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by David Gilbert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2653

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

From the front page scroll down to "Competitions" , click on "ECF Grand Prix" , scroll down to "Grand Prix Leader Boards as at 29/03/2019 – click here" There's also a Grand Prix to establish qualifiers for the 2019 or possibly 2020 British Championship. A list did eventually appear for 2017-2018, b...
by David Gilbert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2653

Re: FIDE Senior Championships 2019

The ECF site is awful these days. Hard to find anything anywhere. Eg, not that it means anything, but I challenge anyone to find the latest Grand Prix leaderboards in less than 15 minutes. Bring it on! Five seconds. From the front page scroll down to "Competitions" , click on "ECF Grand Prix" , scr...
by David Gilbert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess-playing Fellows of Royal Society
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Chess-playing Fellows of Royal Society

Well if anyone is playing at Southend this Easter they might bump into the congenial Jeremy Brockes who was elected to the Royal Society in 1994 and has taken to playing chess following his retirement as Professor of Structural & Molecular Biology (basically salamander regeneration) at UCL. Jeremy h...
by David Gilbert
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2796
Views: 299718

Re: Media comments on chess

Geff, that is real find. Thank you. How old-fashioned to use English descriptive in 2002. Well Deep Blue made a guest appearance on Futurama on Tuesday night (it was an episode from 2016) and it was speaking descriptive. The machine is introduced...... Al Gore: And our summer intern, Deep Blue, the...
by David Gilbert
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Roger we are looking to attract teams from Clubs that play in Leagues within the London/SCCU regions or from Schools or other junior organisations that have a chess club or run chess classes.
by David Gilbert
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 424

SCCU/London Club Championships

Here’s something new. The Southern Counties Chess Union (SCCU) is running a Club Championship rapidplay tournament for teams in the SCCU/London Region. There are three sections for teams of four players with maximum average grades of ECF 180, 150 and 120. It all takes place at St Luke’s Church off t...
by David Gilbert
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: All Roads lead to Rhodes
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: All Roads lead to Rhodes

The map suggests the two hotels are adjacent. The ACO play in the mornings (and two afternoons), so we might walk along the beach in the pm from the Sheraton to the Olympic Palace to cheer on our old folk. 'Cause nothing's better than to walk in sand.
by David Gilbert
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: All Roads lead to Rhodes
Replies: 4
Views: 735

All Roads lead to Rhodes

It seems they do! The European Amateur Championships (and the European Seniors) take place on the island from 5 April 2019 to 15 April 2019 and the ACO’s World Amateur Champions start on 20 April 2019 to 29 April 2019. It’s time for the good times. Nice for people who enjoy playing chess on their ho...
by David Gilbert
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 20848

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Here's the big question (easy for serious Chelsea fans). Can you date the photograph in the right-hand corner of the picture?
by David Gilbert
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO World Amateur Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: ACO World Amateur Championships

The champagne corks are popping as I type this. Meyrick Shaw of Exmouth Chess Club, and a familiar face in the South West, is the new ACO Seniors World Champion in the under 2000 section. Meyrick has just won his ninth round game, a game he needed to win for the trophy. He becomes the first player f...
by David Gilbert
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO World Amateur Championships
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

ACO World Amateur Championships

The journey to Crete begins today for the ACO's World Seniors Amateur Chess Championships at the incredible looking Fodele Beach Resort. There'll be a few beached whales doing the flumes and slides this week. On the plane are nine oldies from England, one Welshman and a New Zealander from Sidcup! Al...
by David Gilbert
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 5385

Re: ECF AGM 2018

27 for - 13 against. Card vote happened. Meeting closed. Result pending. For 160 against 103, 1 abstention. It's not clear to me what these votes are on The top was a hand vote in favour of the Board’s finance proposal. Five members then called for a card vote, which is the second vote.
by David Gilbert
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 37
Views: 3760

Re: Rebranding

Pretty cool and quite inspired. I might buy the T-shirt. Done that.
by David Gilbert
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Home Chess
Replies: 27
Views: 3541

Re: Director of Home Chess

Good luck and best wishes Alex in whatever you’re going to do next. People do appreciate your hard work and the sacrifices you have made for chess. You’ll be much missed but I hope you’ll continue to be involved in some capacity. Chess can hardly afford to lose young(ish!) organisers like you.
by David Gilbert
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 7562

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

Should anyone be thinking seriously about joining the home party heading to the ACO Seniors at Fondele Beach Resort on Crete in October, the €150 discount ends next week, on 15 June 2018. There's presently 102 participants on the list, including seven from England. Trouble is it means a second manki...