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by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I'm not sure to be honest. I don't know Harrogate that well. Been through Harrogate a few times. The only person who might know is a certain person who posts on the forum, who is Chairman of Harrogate Chess Club. He posts regularly on ECF Matters. That individual would prefer not to comment publicl...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Simon, is it right that the Harrogate Chess Congress is planned to be held in a hospice for the blind? Cos that sounds a bit mental! Probably we’re all heading towards that don’t mix with other households condition, so it’s probably a moot point anyway.
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

If this website (https://www.ovulation-calculators.com/coronavirus/cz/pardubice) is to be believed, Pardubice seems to be the safest place in the world to be right now: Coronavirus Pardubice, Czech Republic There are no coronavirus cases reported in our system for Pardubice , Česká republika, as of...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

If this website (https://www.ovulation-calculators.com/coronavirus/cz/pardubice) is to be believed, Pardubice seems to be the safest place in the world to be right now: Coronavirus Pardubice, Czech Republic There are no coronavirus cases reported in our system for Pardubice , Česká republika, as of...
by Matt Bridgeman
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

The papers reporting that most of Lancashire and Merseyside are getting local lockdown restrictions from Saturday. Another Hancock announcement coming today. I didn’t see that one coming. Argh!
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October

The only over the board Chess Congress scheduled in England this year I believe, and limited to players under 170. How are Noel's Covid secure preparations coming along? Is the venue next to or part of a hospice for the blind? :(
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

From the BBC: From midnight, people in seven council areas "should not socialise" with people outside of their household or support bubble, he told the House of Commons. Pubs and restaurants must offer table service only and all "leisure and entertainment venues" must be closed between 22:00 and 05...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Hancock’s announcement didn’t seem to allow any wiggle room so to speak.
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

That just leaves Noel's, Harrogate Chess Congress 23-25 Oct. ... but only for those graded no more than 170. Is there really nothing at all for those over 170? The curse of the chess congress. A lift from a national news agency; ‘MAJOR INCIDENT' DECLARED IN NORTH YORKSHIRE A “major incident” has be...
by Matt Bridgeman
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

...you know, humour? (Do we have to explain this one?!) https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sick%20burn Matt, I'm glad you did explain it. We are not all "down with the kids" or whatever and sick burns is not something I'd come across before. Boris getting down with the youth too today ...
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

As soon as the Department for Health and Social Care announce the local lockdown for North Tyneside and other North East council areas tomorrow morning, the Northumberland Congress will have to be cancelled. It is a great shame as clearly they put a huge amount of work into it. As breathless as eve...
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

...you know, humour? (Do we have to explain this one?!)
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define. ... ick%20burn
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

J T Melsom wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Oh for the days when I was on your ignore-by-default list

You still are... I do check the posts sometimes in case there is something of value. Still waiting.
Sick burns! :)
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 838
Views: 39596

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Ian Thompson wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:33 pm
Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:25 pm
That just leaves Noel's, Harrogate Chess Congress 23-25 Oct.
... but only for those graded no more than 170. Is there really nothing at all for those over 170?
If there is, Simon will find it!
by Matt Bridgeman
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Northumberland Chess Congress
Replies: 95
Views: 5261

Re: Northumberland Chess Congress

...so you are saying the North East won't be on Local Lockdown on Friday? If it's not true Chronicle Live's name will be mud, as national news outlets are picking up on the report ...I see now it's 'temporary restrictions' being the term mooted by a local councillor. Sky News is running with the sto...