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by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1313

Re: One Hundred years celebration

The last time Manchester applied to join the NCCU the vote was lost 3-4 with four abstentions (two of the votes for were the Yorkshire delegates). So in theory if one other Northern county can be swung around to the Manchester cause the application would be accepted. Thank you for the information. ...
by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Didn't spot that, sorry, and I've met Brian too; well done Brian
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1313

Re: One Hundred years celebration

That's fairly close to Martin Regan's suggestion of forming a Northern Chess Federation, with the idea that everyone could join it and leave Lancs in the NCCU (I'm paraphrasing here) :lol:

Actually, Lancs could join, but not bring their NCCU right of veto with them
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

That's an amazing result for the 65+ team

Board prizes - silver for Keith, gold for John Emms, gold for Tony Stebbings, bronze for Ian Snape
by Mick Norris
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1238

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

Trying to distract you all from my blunder, does this mean that there are not too many Easter weekend events after all? The calendar looked very crowded to me. It was an issue mentioned at Bolton this weekend, specifically the 4NCL event taking away some potential entries, but it was still a health...
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

We need to win both of the remaining matches and hope someone slips up, or score heavily and pass Armenia on board count. There are also individual board medals to play for, as consolation prizes. I looked at your game a little between moves 35 and 55, thought it was generally level, and thought yo...
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

65+ is very interesting with England currently just in bronze

Sweden (10) v Russia (13)
France (11) v Germany (12)
Finland (11) v Israel (11)
England (11) v St Petersburg (10)
by Mick Norris
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: GRENKE Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1632

Re: GRENKE Classic

Some indications for cats and humans in the chess.com report :wink:
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: Another new IM

by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Bolton Easter 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Bolton Easter 2019

Joe McPhillips won the Open with 5/5 results

Major was won by Martin Burns (Stockport)

Minor was won by Arpad Busznyak, making it 2 wins for Bolton players
by Mick Norris
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Another tough match today v Italy

2.1 GM Godena, Michele 2459 - GM Speelman, Jon S 2509
2.2 GM Garcia, Palermo Carlos 2407 - GM Arkell, Keith C 2467
2.3 IM Bellia, Fabrizio 2447 - GM Emms, John M 2474
2.4 IM Bruno, Fabio 2433 - GM Ward, Chris G 2425

Israel - USA and Iceland - Armenia
by Mick Norris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Bolton Easter 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Bolton Easter 2019

Busy Persons yesterday won jointly by Stephen Gordon and Joe McPhillips

Not sure when I last played in a tournament with a GM and an IM but I did manage to win a grading prize again
by Mick Norris
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

England without Keith beat Canada despite a loss from John Emms
USA win again and play Iceland possibly the last chance of a slip up
England play Armenia who are level on match points but ahead on game points
Tough match good luck to the team
by Mick Norris
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Keith wins again as does John Emms who is 4/4
Team in bronze position and play Canada tomorrow
by Mick Norris
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Wow, great result