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by raycollett
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sean Hewitt resigns
Replies: 83
Views: 11101

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: 2372

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: 1041

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...
by raycollett
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2012-13
Replies: 34
Views: 10699

Re: County teams 2012-13

Results of the u140 Worcs-Warks, Shrops-Staffs, Notts-Derbys and u100 Notts-Leics matches have now been posted to the website. Ray
by raycollett
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2012-13
Replies: 34
Views: 10699

Re: County teams 2012-13

Results of both Minor counties and both u120 fixtures played on 15 Dec are now on the MCCU website.
by raycollett
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2012-13
Replies: 34
Views: 10699

Re: County teams 2012-13

Results of the three u140 matches held 1 Dec are now posted on the MCCU site. It is reported that Leics beat Warks in the u100, but there is a dispute about a player's eligibility and full results of this match will be published when they are available.
by raycollett
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 5292

Re: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure

I guess that everyone feels at least some level of stress when playing a tough game. There is a fair amount of research on the effects of playing chess on heart rate (HR) or other measures of "stress". Chess playing is a useful model for the studying the effects of decision making in uncertain situ...
by raycollett
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Rowe
Replies: 2
Views: 2821

Re: David Rowe

Dave Thomas has kindly allowed me to post the text he wrote on the MCCU website at: http://www.mccu.org.uk/players/dave_rowe.htm Acting Secretary BD Hopkins of Birmingham Club notes that Dave Rowe's work as club secretary until the end of last season ensured that Birmingham have an unbroken traditio...
by raycollett
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Agm Papers C16.16 Charitable Status
Replies: 59
Views: 9191

Re: Agm Papers C16.16 Charitable Status

Dunno. Not had any news back since the AGM. I think, more factually, we mandated them to contact organisers with a view to them running it. Someone suggested counties should come before individual organisers, so they should be contacted first. Is this something that could be aired on the MCCU speci...
by raycollett
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2012-13
Replies: 34
Views: 10699

Re: County teams 2012-13

Only one match on 20 Oct: u140 Shrops-Worcs and result is now on the MCCU website.
by raycollett
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: County websites
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: County websites

Carl Hibbard wrote:A lot are lacking links back to here?
But not Worcestershire CA at:
http://www.raycollett.net/worcs/
on its links page at:
http://www.raycollett.net/worcs/links.htm
by raycollett
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arkell's Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 5953

Re: Arkell's Odyssey

Jonathan Bryant wrote:I noticed Tony Peterson has it for sale too.
Keith is currently visiting Midlands clubs and has copies for sale. At Worcester the other day I think he sold 8 copies. I believe he is in Redditch next week.
by raycollett
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2012-13
Replies: 34
Views: 10699

Re: County teams 2012-13

Results of all matches played on 13 Oct in the Minor and u140 sections have now been posted.
by raycollett
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2012-13
Replies: 34
Views: 10699

Re: County teams 2012-13

The MCCU web pages with the recently amended rules have now been linked with other pages on the MCCU website. You may need to click 'refresh' to see the new pages rather than any old ones stored in your computer. I have added the information I have received about team entries for 2012-13 season. Upd...
by raycollett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Alan Francis Stammwitz b1906-
Replies: 32
Views: 6442

Re: Alan Francis Stammwitz b1906-

He appears in "Chess Treasury of the Air" as a victim in a simul against someone famous (Szabo/Gligoric?). This is early sixties. It was Szabo who gave the simul. In my Penguin softback published 1966, a fragment (moves 26-33) of the game edited by Barden appears on page 111-2. It was a notable gam...