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by John Saunders
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: John A. Fuller (1928-2005)
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Re: John A. Fuller (1928-2005)

Further research on JAF by Richard James, Leonard Barden and BCN has allowed us to publish https://britishchessnews.com/2020/03/23/remembering-john-arthur-fuller-12-v-1928-08-xii-2004/ with the correct DoD and a photograph not seen previously. :D Beware fake news: the two novelty claims made in the...
by John Saunders
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3588

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

A reminder that Mark Page is delivering regular reports on the England Over-65 team's progress in Prague at the Kenilworth Chess Blog.
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge

It strikes me a being roughly normal for a Varsity match these days. Plus Daniel Gallagher withdrew due to illness, and I don't know whether he was replaced by a non-UK student. The Cambridge reserve player who stepped into the breach, Declan Shafi, is Scottish. Full results and photo-report are av...
by John Saunders
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge

A total of 5 English players in the match - a record low? The fewest English-registered players taking part in one of this series of matches was four in both 2011 and 2017. (Note - I have only checked back to the 1980s but I don't think there is any point in going back any further.) Players from ov...
by John Saunders
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge
Replies: 11
Views: 898

2020 Varsity Match, Oxford vs Cambridge

The 138th Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge Universities is being played at the moment at the RAC, London. Live games at chess24: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/oxford-cambridge-varsity-match-2020/1/1/1 Some more details and photos of the players at BritBase: http://www.saund...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Steve Brocklesby (1959-2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Steve Brocklesby (1959-2019)

I happened to be browsing the ECF online grading list and was saddened to see the following entry... Brocklesby, Stephen P (deceased) Steve was listed as a member of Coulsdon CF and it appears his last graded games were played mid-2018. I think he lived in Wallington and worked as an accountant. I r...
by John Saunders
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 3588

Re: World Senior Team Championships, Prague, March 2020

Yes, I believe so. A number of the England U65s have dropped out though. I've just exchanged emails with Mark Page, who is en route to Prague. He tells me that four of the five England 65+ first team have withdrawn and that he is now board two for that team. He also mentioned that he would be provi...
by John Saunders
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 3186

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

Brexit and Bardexit on the same day. It's all too much.
by John Saunders
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 4166

Re: Gibraltar 2020

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:38 pm
How did Mickey do that?
Mickey's just been asked that, more or less, in Tania's interview and his reply was "I was just incredibly lucky".
by John Saunders
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column
Replies: 32
Views: 3186

Re: Leonard Barden's last Evening Standard column

...I hope the reporting of this record is not lost in the plethora of headlines about the other event taking place that day. It is is pleasing to note that my tweet mentioning Leonard's stint at the Evening Standard (posted on Twitter prior to this thread starting) has garnered far more retweets an...
by John Saunders
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 4166

Re: Gibraltar 2020

I feel I should apologise to the forum for not being able to continue photo coverage of David's progress in the morning tournament, but the powers that be here seem to expect me to concentrate my energies on play in the afternoon section, hence I am now otherwise fully engaged in writing about this....
by John Saunders
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 4166

Re: Gibraltar 2020

Just to prove I can do it: Messrs Sedgwick & Poggio...

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by John Saunders
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 4166

Re: Gibraltar 2020

As David has said, I have a photo of him with aforementioned beverage, and also one of his opponent pointing gleefully to the a1 square on a demo board, but the forum has a restriction on the size/resolution of photos it is prepared to display. Which is perfectly reasonable as, otherwise, our belov...
by John Saunders
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 4166

Re: Gibraltar 2020

As David has said, I have a photo of him with aforementioned beverage, and also one of his opponent pointing gleefully to the a1 square on a demo board, but the forum has a restriction on the size/resolution of photos it is prepared to display. Which is perfectly reasonable as, otherwise, our belove...
by John Saunders
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Gibraltar 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 4166

Re: Gibraltar 2020

A photo of this epic encounter is available via my Twitter stream: https://twitter.com/johnchess/status/12 ... 68769?s=19