Search found 2324 matches

by Adam Raoof
Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Universities Chess Association (BUCA)
Replies: 66
Views: 8402

Re: British Universities Chess Association (BUCA)

I am fully in support of reviving this Association and creating a flagship event to promote it. I work for a University, and have worked for a Student Union, and I know that each University club usually has access to funding for society activities such as this. However, I have a few ideas for possib...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: English Chess Federation Twitter Feed
Replies: 4
Views: 888

English Chess Federation Twitter Feed

There is now a Twitter Feed at http://twitter.com/ecfchess and a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/English-Chess-Federation/220811323641?ref=ts These are both unofficial pages until the full ECF board has had a chance to consider them, but in the mean time your comments as to whether ...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: London Chess Classic entries as of 25th November
Replies: 0
Views: 1409

London Chess Classic entries as of 25th November

Festival Entries 195 @ 25th November. Ratings from FIDE 1st November. FIDE OPEN (73 players) HAMMER, Jon Ludvig, 2588g (NOR); CONQUEST, Stuart C, 2563g (ENG); WILLIAMS, Simon K, 2550g (ENG); HEBDEN, Mark L, 2522g (ENG); WELLS, Peter K, 2489g (ENG); SUMMERSCALE, Aaron P, 2449g (ENG); MCDONALD, Neil,...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships, Turkey
Replies: 174
Views: 8977

Re: World Youth Championships, Turkey

Thanks David! The cost to send a parent and child (with the allocated free place) to the Europeans was approx £1,500 the ECF paid £150 subsidy and £200 to winners of the grandprix. So, to be honest, the subsidy is not really going to make a significant difference to most parents who are given the...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships, Turkey
Replies: 174
Views: 8977

Re: World Youth Championships, Turkey

Adam, yes I think one key point is that there is one free place in each age group/gender where accommodation and entry is free. Thanks David! Just out of interest, how much does it typically cost to send a junior if they have to pay for a place in one of the competitions mentioned? ...indeed there ...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Championships, Turkey
Replies: 174
Views: 8977

Re: World Youth Championships, Turkey

(d) As Leonard says, we seem to have a strange policy not to send an u-8 even though we are in a better position than many other countries to identify our best U-8s. We try to send one but only one player in every other age group, meaning that where there happen to be two real talents in the same a...
by Adam Raoof
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London tournament announcement
Replies: 385
Views: 19692

Re: London tournament announcement

I think that comparing the situation with football may be less revealing that comparing it with the use of this system in other chess tournaments. Does anyone know what the use of this system in Scotland has shown?
by Adam Raoof
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London tournament announcement
Replies: 385
Views: 19692

Re: London tournament announcement

Thanks Eoin! In which case, there has been little or no comment that I know of. It certainly makes for a better incentive to play for a win than banning short draws.
by Adam Raoof
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London tournament announcement
Replies: 385
Views: 19692

Re: London tournament announcement

Confused! What 3-point experiment are you referring to here, Richard?

Adam
by Adam Raoof
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What am I doing?
Replies: 290
Views: 27784

Re: What am I doing?

Interesting post, Alan! Where is my name? :D I take your point about the relationship of the ECF to the EC forum, and I will think about a proposal to re-establish a link. If you have some ideas about where that link should go, and what form it should take, feel free to email me! Best wishes Adam Al...
by Adam Raoof
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New English IM
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: New English IM

Congratulations, Tom!
by Adam Raoof
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: London Chess Classic Entries @12th November 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

Re: London Chess Classic Entries @12th November 2009

Dear Peter Thanks for your comments! Can I refer you to the website http://www.londonchessclassic.com/ and particularly the schedule http://www.londonchessclassic.com/schedules.htm? The draw for the pairings will be part of the opening ceremony. The last day is the Tuesday, and the Korchnoi simul is...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: London Chess Classic Entries @12th November 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1599

London Chess Classic Entries @12th November 2009

http://www.londonchessclassic.com/festival_entries.htm Festival Entries 86 @ 12th November. Ratings from FIDE 1st November. FIDE OPEN (39 players) HAMMER, Jon Ludvig, 2588g (NOR); CONQUEST, Stuart C, 2563g (ENG); WILLIAMS, Simon K, 2550g (ENG); HEBDEN, Mark L, 2522g (ENG); WELLS, Peter K, 2489g (EN...