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by IM Jack Rudd
Wed May 21, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: John Robinson Trust
Replies: 70
Views: 7750

Re: John Robinson Trust

In response to Roger De Coverley's comments that there were more bridge clubs in his are than chess clubs and that the EBU had 25,000. This does not necessarily invalidate my assumption that there were more chessplayers than bridge players. For instance over 70,000 players took part in the UK Chess...
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed May 21, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships
Replies: 59
Views: 7958

Re: British Championships

For those of you who do like Chinese food, there is a good all-you-can-eat Chinese place near the venue.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon May 19, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6836

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

I've seen players who've started games with 1.a4 and 2.Ra3 for genuine chess reasons ("I want to develop my rook"). Not terribly good players, it has to be said.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun May 18, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 27423

Re: Resignation Rumours

We'll see what happens when it happens. North Devon is certainly crying out for some junior chess. (Currently the youngest member of Barnstaple Chess Club is me, and I'm 29.) Your neck of the woods will become one of the best areas for junior chess then, are you guys ready? Don't know about ready. ...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun May 18, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 27423

Re: Resignation Rumours

We'll see what happens when it happens. North Devon is certainly crying out for some junior chess. (Currently the youngest member of Barnstaple Chess Club is me, and I'm 29.)
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun May 18, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 27423

Re: Resignation Rumours

You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment.
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun May 18, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Rumours
Replies: 259
Views: 27423

Re: Resignation Rumours

My rather jaded observations on this subject would tend to suggest that there'll be a huge lump of attrition at age 11, as there always is.
by IM Jack Rudd
Mon May 12, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6836

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

In Stewart's list, I'd normally be happy to allow outlandish clothing, silly chess moves, alcohol in the playing hall, and offensive writing (provided the offensive stuff was directed at me. Direct it at one of my competitors and see how long you remain welcome at my tournaments).
by IM Jack Rudd
Sun May 11, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)
Replies: 106
Views: 8749

Re: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)

Here's a game short enough for Ceefax, should you be interested. In the absence of an official Devon Individual Championship, the Winter-Wood Cup has been serving as a de facto championship this year, and this was the final: [Event "Winter-Wood Cup"] [Site "?"] [Date "2008.05.11"] [Round "3"] [White...
by IM Jack Rudd
Sat May 10, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)
Replies: 106
Views: 8749

Re: An average of 10 people use this forum (if not less)

Gavin Strachan wrote:PS If I want to run a FIDE event where do I get cheap FIDE arbiter from?
The cheapest way to do this is probably to find an International Arbiter willing to be a "supervising arbiter", available at the other end of a phone line, and use the services of your normal arbiter.
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri May 09, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How to avoid conflict
Replies: 51
Views: 7206

Re: How to avoid conflict

There has rightly or wrongly been criticism of ECF Officers and Directors on here and elsewhere where the world "gerontocracy" has been bandied about. The ECF gets the leadership it deserves - no one, unless they are retired, could be expected to devote the time needed to do a good job and the very...
by IM Jack Rudd
Fri May 09, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How to avoid conflict
Replies: 51
Views: 7206

Re: How to avoid conflict

There has rightly or wrongly been criticism of ECF Officers and Directors on here and elsewhere where the world "gerontocracy" has been bandied about. The ECF gets the leadership it deserves - no one, unless they are retired, could be expected to devote the time needed to do a good job and the very...
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed May 07, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Junior Championships
Replies: 104
Views: 12672

Re: British Junior Championships

I think, actually, that the current system makes it more, not less, likely that the strong juniors will play in the British junior championships. They're going to want to be playing in the British Championship or Major Open anyway, and so will be on the scene for the junior events.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed May 07, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Junior Championships
Replies: 104
Views: 12672

Re: British Junior Championships

I know last year's British clashed with a prestigious junior event abroad, which is why several strong juniors such as Ankush Khandelwal and Amisha Parmar were missing.
by IM Jack Rudd
Wed May 07, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?
Replies: 64
Views: 6836

Re: When is it bad manners to play silly openings?

Springer - the German word for a knight.