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by harrylamb
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Offering a draw to a deaf player
Replies: 28
Views: 2964

Re: Offering a draw to a deaf player

As someone who is partially deaf and getting worse as the years go on. I have this problem. I find that the simplest solution is for my opponent to offer a draw and then write the offer on his score sheet in accordance with the rules. Ie write (=). I always know that they have said something, but if...
by harrylamb
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Open points for Membership Scheme at April Finance Council
Replies: 22
Views: 2222

Re: Open points for Membership Scheme at April Finance Counc

Alex Holowczak wrote If 50% vote for 0p and 50% vote for 100p, then the Game Fee is 50p. This is not correct. In such a scenario the median would lie between 0p and 100p, and the Chairman would be required to exercise a casting vote under Article 32(1) to determine which of the two it would be. Are...
by harrylamb
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM
Replies: 991
Views: 58614

Re: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM

Hi It is 1.30 in the morning. In 6 hours I leave home and fly out of the country. I have just seen this thread and note that some research I did a few years ago has been the subject of discussion. I will try to find the original document but I cannot do that until I get back. However the factual par...
by harrylamb
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2011 AGM: October 15th
Replies: 313
Views: 23226

Re: 2011 AGM: October 15th

Sean's e2e4 events in the north-west were not as well supported as their southern brothers. The 4NCL Northern League has only 6 entries. Lancashire can conjure up some FIDE-rated chess at Leyland. Did the Manchester Autumn Congress had a FIDE-rated Open? I can confirm that the Manchester Congress w...
by harrylamb
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM
Replies: 991
Views: 58614

Re: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM

"Individuals who actively oppose ECF funding policies ... shouldn't be afforded the opportunity" This is a, no doubt deliberate, distortion of what I wrote. My germane words were "This is especially true in areas where there are overlapping authorities. There are individuals who will actively oppos...
by harrylamb
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM
Replies: 991
Views: 58614

Re: Summary of Funding Proposals for AGM

Shouldn't we go down the line that it is the responsibility of the player to become a member directly with the ECF, rather than these complicated route through the county organisations Counties should be taken out of the loop, as much as possible. The relationship should be a direct one between the...
by harrylamb
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ENG FIDE Ratings must be ECF Members
Replies: 319
Views: 21844

Re: ENG FIDE Ratings must be ECF Members

Yes, but you should contact Howard Grist, the ECF International Rating Officer – howard.grist@talk21.com - to make sure this happens smoothly. So the ECF are very efficient in informing FIDE to deactivate you from the rating list, but once you become a member again, we have to contact somebody th...
by harrylamb
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: J Hawkins
Replies: 28
Views: 3407

Re: J Hawkins

Interesting geographical spread? Markland is from Bolton I believe At the time it would have been regarded as:- Penrose ( 10 times British Champion) plus 3*Cambridge University (Keene, Hartston, Stean) 2*Oxford University (Whiteley, Markland) I'm not sure why Tony Miles wasn't selected, Well I was ...
by harrylamb
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!
Replies: 365
Views: 33212

Re: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!

Torquay, our most successful venue, is further for British players than Edinburgh. Stewart Reuben Are you sure about that?? Even travelling from Stafford, Edinburgh is further away (264 miles compared to 200) and I think it's fair to say there are a fair number of chess players who live south from ...
by harrylamb
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!
Replies: 365
Views: 33212

Re: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!

Living in London, Torquay is about the same distance to Edinburgh by train. By plane Edinburgh is nearer. By car Torquay is nearer. Stewart Reuben Are you sure about the train journey?? There at two trains this morning that take 2hr 46 min from London to Torquay. The fastest train from London to Ed...
by harrylamb
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!
Replies: 365
Views: 33212

Re: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!

Simon Ansell wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote: 3 HOWELL, David WL, 2625gm; v ANSELL, Simon, 2410im;
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19 ANSELL, Simon, 2410im; v YURENOK, Maria S, 2090wf;
Is there a possible third system??

:D
Under my system you would be black against Aaron Summerscale. A much better pairing :lol:
by harrylamb
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!
Replies: 365
Views: 33212

Re: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!

We use acceleration for one reason only, and that is to avoid two players finishing the event on maximum points. However, we factor in the number of byes, and the competitiveness of the field (ie the chances of draws) to work out when we need to accelerate. For us, we need a field far larger than 2...
by harrylamb
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess families
Replies: 70
Views: 7755

Re: Chess families

If they are one short maybe the Lambs could ask Jonathan Mutton to be a guest player, or would that be interpreted as Mutton dressed as Lamb? :oops: :lol: When my wife was pregnant we were discussing names for the baby. My wife decided if it was a girl she would like to call her Rose. She was upset...
by harrylamb
Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!
Replies: 365
Views: 33212

Re: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!

As an arbiter with a good understanding of pairing systems and who needs an excellent knowledge of statistics in my professional life I do not understand why in an 11 round tournament you need to use an accelerated pairing system unless you have more that 2000 entries
by harrylamb
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess families
Replies: 70
Views: 7755

Re: Chess families

How about Harry Lamb (ENG but wants to be FRA). Me Derek Lamb (highest BCF rating 201). My brother Michael Lamb (FRA and does not care). My son Ian Lamb (FRA and wants to be ENG). My son I once seriously thought about putting a Lamb team in the national clubs championship as there are other members ...