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by David Blower
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Chess Day
Replies: 2
Views: 442

National Chess Day

A few years ago I seem to remember that the Midlands Chess Counties Union (MCCU) wanted to organise a National Chess Day with the idea that chess events would be going on up and down the country to promote chess and local chess clubs etc. Since then I have heard little about it. Does such a day exis...
by David Blower
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for chess clubs to take part in club profiles
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Looking for chess clubs to take part in club profiles

Hi Jon

Well it has took me a while but I have got round to completing our chess club profile for Brewood Chess Circle. I have sent it to your email address Jon.
by David Blower
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: National Chess Day
Replies: 0
Views: 477

National Chess Day

Hello everyone.

Is there a national chess day this year and if so when is it. I have heard about this in the past but as far as I know very few events were organised.
by David Blower
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

Re: Chess in the UK

If you have a chess.com account I'll play against you in an odds game if you like. With yourself as white the first 8 moves will be: 1 Nf3 Nf6 2 Nd4 Ng8 3 Ne6 Nf6 4 Nxd8 Ng8 5 Ne6 Nf6 6 Nf4 Ng8 7 Nh3 Nf6 8 Ng1 Ng8 This will lead to a starting position without my queen. From then on I'll play normall...
by David Blower
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cancelling Matches
Replies: 17
Views: 2151

Re: Cancelling Matches

It probably is a bit misleading to compare amateur league chess, to a professional sport such as football (although I have made the unfair comparisons myself on many occassions!) Obviously professional football teams don't conceed fixtures, but then again professional football teams don't have their...
by David Blower
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Room rate per week for the room that you play in
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Room rate per week for the room that you play in

I assume that most chess clubs don't own the building they play in, so what is the room rate per week that you pay in rent to play in the room?

And what do you think is a reasonable rate?
by David Blower
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Haddrell
Replies: 36
Views: 5744

Re: Richard Haddrell

I never met Richard, but here is one of many stories that unless you were personally involved with, you would never know about. During the 2013-2014 chess league season, the existing local grader for the Cannock Chess League (which also included Brewood's internal club championship grading results) ...
by David Blower
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2016-17
Replies: 24
Views: 2699

Re: County teams 2016-17

It is actually my target that we do get full teams out, and I think it is realistic.
by David Blower
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 45655

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

These statements that Mike Basman is making, are they actually helping save the UK Chess Challenge?
by David Blower
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 45655

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

I haven't commented on this thread for some time. I think it is a shame that the future of the UK Chess Challenge is in doubt, regardless of the reasons for it. I hope that some sort of chess competition for children like it continues if the UK Chess Challenge does not. Many people on here probably ...
by David Blower
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 45655

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

The later stages of the tournament are ECF graded.
by David Blower
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 45655

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

I didn't know we were here to discuss cases with Apple and Google, but if we are, then they haven't done anything wrong.
by David Blower
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2016-17
Replies: 24
Views: 2699

Re: County teams 2016-17

Wish me luck. I have offered to help out the Staffordshire Under 100 team.
by David Blower
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 45655

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

Well, I do support the UKCC in general, but I am not signing any such petition to save it, under my name, with references to comparison of slavery, and that includes if the statement is edited.