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by Eric Gardiner
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Services
Replies: 128
Views: 11122

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: 9614

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: 3768

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!
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 26742

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

(edit) The Hull Congress was in early October. The entry form is silent on membership requirements, discounts or ECF grading. It doesn't appear on the list of events graded for October, so presumably won't be ECF graded. (/edit) My understanding also is that it won't be ECF graded. In fairness this...
by Eric Gardiner
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity
Replies: 258
Views: 26742

Re: Yorkshire vs ECF disparity

As I've commented several times, it's the pro ECF Yorkshire players who are losing out. They're paying the same fees (bronze, silver or gold) as the rest of the country but cannot get all their games graded because certain events are deemed unregistered. I certainly feel that way as an ECF member r...
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess/ bridge
Replies: 37
Views: 3014

Re: Chess/ bridge

I also agree with the points made by Isaac Wallis, Peter Shaw & Richard Bates. In my opinion, players in a Minor section should see the presence of an Open section - no matter how small - as an opportunity to learn from watching stronger players. Similarly, amateur players in Opens should see the pr...
by Eric Gardiner
Fri May 28, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championship Quarter Finals
Replies: 89
Views: 5000

Re: County Championship Quarter Finals

I see what you mean Richard. Pockets of chess dotted about East/North Yorks, with large areas apparently empty..? There are some players living in East Yorkshire who sometimes browse this forum, play in congresses & even in county matches :) I was not asked to play in the Yorkshire match last weeke...
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE
Replies: 101
Views: 12713

Re: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE

As someone who lives in a remote Northern area (or so it seems :) ) I hope it takes off too. I've not played in the main 4NCL League but would be very interested in playing in this Northern League. I doubt many other players from the Hull area would be interested (though I'd be happy to be proved wr...