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by David Pardoe
Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Club chess.....the new season....publicity...membership..
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Club chess.....the new season....publicity...membership..

Its nearing the start of another new season...at least for club chess. Our league programmes in the north west generally start in late September. Some clubs have no summer break, and are just finishing the summer fixtures. With the weather in this country, its becoming harder to tell summer from win...
by David Pardoe
Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress.....Reminders
Replies: 0
Views: 1333

Manchester Summer Congress.....Reminders

Hi, Below I`ve listed details of this years Manchester Congress....with an additional section for players graded U110....so now caters better for players of all standards....and improved prize fund. See also, details of accommodation `package` available close to venue. As an aside....the venue at Al...
by David Pardoe
Tue May 08, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MCCU Proposal to reduce number of Boards in County Matches
Replies: 34
Views: 12795

Whilst I agree with the concept of politeness...a little lite banter can add some fun to proceedings. Its worth seeing how other bb`s operate for a broader view...Stifflng the debate is not what we should be about......just like very short statements can hide the underlying realities.....at times. H...
by David Pardoe
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MCCU Proposal to reduce number of Boards in County Matches
Replies: 34
Views: 12795

A good post Chris... yes, declining numbers are a concern...in the MCF it is a topic currently under discussion. So one of the real issues is....what can be done about this. At grass roots level, clubs and secretaries, and leagues must be more pro-active in trying to encourage new players into the c...
by David Pardoe
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I'm an ungraded player - get me out of here!
Replies: 5
Views: 2058

Hi Neil, Interesting comments....obviously this guy has played some chess previously.....maybe we need to get some information from such players about there chess history/experience.....maybe some internet chess...might be good to perhaps get some sample game scores for such players. I would add tha...
by David Pardoe
Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MCCU Proposal to reduce number of Boards in County Matches
Replies: 34
Views: 12795

Re MCCU Motion to reduce County team sizes to 12 player

Hello, Just a few points.. Firstly...yes, it is not easy to get players for county matches...but that is part of the challenge. Neil is testimony to this...his views should be heeded. Mick mentions travel...yes,. this is a significant issue......it requires some hard work to turn out a team..particu...