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by Gerry_Jepps
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A thought about a tournament organization utility
Replies: 21
Views: 2144

Re: A thought about a tournament organization utility

Jack,

Do you mean something like this?

http://vesus.org/what-is/

It is quite widely used in Italy.
by Gerry_Jepps
Mon May 18, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 26th Frome Congress May 15-17
Replies: 0
Views: 1488

26th Frome Congress May 15-17

Results for Twenty Sixth Frome Congress May 15th-17th 2015 153 players entered and winners were: Open (FIDE-rated):- First equal: (4.5/5) GM Matthew Turner (Millfield) IM Gediminas Sarakauskas (Guildford) Third Equal (3.5/5) WFM Jane Richmond (Brown Jack) Jeremy Fallowfield (Stourbridge) Stephen Wha...
by Gerry_Jepps
Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Representation on Council and Funding the ECF
Replies: 37
Views: 4916

Re: Representation on Council and Funding the ECF

A very brave post from Julie, which has much common-sense. Picking up, however, on Julie's analogy between Council delegates and MPs there is at least one important difference. MPs are not allowed to turn up in the Chamber with a pocket full of proxy votes. Although some delegates are very assiduous...
by Gerry_Jepps
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Free chess game displayer
Replies: 6
Views: 2555

Re: Free chess game displayer

i gave up on Chessbase Light (2009) almost immediately after downloading because it won't let you save games unless you purchase an authentication key. (I use Penguin with Houdini, which is also a free download).
by Gerry_Jepps
Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 26th Frome Congress May 15-17
Replies: 0
Views: 954

26th Frome Congress May 15-17

Frome Congress May 15 - 17 Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF The Congress is a WECU designated British Championship Qualifying event, part of the ECF Grand Prix and includes the Somerset Championships. Four Sections: Open (FIDE-rated) U165 U140 U115 Time Control: 40 moves in 10...
by Gerry_Jepps
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Post of Chief Executive: October 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2220

Re: Post of Chief Executive: October 2015

To be absolutely clear, Professor Robertson's link is to a story about an entirely different Ben Edgell.
by Gerry_Jepps
Mon May 12, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 25th Frome Chess Congress 9-11 May 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1643

25th Frome Chess Congress 9-11 May 2014

145 players entered and winners were: Open :- First: (4.5/5) Paul Byway (Hertford) Second Equal (3.5/5) Carl Bicknell (Horfield and Redland) Barry Morris (Bath) British Championship Qualifying Place Paul Byway 170 - 180 Grading prize (2.5/5) Theo Slade (Barnstaple) Under 170 Grading Prize (3.5/5) St...
by Gerry_Jepps
Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 25th Frome Chess Congress 9-11 May 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 775

25th Frome Chess Congress 9-11 May 2014

The 25th Frome Congress will take place on the 9th - 11th May. Venue: Selwood Academy, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset BA11 2EF Four sections: Open, U165, U140, U115. Entry fees for ECF Silver members and above are £20 for the grade limited sections and £30 for the Open. This year, to celebrate our qu...
by Gerry_Jepps
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2974
Views: 323190

Re: Media comments on chess

It must be true - you read it in the Daily Mail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI
by Gerry_Jepps
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Preferred option for electoral reform?
Replies: 48
Views: 3593

Re: Preferred option for electoral reform?

I don't think it practical to have an AGM that potentially 10,000 people can attend. I can't really see 10,000 ECF members clamouring to attend the AGM. In practice attendance would likely be restricted to some fraction of the 3% or so of players who actually take any interest in ECF matters. Proba...
by Gerry_Jepps
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Annual General Meeting 2013
Replies: 189
Views: 11845

Re: Annual General Meeting 2013

I think the figures given were £24k and £9k, and that both of those figures were for teams of 5 plus a captain Does that mean that we are paying Adams et al roughly £15k to represent us? (assuming our women's team don't get appearance fees?). I realise it doesn't seem to be the prevalent view bu...
by Gerry_Jepps
Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Annual General Meeting 2013
Replies: 189
Views: 11845

Re: Annual General Meeting 2013

For many (adult) ECF members, the question would be how much of our membership fee is going towards juniors and/or professionals via the International teams? I guess quite a few hope the answer is nothing :roll: last time I looked at the 2013-14 budget the figures were: International chess 31%, Mem...
by Gerry_Jepps
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM
Replies: 524
Views: 28262

Re: Nominations for the elections at the ECF AGM

The debate about representatives consulting (which recurs regularly) would be unnecessary if each ECF member had a vote (and Unions, leagues etc. had none as organisations). Individual members could of course choose if they wish to appoint their Union, league etc. representative as a directed proxy....
by Gerry_Jepps
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8167

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

Sean gives good advice.

Another piece of good advice is that once offered by Bill Hartson. Alway keep a cup of coffee by the board. Then if you 'accidentally' pick up the wrong piece you can always absent-mindedly stir your cup with it before replacing it and continuing your meditations.