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by David Robertson
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The ECF President
Replies: 57
Views: 9199

Re: The ECF President

And if there were?
by David Robertson
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on Radio 4 this afternoon
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Chess on Radio 4 this afternoon

PeterTurland wrote:If democracy in Britain was run on ancient Greek lines, we would elect who runs the BBC.
So adult white males would elect adult white males. What's to recommend in this nonsense?
by David Robertson
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Scoring Record at Cricket
Replies: 44
Views: 3779

Re: Scoring Record at Cricket

Richard Bates wrote:Showing your age there. The scenario outlined would give figures of 0.1-0-7-1.
Ah! Yes, indeed. So it was a quick single yielding four overthrows. Does that get me off the hook? :oops:
by David Robertson
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Scoring Record at Cricket
Replies: 44
Views: 3779

Re: Scoring Record at Cricket

I'd assumed Jack had opened with a 'no-ball', a ball so vile in its execution and delivery that it had been smote violently from the ground. The following ball, no less vile in execution perhaps, but containing within its delivery the germ of genius, took the wicket.
by David Robertson
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: What is your favourite film score?
Replies: 36
Views: 3989

Re: What is your favourite film score?

If you admire Morricone, it's impossible to surpass his score for The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Also, try Sergiey Prokofiev's brilliant score for Ivan the Terrible ; or Leonard Bernstein's for On The Waterfront . For something different, try Miles Davis's score for Louis Malle's L'Ascenseur pour l...
by David Robertson
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Northern League....steps forward
Replies: 44
Views: 6715

Re: 4NCL Northern League....steps forward

I agree with Bob. I'll not say too much at this point because I've promised Mike Truran a private view on the generality of the matter, but have yet to send it. However, my thoughts had hitherto focused on a different proposition: namely, that the first (Darlington) weekend was to be replaced by a t...
by David Robertson
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Scoring Record at Cricket
Replies: 44
Views: 3779

Re: Scoring Record at Cricket

Took me a moment to work out young Rudd's stats there. Might be a quiz question one day. OK, since posting, I see Malcolm Clarke has lumbered to the same point On Fastest 50s, we need some rules. First 50s only in my opinion. Cracking 50 off 12 when 'cold' is several orders of magnitude better than ...
by David Robertson
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Scoring Record at Cricket
Replies: 44
Views: 3779

Re: Scoring Record at Cricket

Very fine. But a tad harsh on Yuvraj, don't you think. I've no idea where Old Hamptonians bowling attack features in the global pecking order. But it surely can't be higher than England's
by David Robertson
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF condemnation of FIDE President
Replies: 39
Views: 4452

Re: ECF condemnation of FIDE President

The story isn't being treated universally as a kick against chess, not if this item today from my local rag is a guide:

http://bit.ly/irytIJ
by David Robertson
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF condemnation of FIDE President
Replies: 39
Views: 4452

Re: ECF condemnation of FIDE President

Chess and politics do not mix very well. Nor do Chess and the Press these days. Sorry, Andrew, I can't see where you're coming from here. Our Armed Forces are in military combat with the forces of a tyrannical international pariah and likely war criminal, and you think ECF should stay silent? I tho...
by David Robertson
Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The Funding of the English Chess Federation vote
Replies: 177
Views: 8043

Re: The Funding of the English Chess Federation vote

I had dinner last night with Malcolm Pein, John Carleton & Steve Connor during which we had a wide-ranging discussion of the future of chess in this country, its organisation, funding, development and prospects for success. Among points of interest were whether I could regain the support of a local ...
by David Robertson
Sun May 15, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: May 2011 FIDE Rating List
Replies: 20
Views: 2041

Re: May 2011 FIDE Rating List

From the list:

19 players under 30 years old
22 players over 50 years old

In Top 20, four players under 30 years old
by David Robertson
Sat May 14, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: FIDE grading..curiosities
Replies: 27
Views: 3442

Re: FIDE grading..curiosities

David Pardoe wrote:So, this brings us to the question... `What does a grade really mean`.....
Further...what does a FIDE grade mean?
Such questions are beyond the scope of this forum
by David Robertson
Thu May 05, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates Matches 3rd - 27th May 2011
Replies: 537
Views: 33493

Re: Candidates Matches 3rd - 27th May 2011

Mick Norris wrote:we'll have to be more reverential when we see you next season
Fat chance! :lol:

Don't forget to announce the cricket scores at regular intervals. I'm sure the Candidates will welcome that
by David Robertson
Tue May 03, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL 2010-11 season ups and downs
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: 4NCL 2010-11 season ups and downs

The matter will not be tested following this season's outcome