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by Ken Norman
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: JM Soesan Coincidence
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: JM Soesan Coincidence

Joe Soesan a very pleasant man. He was involved with the Ilford Congress in the 1950's. The 1951 BCM has an advert for the Ilford Congress which gives his address as 72 Cranbrook Rise, Ilford. The 1953 BCM has a photograph of the Ilford committee on page 162. It includes Dr. B.Sturgeon, L.Glyde and ...
by Ken Norman
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Battle of Britain Tournaments?
Replies: 32
Views: 1297

Re: Battle of Britain Tournaments?

I saw the Trophy once when I played the then holder Jim Scholes. However I think it must have had an encounter with an ME 109 as one of the wings was detached.
by Ken Norman
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Battle of Britain Tournaments?
Replies: 32
Views: 1297

Re: Battle of Britain Tournaments?

Winners of the Battle of Britain Tournament Year Winner score Semi-finalists xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 1948 R.F. Boxall 1949 No Tournament 1950 No Tournament 1951 No Tournament 1952 N.Hammond 3/3 V.Berger, M.Blaine, P.G.Challis 1953 G.J.Martin 2.5/3 E.C.Hughes 1.5, A.Y.Gre...
by Ken Norman
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Battle of Britain Tournaments?
Replies: 32
Views: 1297

Re: Remembering David Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005)

Winners of the Battle of Britain Tournament Year Winner score Semi-finalists Number of entries xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 1948 R.F. Boxall 1949 No Tournament 1950 No Tournament 1951 No Tournament 1952 N.Hammond 3/3 V.Berger, M.Blaine, P.G.Challis 1953 G.J.Martin 2.5/3 E.C.H...
by Ken Norman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: European Senior Team Championships 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 4600

Re: European Senior Team Championships 2019

Sorry to hear the news about Petra Nunn.

I hope the health care in Mali Losinj is adequate.

I’m sure everyone wishes her a speedy recovery.
by Ken Norman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 553
Views: 53577

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

This year both Senior Championships ended in a three way tie. In the last five years the British over 65 has ended in a tie for first place four times. The only time there was an outright winning was in 2016. Modesty prevents me from naming the winner. With the large number of players of similar str...
by Ken Norman
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Milunka Lazarevic
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: Milunka Lazarevic

Dinah remembers beating Lazarevic at Belgrade 1969.

Lazarevic was recently married and played under the name Markovic.

We don't have the game score but it would be listed as Dobson v Markovic.
by Ken Norman
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 4923

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

The entry form is very clear to me as are Mike's words. I also liked the photo from the 1st Kingston Rapidplay. An excellent team running the congress. There are hotels in Kingston, car parks, and excellent public transport routes. A lovely town centre, facilities, and the River. A fantastic end to...
by Ken Norman
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 33038

Re: British Championship 2018

Does anyone know what caused the change to the board two pairing in the last round of the British over 65 Seniors? On Board one Kevin Bowmer 5/6 was paired against Geoff James 5/6. On Board two Oliver Jackson 4.5/6 was due to play Tom Bimpson 4.5/6. When I arrived at the venue Bimpson was shown as w...
by Ken Norman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Division Four (South) 2017-18
Replies: 68
Views: 9979

Re: Division Four (South) 2017-18

Looks like three teams (Surbiton, CSC2 and Iceni 1) promoted out of Division 4S with four (Anglian Avengers 2, The Full Ponty, Hackney, West is Best 3) being relegated from Division3S. Also one definite new team, Watford 2, for 2018-19. Four teams relegated from division three but only three promot...
by Ken Norman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EUROPEAN SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

EUROPEAN SENIORS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

A nice win today by Andrew Lewis over Russian WGM Strutinskaia.
by Ken Norman
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2640

EUROPEAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Drammen, Norway 3rd August to 13th August 2018.

Registration is now open.

Two English players have already registered.
by Ken Norman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: Senior opportunities in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 12031

Re: Senior opportunities in 2018

I think this is too much of a generalisation When I queried why Senior events held in Germany had all games starting at 9.30 I was told this was a concession to decadent foreigners, with the local players preferring something earlier. I have played in a number of tournaments in Germany since I reti...
by Ken Norman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: XY CHESS
Replies: 2
Views: 826

XY CHESS

Does anyone know anything about an organisation XY CHESS ?

Allegedly they are organising a tournament in Malta later this year.
by Ken Norman
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme
Replies: 42
Views: 7849

Re: World Senior Championships, Nov. 2017 Acqui Terme

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:46 pm


Why are the top England players not there? Other commitments? Lack of funding? Was the ECF involved in any of the co-ordination?
Perhaps the question you should be asking is why did the 4NCL chose a weekend that clashed with the World Seniors Championship?