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by Nick Grey
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 6652

Re: Snow Cancellations

In the south it may only be a mini Beast from the East. To be safe I'm getting my winter/mountain walking coat & trousers washed and cleaned. As for global warming - watch the day after tomorrow. Melting of ice cap & fresh water into the North Atlantic drift leads to an ice Age in less than a week. ...
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy
Replies: 180
Views: 6049

Re: Consultation on the Draft FIDE Live Moves Broadcasting Policy

I usually do not post concerning these matters but the implication is on all transmissions of live boards so organisers have a view too.
Alex = great to bring to our attention. Of course not expecting an immediate response.
by Nick Grey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 6652

Re: Snow Cancellations

Enjoy - so we may get snow at Twickenham?
On the original post on snow cancellation of U180 match & others we chose 24th to avoid the 1&2 on 17th
Watch the weather sites & news. Of course setting off tomorrow & having a Fri night at the hotel may be best!
by Nick Grey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Controller, County Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Controller, County Championships

Fantastic news. Great decision.
by Nick Grey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 6652

Re: Snow Cancellations

Why will it effect Wokefield Park? I have been asked to play Sat 24th?
by Nick Grey
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Venue Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 272

London Venue Questions

I don't suppose there's any public news on where in London the World Championship match might take place? This is probably worth a thread in itself but anyway: A venue where the world leading (?) internet start-ups are (East London?). And insurance companies? Top of the Shard. Olympic Stadium, Strat...
by Nick Grey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 6652

Re: Snow Cancellations

This has moved on a bit from snow cancellations. There was little choice because the following weekend was Easter. Either way I will wait until selected for the U180 match and then will have to sort out a lift. The venue is nice where I have played recently. We appreciate our organisers and captains...
by Nick Grey
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
Replies: 78
Views: 4642

Re: Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?

1% of my tax went on Culture (e.g. sports, libraries, museums). I cannot see any reason to fund chess even if it was a sport.
by Nick Grey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 6652

Re: Snow Cancellations

I was one of those 1962-1963 babies that was in a pram outside wrapped up warm. I remember a day about 10 years ago when all the London buses were cancelled for the first time in 100 years. All the bridges were closed and despite My winter walking gear I could not do the miles to work. I have also w...
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: FIDE Ratings - Part Results
Replies: 23
Views: 2306

Re: FIDE Ratings - Part Results

On FIDE games against unrated they are not usually rated. When difference is +/- 400 not rated. But you get +/- 10 on ECF. In this country not everyone wants to play FIDE because there is a significant ECF annual fee difference. Sometimes it is difficult to explain to adults wanting to improve their...
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bristol Spring Congress and 71st Bristol Championships March 2nd - 4th 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Bristol Spring Congress and 71st Bristol Championships March 2nd - 4th 2018

Wishing everyone in the West to keep warm and safe from Storm Emma.
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 6652

Re: Snow Cancellations

Nick - be realistic. Not all Kent players live in Dartford. And also not all Surrey players live in London. And Waterloo East is closed. The counties have made a good decision. And so did the teams agreeing to cancel our 28th February Cup Semi-Final. Perhaps it's too much Bermuda sunshine rather tha...
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: East Devon Open, 23-25 February
Replies: 90
Views: 3308

Re: East Devon Open, 23-25 February

Lots of discussion. There are lots of tournaments, ECF & or fide, weekenders or not. Amateurs wanting to improve rating. Real downside is getting drawn against a weak player like me. There is no incentive for them. As for adult leagues any reason not to have a 2.5 hour session for fide. Why not also...
by Nick Grey
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 6652

Snow Cancellations

I must admit I'm flabbergasted by some colleagues who do not seem to live on the same planet as the rest of us. And also post on this forum. Our chess captains, organisers and Board members have been doing their best and consulting about fixtures and agreeing cancellations. Having taken account of t...
by Nick Grey
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sport England is waste of money - claim
Replies: 14
Views: 1287

Re: Sport England is waste of money - claim

I'm not sure why ECF will want to waste time on this. Take it up with your MP or write a letter to the secretary of state, and possibly your local Council? We can thank the Beast for bringing the winter Olympics here. Unfortunately not all of us are kitted out in appropriate clothing and winter walk...