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by Alan Walton
Thu May 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 14209

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Btw, I am also thinking now setting up an academy and going to say I have won 500 tournament, oh bugger somebody has challenged my claim; well it was a good idea whilst it lasted
by Alan Walton
Thu May 16, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 14209

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

This has been a most pleasing thread. If someone had asked me a few days ago how many Opens I've won I would have said 5 (Bradford 2006, York 2011, Huddersfield 2015, Bradford 2017, Doncaster 2019). Little did I know that I should be counting things like the Huddersfield individual knockout, Idle r...
by Alan Walton
Sun May 12, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 7502

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 Alan Walton
Sun May 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season round-up, part three
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: End of season round-up, part three

Anyway on to next season with Andy back should hopefully make us safe again, only if they sort out the Euro Club clash the first weekend next season; because at the moment we will be entering that and having to miss the first weekend Is that not dependent on 4NCL(/ECF?) nominating you which they ma...
by Alan Walton
Sun May 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season round-up, part three
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: End of season round-up, part three

3Cs 3Cs secured their survival easily enough by winning all three matches in the final weekend to top the relegation pool, by virtue of adding a second GM. whether it is one GM or two seems to make a big difference to 3Cs: with two regulars they can trouble all but the very best, as they did in 201...
by Alan Walton
Mon May 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 39
Views: 4828

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Looks like MM1 came up a bit short vs their strongest potential teams. Plenty of depth in the squad but not that much of it is 2200+. I guess you can always relegate many of the bottom boards from MM1 to MM2 and move the MM2 ones up :) Jorvik flying amusingly high in the end. I you will find that M...
by Alan Walton
Mon May 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 10362

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

There is no tie break regarding board count; it is average of the opponents but looking at this match Wessex were higher rated and I suspect Oxford 3 should be third
by Alan Walton
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 15% markup in ECF transfer fees for World Schools Ch, Turkey
Replies: 44
Views: 5030

Re: 15% markup in ECF transfer fees for World Schools Ch, Turkey

As much as this thread has been interesting read; the original question on the absurd 1:1 exchange rate being applied hasn't been fully questioned From my knowledge there was a possible risk of a slump in the pound if the event of no deal; but the current markets haven't been pricing this in over th...
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 4559

Re: Another new IM

It very simple really; just put the round by round results into the FIDE rating calculator; and hey bingo it gives you your answer I thought you yourself said it was uncertain? I was pretty sure it was achieved by 0.4 points; but I was just thinking to get an extra point to be on the safe side beca...
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 4559

Re: Another new IM

It very simple really; just put the round by round results into the FIDE rating calculator; and hey bingo it gives you your answer
by Alan Walton
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 4559

Re: Another new IM

I think it does; he gains 4.4 for the win, but I would like another point to be on the safe side just in case his current rating is 2387.6 and has been rounded up
by Alan Walton
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 4559

Re: Another new IM

Tim Harding wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Draw this evening with GM Epishin won't harm Jackson's cause. He may be there now - or does he need to be 2400+ at the end of the event, or on the May list?
Needs to be live over 2400 to qualify, currently gaining 8 points so requires 4 more yet
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...
Replies: 22
Views: 3880

Re: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...

Also when I was 16 many years ago quickly up from 140 ECF to about 170 in two years; maybe a late bloomer
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...
Replies: 22
Views: 3880

Re: You Think English Juniors are Underrated ...

Looking at the results; lost to the two strong players and got something against everybody else; what makes that a good result the 2100-2200 may have played badly to lose to him; at 16 years old beating 2200s isn’t shocking; like Nick said just had a under valued rating
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 22
Views: 2494

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

My 4NCL team mate is doing quite well on 4.5