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by Nick Grey
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4232

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

Not sure what you are going on about? Anyway I thought ECF were implementing. Are you suggesting a Brexit issue?
by Nick Grey
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2176
Views: 235128

Re: Media comments on chess

Six Nations: England against Wales will be 'a game of chess'
By Chris Jones & Louise Gwilliam
BBC Sport
by Nick Grey
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grade/Age Categories
Replies: 31
Views: 1723

Re: New Grade/Age Categories

I will say that our number 11, the youthful Ken Inwood is currently playing at the same strength as our top 2. When you get a few +90s in a season (that is winning v someone 40 points or more higher) as well as drawing against stronger players and also beating them it is likely to be a higher jump o...
by Nick Grey
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Back to Garry's telescope, that was not a novelty, Tim Rice also went for it (must be a 'Chess' theme). I enjoyed the programme. Thanks.
by Nick Grey
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Club Lost Property Policy
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Chess Club Lost Property Policy

If Paul PMs me I'm happy to contribute. Anyone hiring out their venue is likely to want a lot more than the organisation's lost property policy. It really helps if you have a relationship with the organisation you are hiring from.
by Nick Grey
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New Berkshire Prospect
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

Re: New Berkshire Prospect

The travel can be horrendous. On 17th January with cancelled tubes with no service - someone on the line. At high street Kensington a bus to Olympia. Then not getting on an overcrowded train = eventually got to Clapham Junction. Just in time for the service to Sutton. It was cancelled then it was ru...
by Nick Grey
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Club Lost Property Policy
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Chess Club Lost Property Policy

Not sure why the chess club has to have a policy? We play in a pub. Commercial business, so if you do not phone the pub the next day you have little chance of getting it back. That's why we give the venue details on our league and website. Sorry but if you lose it and it's valuable you ought to clai...
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Club Lost Property Policy
Replies: 12
Views: 2217

Re: Chess Club Lost Property Policy

A nice pen was left at our club on Mon 22 Jan. It was left in the pub where many were analysing their games with a few beers. It is likely to be a chess players & speak to bar staff. I thought I lost my gloves & hat the previous January at the same pub. I have got them. I put them in the large rucsa...
by Nick Grey
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New Berkshire Prospect
Replies: 20
Views: 1760

Re: New Berkshire Prospect

On education - UK have failed on its aspirations for a world class education system. We are falling despite a lot of outstanding and good schools in the public and private school sectors. I work in Education Finance. Fair funding allocations for two top London Local Authorities, and in my meetings w...
by Nick Grey
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

From my earlier post 22 Jan Looking forward to Garry's music choices. I expect one or two from chess the musical, nil of Nigel Short's music tastes. A bit of Frankie (Sinatra or Goes to Hollywood). Some opera or even heavy metal (Ecstacy of Gold) and a piano concerto. No glam rock. But a bit of 'Pus...
by Nick Grey
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: Garry Kasparov on "Desert Island Discs" Jan 28th

Having seen his recent adverts it is very much like George Clooney smooth coffee machine charmer.
But going to be on a desert island he may put on the "smooth talking operator" for his luxury item as Kirsty Young.

Outside bet "Pussy Riot"

No chance on a Raymond Keene book.
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 136
Views: 6030

Re: County Championship Consultation

Such a shame - our SCCU competition is fantastic & organisation is brilliant. It was nice that I was well enough to shift 15 tables out. The highest quality clock setting by you know who. Lots of help before the match. Great two matches & after my game complete seeing some fantastic work on open/min...
by Nick Grey
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grades are out!
Replies: 12
Views: 1088

Re: New Grades are out!

Nice one Alex, many knew were coming out but some great excitement at our club! Spent some time mentioning specific rules to our specific competitions on u estimates of 90 to Jan actuals & when effective from. A penalties for infringement. Am following up same player for County match purposes as his...
by Nick Grey
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2176
Views: 235128

Re: Media comments on chess

Looking forward to Garry's music choices. I expect one or two from chess the musical, nil of Nigel Short's music tastes. A bit of Frankie (Sinatra or Goes to Hollywood). Some opera or even heavy metal (Ecstacy of Gold) and a piano concerto. No glam rock. But a bit of 'Pussy Riot' will tie up with so...
by Nick Grey
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1629

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Is there zero tolerance on start times in senior tournaments?
Not that I have a problem with early starts as it will mean I'll be finished and ready for my afternoon nap. (It's a power nap when I'm at work!).