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by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open
Replies: 112
Views: 9148

Re: e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open

The fact that Kelly and Bryant were both undefeated but did not meet over the board, leaves me wondering what might have happened. Gareth Harley-Yeo and Bob Kane were both also undefeated!! They might feel left out. :D I'm quite happy for people who took 3 byes to win money over me. At the end of t...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue May 31, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: International News
Topic: e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open
Replies: 112
Views: 9148

Re: e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open

nice to see two of my wins in the list above. i'd have to agree that lack of theory makes people make mistakes earlier on so you're likely to get more miniatures in the major.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri May 20, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on Radio 4X 26 May
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: Chess on Radio 4X 26 May

do they offer a 'listen again' service, as i'll be working at that time?
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue May 17, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: FIDE grading..curiosities
Replies: 27
Views: 3613

Re: FIDE grading..curiosities

You see FIDE ratings bandied around all over these events, on results sheets, tables, etc...which make it look like these are official numbers, but in fact are full of `estimates`. Maybe they could put an `E` in front of such figures. The estimates are already highlighted at the 4NCL. You can disti...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed May 11, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Clocks
Replies: 41
Views: 3575

Re: Chess Clocks

Some people are just unwilling to move with the times. They still write in descriptive, they still bang on about analogue clocks. I'm surprised some of them don't insist you can only move the pawn forward one square. *sigh*

Move with the times or be left behind...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Mon May 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: European Woman Chess Championship Tbilisi 6-19 May
Replies: 60
Views: 14014

Re: European Woman Chess Championship Tbilisi 6-19 May

Nice to see Jovi off the mark!
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu May 05, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player of the Year
Replies: 109
Views: 7683

Re: Player of the Year

John Upham wrote:
Sean Hewitt wrote: How about ECForumite of the year? :D
I would short list the following :

1. Roger D de Coverly (for services to Game Fee)

others are possible but I am tired and emotional after two schools worth of entertainment today!
2. Alan Burke

need I give a reason? :D
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu May 05, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player of the Year
Replies: 109
Views: 7683

Re: Player of the Year

Sean Hewitt wrote:Andrew

I voted. But how did the system know if I was entitled to vote?
It doesnt - seen as I voted and i'm not even english let a lone a member of the ECF. I just tried voting again but it says I've already voted so it must log the IP. Mayb'e i'll do it from work tomorrow :P
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed May 04, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: What is the standard plastic chess set used at ECF tournys?
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: What is the standard plastic chess set used at ECF tourn

These are the boards used.

These are the pieces used.

Other chess shops are available...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Live Games
Replies: 15
Views: 2488

Re: Live Games

nice touch bringing the top div 3 match in!
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposals for future D1/2 formats
Replies: 41
Views: 3528

Re: Proposals for future D1/2 formats

The problem I have with a forced female player is that if team A has a 2200 strength female then she will be rightly in the team and getting a good game against somebody of equal strength but if team B has a 1500 player she'll end up facing team A's lowest rated man and is very likely if not certain...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposals for future D1/2 formats
Replies: 41
Views: 3528

Re: Proposals for future D1/2 formats

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote:Will this be put to the vote on the weekend?
It will if someone proposes it, I guess. You could get whoever the Sharks send to propose it. However, the meeting starts at 10am on Sunday...
Ben wouldn't support it. He's very much in favour of women having their place regardless of ability.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposals for future D1/2 formats
Replies: 41
Views: 3528

Re: Proposals for future D1/2 formats

Would a problem be and 8 board Div 3 without constraints, if a team was promoted a settled team would then have to drop a player for the junior/female, unless they already had one within their team, that is why I suggested the 7 board format, so the only extra player you would have to find if promo...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposals for future D1/2 formats
Replies: 41
Views: 3528

Re: Proposals for future D1/2 formats

Is there a need for a division 3 and then a division 4 North/South So Division 1 - 12 team APA. 8 player teams, eligibility rules as now. Division 2 - 12 team APA. 8 player teams, eligibility rules as now, with possible alteration as per Mike Yeo's proposal. Division 3 - South / North - as current ...