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by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 421
Views: 19559

Re: British Championship 2018

Some more pics added (including the start of the ForCup game) https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Ches ... -Hull-2018
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF grand prix
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: ECF grand prix

The link to this page https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-cont ... Prix-6.pdf is labelled Final Grand Prix Leader Boards 2016/17 as at 26th September 2017
by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19927

Re: Director of Women's Chess

--Text omitted-- The reference to "nerdy men" also chimes with me as I've spoken to several women who have spoken of most men chess players being seemingly devoid of almost all social skills. Which is why we're drawn to chess - a social activity requiring silence. More should be done to sell the ga...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 19927

Re: Director of Women's Chess

Meanwhile, in another part of the forest … https://www.gofundme.com/womenschessnetwork
by Brendan O'Gorman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 2nd Tunbridge Wells Congress : 9-10 June 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 513

2nd Tunbridge Wells Congress : 9-10 June 2018

Results: https://www.invictachess.co.uk/tunbridge-wells---9th10th-june-2018.html Photos: https://brendanogorman.smugmug.com/Chess/Richard-Haddrell-Memorial-2018 Many thanks to David Lettington (organiser & arbiter) and Chris Howell (my favourite arbiter :wink: ) for putting on this event with excell...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: New Year Honours List
Replies: 57
Views: 11304

Re: New Year Honours List

They also serve who make others stand and wait.
by Brendan O'Gorman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 5845

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

In case you missed it, the details of the Crete event can be read here: https://amateurchess.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/crete_2018_eng.pdf Note that you can still save €100 by booking before 15 July or €50 before 15 August. Note that rooms at the venue hotel are limited, so the earlier one books...
by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 12
Views: 2168

Re: Alan Fraser?

Good news. Alan's recovery is going well and he's contemplating a return to chess in the second half of July (but not at Hull).
by Brendan O'Gorman
Thu May 31, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 5845

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

I can't comment on the FIDE event, but one additional aspect of the Kos event worth noting is the fabulous hotel where it is held. Lovely spacious rooms, mouth-watering and wide-ranging menus available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and efficient liaison with local tour companies to arrange trips ...