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by Nick Grey
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5807

Re: July 2019 grades......

Paul, I was not expecting any JAN 2019 changes. Sorry. As for Surrey many of the changes seem to be +/- 1 - 2. So may affect teams and tournaments for some players. I am now of the view that ECF should not spend significant resources on any grading system whether monthly or six monthly. I would be h...
by Nick Grey
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3125
Views: 344167

Re: Media comments on chess

Midsomer Murders on ITV now. The Sicilian Defence. I've forgotten who did. Occasionally I want to play the Sicilian but forget to play 1...c5.
by Nick Grey
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5807

Re: July 2019 grades......

Brian. Thanks for the update. Best wishes to all. Nick
by Nick Grey
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 4463

Re: Handshakes

Shaking hands may be a British thing. Sometimes dropping hand, and putting thumb to the nose or making a loser sign may be better. 5 Point Palm Exploding Heart Trick may be a bit extreme. Kissing offered hand from a female may increase those taking up the game. Always best to wash hands frequently a...
by Nick Grey
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5807

Re: July 2019 grades......

it will be unusual to publish on a Saturday so I expect 30th.
by Nick Grey
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5807

Re: July 2019 grades......

When will the AUGUST revision be published?
by Nick Grey
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2428

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

I thought next year with no shunt on. Ask ECF not under grading system ?
by Nick Grey
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?

I hope they have got the duplicate Surrey league games out of the data. The leagues pass onto clubs with this years fees. Some clubs may not pass on. That is when may not pay until June and also when clubs own process is not compulsory registration. Let alone our league rules. Fines/taxes is irrelev...
by Nick Grey
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40577

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Am I the only person that finds it irresponsible that English chess has engaged with someone using the word Sniper for teaching chess to young people? That is with stop and search being implemented with weapons, drugs and mobiles that film crimes being confiscated and extend these powers into school...
by Nick Grey
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 40577

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

It has taken away something from other posts on this thread like young Michael Adams play. I'm all for doubling the fees to enter. Especially for those retired on pensions. Banning all internet. Going back fifty years to the odd demonstration board and participants being charged for any printed bull...
by Nick Grey
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5807

Re: July 2019 grades......

it will be on the August update which is one month after the July list.

You still have time to volunteer to help for the Jan/July 2020 list.
by Nick Grey
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5807

Re: July 2019 grades......

Mike thanks. Simple is best and graders do not get enough praise for their work. Well done to you and Matthew from me.
by Nick Grey
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 13455

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Good luck to Shaun and any forumnites playing or arbiting.
by Nick Grey
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5807

Re: July 2019 grades......

Paul, You know what club you play for.
Click on competitions...
e.g. Beaumont cup. click on the cell v Kingston, you lost with black on board 2.

in the lauder final you also lost with white on board 2 I lost with black on board 4.
The last game to finish went the full session.
by Nick Grey
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5807

Re: July 2019 grades......

Check yours on the Surrey League website. The results are only input once. I can be dangerous or awful with black or white.

Some oversights with black pieces on black squares on the dodgy lights at our club.

Mike is wanting to step away from grading so the Board will be looking to some volunteers.