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by Charles W. Wood
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: time limit in counties championships
Replies: 8
Views: 2421

Re: time limit in counties championships

I would be interested to know whether teams in the counties championships would like the option (by mutual agreement of captains) for teams to play two matches on the day (i.e. play a faster time limit and thus be able to play a second game with colours reversed)? I don't like the idea, but I don't...
by Charles W. Wood
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships
Replies: 5
Views: 2458

Re: British Chess Championships

Alan Ruffle wrote:As The English Chess Federation should we not be running an English Chess Championships, and allow the British to be run in turn by the English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh Chess bodies

Alan Ruffle
Stewart R may have a point but I still agree with you Alan, great point. :D
by Charles W. Wood
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Year Old
Replies: 16
Views: 2862

Re: Year Old

Carl Hibbard wrote:I have NOT seen a Chess Moves since (cough...) I am not "actually" a member - what does it look like?
I hope your a member now! :wink:

The forum is a great one BTW
by Charles W. Wood
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading order in League Chess
Replies: 18
Views: 2345

Re: Grading order in League Chess

Bradford running playing strength order system with no guidance. We did have a situation once where the highest graded player turn up ill with flu, so we lowered him down the team order, he was 140 and he lost to a 50 grade. We where asked about the team order but the opposing team captain had agree...
by Charles W. Wood
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Good Players Play Less Chess
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: Good Players Play Less Chess

I think good players go off and play in different things, I was talking to a 200 + player in the local league and a thought he had near retired, but he had played a Yorkshire league match on the Saturday, then a Yorkshire match of the Sunday, and also started his hand at the corresponance chess. So ...
by Charles W. Wood
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)
Replies: 106
Views: 8313

Re: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)

Well coming upto a week and since I first posted this message and we have reached the average. I think all the points raised are valid. I suppose I am surprised that there are not more discussions going on as chess could do with a bit of a boost and there are plenty of hot topic areas that could be...
by Charles W. Wood
Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 27697

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

One thing that hasn't been mentioned : by providing all this free equipment, what thought was given to chess retailers who are struggling to stay afloat and who partly rely on equipment sales for income? If you attack the fragile chess ecosystem, it will shortly break down. I must admit that as The...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Chess Development
Topic: Making Tournaments To help Juniors Become Adults
Replies: 14
Views: 5642

Making Tournaments To help Juniors Become Adults

I have been using "Blended Tournaments" to help show Juniors the young adults (Heros) who play in the adult league. We started in March and made 4 new teams inside that time to now. "Blended Tournament's" are made for under 25's and show that stronge players play in the adult leagues and thats where...
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Yorkshire Chess
Replies: 1
Views: 1643

Yorkshire Chess

http://www.yorkshirechess.co.uk Paddy has done a great job building this nice site.
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Bradford Chess
Replies: 0
Views: 967

Bradford Chess

http://www.bradfordchess.org.uk The heart of Bradford Chess.
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: The Renaissance Academy
Replies: 0
Views: 930

The Renaissance Academy

http://www.renaissanceacademy.org.uk we are still putting information on but it should be built in a next few months.
Thanks
by Charles W. Wood
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Does chess have any morals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1920

Re: Does chess have any morals?

As a League Team Captain I will comment. I think its bad management but sometimes if a better player can be found and it benefits the team then it might be needed. When I have had this same situation I have talked to both players and given the agreed player first choice on who plays. Thats the only ...
by Charles W. Wood
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)
Replies: 106
Views: 8313

Re: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)

I agree with Martin.

I have always read this forum, now I've joined due to some threads. I will be telling all my friends to join, all of us should do the same.
by Charles W. Wood
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 27697

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

Hi All My first post and I get to waffle straight away. Andrew Martin is right that this is a massive undertaking but no-one gets a chance like this ever. When Peter and Gerry contacted me about moving these sets and boards I didn't realise how big this was. Scale for everyone: a football pitch 6 fo...