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by Bob Kane
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Isle of Man International 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Isle of Man International 2019

The Major: Accommodation at the venue seems to be fully booked.. However the organisers have kindly laid on a bus from the promenade FIDE rating of 2100 and below on the October 2019 rating list, subject to a maximum of 35 players. Venue: Comis Hotel and Golf Resort, Mount Murray Road, Santon, Isle ...
by Bob Kane
Thu May 30, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Drunken Knights
Replies: 28
Views: 4010

Re: Drunken Knights

George Leyton and Chris Haines were the original founders, Nevil Chan ran and supported the club since the 90s possibly even the mid 80s .Before the DKs took up residency the Plough was a post chess watering hole for the CYMCA (another legendary london club)
cheers!
by Bob Kane
Tue May 28, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323063

Re: Media comments on chess

Apparently the BBC has a untelevised Dr Who episode featuring
Capablanca play Alekhine at chess in 1927 [in Buenos Aires]


according to BBC
archives
by Bob Kane
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wanted: Kingpin back issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: Wanted: Kingpin back issues

if you are still looking Edinburgh Chess club have some for sale
by Bob Kane
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323063

Re: Media comments on chess

On the occasion of the late WH Audens birthday (21st) find the chess ref in his poem ..the night mail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmciuKsBOi0
enjoy
by Bob Kane
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323063

Re: Media comments on chess

by Bob Kane
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 4 Missing knights
Replies: 7
Views: 1531

Re: 4 Missing knights

hello,
The Chess and bridge shop have boxes of spare pieces you could try buying the knights there.. https://shop.chess.co.uk/
(that set doesn't look 100 years old 1960s Lardy at a guess)
by Bob Kane
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 5657

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

Another Olympiad international voices support for Mr Fegan via facebook.. Sue Maroroa Jones I would also like to add my support for Chris Fegan. I’ve met Chris several times since his appointment as director of Women’s Chess and Ive been impressed with his passion and the amount of effort he’s put i...
by Bob Kane
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 5657

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

IM Jovi Houska seems to approve of the new director face book today 9 hrs · "As you may know, it's election time at the ECF! I would like to publicly add my support for one of the candidates Chris Fegan, who is standing for re-election as the director of Women's chess. I am extremely pleased with th...
by Bob Kane
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 45845

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Adam , as a DKs veteran of 20 + years I am looking forward to visiting the Plough for commentary and a beer,
but its no substitute for the atmosphere of a live world championship.
by Bob Kane
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 45845

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

What about the ECF negotiating a discount for its loyal (but unappreciated) membership. -Adult members -Family discount -any four members of the same club perhaps , -or a discount for those travelling from outside London. The ECF in return for a discount would mail the offer to its database of 10K+ ...
by Bob Kane
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 45845

Re: 2018 World Championship in London ECF discount?

What about the ECF negotiating a discount for its loyal (but unappreciated) membership. -Adult members -Family discount -any four members of the same club perhaps , -or a discount for those travelling from outside London. The ECF in return for a discount would mail the offer to its database of 10K+ ...
by Bob Kane
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 5657

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

Hi Tim,
The National club has been scheduled for termination by Alex. In my opinion this heritage event never got the attention it deserves from the ECF. Once revitalised It would have great appeal to sponsors .
I would appreciate your thoughts on the issue .

Many thanks and good luck
by Bob Kane
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Keeping the National club
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Keeping the National club

Just one reason to keep the national club

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 695&type=3