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by PaulTalbot
Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 17479

Re: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017

I've got a better idea, lets have it in Wigan

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Eu ... Wigan.html
by PaulTalbot
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 17479

Re: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017

There's a tourist board in Hull? Wow! There's optimism for you :D
by PaulTalbot
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 17479

Re: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017

Canterbury was good because it was a lovely city to visit. We stayed in Whitstable (on the coast) and just travelled the 20 miles into Canterbury for the tourney.
by PaulTalbot
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 17479

Re: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017

Just so that people know; I am from 'up north', Wigan actually, which is why I can speak without prejudice about the north and tell you for sure that the weather is usually much better in the south.
by PaulTalbot
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 17479

Re: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<but the strongest British in recent times was Sheffield so it proves that if you have a good funding for the top players it drives entries and location isn't a much of a factor>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> My lads play in the tournament and me and their mum use the time as a holiday, generally spe...
by PaulTalbot
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 17479

Re: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Hull is the UK Capital of Culture for 2017. It also has a fine chess tradition as Hull Chess Club were the winners of the Yorkshire League first division every year from 1987-2000 inclusive, a record that will take some serious beating. Just because a city has a reputation ...
by PaulTalbot
Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017
Replies: 86
Views: 17479

Re: BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 & 2017

<<<<<Hull 2017 does indeed make sense.>>>> Oh great! Happy holidays in Hull :( Imagine telling your friends that your going to Hull for your holidays. If it goes to Hull I'll be giving it a miss for a start. Surely a major consideration should be that the venue is based in a holiday destination for ...
by PaulTalbot
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 43184

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

I'd quite like Simon Williams to win it. He seems like a nice guy from the very brief exchange I had with him once :)
by PaulTalbot
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 43184

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

Why is there no webcam showing the playing hall this year?
by PaulTalbot
Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 43184

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

Tim Harding » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:26 pm David Howell up to his old tricks: 14 minutes late today. In the Irish Championships we have one or two players who regularly do this and I think it's an insult to opponents................... Personally I don't think they should activate the live boards until ...
by PaulTalbot
Sat May 30, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fattorini Chess Clock
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Re: Fattorini Chess Clock

Wow! Thanks John. Anybody want to buy an old clock ;)
by PaulTalbot
Fri May 29, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fattorini Chess Clock
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Fattorini Chess Clock

Would anyone have any idea what a cast iron Fattorini chess clock (aged about 125-130yrs old) might be worth?
by PaulTalbot
Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does anyone know the answer to this?
Replies: 12
Views: 2067

Does anyone know the answer to this?

I wonder if members could give their opinions of what would be the correct ruling in this instance. I didn't view this incident but, as captain, was asked to help give a ruling and sort out the commotion. The incident as relayed to me was as follows:- During a recent match a member of my team pinned...
by PaulTalbot
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Child Genius
Replies: 36
Views: 8244

Re: Child Genius

They did film us at a chess match, but didn't show any of it (I've never seen so many chess players looking reasonably smart). As Sharon's team captain they interviewed me and tried to lead me into saying that she was a bit pushy, wanting to play on higher boards, none of which is true. I just said ...
by PaulTalbot
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Child Genius
Replies: 36
Views: 8244

Re: Child Genius

I know what you mean. The problem is it is so easy for the TV people to put a slant on what you say, and they're not interested in anyone's feelings, only what will make a good TV programme. A question like, is she determined and ruthless? may be good qualities in many ways, especially when relating...