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by John Upham
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 118
Views: 11452

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Nick Ivell wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:27 pm
How long is this saga going to go on for?
In 1960 13 episodes of Coronation Street were planned and then that would be the end.
by John Upham
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess club folds
Replies: 100
Views: 10889

Re: Chess club folds

Dragging the thread back to the original topic ... Addlestone won divisions 1, 2, and 3 of the Surrey Border League in 2006 and a few years later disappeared leaving no discernible trace. If you want the key to success, then I suggest you look at the Surrey/Hants (and Berkshire) Chess League model....
by John Upham
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10343

Re: End of an era

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:22 am
JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:54 am
And today
How are you going to fill your day once Keene finally hangs up his pen?
The pen was hung up years ago.

Ctrl A, Ctrl C & Ctrl V was RDKs main weapon of choice.
by John Upham
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3155

Re: Shortest game

It is a bit off-topic … I have commented previously about the tendency of Forum threads to veer wildly off topic. This thread has gone from being about members' shortest games to being about the development of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist after privatisation. That must surely have set a...
by John Upham
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 60
Views: 3155

Re: Shortest game

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:27 pm
About 35 years ago I played a colleague in the Government Chemists' Championship
The what? :shock:
It was a sister organisation to the Government Dentists' who had their own championship also.
by John Upham
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Welch
Replies: 21
Views: 2317

Re: David Welch

Very sad news. :cry:

I am putting together an obituary here : https://britishchessnews.com/2019/11/09 ... welch-rip/

If you would to like to contribute to this then please email me

at john.upham@zen.co.uk


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David Welch RIP (30-X-1945, 09-XI-2019)
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by John Upham
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choker - as bad as it sounds
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

I've tried combining chess, glasses of red wine and Twister in my university days.

Almost anything combined with red wine seems to work OK except perhaps "Operation" and "Bucking Broncos".
by John Upham
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1909

Re: Dominic Cummings

I have misappropriated a segment of the Monty Python Cocktail Bar sketch :
John: Oh, I say, have you seen page eight? Cumming’s had an asshole transplant.

Terry: Ohhh, have you seen the stop press then?

John: No.

Terry: The asshole has rejected him.
by John Upham
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1909

Re: Dominic Cummings

Of course, nothing is stopping somebody (whether in an official ECF capacity, or otherwise) gently inquiring of him if he still retains an interest in our great game. Although now might not be the best time - rumour has it there's some other national event where he's involved, :) Is he not supposed...
by John Upham
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dominic Cummings
Replies: 24
Views: 1909

Re: Dominic Cummings

Might be a useful contact for the ECF if he retains an interest in the game, hope someone takes note. A positive role model as "Dom" might appear at first glance (not) to be, I can't imagine too many ECF persons wishing to go anywhere near him. David Cummings, on the other hand, would be a very wel...
by John Upham
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 514
Views: 43081

Re: Chess history trivia

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson ? :D
by John Upham
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10343

Re: End of an era

Whilst on the subject of Simpson's-in-the-Strand I thought I would remind this place of the edit to the plaque of the famous chess board on the wall of the entrance way :
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:D


If only the final word "and" was missing the edit would almost be convincing.
by John Upham
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bandit website
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: Bandit website

Paul,

Which web site are we discussing ?
by John Upham
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 140
Views: 10343

Re: End of an era

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Google searches are tailored to your search/browsing history, so I'd like to think the Guardian was your top article. :)
You might like to think that but I suspect it is more a reflection of the SEO effort made by the Guardian content managers plus the content of the story itself.
by John Upham
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 118
Views: 11452

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

I read today the article in CHESS by Tim Wall about the history of the Northumbria Masters. It is a good article. Made me think it would be nice if chess organisers could all get along a bit more, though that may be a naive attitude. :( Most chess organisers get on very well. Some don't. The chance...