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by Kevin Williamson
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Local Chess to Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Replies: 12
Views: 4948

Re: Local Chess to Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

thanks for the reply Kevin, I assume you don't live in the local area then? I will check the one out in Rushden. There is a great club in Northampton, but to be honest I would like one on my doorstep! That's right Jamie, I don't live locally and since I play for two clubs already I'd better not get...
by Kevin Williamson
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Local Chess to Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Replies: 12
Views: 4948

Re: Local Chess to Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Jamie

I work near Wellingborough and am not aware of a club there either.
You may already know, but there is a club at Rushden which is not too far from you.

http://www.norchess.lloydbunday.co.uk/clubs/rcc_4.htm
by Kevin Williamson
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Strange County Chess Problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Re: My Strange County Chess Problem

Yes, you are right Sean and I should have said that not playing the same County twice in a day was one of the conditions.

The thought of losing to the same opponent twice in a day is just too much to bear!
by Kevin Williamson
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Strange County Chess Problem
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Re: My Strange County Chess Problem

In the EACU county matches the players are almost guaranteed to get equal numbers of each colour. Matches are played as ‘double headers’, i.e. two games a day against different teams with colours alternating between morning and afternoon. Of course, there may be occasional personnel changes betw...
by Kevin Williamson
Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF National Counties Rapidplay and Handicap Rapidplay
Replies: 26
Views: 4346

Re: ECF National Counties Rapidplay and Handicap Rapidplay

The competing teams were Kent, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. It was run as an all play all over 12 boards, with 30 minutes each per player per game. Kent were very strong and won easily (including a 12-0 win in one match). The handicap was calculated on predicted score based on ave...
by Kevin Williamson
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings
Replies: 398
Views: 20036

Re: Hastings

Out of curiosity, and because Christmas is the time for trivia. Does anyone know if the Czech GM who Bob Eames drew with in Round 1 is the same Hracek as featured in Simon Webb's "Chess For Tigers"? The game Hracek-Webb, 1989 is given in Chapter 13 on Team Play. Basically a lesson on how to win by p...
by Kevin Williamson
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Preston Chess Congress
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: Preston Chess Congress

Never mind Board 1 (and who could blame Ben Hague for that) the Gregory-Littlewood game was highly entertaining - much better than watching Chelsea thump Arsenal yesterday afternoon.

Thanks for making the games available.
by Kevin Williamson
Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF National Club Rapidplay
Replies: 17
Views: 2376

Re: ECF National Club Rapidplay

I had not played in this competition before and understand this was first year there had been an “Open” event as well as the handicap. The way things worked out, the stronger teams were in contention for the main prizes, with the others competing to win the handicap event. I would have thought t...