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by Ihor Lewyk
Fri May 22, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Proposed county championship changes
Replies: 76
Views: 10275

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: 10275

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: 10763

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: 7443

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: 7443

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: 1528

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: 2565

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: 1528

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: 25680

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: 22
Views: 5629

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: 2283

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/
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4142
Views: 448239

Re: Media comments on chess

Radio 4 this morning on the today programme. Apparently the Eagle sisters, Angela and Maria, both MPs were on the today programme being interviewed about chess. It sounds as if they were complimentary about chess and claim that one of them was misquoted earlier in the week. Although chess is very mu...
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Civil Service Chess Open
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: Civil Service Chess Open

I know at least one person who is playing at the Leeds congress, then traveling to Edinburgh on the Monday to play in the CS Open :) Good news Jon. I'll be at Leeds as you know and then playing in Edinburgh too. I'm looking forward to both events. Are you able to say who it is or could you send me ...
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Leeds Chess Congress 11th - 13th of July 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2143

Re: 3rd Leeds Chess Congress 11th - 13th of July 2014

There were two proposals put forward at various AGMs to unify some of the local leagues time rates. The proposals were to suggest the same local league rates as Leeds (35 move in 1.15 with 15mins to finish) and were put forward to Calderdale (36 in 1.15 + 15) and Bradford (37 in 1.15 + 15) The Bradf...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Civil Service Chess Open
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Civil Service Chess Open

Civil Service Open Championship Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 July 2014 Venue: Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH Monday 14 July Rd1 1.30pm – 5.30pm Rd2 6.00pm – 10.00pm Tuesday 15 July Rd3 10.00am - 2.00pm Rd4 2.30pm – 6.30pm Wednesday Rd5 10.00am – 2.00pm Closing Date for Entries: ...