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by raycollett
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...
Replies: 41
Views: 6565

Re: At Last! The 1961 Grading List...

John Saunders I'm not entirely sure I understand the then Scottish system but I don't think it was an Elo System as it is now, more something modelled on the BCF system with a zero added to the end of the BCF grade number to create a four-figure one. Or was the underlying BCF grade (which wasn't pub...
by raycollett
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections 2015
Replies: 754
Views: 38438

Re: ECF Elections 2015

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Should we have a bet how many will get a question let alone an answer?
Sorry. Will I be blackballed :(
by raycollett
Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections 2015
Replies: 754
Views: 38438

Re: ECF Elections 2015

According to one post elsewhere: "Chess24 asked us about broadcasting on 17th July, 10 days before the start of the event". Such short notice for such an ITC intensive request seems odd. I received the impression that the issue of international coverage of the Brit Championships was tied up with a p...
by raycollett
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Elections 2015
Replies: 754
Views: 38438

Re: ECF Elections 2015

I can report that after consultations with club secretaries Worcestershire CA have asked its ECF delegate to nominate Alex as Director for Home Chess. Ray (Hon Secy WCA)
by raycollett
Sat May 23, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incremental Time Controls
Replies: 79
Views: 10112

Re: Incremental Time Controls

Moreover this idea that league games have to conclude by perhaps 9.45pm, is an assumption that should be questioned
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It is a practical issue if the hall hirer wants the club out by 10pm, which is often the case in contracts for hire of halls in the evening.
by raycollett
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: What is the name of this set?
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: What is the name of this set?

It looks like a designer set. What is it made of? If you use a search engine with the phrase "designer chess set" you may find something similar. When I was young my father arranged for me to play a member of GCHQ who was "trainspotting in Turkey" and had a bullet hole in his leather jacket to prove...
by raycollett
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Union Reps Skype Meeting 17/July
Replies: 68
Views: 13624

Re: Union Reps Skype Meeting 17/July

It did take place. Alex Holowczak prepared a draft summary which has been circulated to MCCU county representatives.
by raycollett
Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Union Reps Skype Meeting 17/July
Replies: 68
Views: 13624

Re: Union Reps Skype Meeting 17/July

the 4NCL might look like it does everything you want, Some players with families want to devote only one of the two weekend days to chess and overnight hotel stays are too expensive for others. There are places for both types of team tournament. I suspect a major issue for northern teams is distanc...
by raycollett
Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Union Reps Skype Meeting 17/July
Replies: 68
Views: 13624

Re: Union Reps Skype Meeting 17/July

Richard Bates wrote:IMO the rules on eligibility should be drafted as loosely as possible to enable anyone who feels some sort of affinity to a County to play for them if they wish
Yes this seems best, but no free for all.
by raycollett
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 26271

Re: NCCU and the MCF

If there were a vote among NCCU council members to admit MCF as a new NCCU CA, would MCF have the support of two thirds of existing council members or does any single CA have a veto and can any dissenting CA representative exercise that veto?
by raycollett
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 26271

Re: NCCU and the MCF

Mick Norris' executive summary chapter 8 states "I believe that players should be given the choice, and allowed to play for any county for which they are eligible" and the appendix quotes the current ECF eligibiity criteria for county affiliation. As noted there, most players will have several optio...
by raycollett
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Forum Upgrade Downtime
Replies: 3
Views: 2311

Re: Forum Upgrade Downtime

Carl Hibbard wrote:The server upgrade is now complete.
Many thanks for keeping the system fettled.
by raycollett
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sean Hewitt resigns
Replies: 83
Views: 10847

Re: Sean Hewitt resigns

FIDE Laws of Chess: Exceptions This thread seems to have veered, but to continue this tack, there may be a problem with digital hearing aids, which are certainly electronic devices and may have software programmes. They also make unintended noises, which may be audible to opponents. The MCCU guidan...
by raycollett
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2014 British Universities' Championship
Replies: 13
Views: 2351

Re: 2014 British Universities' Championship

Alex Holowczak wrote:The tournament starts tomorrow.
I'll look forward to reports
by raycollett
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Worcetershire Open 20 & 21 July 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1028

Worcetershire Open 20 & 21 July 2013

A report, full results and some pictures are now on the congress website at: http://www.raycollett.net/congress/2013.htm The full tournament cross-table (.xls Microsoft Excel) is linked from the results page. I took pictures of most prize-winners. Contact me if by private message if you would like a...