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by Nick Grey
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 604
Views: 53442

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

Mike ought to have got engagement from parents or self employees of his own business. This is not to make light of those self-employees going into schools for this or any activity. Of course they will check the relevant parts especially self-employment/insurance before putting through their books. T...
by Nick Grey
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 604
Views: 53442

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

Teacher's have contracts that are not for others to vary (only Governors & Trustees). Pretty much been unlawful for 20 years. So it saves nothing. Similarly trying to put VAT through schools is unlawful too. Then again it has been my job for last 9-10 years which is also changing & picking up this f...
by Nick Grey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Millionaire Chess 6-10 October 2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3876

Re: Millionaire Chess 6-10 October 2016

Who won?
by Nick Grey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Tellers
Replies: 25
Views: 3021

Re: Tellers

Ought to get this one back on track. I'm sure there will be enough attendees that Council/ECF can have tellers that can count. If you wanted to make your motions via your representatives you ought to have done so by now. Not sure why anyone is bringing up ancient history or even recent history. I ho...
by Nick Grey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 Extra squares to be added to the chess board. Knights only
Replies: 21
Views: 1742

Re: 4 Extra squares to be added to the chess board. Knights only

Pocket Knights is more fun. Pointless having this suggestion of a variant. This is the sort of thing that messes up having the right number of pieces for a normal game of chess.

The star trek variant may get some mileage if went with Big Bang Theory as has rock, scissors, paper.
by Nick Grey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 604
Views: 53442

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

"Least possible work for teachers". That is none of Mike's business. It is Governors or trustees. Whether local authority, academy, or private schools. Qualification of EFAs accounts mainly on academy programme - & plenty of examples of inappropriate commercial activities. Nice programme on 5live on...
by Nick Grey
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: IoM International 1-9 October 2016
Replies: 64
Views: 8173

Re: IoM International 1-9 October 2016

Nice to see Alan doing well. 2 years ago Sept at CCF I got the downfloat & thought it odd that I got the strongest player in the tournament. We had a good game - close but no win for me. He was not playing well lost another game. Yet in October at Isle of Mann he had a fantastic result. Hope he gets...
by Nick Grey
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Haddrell
Replies: 36
Views: 7193

Re: Richard Haddrell

We will miss him. His advice to me - leagues ought not to combine secretary & grader functions as they require different skill sets. I said Richard you do an awful lot yourself other than grading. Very helpful. I spoke to him at my last input to the August List to talk about his health & for him to ...
by Nick Grey
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inordinate length of time at a club
Replies: 30
Views: 4335

Re: Inordinate length of time at a club

Kevin congratulations on your half century. We hope that Redhill win their Alexander Cup match next week when Kingston then get the chance to play you in the next round. We can then try to pair you against our longest serving player, Ken Inwood. It gives me a chance to talk to him on how long again....
by Nick Grey
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Safeguarding Children Policy
Replies: 24
Views: 3393

Re: ECF Safeguarding Children Policy

This my well be why many clubs have not signed up especially where we have no juniors.
by Nick Grey
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When do you resign?
Replies: 30
Views: 2933

Re: When do you resign?

Joshua it is contextual. 30 years ago 45 minutes into a 3 hour time control match I dropped a piece on top of my Benko Gambit pawn. At the time control I had a winning material advantage. My opponent said if I was a gentleman I ought to have resigned earlier. I said yes but I do not like drinking al...
by Nick Grey
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mark Dvoretsky
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Mark Dvoretsky

RIP Mark. The English translations of his books, & changes were helpful for players at my level. Astonishing as per Jonathan.
by Nick Grey
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claims by C.J. de Mooi
Replies: 132
Views: 15600

Re: Claims by C.J. de Mooi

He was at Kingston Chess Club for a few weeks. Not sure when. My memory not quite the same as it was.
by Nick Grey
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claims by C.J. de Mooi
Replies: 132
Views: 15600

Re: Claims by C.J. de Mooi

Mobile phones were not tracking devices in 1988. As for blunt instrument could it be a large analogue mobile phone?