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by David Sedgwick
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)
Replies: 73
Views: 2458

Re: Remembering Alexander McDonnell (22-iv-1798 14-ix-1835)

Three years in my day, unless my memory fails me. The current arrangements are set out at https://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/your-course/graduation-and-what-next/cambridge-ma. They seem to be identical to those which applied in Nick's and my day, except that admissions in person have been susp...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October
Replies: 35
Views: 2049

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Who won the Manx Championship?
John Upham wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Apparently Sanjay Gumireddy was the winner of the rapid event.
The Championship proper was won by Li Wu, with 5½/6.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?
Replies: 31
Views: 1219

Re: Should the ECF try to organise more chess?

Are the current office staff non players? The name of the best known office member is taken twice in the database and the most likely candidate has a respectable enough grade of 163. That person is a namesake of the ECF employee. The latter doesn't play chess. The other current employee has a grade...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 14
Views: 988

Re: Local Online Leagues

Adam Raoof wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:36 am
Starting this Wednesday!

https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/london-c ... ess-league
Will the London Chess League Online be ECF Online Rated?
by David Sedgwick
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 89
Views: 4800

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

What is your counter to Paul Shepherd's argument that if Bronze members feel it is important to be represented by one of their own, they will presumably vote in that way? I am in a Platinum member. As such, I would like to be represented on the ECF Council by two Platinum members. There were two ca...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 89
Views: 4800

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

interested election chat from our Fide delegate, highlight Alex H and that is good for english chess I look forward to hearing more about those remarks. I intend no disrespect to the distinguished arbiters of the intervening period, but Alex Holowczak is probably the highest regarded English arbite...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2312

Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Quiz Question: Name the last five people, prior to Kevin Staveley, to be honoured for Services to Chess. Clue: They comprise an Englishman, a Scotsman, a Bermudian, and two Gibraltarians. I haven't counted Murray Chandler, as New Zealand has a separate honours system. I've added Bob Wade, OBE, 1979...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2312

Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:50 pm
David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:45 pm
I haven't counted Murray Chandler, as New Zealand has a separate honours system.
According to a wiki page, Bob Wade got an OBE in 1979 (UK list?)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wa ... ss_player)
The separate New Zealand system is of more recent vintage.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2312

Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

In chronological order we have : Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, OBE, 1946 (not for chess) Richard Clarke, OBE, (not for chess) Harry Golombek OBE, 1966 Jonathan Penrose, OBE, 1971 David Anderton, OBE, 1976 Comins Mansfield, MBE, 1976 Baruch H Wood, OBE, 1984 Ray Keene, OBE 1985 Kevin Staveley BEM, 2020 H...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2312

Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Topics were merged on this one.
Thank you, Carl.

John, Carl has answered the question of yours that you didn't allow me to answer.
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2312

Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Kevin Charles STAVELEY For services to Chess in Wales (Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan) The British Empire Medal. It's been a long time since someone in UK Chess was recognised, but we now have a thoroughly deserving recipient. Let us hope that the British Championships 2021 can go ahead as planned, so tha...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October
Replies: 35
Views: 2049

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Simon Rogers wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:04 pm
How did you manage to receive an invitation, David?
As a longstanding friend of the IOMCA. I have been to chess events in the Isle of Man over 25 times, dating back to 1991.
by David Sedgwick
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Congresses Going Ahead
Replies: 60
Views: 4373

Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Isle of Man - I congratulate the chess club on their subtle humour. http://www.iomchessclub.co.uk/manx-champions/ Thanks - I had missed that. I had overlooked that the 2019 - 2020 Championship had not been completed. However, there should be a more normal addition to the Honours Board a few days fr...