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by John Upham
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2773
Views: 296242

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:23 pm
"a combined ECF/Tinder rating"
I must have missed this development...
by John Upham
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway

I am grateful to Jon D'Souza-Eva for the following two items : https://www.sccu-chess.com/archive/0405/rdc.htm and http://coaching.chesspod.com/recorder/1998/art0827.html :D especially as one of them mentions one of the best organisers I was privileged to know : Michael W. Wills (one of the nicest p...
by John Upham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting back into playing chess ...
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Getting back into playing chess ...

The 2018 ECF Yearbook had adddress details of most of the county and cluborganisers That is not in the 2019 YearBook, but I hope can be found on the ECF website. I shll send the aquery to christine Coates who was the secretary in 2018. Such players deserve our support. I am the Secretary of the Ber...
by John Upham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway

Whilst scanning scorebooks of mine from the 1970s and 1980s I found a game played in The Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament with Olive C. Chataway which was a Sicilian Scheveningen that I won with white. Does this tournament still get played ? Anyone know its history ? I recall that Olive was frie...
by John Upham
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 35966

Re: Chess history trivia

Colin Purdon wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Did he order Falk beer over the counter?

Was that also the favourite tipple of Columbo ?
by John Upham
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 35966

Re: Chess history trivia

Jamie Theakstons Old Peculier ?
by John Upham
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

James,

What was the "B" for in BMS ?

We know that
M = Mothersill
S = Sunnucks

Thanks !
by John Upham
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Spelling of Surname

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:33 pm

At chessgames they have Anne listed under Mothersill, John Saunders: has recently posted that the surname should be Sunnocks.
I have too have just sent them a correction slip.
I hope not Geoff since the correct surname is

Sunnucks

Shall I send them a correction slip ?
by John Upham
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Norton
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Simon Norton

Simon Norton was featured on BBC Radio 4 in "The Last Word" broadcast today.

Listen to

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000300k

John
by John Upham
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

It is also worth noting that she was an occasional contributor to the weekly chess 'Magazine' programme which was broadcast on the Third Network (the precursor to Radio 3) between Autumn 1958 and Summer 1964. Brian, Thanks for that. I assume that no programnes have survived as the BBC liked to recy...
by John Upham
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 77
Views: 6203

Re: Raymond Keene new site

James Pratt wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:28 pm
I gather RDK has now found God. I wonder how many others might have spotted this before me.

Where was God hiding ?

Perhaps GMRDKOBE will start his own church and invite persons to generously donate to it ?
by John Upham
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

John Townsend wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:33 am
Thanks for that, John. Can you also confirm which property is shown in the photo on the Camberley Chess Club website and when it was taken, please?
I'm not able to do that without visiting Brackendale Close which I might do over the Easter break. I did not take the photograph.
by John Upham
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

May I query "48 Brackendale Close"? I have found three sources, 1976-1979, which gave "28 Brackendale Close, Camberley" as the address of BMS Chess Supplies. These include Leonard Barden's chess column in the Financial Times of 4 December 1976, page 4. Her chess shop was on what is now Duke's Ride,...
by John Upham
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Anne at a Lloyds Bank event (?)

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by John Upham
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 1905

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Thanks Ian.

Camberley has never played at Frimley Baptist Church (Balmoral Drive) but it has played at Camberley Baptist Church (Frimley Road) at the dates you mention.