Old School

Sherwood, Russell  Thursday, February 28, 2019

It's been interesting, starting to play in the Bill Flew memorial for three reasons

First of all, the use of the Silli pairing system has led to a very different pool of opposition to that normally encountered, which I believe has gone down well with players.

Secondly, ta rather more loose style is being played, due somewhat to the games being unrated, necessary for us to make the event Engine free

Finally and in many ways, the most interesting has been to see the different approaches - some are playing this like OTB, whereas others appear to be utilising old-school CC methods. For my own preparation, I looked over some of my older Tim Harding texts, which whilst obsolete for modern CC, are a treasure trove for this kind of event!

In addition to this, from wider discussions, it does appear that there is some appetite for events that are a little.......different, be it the pairing system or time control. If you have anything you would like to see tried out get in touch!

Updated Thursday, February 28, 2019 by Russell Sherwood

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