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by Carol Williams
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Junior 1-16 August 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 8797

Re: World Junior 1-16 August 2012

A tough tournament - good luck to all our players in the next round
by Carol Williams
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Role of the Manager of the British Championships
Replies: 121
Views: 8240

Re: Role of the Manager of the British Championships

This is nearly more exciting than the Olympics Alex and Lara are individuals in their own right and no one should assume that either one of them are making comments on behalf of the other. I do think that Paul’s reference to David’s grade was wrong, I do feel that the implication was “you have...
by Carol Williams
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Rapidplays for 11 to 18s
Replies: 33
Views: 2802

Re: Rapidplays for 11 to 18s

The question remains, how can we then recreate the 'glory years' of the past and improve participation amongst our juniors? England had no chess culture until the early 70s. The fact that 10 years later we were the second strongest nation in the world was down to the efforts of half a dozen world c...
by Carol Williams
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Rapidplays for 11 to 18s
Replies: 33
Views: 2802

Re: Rapidplays for 11 to 18s

Hi Alan, I don't think it is paranoia as such. I think it is because we have seen chess being 'big' in this country in the past (as Mike said). We can see how 'big' it is elsewhere. We understand that we can improve things here, but we are not 100% sure about how? Hence the discussion; which I thin...
by Carol Williams
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Cup Round 1
Replies: 100
Views: 9889

Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Congratulations to all
by Carol Williams
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11882

Re: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012

Sean – you claim that you knew nothing about this until you saw the post on the Forum, I have to contest this as I have an email from Anthony stating that he has discussed this with you – whether you are prepared to admit this or not is another matter. Due to the total shambles Peter A and Peter...
by Carol Williams
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11882

Re: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012

Not at all happy that our reservation which we booked and had confirmed in May at the hotel has been cancelled today just because we didn't book it through e2e4. Have booked direct with other hotels before (for very good reasons) so why the problem now? Nothing on the e2e4 website states you have t...
by Carol Williams
Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11882

Re: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012

Not at all happy that our reservation which we booked and had confirmed in May at the hotel has been cancelled today just because we didn't book it through e2e4. Have booked direct with other hotels before (for very good reasons) so why the problem now? Nothing on the e2e4 website states you have t...
by Carol Williams
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11882

Re: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012

Not at all happy that our reservation which we booked and had confirmed in May at the hotel has been cancelled today just because we didn't book it through e2e4. Have booked direct with other hotels before (for very good reasons) so why the problem now? Nothing on the e2e4 website states you have to...
by Carol Williams
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: When is the new grading list coming out?
Replies: 22
Views: 3479

Re: When is the new grading list coming out?

Ray Sayers wrote:Alex,

When is the new grading list coming out?
LIKE
by Carol Williams
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: When is the new grading list coming out?
Replies: 22
Views: 3479

Re: When is the new grading list coming out?

Alex Holowczak wrote:It's June 25th, and no one has asked me this yet. Usually requests flood in from the middle of May. Is this a record?
If you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms I'm sure a deluge of requests could be arranged :twisted:
by Carol Williams
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.
Replies: 53
Views: 6536

Re: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.

I was pointed to this thread this morning and scanned it with a level of both concern at the mistake and amusement at certain comments. Can I correctly assume from the subsequent postings that Coulsdon did not muck up? Am happy to correct something or apologise if we have. Members are able to go ba...
by Carol Williams
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Yateley Manor: Sat 28th / Sun 29th Jan 2012 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2600

Re: Yateley Manor: Sat 28th / Sun 29th Jan 2012 ?

A few thoughts come to mind:-

What is the criteria for invitation

Who has been invited

Is this connected with Phil Ehr's selection process or is this completely independant and if so what purpose does it serve? Surely Junior Chess needs to be unified to be effective
by Carol Williams
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Football Premiership
Replies: 14
Views: 2166

Re: Football Premiership

I guess the key as in everything is passion, the weather was really bad and Chelsea had to win - Frank scored and saluted the crowd and they saluted him back - that meant everything to both. I really hope Arsenal get a result on Sunday but my husband tips Man City to win the Championship - if they d...
by Carol Williams
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Football Premiership
Replies: 14
Views: 2166

Football Premiership

Nice win for Chelsea tonight :cry: