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by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Wanted BCMs
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Wanted BCMs

Hello,

My club (Bradford Chess Club) was looking to sell a number of bound volumes of BCMs. They are from the mid 1980s through to around 2010. I can check the exact years if you wish but they are in excellent condition.
Ihor.
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bradford Congress
Replies: 0
Views: 644

Bradford Congress

Friday 18 September to Sunday 20 September at the Bradford Latvian Club.

Entry fee only £24 for the open £22 for Major or Minor sections.

http://www.bradfordchess.co.uk/congress.php
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials
Replies: 91
Views: 8722

Re: Standards of Conduct for ECF Officials

Crikey! When I read the ECF website I thought there must have been a murder or grand fraud for someone to be suspended. I don't think Alex needs the money that much. Oh hang on he's volunteered to do a job nobody in their right mind would want to do. Does the ECF really want to give him an excuse to...
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Tradewise agree generous funding to assist English chess
Replies: 67
Views: 13810

Re: Tradewise agree generous funding to assist English chess

It really is great news for English chess. I wonder if Tradewise are looking for an advertising slogan. How about?

"Smart people go with Tradewise. Sponsors of the English Chess team."
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri May 22, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed county championship changes
Replies: 76
Views: 9588

Re: Proposed county championship changes

rofl
I'll be watching the first Thor movie tonight!

David out of interest have you managed to put all your suggestions to work at your own club? What has worked best and is there anything we should avoid?
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri May 22, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed county championship changes
Replies: 76
Views: 9588

Re: Proposed county championship changes

It would be good to see a revival in the NCCU, with fresh impetus from that region ...ie, some teams from Durham, Merseyside, Northumberland, Cheshire, Cleveland, Humberside, East & West Yorks.. etc, based on zonal events might work, with a few other tweeks...we`ll see what the new generation of NCC...
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri May 08, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: 2015 UK General Election
Replies: 86
Views: 10217

Re: 2015 UK General Election

Jon Arnott a current White Rose player was runner up in the Labour stronghold of Easington.

He is currently an MEP for the North East.
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed May 06, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Things you might have missed
Replies: 34
Views: 6817

Re: Things you might have missed

All very well. But you still finished fifth!

I'll take it as joint 4th Jon.

Yes, if we (Barbican Youth) had had the same sort of team available in the final weekend as in the rest of the season, I think that the final qualifier would indeed have finished sixth!

All very well. But you didn't!
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed May 06, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Things you might have missed
Replies: 34
Views: 6817

Re: Things you might have missed

But their second team earned promotion - well, hmm, they gained promotion - to the first division for the first time.

I think you were right the first time, White Rose 2 earned their promotion. We actually beat Guildford 3 in our individual match and finished level on match points with them.
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bradford Chess Congress 19-21 September
Replies: 1
Views: 1475

Re: Bradford Chess Congress 19-21 September

Results Bradford Chess Congress Open 1st Ali Janooby 4.5 2= Mike Hankinson 4 Mike Surtees 4 Grading prizes 187-174 Mark Crowther 3 173 and below Chris Wright 3.5 Fattorini award Highest Bradford & District finisher Chris Wright and Peter Rooney Major 1st Ian Barwick 4.5 2= Firas Almazedi 4 David E L...
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Congratulations to Yorkshire County Cricket club
Replies: 10
Views: 2420

Congratulations to Yorkshire County Cricket club

Congratulations to Yorkshire County cricket club on emulating the Chess team in winning the national county championship.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/29168442

How often has that happened I wonder?
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bradford Chess Congress 19-21 September
Replies: 1
Views: 1475

Bradford Chess Congress 19-21 September

Open, Major (170 or below) Minor (135 or below)
£24 entry for the open £22 for the others and ECF members Silver or above can reduce their entry fee by £6.
Byes available on request.

Details found at: http://www.bradfordchess.co.uk/congress.php
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 146
Views: 23471

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

I've not heard about his drug ban Alex but he's a bit accident prone with less resilience than Amir Khan!

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11400 ... hit-helmet
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Motivational slogans for chess players
Replies: 14
Views: 4732

Re: Motivational slogans for chess players

"You can only beat them if you meet them"

Sometimes you need to earn the right to play a titled player.
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does anyone take bets on chess?
Replies: 14
Views: 2192

Re: Does anyone take bets on chess?

Wasn't there a site dedicated to chess betting for the Olympiad in Tromso?

I don't know how popular it was though. I'm sure they would give you odds for the Carlsen / Anand match if you look.

http://chessbet.com/