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by RichardChristie
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 12331

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

We were getting a lot of 'walk ins' , Lytham Chess Club also grew a fair bit before the pandemic. As your roving reporter, I visited a few websites over in New Zealand and discovered since their lockdown was lifted there has been record numbers at tournaments and Chess clubs. There was a lot of new...
by RichardChristie
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!
Replies: 29
Views: 3121

Re: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!

Which 4 dedicated venues in New Zealand, Stewart? Do you mean the clubs that own their own venues?
by RichardChristie
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 2684

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

The South Island will have internal club events - definitely in Christchurch starting early February and in Dunedin, not sure about the other 'bigger' centres. I am holding monthly junior events in Christchurch as well, getting kids into tournament chess, 16 kids in November, 25 in December, will se...
by RichardChristie
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Obscure Junior OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Re: Obscure Junior OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

I am holding monthly junior events in Christchurch as well, getting kids into tournament chess, 16 kids in November, 25 in December, will see how the January one pans out! Outside the NZCF for now, unrated, but with some decent juniors competing. Other than that there are no junior only events that ...
by RichardChristie
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead
Replies: 33
Views: 3909

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Hi Simon No, not playing Congress this year, I last played in 2017 in Wellington. One of my kids has a big athletics comp next week which took priority. Yes, the 2022 edition will be in Christchurch, organized by the Canterbury Chess Club. Very similar lines to this year's event. Open, Major, Junior...
by RichardChristie
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead
Replies: 33
Views: 3909

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

The 128th New Zealand Chess Congress started this morning (for juniors) and the 1st round of the Championships and Major Open are currently underway.

Plenty of info and links to pairings and results (via VEGA) here:

https://newzealandchess.nz/128th-nz-che ... ress-2021/

Cheers
Richie
by RichardChristie
Mon May 12, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Potential solution to grading vs membership issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: Potential solution to grading vs membership issue

Hi Laurie, I agree with you on both of your comments. AWARENESS OF ECF AND ITS WORK I think this is ESSENTIAL. As you say, people wouod be far more willing to pay for something which they know something about. Email and/or postal newsletters would be a great start - obviously email would be a far ch...