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by Mick Norris
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 6751

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

round 2 pairings with 3Cs promoted to 45th seeds

Dublin get the bye
by Mick Norris
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 6751

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Chris Rice wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:06 am
IM Bates, R. A. 2374 - GM Vitiugov, N. 2709
Good to see Vitiugov is intimated by Richard's preparation in the main lines.
And Svidler is avoiding Richard completely :wink:
by Mick Norris
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 6751

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Tough start for Richard Bates and his teammates Whatever the discussions in Batumi about how to handle odd numbers in Swiss systems, they are still giving the bye to the lowest ranked team, in this case one of the Irish teams. Of the British teams, only Wood Green in the top half, just. I'd have th...
by Mick Norris
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018
Replies: 127
Views: 6751

Re: European Club Cup 11-19 October 2018

Tough start for Richard Bates and his teammates
by Mick Norris
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2521
Views: 276928

Re: Media comments on chess

I gather there's chess featured in 1 of the routines on Strictly this Saturday; Pasha plays (he's Russian) but his partner Ashley doesn't (she's American, Pussycat Dolls)
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4032

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

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:40 pm
I wonder who's behind that Bolton & Worsley team? Could easily be OK, probably not likely to be too strong.
Paul Doherty
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2814

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

No problem Bob, it would be better if many gold members responded, whatever their views are, even if only to thank Ben & Roger for their efforts
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2521
Views: 276928

Re: Media comments on chess

Liverpool and England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is keen to get more young people interested in playing chess
This would be great, and if Trent and Magnus have helped then good for them
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2814

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

Agree with that Roger

I'll be explaining to the Gold reps another reason to not vote for Tim
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 247
Views: 12359

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Those rushing to criticise Malcolm Pein in the wake of the FIDE elections seem to have forgotten his unparalleled track record in bringing sponsorship and investment into English chess. How much sponsorship for the national teams has been received in 2017 and 2018? Is it nil for 2018 or am I readin...
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ecf Silver member letter
Replies: 72
Views: 2814

Re: Ecf Silver member letter

received today Dear Gold Member, The Annual General Meeting of the English Chess Federation will be held on Saturday 13 October in Birmingham. There are two main items on the agenda: 1. election or re-election of Directors; and 2. proposed future strategy of the ECF and its implications for budgets ...
by Mick Norris
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4032

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

Now there are 14 teams 1 3Cs 2 2 Bolton and Worsley 3 Bradford DCA Knights B 4 Bradford DCA Knights C 5 Cheddleton 2 6 Holmes Chapel 7 Jorvik 8 Manchester Manticores 2 9 Manchester Manticores 3 10 Manchester Manticores 4 11 Manx Liberty 2 12 Shropshire 1 13 Spirit of Atticus B 14 White Rose 2
by Mick Norris
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: DIV 3 North..more teams wanted..
Replies: 39
Views: 4032

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

I'm told we have too many players to go down to 3 teams, so will be sticking with 4, but there's a possibility of a 14th team joining (which would at least avoid the triangular matches, albeit not solve the pairing problems much) I don't think mandation would work; as said before, unless the venues ...
by Mick Norris
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 247
Views: 12359

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Not that anyone's really noticed, but the position of England's FIDE delegate is up for re-election. There is only one named candidate. I'd imagine that none of the above won't be voteless, but that Malcolm will get re-elected comfortably If he doesn't, not sure who would be a likely alternative; t...