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by David Pardoe
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 10687

Re: County Championship Finals

Shame if true..
Both counties are capable of putting out good teams.
Maybe celebration matches like the one v Liverpool recently will be the norm for our top players.
Certainly I see merit in the OPEN team playing at least one competitive match prior to the National stages.
by David Pardoe
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 10687

Re: County Championship Finals

The chess calendar is quite full most of the time, so you`re going to have to get stuck in regardless.
I see your match with Liverpool went well. Have you any results and score details you can post here..
by David Pardoe
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 10687

Re: County Championship Finals

It might be worth contacting Ray Dolan to see if he could sort something. It would certainly be good if Alan Walton had some kind of challenge match prior to seeking the nomination for the vacant OPEN team place in the National stages in December. I can see no good reason to leave the OPEN place unf...
by David Pardoe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 10687

Re: County Championship Finals

John, This thing you`ve got about only wanting to play Yorks and Lancs at Bradford or Heywood seems a little narrow to me. Travelling to Newcastle-u-lyne or Holmes Chapel is just as straight forward, I think... and they offer good venues in both sites. As a point.. I`ve asked Peter Sherlock about GM...
by David Pardoe
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The White Horse club of manchester (then known as Withington Peoples club)
Replies: 28
Views: 2764

Re: The White Horse club of manchester (then known as Withington Peoples club)

I think the People`s club just lost members and disbanded. Some of the players joined other local clubs like Chorlton and Stockport. There is no doubt room for another chess club in Withington area if a volunteer can be found to run it. There used to be a very good club which met at Manchester Bridg...
by David Pardoe
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 10687

Re: County Championship Finals

We are in..just beat the entry deadline!
Myself and David Kiermen will be running the team.
First match is on Sat, Nov 4th, start at 1pm tbc.. Newcastle Bridge club.
Let us know if you can play... its against Notts...
by David Pardoe
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchesters 200th celerations...
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Manchesters 200th celerations...

A 25 board match is to be played this Sunday in Manchester v Liverpool + a junior match starting at 1pm..
All are welcome to attend and full details are on the MCF website..
Apparently Manchester were the first chess club in England, initially formed 200 years ago.
by David Pardoe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 10687

Re: County Championship Finals

Alan, I`m not sure what problems you had with my post, but I`ll try to deal with any specific points you raise.. Firstly.. lets realise that the County Qualifying competitions are catering for a wide range of teams of every strength group, its not just about the Open competition. I`d urge many count...
by David Pardoe
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 10687

Re: County Championship Finals

Maybe the NCCU constitution needs to be amended to recognise why the GM County came into being.. Namely to facilitate the playing of county chess at all levels by more players and teams. At the time there was ample scope to accommodate an additional set of teams in county competitions in the North.....
by David Pardoe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Motions
Replies: 127
Views: 8302

Re: Motions

Firstly, can I just say that, as a former county captain, having played county chess for several counties going back a few years, this format of chess is an excellent part of our chess calendar. Our first job is to recognise the place this has and the many aspirations it satisfies. We play to win, a...
by David Pardoe
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2016-17 - graded sections
Replies: 30
Views: 4873

Re: Counties Championship 2016-17 - graded sections

Saturdays U160 County match was a typical keenly fought battle, played at the Newcastle-U-Lyme Bridge club... a very pleasant neutral venue.
The best team on the day won.. so well done to Warks and good luck in your future matches.
by David Pardoe
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM
Replies: 103
Views: 10554

Re: ECF October 2016 – Minutes of AGM

It looks like a lot of squabbling going on here about ECF actions.. minutes, etc. As regards the Minutes of the recent ECF AGM... I`d rather wait and see these published in good order than have them rushed out to pander to a few bickering buffoons. Remember, the ECF is manned largely by unpaid amate...
by David Pardoe
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2016-17
Replies: 284
Views: 23322

Re: Div 3 North 2016-17

The pairing system has been announced for Division Three North - from Round Five (ie Week 3) it's a Seeded Swiss. The pairing system for Rounds 1-4 is described as follows:- The pairing process for Divisions 3n and 4s Rounds 1 and 2 Rank the existing teams by 4NCL order from the previous season. Se...
by David Pardoe
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Crewe Congress results..
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: Crewe Congress results..

Click on `final ranking cross tables` for full details..!! :)
You might even find an element of `murder and mystery` in some results....but hopefully all enjoyed the w/e chessing..
by David Pardoe
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Crewe Congress results..
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Crewe Congress results..

See http://www.chess-results.com/tnr242748. ... t=0&wi=821
Quite a decent showing for this first event..!