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by harrylamb
Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dramatic changes in congress performances
Replies: 166
Views: 15221

Re: Dramatic changes in congress performances

This has been tried, and has failed, so congress organisers who want to at least break even stick with a model that works When? [Serious question, Mick]. [I'm thinking specifically of lower sections]. Manchester congress did this a few years back Just a sample of one tournament then. No. It was at ...
by harrylamb
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it normal in English?
Replies: 30
Views: 2136

Re: Is it normal in English?

Soheil

This is a religious quote. Your audience may not realise this. Asking your audience if a religious quote is giberish is an ill advised action.
by harrylamb
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Independent Constitutional and Governance Review Commission
Replies: 26
Views: 4464

Re: Independent Constitutional and Governance Review Commission

I replied saying that if he was really interested in governance he would have an unsubscribe button on the email. That way I could avoid receiving this type of unwanted spam.

Harry Lamb
by harrylamb
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: A theoretical pawn endgame
Replies: 13
Views: 3123

Re: A theoretical pawn endgame

My chess engine indicates that even though it is White to move, Black is winning this position. (Kings on their original square. White pawns on f2 g2 h2 Black pawns on a7 b7 c7.) Really? That’s a surprise. I could believe that White can’t win it but I’m struggling with the idea that Black has a for...
by harrylamb
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: A theoretical pawn endgame
Replies: 13
Views: 3123

Re: A theoretical pawn endgame

My chess engine indicates that even though it is White to move, Black is winning this position. (Kings on their original square. White pawns on f2 g2 h2 Black pawns on a7 b7 c7.)
by harrylamb
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Manchester League Trophy winners
Replies: 20
Views: 4219

Re: Manchester League Trophy winners

That's confusing :) Any idea if the 2005 entry was actually engraved as Heywood or Lancashire Forever? Yes the trophy was engraved as Lancashire Forever. It was a win/win engraving. Those of us on the GM side of the argument thought it showed up Heywood/Lancashire as being pretty childish. Presumab...
by harrylamb
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 66
Views: 9522

Re: Wikipedia

The Manchester and District Chess Association became a constituent unit of the British Chess Federation in 1971 The written evidence for this is that in the 1970-71 Year book and previous Year Books the MDCA is not listed as having a delegate to the BCF Council. In 1971-72 and subsequent Year Books ...
by harrylamb
Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Constitutional Matters
Replies: 13
Views: 3211

Re: ECF Constitutional Matters

Sean, The dispute you are referring to happened in 2009. Its five years ago. Time is supposed to be great healer I know you do not often do so but maybe you should gracefully accept accept a ruling against you. May I correct some of the statements you make Ironic, coming from someone whose own feder...
by harrylamb
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Constitutional Matters
Replies: 13
Views: 3211

Re: ECF Constitutional Matters

What has happened about the complaints which were submitted in 2013 - or was it 2012? I dunno. One of them is mine. I have a receipt acknowledging my complaint. Then nothing. I have heard rumors on this forum that the ECF is refusing to deal with complaints. Especially those involving directors as ...
by harrylamb
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gradings to be published, on the sidebar?
Replies: 39
Views: 3955

Re: Gradings to be published, on the sidebar?

Colin S Crouch wrote: Can't be bothered.
Strange. You were bothered enough to write a post criticising the Ealing captain.
by harrylamb
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Universal Membership Scheme
Replies: 26
Views: 4913

Re: Universal Membership Scheme

And like you I regret that the inevitable happened without the advantage that could have been gained with OMOV - it will never happen now. The ECF has got the result without the sacrifice of power. It may have got the result without sacrifice of power but has it got everlasting internecine warfare ...
by harrylamb
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 27572

Re: NCCU and the MCF

The first notice I had of the Greater Manchester intentions was at 10.00pm on the Friday before the AGM I would suggest that this was not the fault of the GMCCA. In 1975 GMCCA formally applied to the NCCU to become members. We gave all the necessary notice and consequently it must have been an NCCU...
by harrylamb
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Arbiters' Association Website
Replies: 42
Views: 5721

Re: Chess Arbiters' Association Website

The CAA website now contains the latest proposed version of the Laws of Chess. It contains some controversial proposals which have come from the Presidential Board. http://chessarbitersassociation.co.uk/index.html Alex, When I click onto this link my antivirus software is coming up with a malware w...
by harrylamb
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No grade
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: No grade

I used to estimate it assuming the player had gone off a few points a year. But in the last tournament I organised I used the last published grade. In the past it could be difficult to do that because the information was not available but now its there for everyone to see on the ECF grading site I f...
by harrylamb
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: REGULATIONS ON REGISTRATION & LICENSING OF PLAYERS
Replies: 185
Views: 11987

Re: REGULATIONS ON REGISTRATION & LICENSING OF PLAYERS

Jack

I thought Roger had a point even though he did not put it in the most tactful of ways. I think that your response of being unpleasant to Roger without commenting on the message Roger sent showed that you have no answer to his criticism