Search found 4241 matches

by John Upham
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire UKCC Megafinal 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Hampshire UKCC Megafinal 2019

As of today (April 12th) 25 places remain for the Hampshire Delancey UKCC Megafinal. The event is on April 28th in the splendid environs of Winchester College. Please get your entry in ASAP to avoid disappointment ! :D Use https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/product/2019-hampshire-megafi...
by John Upham
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 38
Views: 1920

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

Tim Harding wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:29 am
Yes you do love correcting me, don't you? I wasn't at home to check the title page of his book.
Tim,
Just imagine this place if OGUs predecessor was an active member of this forum : Edward Winter !
by John Upham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch Move question
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Touch Move question

Let us suppose Player A picks up one of his or her pieces that cannot be legally moved and touches one of his or her opponents pieces that could be legally captured but not by the piece initially moved.

Does player A have to capture the opponents piece ?

Thanks !
by John Upham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire UKCC Last Chance Saloon
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Hampshire UKCC Last Chance Saloon

Hampshire Junior Chess Association is running an UK Schools Chess Challenge "Last Chance Saloon" on Saturday, April 6th at Basingstoke Chess Club, Upper Sherbourne Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 5TG :D The Entries secretary is : Maha Chadar, kidschess@hotmail.com Entry form -> last chance saloon...
by John Upham
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2832
Views: 303000

Re: Media comments on chess

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:23 pm
"a combined ECF/Tinder rating"
I must have missed this development...
by John Upham
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway

I am grateful to Jon D'Souza-Eva for the following two items : https://www.sccu-chess.com/archive/0405/rdc.htm and http://coaching.chesspod.com/recorder/1998/art0827.html :D especially as one of them mentions one of the best organisers I was privileged to know : Michael W. Wills (one of the nicest p...
by John Upham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Getting back into playing chess ...
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Getting back into playing chess ...

The 2018 ECF Yearbook had adddress details of most of the county and cluborganisers That is not in the 2019 YearBook, but I hope can be found on the ECF website. I shll send the aquery to christine Coates who was the secretary in 2018. Such players deserve our support. I am the Secretary of the Ber...
by John Upham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament & Olive Chataway

Whilst scanning scorebooks of mine from the 1970s and 1980s I found a game played in The Ralph L. Barnett Memorial Tournament with Olive C. Chataway which was a Sicilian Scheveningen that I won with white. Does this tournament still get played ? Anyone know its history ? I recall that Olive was frie...
by John Upham
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 36809

Re: Chess history trivia

Colin Purdon wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Did he order Falk beer over the counter?

Was that also the favourite tipple of Columbo ?
by John Upham
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 475
Views: 36809

Re: Chess history trivia

Jamie Theakstons Old Peculier ?
by John Upham
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2180

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

James,

What was the "B" for in BMS ?

We know that
M = Mothersill
S = Sunnucks

Thanks !
by John Upham
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2180

Spelling of Surname

Geoff Chandler wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:33 pm

At chessgames they have Anne listed under Mothersill, John Saunders: has recently posted that the surname should be Sunnocks.
I have too have just sent them a correction slip.
I hope not Geoff since the correct surname is

Sunnucks

Shall I send them a correction slip ?
by John Upham
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Norton
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Simon Norton

Simon Norton was featured on BBC Radio 4 in "The Last Word" broadcast today.

Listen to

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000300k

John
by John Upham
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2180

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

It is also worth noting that she was an occasional contributor to the weekly chess 'Magazine' programme which was broadcast on the Third Network (the precursor to Radio 3) between Autumn 1958 and Summer 1964. Brian, Thanks for that. I assume that no programnes have survived as the BBC liked to recy...
by John Upham
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 77
Views: 7045

Re: Raymond Keene new site

James Pratt wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:28 pm
I gather RDK has now found God. I wonder how many others might have spotted this before me.

Where was God hiding ?

Perhaps GMRDKOBE will start his own church and invite persons to generously donate to it ?