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by Gareth T Ellis
Sat May 01, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2040
Views: 121869

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal Unread post by Roger de Coverly » Sat May 01, 2021 12:58 pm John Sellen wrote: ↑Sat May 01, 2021 12:46 pm To be ultra cautious why not ask for proof of vaccination and a recent Covid test for entrants just before the event and then hold the it without any of the...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Reports from Direct Members' representatives
Replies: 61
Views: 3140

Re: Reports from Direct Members' representatives

post by JustinHorton » Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:18 pm Once again, there are often reasons why anonymity is acceptable but I cannot see how any of them apply here. We have no idea of the provenance of these emails and to produce them here, anonymously, as you have done is a pretty dirty way to play a camp...
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Events in 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 2170

Re: Events in 2021

To be confirmed - Warrington 15th -17th October 2021

Subject to venue confirmation.

I'm currently working with a potential sponsor to initiate a new annual event.
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Film Quotes
Replies: 29
Views: 1742

Re: Film Quotes

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

What about ?

"Mongo only pawn in game of life"
by Gareth T Ellis
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?
Replies: 277
Views: 19857

Re: COVid19-What's wrong with UK?

post by Jon Tait » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:17 am "David Williams wrote: ↑Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:34 pm At the very least it's insensitive. And ill-advised to have something like that on a public forum under your own name." Alternatively you could take the time to go back through a thread a little and unders...
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2040
Views: 121869

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Unread post by Matt Bridgeman » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:28 pm

It’s hard at this point not to expect the present government to make a dog’s breakfast of this uniquely huge vaccination roll out.
For such a logistical challenge, maybe Holloid could give a few pointers.
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 5388

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

I am not saying that the ECF should be necessarily doing this now (for the reasons you suggested), but I think this should be an aspiration.
So aspiring to the WCU method but with a paid position instead of volunteers.
by Gareth T Ellis
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 66
Views: 5388

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Post by Matthew Turner » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:14 pm I voted yes. Clearly, the current situation is a very strange, but in general, I think the ECF should employ a strong young player to work in the Office. Part of their responsibility would be to organise events and part of their remuneration would b...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 23314

Re: Membership Renewal

what is the CBIL? does anyone in the forum know about this and does the ECF finance director or income one know about this? Yes they know, I checked before posting on here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme The deadline to apply has been increas...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 307
Views: 23314

Re: Membership Renewal

Re: Membership Renewal Post by John Swain » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:17 pm The following appeal has appeared on chess24.com https://chess24.com/en/read/news/englis ... ur-of-need Mr Truran said: "Like many sports and leisure organisations we have taken an enormous hit over the past six months, and we nee...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 102
Views: 8203

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

They were waiting for this meeting before fully advertising the event in case of changes. Received from Michael Riding today: Please can you share with leagues/clubs as far and wide as possible. Traditional greetings and apology if you've already had this. 25 entries as I write. Document attached ou...
by Gareth T Ellis
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 2624
Views: 215354

Re: Cheating in chess

That's great, I will be fascinated to hear how in the following 4th round game he managed to achieve the following:- 12 moves of theory, followed by out of the remaining 39 moves, 36 moves are the 1st choice of Stockfish, 2 moves are the 2nd choice and 1 move is the 4th choice. Thanks to Nick B for...
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence
Replies: 34
Views: 3009

Re: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence

How many leagues still use adjournments ?
by Gareth T Ellis
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence
Replies: 34
Views: 3009

Re: Sealed move during threefold repetition sequence

Roger de Coverly » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:40 pm You are at move 40, the time control was at move 35. The clock says you have ten minutes left. Or is it really twenty five? The display that flips between hours and minutes and minutes and seconds can also be confusing. The clock says 0:21. Is that 21 min...
by Gareth T Ellis
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

Re: Resignation

I stand corrected, thank you Alex, a transfer from your own budget.

It's been a long time since I last saw the ECF's figures.