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by Andrew Wainwright
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE
Replies: 101
Views: 12580

Re: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE

I think this idea is fantastic. I will guarantee right now that I will enter a team (Idle Knights) in this competition if it is set up with central venues with good transport links - e.g. Leeds/Bradford/Manchester/Sheffield and not Blackpool/Scarborough/Hull etc. I would also suggest this to White R...
by Andrew Wainwright
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do you do for a living
Replies: 46
Views: 4665

Re: What do you do for a living

I'm a commercial paralegal for a large electronics company, and in my spare time the reincarnation of Mikhail Tal (I wish!)
by Andrew Wainwright
Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: County Success - The White Rose Flies High
Replies: 60
Views: 5125

Re: County Success - The White Rose Flies High

Mark, out of interest what games/competitions do you refer to?

To be honest I have also found Jon to do a sterling job with the YCA grades and think its a real benefit to YCA league players to have a free grading system seperate from ECF grades.
by Andrew Wainwright
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: County Success - The White Rose Flies High
Replies: 60
Views: 5125

Re: County Success - The White Rose Flies High

Question: If someone in Yorkshire was willing to look at hosting a FIDE rated event in Yorkshire in 2010 (say in Leeds for example) then what would be required above and beyond what goes into organising any normal ECF rated congress? (Venue, arbiters, organising entries etc, etc) i.e. What are the a...
by Andrew Wainwright
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: County Success - The White Rose Flies High
Replies: 60
Views: 5125

County Success - The White Rose Flies High

I just wanted to congratulate the Yorkshire County Teams for their success this weekend. A fitting tribute to the strength in depth of the Yorkshire leagues. Yorkshire really is a great place to play chess with many strong evening leagues in Sheffield, York, Bradford, Leeds, Hull, Huddersfield and C...
by Andrew Wainwright
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arkell Simul at Idle Chess Club
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Arkell Simul at Idle Chess Club

Idle Chess Club in Bradford yesterday hosted an excellent simultaneous event with GM Keith Arkell. Keith played 20 players from a number of clubs in the Bradford & District Chess Association (BDCA) over a period of approx 3.5hours. The event was thoroughly enjoyable, played in good humour by all and...
by Andrew Wainwright
Thu May 28, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players playing above their sections in congresses
Replies: 36
Views: 3110

Re: Players playing above their sections in congresses

"This meant he was effectively paying £25 for 3 games." Matthew this point of view is dismissive to the point of insulting. Can a player who is graded 40points below his opponent not give him a reasonable game? Is this beyond the realms of possibility? Two of my club members recently played in the ...
by Andrew Wainwright
Wed May 27, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players playing above their sections in congresses
Replies: 36
Views: 3110

Re: Players playing above their sections in congresses

Who does it hurt if lower graded players decide to play in higher sections or Open Sections? I am a relatively low graded player but enjoy playing in Opens against strong opposition. I have never had anyone ask me if I am in the wrong section and think it is insulting to ask an opponent this questio...
by Andrew Wainwright
Wed May 27, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CONGRESSES, MORE OR LESS
Replies: 44
Views: 3831

Re: CONGRESSES, MORE OR LESS

Going back to David and Matthew's initial discussions about the number of congresses in the calendar in recent times and whether too many congresses is actually having a negative effect on Chess I can only disagree with any such proposition. Perhaps from the perspective of a professional trying to m...
by Andrew Wainwright
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Future of English Chess
Replies: 17
Views: 5294

Re: The Future of English Chess

Andrew I think what you are doing here is great and thoroughly support the ECF in taking this sort of positive forward thinking action. If you want to look at success stories in the organisation of mass sporting events throughout the UK then look no further than the business model of Goals Soccer Ce...
by Andrew Wainwright
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Titled Player Required for Simultaneous!
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Titled Player Required for Simultaneous!

Hi, As part of my clubs schedule of summer events I am looking to run a simultaneous tournament for a titled player to play against my club members and any visitors. We require a titled player for a Tuesday night at somepoint over the summer (date is negotiable dependant on availability). If there a...
by Andrew Wainwright
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Software
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Tournament Software

Hi All Does anyone know of any free online software that I could download which helps when running tournaments? Specifically the type that would do the draws etc for the competition controller? I stress the word free as if I have to pay then I will stick with the old fashioned method of written scor...
by Andrew Wainwright
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Summer "Openings" School
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Summer "Openings" School

Hi All I run a team in the Bradford & District Chess Association (Idle Chess Club, playing from Idle Working Mens Club - No Joke!) and our club is hosting a summer event over 5 weeks entitled "You dont have to be Idle!" the intention being to keep people playing during our close season as the league...
by Andrew Wainwright
Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????
Replies: 89
Views: 10270

Re: What did Martin Regan Do?????????????

Hello All As this is my first post on this forum I feel that I may be jumping in at the deep end here of a long standing debate that is far beyond my remit as a humble club player and captain. None the less here I go......... If Chess in this country is to progress and develop then we all agree it n...