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by Simon Rogers
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

I work in retail. I have to wear a mask all day.
The important thing is at least there will be a OTB tournament in the UK next month
Thanks for posting the link for the Northumberland Chess Congress website Roger.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Derek Miller 1935-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Derek Miller 1935-2020

I am sorry to inform you that stalwart of Barrow Chess Club, Derek Miller, died a couple of weeks ago. He had been suffering from cancer and had undergone treatment for a few years. Derek was an extremely popular member of the club and had been a member of Barrow Chess Club for 30 years. He would tu...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Paul MacDonald
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Paul MacDonald

I regret to inform you that former Scottish International Junior Director Paul MacDonald sadly passed away at 7.30pm on the 15th July at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow. Until his illness, he was an active player and well known on the Congress circuit. He was also an arbiter. There are a large num...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bill Falconer
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Bill Falconer

I regret to inform you that Bill Falconer passed away at the end of May after a short illness. Bill was a stalwart of Wandering Dragons Chess Club. During the 1990s he was a Chess Edinburgh and Lothian's Council Member. Bill was very well known across the country and a sad loss to chess. There is a ...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Foster 1937-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Brian Foster 1937-2020

I am saddened to announce the death of Brian Foster on his 83rd birthday in late June, after a lengthy illness. In 1972, as President of Pencarrow Chess Club in New Zealand, he organised weekly training for around 100 keen juniors inspired to take up the game by the famous Fischer-Spasky match. Rema...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 339
Views: 20667

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Thanks. I'll keep on checking various websites. I've started a new topic for the Northumberland Chess Congress in the Congress Diary section and Roger De Coverly has kindly found the link to the Congress website. Thank you Roger.
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

Not sure if it's same as 2012. I played in 2011 at Sheffield and was fortunate to see a lot of events at the Olympics in London. There is the full address for the tournament on the ECF Calendar.
I don't know much about the tournament. I've never played there.
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Congresses Going Ahead
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Thanet has been cancelled.
But the Northumberland Chess Congress in North Shields from the 25th to 27th September is definitely going ahead with a limited entry of 120.
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Northumberland Chess Congress

The first post lockdown OTB chess tournament that is going ahead is the Northumberland Chess Congress in North Shields from the 25th to 27th September. Entry is limited to 120 with hygiene protocols in place. There is a lengthy statement by the congress organiser Mick Riding on the Northumberland Ch...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 339
Views: 20667

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I've just been on the Northumberland Chess Association website. Statement by Mick Riding 01st August: Northumberland Chess Congress 25th to 27th September is going ahead. North Tyneside council has allowed the hall to be used for a limited entry of 120 players with hygiene protocols. Also Gosforth C...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Alan Hare
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Alan Hare

I regret to report the death of Alan Hare in mid May. He was stalwart of Redcar Chess Club and played a key role in keeping the club and its teams running. He was also Redcar Chess Club treasurer for many years. Alan also played an active role on the Committee of Redcars' Literary Institute. There i...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum usage
Replies: 70
Views: 5014

Re: Forum usage

I would like to apologise for my outburst back in mid June on the forum. I have sent a large number of PMs to forum members. I sincerely hope we can move on and hope to be forgiven one day. I would also like to apologise for the number of Deaths and Obituaries that I will have to report over the nex...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 339
Views: 20667

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

With the death yesterday of my Uncle, there have been 8 people I know who have died this year, of whom 3 were chess teammates; none of the 8 were anything to do with Covid-19; it has just been an awful year I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. I'm sure I am speaking on behalf of all forumites. That ...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: John Williams Film Scores
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: John Williams Film Scores

Has anyone else a favourite John Williams film score?
by Simon Rogers
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Unusual Books (Not Chess)
Replies: 17
Views: 852

Re: Unusual Books (Not Chess)

Has anyone else bought or seen any Unusual Books?