London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

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Richard James
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Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Postby Richard James » Mon May 21, 2012 8:45 pm

John Upham wrote:
Richard James wrote:I notice that Neil Carr has played a few games for Writtle this year so Ivor Smith or someone out that way should have contact details for him

Thanks. Do you know if Trevor and Sue Carr are still on the chess scene? They were very active between 1978-83 as I recall.

The ECF Grading Database tells me that Trevor's most recent games were for Woodbridge in the London League between November 2006 and January 2007.

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John Upham
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Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Postby John Upham » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:29 pm

I am sorry to say that the planned reunion has had to be cancelled until further notice.

The venue has told me that the 16th of June was not viable as the room booked was needed from 5pm onwards for persons to watch a game of Association Football. :cry:

I have attempted to move to a date beyond the end of the football tournament but have told that a weekend day is not viable unless we can guarantee to spend a certain amount of money. Since I do not know the number of persons planning to attend I cannot make any guarantee. Even knowing the number of persons I cannot assume that a minimum amount would have been spent.

So, I suspect for us to hold this reunion without needing to make guarantees we will need to find a venue that does not have the same constraints.

Maybe my original thinking of the Folkestone / Maidstone area was right after all?

Please pass the word around that we have been forced to cancel to as many who might have turned up on spec.

I was very much looking forward to it!
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Malcolm Clarke
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Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Postby Malcolm Clarke » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:33 pm

On this thread a few people had enquired about the current whereabouts of Sandys Dickinson. I came across the article on his game with Eric Schiller and it appears that there was a posting earlier this year from someone who ran a pub near Cambridge that Sandys regularly attended, indicating that he had recently passed away.

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Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Postby David Gilbert » Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:00 am

That's a shame. I recently sent Daryl Taylor this game from the 1976 archives.

[Event "Centymca Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1976.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sandys Dickinson"]
[Black "Daryl Taylor"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C77"]
[EventDate "1976.??.??"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Nc3 { Lacking the force of 0-0 or PQ4 } 5...b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.d3 d6 8.Nd5 Na5 9.Nxe7 Qxe7 10.Bd2 Nxb3 11.axb3 O-O 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bd2 { The third move of this bishop: wasted } 13...d5 14.Qe2 { PxP is forced, even though this means surrendering the centre } 14...dxe4 15.dxe4 Bb7 16.Bc3 Nxe4 17.Bxe5 Qb4+ 18.c3 ( 18.Nd2 Nxd2 19.Qxd2 ( 19.c3 Qe4 ) 19...Qe4+ 20.Qe2 Qxe2+ 21.Kxe2 Rfe8 ) 18...Qxb3 19.O-O Rfe8 20.Bxc7 Nxc3 21.Qd2 Ne2+ 22.Kh1 Qxf3 23.Rg1 Qxf2 0-1

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