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by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3049
Views: 330342

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: 1186

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: 2058

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: 1186

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: ...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon May 12, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Olympiad
Replies: 774
Views: 53972

Re: Olympiad

Have the England Olympiad teams been announced officially yet?
If so what will they be?
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue May 06, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 97513

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

I think the rule is unworkable to the average tournament such as e2e4 and 4NCL. I trust the arbiters to come up with a sensible solution. How are people able to safely store laptops and mobile phones while they play their last round? At the 4NCL on a Sunday the room is littered with overnight bags w...
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Schools and Communities: Training Courses
Replies: 8
Views: 1770

Re: Chess in Schools and Communities: Training Courses

I think this is terrific and am pleased to see a course running in Sheffield.

Sometimes I think it's a shame I already have a 9-5 job.

I'll make sure we advertise it on the Yorkshire website.
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2014 Final stages
Replies: 75
Views: 14397

Re: 2014 Final stages

Puzzling that the Open could only muster 6 entries. Any reason for that?
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chess, Magic, Scrabble! 5-6 April, Leeds
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Chess, Magic, Scrabble! 5-6 April, Leeds

Would love to have had more notice so we could have advertised it better. However, we have advertised it on the Yorkshire site and through social media so I hope it will be a success.
Sadly I have other commitments this weekend.
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Youngest/Oldest teams
Replies: 8
Views: 2385

Re: Youngest/Oldest teams

I think that would be pretty hard to beat Loz. Nice to see youth getting a chance.

I did notice that David Anderton faced Josh Altman on Saturday in the Div 2 b match AD's v Barbican Youth. There can't have been many instances of a greater difference in ages than that for a match?
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Candidates 2014
Replies: 439
Views: 23672

Re: Candidates 2014

Check out the Yorkshire site on how to make your own predictions on the candidates and win cash if you are better than the rest.

http://yorkshirechess.org/fide-candidat ... edictions/
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Graded results
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

Re: Graded results

I thought you needed to play a certain number of games to get even a part elo rating. Isn't this still the case. By submitting the results each weekend does it mean a player can play a whole season of 4NCL games but never achieve a part elo rating? I keep being reminded that this has certainly scupp...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF International budget
Replies: 22
Views: 4069

Re: ECF International budget

A very good point indeed. England's most succesful generation with umpteen Olympiad and European medals to their name are about to hit the senior competitions. For example I believe Nigel Short will be 50 next year. Indeed the players who came into chess through the Fischer / Spassky match are all f...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Board Orders
Replies: 58
Views: 4751

Re: Board Orders

The Bradford league has this year adopted a yellow/red card system. If a team defaults a board other than the bottom board in a match then the league secretary with give that team a yellow card. The next time this happens the team will be docked a board point in addition to the default. So far only ...
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lecture Course
Replies: 60
Views: 11294

Re: Lecture Course

Great idea and I wish you success.

Have you considered producing a video of the lectures?