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by Neill Cooper
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Accredited Coaches
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: ECF Accredited Coaches

I've been an ECF accredited coach for a few years now and been contacted at most 5 times. But some of those were probably because I ran a local junior chess club (with website), or because I am now the SCCU Junior Organiser. It is good if coaches are accredited, and they should be CRB cleared, but I...
by Neill Cooper
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UnRated Players in Rated Competitions?
Replies: 25
Views: 2662

Re: UnRated Players in Rated Competitions?

Having returned to club chess after many years absence I got an unofficial rapidplay rating of 100 by beating 6 opponents. My standard play grade was 169 (the realistic figure). If someone wants a false rating there is not much we can do about it - they just deliberately lose games. For a new player...
by Neill Cooper
Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Online Chess Club
Topic: New online Chess Club
Replies: 34
Views: 34870

Re: New online Chess Club

I've greatly enjoyed Chesscube, having not played much online chess before. I even have a reasonably realistic grading. I have a couple of queries - (1) Why are so many of the ECF club players rated over 2000 listed as being from other countries? (2) How can I easily add more friends? "Yes,one reall...
by Neill Cooper
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 27702

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

"They are being asked to request them " No where on the ECF website is that clear. It was clear on my local MP's website, so I contacted his office. They told me to contact the ECF office. I don't think our school has yet been hit in any of the directions you mention. I'll let you know when they hav...
by Neill Cooper
Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 27702

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

Great to hear that they are good quality sets. :D I see that our School's MP (Tom Brake) has said we should contact him to find out how to get a set. "If any school would like to receive these free chess sets then please contact Tom Brake's constituency office urgently on 020 8255 8155." (http://www...
by Neill Cooper
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Free Chess Sets for schools
Replies: 121
Views: 27702

Re: Free Chess Sets for schools

One question - what sort of sets are these? Presumably not the normal plastic sets used by most clubs.
How tall are the kings, what is the size of the squares on the board?
Is there a picture somewhere on the web of the sets?