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by Paul McKeown
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bob Wade
Replies: 99
Views: 21592

Re: Bob Wade

Richard, What I meant was, in what context in "The King" did Donner write of his drawing with difficulty with RGW? Why did he write this, it wasn't random surely, what was the thought that led him to pen his words about Bob? Hope it isn't too much trouble... And, yes, I have always been a fan of Che...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Barbican 1996 and Slough 1997 Affairs
Replies: 26
Views: 4074

Re: Bob Wade

Jonathan - thanks for this - I knew that there must be some background to this, as JvdW wrote (letter to Stubenvoll, September 24 1997): ... Hauptschiedsrichter Robert Wade, der sich die letzten Jahre bereits wiederholt als völlig inkompetent erwiesen, ... which is pretty strong and obviously refer...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Years Honours for chess
Replies: 51
Views: 9112

Re: New Years Honours for chess

Gotta go. 'er indoors is out, flying into Heathrow. If I don't meet her, I'll be outdoors, in the dog-house!
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Years Honours for chess
Replies: 51
Views: 9112

Re: New Years Honours for chess

"My O.B.E. in the New Year's Honours list has brought messages of congratulation in so many hundreds that, though they have touched me to the heart, it has become impossible to acknowledge them personally. Thank you, dear friends! I shall do what I can. Meanwhile, the work goes on. B. H. Wood" - Che...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Years Honours for chess
Replies: 51
Views: 9112

Re: New Years Honours for chess

William Ritson Morry OBE - January 1984 - presumably for services to chess, rather than penal servitude? :wink: He and Barry Wood did seem to patch up their difficult relations eventually. NO. Chess, August 1984, p. 95: "Sincere apologies for a silly error. Mr. Morry's distinction, announced in the ...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Years Honours for chess
Replies: 51
Views: 9112

Re: New Years Honours for chess

Or the ECF?
That would be something really worthwhile for it to do.
I'm sure copyright issues could be resolved?
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Years Honours for chess
Replies: 51
Views: 9112

Re: New Years Honours for chess

You can hire or buy robots to do the donkey work. Probably the British Library would be delighted to help, otherwise.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Years Honours for chess
Replies: 51
Views: 9112

Re: New Years Honours for chess

The sooner someone scans in BCM and Chess and the BCF/ECF Yearbooks and stick them on a bunch of DVD's the better. With a proper, searchable index. Must be worth selling for £150 or so? Post war even for, say, £75.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Years Honours for chess
Replies: 51
Views: 9112

Re: New Years Honours for chess

CJS Purdy's award was the Order of Australia. I'll track down when. Richly deserved of course.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: New Years Honours for chess
Replies: 51
Views: 9112

Re: New Years Honours for chess

John, BH Wood was made awarded the OBE - I know because I read him, in Chess, thank the many that had helped him in his career - unless my memory really has started to crack! I'm trying to track the reference down for you. I have come across Comins Mansfield receiving the MBE in January 1976 "for se...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: My 2009 Wishlist
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Re: My 2009 Wishlist

"I am a chess pawn, dating a Chess Queen" That's a much nicer signature, Ben! My list is: 1) Add some new endings, middlegames and openings to my chess arsenal. 2) Play with renewed interest and vigour. 3) Thereby preserve my 170+ grade (based on the old reliable grading levels) 4) Find the necessa...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: New Year 2009 Forum resolution
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

Re: New Year 2009 Forum resolution

I'd like to make a small request for a ceasing of hostilities and abuse on this forum. Whenever a thread becomes sidetracked and polluted with unpleasantness I loose the will to carry on reading. I agree. I do hope you don't mean that sarcasm should be banned from the surgeon's medical bag, as well...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Consistent Moderation and of course Complaints
Replies: 50
Views: 7081

Re: Consistent Moderation and of course Complaints

and certainly hasn't laid out his academic credentials to carry weight in favour of his arguments In fact, if my memory serves me right, it's Ernie Lazenby that continually refers to David Robertson as Professor, as if it were an insult. Frankly, inverted snobbery is usually a poor substitute for g...
by Paul McKeown
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Consistent Moderation and of course Complaints
Replies: 50
Views: 7081

Re: Consistent Moderation and of course Complaints

Liverpool John Moores University I believe. According to the The Complete University Guide they are ranked in 100th position in their national comparison of universities. Out of 113. Oh come on guys, this is absurd. This is playing the man, not the ball. Irrelevant - particularly as David Robertson...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Consistent Moderation and of course Complaints
Replies: 50
Views: 7081

Re: Consistent Moderation and of course Complaints

Thanks Ben - good move! It's not that it causes me offence - it's just that it's the sort of thing that can bring all the nutters on the Internet down on this site. Instead of discussions about chess, who knows what we would end up with. Ultimately the site might end up unusable for its original pur...