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by Martin Crichton
Thu May 15, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transport for London chess club - article 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: Transport for London chess club - article 4

Cheers Gordon.

Yes a few of the visiting teams have already mentioned that we have a nice venue :)
by Martin Crichton
Thu May 15, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London League Mega Clash
Replies: 44
Views: 4016

Re: London League Mega Clash

Yes agree it's a case of Brian Smith buying the titles every year :) but fair dues to the guy... It is always a good thing having strong players playing in the league by the way Brian if you are reading.... apologies for 2007 where we (Cavendish) registered a few strong players Kelly, Watson and Dal...
by Martin Crichton
Thu May 15, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transport for London chess club - article 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: Transport for London chess club - article 4

yes it might happen....

but so far we have a perfect record of zero defaults in both leagues :)

http://clcl.org.uk/leaguetable.html

http://www.thelccl.org.uk/

(second link doesn't go the the table directly)
by Martin Crichton
Thu May 15, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Transport for London chess club - article 4
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Transport for London chess club - article 4

Calling all past employees TFL is a new chess club and 2013-14 was our inaugural season in 2 London leagues...the Central London league and the London commercial chess league. Article 4 of the TFL constitution states 4. MEMBERSHIP: Membership of the TFL Chess Club shall be open to all past, serving ...
by Martin Crichton
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sean Hewitt resigns
Replies: 83
Views: 11085

Re: Sean Hewitt resigns

Horton knows bugger all about the stuff he writes about. He has no idea of the real world, nor of the pragmatic approach that a number of the directors took to this whole affair. He knows nothing of the length that Phil Ehr is prepared to go to for his mate Andrew Paulson. He has no idea that Pauls...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rated players by country
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: Rated players by country

It is believable that the average FIDE rated player has a grade of 2025. Only 20 years ago to even get on the rating list you had to get a grade of 2200. (now it's 1000 - more money for FIDE)
by Martin Crichton
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sean Hewitt resigns
Replies: 83
Views: 11085

Re: Sean Hewitt resigns

As far as the NED vacancy is concerned, Sean's resignation presumably has come too late to put anything to Council on Saturday? If so, Council would presumably want Angus, if available, as he finished a close third in October's elections behind Sean and Julian It must be incredibly unlikely that fo...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sean Hewitt resigns
Replies: 83
Views: 11085

Re: Sean Hewitt resigns

Andrew was in the North East, Birmingham and Manchester late last week for meetings, so having spoken to many Council members, he presumably wanted to talk to Phil about what they said As far as the NED vacancy is concerned, Sean's resignation presumably has come too late to put anything to Council...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mr Bruce Birchall
Replies: 35
Views: 12894

Re: Mr Bruce Birchall

RIP I only met Bruce once back in 1993 or 1994. He came up with the novel idea of trying to run graded rapidplays in London for minimal entry fees. There were no prizes apart from a book prize for 1st place which he donated. I remember that there was only an entry of 5 or 6 and that it ended up an a...
by Martin Crichton
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sean Hewitt resigns
Replies: 83
Views: 11085

Re: Sean Hewitt resigns

Andrew Paulson will be running for ECU Deputy President with the blessing of the ECF council.

As far as I understand it...it's a done deal.

It's called politics.
by Martin Crichton
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: April 2014 FIDE rating list
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: April 2014 FIDE rating list

Yes its obvious that there is rating inflation! Also of note the decline of players over the age of 40! My peak was at 32 in line with the norm. Interesting bit of trivia I noticed.... Baburin peaked around the age of 34 with a peaking rating of 2601 (from memory) putting him in the worlds top 100 p...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 23355

Re: Chess row in Cork

What you are advocating is that this gentleman was quite justified in using the level of force he did - as I said before I do not believe that the end justifies the means. Condoning an individual's actions in taking the law into their own hands sets a very dangerous precedent, in my opinion. The si...
by Martin Crichton
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 23355

Re: Chess row in Cork

I think you are jumping to conclusions. Gabriel Mirza never assaulted the cheat by punching him as you would like to believe. The Appeal Committee considered that Gabriel had admitted using force against **********, in pulling him out of the toilet cubicle. The Appeal Committee further considered th...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 23355

Re: Chess row in Cork

Getting back to the original topic I would like to publically state that Gabriel Mirza is a hero of mine for his actions in Cork. We need more action men like Gabriel and less pussy boys like the whimps on the ICU exec and the ICU disciplinery committee that were dealing with the little cheating b*s...
by Martin Crichton
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Reply to Roger!
Replies: 45
Views: 4656

Re: Reply to Roger!

Roger
just having a laugh! ;)
Regards
Martin