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by Simon Rogers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Mitchell
Replies: 0
Views: 68

John Mitchell

It was announced on the Leicestershire and Rutland Chess Association website a few days ago, that John Mitchell, has died after a long illness. John played for Loughborough Chess Club. He captained the first team and also played for the Leicestershire county team. Jon won the Loughborough Lightning ...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Nigel Byrne
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Nigel Byrne

It has sadly been announced on the Birmingham & District Chess League website, that Nigel Byrne has died. He passed away on Sunday 27th September from a suspected heart attack at the age of 63. Nigel played for Solihull Chess Club as well as being Assistant Secretary. Nigel played in the Leamington ...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: Local Online Leagues

The Blackpool and Fylde League, have an online chess league, comprising of two divisions. Online Division 1: Heywood 1, Preston, Lytham, Poulton. Online Division 2: Bare and Lancaster, Leyland 1, Leyland 2, Heywood 2. Teams of 4. Home and Away fixtures. Away team has white on odds. No league fees. G...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: U11 Junior Tournament in Oxfordshire
Replies: 17
Views: 1098

Re: U11 Junior Tournament in Oxfordshire

Best of luck for tomorrow, Joseph.
Perhaps you could report back to the forum next week, as to how the tournament went.
by Simon Rogers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead
Replies: 17
Views: 1276

Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead

Here are some more events that I have found: According to the Tasmanian Chess Association website: Saturday 7th November Launceston Open Lightning. Kings Meadows, Tasmania, Australia. 7th-8th November Launceston Cup 2020. Kings Meadows, Tasmania, Australia. According to the Australian Chess Federati...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Double Check and Mate
Replies: 13
Views: 801

Re: Double Check and Mate

I remember losing a game, a number of years ago, at the Scarborough Chess Congress where the last move my opponent played was double check and mate.
I could've resigned a few moves earlier, however, I allowed my opponent to play it, which he thanked me for.
by Simon Rogers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1123
Views: 55371

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Ulster Chess Union organiser, Brendan Jamison, arranged a series of outdoor Grand Prix Blitz Events every Saturday from the beginning of September. Masks and gloves were worn. These were the dates and venues: Saturday 5th September Titanic Quarter Outdoor Elite Blitz Championship. Saturday 12th Sept...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3832
Views: 418210

Re: Media comments on chess

The One Show BBC1 7pm until 7.35pm Tuesday 20th October Available on the BBC i player the next few weeks, Presented by Alex Jones and Gethin Jones. One of the guests was the actor Thomas-Brodie Sangster who talked about appearing in the new series on Netflix, The Queens' Gambit. There were a few cli...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October
Replies: 35
Views: 2068

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Who won the Manx Championship?
by Simon Rogers
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 25
Views: 2583

Re: Scarborough Congress

Sounds like the ownership of the Spa is changing hands. This has appeared on regional news under Yorkshire on the BBC red button text service: "Entertainment venues return to council control" "Entertainment venues on the Yorkshire coast will be run directly by the local council from January 2021. Sc...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1515
Views: 139058

Re: Cheating in chess

It mostly shows that the cheats weren't worried about being subtle/intelligent about it. Which we should broadly be happy about, I would think. Fair enough, but I think this takes positive spin a bit too far. All we know about intelligent cheats is that we know nothing about them. I think this is r...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1515
Views: 139058

Re: Cheating in chess

The presenter didn't mention which tournament. But 5 disqualified from the top 6 is quite scary. Not really very scary at all :) It mostly shows that the cheats weren't worried about being subtle/intelligent about it. Which we should broadly be happy about, I would think. Any entirely 'crude' compu...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1515
Views: 139058

Re: Cheating in chess

At the Scarborough Congress you have to walk past the book stall to go to the loo. Cheating comes in various forms. I remember a game I played many years ago in the Blackpool Chess Congress at the Winter Gardens in the final round. My opponent battered me and I resigned with only a king and knight ...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 1515
Views: 139058

Re: Cheating in chess

5 players banned in the same tournament? I'm guessing he must have been referring to an online tournament probably on chess.com (lichess seems to allow cheats to continually win their tournaments) . But the parallel with the degeneration of sport is starting to show though in chess, the more times ...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1123
Views: 55371

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I'm sure I am speaking on behalf of all members, that we are pleased it has come back negative. My brother recieved an email today from school, my niece has been told to self isolate for two weeks as a second pupil in her class has come back positive. She had to isolate last month as someone she sat...