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by Neill Cooper
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Indeed I did - now corrected
by Neill Cooper
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Round 4
Championship Final
RGS Guildford 2½ - 3½ Reading
Hampton 5 - 1 Brighton
NHS 3½ - 2½ St Olaves
QEB 1 – 5 CLBS
Wilson’s 3½ - 2½ KEGS
UCS 3½ - 2½ RGS Newcastle
The Skinners 1½ - 4½ QEH
St John’s 3½ - 2½ Wirral GS
by Neill Cooper
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Round 3 Championships Semi-finals CLBS 1½ - 4½ RGS Guildford Hampton 2 - 4 Reading KEGS ½ - 5½ Notts HS RGS Newcastle 2½ - 3½ QEB Brighton 3½ -2½ Wilson’s St Olaves 5½ - ½ UCS QEH 3½ - 2½ St John’s Wirral 3 – 3 The Skinners† Round 4 Championship Final: RGS Guildford vs Reading School Hampton vs Brig...
by Neill Cooper
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Being played at Uppingham School 3rd and 4th July Round 1 Brighton College 2 – 4 RGS Guildford Hampton School 6 – 0 UCS KEGS Chelmsford 3 – 3 Reading School * Notts High 4½ - 1½ QE Barnet Wirral GS 1½ - 4½ City of London Boys School RGS Newcastle 3½ - 2½ St John’s Cardiff QEH Bristol 1½ - 4½ Wilson’...
by Neill Cooper
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in the community: library chess
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: Chess in the community: library chess

Library chess is quite popular in Surrey. See https://www.scca.co.uk/lib/lib.html
by Neill Cooper
Sun May 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 3580

Re: A level maths question

One interesting thing about the question is that the average grade of the 20 'randomly chosen chess players' is 3600/20 = 180, a realistic value, but rather higher than the average grade of all graded chess players.
by Neill Cooper
Sun May 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 3580

Re: A level maths question

I recall about a quarter of a century ago attending a parents' evening at the secondary school my daughter was about to move up to. I asked a maths teacher whether they still covered things like log tables and slide rules. After some thought she retorted "only out of historical interest". She went ...
by Neill Cooper
Sun May 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 3580

Re: A level maths question

Ah, there's a formula sheet. I don't remember a formula sheet back in my day, although my school didn't do OCR for Mathematics. Where we had formula sheets, you had to spend time remembering which formulae were on the sheet and which weren't - I remember getting this wrong in Physics and so I hadn'...
by Neill Cooper
Fri May 18, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 3580

Re: A level maths question

Vaguely relevant to how things are taught, but why teach the counting of the pieces off the board? Why not those on the board? I normally encourage them to add up either on the board or off the board, depending on which is fewer. I only use the pieces on the board (someone could have borrowed a que...
by Neill Cooper
Fri May 18, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 3580

Re: A level maths question

The issue I have with that is that due to the way the question is structured, if you can't remember the formula in part 1, how many marks for this question can you get? I expect it's in the formula book. Indeed it is in the formula book. Even if you do get the value of r completely wrong you could ...
by Neill Cooper
Fri May 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 3580

Re: A level maths question

r=0.400, which is significant at the 5% level (as >0.3783) So the (made up) data is evidence that maths ability and chess playing ability are related. I think this is a good A level stats question with only 2 of the 8 marks for working out r. Most of the marks were for applying the regression test a...
by Neill Cooper
Fri May 18, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 3580

A level maths question

From yesterday's OCR AS Level Further Maths Statistics paper.
by Neill Cooper
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: National School Chess Championships 2017/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1899

Re: National School Chess Championships 2017/18

Result of today's repechage kindly hosted by Eton COllege; 1 Brighton College 10 Qualified for Uppingham 2 Skinners' School 7 Qualified for Uppingham 3= Tiffin School 6 3= Chepstow School 6 3= Bristol Grammar School 6 6= Eton College 5 6= Dulwich College 5 8 KEGS B 3 9= NLCS 1 10= Mossbourne Academy...
by Neill Cooper
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: girls/boys ch
Replies: 10
Views: 1627

Re: girls/boys ch

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:15 am
Some UK junior championships are 'mixed' but with the top-placed girl being declared the girl champion.
And the top-placed boy being being declared the boy champion.
e.g. http://www.ljcc.co.uk/Winners/results16.htm
by Neill Cooper
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Team Chess Challenge
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Re: ECF Team Chess Challenge

This year's final on Wed 25th April at Imperial College was won by RGS Newcastle. Schools came from many parts of the country. Full results: School Total 1 RGS Newcastle 16.5/20 2 Hampton School 15 3 Eltham College 13.5 4 University College School 10 5 Manchester GS 9.5 8= Boroughmuir HS, Edinburgh ...