Search found 118 matches

by Ihor Lewyk
Mon May 12, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Olympiad
Replies: 774
Views: 59748

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: 112316

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: 1841

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: 17681

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: 1552

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: 2613

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: 27406

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: 1666

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: 4238

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: 5361

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: 12173

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: 1680

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: 60504

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: 7006

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: 1478

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?