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by Nick Grey
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 36
Views: 4620

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Maybe because someone wants more money? I think it is buyer beware on chess books. They can run their business as they like. At the last weekend it was very difficult having the bookstall right outside a playing area.
by Nick Grey
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 62
Views: 2583

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

Let's get back to this good division. I may be playing Neil Graham?
There will be a number of forumites playing too.
Enjoy our chess this weekend. :D :D :D
And thank those that make it special too.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 4 South 2018/19
Replies: 62
Views: 2583

Re: Div 4 South 2018/19

In round 1 the triangle was Camb Uni 3 v West is Best 4 v CSC 3. Some defaults so Camb Uni were not playing round 2 I was not aware of the round 2 triangle. Anyway if another team pull out or come in by Friday night then there ought to be a change. It makes a world of difference if they turn out or ...
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 4772

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

Geoff I think you ought to approach local sponsors for your local pet chess projects first. Good luck with that.
On large sponsorships it is for others.
I do not think the coalface is appropriate or that prize money is relevant to grassroots chess in this country.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6855

Re: Hastings

Thanks 6. I think 9 on 4.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6855

Re: Hastings

Chernaiev v Gormally is drawn leaving 5 on 4.5/6. All to play for.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 331
Views: 18996

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Why would he want to play for England. He could get nobbled with a nerve agent. He will probably not be allowed in.
I doubt whether ECF or clubs will be able to pay him to make it worth his while.
Yes a hero but is not a great career move is it?
by Nick Grey
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6855

Re: Hastings

Still it takes some real dedication for those still playing and organising on New Years Eve.
It's a long walk from Hastings to Eastbourne but Nick F seems to have a geographical weakness.
We ought to forgive him.
Happy New Year soon all!
by Nick Grey
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Junior oddity
Replies: 20
Views: 1452

Re: London Junior oddity

Perhaps ought to be in the U12 major. Equal 1st in a Moscow event.
by Nick Grey
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 89
Views: 6855

Re: Hastings

That pairing seems odd.
But it is nice to see Jinwoo Song playing. I last saw him at London Chess Classic in 2017. It will be good to have a meal with him & his Korean team when he comes back to New Malden.

Best wishes to all forumites playing.
by Nick Grey
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Plenty of hotels, B&Bs, uni & college rooms, caravans & camping as well as boats.
Possibility of Brexit issues & who knows whether they will have the staff in the summer.
Enjoy - I have NIL chance of my partner wanting our holiday to be spent with me playing any chess,
by Nick Grey
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some help of what to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1237

Re: Need some help of what to do?

It is the season of goodwill. And Andrew I also value your efforts as Controller. I was a bit worried by the Surrey references as that has to be our Board. That I sat in the same room as Bill at last years finals was fine. Enough about that. I think I posted something similar this time last year. Pe...
by Nick Grey
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some help of what to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1237

Re: Need some help of what to do?

John you have my sympathy. I doubt that ECF or Council want to address. I think that the attitude is not furthering the cause of chess in the North nor the ECF. Also seems basis of some is far ranging & not helpful historic (& possibly inaccurate geographic background), I'm not sure why my old dispu...
by Nick Grey
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12847

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

A match over 10 boards could have 9 results in the month of the match & the final result in the next list (or list after). What reason could there be to change the current convention. It seems some are also getting bogged down in what the monthly grading calculation would be when not even designed t...
by Nick Grey
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas.