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by John Upham
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

Camberley Chess Club has organised a one day FREE rapidplay event to honour the memory of Correspondence Grandmaster, Keith Bevan Richardson. This will be on Saturday August 12th from 10am onwards at Camberley Baptist Church, 15, Frimley Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3EN FREE parking close by and re...
by John Upham
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2027
Views: 216171

Re: Media comments on chess

It would appear that one of Daniel's aims was to beat an Independent Master who was more than 70 years old.

It is good to have attainable targets.
by John Upham
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2027
Views: 216171

Re: Media comments on chess

A TEENAGER has come in the country’s top 50 chess players at the British Championships. Daniel Gallagher, 16, of Temple Way, Maldon, came 41st equal in the British Chess Championships held in Wales from July 28 to August 6. The King Edward VI Grammar School student played nine games during the tour...
by John Upham
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2027
Views: 216171

Re: Media comments on chess

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What''s an Independant Master?



Probably someone who has left home and is no longer living with their parents.

Maybe they are self confident and have strong opinions ?

FIDE do not award such a title but it may be worth suggesting.
by John Upham
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2027
Views: 216171

I managed to beat an Independent Master who was more than 70-years-old

A recent newspaper report about a player at Llandudno contained the following text :

I managed to beat an Independent Master who was more than 70-years-old


I found that slightly amusing. :D
by John Upham
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 52
Views: 2588

Re: What do I do?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Hello.
I have got government's go fo establishing a chess club. What's the next step?
Any suggestion is welcome



Obtain a venue that is available at useful hours and is affordable.

J.
by John Upham
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: EPSCA archives
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: EPSCA archives

Jon Tait wrote:Does anyone have records of old EPSCA competitions, going back to the 1970s? I'm specifically interested in the 1974 (?) final match which Ernehale (Arnold, Nottingham) lost to some team or other.



Peter Purland is someone worth asking about this.

John
by John Upham
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?
Replies: 31
Views: 2175

Re: Decline of Evening Chess 17/18?

Well on a directly year basis there's also simple bad luck. In general though the demographics just aren't good from here on. Potentially very big crash due in 10-15 years. (Well, maybe London manages to keep its player base younger.). London Chess League had 900 active players in 2016 - 2017 (play...
by John Upham
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'The Famous Eccles'
Replies: 31
Views: 1236

Re: 'The Famous Eccles'

Geoff Chandler wrote:Hi,


Pickett writes: 'the famous Eccles' and nothing more.

Any idea to what he is referring too. I cannot find the original game or even the players anywhere.



Could it be something to do with a Goons character?

Intriguing.
by John Upham
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4628

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

I note with considerable disappointment that : Publicity Manager – Vacancy Email I am sure that this is a coincidence but the word Vacancy appeared following the cancellation of the Player of the Year Award 2017. Mark Jordan was doing a great job for the ECF and it is a shame that he has been replac...
by John Upham
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Court case
Replies: 58
Views: 8643

Re: Court case

Michael Farthing wrote:John,

Is there any truth in the rumour that you are to be co-opted on to the Board as "Director of Leaks" ?


Yes, main my source is met regulary in an underground car park and is known as "Shallow Throat".
by John Upham
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Court case
Replies: 58
Views: 8643

Re: Court case

A long standing (and highly regarded) member of Guildford Chess Club and significant person within the environs of Surrey chess has severed all connections from the chess world following disagreement regarding CCFs standing in Surrey chess and the hosting of county matches etc. There is little appet...
by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4628

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:Would it be fair to say that the only candidate that cared about the award was judged to have campaigned too hard and too effectively?



I would agree with that.

Take note Teresa May !
by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The case for scrapping "Player of the Year"
Replies: 15
Views: 1485

Re: The case for scrapping "Player of the Year"

Michael Farthing wrote:
John Upham wrote:
And Governance Committee Member of the Year...


It would seem you are party to unannounced infomation :wink:


I have many friends in low places.
by John Upham
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4628

Re: PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017

IM Jack Rudd wrote:David Howell, Gawain Jones and Jovanka Houska were the other three.



Thanks Jack, So just these seven names then ?

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