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by Andy McCulloch
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Was there a closer league finish this season?
Replies: 9
Views: 1587

Re: Was there a closer league finish this season?

Dumbarton and District Division 2 played won drew lost pts boards Giffnock 7 4 0 3 8 17.5 Concord 7 3 2 2 8 15 Bearsden 7 4 0 3 8 14 Paisley 7 4 0 3 8 13.5 Quite a small division, only eight teams of four boards, but oh so close.
by Andy McCulloch
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals
Replies: 75
Views: 15005

Re: Semi finals

I have this awful feeling that if the player in question had been played on a board commensurate with his ECF grading, there would have been an appeal that he was not played on a board commensurate with his 'known' strength, i.e. his Yorkshire grade.
by Andy McCulloch
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: chesscafe.com
Replies: 45
Views: 12867

Re: chesscafe.com

Articles from the archive cost 99 cents each.
by Andy McCulloch
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The British itself!
Replies: 704
Views: 37634

Re: The British itself!

I thought Andrew Martin said they were locking the commentary room. Seems that they forgot.
by Andy McCulloch
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 10217

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Please look up the cost, and inconvenience, of re-introducing trams in Edinburgh. A salutary story.
by Andy McCulloch
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 10217

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Do you really think so? To be honest I don't think you can rebut any such argument, but I would rather the statement about nudging cyclists had not been made. You seem to think that cyclists are angels who can do no wrong. I no longer drive, I can't afford to run a car. When I did drive, as an ex-mo...
by Andy McCulloch
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pawn promotion question
Replies: 37
Views: 4132

Re: Pawn promotion question

A couple of seasons ago I convinced my club of the need to renew our chess sets which were rather mismatched. We purchased sets with two queens of each colour. The sets are a big improvement. Much to my surprise, I find myself having to sort out the sets quite often, because some players dislike hav...
by Andy McCulloch
Tue May 20, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Replies: 26
Views: 3618

Re: NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jack [I think he means Mr Rudd - let's have some respect] - thank you. Can you explain why this post needs to be filled now rather than wait six months until Council can make the appoinment. Isn't that going to happen anyway, Mr Melson? Mr Melson, It is surely not a choice between Council and Execu...
by Andy McCulloch
Tue May 13, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poor Sportsmanship
Replies: 253
Views: 20376

Re: Poor Sportsmanship

By any chance does she claim a medical condition forces her to use one hand for the pieces and the other for the clock?
by Andy McCulloch
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes
Replies: 565
Views: 56092

Re: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes

You're right about 'deposit'. Both that it is often refundable, and that in the Agreement it is not stated how or why it would be refunded. This is because the 'deposit' was added after the Presidential Board approved the Agreement as a sop to Ilya Levitov, Executive Director of the Russian Chess F...
by Andy McCulloch
Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Changes in FIDE rules
Replies: 16
Views: 4649

Re: Changes in FIDE rules

Not a particularly new rule now. If you did not know that rule existed isn't it about time you actually read the rules?

The definitive set are available on the FIDE website http://www.fide.com/ . In section E of the handbook under FIDE.
by Andy McCulloch
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Request to temporarily suspend the forum
Replies: 35
Views: 3588

Re: Request to temporarily suspend the forum

Neville, I don't see any sour grapes in Geoff''s post, why would there be, he is English after all.
by Andy McCulloch
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A possible record established?
Replies: 21
Views: 2229

Re: A possible record established?

A couple of years ago I persuaded three of my four offspring to join me in a Glasgow division 4 League fixture. I had to promise a number of incentives for them, just to enable me to state that I had fielded a complete family team. Sadly the opposition, a Hamilton team. defaulted the match entirely.
by Andy McCulloch
Tue May 28, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New laws of chess 1st July 2013 (now 1st July 2014)
Replies: 165
Views: 12877

Re: New laws of chess 1st July 2013

All of them?
by Andy McCulloch
Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV (Warning: X Factor)
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: Chess on TV (Warning: X Factor)

David, are you sure the board is the right way round? All the white pieces on the kingside and the black pieces on the queenside? Very peculiar position.