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by Paul Robson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal
Replies: 10
Views: 3192

Re: Millionaire Major Coughing Scandal

I was advised he did take rather a long time to answer questions.. Like three times as long as anyone else ever ... I must ask James P why this was ? Wonder what we would do if a chess player suddenly started performing real well beating masters etc ...just pay him the prize money and forget about i...
by Paul Robson
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Am I just unfortunate?
Replies: 16
Views: 4780

Re: Am I just unfortunate?

Hi Paul

Although this thread seems to have moved on I think the answer to your question is simply ....YES
by Paul Robson
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL North 2014-15
Replies: 259
Views: 32948

Re: 4NCL North 2014-15

Don't forget some of our North East players live a hour North of Redworth Hall and folks are considering that a home venue for North East players. Why don't we try Newcastle next year? We and those in the South West probably have the longest travel so .....we need to be first on the list if complain...
by Paul Robson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How did you learn to play? How has the pattern changed?
Replies: 24
Views: 3242

Re: How did you learn to play? How has the pattern changed?

It's was raining outside and no one was playing out . So read the sports section of my mothers Pears encyclopedia which included a section on how play chess . Made a board ,cut out some pieces and the rest is history. Mind didn't join a chess club until some five /six years later ...the British weat...
by Paul Robson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why did WIlliam Hartston stop playing chess?
Replies: 18
Views: 3909

Re: Why did WIlliam Hartston stop playing chess?

Don't get me wrong folks but perhaps he got a life . I recently had lunch with a old friend and his family and he was saying how much he enjoys life away from chess with the family etc and how others had not really moved on. Some time back he was very focused on chess and a rather good player. As mu...
by Paul Robson
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL North 2014-15
Replies: 259
Views: 32948

Re: 4NCL North 2014-15

We'll there is always next year Alex.
by Paul Robson
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Chester Le Street Summer Chess Congress results/photo link
Replies: 1
Views: 2094

Chester Le Street Summer Chess Congress results/photo link

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10203540730133422.1073741884.1069675398&type=1&l=2d5936744e This is the link to the photos on Facebook Open 1st David Armbruster, David Walker, 4/5 3rd. Paul Dargan 3.5/5 Major 1st Stephen Hall (Hetton Lyons),Gary Dixon Darlington) 4/5 3rd Stephen Ormerod (D...
by Paul Robson
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chester Le Street Summer Congress 15-17th August
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Re: Chester Le Street Summer Congress 15-17th August

I would like to thank the person who sent the congress a cash donation in the post. Although it is not great to post cash . I am happy to accept any anonymous and/or named donations.

Thanks Paul

Still time to enter !
by Paul Robson
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Future e2e4 events
Replies: 40
Views: 10035

Re: Future e2e4 events

Peter . That is not what I said . I sure if anyone really wants to know about Sean thoughts and intentions they could pick up the phone , dial his telephone number and ask him. There's also FaceTime if you have an iPad or even write a letter. It's rather amazing how many ways one can communicate wit...
by Paul Robson
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Future e2e4 events
Replies: 40
Views: 10035

Re: Future e2e4 events

Just for the record Sean has been promoted twice in quick succession and work will be demanding I suspect . I am sure he will be back to running events when he can . I would suggest e2e4 events probably don't pay the bills on a regular basis and running events takes a considerable amount of time and...
by Paul Robson
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chester Le Street Summer Congress 15-17th August
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Re: Chester Le Street Summer Congress 15-17th August

Great Jon Make sure you come to the rather excellent night out in Durham City on the Saturday night the views are excellent in more ways than one :D As always I cannot be held responsible for you condition on The Sunday ! There's always Thanet run by my good friend Kev T for those wishing to ensure ...
by Paul Robson
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chester Le Street Summer Congress 15-17th August
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

Chester Le Street Summer Congress 15-17th August

Vary your life and head north ! By Chess player demand I am again running the Chester le Street Summer Chess Congress at Park View School /Community Association, Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham DH3 3PZ . My Contact details Email: paul.edward.robson1@gmail.com – five round Swiss with thre...
by Paul Robson
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL North 2013-14
Replies: 206
Views: 26590

Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

1. Camping for two nights on the last weekend as we could not get a hotel room - decided against my better judgement to share a tent with the notorious Gary Corcoran - neither night did he actually spend in the tent and I think he was found collapsed in the hotel lobby on one of the nights! Just ha...
by Paul Robson
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL North 2013-14
Replies: 206
Views: 26590

Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Just to confirm two teams from North East England entering for sure . We can't resist those nice hotels for the first three weekends at least! Only Darlington in the North mind. :D
by Paul Robson
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Chester Le Street Summer Congress Congress Results
Replies: 0
Views: 1486

Chester Le Street Summer Congress Congress Results

Thanks to all those who supported the congress and made it such a success. Prize winners as below. An excellent job by arbiters Lara and Alex. Open 1st David Walker Sunderland 4.5/5 £180 2nd Joint: Ken Neat ,Graeme Oswald and Charlie Storey £50 each Major u171 1st joint: Graham Ashcroft , Richard ...