ECF Online County Championship

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Roger de Coverly
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ECF Online County Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri May 01, 2020 2:46 pm

The ECF may be trying to launch an online version. I don't have any details.

Mick Norris
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 01, 2020 4:54 pm

They are, I've seen the details; they will have gone to your county rep

Spot the bit I'm not delighted about
CCCUKI county teams by Division: Dorset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Sussex, Yorkshire
Devon, Herefordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Norfolk, Suffolk
Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Essex, Surrey
I've also seen the (provisional) nominations for the OTB u160 event, so I assume all the info is now available
Your participation, is as you know provisional, until such time as I ask you to confirm your nominated entry once details of the format of the competition and scheduling are known.
The competition remains suspended at this time and it is looking increasingly likely that it will not be resumed over the summer months. I will be in touch if and when I am looking at resumption. There will not be a draw until entries are confirmed and the entries known.
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J T Melsom
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by J T Melsom » Fri May 01, 2020 5:11 pm

I look forward to seeing where the correspondence in Bucks has gone. The county captain isn't on line so if we are entering we will need a new officer in charge, and if this document has been in circulation for any time at all I'd have expected an invite to play.

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri May 01, 2020 5:16 pm

I've pointed out to the county that told me about it (today) that the online version is going to be run by chess.com.

Roger de Coverly
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri May 01, 2020 5:25 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:16 pm
I've pointed out to the county that told me about it (today) that the online version is going to be run by chess.com.
I'm not sure how much demand there is for on-line "serious" team chess, but I rather think the 4NCL got its feet under the table first and perhaps wisely elected to make teams multiples of 4. There aren't restrictive eligibilities either which can be a problem for counties with smaller catchment areas.

Perhaps down to ejh, chess.com doesn't have the best of reputations, on this forum at least.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by J T Melsom » Fri May 01, 2020 5:41 pm

If the county were quick off the mark then it might be able to harness some ex players no longer resident I believe there are at least half a dozen players participating in 4NCL on-line, least that was the number of games I was watching last week, only two of whom played for the county in the last Chiltern League season.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Nick Grey » Fri May 01, 2020 9:02 pm

the correspondence went to County Captains and County Associations today.

Not to my phone contact. It is unreasonable to want responses in 2 weeks.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Nick Grey » Fri May 01, 2020 9:08 pm

I will make a call to Mark at SOME point.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Mike Gunn » Sat May 02, 2020 11:11 am

With Mark Murrell's permission I have posted the ECF proposal for an online County Competition on the Guildford CC website. You can down load it from this link: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/wp-cont ... CSec-2.pdf.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat May 02, 2020 11:23 am

Mike Gunn wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:11 am
With Mark Murrell's permission I have posted the ECF proposal for an online County Competition on the Guildford CC website. You can down load it from this link: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/wp-cont ... CSec-2.pdf.
In case it is more convenient for anyone, I have attached the document here.

Carl, please could I suggest that all posts from Roger de Coverly's at 2.46 on 1st May onwards be moved to a separate thread entitled "ECF Online County Championship".
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Nick Grey » Sun May 03, 2020 9:29 am

Why not have a separate thread entitled "Online Chess".

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sun May 03, 2020 9:57 am

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:23 am
Mike Gunn wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:11 am
With Mark Murrell's permission I have posted the ECF proposal for an online County Competition on the Guildford CC website. You can down load it from this link: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/wp-cont ... CSec-2.pdf.
In case it is more convenient for anyone, I have attached the document here.

Carl, please could I suggest that all posts from Roger de Coverly's at 2.46 on 1st May onwards be moved to a separate thread entitled "ECF Online County Championship".
Done but splitting topics really is a pain in this interface :?
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Re: ECF Online County Championship

Post by John Reyes » Sun May 03, 2020 6:43 pm

it will be interested to see who will entered the sections etc

we have a meeting this wednesday and we will talk about it
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by John Hodgson » Mon May 04, 2020 7:59 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:16 pm
I've pointed out to the county that told me about it (today) that the online version is going to be run by chess.com.
Of course the 4NCL is using lichess (as is a mini-league in Essex), and this event is going to use chess.com. For simplicity it would have been good to have had a single platform, but perhaps chess.com is easier for organisers. Obviously I don't know.

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Re: ECF Online County Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 08, 2020 3:21 pm

Group stage divided into groups of say 6 counties - probably on a regional basis
Surely there's no need to have a regional split in an online competition? I'd have thought playing against someone you otherwise wouldn't meet was a plus, rather than the possibility of playing someone who might play in the same leagues or congresses as you
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