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by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: British Over 65 Championship 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: British Over 65 Championship 2018

"While I don't wish to make a big point about this, can anyone explain why in addition to the separate 50+ and 65+ British Championships, there are (rather good) prizes for competition among 50+ players who prefer to enter the 'main' Championships yet no prizes for 65+ players who do the same? " I w...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19487

Re: British Championship 2018

"I'd like to express my big appreciation for the efforts of the game-inputters. As an observer following the progress of friends and colleagues in the various Senior championships, I was delighted to be able to access play-thru game scores within a day or two of each round. That's good going. I'm gr...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 999

Re: EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

"Ashby saved his game, well done! He remains on 50 percent."
Tony has 3.5/6, so that's a bit better...
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 36
Views: 2579

Re: Batumi Olympiad

"May have answered my own question: Martin Walker transferred from ENG to KOR in 2015"

Martin worked in South Korea some years back, so presumably he returned for another stint. It would explain why I haven't seen him around!
by Kevin Thurlow
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: British Over 65 Championship 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 983

Re: British Over 65 Championship 2018

I already congratulated Oliver elsewhere for playing instead of accepting the free point, so it seems only fair to say, "Well done Ian!". And sympathies on the loss after all that...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 329
Views: 19026

Re: Director of Women's Chess

"Strange reaction" No. Maybe I misjudged the tone of what you said. Obviously some women want to play women's only events, some don't. Some seniors want to play senior events, some don't. (Over 30 % of the competitors in the British Championship could have played in a Senior event!) Some juniors wan...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5175

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

"They are quite tough on immigration too, but not quite as intractable as the UK it would seen." No necessarily, I think Australia has different criteria regarding suitability. I agree with Richard, ECF should ask for the family to stay. If they don't, it rather undermines what the 2 MPs are saying....
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 329
Views: 19026

Re: Director of Women's Chess

"PS googlng the name "Cathy Chua" reveals a bridge player most prominently"

Even if it is she, she is entitled to have her opinion. Cathy Chua is not the only female player to feels like this. One described women's only tournaments as "women's ghetto chess"!
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19487

Re: British Championship 2018

"It looks like an act of sportsmanship from Oliver Jackson." It certainly does. I got the same report from another source but was too tired to post it last night. I'm glad Mr Bimpson is recovering, although if he had been able to play and win, he would have been equal first. There is no tie-break in...
by Kevin Thurlow
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 390
Views: 49948

Re: Cheating in chess

" It should be remembered that Paul Truong and the USCF are on very bad terms."

Just USCF?

It is an awful situation and it's not clear what the best way to deal with it is. Stoppping the entire event for hours is unusual.
by Kevin Thurlow
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish Championships 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2138

Re: Irish Championships 2018

And now I see why Conor Murphy disappeared from Hull a couple of days ago!
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5175

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

"I always feel it's a shade unfair to criticise something I never, or hardly ever, read."

Oh I see - that's entirely reasonable!
by Kevin Thurlow
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question
Replies: 77
Views: 5175

Re: Shreyas Royal breaks U10 record, poses ECF a question

"Absolutely, no criticism of The Guardian, it's simply that not all who follow the BBC news site also read The Guardian."

Really, why not?
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19487

Re: British Championship 2018

"What about Keith Arkell and Jack Rudd, and even Daniel Fernandez?" Indeed. I have noticed over the week that a fair number of the other players in Hull look at the forum, but (perhaps wisely) don't put fingers to keyboard. Possibly Roger and I are regarded as interlopers in the tournament, so deser...
by Kevin Thurlow
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19487

Re: British Championship 2018

The "Match of the Day" had some excitement round about move 12. I wandered out to buy a cup of tea, had a sip of it and put it on my score sheet, next to the clock (so clearly in my space). The idiot to my right (who was right-handed) somehow knocked it over so it went over his board and his leg. He...