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by Sabrina Chevannes
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ton of equipment and chess books & DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Ton of equipment and chess books & DVDs

Hey all As most of you know, I will be essentially moving to the States (or kinda already have), so I will be selling as much of my stuff as I possibly can. I would essentially like to own nothing! I have approximately 80 chess sets, clocks and boards, plus the following: - demo boards - score sheet...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 16027

Re: My Story

Carl, I just want to add: I can't help but feel victimised once again, that you moderated my post, but not those that have slagged me off. It shows a double standard on your moderation part and implies that what they have to say is more important than what I have to say. The way that you treat peopl...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 16027

Re: My Story

Thank you all for your comments. I would also like to publicy thank Jovanka Houska and Lawrence Cooper who have been by my side and tried to help me get through all this nastiness over the last couple of years. Those two have seen first hand some of the things I have been subjected to, so thank you ...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 16027

My Story

Dear All I have been playing chess for nearly 20 years now, entering into several tournaments a year, supporting the British tournament circuit. In addition to this, I have encouraged many of my students to play in tournaments, sign up to the ECF etc. - all to support British chess. It made me so pr...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beware the mating net....
Replies: 19
Views: 3274

Re: Beware the mating net....

So awesome!! Well done Imogen for remembering this and finding it at a difficult time in a game! Excellent!
by Sabrina Chevannes
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 104th Richmond Rapidplay
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: 104th Richmond Rapidplay

Last day to get your entries in before the late entry! Any received before midnight tonight will not pay the late entry fee. If you post your entries, then as long as they are postmarked with today's date, that will be fine. An email to richmondrapidplay@chevanneschessacademy.com is also fine. See y...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 104th Richmond Rapidplay
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: 104th Richmond Rapidplay

Remember when filling in the form online, please make sure you hit the SUBMIT button otherwise I won't receive the form. A lot of people are saying they cannot see their name on this list of entries: http://www.chevanneschessacademy.com/chevannes-chess-academy/richmond-rapidplay/rr104-entries-sunday...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 104th Richmond Rapidplay
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

104th Richmond Rapidplay

Just a reminder that the 104th Richmond Rapidplay will be taking part on Sunday 25th November 2012 at the usual venue. Enter now http://www.chevanneschessacademy.com/chevannes-chess-academy/richmond-rapidplay/enter-online/ to avoid the late fee which kicks in on Tuesday. A list of entries so far can...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay
Replies: 0
Views: 895

Richmond Rapidplay

Just a note to let everyone know that the Chevannes Chess Academy website is back up and running. You can check out the crosstables of the 103rd Richmond Rapidplay here: http://www.chevanneschessacademy.com/chevannes-chess-academy/richmond-rapidplay/rr103-results/ Online entry for RR104 is also avai...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 103rd Richmond Rapidplay
Replies: 0
Views: 885

103rd Richmond Rapidplay

Most of you know that unfortunately my website has been hacked and so have my bank accounts, so it has been rather difficult with the organising of this tournament. However, this is to confirm that it is most definitely going ahead. It seems most of the emails have not been distributed either. I am ...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships 2012 - Junior age groups
Replies: 20
Views: 2893

Re: British Championships 2012 - Junior age groups

Thanks Krishna

Thanks exactly it. I just wanted clarification as I did not believe it was clear. I am not asking for anything to be changed nor would I expect to. I just wanted to make sure so I could inform my students with the correct information.
by Sabrina Chevannes
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships 2012 - Junior age groups
Replies: 20
Views: 2893

Re: British Championships 2012 - Junior age groups

The change was instigated in 2009 at my suggestion in conjunction with the then Junior Director, Peter Purland, and of course agreed by the Board. The reason was of course to make it more logical as a qualifying event for FIDE championships. The message has had 3 years to reach Sabrena. I too think...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Southern Giga Final
Replies: 85
Views: 6258

Re: Southern Giga Final

I agree with Peter - I think that the event itself is a great way to introduce chess right from the roots. My only criticism is that the arbiting is terrible. Most of the people judging the games do not know the rules and do not explain what they are doing to the children which leaves them very conf...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships 2012 - Junior age groups
Replies: 20
Views: 2893

Re: British Championships 2012 - Junior age groups

Yes Alex, this is the only information that I could find and it is rather subtle. What is not on the entry form is an explanation. With such a big change, surely it should be explained. Thanks Roger for the link - I am shocked it has been like that for the last couple of years as I know some people ...
by Sabrina Chevannes
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships 2012 - Junior age groups
Replies: 20
Views: 2893

British Championships 2012 - Junior age groups

Could someone please confirm how the age groups are calculated for the British Junior sections of this year's championships? There is no clear information on the form, nor on their website. Many of my students feel that they may have entered the "wrong" sections due to this. The British Junior secti...