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by David Gilbert
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

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: 8
Views: 1318

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: 8
Views: 1318

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: 8
Views: 1318

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: 3141

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: 3141

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: 467

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: 2882
Views: 309673

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: 8
Views: 1318

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: 8
Views: 1318

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: 811

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: 811

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: 21539

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: 1388

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: 1388

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...