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by Julie Denning
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grades are out!
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Re: New Grades are out!

I was expecting my new grade to be based on the games played in the rating period, plus a couple to make 30. Instead it is based on 52 games, which must be the whole year. Is it the same in July? Ie are the grades always based over the previous 12 months results? Nick: "The grade is calculated by d...
by Julie Denning
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17
Replies: 21
Views: 2271

Re: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17

Julie is right - I do not have the details with me, but I definitely flew on either an SD330 or SD360 (related to the Skyvan) on some of my trips here. Aurigny used trislanders on some of the routes, mainly to Alderney and Southampton, I don't think to Gatwick. My memory may be faulty, but I seem t...
by Julie Denning
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17
Replies: 21
Views: 2271

Re: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17

you're no doubt thinking of a Britten Norman Islander or Trislander operated by Aurigny. There was also the Short Skyvan, which as its name suggests was styled as a van with wings. They certainly operated to the Isle of Man, whether Guernsey as well, I'm not sure. Roger, Not the Skyvan specifically...
by Julie Denning
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17
Replies: 21
Views: 2271

Re: 43rd Guernsey International Chess Festival 15-21/10/17

I played that year and remember travelling on a small propeller-propelled plane from Southampton which swayed violently when coming in to land. Angus, you're no doubt thinking of a Britten Norman Islander or Trislander operated by Aurigny. In terms of numbers produced, the most successful British c...
by Julie Denning
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Agm 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 7287

Re: ECF Agm 2017

I note that the thread opened by Peter Hornsby has been locked, so I can't post my thoughts there. I had no forewarning that he was going to withdraw his candidature yesterday. As I said straightaway, I regarded him as a strong and impressive candidate right from the time he presented himself last y...
by Julie Denning
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Hornsby for ECF : Tomorrow's Candidate Today!
Replies: 71
Views: 8213

Re: Peter Hornsby for ECF : Tomorrow's Candidate Today!

Andrew Zigmond wrote: (and in her SCCU role Julie did author a slightly unfair email about the county championships this year).
Andrew,

"unfair" is obviously a judgement I might wish to defend myself against, but right now I can't recall what you're referring to. Can you remind me please?
by Julie Denning
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU 125th Anniversary Match - Saturday 16th September 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1972

Re: SCCU 125th Anniversary Match - Saturday 16th September 2017

Many thanks Brendan for your work. I wasn't even aware of you taking many of these!
by Julie Denning
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for the 2017 elections at the AGM
Replies: 10
Views: 1855

Re: Nominations for the 2017 elections at the AGM

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Angus French wrote: So, which Non-executive Director is it who will be seeking re-election? Really I think this should have been declared as it could affect who else stands for the position.
I think it's the least recently "elected for the first time", which I believe is Julie Denning.
Correct.
by Julie Denning
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July Grades
Replies: 60
Views: 10418

Re: July Grades

I'm breathing easier at last! I'm pleased to see that the August update has arrived and it appears that the problems following my computer issues have been resolved with my re-submitted files. However, I note that many players from my (Sussex) patch have slightly modified grades, so if you're from S...
by Julie Denning
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules
Replies: 43
Views: 4064

Re: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules

" For the uninitiated Guernsey vs Jersey ("Donkey" vs "Crapaud" in the local insulting slang, crapaud is French for toad) is a bit like Celtic vs Rangers, or Manu vs Man City, or Arsenal vs Tottenham, but much more serious. It's not really like that any more, and when Guernsey put a team in the 4NC...
by Julie Denning
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules
Replies: 43
Views: 4064

Re: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules

John told me he asked Jersey to join with Guernsey in the application but, at that time, the Jersey players were totally uninterested. So Guernsey went it alone. Then Jersey perceived the benefit and applied separately. FIDE accepted them, but recommended Guernsey and Jersey should amalgamate as on...
by Julie Denning
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules
Replies: 43
Views: 4064

Re: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules

John Bissom was the guiding light, possibly the only one, behind Guernsey joining FIDE. That happened in 1969. John Bisson (Kevin Thurlow's spelling is correct) was certainly the leading light behind the Guernsey Federation, and their annual congress, for many, many years. He was a stalwart of the ...
by Julie Denning
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules
Replies: 43
Views: 4064

Re: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules

Alex McFarlane wrote:
But it was in the first version of the BCF Laws in 1912!! Being an ECF official Julie may be unaware of (or in denial of) developments after that time :D .
Now, now Alex, that's a bit below the belt!
by Julie Denning
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules
Replies: 43
Views: 4064

Re: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules

Julie that business about having to move the king has NOT been in the Laws in your lifetime, nor even mine. Just goes to show how far behind the times Guernsey must have been in the 1960s, as that's when I would have picked it up! (And probably before they broke away from the BCF and set up their o...
by Julie Denning
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules
Replies: 43
Views: 4064

Re: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules

Not long after I took up playing chess again 15 years ago I was playing an internal club game against, I believe, the recently deceased Nathan Goldberg. My opponent touched a piece with which he couldn't make any legal move. (I think it might have been pinned against his king.) I stated that he ther...