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by John Reyes
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 1452

5 Minutes on the Clock

One of my players in my club had this two issue in a league game of chess and wonder if anyone can help with what is the rule 1. When the venue phone was ringing I mentioned someone should switch it off, my opponent looked at me and he said: What can you do... 2. When I had less than 5 minutes left ...
by John Reyes
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines

A number of counties are considering refusing to accept a nominations by their Union, such that the competition itself is under threat. Perhaps, it is time to have a proper debate as to whether the rules need to be revised so that the smaller counties do not feel discriminated against by not being ...
by John Reyes
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU website down
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: NCCU website down

Just because he has played for Guildford in 4Ncl does not mean he is eligible for Surrey. Plays a lot up north so suggests that is fine. Just wonder where in the north he is based as he has not played a game? Though excellent to see that Lancashire lost 3 matches & Bill lost his game too. :D Well h...
by John Reyes
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU website down
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

Re: NCCU website down

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:01 pm
That open match was much stronger than the past year or two. A bit frightening!
Wonder how Lancashire managed to Get a IM on top board?
Does he lives in Lancashire?
by John Reyes
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU website down
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

NCCU website down

Try to look at the NCCU website and this came up


Account Suspended

trying to look at the NCCU minutes from December, but also look at the Lancashire vs Yorkshire match card and want to say that the Yorkshire Website is a lot better then the Lancashire and Nccu Website!!
by John Reyes
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 36
Views: 4807

Re: County Chess 2018-19

John has a point about zonal formats..it just needs a bit of county organising. THe MCCU is lucky to have a reasonable number of volunteers to help with this.. Yes, there are challenges.. you need captains and I`d also advocate vice captains who can give some time to team selection and match arrang...
by John Reyes
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 36
Views: 4807

Re: County Chess 2018-19

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:05 pm
John Reyes wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:35 pm
done Zonal
Meaning what?
Zonal area
by John Reyes
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 36
Views: 4807

Re: County Chess 2018-19

I guess at least you guys know they you have every chance of winning the national final with the strength of your sides, but most of the genuine minor counties are sick of cowardly open strength teams treating it as a plate event and winning year after year - the reason it is so hard to get captain...
by John Reyes
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 5682

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

if anyone looking for help with B&B, i can recommend a few for you
by John Reyes
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some help of what to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1436

Re: Need some help of what to do?

you have become the Manchester Chess Federation open team Captain. One of the originators on the Lancs side of this forty year old and counting dispute has died, There do however seem to be those in Lancashire who want to keep it going as a memorial. County open teams were at the heart of the origi...
by John Reyes
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some help of what to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1436

Re: Need some help of what to do?

anyway i was asked by the MCF to captain the team, due to the 100 year of the County Championship, to see if i wanted to captain the team, as that was down to my involvement vs the liverpool league match in 2017, in which we picked 25 players over all the club to play against them. I am confused. O...
by John Reyes
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some help of what to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1436

Re: Need some help of what to do?

indeed The only issue i have is that the minutes has not been published and i think that is down to the person, saying at the meeting that he had a personal problem with me. i'm know he does a lot for chess, but at the same time, i don't like bullies. I am happy to tell the Reason i took on the Grea...
by John Reyes
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some help of what to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1436

Need some help of what to do?

Hi all I just wonder if you can help me as I need some advise? I went to an County AGM in October and in Any Other Business I raised something that was I felt that the clubs and the leagues should know as the chairperson has for the last 5 years, been forced me out of getting involve in County chess...
by John Reyes
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 5924

Re: ECF AGM 2018

Heard from a couple of people privately that felt Tim was an unsuitable candidate. I personally wasn't impressed by Adrian as a candidate. Would be happy to eat humble pie on that once Adrian gets into the role, but if I had a personal vote (all of the organisations I represented, either directly o...
by John Reyes
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 5924

Re: ECF AGM 2018

D Lawson 277 2
M.Truran 286 0
Alex H 281 6
C Fegan 279 1
M.gunn 272 5
M.Pein 240 7
G Chair 276 1
Finance Chair 261 1
Audit 267 1