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by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2018-19
Replies: 17
Views: 2406

Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

County chess and 4NCL are two different animals.. I think there is room for both, but maybe some changes are needed to accommodate both. For a start.. yes, more captains coming forward would help create more teams. But they need the support of leagues, clubs, players and county bodies to help establ...
by David Pardoe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 4071

Re: 2019-20 Season

I guess that will also impact on next seasons National ECF Finals Quarter Finals dates
by David Pardoe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: LLandudno Congress
Replies: 0
Views: 367

LLandudno Congress

Coming up on w/e 21nd June and a worthy event for players across the country.. by the sea side.. its a 5 round event for players of all standards.
A nice summer break in the welsh hills and seaside. Good prizes and the top two sections are both FIDE Rated. See the ECF Calendar for more details.
by David Pardoe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2107

Re: Semi finals 2019

As would be the trip from Bolton to Brighton... this is easier, I suppose, in the 4NCL because of overnight stays.
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2107

Re: Semi finals 2019

Surrey beat Manchester 11.5 - 4.5 in the open section Venue was held at the Greenlands chess venue in Birmingham and this sun up the match from the Surrey captain Hi John just back-many thanks for the arrangements and a very sporting match and I have to say that the score line is far too flattering...
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2107

Re: Semi finals 2019

Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon. There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section.. I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections. Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ip...
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2107

Re: Semi finals 2019

Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon. There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section.. I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections. Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ips...
by David Pardoe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2589

Re: One Hundred years celebration

Yes, and the move to FIDE gradings was one such thing that might not have helped...as just one instance.
..and the policy of fines should be used very sparingly, if at all.
by David Pardoe
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2589

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I think that, in order to appreciate this competition, one has to firstly appreciate the unique format of the events, catering for players of all standards, and providing a good days chessing and the chance to gain valuable match play experience via this big team format.. It also builds a bond acros...
by David Pardoe
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2589

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I guess some greater publicity amongst the Unions/Counties bodies would help... these events do give some very good chessing experiences for all grades of players, and can provide some great match play experience, with time controls that do provide a decent opportunity for proper end game play.
by David Pardoe
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2589

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I suppose you could say that the ECF have moved into he 21st Century with the new jazzy LMS software. Is it stuck with just 16 player teams or could it be modified to handle greater than that number of players... should there be a surge in demand.
by David Pardoe
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines
Replies: 13
Views: 1473

Re: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines

This is a tricky one.. If prior notice is given that a team will be players short, then I think there should, in general be no fines imposed. If we were playing professionally for money, then it might be different. It does help if you have a group of you organising things, who can share ideas, if pr...
by David Pardoe
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 44
Views: 2589

One Hundred years celebration

This year sees the one hundredth year of this event. It must rank as one of the most prestigious such competitions in the world, in spite of the difficulties. It offers some great playing opportunities for all levels of player, from top experts down to novice clubmen...and a great opportunity for ch...
by David Pardoe
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Manchester - players wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Manchester - players wanted.

Thanks David.. typo corrected....
by David Pardoe
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Manchester - players wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Manchester - players wanted.

Manchesters OPEN and U160 teams both require players for the National Quarter Finals. Any eligible players are asked to contact myself or John Reyes asap.. Clashes with other events like the RHYL Congress, family gatherings, Holidays and so forth have eaten into the availability of our players so an...