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by Gareth T Ellis
Sun May 28, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 20194

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

The possibility was mentioned at the meeting and each league that has a non member playing more than the allowed games will be charged by the ECF.

It's up to the player, their club or the league to make sure that they are a paid up member before the end of June.
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon May 22, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experience using time increments for league matches
Replies: 47
Views: 3714

Re: Experience using time increments for league matches

Michael Farthing » Mon May 22, 2017 10:46 pm Ah Gareth you see the sales. I see players hovering their hands over the clocks and picking out the analogues :-( No Michael, I see progress, and for the last 3 weekends approx 450 children at each of Oldham, Bristol and Camber Sands all using increments...
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon May 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight
Replies: 27
Views: 3916

Re: Why you should learn to mate with bishop and knight

For anyone wanting to learn how, try this: https://board-games.wonderhowto.com/how-to/mate-with-bishop-and-knight-versus-king-chess-224671/ Let Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teach you how to play a game of chess. This chess video tutorial will show you how to checkmate with a Bishop and Knight ver...
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon May 22, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Experience using time increments for league matches
Replies: 47
Views: 3714

Re: Experience using time increments for league matches

From an old posting: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ? http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7984 Roger de Coverly » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:11 pm Gareth T Ellis wrote: Although digital clocks are now far more common within league chess and in general used in the majority of games You are get...
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon May 22, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clock Damage Solution
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Clock Damage Solution

Joey Stewart » Sat May 20, 2017 6:05 pm I was at a match some weeks ago when we noticed just how out of line the old clocks can become - the match started at the same time, two games ended in a massive time scramble blitz finish, yet one game ended 10 minutes before the other (obviously one was run...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Digital Chess Clocks the way forward
Replies: 11
Views: 1963

Re: Digital Chess Clocks the way forward

Geoff Chandler » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:21 pm Hi Gareth, Nothing to explain. I've always wanted a digital chess clock shaped like a spaceship.......can you do Fireball XL5? Then I thought that is a bit selfish of me so I've given you an idea or two for the girls. I put my posts on a time delay (using a...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p
Replies: 38
Views: 4517

Re: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p

Roger de Coverly » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:27 pm Gareth T Ellis wrote: Roger this clock can cope with that, amending any pre-programmed option will automatically store the new setting in option "99" until either the battery is removed or a new amendment is made. That wasn't my point, which was that if ...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p
Replies: 38
Views: 4517

Re: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p

Roger de Coverly » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:20 pm Gareth T Ellis wrote: Ideally suited for chess clubs,schools and home use A serious point about chess clubs though. Many clubs participate in two leagues or more which will have time controls both different and not pre-programmed. The DGT 2010 can cope w...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p
Replies: 38
Views: 4517

Re: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p

A reminder of the target market.

Ideally suited for chess clubs,schools and home use

The timings being discussed are for congresses which clearly isn't part of the target market, although capable of doing but in a different way to UK expectations.
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p
Replies: 38
Views: 4517

Re: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p

Alex Holowczak » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:57 am Gareth T Ellis wrote: Thank you Alex, so for schools, most leagues and home use would you recommend it ? I realise I'm not the Alex you referred to, but I also saw it in action at the junior tournament you were at, and thought I'd offer a comment or two. I...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p
Replies: 38
Views: 4517

Re: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p

Alex McFarlane » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:30 am Mick Norris wrote: Are there any independent reviews of the clock? There is one on the CAA website. http://www.chessarbitersassociation.co. ... iews1.html I tried one out at Blackpool. Definitely a better option than the DGTEasy+ and 1001 Thank you Alex, so...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p
Replies: 38
Views: 4517

Re: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p

Mick Norris » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:39 am Hi Gareth Are there any independent reviews of the clock? Hi Mick, I've only had verbal reviews prior to releasing for sale, more detailed reviews are in the process of being produced for publication. If you want to test 1 out yourself or nominate someone to d...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Digital Chess Clocks the way forward
Replies: 11
Views: 1963

Re: Digital Chess Clocks the way forward

Geoff Chandler » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:58 am This is wonderful news. Can you get clocks shaped like racing cars, submarines or spaceships for the boys games. The girls can have ones shaped like irons or rolling pins or pink clocks with a mirror on to do their make up. Geoff, can you explain your post...
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Digital Chess Clocks the way forward
Replies: 11
Views: 1963

Digital Chess Clocks the way forward

At last we have a Digital Chess Clock with incremental and multiple time periods that's cheaper than analogues, in fact only a few pounds dearer than the most basic ones currently available from suppliers. We expect them to quickly have a big impact on UK chess, their first tournament usage was last...
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p
Replies: 38
Views: 4517

Digital Chess Timer £24.95 plus p&p

http://wholesalechess.co.uk/Products-DIGITAL_CHESS_TIMER_-_by_The_English_Chess_Company_2.html The English Chess Company's Digital Chess Timer is currently the simplest, most affordable and compact clock available in the UK With incremental and multiple time periods Specifications Net Weight : 130g ...