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by Richard James
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and schools
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Re: Chess and schools

Here's the full report on the EEF/CSC project.
by Richard James
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: UTU/Tournament Director problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3257

Re: UTU/Tournament Director problem

First of all, I'm aware that there are two records in the grading list with non-standard characters in the name field, which I have to edit manually before installation (I was responsible for one of these myself!). I have no problem importing - without any manual edits - the latest (June 2016) grad...
by Richard James
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: UTU/Tournament Director problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3257

Re: UTU/Tournament Director problem

Yes, I'm using the ECF Master List, the latest version downloaded from the SCCU website. I receive regular emails from Richard Haddrell instructing me to do this.
by Richard James
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: UTU/Tournament Director problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3257

Re: UTU/Tournament Director problem

I'd sent an email to Neil as well (he hasn't replied yet) but thought I might get a quicker reply here.
by Richard James
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: UTU/Tournament Director problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3257

Re: UTU/Tournament Director problem

I think I've now managed to install it by deleting the ages for anyone born before 1930. I hope no one over the age of 85 will take part in any Richmond Junior Club events.
by Richard James
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: UTU/Tournament Director problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3257

Re: UTU/Tournament Director problem

I deleted the DOB for Mr Adams, who, I guess, is unlikely to play in future Richmond Rapidplays, and still less likely to play in Richmond Junior events, and got another error from someone born in 1924. I'm not sure how far I'm going to have to go until I get it to work.
by Richard James
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: UTU/Tournament Director problem
Replies: 17
Views: 3257

UTU/Tournament Director problem

I wonder if anyone can help me. I'm trying to install the current ECF grading list into UTU Swiss/Tournament Director in order to submit some results for grading. First of all, I'm aware that there are two records in the grading list with non-standard characters in the name field, which I have to ed...
by Richard James
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Surrey Junior Chess Association?
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: Surrey Junior Chess Association?

There's also Richmond Junior Club, although it currently meets in Middlesex. Your players would also be very welcome to attend our Rapidplays, Holiday Chess Camps etc..
by Richard James
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player of the Year
Replies: 51
Views: 6436

Re: Player of the Year

I haven't received the email, nor have I ever received the new emailed newsletter.

It seems the ECF don't have my email address.
by Richard James
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 44617

Re: Chess history trivia

And here is a 1983 letter to the Spectator from a later Selous, recounting some of the family history in Camden: The Selous Story - 15 JULY 1983, Page 19 I wonder if the current Andrew Selous (Conservative MP) is from that family? The MP's father appears to be Gerald M B Selous, who is quite likely...
by Richard James
Sun May 22, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament play and 'so-called bio-rhythms'
Replies: 21
Views: 1814

Re: Tournament play and 'so-called bio-rhythms'

There is at least one British school for teenagers that starts lessons in the afternoon because the biorhythms of the students favour that. It is well-known that teenagers are late-sleepers. Yes, Hampton Court House. I'm their chess consultant, and have been since the school opened. I'm currently t...
by Richard James
Tue May 10, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3246
Views: 355944

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:Is that a media comment?
If you consider the EC Forum to be 'media' it is now! Perhaps it should be in a separate thread, though.
by Richard James
Tue May 10, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3246
Views: 355944

Re: Media comments on chess

NETTE ROBINSON'S MUSIC & CHESS 6 May at the Cafe Posk, King Street W6. Nette's group consisted of her on vocals; Dominic Ashworth guitar; Anty Trim drumes, Tony Wood sax and GM Danny King bass. They played a number of jazz numbers. Alongside it there was a blitz tournament. During the interval of t...
by Richard James
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: R K Leather and Myer Kaizer of Liverpool Chess Club
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Re: R K Leather of Liverpool Chess Club

Leather was also married - to Amelia Hensley Foster. The marriage was registered in Newton Abbot in Q3 1892. I can't find any records of children from this marriage, though. It appears that Amelia was born in 1848, making her 16 years older than her husband. She died in Ringmore, Teignmouth, Devon (...