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by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue May 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Tunbridge Wells Congress : 9-10 June 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2910

Re: 2nd Tunbridge Wells Congress : 9-10 June 2018

Entry lists updated yesterday: https://www.invictachess.co.uk/2nd-tunb ... -2018.html
London based players may like to note that the morning rounds start at 10.00, the venue is close to the station and the rail journey from London Bridge takes just under 50 minutes.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu May 03, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Entries wanted for Summer League
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Entries wanted for Summer League

Hi Leon,
Well done for organising this tournament. Will the grade limited sections require all competitors to be below the specified grade or will the limit apply to the average team grade?
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed May 02, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Alan Fraser?

Alan is now home but don't expect to see him back at the board before August.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Alan Fraser?

Alan's operation was successful. He is still in hospital but is regaining mobility and should be discharged home in the next few days.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Alan Fraser?

Alan was due to have his hip replaced last Saturday. All being well he should be back home by the weekend when I'll phone him. I'll report back then.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Photos from congress (Alan Merry won the open section outright with 4.5/5, Bogdan Lalic was second on 4/5): https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Ches ... ngham-2018
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Not pressing the clock
Replies: 23
Views: 1102

Re: Not pressing the clock

In a game of mine on the weekend, my opponent twice offered me a draw in an overly loud and clear voice that made everyone turn round and smile, I refused both times. Later, still a pawn up but down to about 90 secs left I couldn't see a way to make progress so I offered a draw but uncharacteristic...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Tunbridge Wells Congress : 9-10 June 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2910

Re: 2nd Tunbridge Wells Congress : 9-10 June 2018

In case anyone is confused, the Tunbridge Wells congress has nothing whatsoever to do with the Bourne End Rapidplay.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tournament Structures
Replies: 135
Views: 5490

Re: Tournament Structures

-- text omitted -- However, what I don't understand is why congresses don't just divide players into groups of roughly equal size and ability levels based on the grade quartiles (if there are going to be four sections) of the entrants ? Why do grading/rating limits of sections need to be specified ...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Toilet facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Toliet facilities

I've even been known to start my opponent's clock late because he was taking photographs of the other boards.. I did ask in return that there should be a photograph of me, but he didn't oblige :-( Oops! Sorry. Here's one I took later: https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/Kendal-2017/i-nMsNNM8/A
by Brendan O'Gorman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Toilet facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Toliet facilities

I'd be inclined to make my move and pause the clock until my opponent returned to the board. In amateur sport, as long as one is not gaining an advantage, good manners shouldn't need to be cleared with an arbiter.