Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

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Should the ECF organise more chess?

Poll ended at Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:34 pm

Yes
12
46%
No
14
54%
 
Total votes: 26

Mick Norris
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Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:46 am

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:30 am
It used to be that every internet discussion inevitably ended up being about Nazism. But I think we are doomed to covid for the time being.

There is more I wanted to discuss about ECF strategy. Maybe later.
Probably a new thread needed Paul
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Andrew Walker
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Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Post by Andrew Walker » Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:36 pm

Andrew Zigmond asked --- Are the current office staff non players? The name of the best known office member is taken twice in the database and the most likely candidate has a respectable enough grade of 163.
If that's the name Andrew Walker (best-known?) it's me and I am a non-player
If that's Gary Willson (more likely), Gary is 1570 on the new rating database.
That's the office, anyway ...

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Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:03 pm

You must find chess players very strange Andrew, dealing with us as a non-player
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Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:04 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:03 pm
You must find chess players very strange Andrew, dealing with us as a non-player
You don't have to be a non-player.
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Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:19 pm

"You don't have to be a non-player."

Where's the "like" button?

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Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Post by Neil Graham » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:57 pm

Andrew Walker wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Andrew Zigmond asked --- Are the current office staff non players? The name of the best known office member is taken twice in the database and the most likely candidate has a respectable enough grade of 163.
If that's the name Andrew Walker (best-known?) it's me and I am a non-player
If that's Gary Willson (more likely), Gary is 1570 on the new rating database.
That's the office, anyway ...
Andrew Walker (the one with the 163 grade) plays for the Ashfield 4NCL team. Forum members might like to read this:-

https://nottschess.org/files/history/county_chess.pdf.

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Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:52 am

They should try to clean up their act also. A few months back I heard the ECF was facing a 10 year ban from FIDE on account that too many members play daft openings all too often.

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