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by Julie Denning
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Let's Bring Back the Old Rules
Replies: 43
Views: 4357

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: 4357

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: 4357

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: 4357

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...
by Julie Denning
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July Grades
Replies: 60
Views: 13115

Re: july grades

There appears to be a problem with the list, I (selectively!) quote a colleague and grader as follows: "If you check your personal page you will find you're shown as having played some number "x" games over the last 12 months. However, if you then click on "Standard games played, last 12 months" yo...
by Julie Denning
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Haddrell
Replies: 36
Views: 7221

Re: Richard Haddrell

Roger de C. "Isn't it going into the recently established charity, "Chess Trust"?"

That is correct, and Richard specified it is to be for the benefit of junior chess activities.
by Julie Denning
Thu May 04, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cancelling Matches
Replies: 17
Views: 2455

Re: Cancelling Matches

I've been told that the Mid Sussex League had a similar situation many years ago. Team A defaulted against Team B, who were awarded a full set of game points. This meant Team B overtook Team C to become League Champions, but others felt they would have been unlikely to have done this if their match ...
by Julie Denning
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 14168

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

SCCU 125 off the mark with a draw against Sweden 2. Another good win for David Sedgwick and draws for David Howes and myself. Kicking myself a bit as I think I missed an opportunity to go the exchange up.
by Julie Denning
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 14168

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

Only 0.5 point today for SCCU 125 against Wales, that being thanks to Mike Gunn.
by Julie Denning
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete
Replies: 115
Views: 14168

Re: World Senior Teams 23 April to 3 May, Crete

And at the other end of the scale .............

SCCU 125 took 1.5 points off VSG 1880 Offenbach despite being comprehensively out-rated. As good a start as we might have hoped for.
by Julie Denning
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire Junior Chess Association
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Hampshire Junior Chess Association

John, We'd need a formal application to affiliate not later than the end of May, which would be voted on at our AGM in early / mid July (final date to be confirmed). There's an affiliation fee of I believe £20 if paid by 1st December, otherwise £25 (subject to this not changing at this year's AGM). ...
by Julie Denning
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire Junior Chess Association
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Hampshire Junior Chess Association

John,

Best wishes for your efforts.

If you'll excuse a bit of brazen opportunism on my part .... Although Hampshire are not currently affiliated to the SCCU as a County Member, Hampshire Juniors would be very welcome to affiliate as a Non-County Member and participate in our junior events.
by Julie Denning
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Calling Platinum Members
Replies: 4
Views: 1962

Calling Platinum Members

I've just learned that David Fryer is unable to attend the Finance Council meeting next weekend and has proxied his votes to me, including that as a Platinum Members Representative. (I am one myself, so qualified!) I'll try to get an email circulation list for other Platinum Members, but if any who ...
by Julie Denning
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 21823

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Julie - you said --- 'Although it doesn't seem to have been put up on the ECF website yet, I understand this is (yet another) task that Gary Willson is handling at least for the time being' --- if you're referring to the proxy votes, notices of attendance etc. then, just as the last many and severa...
by Julie Denning
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 21823

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

Gary Willson is experiencing a problem logging in for some reason, so has asked me to post the following on his behalf:- “The duties of the Voting Register Officer are being picked up within the office, primarily by Andrew and myself.  Attendance forms and proxy notices by hard copy, signed, to the ...