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by Nick Grey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU website down
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Re: NCCU website down

Just because he has played for Guildford in 4Ncl does not mean he is eligible for Surrey.
Plays a lot up north so suggests that is fine.
Though excellent to see that Lancashire lost 3 matches & Bill lost his game too. :D
by Nick Grey
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1709

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

On my move. When I need to go to the gents. I will usually let my opponent know where I'm going. Will also ask if they will like a drink as I will buy one myself. If I have an obvious move I will interrupt first. Ask the same question. Breaks a lot of rules but that is the joy of league chess. It is...
by Nick Grey
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 76
Views: 3697

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Sport climbing in 2020 Olympics with baseball & softball back.
The French may want some local sport. I cannot imagine chess qualifying for the Olympics. Chess-boxing may work.
by Nick Grey
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 round FIDE weekenders?
Replies: 11
Views: 963

Re: 4 round FIDE weekenders?

Maybe Ok for sections of 16 & Jack's magic pairings. I'm really not bothered by pairing systems as a choice. It is the quality of those organising, public transport, when compared to my busy life. A third rd can be an issue & if I feel like it I will ask arbiter for a half point bye especially if my...
by Nick Grey
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 16090

Re: ECF Monthly Grading Consultation

Or a section for stopping others from abusing Surrey members?
by Nick Grey
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 16090

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

I think I will concentrate on a response to our board on ECF fees because there must be a must be a hidden cost pressure here. Those that play the most ought to pay for it. Some horrendous cliff edges in all systems. And young people in this country have nowhere near the mathematical skills of the f...
by Nick Grey
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2714

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

Let the Governance Committee deal with it. And the ECF.
I voted YES. Are there any other sponsorships out there for the England Chess Team?
by Nick Grey
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2714

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

JT I think you are morally dubious & your opinion of my answer is meaningless.
ECF ought to take the money to send a good team to play chess in the WCT. I voted YES.
It is up to ECF on it's stance. Why get involved in any US law debate.
I suggest you put a call to BATMAN.
by Nick Grey
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 116
Views: 6178

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Best wishes all. I hope that we have a nice day tomorrow. Lots of issues for those flying into Heathrow today - high winds.

Happens in other leagues too. A message that a team cannot play in Kingston on Monday but at least that gives our captain to speak to their captain at this weekend.
by Nick Grey
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: 1st Brainstormchess weekender 23-24 Feb + 11th Brainstormchess FIDE blitz

So wish I had more notice. It's 12 years I have been working for Kensington & Chelsea.

Best wishes to the organiser. +10 sec makes sense

Can I pull out of an away County match v Kent as Joint Captain?...………………..
by Nick Grey
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy
Replies: 26
Views: 2461

Re: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy

Parents pay for Junior selection?
by Nick Grey
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy
Replies: 26
Views: 2461

Re: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy

Thanks I expect the budget is the budget with help elsewhere. And you get there as quickly as possible. The future European budget ought to have Brexit considerations.
by Nick Grey
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In addition to...
Replies: 17
Views: 1291

Re: In addition to...

I think that a dubious draw offer should be rebuffed with you must be joking I am expecting you to resign. Many make the offer silently so ought to speak up!