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by Roger de Coverly
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2699

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

From the front page scroll down to "Competitions" , click on "ECF Grand Prix" , scroll down to "Grand Prix Leader Boards as at 29/03/2019 – click here" There's also a Grand Prix to establish qualifiers for the 2019 or possibly 2020 British Championship. A list did eventually appear for 2017-2018, b...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3118

Re: April Council meeting 2019

I have argued strongly against the argument that membership is just a tax to pay for international chess No, it's also a tax to pay for the staff at the ECF Office. No doubt you could apportion that notionally to each of the ECF's areas of operation, but it's not an exercise, that even if done has ...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Re: Old Chestnut

bringing discredited policies back to Council after they've been rejected in the past. from https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Board-Meeting-No.-127-15th-February-2019.pdf CF tabled a proposal to mandate a female player in each of the Open County first teams in the National ...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3028

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Chris Rice wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:26 pm
Hannes was definitely winning until he played an illegal move. Under the new rules the arbiter told me later you don't lose immediately but if you do it again...
It was even the identical move Rg3-g4 with the Rook pinned by a Queen on f4 to the King on h2.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Re: Old Chestnut

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Not necessarily one that qualifies for that county
The proposed rule is that you can "bus in" or even fly in a female player from anywhere, no eligibility questions asked.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Re: Old Chestnut

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:03 am
I would have thought a lot of teams are struggling to field teams so female players would be welcome if they wanted to play.
It was proposed for the national "Open" competition, so participation of any players under 160 can be a little pointless.
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3118

April Council meeting 2019

Papers for this have appeared on the ECF website. https://www.englishchess.org.uk/about/ecf-council-and-board/ They aren't intending to discuss what many players would regard as the most pressing issue, namely the scrapping and rebuild of the grading system https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3028

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

I was indeed gobsmacked Roger to find that after a Round 1 loss I was moved up 22 boards to play a GM rated 211 points higher than my first round opponent! I would have thought it worth throwing a strop about the pairings, as on the face of it, they've failed to award Kanarek and Tang their dummy p...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3028

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Bizarre pairings for round 2. It's obviously accelerated but these pairings aren't consistent. 32 GM Kanarek Marcel 2505 0 0 Bejatovic Bojana 2021 33 AIM Rice Chris B 2026 0 0 GM Tang Andrew 2501 34 Andersson Lars 2012 1 0 IM Eggleston David J 2401 The pairing on board 34 looks plausible, but why ar...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Old Chestnut
Replies: 44
Views: 1949

Old Chestnut

Those who organise county matches at the national stages or those who vote on the rules of the competition need to aware that a proposal of thirty years ago has raised its head yet again. To quote from the ECF's April newsletter The two main items for me are the DoWC Budget and also a motion in resp...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2814
Views: 300627

Re: Media comments on chess

The current edition of the in house Wetherspoon mag has a picture from last year of Tim Spanton with Magnus at their Holborn pub. It's a old story of course.
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Seniors 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1706

Re: English Seniors 2019

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Where and when is it next year?
This year's organisers may well run it next year as well. Participants were asked whether they approved of the format, the time of year, the hotel and even Solihull itself.
by Roger de Coverly
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Seniors 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1706

Re: English Seniors 2019

Final results Over 50 http://chess-results.com/tnr429023.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=6 1. Paul Littlewood with 5.5/6 2-3 Robert Willmoth & Mark Josse with 4.5 Over 65 http://chess-results.com/tnr428955.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=6 1. Kevin Bowmer also with 5.5/6 2. Chris Shepherd with 5 3-4 Mike Surtees and David ...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: St Albans
Replies: 8
Views: 705

St Albans

This takes place this weekend, but their website claims "full" at 250 (!).

https://www.stalbanscongress.com/index.php/en/