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by Mike Gunn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 4278

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

You can now view games from rounds 1 and 2 on www.surreychesscongress.co.uk.
by Mike Gunn
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 4278

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Adam, it seems to work in that we received more than half the entries so far in the last 2 days - it means we can (comfortably) check all those ECF memberships. Nostalgia corner: (see Nick above) I think my first Congress was in 97 when we had more than 500 entries and the Open was won by a certain ...
by Mike Gunn
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 4278

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

With 3 days to go before the congress starts we have a healthy entry of about 80, but we can always manage some more - and we have decided not to charge the £5 surcharge on entry for entering between Tuesday and Friday.
by Mike Gunn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Organisational admission to ECF Council
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Organisational admission to ECF Council

Briefly an organisation can apply to join as a Congress, a League or Other Organisation and if you send games in for grading then you probably won't have to pay an annual fee. Write to the ECF Office explaining under which heading you wish to join. The application will be considered at the next Coun...
by Mike Gunn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 6997

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Michael, Generally, I agree. I believe we did stick the letter of the law, but we could have done much better! In any case Council will get another bite at the cherry in April ...
by Mike Gunn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 6997

Re: ECF AGM 2018

I do believe the board made considerable efforts to find a date but couldn't find one which a majority of board members could manage. The previous meeting had been cancelled.
by Mike Gunn
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 6997

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Angus, there is a reason for this. The agenda had to go out one day before the board was due to meet and agree detailed proposals. My first draft agenda contained one agenda item covering this but the Finance Director said: no, I want 2 items one on the budget so we ended up with item 12 and 13. Whe...
by Mike Gunn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 4278

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Alex, we did look around at other congresses before deciding what sections to offer, but not the MCCU, as it happens.

Ken, we did offer a Seniors section about 6 years ago but had to cancel it because we only received a handful (3?) of entries. Maybe we'll offer one next year though ...
by Mike Gunn
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please

Just received one of Jack's cheques in today's post. (A grading prize, presumably - thanks.)
by Mike Gunn
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 4278

Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

3 sections:
FIDE rated Open, incorporating SCCU Championship
FIDE rated Major (U1900 and U160)
ECF graded Minor (U130)
Chief Arbiter: Adam Raoof.
Full details, online entry and entry form can be found at www.surreychesscongress.co.uk
by Mike Gunn
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018
Replies: 142
Views: 12278

Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

The Challengers and Amateurs events are held in the morning and have to vacate the space needed by the main event in the afternoon.
by Mike Gunn
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: using Open office
Replies: 10
Views: 1161

Re: using Open office

Any decent text editor (Notepad or equivalent) should do Unicode these days. (Not sure about the right to left issue, though.)
by Mike Gunn
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47338

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

Actually tickets were available for rounds 1 and 2 but they cost £600. I went for the first day with £45 tickets.
by Mike Gunn
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 47338

Re: 2018 World Championship in London?

I have managed to buy a ticket for round 3 (Monday November 12th). The £45 tickets weren't available for rounds 1 or 2. The tickets for Kasparov-Short and Kasparov-Kramnik were both £20 as far as I can recall, but £45 is the kind of price you can expect to pay to attend a Premier League football mat...
by Mike Gunn
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 617
Views: 75621

Re: Cheating in chess

A number of years (decades) ago the opponent of a Guildford player died during a Surrey League match. The game was adjudicated as a draw. I'm sure I've recounted this before on here (but not in the context of cheating).