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by PeterFarr
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Possible Voting Reform
Replies: 82
Views: 6769

Re: Possible Voting Reform

Speaking personally, and not that it matters, as one ECF member out of x thousand, but I might very well agree with Chris's views on omov if I knew more about what they were. I would guess that it's the elective dictatorship or monarchy model. You have, at least on paper, direct elections for Direc...
by PeterFarr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Possible Voting Reform
Replies: 82
Views: 6769

Re: Possible Voting Reform

it is actually an ill informed talking shop of the self appointed. If you want to establish a consensus about voting reform, why is having views expressed in public not a good thing? Indeed. Speaking personally, and not that it matters, as one ECF member out of x thousand, but I might very well agr...
by PeterFarr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Possible Voting Reform
Replies: 82
Views: 6769

Re: Possible Voting Reform

My proposals were and are designed for proper consideration in serious places and not intended for an Internet gossipfest and I have recently discussed them again with Board representatives but are therefore not for such a trivial place as this Your views fit excellently with a desire to move towar...
by PeterFarr
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Possible Voting Reform
Replies: 82
Views: 6769

Re: Possible Voting Reform

My proposals were and are designed for proper consideration in serious places and not intended for an Internet gossipfest and I have recently discussed them again with Board representatives but are therefore not for such a trivial place as this Your views fit excellently with a desire to move towar...
by PeterFarr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Low graded players teaching chess
Replies: 46
Views: 3721

Re: Low graded players teaching chess

Mick Norris wrote:Yes, I have heard about the problems; must be a nightmare

The only trains that work properly round here are nothing to do with the Government of course East Lancs
Ooh rail ale trail - great combination :-)
by PeterFarr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Low graded players teaching chess
Replies: 46
Views: 3721

Re: Low graded players teaching chess

there is evidence of masses more money per head being spent in the south east on transport than in the north I wouldn't repeat that in Sussex or Surrey if I were you, as the transport infrastructure has largely ceased to function in the last year 6 times more per head in London Bus carriages on tra...
by PeterFarr
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Low graded players teaching chess
Replies: 46
Views: 3721

Re: Low graded players teaching chess

there is evidence of masses more money per head being spent in the south east on transport than in the north I wouldn't repeat that in Sussex or Surrey if I were you, as the transport infrastructure has largely ceased to function in the last year. Agree on education though - wealthier areas tend to...
by PeterFarr
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November
Replies: 567
Views: 33615

Re: WC Match 2016 - New York 10-30 November

NickFaulks wrote:6-6 but closer than the score indicates.
:D
by PeterFarr
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Predictions
Replies: 43
Views: 2271

Re: World Championship Predictions

Ah, Paul Cooksey too good for me!
by PeterFarr
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Championship Predictions
Replies: 43
Views: 2271

Re: World Championship Predictions

Karjakin has beaten him just once in 20 games. I used the same thinking to predict the outcome of a match in 1972 Just out of interest - which world championship contestants have met each other most before their match, and which the least? I guess you might want to exclude games between the two pla...
by PeterFarr
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 47634

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

ps Another change starts this school year - the new GCSEs in Maths and English will be graded from 9 (top) to 1 (bottom). This is the reverse order of the old O levels. Satire being dead, I assume this is actually true. Were McKinsey paid £20m of our money to think up this one? Yes it's true, but s...
by PeterFarr
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 47634

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

NickFaulks wrote:I sometimes wonder whether all the homework and pressure is not so much a part of proper education as an alternative to it.
That's what my two teenagers seem to think - though I guess they are biased.
by PeterFarr
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 47634

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

It eventually became too difficult, though, because of increasing academic pressures. I'm sure that's true, but this constant refrain drives me mad. When I was at school, at what would nowadays be considered a "crammer", I'm sure we worked quite hard, but certainly not to the point of excluding che...
by PeterFarr
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4169

Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Over a third were state schools: 31 independent, 13 state selective, 5 comprehensive, 27 boys school, 17 mixed, 5 girls. The leading state school was mine, Wilson's, who were 6th. The leading non-selective state school were Chepstow who were 17th. So there is a glimmer of hope. Thanks very much for...
by PeterFarr
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4169

Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Are many of these State schools; and if not I wonder if Neill sees any glimmers of hope in persuading more of them to compete in this event?