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by MSoszynski
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Room rate per week for the room that you play in
Replies: 16
Views: 1986

Re: Room rate per week for the room that you play in

A previous chess club of mine played in the function room of a pub. The landlord was a chessplayer himself and even turned out occasionally as a reserve for us. He wouldn't charge us for the room. We stayed at that pub while he was there and we left when he did. The general question of a reasonable ...
by MSoszynski
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 34579

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Apparently Corbyn (leadership election victory expected, but not declared yet) will put the Labour Party on an election footing, [...] Corbyn will be putting the Party on an election footing so that his vocal opponents (so-called Blairites but not only) will be considered traitorous in battle. It's...
by MSoszynski
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 34579

Re: EU referendum aftermath

The word "clear" is becoming the most abused word of all in this chaos. Brexit means Brexit and nothing more needs to be said about that because its meaning is "clear"; and we must give effect to the decision because it was the "clear" mandate of the 51.9% who voted for it. If you don't like "clear...
by MSoszynski
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Scid vs. PC help
Replies: 6
Views: 2244

Re: Scid vs. PC help

Niall, First of all, I recommend Scid http://scid.sourceforge.net/ over the program you mention. They are similar, but Scid sans phrase is superior, in my opinion. Now, I will tell you a way to achieve what you want though it might not be the way you wanted to do it. Do your search, but then (in Sci...
by MSoszynski
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Cheat or Patzer?
Replies: 73
Views: 6903

Re: Grading Cheat or Patzer?

One incident I saw happen... It is the last round of a tournament. In a certain pairing neither player is in contention for a prize. The villain beats his opponent who is now dejected and in any case in a hurry to get home. The villain offers to hand in the results slips for him. He does so, but rep...
by MSoszynski
Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you pay for a title?
Replies: 56
Views: 8100

Re: What would you pay for a title?

Back to the original thead, i believe that a lot of people I know who learnt chess online don't really care for titles unless it is grandmaster or at a push international master. If I was good enough for a title I wouldn't say no, but I shant be bothering sending my tenner off to the ECF for my clu...
by MSoszynski
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: good explanation of board count online
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: good explanation of board count online

Presumably on the basis of rewarding 'strength in depth' but a silly idea as it encourages 'cheating' by placing your better players on lower boards! Presumably there will be other rules about strength order. Anyway, board count will only apply when there is a tie that hasn't been resolved elsewise...
by MSoszynski
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: good explanation of board count online
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: good explanation of board count online

Roger de Coverly wrote:I wouldn't be confident that it's used internationally.
It is used internationally, referred to as the Berlin System.

Incidentally, I remember seeing at least one English competition being settled by reverse board count.
by MSoszynski
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: October Analytics
Replies: 3
Views: 1828

Re: October Analytics

Is this good, bad or indifferent? Up, down or sideways?
by MSoszynski
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Club 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: National Club 2016

David Gilbert wrote:Sutton Coldfield must be stopped from winning (almost) everything again!
I humbly beg to differ.
signed
Treasurer of Sutton Coldfield CC
http://www.suttonchess.org.uk/
by MSoszynski
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Disputes with an Associations member or League member
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Disputes with an Associations member or League member

Is there anything in the ECF Rules about this? because there a person i know who need some advice and i did not have the answer for him/her. He/She feel that a member of a association/league has victimised him personal and feel that he/she is being bullied/Prejudice and want some help? also has pro...
by MSoszynski
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Juniors playing graded chess
Replies: 3
Views: 1171

Re: Juniors playing graded chess

David Blower wrote:When should a junior start playing graded chess (i.e. going into the clubs teams to play league chess against other clubs.)
As soon as possible when they want to.

I wouldn't impose higher standards on juniors than on adult starters.
by MSoszynski
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changing a league's grading limits
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: Changing a league's grading limits

What exactly is the problem? How many teams have entered Division 1 this season? And you want to change that? Because? Look at the format of Division 2. It's so successful that the Chase Trophy was changed to the same grading limit (U550) with the result that, as intended, more teams entered the Ch...
by MSoszynski
Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changing a league's grading limits
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: Changing a league's grading limits

Thanks for all the responses. The question of assuming grades to ungraded players is another thing as well. So I will basically ask are there any other aggregate grading leagues, and what assumed grades are given to ungraded players. Another thing as well as what? My Club - Sutton Coldfield - compe...