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by Nick Grey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Casual Chess cafe
Replies: 71
Views: 3545

Re: Casual Chess cafe

Ok Nick I get the points. It is most un-spring like at the moment. Until there are more papers it really is "Much a dew about nothing" rather than about chess politics.
by Nick Grey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Finals stages draw
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: National Finals stages draw

Ok Neil. What is the quarterfinal/preliminary draw?
by Nick Grey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 28
Views: 2934

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

The standard of parking on the Saturday was abysmal. I have never seen so many cars over lines. But then again if they were all chess players they probably do not put their pawns or pieces in the middle of squares either. We had plenty of time and I was very grateful for a lift. Is the new venue goi...
by Nick Grey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Casual Chess cafe
Replies: 71
Views: 3545

Re: Casual Chess cafe

The Counties also run adult chess league competitions too and the member requirement is bronze membership. Even then ECF have picked up not charging for the less than 3 games in a league which sorted out the main issue with compulsory membership as far as I'm concerned. Either way there does not see...
by Nick Grey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unfortunate start and end to county match
Replies: 48
Views: 3566

Re: Unfortunate start and end to county match

It would be a very poor April Fools Joke with a 29th March date.
by Nick Grey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unfortunate start and end to county match
Replies: 48
Views: 3566

Re: Unfortunate start and end to county match

I would rather those that are moaning about this help their own counties more than they currently do. Other than some day before checks between captains there is not a lot on equipment front. I know on my short stint I made clear before taking the job on I do not drive hence I cannot transport equip...
by Nick Grey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Casual Chess cafe
Replies: 71
Views: 3545

Re: Casual Chess cafe

The casual chess café part has gone a bit off topic with other issues. Though I am not in a minority in this thread on a name first name with 4 letters in it.
by Nick Grey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Casual Chess cafe
Replies: 71
Views: 3545

Re: Casual Chess cafe

Angus I'm not, they have received as much notice on papers as everyone else. Good luck with Bronze Members. If I were a bronze member I'd be a bit livid against the NCCU. But maybe that just ought to be directed towards a single person. As for the chess I wondered why you were not playing against us...
by Nick Grey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Casual Chess cafe
Replies: 71
Views: 3545

Re: Casual Chess cafe

I believe that the other constituent parts of the NCCU should clarify with ECF/Council if they support the proposal from NCCU. That will clarify points. I am clear that in our own county we re asked to supply views so they can be considered by the Board first. Similarly our reps to the Unions will c...
by Nick Grey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Casual Chess cafe
Replies: 71
Views: 3545

Re: Casual Chess cafe

Ok so the café/bar runs behind closed doors unless you know where to go. Sound like a private members club but that is not clear. Maybe the sort of thing to be included under chess in the pub/winebar/café. It has a wide range of sponsors/donors, so not as if they are not trying. Food, wine, cocktail...
by Nick Grey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Casual Chess cafe
Replies: 71
Views: 3545

Re: Casual Chess cafe

Tying up a similar proposal up north is not really consistent with wanting to reduce silver membership at the expense of bronze. Or am I missing something? If we are talking about 500 new women chess players in London, how many have been introduced to a number of local clubs to them? Most clubs are ...
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 384
Views: 16255

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

I think the silver reps jobs are going to be difficult against the bronze members jobs and their members. I'll watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Michael's colourful clothing is very reminiscent. Not a lot on the telly but having watched Pulp Fiction yesterday, with some great acting, an...
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Casual Chess cafe
Replies: 71
Views: 3545

Re: Casual Chess cafe

A bit worrying that I cannot find Amanda on the ECF membership list. An extortionate amount of money is my personal view (far more than any voluntary organisation small grant that was previously on offer). More funding than the Government grants to one pupil for education in the area and we are the ...
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 28
Views: 2934

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

It will be a great weekend. I played last Saturday v oxford 4 and Camberley juniors. Unfortunate with the Oxford teams defaults but the two juniors were paired in advance so getting a game and feeling part of the team. Oxford 4 managed to get another player out. Anyway CSC 2 have a chance, as do our...
by Nick Grey
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Fourth weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Fourth weekend

Interesting post. Of course it is 4th weekend for 3 & 4 in the south. So changes to 3 South from 10 years ago relevant & Celtic Knights looking for a 2nd team next season. Lets see how round 7 goes. But for my team we are hoping for a team in 2, a team in 3 & a team in 4 for next season. On 1 & 2 be...