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by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: The ACO is back!

Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Has the ACO ever considered Turkey as a potential venue?
They have numerous resorts with excellent hotels.
Don't know for sure, but I have heard that they researched over 250 hotels from Croatia eastwards before choosing their venues.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: The ACO is back!

I presume that these tournaments will still not be FIDE rated, as they make make false claims about their status. Unlikely, as both ACO and FIDE use the same ridiculous title "World Amateur Championship". More important, I think, is the fact that ACO run great holiday tournaments in excellent hotel...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1614
Views: 88230

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Paul. nothing on ccf to suggest open in 2020. Really if you go to our homepage CCF Chess home page or ccf world then in the middle you will see clubs CCF all ages mondays 7.30 until late When you click on the 1st line CCF all ages you will see our risk assessment outlined and booking details differ...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October
Replies: 13
Views: 1440

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:53 pm
I received a phone call from Noel Boustred, the organiser of the Harrogate Chess Congress, at 4.30pm this evening.
Noel has asked me to inform you all that regrettably, the Harrogate Chess Congress has been cancelled.
Thanks for confirming the least surprising news in a long time.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Event Cancellations
Topic: Event Cancellation
Replies: 81
Views: 11520

Re: Event Cancellation

Sorry to hear that Ronnie. I guess some things are more important than chess.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Event Cancellations
Topic: Event Cancellation
Replies: 81
Views: 11520

Re: Event Cancellation

Come to North Shields, Ronnie.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1614
Views: 88230

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The organisers of the Northumberland congress have informed the local police.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1614
Views: 88230

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Everything we were told about the new legislation last week has to be taken with a pinch of salt because it didn't actually appear until today: presumably the Government's lawyers were putting the finishing touches to it over the weekend. For our purposes the crucial point seems to be that the 6-pe...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 6931

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:28 pm
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No canteen.
Yippee. We can take in our plastic bags with a clear conscience.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 98
Views: 6931

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

It IS the same venue as the 2012 British.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 73
Views: 30330

Re: July 2020 grades

by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 73
Views: 30330

Re: July 2020 grades

Looks like the Blackpool games haven’t been submitted for grading.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 89
Views: 6719

Re: Sexism in chess

"Latinx"