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by Gareth T Ellis
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Cheat or Patzer?
Replies: 73
Views: 7042

Re: Grading Cheat or Patzer?

JustinHorton » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:09 pm Just on the money thing, we know that lots of people cheat online with computers. Lots of them. They don't make any money that way: they just get to win games and tournaments. This fact alone would seem to render null and void any suggestion that motives for...
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Irish Chess Union announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

The Irish Chess Union announcement

ICU deal with Wholesale Chess 2016-01-31

We're happy to announce a deal with http://www.wholesalechess.co.uk/ which will put more boards in Irish clubs & schools.

https://www.icu.ie/
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Computer Go
Replies: 152
Views: 12275

Re: Computer Go

There is a GO tournament along side the Frodsham Chess Congress , Saturday 6th Feb

http://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8079
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: EPSCA Liverpool 23rd Jan 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 940

EPSCA Liverpool 23rd Jan 2016

Thanks to Julian Clissold and the team for what appeared to be yet another successful annual event at Broadgreen International School.

Details of the English Primary Schools' Chess Association can be found here:

http://www.epsca.org.uk/
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2016 Welsh Chess Championships 25th-28th March
Replies: 0
Views: 685

2016 Welsh Chess Championships 25th-28th March

The Park Inn Hotel , Cardiff North Sponsored by http://www.chessmazeinternational.com Entry fees all sections: Enter by 10th February - £10 , AFTER 10th February - £25 7 Round FIDE tournaments Guaranteed Prize Money Championships , Open/Major (Players must be FIDE registered) Minor 1650 (ECF 125) or...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: League Tie Resolution Methods
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: League Tie Resolution Methods

Roger de Coverly » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:54 pm Gareth T Ellis wrote: by the total number of games won by them in the Division, drawn games counting as half the value of won games. Isn't that's just a way of describing game points? It was easier to cut & paste that part of the rules, someone would only...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: League Tie Resolution Methods
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: League Tie Resolution Methods

Warrington League uses : 1.7 ALLOCATION OF AWARDS For each division, two match points will be awarded to a team for winning a match, one point for drawing a match and zero points for losing a match. The team with the most match points at the end of the season are the winners of the division. In the ...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: League Tie Resolution Methods
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: League Tie Resolution Methods

Merseyside Chess association uses: If two or more teams in a Division score the same number of match points the relative position of these teams shall be decided by the total number of games won by them in the Division, drawn games counting as half the value of won games. If there is still a tie the...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Learn Chess
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Re: Learn Chess

Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:22 pm This is not my product, but I saw the advert and thought it worth a mention... This isn't my product, but I'm in favour of popularizing chess at all levels. LearningChess.net is an online chess tutor for beginners, professionals and children. Our mission is ...
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?
Replies: 88
Views: 11392

Re: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?

MartinCarpenter » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:13 pm Gareth T Ellis wrote: The value is in removing them from from serious chess, not everything a business does has to have an immediate benefit :shock: True - and very welcome if its being done as a charity case :) Could end up slightly frighteningly expensiv...
by Gareth T Ellis
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?
Replies: 88
Views: 11392

Re: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?

I wonder if the team captain has actually asked his players for their views on the use of digitals.
Unlikely, probably as he doesn't know how to set them which is easy to learn.
by Gareth T Ellis
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?
Replies: 88
Views: 11392

Re: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?

MartinCarpenter » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:36 pm How on earth do you get any value from the anologues though? These are often things that need non trivial repairs first and which quite honestly you'd not truly trust even after those :) The value is in removing them from from serious chess, not everything...
by Gareth T Ellis
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?
Replies: 88
Views: 11392

Re: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?

Mick Norris » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:37 pm Gareth T Ellis wrote: Analogues will of course not suddenly disappear from clubs (unless if part exchanged for digitals :wink: ) In practical terms, how would clubs do that? Some clubs have a great variety of analogue clocks bought over many years in, er, vary...
by Gareth T Ellis
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?
Replies: 88
Views: 11392

Re: Increment Time Controls in Leagues ?

Matt Mackenzie » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:28 pm I think it will be some time before they disappear from club and even league chess....... For years the UK has had the highest cost for digital clocks within Europe, that's changed now :D Analogues will of course not suddenly disappear from clubs (unless if...