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by Andrew Martin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Master Chess Roadshow
Replies: 27
Views: 3682

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: 12287

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: 7151

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: 896

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: 3967

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: 3967

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: 3967

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: 3967

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: 3967

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?
by Andrew Martin
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Arafat Gambit
Replies: 33
Views: 2974

Re: Arafat Gambit

If I was Mr Arafat I wouldn’t be in any hurry to have my name pinned to this opening.
by Andrew Martin
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The South of England Junior Congress 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Re: The South of England Junior Congress 2019

You are right. Another box we can tick next year, along with fully computerised pairings.
by Andrew Martin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The South of England Junior Congress 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Re: The South of England Junior Congress 2019

A full set of crosstables is now available at our website


https://www.southofenglandjunior.com


We hope you enjoyed the weekend.
by Andrew Martin
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The South of England Junior Congress 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2441

Re: The South of England Junior Congress 2019

Now that numbers have firmed up, there may be a possibility that we can take a limited number of extra entries.

Please enquire to: amy@southofenglandjunior.com for the latest situation.

Andrew
by Andrew Martin
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Steve Berry
Replies: 30
Views: 5143

Re: Steve Berry

A tough, original and respected opponent. RIP Steve.