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by David Pardoe
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 68
Views: 6477

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

maybe its time to draw a line on the UK map and say take teams from south of that line as the `south`..
the line could run roughly from Shrewsbury to Kings Lynn perhaps to see if the leagues could be better balanced..` North` and `South`.. ?
by David Pardoe
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4981

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

It is disappointing to see these teams drift south, leaving the North to try to fill the gaps. Maybe some rule changes to see more teams in div 3 North would be good. It is a strong group so definitely merits good support... I hope more teams from the northern areas will come forward, and maybe the ...
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4981

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

I`m sure your suggestion is good John...but you have also to consider the spread of venues to cater for `north` or `south` sections.. not easy, and I`m sure Mike and his team would welcome suggestions from `locals`... Its certainly disappointing to see teams from Notts heading south.. `for travel re...
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: North Wales Congress 2018: Change of Date
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: North Wales Congress 2018: Change of Date

The entry numbers are rising for the Llandudno `North Wales congress` but still a bit light in the OPEN section. With the top two sections being FIDE rated and good prize money on offer, this event deserves a higher level of support, so we`ll see what the numbers are next w/e when battle commences. ...
by David Pardoe
Tue May 29, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: North Wales Congress 2018: Change of Date
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: North Wales Congress 2018: Change of Date

I guess the tourist information centre will be kept busy with enquiries, but the north west based chess players might go for the Friday night bye ...and commute that weekend.
by David Pardoe
Mon May 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: North Wales Congress 2018: Change of Date
Replies: 4
Views: 1145

Re: North Wales Congress 2018: Change of Date

Hotels are booking up fast that weekend....not sure about guest houses. Lets hope this weather keeps up for that week!
by David Pardoe
Fri May 18, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4981

Re: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

North East England is considering entering a 2nd team again - subject to making sure we have sufficient interest and an on-site captain for the team. We'll suss out support over the Summer and see where we get to. Good luck with that Paul.. certainly a few new faces would be welcome and if we could...
by David Pardoe
Tue May 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4981

DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..

With the end of another season of 4ncl chess, we can look ahead to next season after the summer `break`.. It looks like some new teams would be very welcome next season in the Div 3 North section. Can any of our northern groups oblige with some new teams...maybe from Derbyshire, South Yorks, Lancash...
by David Pardoe
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Victory for the Dinosaurs
Replies: 69
Views: 5470

Re: Victory for the Dinosaurs

I think the idea here is to allow representation at the national stages for all regions, therefore having combined teams for East And West of England might be worth considering.... just for the OPEN section that is/.
by David Pardoe
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Victory for the Dinosaurs
Replies: 69
Views: 5470

Re: Victory for the Dinosaurs

Alan, I asked the same question of the MCCU at the start of the season, and was told that it should be possible to claim the MCCU nomination, provided the request came in by Dec 31st I kept raising this at MCF council meetings, but was told that you were now not available to captain the team. Can I ...
by David Pardoe
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 17692

Re: County Championship Consultation

People make the mistake of comparing the 4NCL with the counties championships. These are two quite different events, catering for differing needs, and with quite different frameworks. The fact that 4NCL has had good success over several years is a good thing and shows that a certain demand is being ...
by David Pardoe
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Finals stages draw
Replies: 4
Views: 905

National Finals stages draw

Anyone know when the draw for the National finals stages is to be made
by David Pardoe
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 17692

Re: County Championship Consultation

It might just be that the problems that many have described are in fact the challenges of the competition.. ie., transport, getting players, finding suitable venues, etc.. As regards getting players, I think it helps for team captains to make an early start, say, at least 4 weeks before the match da...
by David Pardoe
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 17692

Re: County Championship Consultation

For those who have valid comments to improve the county events, there is space to record these. Maybe pass on comments to your ECF Rep...Bronze, Silver, Gold. There are some very good features of these competitions that deserve to be flagged up. All these events require a certain amount of hard work...
by David Pardoe
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Crewe Congress ..
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

Re: Crewe Congress ..

There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs in the area around Crewe.