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by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Good/Bad things from the British 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1684

Re: Good/Bad things from the British 2019

GOOD: Air con, space, lighting in the Forum, arbiters, online pairings, commentary, water coolers in playing area, decent cafe, large book stall, weather, Old Vienna restaurant. BAD: absence of a section where adult players graded 120-139 would have had a reasonable chance of winning (the u1750 sect...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Andy Price
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Andy Price

Ben, thanks for letting us know the terrible news. Andy really was one of the nicest, gentlest souls on the chess scene. Very shy, but good company once drawn out of his shell. I remember some years back, during the British Championships at Great Yarmouth, I asked him about Go and the next day he to...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon May 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019

Results Champiopnship: http://results.utuswiss.co.uk/TournamentPage?Tournament=6a2edbc0-643d-4317-8985-747182ef6a61 Major: http://results.utuswiss.co.uk/TournamentPage?Tournament=1d319dad-24ec-4f8b-b1dd-12d9d388ad06 Minor: http://results.utuswiss.co.uk/TournamentPage?Tournament=2ce45d7f-95b4-4eef-8...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: 1954
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: 1954

[Event "11th olm final A"] [Site "Amsterdam NED"] [Date "1954.09.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Clarke, Peter Hugh ENG"] [Black "Johannsson, Ingi Randver ISL"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B93"] [EventDate "1954.09.04"] [PlyCount "79"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f4 Qc7 7.Bd3 e5 8.Nf3 Be7 9....
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Docklands Rapidplay 13 April 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Docklands Rapidplay 13 April 2019

Some pics from last Saturday's event: https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/Docklands-Rapidplay-April-2019 The u171 Major Section Results are here: http://chess-results.com/tnr329176.aspx?lan=1 The u131 Minor section results will be posted here: http://chess-results.com/tnr329458.aspx?lan=1 I bel...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Southend Congress Invitational 18-22 April 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: 1st Southend Congress Invitational 18-22 April 2019

If you want to check out the regular sections in this congress (open, u1900/u160, u145, u120, u95) try this link http://www.southendchesscongress.org.uk ... 63/mm-se63
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2974
Views: 323360

Re: Media comments on chess

Sorry to go off topic, but the BBC's Pidgin site is a bit of a discovery. Some nice descriptions of Brexit, e.g. di Irissh border palava.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019

Nothing to do with me, guv, but for what it's worth here's a list of grades on the Chess Cornwall site: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/html/li ... ades.shtml
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019

Fair point - the top section is limited to those graded under 190. I just wanted to emphasise that one didn't need to be Cornish or resident in the county.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Cornwall County Championship 3-5 May 2019

Formerly a closed event, this congress is now open to all comers . There are three sections: u190, u150 and u110 (includes ungraded novices). It's a long way to Falmouth but, dare I say, a more attractive destination than some other seaside congresses I could mention. Details here: http://www.cornwa...