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by Sarah Longson
Wed May 01, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers
Replies: 68
Views: 6055

Re: 5 Questions about the ECF Academy Tender that need answers

The ECF have issued a press release on this matter : https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-academy-statement/ You got there before me John! Our team worked hard on the bid and we're delighted to be working with the ECF on this project. We're looking forward to sharing further details with parents and...
by Sarah Longson
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 3184

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Thanks to matthew Turner we have live boards from today’s event - tune in here - http://view.livechesscloud.com/0535e0e3 ... ba6b963ec2 !
by Sarah Longson
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 3184

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Hi - time control is 20+10 seconds. We have published the list as off last week- up to over 50 entries now and a very strong field!

http://chess-results.com/tnr365549.aspx?lan=1
by Sarah Longson
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 3184

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Thanks John - we are very lucky to be able to offer lots of junior prizes and free entry to juniors - thanks to the generous support of the John Robinson trust and Natasha Regan.
by Sarah Longson
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peter Poobalasingam
Replies: 27
Views: 10625

Re: Peter Poobalasingam

I think we should not discuss what happened on here- we should just reflect on what a nice, talented person Peter was and celebrate his life. David that sounds like a great idea :-) !
by Sarah Longson
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Peter Poobalasingam
Replies: 27
Views: 10625

Re: Peter Poobalasingam

I have put a tribute on the ECF website - it's really hard to describe how great he was. He helped me with lots of grunfeld ideas when we were students and then we both decided to pack it in as it was too complicated (for me anyway!) when we had less time! He always helped me with my chess and alway...
by Sarah Longson
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UK Chess Challenge Terafinal
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: UK Chess Challenge Terafinal

by Sarah Longson
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UKCC
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

UKCC

Over the summer I was saddened to hear that the future of the UK Schools Chess Challenge, the world's largest chess competition, was in doubt. The UK Schools Chess Challenge is very close to my heart . Indeed, way back in 1996 it was the first major tournament that I won. This opened some incredible...
by Sarah Longson
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: "SavetheUKCC" petition
Replies: 584
Views: 49620

Re: "SavetheUKCC" petition

Over the summer I was saddened to hear that the future of the UK Schools Chess Challenge, the world's largest chess competition, was in doubt. The UK Schools Chess Challenge is very close to my heart . Indeed, way back in 1996 it was the first major tournament that I won. This opened some incredible...