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by David Gilbert
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

If anyone is looking to come to Rhodes next May for the ACO’s World Graded Championships the €150 discount ends on 30 September 2019, although you can still get €100 off if you enter by 15 November 2019. There’s 156 entries so far, including five from England, two from Wales and three from Ireland. ...
by David Gilbert
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5501

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 pm
Chris Rice wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:10 pm
A schedule for the festival is available here.
I also noticed that the grading limit tournaments have been expressed by reference to ECF grades.
A welcome move. The under 140s will get back their event back after it was hijacked by the under 160s.
by David Gilbert
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5233

Re: July 2019 grades......

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:54 pm
The FIDE September list was published today.
Without the results from the Under-1750 at the British Championships :(
by David Gilbert
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

I'd be concerned by the condition that says the organisers can cancel the whole event if they don't get 300 entries as that's more than the 284 they got at the same venue this year. Ian - There's no need to be concerned about numbers. The reference is to '300 persons' rather than '300 entries'. I'd...
by David Gilbert
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Replies: 5
Views: 461

ACO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Yesterday's updated list of the 172 entries heading to Crete for the ACO Seniors from 14th to 23rd October 2019 includes 15 ENG representatives and one from Wales. https://amateurchess.com/participants-crete-2019/ A great tournament at a great hotel, although some of us old folk are also attracted t...
by David Gilbert
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Good fun last Saturday. Final placings beneath. Major (Average 180) 1. Muswell Hill 6/6 2. GLCC1 4/6 3. Surbiton1 4/6 Intermediate (Average 150) 1. Hatch End 5.5/6 (champions by 1 game point) 2. Pimlico 5.5/6 3. Streatham 5/6 Minor (Average 120) 1. DHSS2 6/6 2. Surbiton2 4.5/6 3. Hendon Barnet Knigh...
by David Gilbert
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Almost there. We'd be happy to receive late entries into the 180 and 150 sections especially. It's always preferable to have even numbers in team events. What better way to spend your Saturday? And I'll be there too! Entry and player lists are here https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/teams
by David Gilbert
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

A little less than a week to go. 2 6 teams in the mix: 180 section: GLCC 1, Mushrooms 1, Mushrooms 2, Muswell Hill, Surbiton 1, Richmond Juniors, Wanstead & Woodford 1 150 section: DHSS 1, GLCC 2, Hatch End, Lewisham, Pimlico, Richmond Juniors, Southend, Streatham & Brixton, Wanstead & Woodford 2 12...
by David Gilbert
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Hooray! The trophies arrived this afternoon! Bad news, they are all incorrectly engraved “selection” instead of “section”. It’s an easy mistake, only it happened twelve times! New plates will be needed. Previously the same supplier was doing more Trading Places, engraving my League’s James Curtis Tr...
by David Gilbert
Wed May 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

An update on entries 180 section: GLCC 1, Mushrooms 1, Mushrooms 2, Surbiton 1, Wanstead & Woodford 1 150 section: DHSS 1, GLCC 2, Lewisham, Pimlico, Southend, Streatham & Brixton, Wanstead & Woodford 2 120 section: Battersea, DHSS 2, GLCC 3, Hendon Barnet Knights , The Latymer School, Edmonton . Su...
by David Gilbert
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Entries have started to come in. So far:

180 section: Mushrooms 1, Mushrooms 2, Surbiton 1, Wanstead & Woodford 1
150 section: DHSS 1, Wanstead & Woodford 2
120 section: Battersea, DHSS 2, Surbiton 2, Wanstead & Woodford 3

The £40 per team entry fee is reduced to £30 until the end of May.
by David Gilbert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: FIDE Senior Championships 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3835

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: 3835

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: 18
Views: 1644

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: 3076
Views: 335634

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...