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by John Upham
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: SCCU Individual Champions?
Replies: 1
Views: 16

SCCU Individual Champions?

Could anyone point me at a list of SCCU Individual Champions?

I've looked at the SCCU web site but have failed to locate the information.

Many thanks ! :D
by John Upham
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 89
Views: 14965

Re: Dave Rumens

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:34 pm
I'm also thinking somebody should probably be able to identify the venue of the "unknown event".
Yes, that would be appreciated.
by John Upham
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Rumens
Replies: 89
Views: 14965

Re: Dave Rumens

See https://britishchessnews.com/2020/07/08/remembering-fm-david-edward-rumens-23-ix-1939-08-vii-2017/ :D link not working for me Nick, There was a temporary server outage from which it has recovered. Thanks for the alert (which also gets sent to me via SMS and email). I hope you enjoy the article....
by John Upham
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 562
Views: 50133

Re: Chess history trivia

John Townsend wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:58 pm
Ah, yes, Justin. Too easy, I can see ...
We need questions that a search engine will not answer.
by John Upham
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!

I would agree that

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unusual attire
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or maybe
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unusual attire
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would raise your suspicions.

Any other example of "unusual attire" that you have encountered Roger ?
by John Upham
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Don’t cancel your chess congress - hold it online!

Roger, I'm intrigued to learn the of the potential correlations between "unusual attire" and cheating ? Is this something you have noticed in any opponents or other players ? Would playing barefoot (but not being a Contessa) qualify as unusual attire and a possible indicator of cheating? Tell me mor...
by John Upham
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 87
Views: 14037

Re: Minimum Grades

I can confirm that Camberley Chess Club does not have an Allan J Brown as a current or past member.

No idea where that entry came from.
by John Upham
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: www.chessgames.com
Replies: 39
Views: 2728

Re: www.chessgames.com

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:16 am
I managed to get on for a day, now it's gone again.
A little tardy in initial response but it is working today.
by John Upham
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Vera Menchik
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Vera Menchik

See https://britishchessnews.com/2020/06/27 ... niversary/ which includes a curiously worded obituary from EGR Cordingley.


Was she really a pagan or was this a turn of phrase from EGRC ?
by John Upham
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Vera Menchik
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Vera Menchik

Thanks Leonard.

I fell into the trap hook, line and sinker !

The signs were all there as you point out.
by John Upham
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Vera Menchik
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Vera Menchik

I wonder if you can help ? I'm attempting to locate the score of a game between Vera Menchk and Sir GA Thomas at Hastings , year unknown. Getty images has this image : 2e90a458ba01104ee800eb4de989bfab.jpg which appears to show a position in which Black is about deliver mate in one. As far as I can t...
by John Upham
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 69
Views: 3141

Re: Harry Golombek games

Is it true Harry Golombek received an OBE? Harry became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), Civil division in the 1966 Birthday (rather than New Years) Honours list. The citation read simply : Harry Golombek. For services to Chess. (rather than more accurately, services to chess an...