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by Gary Cook
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 16974

Re: My Story

If Sabrina is ill then I'm sorry for it and I hope she gets the help she needs, and that's the only sensible thing anyone could say on this thread. John Possibly correct, but that would depend on what made her ill in the first place, if the illness was brought about by the actions of others then ig...
by Gary Cook
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer pairings
Replies: 22
Views: 2931

Re: Computer pairings

Are any of the commerial packages able to handle double-game rounds? I run a blitz over 6 rounds and each round is two games, one white and one black. There are 5 possible outcomes for a player in each round (2, 1.5, 1. 0.5 & 0).
by Gary Cook
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 14th Sam Black Memorial Blitz - 4 June 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 848

14th Sam Black Memorial Blitz - 4 June 2013

Open and U151 Challengers

12 games (6 double rounds)

£100 first prize in both sections - 8 prizes in total

See attached entry form for full details
by Gary Cook
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CSC: The Newham Project
Replies: 21
Views: 2322

Re: CSC: The Newham Project

It's good to see this activity in Newham, it's just a shame that for the past decade there hasn't been any chess clubs in the borough
by Gary Cook
Thu May 10, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 13th Sam Black Memorial Blitz - 19th June 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 670

13th Sam Black Memorial Blitz - 19th June 2012

Return of London's popular individual blitz event - now in it's 13th year!

New Format - Open and U151 Challengers

8 prizes paid - prize fund in excess of £400.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~cernu ... entry.html
by Gary Cook
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January 2012 grading list
Replies: 132
Views: 21010

Re: January 2012 grading list

Silly question
What will happen to the Sep - Dec games if a league doesn't send these in until the end of the season in May?

Gary
by Gary Cook
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership
Replies: 163
Views: 13716

Re: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership

For the NCCL and maybe other places the basic fact is that if the players only play league chess (and I think this is majority) and they want a grade then they will join, if they don't then they will simply remove the clause in our rules that says games will be sent for grading and then continue to ...
by Gary Cook
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership
Replies: 163
Views: 13716

Re: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership

*Results will be counted differently in future, in that standardplay games count as 1 halfresult, and rapidplay games count as half a halfresult. This is a simplification from now. The general thrust is the same though. And that means what mean? We get half the votes we had before, but then so does...
by Gary Cook
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership
Replies: 163
Views: 13716

Re: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership

Joking aside - how exactly will votes be allocated in the brave (foolhardy?) new world?

At the moment the number of votes we get is directly propotional to the money we give the ECF

Gary
by Gary Cook
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership
Replies: 163
Views: 13716

Re: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership

So this a membership scheme that doesn't entitle you to be a member :(
by Gary Cook
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership
Replies: 163
Views: 13716

Re: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership

For obvious reasons I attend every NCCL AGM and no one has ever asked me anything about the ECF that I haven't already raised. If the players are disappointed they have never said anything to me - for those of them that read this I am always happy to listen. But of course it wont matter soon since o...
by Gary Cook
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership
Replies: 163
Views: 13716

Re: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership

The fact we get a vote is not why we collect Game Fee for the ECF. I have never yet attended an ECF meeting on behalf of the NCCL, I have occasionally sent my proxy back, but no matter whether I did attend or use the proxy it would be my personal opinion I was using in my voting intention, not of th...
by Gary Cook
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership
Replies: 163
Views: 13716

Re: Practical Issues with Implementing ECF Membership

Paul Cooksey wrote: Leagues are already collecting money to be part of the Federation.
Certainly wrong in my league, we collect money from the clubs for their player's games to be graded. No more, no less.

Gary