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by Bobjones
Fri May 29, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Chess Forum player of the year
Replies: 64
Views: 9328

Re: English Chess Forum player of the year

As Match Secretary of the Bury St Edmunds Chess Club, I would like to mention that David Wood is one of our most dedicated and enthusiastic members. He has captained three teams this season, sending out team lists well in advance of each match. He has helped out at the Junior Club (Bury Knights), as...
by Bobjones
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Weekend chess numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Weekend chess numbers

Last weekend, at least 660 people were playing chess in weekend congresses. There were 356 at Scarborough (a record), 162 at Bury St Edmunds (second highest ever) and more than 140 shared between Bournemouth and Hampstead (don't have the exact figures). Included were several titled players, includin...
by Bobjones
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October
Replies: 14
Views: 4900

Re: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October

Colours will be determined by the result of the Championship football match being played this evening (Friday) between Fulham and Charlton. If the total number of goals scored in the match is even (including a 0-0 draw), then the highest graded player in each section will be White in Round 1. If the...
by Bobjones
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October
Replies: 14
Views: 4900

Re: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October

With 11 players graded over 200, the Open section will be the strongest ever at Bury St Edmunds. With five days to go, entries have now exceeded 155 and only 12 places remain before the venue is full. If you wish to enter, do so now!
by Bobjones
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014
Replies: 152
Views: 15599

Re: PokerStars Isle of Man International 4-12 October 2014

Read about Alan Merry's superb performance (2624) and a first GM norm to go with his final IM norm at http://www.suffolkchess.org.uk/2014/10/ ... f-man.html.
by Bobjones
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October
Replies: 14
Views: 4900

Re: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October

With just under two weeks to go, entries have now exceeded 100. The Open section looks very strong, with eight players graded over 200 (so far). You can enter (and pay) online at http://www.bsecongress.org.uk.
by Bobjones
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Free Chess Sets for all Schools in North Wales
Replies: 3
Views: 1595

Re: Free Chess Sets for all Schools in North Wales

On a much smaller scale, the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club (in Bury St Edmunds) have upgraded their stock of sets and boards and are distributing their redundant old equipment to local primary schools interested in setting up chess clubs. See http://www.suffolkchess.org.uk/2014/09/more-free-chess-s...
by Bobjones
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October
Replies: 14
Views: 4900

Re: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October

The organisers are effectively saying that all requests for a clock change under Law G.4 will be refused, so players can go straight to Law G.5.
Precisely that. Not all boards will be using digital clocks anyway.
by Bobjones
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October
Replies: 14
Views: 4900

Re: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October

The entry form also states, under the heading 'Quickplay Finish', "The new FIDE rule (Appendix G.4) will not apply." So, Roger, we very much hope to see you again this year, and Chris Kreuzer too!
by Bobjones
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October
Replies: 14
Views: 4900

32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October

This popular event will take place in its usual venue, the 'Apex', in the centre of the town. Entries can be made online at http://www.bsecongress.org.uk. You can download an entry form from the website.

It's my 16th (and final) congress as its organiser. So come and give me a good send-off!
by Bobjones
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shrinking club chess and mergers
Replies: 66
Views: 7505

Re: Shrinking club chess and mergers

Our club, Bury St Edmunds Chess Club, has recently embarked on a joint initiative with the local Council to provide a community chess facility every Tuesday afternoon. See the Suffolk Chess website, which explains more - http://www.suffolkchess.org.uk/2014/02/chess-at-apex.html , The Apex is also th...
by Bobjones
Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Juniors abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 4456

Re: Juniors abroad

Yes, it's his second.
by Bobjones
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Juniors abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 4456

Re: Juniors abroad

Not only an IM norm, but Alan won the event (on tie-break). Not bad for the sixth seed!
by Bobjones
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Juniors abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 4456

Re: Juniors abroad

I may be wrong, but by my reckoning Alan Merry, already on 6 points, has attained an IM norm (even if he loses the final round this morning). Average rating of his opponents is 2293 and I believe 66% is +125.
by Bobjones
Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Juniors abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 4456

Re: Juniors abroad

Lawrence - are the games viewable anywhere?