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by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards
Replies: 141
Views: 8034

Re: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards

I'm going to be really boring and go for Howell, Adams, Jones, Nick Pert
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: High Court defamation suit
Replies: 26
Views: 3212

Re: High Court defamation suit

Gracious of Colm to acknowledge his error and I agree with others that further public discussion of this topic is not useful.
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Paid and unpaid disparity
Replies: 30
Views: 2710

Re: paid and unpaid disparity

LOL, would I be correct in suspecting that those clubs hostile to single mothers would welcome as new members the other parties who were 50% responsible for the single mothers' condition?
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards
Replies: 141
Views: 8034

Re: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards

Even the closest FIDE rankings, board 4, show a 230 points (2570 v 2341) differential which I reckon to be almost 30 points on the ECF scale. Odds stacked against the lower-rated players so I'll go for Adams/Howell/Jones/Pert for a second time!
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards
Replies: 141
Views: 8034

Re: Predict a Result- British Championship top four boards

Noticed this thread just in time to enter before play starts. Hard to argue with Adams/Howell/Jones/Pert so I'll go with that
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Junior events at the British Chess Championship 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2988

Re: Junior events at the British Chess Championship 2016

With two of the top four seeds, Watford had high hopes for the under-9 championship. However, it wasn't to be and we congratulate James Merriman. (The event wasn't a total disaster for Watford where a couple of less highly-rated juniors over-performed so its six representatives collectively notched ...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: High Court defamation suit
Replies: 26
Views: 3212

Re: High Court defamation suit

If what Colm says is true, I'm mighty surprised the Sunday Times didn't check its facts before publishing.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2016 Round by Round
Replies: 356
Views: 22296

Re: British 2016 Round by Round

What happened in the 9-move brevity on board 28? Bit early to lose on time, did mobile phone go off or something like that?
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: High Court defamation suit
Replies: 26
Views: 3212

Re: High Court defamation suit

Lawyers among us may know better but I think the case is sub judice only in the jurisdiction in which legal proceedings became active - in this case, presumably, the Republic of Ireland. However, since this forum is presumably read in Ireland, I suppose it's possible for someone in (say) England - i...
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: High Court defamation suit
Replies: 26
Views: 3212

Re: High Court defamation suit

Well, refusing to sign a piece of paper certainly isn't defamatory although articulating the reasons for not doing so might be!
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: High Court defamation suit
Replies: 26
Views: 3212

Re: High Court defamation suit

Well, without wishing to offend others, I'd suggest there is a lesson for posters on this site. Most are temperate in their comments. But, before making unpleasant remarks about someone, no matter how justified you may consider they are, consider the worst case scenario that the someone in question ...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Draft ECF Strategy Document
Replies: 15
Views: 2333

Re: Draft ECF Strategy Document

Sorry, anyone spotting my one typo was entitled to wonder about a second but "factious" was intended. Mea culpa! As to Michael's first question this morning, unless charity law has relaxed recently, the answer is that no-one (other than, of course, the appropriate regulators) should be able to dicta...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Draft ECF Strategy Document
Replies: 15
Views: 2333

Re: Draft ECF Strategy Document

Thanks for drawing attention to this, Michael, as it has already slipped down the pecking order on the ECF website. On a quick read-through it's something of a 'motherhood and apple pie' document and the tricky bits will be, first, how to undertaken consultation with a membership which can be factio...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8945

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

I'll risk being a broken record and repeat that the absence of advance publicity was one of the features I identified here on Wednesday evening. Anyone wanting to go along would have needed to be resourceful to uncover the where and when. (Next year, I think, it's Wales's turn so I imagine the answe...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 8945

Re: Glorney Gilbert International 2016

As to England team selections, that’s a rather different question. I don’t think it’s fair or reasonable to disparage the efforts of a group of youngsters who achieved entirely reasonable results (as always, some better than others) and deserve full credit for doing so. At the same time, it’s undeni...