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by Adam Raoof
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

We've not heard from the Sniper since the end of January. I believe he was building extra wings on Troll Prison to welcome new inmates. It was getting a bit crowded. I suspect that you can forget about Charlie arranging anything in Malta. This was 5 hours ago on FB: "After careful consideration of ...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: U12 Junior OTB Event Sunday 25th April Oxford
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: U12 Junior OTB Event Sunday 25th April Oxford

Joseph Conlon wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:02 pm
As it says on the tin.

Link to entry form is

https://forms.gle/cuHRxmWG2MAoUUFv6
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by Adam Raoof
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

What date is it today? If he's resolved his differences with the local Malta federation, perhaps the Sniper will pop up with something. We've not heard from the Sniper since the end of January. I believe he was building extra wings on Troll Prison to welcome new inmates. It was getting a bit crowded...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Events Director OTB chess
Replies: 25
Views: 1558

Re: Events Director OTB chess

Mick Norris wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:55 am
Well, I had thought there might be a discussion about the role, rather than the appointment process, particularly among those forumites wanting OTB chess to return ASAP
In that vein - what ECF over the board events?
by Adam Raoof
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: WANTED - Chess book collections
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: WANTED - Chess book collections

John Upham wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:30 pm
Adam Raoof has been keen to mention his current sale of 2,000 chess books on various Facebook groups.
:D thanks John!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/adra3204

I do have a lot of books, would be happy to shift them all at the right price
by Adam Raoof
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Peter Markland
Replies: 38
Views: 3622

Re: Peter Markland

Now for my next question on this subject to those more in the know than I am. Does a score of 5/9 against a tournament average of 2513.3, with the tournament compromised of 6 GMs, 2 IMs and two untitled players, with a sole unrated player (being the player scoring the 5/9), with eight nationalities...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Indoor gatherings were limited to 6 last summer, but it seemed there was scope for local governments to define "gathering" in such a way that you can fit more than one gathering of 6 into a playing hall. If it's 100, you'd only need to divide the hall into two or three partitioned areas. Then of co...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

And here I was, thinking this is a chess forum. Stewart, you wrote the book (literally; I read it) on organising competitive chess. 0) 8/3: 2 outdoors, 1⌂ indoors 1) 29/3 or later: 6 / 2⌂ outdoors, 1⌂ indoors 2) 12/4 or later: 6 / 2⌂ outdoors, 1⌂ indoors ("No household mixing indoors") and indoor h...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Vitamin D3, however. Everyone should be taking their maximum daily dose.
by Adam Raoof
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Well there's a few, one of which is that you are talking about somebody who died a couple of weeks ago, somebody about whom you know nothing, and maybe you should think about your tone before mouthing off. Let hope he didn't die of a stroke because he didn't seek the appropriate medical advice afte...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Any luck with the venue at Hampstead? I haven't asked... but I suspect I know the answer. However I may have a smaller but more convenient venue for small FIDE events in Hendon. Just a question of whether anyone will travel. Not just across international borders, but also just across London! If you...
by Adam Raoof
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess will be back in July and August (4 dates booked!) - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ for news This is terrific news Adam, with plenty of advertising I'm sure you will receive record entries. In New Zealand after lockdown tournaments received record entries and chess...
by Adam Raoof
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:00 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:22 pm
Just a question of whether anyone will travel. Not just across international borders, but also just across London!
I haven't noticed any roadblocks yet, although nothing would surprise me.
Some of the biggest obstacles may be psychological.
by Adam Raoof
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118126

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Golders Green FIDE Rapid Chess will be back in July and August (4 dates booked!) - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/ for news Any luck with the venue at Hampstead? I haven't asked... but I suspect I know the answer. However I may have a smaller but more convenient venue for small FIDE events in He...