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by Julie Denning
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Toilet facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 2389

Re: Toliet facilities

The venue was a perfectly reasonable community hall. In the reception area there were ladies loos, gents loos and a single disabled loo - except that the ladies loos had been hijacked for the entire weekend and re-labelled as additional gents loos. For venues in community halls and schools, it's of...
by Julie Denning
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Toilet facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 2389

Re: Toliet facilities

.... To say nothing of the kerfuffle when someone suggests that the rule take the player's gender into account. I recently played in a congress which I won't name, but they will no doubt recognise themselves. The venue was a perfectly reasonable community hall. In the reception area there were ladi...
by Julie Denning
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Controller, County Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Controller, County Championships

As no one else seems to have picked up on this yet, I'll take the liberty of doing so. The ECF website shows that a new Controller of the County Championships has been appointed. This is Mark Murrell. Mark, a solicitor by profession, is a keen participant in the Championships on behalf of Essex, bei...
by Julie Denning
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grades are out!
Replies: 12
Views: 2736

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: 2529

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: 2529

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: 2529

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: 7989

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: 9058

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: 2090

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: 1975

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: 12888

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: 4300

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: 4300

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: 4300

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 ...