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by Peter Hornsby
Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The UK Parliamentary Chess Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: The UK Parliamentary Chess Club

ukpcc3.jpg ukpcc2.jpg ukpcc1.jpg Congratulations to the UK Armed Forces Chess Association for their convincing victory over the UK Parliamentary Chess Club ♟♟♟ You can find more details about details about them here: https://serviceschess.wixsite.com/home, and see the full scorecard and list of MPs...
by Peter Hornsby
Thu Mar 21, 2024 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 6015
Views: 760019

Re: Media comments on chess

Another chess-themed advert shown on British TV recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO8N94rXGrs
by Peter Hornsby
Fri Mar 15, 2024 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The UK Parliamentary Chess Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: The UK Parliamentary Chess Club

Reform.jpg Thank you to Danny Rosenbaum for bringing his Reform Club team to Parliament earlier this week, and well done for leading them to a convincing 10.5-2.5 victory. The next match for the UK Parliamentary Chess Club (UKPCC) is this Monday vs the UK Armed Forces Chess Club: https://servicesch...
by Peter Hornsby
Sat Jan 13, 2024 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: * 20/20 Chess returns to Birmingham on the 20th January! *
Replies: 0
Views: 550

* 20/20 Chess returns to Birmingham on the 20th January! *

Hi fellow chess enthusiasts, We are delighted that the 20/20 Chess Championships return to Birmingham on Saturday 20th January! All the details can be found here: https://www.worldchessleague.live/Birmingham Its a one-day four-player team rapid-play taking place at the Birmingham University Dance St...
by Peter Hornsby
Sat Nov 18, 2023 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The UK Parliamentary Chess Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: The UK Parliamentary Chess Club

I note there were no MPs in the parliamentary team, even though a few current ones have played serious chess in the past. You may wish to note that Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor, is in the second photo, he would have played had his previous meeting not overrun. As you can imagine MPs have lots of co...
by Peter Hornsby
Sat Nov 18, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The UK Parliamentary Chess Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

The UK Parliamentary Chess Club

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/baptism-of-fire-for-the-uk-parliamentary-chess-club/ The UK Parliamentary Chess Club played its first over-the-board match in decades, and it was bruising encounter for them against a well-organised and impressive Imperial College Chess Club team. The club was relaunc...
by Peter Hornsby
Sat Aug 19, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ** 2023 World Chess League.Live Finals Day! **
Replies: 0
Views: 397

** 2023 World Chess League.Live Finals Day! **

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Huge day today with several British teams competing to become the 2023 World Chess League.Live champions!

You can watch all the action from 1.30pm here: https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Good luck to all those involved :D
by Peter Hornsby
Mon Aug 07, 2023 11:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 6015
Views: 760019

Re: Media comments on chess

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The World Chess League.Live is featured on the front page of last week's Courier & Telegraph in Scotland.

Two other British teams have qualified for the play-offs, Durham Alumni and Petts Wood & Orpington A, which takes place on the 19th August :)
by Peter Hornsby
Thu Jul 13, 2023 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 6015
Views: 760019

Re: Media comments on chess

A feature from Babababoon about Newcastle-under-Lyme Chess Club! :D

https://www.babababoon.co.uk/newcastle- ... mpetition/
by Peter Hornsby
Fri Jul 07, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 6015
Views: 760019

Re: Media comments on chess

Newcastle-under-Lyme chess club were featured again this morning on BBC Radio! We discussed the team's success in the World Chess League.Live and winning North Staff Division 2, as well as the sterling work Jonathan Blackburn has taken building the junior academy. You can listen to it on the link be...
by Peter Hornsby
Wed May 24, 2023 1:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 6015
Views: 760019

Re: Media comments on chess

So with 6 it was 'it can jump', though of course it moves in an 'L' shape as well. He got it right!

And good point about question 5, just as well that wasn't chosen
by Peter Hornsby
Wed May 24, 2023 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 6015
Views: 760019

Re: Media comments on chess

Last night I was on Midnight Mastermind with OJ Borg on BBC Radio 2 about the rules of chess: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001lz4c 26 minutes in to 38 minutes. He did so well I had to upgrade the questions! It's funny how you can be dealing with a journalist and, coincidentally, find he or sh...
by Peter Hornsby
Wed May 24, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 6015
Views: 760019

Re: Media comments on chess

Last night I was on Midnight Mastermind with OJ Borg on BBC Radio 2 about the rules of chess:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001lz4c

26 minutes in to 38 minutes.

He did so well I had to upgrade the questions!
by Peter Hornsby
Tue Apr 11, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 6015
Views: 760019

Re: Media comments on chess

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Newcastle Chess Club featured on the front news story of the Stoke Sentinel!
by Peter Hornsby
Tue Apr 04, 2023 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 6015
Views: 760019

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Newcastle-under-Lyme Chess club featured in the Newcastle Life magazine, this forum gets a mention as well!