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by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should we scrap adjournments?
Replies: 220
Views: 14472

Re: Should we scrap adjournments?

Yesterday the Bournemouth & District Chess League AGM voted to switch the default time control to QPF, leaving the previous default option of 36/90 + adjournment available only if desired by both players. So we can expect at least a significant drop in the number of adjourned games next season.
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2013 Final Stage
Replies: 425
Views: 37847

Re: 2013 Final Stage

You are not the only one who has had this problem. One of the players who is playing in Big Slick was on the list (membership renewal due on 2 July) until he renewed and then he disappeared from the list. The system appears to have a problem with anyone renewing until 2014 :oops: I'm now back on th...
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2013 Final Stage
Replies: 425
Views: 37847

Re: 2013 Final Stage

Perhaps adding to the confusion, the online membership list does not currently show at least some memberships which have expired during the year and have been renewed. I recently renewed my Gold membership which was due to expire in July with the unexpected result that my name has disappeared from t...
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4413

Re: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013

The thing was we didn't have the situation of say 2 players on 4/4 agreeing to halve out and share the money. We had 3 players on 3.5 who agreed to halve out to let someone else have the money! This is what caught us unawares. I should make it clear that I have no issue with GM Nick Pert who can har...
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4413

Re: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013

As part of the organising team I feel deflated to say the least! I still can't quite believe that somehow we ended up with 3 players on the top two boards who had no interest in fighting for a first prize of £1000. What's to be done? Should we be aiming to offer a first prize of 2K? 3?
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4413

Re: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013

Apologies for mentioning the actual playing of chess, but our favourite forumite Roger de Coverly has sensationally just beaten IM Ameet Ghasi with Black at the Bournemouth Grand Congress and with 3.5/4 going into the final round is in the hunt for the £1000 first prize!
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4413

Re: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013

Frequent updates including near real-time coverage of the top 3 boards can be found on the Bournemouth Congress website
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4413

Re: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013

The congress has again already attracted a healthy number of participants, but note that March 31st is the final day before late fees will be applied to any further entrants. With a limited number of hotel rooms remaining, if you are thinking of entering then there is no better time to do so than ri...
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4413

2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 26-28 April 2013

The 2nd Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress is being held in the last weekend in April at the Carrington House Hotel. Excellent B&B rates including single rooms from £32 per person per night are available if booked by 31st March 2013. Our inaugural congress last year not only attracted some 150 entran...
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: County websites
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: County websites

by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Thu May 03, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Bournemouth Grand Congress : April 20-22 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3387

Bournemouth Grand Congress : April 20-22 2012

Our inaugural Bournemouth Grand Congress at the Carrington House Hotel was a huge success with over 150 entrants in total. The Open was convincingly won by David Howell with 5/5. Full crosstables, photos and games from the Open can be found on the Bournemouth Chess Congresses website . Remaining gam...
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 20-22 April 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2865

Re: Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 20-22 April 2012

Thanks to receiving yet more entries, the prize fund has again been boosted by a further £200! See the latest congress news here.
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 20-22 April 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2865

Re: Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 20-22 April 2012

Thanks to entries exceeding our expectations, the prize fund has today been boosted by £300! See the latest congress news here . In agreement with the Carrington House Hotel we have upgraded the playing room to their President Suite (capacity 400!) so many more players can still be accommodated. Al...
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 20-22 April 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2865

Re: Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 20-22 April 2012

We are receiving entries at an encouraging rate and would urge anyone considering playing to submit their entries sooner rather than later! I have also received the following kind feedback for our website from our latest entrant to register online, Guy Whitehouse, a registered blind player (quote re...
by Phil Taylor-Bowd
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 20-22 April 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2865

Bournemouth Grand Chess Congress: 20-22 April 2012

An ambitious new event is being held in Bournemouth - believed to be the first weekend chess congress in many years offering a guaranteed 1st prize in the Open section of £1000! There are also good guaranteed first prizes in the Challengers (U155) of £300 and in the Minor (U125) of £200. We have ...