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by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2018-19
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

what are people views on the counties championship and how to shake up the rules etc?
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL and the BCF
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: 4NCL and the BCF

Many thanks, Neil - that's very helpful and informative. Sound like the BDO and PDC I think the 4NCL is like the PDC of darts and people prefer to play that then County chess etc Maybe the Home director, could do something like this for a weekend in which the Semi Final and finals are played on the...
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights
Replies: 28
Views: 4222

Re: Drunken Knights

who owed the right to the club Name?

the reason is that I was thinking of setting up something in Manchester with the club name in the city centre
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 5481

Re: National Stages 2019

Obviously, eligibility rules are important, but if you can't get enough players out in your county, what do you do? If the Competition is sufficiently prestigious, players will find ways of bending the rules. In recent years there were a couple of Oxford players with dual eligibility who turned out...
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 186
Views: 13033

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

I do have a couple of questions

1) how will that affect the membership fees for Bronze, silver and Gold?

2) will there be a motion that will be put forward to the ECF?
by John Reyes
Mon May 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 12951

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Yes, that is what I think would in the short-to-long run be a good thing for bringing more voices to Council. In general, people fall into three categories: 1. People who prioritise ECF Council meetings and will go to them come hell or high water 2. People who will go to ECF Council meetings if the...
by John Reyes
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership fees resolution (from NCCU)
Replies: 18
Views: 1386

Re: Membership fees resolution (from NCCU)

Whatever the outcome of the NCCU proposals it does boil down to the same old thing. Yes ECF members should be getting more for their money and the ECF should do more to increase the player base. But where is the strategy and the team of volunteers who are going to deliver it? You could argue about ...
by John Reyes
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2617

Re: One Hundred years celebration

The last time Manchester applied to join the NCCU the vote was lost 3-4 with four abstentions (two of the votes for were the Yorkshire delegates). So in theory if one other Northern county can be swung around to the Manchester cause the application would be accepted. Thank you for the information. ...
by John Reyes
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 6240

Re: April Council meeting 2019

Who looking forward to the meeting?
by John Reyes
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2617

Re: One Hundred years celebration

Andrew You just referenced the county chess situation in the Chilterns. You seem to have made the error also made by others that because the relevant counties do not compete in Union events there is no county chess. The four counties concerned compete within their own competition - within which the...
by John Reyes
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2617

Re: One Hundred years celebration

maybe the ECF need to look at this again? John, please. There was an enormous amount of discussion and argument about this in 2017 -2018, on this Forum and elsewhere. In the end even the ECF Board concluded in June 2018 that: "Following Council’s rejection of all the significant proposals to revamp...
by John Reyes
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2617

Re: One Hundred years celebration

maybe the ECF need to look at this again? John, please. There was an enormous amount of discussion and argument about this in 2017 -2018, on this Forum and elsewhere. In the end even the ECF Board concluded in June 2018 that: "Following Council’s rejection of all the significant proposals to revamp...
by John Reyes
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2617

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I do feel that now with the 4ncl coming into the fold, people rather play that instead of county chess and while it is popular down in the SCCU and other areas, I do feel that the County format does need shaking up, but people are not big fans of changes Look at the WDF and BDO BDO was popular, and ...
by John Reyes
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Council meeting 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 6240

Re: April Council meeting 2019

I know Michael and me have sent a email to the silver members and so far the number is very good on feedback !!
by John Reyes
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Social Chess?
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Social Chess?

Just wonder what does people view on social chess?

The reason is in Manchester, we have set up a Social Chess Club for all type of players (male, female transgender etc)

and we get people in, but just wonder if any other people do this and also how do they get these chess set etc?