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by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Senior opps 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: English Senior opps 2020

The games are not FIDE rated (as I suspect you know) and the tournament name (like the FIDE equivalent) is silly, but it's a damn good holiday chess event.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hereford 30 November - 1 December 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Hereford 30 November - 1 December 2019

New congress in a refurbished hotel. Three grade limited sections: u175, u145 and u120. Details and entry form here: http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/Hereford/info.shtml
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6261

Re: Council Papers are out

I agree that in this particular instance little milk has been spilt, so no tears need be shed. My concern was the chief executive's defence of misrepresenting intention as fact.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6261

Re: Council Papers are out

I think you mean the statement was intended to be correct at some point in the future As we have been told, it wasn't correct at the time it was published. Iffy and risky behaviour which I hope does not become a habit.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 6261

Re: Council Papers are out

Hang on, surely the paper should simply say something like: The board expects to have appointed a development officer before the Council meeting ? What is gained by lying?

{edited to italicise quote}
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Royal Beacon Seniors 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Royal Beacon Seniors 2019

I believe so. Try contacting the organiser, Bob Jones, at jones_r53@sky.com
by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 4520

Re: Handshakes

If I've had one of my fountain pen accidents, I offer a fist bump instead.
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: 2335

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: 1281

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: 1103

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: 1102

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....