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by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Congratulations to Yorkshire County Cricket club
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

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: 1494

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: 23981

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: 4810

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: 2201

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: 3391
Views: 366005

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: 1208

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: 2088

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: 1208

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: 55027

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: 99639

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: 1798

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: 15509

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: 1468

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: 2437

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?