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by Nick Grey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to improve digital chess clocks
Replies: 23
Views: 1142

Re: How to improve digital chess clocks

They need to be bash proofed from thumping, cheap, and materials that are environmentally friendly.
With Brexit on the horizon I would like to see UK manufacture & UK apprentices.
by Nick Grey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

It was an excellent congress. A bargain at #30. I won the Major with Oliver Finnerty. I was the highest placed Surrey player in the Congress. :D In terms of the overall congress there was also support from John Foley. For excitement in the Major I think sunday morning was interesting when 3 players ...
by Nick Grey
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 44
Views: 3264

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

The Legends will need a big breakfast for their last round.
Back in the Fred Winter Kingston - we have the delights of Shepherd - Bates on board 1.

In the Major Board 1 is the clash of the joint U160 Surrey County Captains - Grey v Alcock.
A 10am start & extra coffee.
by Nick Grey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Australian format weekend chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1658

Re: Australian format weekend chess

And what for juniors? Those seeking a formal rating. I'm quite happy for the format. I also believe all the participants are. Less happy about not having much time to play chess mid week. Perhaps I have to get to your age! Even in football the Premier League believe the next big thing for TV money i...
by Nick Grey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 44
Views: 3264

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

It is good to see the Legends of Surrey Chess going so well. Some really interesting chess by all of you. It has been good to watch - one unexpected benefit of the southwestern railstrike. Still some more legends today and this weekend playing in Kingston with SCCU stalwart support too. Also expecti...
by Nick Grey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Australian format weekend chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1658

Re: Australian format weekend chess

The rate of play is fine as far as I'm concerned. Sometimes I want one game a day - sometimes not. The point is whether ECF and/or FIDE rated it helps if one single entry fee. I can accept on one system if more than 400 difference the game is not rated. Though in ECF it is. English organisers are br...
by Nick Grey
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London System
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: London System

Better than the American's launching their Chuck Norris at Hitler but not as funny?

Post Brexit is the London System the only opening that can be played by a London based ENG rated chess player?
More of the same please. :D :D :D
by Nick Grey
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 44
Views: 3264

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

Sedgwick game - as Tim Harding 14 Bb5+ Bd7 15 Qe2 is best in my view. lots of wins by me as an up & coming player mainly at Surrey Congresses. Nice to be at home preparing for Surrey! Arbiter K Thurlow. That is before taking up the Max Lange as a more dangerous option via Keene but using Tim's bette...
by Nick Grey
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 2875

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

I think issue is ECF office was not going to help on 12th Oct or 15th Oct something about papers & counting. On 22 Oct I spent 20 minutes in a queue at the bank to get the Congress Account set up to pay my entry fee. So please do not change those details for the next one. When I got my lunch I rang ...
by Nick Grey
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2522
Views: 277020

Re: Media comments on chess

My better half was very impressed by the behaviour of the young chess players on the One Show shaking hands. Well done CSC.
It is a shame that this does not happen in every game of chess.
She has been speaking about the programme and we have agreed to a game of Chess on saturday!!!! :o
by Nick Grey
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New Grade/Age Categories
Replies: 37
Views: 3164

Re: New Grade/Age Categories

Gdpr since May ought to stop all this.

I suggest get information deleted - because it is making fraud & worse so easy for hackers everywhere.
by Nick Grey
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 39
Views: 2498

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

The rules - written by idiots - driven by morons? Standard play 2 minute penalty & then loss is fine. County chess etc I ought to add be published by organisers whether arbiter present or not - make an interesting addition to league chess, club chess. We will then get down to lists of the worst offe...
by Nick Grey
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 19
Views: 2661

Re: County Chess 2018-19

As Surrey won the Minor for the first time ever can we defend our title if our open team qualify for national stages but our u180S/U160S do not.?
by Nick Grey
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3734

Re: ECF AGM 2018

I think that the counting was poor but as one was Michael Farthing (seeming not to manage a list) I spent a lovely morning having my flu jab. More than 600 in a few hours. Listing I knew in 9.06 - 9.30 slot & about 80 in - as is a book in process. So basic colours on lists etc & not only that but wa...
by Nick Grey
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 2875

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

On Scarborough.

I may be a bit hazy on my history as I was a pup back then but the Surrey Congresses in the 1980s at Sutton had more prize money lots more sections & higher numbers. With 7 games in a Easter weekend. Oh those 70s/80s chess organizers you were brilliant (some still are).