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by Ben Purton
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peter Poobalasingam
Replies: 27
Views: 7537

Re: Peter Poobalasingam

This is very sad indeed, given the suddenness of it. My deepest condolences to Bala and the rest of his family, they are well loved in the chess community. To our 4NCL friends(and rivals) @ Barbican, sorry for your loss. Also to people like Matt Turner and his family who I know helped Peter loads th...
by Ben Purton
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 34501

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

Lets be honest, Gormally the 'peoples champion' is the one I want to see win from here..
by Ben Purton
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Greece debt crisis
Replies: 160
Views: 9566

Re: Greece debt crisis

by Ben Purton
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Hinckley Visit
Replies: 41
Views: 6040

Re: Hinckley Visit

Ben Purton for Moderator? :-)
by Ben Purton
Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rooms Required for Birmingham
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Rooms Required for Birmingham

Hello All

We need 2-3 rooms for the 4NCL weekend if possible, anyone with a spare please let me know.

Kind regards

Ben
by Ben Purton
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2014-15 February and March weekends
Replies: 3
Views: 2657

Re: 2014-15 February and March weekends

Well done to Mike for arranging new hotels in similiar location and price. Great job, you are still one of British chess's best volunteers.
by Ben Purton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Championship
Replies: 72
Views: 9702

Re: European Club Championship

Not easy to play a much better position against a 2700 with half of the worlds top 20 around your board...... still delighted but after Ne3 I must have a big big edge
by Ben Purton
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Future e2e4 events
Replies: 40
Views: 9372

Re: Future e2e4 events

Sean please continue your 4NCL team!!! we need the win.

KR

Grantham Sharks
by Ben Purton
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Membership
Replies: 0
Views: 1134

ECF Membership

Hello All, My team are playing in European over summer and we all need to renew our memberships for next season. I find it totally shocking that you cannot buy next seasons membership but you can buy a year for 5 weeks now(expires Aug 2014). I do not know how they operate the business model @ the EC...
by Ben Purton
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Final weekend (2013-14 season)
Replies: 91
Views: 10976

Re: Final weekend (2013-14 season)

The main candidate for demotion from Division 1 was obvious, even before the first round had even started. This was of course Grantham Sharks 2 :lol: Under a complete fiasco of management by Kevin McCarthy :lol: :oops: Grantham Sharks managed to lose three IMs and an Olympiad member before the roun...
by Ben Purton
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Fide Master Charlie Storey seeks good 4NCL Team
Replies: 8
Views: 2395

Re: Fide Master Charlie Storey seeks good 4NCL Team

Funny how little the forum knows about going rates. Which does not surprise me. Firstly there is no going rate. Barbican have perhaps 20 players over this rating and they dont pay a dime. I know of plenty of grandmasters who have played fot free. That being said if you are talking about players who ...
by Ben Purton
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Andrew Paulson -- Candidacy for ECF President
Replies: 213
Views: 24135

Re: Andrew Paulson -- Candidacy for ECF President

Interesting about the numbers of chess players. In terms of people who play the game casually . Id say surely over 500m just look at the recent WC viewing figures. In india, china and the ussr countries you will get near that number.
by Ben Purton
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Incredible crosstable!
Replies: 23
Views: 3996

Re: Incredible crosstable!

Jonathan, If Barbican 1 need any advice on how to qualify for the championship pool. Please feel free to ask :wink:
by Ben Purton
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Incredible crosstable!
Replies: 23
Views: 3996

Re: Incredible crosstable!

We have oxford who are currently on 4 . Not easy at all
by Ben Purton
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Incredible crosstable!
Replies: 23
Views: 3996

Re: Incredible crosstable!

We have a long way to go to be top half .

Still need 1/3 and have 2 professional sides to play.

Hardly a shoe in .