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by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New in Chess & BREXIT
Replies: 66
Views: 5330

ChessBase & BREXIT

I have recently purchased 2 items from ChessBase (both were Download items).
I got them VAT free.

Anybody else making savings?
by Paul Robert Jackson
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Isn't the best incentive that the ECF encourages some OTB chess to actually take place? Even better that it takes place unrestricted by rules inspired by risk aversion. Hopefully a congress such as the "July 4NCL" & "Scarborough" can take place. We may then get an indication of what "Restriction's ...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 25th 4ncl Congress!
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Re: 25th 4ncl Congress!

Are entries for congresses such as the "July 4NCL" going to need to be residents / guests at the hotel?
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

There is often a comparison with Bridge
....but could other organisations such as
Scrabble www.absp.org.uk
Backgammon https://ukbgf.com
provide some guidance on how to start OTB Competition's again.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

I thought I read somewhere that there might be another incentive to join the ECF offered by Chess & Bridge. Isn't the best incentive that the ECF encourages some OTB chess to actually take place? Even better that it takes place unrestricted by rules inspired by risk aversion. Hopefully a congress s...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Support by Members is Essential for the ECF ...........How soon can you renew your Membership for 2021-2022? maybe in June /July time but we need to agreed on the membership fees 1st Hopefully they will remain unchanged .....but a reduction for returning members, who missed joining last year, could...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 2627

Re: ECF Finance Meeting 2021 on 24th April 2021

Support by Members is Essential for the ECF
...........How soon can you renew your Membership for 2021-2022?
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm
There is lots of information about chess in the rest of the North West
.........point me in the right direction then.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118744

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:47 pm
Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:38 am
There is no indication of when Social Distancing might end.
Is there any indication whether that's law or guidance? There may be no practical difference if insurers enforce the guidance by withdrawing cover.
At the moment it only looks like guidance.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

I wonder if there will be a 45th Blackpool Chess Conference? The congress website says: The date of the next event will be notified when this Covid is under control and hopefully will take place at the The Imperial Hotel Blackpool. ......Lancashire Chess is not updating its website resulting in lit...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118744

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

On the 21-June-2021: ....All legal limits on social contact will be removed ....No legal limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, funerals and other life events though it is looking like you will be expected to keep social distancing. From Govt's own website: We must carry on with ‘h...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118744

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

On the 21-June-2021: ....All legal limits on social contact will be removed ....No legal limits on the number of people who can attend weddings, funerals and other life events though it is looking like you will be expected to keep social distancing. From Govt's own website: We must carry on with ‘h...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: 44th Blackpool Chess Conference

I wonder if there will be a 45th Blackpool Chess Conference?
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 35
Views: 5121

Re: Scarborough Congress

It is hoped that it will be possible to run the Scarborough Congress this year on the weekend of 29-31 October. The Centre is planning to re-open from July so the Spa Centre itself should be available by the planned dates. There is obviously still doubt about what the Covid situation will be then, ...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118744

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Interestingly that now we are now over a year without much "normal chess".
The number of topics & posts on this "Forum", also appears to be reducing,