems to confirm Stupid-19 is running wild in Newcastle
by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

(for an initial period of 3 weeks) LOL. I lack enough scorn to heap on this. Don't they look at the data? In three weeks time, we'll be slap bang in the middle of a rising epidemic. Is the ECF seriously saying that, by early April, its members can re-enter the fray? Ludicrous. Weak. Brainless. But,...
by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Same goes for that Prof Vallance or whatever his name is who has fed them this dangerous "herd immunity" theory that the WHO rightly condemns Unfair. Read on.... If only 60 per cent of the nation's children had measles vaccine that would certainly not be considered sufficient for herd immunity. Sur...
by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Chris Goodall wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Is that actually going to happen, or are you just going to bother the ECF until it does?
Both
by David Robertson
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

I'm with the Professor on this one Very sensible :D 4NCL? It will be suspended/cancelled. We merely await the formal announcement. But it's definitely OFF. An ECF Advisory on leagues etc will be issued too, recommending suspension. Slowly, step-by-step, we're getting there. I'm not quite sure where...
by David Robertson
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

The Big Shutdown arrives Johnson tonight has U-turned, and will announce a ban on 'mass gatherings' starting next week; Govt compo fund to be declared. No details yet of 'mass'. But I'd guess 4NCL will qualify. Of leagues, no idea. You know my view; I've little more to add. Suspend all play to prot...
by David Robertson
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Real mortality rate for clinically apparent COVID-19 cases estimated to be around 5.7%. Article in The Lancet: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30195-X/fulltext Why would anyone believe The Lancet when, in here, we have a clown from Newcastle and another from Surbi...
by David Robertson
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:39 pm
To be able to continue participating in chess.
And to Jonathan Rogers, you say...?
by David Robertson
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Johnson (& advisors) statements today had two critical points for me: 1) Johnson expanded the case-to-infection ratio to 20x (500-10,000). Previous estimates to which I'd been working were 6-10x. This is dramatic, and likely correct, as the exponential impact becomes evident. So, by next Thurs, we c...
by David Robertson
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Chris Goodall wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:43 pm
There you go then - the chance that the same virus is killing 8.6% of patients in Lombardy and 2.3% in China, is nil. These are made-up numbers
Yeah