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by Reg Clucas
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Venues
Replies: 13
Views: 1840

Re: Venues

A couple of years ago a club in our league had to move at short notice because their landlord hadn't paid the electricity bill, so the power was cut off.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 25787

Re: British Championship 2018

A good news and bad news sort of post. Shreyas Royal (on FB) on his Major Open experience: "If you have a passion and courage then nothing else matters ,you will be successful ! It was my last British Chess Championship and I’m happy with my excellent performance gained 149 Elo’s ( 2115) which beco...
by Reg Clucas
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Pop Up Chess Book
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: A Pop Up Chess Book

You just need a wizard's hat to go with your conjurer's shirt!
by Reg Clucas
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2796
Views: 299710

Re: Media comments on chess

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:54 pm
The Boodles Advert Stewart mentioned.

The board may be the right way round, but it appears White must have under-promoted one of her pawns to a Bishop!
by Reg Clucas
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 37
Views: 3760

Re: Rebranding

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Could someone preserve somewhere the old logo?
Anyone can. Just go to the grading database website, right click the logo and save it on your computer.
by Reg Clucas
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2796
Views: 299710

Re: Media comments on chess

Commentator at last night's Russia v Egypt World Cup match - "This has become a chess match in the home town of Boris Spassky - remember him?"
by Reg Clucas
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: English Women's Championship 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 4365

English Women's Championship 2018

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/the-201 ... pionships/

Hopefully in the actual event the boards will be the right way round!
by Reg Clucas
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 101
Views: 8250

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:55 pm
I've now qualified for it twice in about 50 years, so I'm just happy to be there, as it is a real achievement.
I agree (and congratulations, by the way). The kudos of qualifying outweighs any cash prize - there are congresses nearly every weekend for those who want to win money.
by Reg Clucas
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British championship grading sections in the main event
Replies: 101
Views: 8250

Re: British championship grading sections in the main event

These prizes are for the main championship, which is not an 'open section' - so I guess the rationale is that they don't expect many people with ratings <2051 to qualify.
by Reg Clucas
Fri May 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Longueurs at tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: Longueurs at tournaments

Definitely a walk or exercise of some kind. In fact I find it more of a worry that I won't have enough time between rounds for this.
by Reg Clucas
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 22978

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Adult Silver members are currently paying a total of over £16000 more than they would if they were Bronze members. I would like to know whether this represents the true additional cost of grading congresses. Though I acknowledge that this is not the only criterion by which the NCCU proposal should b...
by Reg Clucas
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2796
Views: 299710

Re: Media comments on chess

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:11 pm
The UK only has four pieces
Maybe it represents the state of the parties at Agincourt! But will the result be the same?
by Reg Clucas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
Replies: 78
Views: 6283

Re: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?

USA, Canada or Australia are not in EU. Chess is the sport in Slovakia. It could be a language thing. Maybe the word "Sport" in Slovakia has a slightly different meaning than in English, which would allow it to encompass chess without anyone raising an eyebrow. But for many people in English speaki...
by Reg Clucas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 7550

Re: Tournament Structures

Yes it would mean that (most) players wouldn't know in advance whether they were going to be in the top, middle or bottom of a section (and thus to be able to reliably assess their chance of winning a prize) but I think this is a good thing. I appreciate it would be unpopular with those seeking a r...
by Reg Clucas
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Notations
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Notations

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Generally speaking that doesn't happen, no.
Though I remember a thread on this forum some time ago in which it was suggested that it should!