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by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in Schools and Communities: Training Courses
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

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: 17011

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: 1506

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: 2536

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: 25168

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: 1593

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: 4192

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: 5018

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: 11868

Re: Lecture Course

Great idea and I wish you success.

Have you considered producing a video of the lectures?
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Yorkshire league players in the 4NCL
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Yorkshire league players in the 4NCL

For Bradford A you can add 1 player who plays for Sussex Smart Survivors too.
by Ihor Lewyk
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes
Replies: 565
Views: 57803

Re: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes

I wonder if Jeremy kyle can follow any of this because I surely can't.

It seems to have descended into a script for one of his shows!
by Ihor Lewyk
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2014
Replies: 45
Views: 6828

Re: Gibraltar 2014

I like the pairing they've given to Sophie Milliet. Has she drawn it yet?
by Ihor Lewyk
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: February 2014 FIDE rating list
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Re: February 2014 FIDE rating list

I notice Simon Buckley has been over 2300 for a long while but doesn't have f after his name. Does he need to apply to FIDE for his fm title? Is there a fee to do this?
by Ihor Lewyk
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 77
Views: 17668

Re: New Year Honours List

Perusal of the Queen's Birthday Honours List just announced again ignores chess as far as I can see. Are you sure chess has been ignored in so much as not thought of? Has anybody bothered to nominate one of our own for services to chess? If not is it something we want the ECF to address? Just a tho...
by Ihor Lewyk
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Football predictions
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: Football predictions

Sam Sodje and DJ Campbell enter the British Chess Championships after receiving training from Boris Ivanov.

Chelsea pay over the odds for a top striker in January.