Search found 44 matches

by Paul Douglass
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sean Hewitt resigns
Replies: 83
Views: 11047

Re: Sean Hewitt resigns

Nothing regarding your opinion of the post. I quoted it due to your link to the S&B blog.

It's just another post from Justin Horton criticising an organisation he's never been an officer of.
by Paul Douglass
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Sean Hewitt resigns
Replies: 83
Views: 11047

Re: Sean Hewitt resigns

Carl Hibbard wrote:
David Robertson wrote:Yes. That just about nails it.
Another good post here I have to say:

http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.c ... story.html
Justin Horton - Please remind me what position(s) he's held in the ECF or chess in general?
by Paul Douglass
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 23297

Re: Chess row in Cork

Said "victim" should have shut up. It transpires he is not whiter than white. With regards to the "suspected" cheat - lets hope it wasn't true. If so, a blanket ban from competitive chess is the only punishment. Punitive but fair. Why people cheat at this game is beyond me. Grading obsessed freaks ...
by Paul Douglass
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is this fair?
Replies: 88
Views: 5550

Re: Is this fair?

Your son didn't win a grading prize; get over it, stop bleating and playing the paranoid father. Applaud his performance and get on with your life. I think that's unfair. Anyone who thinks that they have suffered an injustice has a right to seek redress, or if not seek redress then at least complai...
by Paul Douglass
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess row in Cork
Replies: 217
Views: 23297

Re: Chess row in Cork

Said "victim" should have shut up. It transpires he is not whiter than white. With regards to the "suspected" cheat - lets hope it wasn't true. If so, a blanket ban from competitive chess is the only punishment. Punitive but fair. Why people cheat at this game is beyond me. Grading obsessed freaks i...
by Paul Douglass
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is this fair?
Replies: 88
Views: 5550

Re: Is this fair?

Is this fair? We recently played in the British Blitz tournament at Quinton. My son James scored 6.5. Being graded 149 I felt sure he was on course for the U160 grading prize as no-one with a similar grade was anywhere near him. Alas someone who scored 6 points had a better performance rating and w...
by Paul Douglass
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English language
Replies: 24
Views: 3065

Re: Another election

Fair play - forgot the quote - that's fine. On two occasions, a sentence was started without a capital letter. (A dash performs the same function as a full stop in this type of usage) But one missing quote out of a message isn't bad (there you go - I do know how to use quotes). Capital letter misse...
by Paul Douglass
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another election
Replies: 186
Views: 17191

Re: Another election

David Pardoe - Take a breather and stop worrying about this major injustice. Stockport will never be the same after these shocking allegations. Maybe we should get Newsnight in to investigate - nap - sorry they've a tribute to Stockport in the Christmas schedules. :-)
by Paul Douglass
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Up date on Peter A Williams
Replies: 30
Views: 5908

Re: Up date on Peter A Williams

Wow - I wish I was that good (just a lowly 163 I'm afraid!) - Never mind - well done to Peter (A) and his parents who are doing a great job! He's obviously leading a nice healthy teenage life. There's more to life than a mere chess existence - take more out of life than staring at those pieces on a ...
by Paul Douglass
Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English language
Replies: 24
Views: 3065

Re: Another election

Quote? I think you mean apostrophe. And again you've missed one in its . That's a fair point but I simply refer to it as quote (single quote ' or double quote "). As I stated in my previous posts, none us are perfect, but are you honestly stating that reading any of David Pardoe's posts is a pleasu...
by Paul Douglass
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English language
Replies: 24
Views: 3065

Re: Another election

If you don't like reading what somebody says, then why don't you censor them? If you really must persist in pulling people up on their standard of written English, at least learn to distinguish between its and it's. Otherwise you just look like a petty and childish fool. It's almost as bad as descr...
by Paul Douglass
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English language
Replies: 24
Views: 3065

The English language

Alan, I appreciate what you are saying regarding meetings, and they are often under severe time pressure to get through the business. However, individual members should be able to raise motions at these meetings, independantly of clubs. Sometimes a person may wish to raise a motion that his club mi...
by Paul Douglass
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another election
Replies: 186
Views: 17191

Re: Another election

I recognise your situation Alex. I think most chess captains and organisors face it every day. One of the problems I think is email itself as a medium. People now get so many emails that they tend to glance through them, and if something isnt urgent, many will simply put it to one side and forget i...
by Paul Douglass
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Free Speech
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Free Speech

All, I've been reading some of the typical posts from this forum recently ... mostly with horror and little surprise sadly. I was brought up with the old adage - "if you've nothing to good to say, then don't say anything at all" - why can't the likes of Justin Horton and his Streatham cronies just s...
by Paul Douglass
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Recovering from a bad run of form
Replies: 21
Views: 3481

Re: Recovering from a bad run of form

Hello Tom, In regards to your original question about improving your game/performance, I've recently entered my first Open at Scarborough and obtained 3/5. Loss in Rd 1/5 and wins in between. I should have gotten 3.5 but that's for another thread! I'm graded currently 163 which is no great shakes so...