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by Alan Walton
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Report: ECF Board meeting @ Hinckley Island 16th January
Replies: 98
Views: 7687

Re: Report: ECF Board meeting @ Hinckley Island 16th January

Hi, Going back to Ben's point about the British v Czech comparisons, I played the British for 3 years on the bounce and found them enjoyable (Torquay 02, Edinburgh 03, Scarborough 04). Since then I have always played a tournament abroad due to the fact I am using 2 weeks of work holidays and don't r...
by Alan Walton
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Female Player Rule
Replies: 128
Views: 9611

Re: Female Player Rule

Geoff, A couple of points, when did the 4NCL change its name to the ENL? Secondly, I am one of the lower rated players currently playing in the 1st Division, there are teams out there who have gained promotion up through the divisions. I first did this with my local club 3Cs and we stay there for 3 ...
by Alan Walton
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Play every e2e4 Chess Congress for free
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Play every e2e4 Chess Congress for free

Sean,

Seems like a good idea, hopefully I can make the Warrington and Sunningdale tournaments

Alan
by Alan Walton
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Female Player Rule
Replies: 128
Views: 9611

Re: Female Player Rule

Hi, Please correct me if I am wrong The 4NCL isn't an English league specifically, it is the Four Nations Chess League (England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland). There has been teams from Ireland, Wales and England previously/currently, unsure that there has been a Scottish team before. Comparing the S...
by Alan Walton
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Female Player Rule
Replies: 128
Views: 9611

Re: Female Player Rule

Hi, I think the female inclusion rule would work if the pool of players were equally matched But unfortunately currently there is quite a spread between the top players and the rest, and the stronger / well funded teams seem to have multiple female players in their lists thus reducing the lower team...
by Alan Walton
Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Female Player Rule
Replies: 128
Views: 9611

Re: Female Player Rule

Hi, I have got to agree with the comments from Matthew Like Matthew has said suspending the rule as a test and let the females play in the open market may indeed give them a necessary boost. This would mean they start playing players of similar strength in the lower divisions, resulting in the reduc...
by Alan Walton
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: The Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Re: The Snow

Personally, I don't think there will be a major problem unless it snow's heavy on the Saturday morning Hinckley Island is right next to the Motorway junction so the roads should be clear I live near the hills in Oldham, and it is only side streets that are effected You should just give yourself extr...