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by Joey Stewart
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Online Chess Club
Topic: ECF Online Chess Club
Replies: 5
Views: 4683

Could there be any sort of bonus if I were to help out by spreading the word of the site? I know quite alot of players and am fairly confident that I could give a boost to the numbers?

P.S. What sort of times of day are you online? Do you fancy playing some blitz sometime?
by Joey Stewart
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Adjourned games should not be rated?
Replies: 55
Views: 6995

I think the biggest problem to unrating adjournments would be that it has a new potential for abuse. If somebody had a really bad position which they were likely to lose, they could simply stall the game to the adjournment time and then get effectively let off the rating points they were set to lose...
by Joey Stewart
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Quarter Point
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

The Quarter Point

Has anybody ever been in quite a good position but offered a draw for some reason (e.g. being short of time, needing half a point for a tournament, needing to get home) and felt somewhat unhappy at the way things worked out? I have the solution for this - why not be able to offer your opponent quart...
by Joey Stewart
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Online Chess Club
Topic: ECF Online Chess Club
Replies: 5
Views: 4683

I have joined it, it has lots of nice features on but I have found some of the windows impossible to close once opened.

Also, are there going to be lectures sometime soon?
by Joey Stewart
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Bonus Points
Replies: 1
Views: 1444

Bonus Points

I have another GOOD idea to help the grading system of the ECF. It seems to be widely regarded that the grades are slowly declining, through no fault of the players themselves. Back in the 80s fide had the innovative idea of giving a little boost to players ratings to prevent this decline, so why no...
by Joey Stewart
Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The Big Daddy
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

I think I prefer the first one, it must be harder to find an A grade player who has had a long season as there are not enough big events in England to rouse the super grand masters from their dark rooms of analasis.
by Joey Stewart
Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The Big Daddy
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

The Big Daddy

I thought this would be a good place to investigate this.
What is the highest BCF/ECF grade ever achieved and who was the owner?
by Joey Stewart
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MCCU Proposal to reduce number of Boards in County Matches
Replies: 34
Views: 12734

I think another reason this might not be such a great idea is the issue of venues. If there are less players in a team, and assuming they play in the same venue, then it is going to cost more for each individual player to hire the venue. If there is the need to downsize would it not be more practica...
by Joey Stewart
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Ungraded Tournaments
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

That is quite a good idea, I hear in Gloucestershire they have something similar in the summer league where two rapid games are played in a night.
by Joey Stewart
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Warwick University Chess Club
Replies: 0
Views: 1388

Warwick University Chess Club

http://www.sunion.warwick.ac.uk/chess

It also serves as the main source of information for the goings on of the Coventry league as they dont have an official website as yet.
by Joey Stewart
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Ungraded Tournaments
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

There is an interesting petition which I believe is relevent to this topic.
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/chessinschools


Also, having spent a few years running a university club, I find that the unrated players we get can often be good enough to give veteran players a run for their money.
by Joey Stewart
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: ECF Forum Team
Replies: 1
Views: 2009

ECF Forum Team

I have a GOOD idea, would anybody be interested in forming a team composed of the members of this forum? I think we would have a bit of an edge over other teams who tend to be composed of rival players from their respective areas of the country or mercinaries who have hired themselves out to the hig...
by Joey Stewart
Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Reluctance to deal with negative grades
Replies: 1
Views: 1785

I havent seen too many negative grades around. I believe that it would be somewhat destructive to allow them to flourish as BCF grades are already on a slow decline and this seems to be a way to greatly increase this rate.
by Joey Stewart
Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: U125 County Championship Results
Replies: 11
Views: 3147

I heard a report that Warwickshire have won this event? Is this true or was it just that they have qualified for the next round?