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by Richard James
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What’s the longest you’ve played with 16 pawns still on the board?
Replies: 30
Views: 1925

Re: What’s the longest you’ve played with 16 pawns still on the board?

[Event "Guernsey op 11th"] [Site "Guernsey"] [Date "1985.??.??"] [Round "3"] [White "Yeo, Michael J"] [Black "Bellin, Robert"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C49"] [WhiteElo "2230"] [BlackElo "2395"] [PlyC...
by Richard James
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2046
Views: 219598

Re: Media comments on chess

From yesterday's Sun, find the 7 chess terms. (I found 8. if you include 'net' as in mating net) https://image.ibb.co/hpgSaQ/wordsearch.jpg It looks like the Sun's Word Search composer thought of doing something about Wimbledon There is 'BAT', 'NET, and 'TENNID' in there. Then he ran out of ideas a...
by Richard James
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 15151

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

I didn't understand the logic for doing this as aren't juniors more likely to play in Silver events than Bronze events (see Richard James article/comment somewhere)? Yes, somewhere, but I don't remember where offhand. I might try to find it later. Juniors usually start their competitive chess in to...
by Richard James
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 18
Views: 1400

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

Anyone looked at how he gives his name in census records? Your wish is my command. In 1891 and 1901 he was just Fred Yates. By 1911 he'd acquired a middle initial: Fred D Yates. His humble background is very striking. The rest of his family were employed in the wool trade. His father was a millwrig...
by Richard James
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Yorkshire Chess History Site
Replies: 18
Views: 1400

Re: Yorkshire Chess History Site

His birth and death records give his name as plain Fred Yates. No Frederick and no Dewhirst or Dewhurst. His parish burial record gives his name as Frederick Dewhirst Yates (as Steve Mann explains, Dewhirst, not Dewhurst, was his mother's maiden name). I suppose the vicar thought he should be dignif...
by Richard James
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 370
Views: 22592

Re: Chess history trivia

'Chess In Schools' may seem like a fairly modern concept given its current popularity, but which British chess player wrote a University thesis about the idea in the early 1960s? I think I know the answer but I'll wait for others to have a go first. Bernard Cafferty wrote a Thesis on "Chess in...
by Richard James
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 370
Views: 22592

Re: Chess history trivia

Colin Patterson wrote:'Chess In Schools' may seem like a fairly modern concept given its current popularity, but which British chess player wrote a University thesis about the idea in the early 1960s?


I think I know the answer but I'll wait for others to have a go first.
by Richard James
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched

Nice find. Which prompts the question for me: when, or better why , did the likes of P R England, senior company/professionals, stop being members of chess clubs? Perhaps they didn't elsewhere, though I can think of none in the Liverpool area over the past four decades: senior academics, a few; com...
by Richard James
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: New Liverpool Chess Club website launched

From 1975-77 G. Hadfield is listed as a President of the Chester & District Chess League http://www.cdchessleague.org.uk/presidents.php I think this is him: George Edward Hadfield: born West Derby, Liverpool 12 Dec 1924 Death registered in Chester & Ellesmere Port, May 1989 A photograph of ...
by Richard James
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips for coaching children
Replies: 25
Views: 2682

Re: Tips for coaching children

The most frustrating thing I found on EPSCA thread was lack of resources for primary schools & parents. You're quite right, Nick. Perhaps my biggest problem with EPSCA, UKCC and other junior chess organisations is the lack of resources for parents: the events they run are great and children get...
by Richard James
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tips for coaching children
Replies: 25
Views: 2682

Re: Tips for coaching children

The second bit would be that engaging somebody in a chess lesson is more about connecting with them as a person - a young person in this case - than it is about chess. My first thought on this topic - and I have no real experience of teaching let alone teaching children - was that. Indeed. I realis...
by Richard James
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 12977

Re: National Chess Library closure

Roger de Coverly wrote:DIG - George(?) Diggle perhaps


Geoffrey Harber Diggle
by Richard James
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Surrey County Junior Selectors?
Replies: 43
Views: 2161

Re: Surrey County Junior Selectors?

Has RJCC played in SCCA competitions? Yes - at present we play in everything which isn't specifically inter-county. At the 1998 Annual General Meeting, the General Rules were changed in order to enable chess organisations other than County Associations to be admitted to membership and to enjoy appr...
by Richard James
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Surrey County Junior Selectors?
Replies: 43
Views: 2161

Re: Surrey County Junior Selectors?

However my view is, that it doesn't really matter and that the children should be allowed and encouraged to play for whichever team they want to, providing they are selected and qualify for that team. So for example they could live in the London Borough of Kingston and play at Richmond junior chess...

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