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by Susan Lalic
Mon May 09, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CCF v Surrey
Replies: 141
Views: 12160

Re: Are Opens a little too open?

It was a most unfortunate incident. Since CCF was there, collecting its own equipment up, there was no obvious formal change over. If there had been a stock take at the venue, I am in no doubt the clocks would not have been lost. It is an important lesson both for those lending and borrowing equipme...
by Susan Lalic
Tue May 03, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UKCC Mega Finals results?
Replies: 55
Views: 6123

Re: UKCC Mega Finals results?

The Surrey results are available here: http://www.ukchesschallenge.com/MFResul ... 2011.shtml
by Susan Lalic
Sun May 01, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CCF v Surrey
Replies: 141
Views: 12160

Re: Are Opens a little too open?

Matt I agree. I remember CCF delivering the equipment the day before the tournament as we set up, and as the clocks came out of the black bin bags I just thought it must have been to protect them from the rain. It never entered my head that they were at risk of being deposited in a landfill site wit...
by Susan Lalic
Sun May 01, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CCF v Surrey
Replies: 141
Views: 12160

Re: Are Opens a little too open?

The Surrey Congress has never thrived since leaving our old venue of the Sutton Library where we had 400+ entrants on ooccasion and we suffer from the continuing competion with CCF events. Yes, I know you will say why don't we try to co-operate with CCF - we tried that the year and 21 digital clock...
by Susan Lalic
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are Opens a little too open?
Replies: 104
Views: 10166

Re: Are Opens a little too open?

One thing that I enjoyed very much (along with the excellent food and organisation), was having the chance to walk around Nonsuch Park (I think it is also called Cheam Park) between rounds. On the Sunday especially, after the rain on the Saturday, the park was beautiful in the glorious sunshine we ...
by Susan Lalic
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Are Opens a little too open?
Replies: 104
Views: 10166

Re: Are Opens a little too open?

I think Surrey will have a lot more players next year. The entry forms came out late this year, due to a switchover of organisers, but with the junior event doing so well the Congress has a secure future. It needs the large venue to cope with the junior event on the Monday! Now the model is set for ...
by Susan Lalic
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay - TakeOver
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: Richmond Rapidplay - TakeOver

I am pleased to announce that Sabrina Chevannes, with a great team, plans to take over the Richmond Rapidplay events starting with no. 101 in May 2012.
James and I wish to continue organising until no. 100, whilst Richard James is probably looking more towards the 200 mark!
by Susan Lalic
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Prize money
Replies: 15
Views: 1510

Re: Prize money

Another vote for books from me.
I guess CDs or something similar would be good also.
As a parent of U12 players, I would prefer that my children win these sorts of things rather than cash. Perhaps you'll call me old fashoined.
by Susan Lalic
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Chess Harmony -
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Chess Harmony -

Following on from recent exchanges....a couple of observations. Firstly, issues have been aired sufficiently to give all sides enough to work on to rebuild bridges. Secondly...my advice, for what it is worth, is to engage in constructive discussions. As an aside..regarding match venues..it doesnt s...
by Susan Lalic
Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The future - 2011 and beyond.
Replies: 137
Views: 11658

Re: The future - 2011 and beyond.

Regular coaching days with the top children all together. Hi Krishna, Firstly, congrats. to Rohan on his GCSE success. I saw it in the paper! The coaching weekends were really fun and inspirational. Everyone was really thirsty for knowledge. Different coaches will have different things to offer. So...
by Susan Lalic
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The future - 2011 and beyond.
Replies: 137
Views: 11658

Re: The future - 2011 and beyond.

David Shepherd wrote: In my opinion it is the almost total lack of training weekends on a National basis, there are tournaments such as Hastings, e2e4, London, 4NCL, maybe not enough but they do exist and most weekend opens are fairly strong.
I agree.
by Susan Lalic
Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The future - 2011 and beyond.
Replies: 137
Views: 11658

Re: The future - 2011 and beyond.

There are many sensible suggestions on this thread. I applaud Andrew's initiative. Training weekends and strong tournaments must be the tried and tested method to help juniors. Peter Purland certainly arranges an excellent training weekend in January. I remember being very privileged to be part of t...
by Susan Lalic
Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support
Replies: 77
Views: 7029

Re: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support

Scott Freeman wrote:However, it is true that some people have been confused. "
Perhaps you can write "This is not the UK Chess Challenge" on your entry form in future to avoid any confusion.
by Susan Lalic
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support
Replies: 77
Views: 7029

Re: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support

I know that after the cheque arrived for the English Chess Challenge from that school, Howard contacted them and explained the whole situation to them so they knew what the issues were. He explained everything and gave them full choice as to whether to continue with ours or do the UK event, but exp...
by Susan Lalic
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support
Replies: 77
Views: 7029

Re: UK Chess Challenge - Local Club coaching/support

I find it amusing that anyone thinks that we think or claim that we are the UK Chess Challenge." I said people enter your event by mistake as it is practically identical. A school in Wimbledon once told me they had entered the UK Chess Challenge but Mike Basman said he never got the entry. The scho...