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by cjdemooi
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short Tour 2
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

Nigel Short Tour 2

Contacts and links for the October tour - 16th Telford http://www.shropshirechess.org/Tournaments/Nigel_Short_Tour/short_players.htm Francis Best francis.best@gmx.com 22nd Denton http://www.englishchess.org.uk/?p=13561 David Holt davidholt@dentonchessclub.co.uk 23rd Cardiff http://www.welshchessunio...
by cjdemooi
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short Tour 2
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

Re: Nigel Short Tour 2

Contacts for the tour - Telford Francis Best francis.best@gmx.com Denton David Holt davidholt@dentonchessclub.co.uk Cardiff CJ de Mooi president@englishchess.org.uk Swansea Deb Evans deb@beehappenings.com Louth John Grasham jcgrasham@hotmail.co.uk Crawley (Gatwick e2e4 congress) CJ de Mooi president...
by cjdemooi
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short Tour 2
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

Nigel Short Tour 2

October tour dates so far - 16 Telford, Shropshire 22 Denton, Manchester 23 Cardiff, South Glamorgan 24 Swansea, West Glamorgan 25 Louth, Lincolnshire 27 Crawley, West Sussex The tour will, as before, only consist of 7 stops, so the final available date is the 26th. Although there have been enquirie...
by cjdemooi
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time to get Chess back on TV?
Replies: 36
Views: 4131

Re: Time to get Chess back on TV?

I fully support James' idea and think some of his suggestions and excellent, and more importantly, practical. All I can say for the moment is that there are positive steps actively being taken at the moment to achieve this very desirable aim. An ECF Director has (IMVHO) an excellent plan which is al...
by cjdemooi
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011 (Game of the tournament)
Replies: 7
Views: 2182

Re: British Chess Championships 2011 (Game of the tournament

The winner of the Best Game Prize was Hawkins-Short
by cjdemooi
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 52393

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

I'm sure it's been mentioned elsewhere but I can't find the thread offhand. I would like to offer my congratulations to all the prizewinners from the Darwin Strategic British Chess Championships 2011 but especially to Jovanka and Michael. To anyone else who narrowly missed out or was just there for ...
by cjdemooi
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CJ Banned?
Replies: 441
Views: 54468

Re: CJ Banned?

I would like to make a few points please. I am a public supporter of Barnardo's (running the Cardiff half marathon) the Albert Kennedy Trust (and am speaking at their youth conference next month as well as running the London Marathon) and until it was forced to close in December, I was the Ambassado...
by cjdemooi
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: CJ Banned?
Replies: 441
Views: 54468

CJ Banned?

Statement (everything in inverted commas is an actual quote given this morning from an interested party) At this morning's prizegiving ceremony of the Darwin Strategic British Chess Championships 2011 an arbiter approached me saying she had "personal reservations" about me wearing a Stonewall t-shir...
by cjdemooi
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 52393

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

Nigel Short up to #47 on the Live Ratings list with 2700.5 and Mickey Adams still at #17 with 2728.7. It's going to be an exciting last round!
by cjdemooi
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short Tour 2
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

Nigel Short Tour 2

Nigel Short simul tour comes to Cardiff! After the hugely successful national tour in February, Nigel Short and CJ de Mooi are undertaking a sequel in October. They will be visiting Cardiff on Sunday 23rd so read on if you'd like to come along and be part of this spectacular and unique day. The even...
by cjdemooi
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short Tour 2
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

Re: Nigel Short Tour 2

A slight change of schedule due to my filming dates changing. I'll be in Glasgow 'working' on the 15th but Nigel will be at the AGM. 16 Telford 22 Denton 23 Cardiff 25 Louth 27 Crawley I'm still waiting to hear from a couple of people about the 26th and I'll post details about who to contact in the ...
by cjdemooi
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!
Replies: 365
Views: 31117

Re: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!

Mickey is up to 2729.4 (world #17) on the live ratings list and Nigel is about 2697.5 (#48) so today's result could be huge for both of them. However, I also expect a draw unless an uncontrollable blood lust takes over...
by cjdemooi
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!
Replies: 365
Views: 31117

Re: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!

I believe Alex has said that entries may be received but aren't added to the total until they've been processed
by cjdemooi
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!
Replies: 365
Views: 31117

Re: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!

966 and counting...
by cjdemooi
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!
Replies: 365
Views: 31117

Re: SO WHO'S GOING TO SHEFFIELD? I AM!

I'm afraid I agree that personal details remain private for 2 reasons. The British Championships this year received 2 donations - one of £250 from a private benefactor and one of £16585 from me. In all honesty, I won't be contributing any more personal funds to chess as I can't afford it but I'm s...