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by Lee Bullock
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Naylor 1972-2020
Replies: 24
Views: 4647

Re: John Naylor 1972-2020

Played tonight in memory of John even though I didn’t want to. But felt it a nice way to pay tribute to him. I never met the guy but out of everyone on the internet I have never met I think I was closest to John. Been too gutted to even post on this forum post. I spoke with John many hours a day ove...
by Lee Bullock
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Calvert
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: John Calvert

Very sad to hear this news. Played John a few times but will remember him most as the guy who out stayed me at Hastings every year. As I also used to watch all the games till the bitter end in 2012-2016 ish. Always friendly and polite and always said Hello to me and shook my hand when he saw me. Wil...
by Lee Bullock
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Julian Farrand
Replies: 23
Views: 2882

Re: Julian Farrand

Very sad. Always strange when someone you played and shared banter with passes. Played him around 2014. In a team match for Hackney. One of my first brilliant results. I was 120. Think he was about 182. I lost my queen. And still managed to draw him. And he offered it. He was slightly better. Had so...
by Lee Bullock
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tim Crouch
Replies: 16
Views: 4150

Re: Tim Crouch

I was just about to post this up myself but had logging in issues. Tim to me was really like the Grandad I never had. Like Brendan said. He was so gentle and friendly. And still had a great sense of humour towards the end. I was in touch with him around Xmas. I offered to meet up with and him and as...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 214
Views: 20002

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

The ECF system is also vulnerable to this type of gaming. Look at the progress of my ECF rapidplay grade over the years. Wow Jack haha. Is that the opposite of sandbagging? :D What is that 88 games now? Over 10 years Jack you won in a row at Barnstaple haha. :D This guy Rausis has obviously just co...
by Lee Bullock
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Michael J Dean
Replies: 0
Views: 1484

Michael J Dean

Just saw on the Ecf Database that Michael Dean has passed away. Cant see anything about it online at all or on here. So just thought I would give my respects. Someone I always used to see at Hastings. And said hi to. RIP Michael.
by Lee Bullock
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: Alan Fraser?

Good News Brendan. Hope you have told him people have asked about him and miss him :)
by Lee Bullock
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: Alan Fraser?

Hi Ronnie, thanks for this. This is great news. :) Was really worried it was something worse. Hope to see him soon back playing :)
by Lee Bullock
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Re: Alan Fraser?

Exactly Michael which is why I said if he doesn't mind. Was hoping there was a non health reason why he has stopped playing. Or if it was health he would not mind. Would be nice for him to know he is missed and we wish him well.
by Lee Bullock
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Alan Fraser?
Replies: 16
Views: 3564

Alan Fraser?

Just wondering if anybody has seen or heard of Alan Fraser? As I am sure many of you know he is one of if not the most active player on the UK Chess scene. I have not seen him since the British Chess Champs 2017 myself but I see he did play up until October last year and his last event was the Dorse...
by Lee Bullock
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Flower
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

Re: Dave Flower

Only just seen this :( Dave Flower was my History teacher at Highbury Grove School in the early 90s. I had no idea he was a Chess player. I would of probably been in the same hall as him on occasions as I played for Hackney. Wish I knew as would of said hello. Was one on my fav teachers. I am sure h...
by Lee Bullock
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Travelliing to Llandudno
Replies: 9
Views: 1910

Re: Travelliing to Llandudno

Luckily Nick Roger helped me out telling me about a little trick of buying tickets for just 1 journey rather than the whole thing.
by Lee Bullock
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 12678

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

Just looking at the entries in some events and they are amazing. 68 in the u140 for example. Just had a look at the prizes and as usual very low. Just wondering due to the huge amount of entries in some sections will the prizes be buffed up or grading prizes added for example in the u140. As its bas...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 4846

Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Thanks for comments. And Chris I was more on about there being a lower section than the usual 120 in many rapid events. And yeah Adam I am sure that space is one of the issues but looking at your last GG event for example you had 45 players in the u120 section. Why not limit the amount in the bottom...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival
Replies: 20
Views: 4846

Re: The DeMontford Bell Kings Place Chess Festival

Due to the success and popularity of this tournament it amazes me more of these types of huge rapid events are not more common in the UK? Especially the u85 section. As like some people on this forum I teach kids chess. And this tournament is the only one in the country bar a few others where I feel...