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by Andrew Martin
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Master Chess Roadshow
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: The Master Chess Roadshow

Nigel’s Friday blog now up.
by Andrew Martin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Master Chess Roadshow
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: The Master Chess Roadshow

Monday blog now published.
by Andrew Martin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Master Chess Roadshow
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: The Master Chess Roadshow

The MCR now has a website, with weekly blog posts from GM Nigel Davies ( Friday) and IM Andrew Martin ( Monday).

You are most welcome to view our site:

https://masterchessroadshow.com/blog/
by Andrew Martin
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38490

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

I think a guarantee against loss is a good start, but without a sponsor one then has to accept lower prizes. There is no easy answer.

It is essential to attract our GMs to the tournament somehow, otherwise the Championship is devalued beyond recognition.
by Andrew Martin
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38490

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

It is rather tragic if we can’t offer even some sort of appearance fee to EVERY Grandmaster who wants to support the British Championship by playing in it. What would be the cost of staying in Torquay for the duration? The absolute minimum would be £500, including travel, accommodation, food etc and...
by Andrew Martin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Master Chess Roadshow
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

The Master Chess Roadshow

Revived after 25 years GM Nigel Davies, IM Andrew Martin and friends. Our first event back, a two day pre-British training camp for players of all ages and ability. 17/18 July 2019 One day or two possible. Great conditions for study. Many prizes for excellent work. Lunch included in the price. More ...
by Andrew Martin
Sat May 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10362

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Thanks Charlie. 66 today opening the batting, so well satisfied with that. Calf muscles rather stiff. A birthday treat nevertheless.

Good luck in Mallorca!


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eTh1-8acIoQ
by Andrew Martin
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 6055

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

Below an email that I sent to everyone involved with the Academy in October 2018, including the CEO, Malcolm, Traci, Christelle, all the tremendous coaches etc. I said those things because I genuinely believed them and I think they were true. What just happened? All, We are coming to the end of our ...
by Andrew Martin
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF National Schools Girls’ Finals 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 558

The ECF National Schools Girls’ Finals 2019

The championships took place at St Catherine’s School in Bramley on 6/7 April. An outstanding weekend. A friendly atmosphere. Final results may be found here: http://chess-results.com/fed.aspx?lan=1&fed=ENG Thanks to Julian Clissold, arbiter, the Hampshire Junior Chess Association for loan of equipm...
by Andrew Martin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 3398

Re: The ECF Academy tender

I asked to see it. This was no attempt to gain any advantage. Is it unreasonable for the 'Head' of the Academy to see a document before publication that could seriously affect the future of the project? Maybe a bit more discussion and consultation with the extremely well-qualified coaching staff wou...
by Andrew Martin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 3398

Re: The ECF Academy tender

Believe me, I have a great deal of sympathy for the last comment.
by Andrew Martin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 3398

Re: The ECF Academy tender

A new position of ‘ ECF Slave’ would have to be created for anyone wishing to take up the terms of this tender as it is currently written. If you like that sort of thing, go for it.
by Andrew Martin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 3398

Re: The ECF Academy tender

It’s a terrible deal for the applicant as it stands.
by Andrew Martin
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The ECF Academy tender
Replies: 38
Views: 3398

The ECF Academy tender

It has become possible to bid for the ECF Academy:

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-cont ... -final.doc

I have viewed the document above for the first time this morning. Does anyone have any opinions on this development?