London chess-FIDE open

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Roger de Coverly
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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Postby Roger de Coverly » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:22 pm

Another event has been confirmed by a 4NCL Congress circular. There will be a British Knockout Championship from 1st to 9th December. The open qualifier place will be the winner of the next 4NCL Congress, which is at Coventry over the weekend of 3-5 November.

soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:02 am

So there will be a tournament 3-5 November in Coventry, right?
Unfortunately too lately announced

Roger de Coverly
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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Postby Roger de Coverly » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:55 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:So there will be a tournament 3-5 November in Coventry, right?
Unfortunately too lately announced


The Coventry tournament was announced several months ago.
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_16.htm

There's another one in January
http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/information_17.htm

All that's new is that the winner will be a qualifier for the British Knockout taking place alongside the Olympia FIDE Open. The same method was used last year.

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:34 pm

Is it true that Brits have no good opinion of middle-easterns generally?

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Postby John McKenna » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:04 am

Having lost all faith in Merkel's EU and Trump's US, it's safe to say, the Brits have no good opinion left of any other nation on the planet - with the possible exception of the Canadians & New Zealanders?

But, everyone feels at home in London no matter where they are from because the 'visitors' outnumber the 'natives' there.

Get a flight to London Heathrow and stay in a budget hotel somewhere between the airport and the playing venue at Olympia and you'll feel like you're in your home away from home since so many "middle easterns" frequent the area.
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Postby Kevin Thurlow » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:46 pm

I think we're still friendly with Norway, Switzerland and Portugal. There are plenty of arguments in Britain - England vs Scotland, North vs South, Yorkshire vs Lancashire, Lancashire vs Greater Manchester, I could go on...

People are people everywhere and have their likes and dislikes. Some express their dislikes in unpleasant ways.

John is right, there are several parts of London where the visitors outnumber the locals. But it is cosmopolitan and we are used to seeing a wide variety of people of different races here.

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Re: London chess-FIDE open

Postby Ian Thompson » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:14 pm

John McKenna wrote:Get a flight to London Heathrow and stay in a budget hotel somewhere between the airport and the playing venue at Olympia and you'll feel like you're in your home away from home since so many "middle easterns" frequent the area.

or stay somewhere near Edgware Road - "The southernmost part of the road, south of the junction with Marylebone Road, is noted for its distinct Middle Eastern flavour. Many Lebanese restaurants, shisha cafes and Arabic-themed nightclubs line the street."


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