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by Martin Crichton
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish IM Norm Event
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: Irish IM Norm Event

Sam Collins got his 3rd GM norm and Stephen Jessel his 5th IM norm in the GM norm event that concluded yesterday. Sam and Stephen now join Joe Ryan... in the exclusive club of players that are half way there (already achieved the norm requirements) They all now need to get their ratings up (2500 for...
by Martin Crichton
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish IM Norm Event
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: Irish IM Norm Event

well spotted Roger... Turner now plays under the Scottish flag and Korneev the Spanish flag also not sure why Paronyan Vahe rated 1760 is playing in the IM norm event as surely this would effect the mean rating? possibly he is a reserve and the ICU has a 2200 - 2300 player to replace him? possibly h...
by Martin Crichton
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DGT clocks sale price £25?
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: DGT clocks sale price £25?

Hi David sorted...thanks, the ICU purchased quite a few and I have just now reserved one for collection for 20 Euros on 3rd Jan. By pure co-incidence today Friday 22nd was their deadline for ICU members to buy or reserve the discounted clocks! the 3000 models were being offered to ICU members for 25...
by Martin Crichton
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DGT clocks sale price £25?
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: DGT clocks sale price £25?

thanks for the info and link...interesting read....

now where can I get the reduced price DGT clock? might try the ICU ...will be over there in 2 weeks :)

and fair play to DGT for showing initiative...
by Martin Crichton
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Irish IM Norm Event
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: Irish IM Norm Event

looks like the lists are full now....looks to be a very exciting event...would watch online but I'll be there playing in the over 50's Irish ch so might see some of the games live.
by Martin Crichton
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DGT clocks sale price £25?
Replies: 5
Views: 543

DGT clocks sale price £25?

Hi Guys wondering if anyone can help or advise? A few months ago at one of my chess clubs (I forgot which one) someone mentioned to me that digital clocks (unused) were available at £20 - £25 ..... this was maybe because they were end of line models or some other reason? Anyway I have an occasional ...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: When do you resign?
Replies: 30
Views: 2465

Re: When do you resign?

well sometimes people resign prematurely (better than patzers that play on in the hope of getting a stalemate in completely lost positions...I usually try to get as many queens on the board in those rare scenarios) last year I played a Central London league game against Nick Faulks and the position ...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Haddrell
Replies: 36
Views: 4791

Re: Richard Haddrell

Huge shock... like so many others I guess I thought Richard would go on forever and always turned to his SCCU page for the latest county results. His site was always up to date and he used to update county matches almost as soon as the results were known. I never met him in person but spoke to him o...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: High Court defamation suit
Replies: 26
Views: 2682

Re: High Court defamation suit

"Jennings argued that Morriss had several potential norms he could call on if this one were rejected, and the letter from Fitzsimons is a continuation of an incident between Morriss and Fitzsimons before Fitzsimons succeeded Morriss as ICU Chair. It wasn’t clear to me what the decision was here: But...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: High Court defamation suit
Replies: 26
Views: 2682

Re: High Court defamation suit

It all sounds a bit technical to me........i.e. that Pete was not in attendance for the 9 rounds is surely not in question... I was not playing in that tournament but I know one of the witnesses reasonably well and I believe that there were several other witnesses that could easily testify that Pete...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's fantastic world record
Replies: 17
Views: 2403

Re: Leonard Barden's fantastic world record

excellent achievement Leonard.
by Martin Crichton
Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Bandar Anzali, Iran
Replies: 41
Views: 5522

Re: Bandar Anzali, Iran

excellent coverage Nigel! You are one of the few true remaining western pioneers of world chess.

very entertaining reading. Best of luck in your remaining games.
by Martin Crichton
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: BREXIT fallout toxic shares to avoid?
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: BREXIT fallout toxic shares to avoid?

patience young grasshopper :)

there will be plenty of time to buy housing and banking shares and I will also do my bit...but maybe at 50% of todays prices :)
by Martin Crichton
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: BREXIT fallout toxic shares to avoid?
Replies: 4
Views: 753

BREXIT fallout toxic shares to avoid?

just my observation but the banks and house builders look very toxic at the moment recording their biggest ever 2 day slump in their histories. For anyone holding these stocks a good option might be to sell and wait until the dust settles...say end of the week or August? From memory the last crash i...
by Martin Crichton
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: its the end of the world BREXIT - lighten up
Replies: 1
Views: 458

its the end of the world BREXIT - lighten up

You will enjoy this. Catchy little number by R.E.M. We all (4 of us) voted to leave the EU, ....interestingly Hillingdon (Borough in London! - west) voted to leave by 56.8%...(which means Hayes residents probably voted 80%+ to leave) we have had enough of the migrants and asylum seekers being dumped...