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by David Pardoe
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2016-17
Replies: 284
Views: 23322

Re: Div 3 North 2016-17

Hopefully some teams can muster a bit more support and enter at least one or more teams.. Cheddleton.... surely they can do it....even with a weaker team, it would still be good match experience. Same goes for SOA... a third team from them would be great and help to liven up proceedings...if not, an...
by David Pardoe
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Death of League Chess?
Replies: 119
Views: 13568

Re: The Death of League Chess?

The title of this thread is somewhat curious...? Is not the 4NCL a league....and surely not dead. Maybe in need of a lick of paint, or a few tweeks and upgrades/enhancements.. So too, the more basic traditional formats, which provide hours of `entertainment and challenge` for our players. Yes, I`m s...
by David Pardoe
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Death of League Chess?
Replies: 119
Views: 13568

Re: The Death of League Chess?

I notice that Manchester lost its long standing webmaster in July.. Not sure who the new organiser is, but there doesn't seem to be much news coming through the website just now.. I presume that normal contacts with clubs and secretaries/league captains has continued. I know of at least one club tha...
by David Pardoe
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Is there any code of conduct for the Players laid out by the ECF?
Replies: 29
Views: 3021

Re: Is there any code of conduct for the Players laid out by the ECF?

The guidelines are there.... players should at all times act in a reasonable and good sporting manner. Question is... what if they don't...and it happens. Take a league match situation.. you`re half way through the game, running down on the clock. The game is entering a tricky phase. Your opponent t...
by David Pardoe
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2016-17
Replies: 284
Views: 23322

Re: Div 3 North 2016-17

Thanks Mike... your comments are noted.. The challenges of the chess world...and trying to please chess players..?!? If we could encourage greater room take-up and greater use of the hotel facilities.. meals, drinks etc., then our value to these hotels might improve.. What numbers are we talking her...
by David Pardoe
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Chess vs 4NCL
Replies: 44
Views: 5538

Re: County Chess vs 4NCL

Joey, You have been around the county scene for a while, doing good deeds, and flying the flag for Warks.. Yes, you`re right to say that county chess has its challenges.. as does many of the other `flavours`. Not least, because of competing needs on our time. Today, for instance, I went to see the M...
by David Pardoe
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Paignton Congress
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Re: Paignton Congress

PS... And its still not too late if you want to play in the 5 day Morning events, which start tomorrow..!!
by David Pardoe
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Chess vs 4NCL
Replies: 44
Views: 5538

Re: County Chess vs 4NCL

As has been said... its not a good idea to compare County chess and 4NCL. Both can provide very good chessing days out and cater for different tastes/requirements. Yes, sometimes county venues can be cheap and cheerful, but they certainly don't need to be. Many players who play league chess put up w...
by David Pardoe
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Paignton Congress
Replies: 3
Views: 1121

Paignton Congress

This again kicks off this Sunday at Torquay.. A really good congress, which for many years was held at the exquisite Oldway Mansion in Paignton, but had to be moved due to renovations. Well worth a late Summer break to visit this event if you`re looking for a late getaway. See the ECF calendar for m...
by David Pardoe
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2016-17
Replies: 24
Views: 3160

Re: County teams 2016-17

Neil.. Your full comment from the MCCU 2016 AGM thread was as follows.. "The final date for entry into the MCCU stages of the Counties Championship is just coming up (August 30th). The Leicestershire CA website says that they won't be entering an U160 or U140 team unless they can find a captain. It ...
by David Pardoe
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Yearbook
Replies: 28
Views: 2597

Re: ECF Yearbook

Two points come to mind.. What are the main deficiencies and what additional content could be added to make this a more useful reference work. How could the messages be got out to our main chess bodies to encourage better and more active support. Also, I`m in favour of any major hard copy work that ...
by David Pardoe
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Server Abuse
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: Server Abuse

I`ve played on Gameknot, who run some good events starting each month, which can run for months. Each qualifier goes through to the next round, and usually the players are grouped in units of 4 or 5 players, in an all play all section. The winner of each section goes through to the next round. Usual...
by David Pardoe
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2016-17
Replies: 284
Views: 23322

Re: Div 3 North 2016-17

Not sure about that Martin... Manchester has loads of players in the squad, I believe. Its problem is it probably needs another team to accommodate all the players. This would need an additional captain, because running four teams is too much for one man. If that was to happen, it might be good to s...
by David Pardoe
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The MCCU Congress - 13th - 14th AUg.
Replies: 1
Views: 543

The MCCU Congress - 13th - 14th AUg.

I have the following message from Ray Dolan.. MCCU CEO contact sunshine.dolan@gmail.com Dear Friends. Its not too late to enter the MCCU Congress. This event will be Opened By Mayor of Walsall Councillor Kath Phillips. Kindest regards Ray Here`s some further details from the MCCU website.. VENUE Rye...
by David Pardoe
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU AGM Sat 25 June 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: MCCU AGM Sat 25 June 2016

Impossible for me to do the job, (I work on Saturdays) but it still remains true that I would like to see an active Staffordshire under 100 team, and if there is anything that I can do to make that possible I will help. David - in order to "do the job" you don't have to be there. The bulk of the ad...