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by Neville Belinfante
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 49th Berks and Bucks Congress - 24th to 26th August 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 724

49th Berks and Bucks Congress - 24th to 26th August 2013

Venue - Polehampton School, Twyford near Reading Format - Sections of between 12 and 16 players with similar grades; The top sections will be FIDE rated. Details at http://www.berksandbuckschess.com/ . Changes from previous years include The tournament has its own website (link above). Liam Varnam h...
by Neville Belinfante
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What is the optimum frequency for grading lists?
Replies: 72
Views: 4855

Re: What is the optimum frequency for grading lists?

Adults - Six months.
Juniors - One month, as they can change very quickly.
by Neville Belinfante
Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Club Chamionship - what is the point?
Replies: 114
Views: 13677

Re: National Club Chamionship - what is the point?

A discussion at a club AGM about the ECF National Club Championships a few years ago went as follows Me - The ECF Club Championships has been reduced to four boards, so the whole team can fit in one car. Another Club Member - Why dont they reduce it to two boards? That way they can have the whole ma...
by Neville Belinfante
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: FINALS ECF NATIONAL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: FINALS ECF NATIONAL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

Heathside Prep School won the Under 11s. This is a double for them as they won the EPSCA equivalent competition at Prestatyn earlier this week.

Just edited - apologies that I put Heathfield instead of Heathside originally.
by Neville Belinfante
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: FINALS ECF NATIONAL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: FINALS ECF NATIONAL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

Bolton Girls School won the Under 11 Girls title.
Guildford High School won the Under 19 Girls title.
One game remaining in the Under 11 Championship
by Neville Belinfante
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2013 Final Stage
Replies: 425
Views: 35603

Re: 2013 Final Stage

If Middlesex do decide to contest the final, could someone please let their team manager know that I am eligible to play for them. Whether I am available on that day is of course another matter. A few years ago, Cyril Johnson in his role of ECF Home Director presented a paper to Council called somet...
by Neville Belinfante
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 High Wycombe Congress : 8th - 10th March 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: e2e4 High Wycombe Congress : 8th - 10th March 2013

Could not make this morning, but can make tomorrow morning (if required).

Preferably Minor or Major opponent, rather than Open. :)
by Neville Belinfante
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: South of England Junior Championship 2013 results
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Re: South of England Junior Championship 2013 results

The Under 7 results will go up later this evening.

Although the crosstables show the new January grades, the old ones were used for running the various tournaments.
by Neville Belinfante
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Rating fees for Rapid & Blitz
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Re: Rating fees for Rapid & Blitz

In light of FIDE's announcement, can someone say whether the ECF would also not charge for rating these events throughout 2013?
by Neville Belinfante
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The value of the ECF Calendar
Replies: 134
Views: 16750

Re: The value of the ECF Calendar

My thanks go to John Philpott for making a couple of postings concerning EPSCA's membership of the ECF that I was going to make. My thanks to John also for declining my request that the ECF invoice EPSCA £58, as the payment for grading the English Under 11 Championships will be less, and once paid ...
by Neville Belinfante
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: November 2012 FIDE Rating List
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: November 2012 FIDE Rating List

Here are England's rated girls Name Rating Games B-day Comment Jain, Radha 1900 0 1996 top U18, U17 & U16 Hoare, Amy B 1871 0 1996 Foster, Chantelle L 1853 0 1996 Wang, Xingliang Anna 1842 4 1999 top U15, U14, U13 Giles, Yasmin 1827 3 1999 Wang, Maria 1807 4 1996 Stepanyan, Astghik 1799 0 1994 Head,...
by Neville Belinfante
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: November 2012 FIDE Rating List
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: November 2012 FIDE Rating List

English rated boys are as follows. The girl's list will be published shortly Name Title Rating Games B-day Comment Zhou, Yang-Fan IM 2418 18 1994 top U18 Franklin, Samuel G A 2322 9 1994 Kirk, Ezra 2258 0 1996 top U17 & U16 Holland, James P 2245 4 1995 Jones, Victor GL 2240 0 1994 Williams, Peter A ...
by Neville Belinfante
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: November 2012 FIDE Rating List
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: November 2012 FIDE Rating List

England's latest titled players are James Adair and Sam Franklin who have just achieved the FM title, and also WIM Sue Maroroa who has transferred from New Zealand to England.
by Neville Belinfante
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Outcome of membership scheme
Replies: 272
Views: 25754

Re: Outcome of membership scheme

EPSCA only grade one event every year - the English Under 11 Championships held at Nottingham High School in mid-October. That is currently in my intray and will be sent off for grading shortly. I have not seen much evidence that there aremore ECF members amongst the competitors than previous years ...
by Neville Belinfante
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How many votes does my ECF delegate hold?
Replies: 38
Views: 4070

Re: How many votes does my ECF delegate hold?

I can confirm the following I shall be at the meeting. According to the consolidated Voting Register, published today, I have more votes than I was expecting. John Upham has no involvement with any of the organisations I represent I do not have a mandate to vote "None of the above" for all the direc...