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by Dan Lambourne
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 72
Views: 7836

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

In Week 20 I scored 91, which after my 100+ in Week 19 saw me rise back to page 1. Unfortunately, I doubt I will get much higher as I am struggling to score 20 this week.
by Dan Lambourne
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 33
Views: 3705

Re: Local Online Leagues

The West Midlands Area Online League has been running since April, and has just finished it's Summer League after also running a Spring League. It is being run through the ECF LMS and ECF LMS page page
by Dan Lambourne
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Double Check and Mate
Replies: 23
Views: 2640

Re: Double Check and Mate

My only double check and mate, that I can remember [Event "Birmingham Summer League"] [Site "Redditch"] [Date "2013.06.18"] [White "Name escapes me"] [Black "Older but not always wiser Dan"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "0"] [BlackElo "0"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nge2 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. Qf3 Bg4 ...
by Dan Lambourne
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of Chess Clubs
Replies: 23
Views: 2637

Re: History of Chess Clubs

Nigel Towers wrote up a brief history of chess in Redditch from 1881 to 2017, for the Redditch club's web pages which were new at the time
by Dan Lambourne
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Kevin Hawkins
Replies: 11
Views: 2016

Re: Kevin Hawkins

I am also sad to read this, as I remember him quite well, as it takes me back to one of my many blunders, as Kevin managed to draw a game against me in 1994, in a Bucks U18 v Bucks 2 Clash. Unfortunately my record taking was poor for this game so I can't remember the exact position, but I was white ...
by Dan Lambourne
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 61
Views: 7248

Re: Shortest game

To save me digging my games out, we have discussed this before viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6226&start=15
by Dan Lambourne
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: MCCU
Replies: 1
Views: 1039


There appears to be a brief summary on their website
by Dan Lambourne
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4336
Views: 474697

Re: Media comments on chess

Just got my partner to set the Sky Box at home, and she she says its repeated on EuroSport 1 at 7.30am and EuroSport 2 at 10.30am, which confirms.

It is titled "Grand Prix Series" and the searches don't seem to find any more.
by Dan Lambourne
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: English Seniors 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 4198

Re: English Seniors 2019

Surely those who are more competitive will be playing in the European Seniors that overlaps the same dates.
by Dan Lambourne
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rapidplay dates: clarification
Replies: 14
Views: 3973

Re: Rapidplay dates: clarification

Personally I found it easier to make the two days, when I think it was in September rather than October. I went more for the team aspect rather than the individual tournament, so I didn't even look at entering this year when I heard there was no team event. It seemed local clubs to me were put off b...
by Dan Lambourne
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 2018 grades.
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: 2018 grades.

The following statement or similar has always appeared at the top of the Grading website. This is the original July 2018 grading list, based on results up to 30th June. The August revision, as always, will be definitive, as it may include corrections and late-reported 2017-18 events. Many leagues wi...
by Dan Lambourne
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: More Players Wanted for Redditch in the BDCL 2018-19 season (Edited with new grade brackets)
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Re: More Players Wanted for Redditch in the BDCL 2018-19 season

If it helps or hinders your decision in wanting to come and join us, Redditch Chess Club will be moving out of Redditch for next season, as we will be playing our fixtures at Alvechurch Sports & Social Club, Radford Rd, Alvechurch, Birmingham B48 7LD,
by Dan Lambourne
Tue May 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: More Players Wanted for Redditch in the BDCL 2018-19 season (Edited with new grade brackets)
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

More Players Wanted for Redditch in the BDCL 2018-19 season (Edited with new grade brackets)

Having secured back to back Division 3 and Division 2 championships in the Birmingham and District Chess League, Redditch are now looking to strengthen their squad for next season. We will have teams in Division 1, 4 and 6, and we are preferably looking for greater than 170 players to give us a chan...
by Dan Lambourne
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lightning Chess
Replies: 17
Views: 2827

Re: Lightning Chess

The North Glos League hold one almost every year as an individual Christmas tournament, and the results over the years can be found on Whilst the Birmingham League have a team event every March, where this years (last seasons) results can be found on ht...
by Dan Lambourne
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: DGT clocks sale price £25?
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: DGT clocks sale price £25?

You missed it, the offer was raised on this forum and they were for clubs to purchase from the ECF. Redditch ordered some so that we could have more than one match on digital clocks, and I believe they arrived last week, although we won't be able ...