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by PeterFarr
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today
Replies: 83
Views: 4031

Re: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today

Brendan - Andrew Camp mentioned it as a possibility a few posts further up. He said its early days though.
by PeterFarr
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today
Replies: 83
Views: 4031

Re: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today

The logic of the 1 game waiver would be that its possible to put in a late or one-off replacement player to a team without having to pay £28. You could also draw the line at more than one game, but that's a matter of taste. 1 seems better than 0 though? This thread seems to have wandered rather far...
by PeterFarr
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today
Replies: 83
Views: 4031

Re: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today

Colwyn Bay, Bangor and Caernarfon play in the Gwynedd league.

Llandudno merged with Colwyn Bay some years ago.
by PeterFarr
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today
Replies: 83
Views: 4031

Re: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today

Yes Andrew C's post was brilliant. It's just people enjoying a game, a chat and a pint. What could be clearer.

Also, from the paper, 90%+ of the players are either in the ECF or WCU. So there's no membership dodging going on anyway, and it is a unique situation, so no big issues of precedent.
by PeterFarr
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today
Replies: 83
Views: 4031

Re: To the organisers of the U16 County Event today

Why is somebody finding those remarks 'disappointing' an irrelevance? Surely there is a right to disagree with someone's post just as much as there is a right to post in the first place. Also, saying that a complaint would better be made be made directly to an individual on the day, rather than post...
by PeterFarr
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April Finance Council meeting
Replies: 91
Views: 6829

Re: April Finance Council meeting

Speaking personally, I'm a platinum member (though I hardly ever play congresses - must have had a strange fit of altruism or weird form of status seeking at some point), but didn't even know that this forum existed until a few weeks ago, let alone what ECF meetings are when etc. Though I've occasio...
by PeterFarr
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Maximizing the Magnus Effect
Replies: 13
Views: 1244

Re: Maximizing the Magnus Effect

There's St Olav in Rotherhithe, South London. There's also a St Olave in the City of London, but its CofE. Scotland is more fertile ground for Norwegians, due to the fishing and oil industries. Would there not be more Vishy fans in the UK, in spite of Carlsen's glamour? Watching the match on a big s...
by PeterFarr
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Holloid in Administration
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Holloid in Administration

If its any consolation, having only come to this forum in the past couple of weeks for the first time ( via Giddins blog funnily enough) and gone through some threads cold, that argument did seem pretty strange - and classic shooting the messenger / closing down dissent type behaviour.
by PeterFarr
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Holloid in Administration
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Holloid in Administration

Oh I see, stupid of me, my 12 year old son loves Borat.
Actually could we get Sacha Baron Cohen as our FIDE delegate? With respect to Nigel, Sacha would wind up the dear leader even more effectively perhaps?
by PeterFarr
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Holloid in Administration
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Holloid in Administration

I don't get your point?
by PeterFarr
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Holloid in Administration
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Holloid in Administration

Skimming through the old threads, it’s clear that there was significant scepticsm from early on. It appears that Andrew Martin was the first to set the alarm bells ringing, at least in this forum. A lot of the posts were cautious, no doubt for the reasons suggested by Roger, so it seems unfair in ...
by PeterFarr
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Holloid in Administration
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Holloid in Administration

Actually that's an idea, Smith & Williamson could be persuaded to pick up the pieces and..... oh ok, maybe not.
by PeterFarr
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Holloid in Administration
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Re: Holloid in Administration

Yes indeed. Ouch.
by PeterFarr
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Holloid in Administration
Replies: 15
Views: 1764

Holloid in Administration

Not sure if anyone had previously spotted and posted about this - apologies if so.

An unhappy, but possibly not unexpected outcome.

http://www.prw.com/subscriber/headlines2.html?id=2579
by PeterFarr
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Services
Replies: 128
Views: 10064

Re: Membership Services

Apologies for being rather late to this thread; I’ve only just joined the forum. For background, I’m an average evening league and county hacker. As a reminder, the original question was “…. blank piece of paper. What would you like the ECF to do for you?” In general terms, my answer is, i...