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by Paul Bloom
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Regrettably, the local area being placed in "Tier 2" virus measures has meant Barrow Chess Club will close again for the time being. Sorry to hear that Matt guess we are Lucky in coulsdon still low infection rates . Just hoping they dont do the circuit breaker lockdown at half term as we are planni...
by Paul Bloom
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

yes went well again on Monday Simon only 12 players this time . i didnt see many of the games as I was playing in 1 of them an exciting Draw where i gave up a queen for a rook and 2 pawns also giving me 2 connected passed pawn but i just couldn't push one of them home . Yes we are all wearing masks ...
by Paul Bloom
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

CCF chess club at coulsdon FIDE rated has been up and running for 5 weeks now using the blind player 2 BD system for players rated 1000 through to 2200
by Paul Bloom
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2536
Views: 208196

Re: Cheating in chess

Also this rule that is not in the written rules for 4NCL online was only changed after Rd2 had been completed . I did not think you could change the rules of a tournament once it had started . so anyone that had committed this offence in rounds 1 and 2 got away with and their pts intact . anyone rou...
by Paul Bloom
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2536
Views: 208196

Re: Cheating in chess

I am only guessing but any online chat would be visible to all and on lichess would remain visible to anyone going back to view the game . . both captains and the arbiter was trying to contact them via online chat yesterday
by Paul Bloom
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2536
Views: 208196

Re: Cheating in chess

I accept the captain was emailed however this email was not passed on the the players . Unfortunately the player involved last night was not actually contactable as he has been abroad for sometime and we have only been contacting by facebook messenger to give team updates . last night both players w...
by Paul Bloom
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2536
Views: 208196

re: Cheating in chess

On the matter of the 4NCL my team who are in DIV 6 played their 4th round match last night we are not doing great but out graded most matchs and half way in table so well done to the lads . but feel really sorry for the BD1 last night was white so issued the challenge of a 45 min plus 15 secs game t...
by Paul Bloom
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Hi Simon yes as I say a good night was due to be 18 but I person dropped out last min so 16 8 good games 5 juniors 11 Adults ranging from division 2 1100 rating up to Premiership 2260 players . the last match finished had a rook and knight v rook ending {no pawns} and the rook and knight managed to ...
by Paul Bloom
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Thanks simon got to say Daniel Gliddon does most of the work at ccf and a big thanks to Dominic warner for letting us use the venue with the safety measures we have in place . Another successful club night last night which was our 4th week back all games started 7.30 most were finished by 10.30 and ...
by Paul Bloom
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: MP encourages youngsters to play more chess
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: MP encourages youngsters to play more chess

HE needs to know that OtB chess is banned and in schools - bubbles - and that the 650 million education catch up fund should be spent as directed. As an MP he will know the detail for his area. Yes and the self employed chess Coaches that work in our Primary schools are without any payment since ma...
by Paul Bloom
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Thanks Brendan for your help posting the link
by Paul Bloom
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Paul, since you can run 9 board every Monday pm, have you considered maybe creating a "Covid 2020" league running on Saturdays and Sundays? This way you'd be able to get 2x9 boards (or even 4x9 boards) running most week-ends, which could prove more convenient for many players. This way players coul...
by Paul Bloom
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Paul. nothing on ccf to suggest open in 2020. Really if you go to our homepage CCF Chess home page or ccf world then in the middle you will see clubs CCF all ages mondays 7.30 until late When you click on the 1st line CCF all ages you will see our risk assessment outlined and booking details differ...
by Paul Bloom
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

To those following the European OtB scene, any suggestions for a tournament end October in a country without quarantine in both directions? Problem is that the situation can change at either end so quickly as we have seen countries added weekly at short notice last thing you want is to pay out for ...
by Paul Bloom
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118549

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

You are correct Kevin the fisher timings can cause the matches to go on a lot longer than without . we are lucky in as much that CCF owns the building and don't have quite the same time restraints as most clubs . My understanding is that if you want it to be FIDE rated and have players over 2200 com...