(Chess) Life Returning To Normal

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Simon Rogers
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:23 pm

Paul Bloom wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:49 pm
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
You've not reported back about how Coulsdon went on Monday?
How many attended?
Any interesting games?

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Paul Bloom » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:43 pm

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 also washing hands upon entry of the building

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:54 pm

Sounds like a decent night again Paul.
It might be worth posting your game on the Chess Forum. Either in this Category or Chess Questions.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Angus French » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:49 pm

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:07 pm
The new curly one - 86% of people are asymptomatic. New research suggesting that for the majority of positive tests results, there aren't actually the accompanying classic symptoms of cough, fever and loss of taste/smell, based on a sample size of 36,000 people;
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus- ... sf-twitter
I suppose in a chess context, the issue might be that players might not know they are sick, and could be 'silent spreaders.'
Apparently the recently published results didn't distinguish between truly asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic cases. An accurate estimate for truly aymptomatic cases is reckoned to be 28%. See https://twitter.com/chrischirp/status/1 ... 0238402560 and the referenced paper.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:32 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:45 pm
According to the Irish Chess Union website Calendar the following events are still going ahead:
24th-26th October The Limerick Open, Limerick.

4th-6th December The CUS Chess Congress 2020, Dublin.
6th December The CUS Charity Christmas Blitz, Dublin.

I suspect that the two Dublin events are in danger of being cancelled due to the increased restrictions in the city.
It has just been announced on the Irish Chess Union website Calendar, that the Limerick Open scheduled for 24th to 26th October, has sadly been cancelled.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:40 pm

Regrettably, the local area being placed in "Tier 2" virus measures has meant Barrow Chess Club will close again for the time being.
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Paul Bloom » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:03 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:40 pm
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 planning junior camp training sessions and it gets tricky when you get too many on zoom at once .

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:23 pm

Tier 2 measures London include Croydon. So my son 26 staying with me is out but junior camp training is on. Are CCF mad? I think you will all be zooming from saturday. You seem to ignore where your customers come from. The virus ignores boundaries. My mum is 78 and cannot have half term stays from her grand children.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:35 pm

CCF post code on BBC site. Tier 2 From 17/10.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by John Reyes » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:37 pm

Paul Bloom wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:40 pm
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 planning junior camp training sessions and it gets tricky when you get too many on zoom at once .
what is the rule on chess clubs meeting?

there 2 clubs in our area which are meeting and wonder what the drill is if they are meeting under Tier 3?
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:46 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Paul Bloom wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:40 pm
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 planning junior camp training sessions and it gets tricky when you get too many on zoom at once .
what is the rule on chess clubs meeting?

there 2 clubs in our area which are meeting and wonder what the drill is if they are meeting under Tier 3?
They are breaking the law. "No mixing of households indoors and outdoors" - unless they all live in the same household. Our club was holding meetings under the Rule of 6 but as we are now in Tier 2 we have suspended meetings again.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by John Reyes » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:55 pm

what happen if a club refused to not listen?
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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:00 pm

Well if reported and the police take action, £200 fines for attendees for a first offence. You can be fined £10000 if you organise and more than 30 people attend.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:26 pm

Fines may be higher in London. Not as if more funds to enforce. Why are you making this journey on the bus. Why has mayor of London and boroughs put cameras why are LAs enforcing - to balance finance.

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Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:34 pm

Enough to turn to drink but pubs will close. Pray silently for chess by Sept 2021.

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