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by John Upham
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Re: Quit Stallin'

Joey Stewart wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:50 am
Still, I'll admit there are a scant few books that are really good and worth owning
Is this your opinion or it is more likely to be am objective fact ?
by John Upham
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Re: Quit Stallin'

Some events will require the prospective bookstalls to tender to pitch their stall.

It is clear that the business model (if there is one) is hugely variable.
by John Upham
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The word rook and Persia
Replies: 19
Views: 932

Re: The word rook and Persia

Maybe FF is a script writer for Donald T. ?
by John Upham
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The word rook and Persia
Replies: 19
Views: 932

Re: The word rook and Persia

John McKenna wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Francis may have meant Samuel Johnson's famous dictionary, which he has mentioned before -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Diction ... h_Language
Is this the same dictionary that famously missed out

Contrafibularity, PERICOMBOBULATION, Anaspeptic, Frasmotic and Interfrastically ?
by John Upham
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola
Replies: 39
Views: 1270

Re: FIDE Cooperation Agreement with Coca-Cola

Hi Simon - is it a good thing that large multinational corporations are allowed to get away with low ethical standards? Most sensible people would say that forcing people to work in inhumane conditions, diverting local water supplies to service bottling plants etc was not a good thing! This is a fi...
by John Upham
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 27140

Re: Champions' Names

Richard James wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 am
John Upham wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:26 am

Richard Pert "is" Richard Grivas Pert but the Grivas was removed be Deed Poll according to Nick.
Giscard, not Grivas. likewise Nicholas Giscard Pert.
Thanks Richard : more speed less haste.
by John Upham
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 21
Views: 1853

Re: Quit Stallin'

Tim Onions runs a junior oriented bookstall at many junior events. I suspect there is more buying from the bookstall at junior events than adult events where people think it is acceptable to handle books and then order them from Amazon.
by John Upham
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 27140

Re: Champions' Names

John, David W Anderton is David William Anderton Sarah Hegarty is Sarah Natasha Hegarty Matthew Wadsworth is Matthew J Wadsworth Raymond D Keene is Raymond Dennis Keene Chris W Baker is Christopher Wallace Baker Mark l Hebden is Mark Lesland Hebden Simon JB Knott is Simon John Bradley Knott Chris G ...
by John Upham
Mon May 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights
Replies: 28
Views: 3328

Re: Drunken Knights

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:33 pm
John Upham wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:17 pm
The name that springs to my mind, at least, is

George Dickson
Forgive me if I am quite wrong, but do you mean George Leyton?
Aha ! Yes, I think you are right Nick.
by John Upham
Mon May 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights
Replies: 28
Views: 3328

Re: Drunken Knights

John Reyes wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:29 pm
who owed the right to the club Name?
The name that springs to my mind, at least, is

George Dickson


I suspect he was one of the very earliest members.
by John Upham
Wed May 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 69
Views: 9274

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

I have to admit I thought Informator had bought it and was considering getting a copy to see if I liked it. Paul, Ownership can be discovered from https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/00334968/officers But who exactly constitutes Fryern Company Secretarial Services Limited? They are the firm ...
by John Upham
Wed May 22, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 69
Views: 9274

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

I have to admit I thought Informator had bought it and was considering getting a copy to see if I liked it. Paul, Ownership can be discovered from https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/00334968/officers SJL and SMT purchased BCM in September 19th 2005 and that purchase included three companies...
by John Upham
Wed May 22, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 69
Views: 9274

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Have a guess at the total budget we were allowed for monthly magazine production... :shock: From this minuscule budget we had to pay (or not !) contributors, source photographs, typesetting, etc etc. I probably saved them 50p three years ago by declining to annotate a game of mine from a recent tou...
by John Upham
Tue May 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 69
Views: 9274

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

Of course the BCM hasn’t only just recently turned to cack. It’s been putrid for years. Well,decades imho, but certainly including John Upham’s time there I agree ! :D The best period for BCM was that of Brian and Freddy Reilly IMHO but others may disagree. The meetings we had with the business own...
by John Upham
Mon May 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 69
Views: 9274

Re: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale

BCM is still going, then? Who are its current owners? Just about. They are : Stephen Lowe (who has deep pockets) IM Shaun Taulbut (who I get on very well with) It would be interesting and amusing to ask Bernard Cafferty, John Saunders, Steve Giddins and Malcolm Pein to give their impressions of the...