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by David Gilbert
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE

The Battersea Chess Club website is reporting a new (comparatively salubrious) venue for Wednesday night chess in the London League. Parker, fetch the the tea please.

https://www.batterseachessclub.org.uk/n ... -free-tea/
by David Gilbert
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 79
Views: 7266

Re: Dave Rumens

Sad to hear of David Rumens' death. He played for several years for DHSS Chess Club after Brian Tysoe found him work in the Hospital Buildings Division in Euston Tower. His first game was on Monday, 7 October 1985 when he played on top board against Government Chemists where Kevin Thurlow provided t...
by David Gilbert
Sat May 20, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

the winner of the FIDE World Amateur receives the FIDE Master (FM) title and 2nd & 3rd each receive the Candidate Master (CM) title. More important, from a UK viewpoint, is that the woman champion, decided within the main event, receives or used to receive the WFM title. This was won by Elaine ...
by David Gilbert
Fri May 19, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Quarter Final Draw
Replies: 59
Views: 3740

Re: Quarter Final Draw

Andrew, thanks for sorting this out. Not all captains are fully computer literate and are not familiar with how to submit the results online and it does cause them worry if they don't see their teams name appear in the draw for the next round. The deadline for reporting results is very tight - with...
by David Gilbert
Fri May 19, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

The 2017 ACO tournament on Kos was just amazing, again. It attracted record numbers - 314 participants with a further 120 non-playing partners and sunbathers. For those who missed out, every day was sunny and hot with temperatures in the high 70s; the food was fantastic; and there was chess, lots an...
by David Gilbert
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Trump and Russia
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Trump and Russia

Of course, our mystic London forefathers must have known something was coming, otherwise why would they have named two streets in the City that run into each other Trump Street and Russia Row. Play the music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b5aW08ivHU
by David Gilbert
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Club 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1889

Re: National Club 2017

Can someone advise what the entry fee per team is? The on-line form just seems to say it will rise to £30.00 a team in March. Neil - It's £25 per team, but you get £10 off for every three people staying at the hotel. So we have two teams (£50) and nine people staying overnight (-£30). So for us, th...
by David Gilbert
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Club 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1889

Re: National Club 2017

It's begun. I've just entered two teams, one each in the 150 and 125 sections. I hope to see lots of returning faces and some new ones too. It really is a fantastic weekend. I can't see an entry list - so maybe we’re first. Any others mulling it over? Some big questions - will the mighty Redditch be...
by David Gilbert
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 146
Views: 17355

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

Matthew Turner wrote:Atlanta are like Houston, they don't really have any big name players



David Gilbert wrote:Err Julio Jones?



Yep that was Julio Jones - Touchdown!
by David Gilbert
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 146
Views: 17355

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

David Gilbert"[quote="Matthew Turner wrote:Atlanta are like Houston, they don't really have any big name players



Err Julio Jones?[/quote]


Yep that was Julio Jones - Touchdown!
by David Gilbert
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cancelling Matches
Replies: 17
Views: 1831

Re: Cancelling Matches

Another problem with postponements is that players who were eligible to play in the original fixture may become ineligible by the time it is actually played. This is easily corrected, but I am not aware of any leagues that have done so. Of course, my knowledge of English local teagues is not encycl...
by David Gilbert
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Worst Films
Replies: 20
Views: 1085

Re: Worst Films

Come on - hasn't anyone seen Eraserhead . It wipes everything else off the floor. Can we forgive David Lynch because he produced Mulholland Drive , Dune , Elephant Man and Twin Peaks . No actually we can't Eraserhead was detestable, obnoxious and a big screen sickie even for the comatose. See if you...
by David Gilbert
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

I'd like to see some of the 4NCL teams struggle out of bed for a 10am start on Sunday. Not wishing to be rude about 4NCL venues, but they don't all offer the same nightlife opportunities as Kos. Greece and early mornings just don't seem an obvious combination. We can’t all be silver-haired playboys...
by David Gilbert
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

Re: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

Is that the downside? Come and have fun Roger. Swim in the pool or the sea; enjoy the sun; dine al fresco; see Kos the birthplace of Hippocrates; take a massage; delight in the company; bring your partner on holiday; play chess in great surroundings and do your post game analysis with a Grand Master...
by David Gilbert
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2260

WORLD AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: KOS 2017

Here comes the sun. And I say it's all right. Today’s delivery of “New in Chess” was accompanied by a flyer for the Amateur Chess Organisation’s World Amateur Chess Championship, which is heading back to Kos, and the amazing Helona Resort, for a third straight year. Probably the best chess venue in ...

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