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by Eric Gardiner
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8297

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

To be fair, both Alex H and Alex McF are busy at the British Championships this week and next.
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)
Replies: 777
Views: 39222

Re: 2013 British Chess Championships (Torquay)

Jean Luc's name comes from having a French mother :) (as opposed to a parental star trek addiction.). Hence also his brother Pierre. He's off to University this year which I'd imagine will be down south somewhere. I believe it's Cambridge pending the right grades. Speaking of grades, his January 20...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8297

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

For what its worth, I would simply walk away from the incident, perhaps with the comment 'if you want the half point that much you are welcome to it', but I would not want to name the individual on a forum, and I would certainly not want them to have the satisfaction of thinking they had got to me....
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Accidentally displacing a piece
Replies: 145
Views: 8297

Re: Accidentally displacing a piece

For what its worth, I would simply walk away from the incident, perhaps with the comment 'if you want the half point that much you are welcome to it', but I would not want to name the individual on a forum, and I would certainly not want them to have the satisfaction of thinking they had got to me....
by Eric Gardiner
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer Number
Replies: 138
Views: 16839

Re: Fischer Number

I'm not sure what mine is although based on the information supplied by Andy I know it's at most 5 as I once managed to beat him :) I have beaten Roelof Westra who told me he played Fischer when Fischer was aged 11 but the game was a draw (and also a 'friendly' I think, in as much as it might have b...
by Eric Gardiner
Thu May 09, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL season 2012-13
Replies: 61
Views: 8932

Re: 4NCL season 2012-13

And I'm pretty sure all the team have played at least one game of chess in Bradford - do all of Wood Green's players actually know where it is :wink: ? Why would the Wood Green players need to know where Bradford is? Some probably think it is almost in Scotland! Indeed they might ... they aren't pa...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed May 08, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL season 2012-13
Replies: 61
Views: 8932

Re: 4NCL season 2012-13

13 out of our 19 players play either for Bradford in Woodhouse or in Bradford DCA league, so it's primarily Bradford-based but we draw from all across Yorkshire so you are right to some degree, although we've never been affiliated with White Rose 3 and I certainly wouldn't characterise ourselves as...
by Eric Gardiner
Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Wood Green
Replies: 186
Views: 14392

Re: Wood Green

2.2 A player who has not given explicit consent will be considered to be validly registered for the team including him/her on its registration list, but until he/she has played for the team he/she remains free to play for other teams subject to the requirements of sections 3 and 4 of these rules. D...
by Eric Gardiner
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Scoring The Time
Replies: 24
Views: 1264

Re: Scoring The Time

I write down the time used after each move by both players for the reasons that Roger & Andy mention. However I stop doing this if I’m getting short of time (it seems of little training value to record whether you spent 10 seconds or 30 seconds on a move when you have 10 moves to make in 5 minutes...
by Eric Gardiner
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 26251

Re: NCCU and the MCF

The other area which is broadly missing at present is Humberside. As far as I know there's only really one player who frequently plays for Yorkshire from there. Hull chess club isn't as massively strong as it was but I presume this is mostly simply due to all the travel involved. Martin might be th...
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Services
Replies: 128
Views: 10368

Re: Membership Services

Sean Hewitt ECF DoMM wrote: Hi Eric - I can see that the ECF do have an email address for you. Could you PM me your email address so that I can verify it is correct?

Done :) Thanks to Sean & another member for contacting me here - it seems the problem was simply that the ECF didn't have the correct email address for me.
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Services
Replies: 128
Views: 10368

Re: Membership Services

Is that because I joined under the old scheme? I would like to receive communications from the ECF and wouldn't regard them as spam. Presumably you aren't getting ChessMoves. It's likely the silence from the ECF is because they haven't got a valid email address. I don't think the systems are set up...
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Services
Replies: 128
Views: 10368

Re: Membership Services

I joined the ECF as a Standard Member in 2011 for 3 years. I understand this has been transferred to Gold Membership but apart from the initial letter with my membership card I haven't received any communications either by post or email from the ECF. Is that because I joined under the old scheme? I ...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attention Congress Players
Replies: 94
Views: 8855

Re: Attention Congress Players

Congress with no prize money fine by me - in theory. Of course if the overall result is that the strength goes down event after event as those capable of winning increasingly see no point in playing to 'beat-up'/give away rating points to weaker opposition then I might change my mind. Paul Same her...
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Norwegian Chess Scene
Replies: 30
Views: 3556

Re: Norwegian Chess Scene

William Metcalfe wrote:I think Hull chess club does it was left a lot of money by a member of the Ross frozen food family
Sadly Hull Chess Club does not own the club venue. It is true that the club received a legacy from Bob Ross although I'm not the person to ask for details on how it was spent!