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by Alan Ruffle
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Michael John Rees
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Michael John Rees

Michael John Rees 1924 - 21st December 2019 In 1957 Mike was my next door neighbour in Lozells Birmingham. He was a member of Lucas Chess club, in the Birmingham and District Chess League. Mike was active in all kinds of administrative chess club roles, He was a kind gentle man. I was an eleven year...
by Alan Ruffle
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Badge
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Badge

A Splendid Gesture

Thank you

Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Welch
Replies: 21
Views: 2719

Re: David Welch

Sincere Condolences
Alan and Ann Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Book-The Chess Scene
Replies: 18
Views: 2321

Book-The Chess Scene

The Chess Scene “The Chess Scene”. A light-hearted look at the way the game of chess is played and organised. The principle objective is to provide a streamlined approach to improving the play of a new and enthusiastic novice chess player. A person who has learned how to move the chess pieces. A per...
by Alan Ruffle
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Andy Price
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Andy Price

Dear Ben
Thank you for your words...……...a sad loss
Yours Sincerely
Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Search for a game
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

Search for a game

Dear All I am seeking a game......possibly am early Kasparov game. Kasparov forces a draw when in a losing position. Only pawns are on the board all are unable to move...……...The king can not move ie it is trapped and if it moves it is in check...…..Kasparov harasses the opposition King by checking ...
by Alan Ruffle
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mr R F T Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Re: Mr R F T Wood

Gentlemen Thank you for your replies. The reason I am trying to contact Mr Wood is to seek his permission to use his name in a book I have written.......I was the one who spoiled it all for him in 1974........ I need to contact Mr Barden for the same reason and I have sent him a private message. Che...
by Alan Ruffle
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mr R F T Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Mr R F T Wood

Dear All
I am trying to trace Mr R F T Wood Worcester open champion 1971 1972 1973..............tied with three others 1974.

Understood he played for Redditch chess club Worcester

Thank you

Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess/Sport
Replies: 30
Views: 3118

Chess/Sport

Dear All The future of the UK chess challenge is in danger. Mike Basman its founder is in financial difficulty Chess does not feature at the Olympics. All because chess is not recognised as a sport. The point about chess not being 'physical' is debatable but perhaps a back door is opening for us in ...
by Alan Ruffle
Tue May 31, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Jim Friar
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

Re: Jim Friar

A Sad Loss
Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Chess Arbiters Association AGM
Replies: 33
Views: 4970

Chess Arbiters Association AGM

Chess Arbiters Association Minutes of the Annual General meeting held on Sunday 2nd August 2015 at Warwick University, Coventry. From 3pm until 5pm and 6-45pm until 8-50pm. Apologies for absence-Peter Gibbs, Celia Gibbs, John Swain, Carl Tillotsen, Adrian Elwin, Priscilla Morris, David Sedgwick, Tom...
by Alan Ruffle
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northern Counties Chess Association
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Northern Counties Chess Association

Thank you both.

It's the Yorkshire angle I'm thinking of

Cheers

Alan
by Alan Ruffle
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Northern Counties Chess Association
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Northern Counties Chess Association

I've forgotten the reason why the NCCU is independent of the ECF..........can someone remind me ?

Cheers

Alan
by Alan Ruffle
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU Team Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Re: MCCU Team Tournament

Unfortunately I have not been able to get this event off the ground I would like to thank Alex Holowzak and Ray Dolan for their practical advice and support.

Alan Ruffle
by Alan Ruffle
Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: MCCU Team Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 4107

Re: MCCU Team Tournament

Dear All I have recently attended the tournaments held at Worcester and Manchester and am in receipt of emails from other interested parties. I offer the below clarifications and invite further advice about implementation. - The objective of the MCCU team tournament is to raise funds, to assist fina...