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by David Pardoe
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2016-17
Replies: 24
Views: 2984

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: 2540

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: 2205

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: 22514

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: 533

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: 1996

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...
by David Pardoe
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2016 draw
Replies: 242
Views: 19721

Re: 2016 draw

You`re right to say that various gremlins have beset our chess scene.. What about one of Urmstons senior players taking on the County Captaincy.. You have some good players there, and I`m sure they could do a good job.. with the right support. There is a need to rebuild a contact list of players, bu...
by David Pardoe
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2016 draw
Replies: 242
Views: 19721

Re: 2016 draw

You`re right about Warrington John.. if a suitable venue could be found. As for volunteering to be Manchester captain.. I`ve done that on several occasions over the past 15 years or so, for both the Open and our U160 team. This forum is for discussion of ideas.. If you want Carl to set up a new `Vol...
by David Pardoe
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2016 draw
Replies: 242
Views: 19721

Re: 2016 draw

I share your concern Neil.. Too many people seem to look for reasons not to do things in chess. Its very easy to criticise any events, activities, or group initiatives.. as was demonstrated by the EU referendum. So easy for zillions to think of reasons why the EU was to blame for all societies ailes...
by David Pardoe
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Stockport Blitz 10th July
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Stockport Blitz 10th July

For those interested in Stockport Club activities, here`s an event they are running tomorrow...and its not too late to enter...!!! Turn up and play if you`re free....!! THE STOCKPORT BLITZ An afternoon tournament organised by Stockport Chess Club SUNDAY 10th JULY 2016 THE GUILDHALL 169 - 171 Welling...
by David Pardoe
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 29909

Re: EU referendum aftermath

Of course, David Cameron may have been mischief making; if the leader of the opposite party says he should go, that makes it less likely he will go and gives the Conservative Party an advantage in any election. Think sneaky! If this was npt such a serious matter, it would make a good comedy farce.....
by David Pardoe
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 29909

Re: EU referendum aftermath - Petition

See https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215 So far nearly 3.7 million signitures saying `think again Dick Whittington`.. But is Cameron just going to ignore these voices and throw up his hands and pass the poison chalice on to another. Boris in waiting.... what a prospect. And another Scotti...
by David Pardoe
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU referendum aftermath
Replies: 617
Views: 29909

Re: EU referendum aftermath

People have been completely hoodwinked by the `out ` campaign... and the media circus. Phases like `take back control` and `control immigration, and `make our own laws.. not be ruled by unelected Brussels beurocrats, etc sound great.. but this leap into the dark, based on a wafer thin majority vote,...
by David Pardoe
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2016 draw
Replies: 242
Views: 19721

Re: 2016 draw

May I respectfully suggest that the (mostly) three-way conversation about the situation in Manchester be carried out on a separate thread? It has nothing to do with the 2016 draw/results. In respect of Manchester competing in any Union competition whether NCCU or MCCU - this will not happen until y...
by David Pardoe
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2016 draw
Replies: 242
Views: 19721

Re: 2016 draw

Alan, I repeat... You have clearly missed the point of my original post... and not for the first time. You say that I got it wrong regarding the 2000`s. You couldnt even get it right on one match... and a match that you captained. You said that we were weak on bottom boards, and I had lost.... on bo...