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by Sabrina Chevannes
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Half-point bye ... Why ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7459

Re: Half-point bye ... Why ?

I'm sorry but I just cannot see how there can be a debate when this option is open to everyone! It is not saying that only certain seeds can take byes etc. You can also take byes if you wish Lee, but you choose not to, because you are playing in sections where you are supposed to be likely to win. H...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Female ECF Council/ Board
Replies: 116
Views: 8657

Re: Female ECF Council/ Board

Wow - it's so nice to hear there is some support out there for women's chess. Let's hope that something will be done about this...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Female ECF Council/ Board
Replies: 116
Views: 8657

Re: Female ECF Council/ Board

I think it matters Alex. This distinction between manager and director is sometimes what people use to put Jovanka and I "in our place".

It seems directors get respect and managers are "merely managers"
by Sabrina Chevannes
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Female ECF Council/ Board
Replies: 116
Views: 8657

Re: Female ECF Council/ Board

John, Krishna is a woman's name and if it was KrishnaN, then that is usually the male version. Mick is referring to Krishna Shiatis, who is the mother of two of our extremely talented juniors, Rohan and Kiran (as well as Vishal if she would still play!). I did indeed run and wanted to be on the boar...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Half-point bye ... Why ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7459

Re: Half-point bye ... Why ?

There have been many people who have been disadvantaged by the half point bye too I am sure. They take a half point bye because they cannot make the Friday round and then win 4/4 and miss out on a bigger prize money because they are only joint first and arguably they could have got the full 5 points...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Half-point bye ... Why ?
Replies: 64
Views: 7459

Re: Half-point bye ... Why ?

I like the option of the half point bye. I, like Imogen, used to take them when very young and then stopped when I hit teenage years, but then used to feel cheated when I lost my game! However, as it has been said, you can have three outcomes from that game. It depends why you are entering the tourn...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: RR102
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: RR102

Entry list has been updated:

If you cannot see your name, please email richmondrapidplay@chevanneschessacademy.com
by Sabrina Chevannes
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: RR102
Replies: 1
Views: 880

RR102

The 102nd Richmond Rapidplay is happening this Sunday at the usual venue of The White House Community Association, Hampton. To enter this tournament, please fill in the form online here: http://www.chevanneschessacademy.com/chevannes-chess-academy/richmond-rapidplay/enter-online/ or you can download...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress
Replies: 85
Views: 7708

Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

Quick work! They all look like women to me :)
by Sabrina Chevannes
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress
Replies: 85
Views: 7708

Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

Sorry! I read the other explanation and didn't realise it related to this! All these problems because of women :)
by Sabrina Chevannes
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress
Replies: 85
Views: 7708

Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

I think there is an error on the Challengers link to the females as I think a lot of those players aren't females! It's a really useful link to us to see how our girls are getting on, but not so interested in some of the others that are on the list at the moment :)
by Sabrina Chevannes
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress
Replies: 85
Views: 7708

Re: e2e4 London Diamond Jubilee Congress

What happened to all the "w"s on the club list? I've noticed that the players play for places like Noray and Sitzerland as well as Harro :)
by Sabrina Chevannes
Mon May 21, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay 101
Replies: 32
Views: 4068

Re: Richmond Rapidplay 101

Results can now be found here: http://www.chevanneschessacademy.com/ch ... 1-results/

Thanks so much to everyone who came!
by Sabrina Chevannes
Tue May 15, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chessbase
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Chessbase

I don't get an advert anymore :) I must have permanently scared it away with my screaming at it!
by Sabrina Chevannes
Tue May 15, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay 101
Replies: 32
Views: 4068

Re: Richmond Rapidplay 101

James, the 101st Richmond Rapidplay hasn't happened yet, but when it does, the link that John just posted will show the results as well as one on the CCA website. I will post the link here when it is ready.