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by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: In BOD we trust!
Replies: 59
Views: 6666

Re: In BOD we trust!

:shock: :cry: I thought England came close, though. There was that moment late in the second half, before the French drop goal, when there was a breakaway and an England player had a simple pass to his left to set up an England try under the posts. That would have brought England back to being only...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Civil Service games
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Civil Service games

I think you can blame the fancy dress on the Welsh. We started doing it on the Saturday night discos. Other regions slowly joined in and now it's all part of the course. I didn't attend the CSSC games this year as it was too expensive. Yes it's subsidised but they only knock say £50 off for a room ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Caro-Khan Defence
Replies: 19
Views: 7492

Re: Caro-Khan Defence

Caro-Kann* ?
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peter Lalic - road to....?
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: Peter Lalic - road to....?

Final round win vs. Dave Ledger!
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peter Lalic - road to....?
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Peter Lalic - road to....?

I thought I'd start a thread to say how impressed I am with the rise of Peter Lalic.

For those of you who aren't following him, his stats for the British are here.

With some a strong chess environment at home I'm sure it's only a matter of time before he gets a title like his parents!
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 30893

Re: Road to Grandmaster

can we start a Peter Lalic road to grandmaster thread?
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES
Replies: 1360
Views: 59450

Re: BRITISH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - THE GAMES

Can somebody with Andrew Martin's mobile number let him know that the sound on his feed is almost non existent please.
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.
Replies: 100
Views: 16812

Re: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.

Wow! Jovanka has done an amazing thing by giving up her time FREE OF CHARGE :shock: to help improve the quality of girls chess. I assume she has to make a living as well and giving up your free time in this economic climate is something to be applauded :D I would have charged I think :oops: as woul...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.
Replies: 100
Views: 16812

Re: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.

Ben Purton wrote:What if she was 10 and not 3 Gareth?

Ben

She's 4 shortly, but lets say 6? and not the most confident person? in a strange unfamiliar environment?
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.
Replies: 100
Views: 16812

Re: National Girls' Chess Championships - Success.

Hi Sabz, I just read 4 pages of fun! Well done on another successful initiative! Saying that, I do understand the negative points. Hopefully you can clear this up for me? Say I took my daughter to this event (ignore for the moment I'm not English and lets say she's 6 years old for argument's sake). ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ENG FIDE Ratings must be ECF Members
Replies: 319
Views: 19795

Re: ENG FIDE Ratings must be ECF Members

Anyone know about the Irish? I can't be the only one qualified to play for the Republic of Ireland at football (as indeed did 2 or 3 of my school predecessors) Yep. :D You have to be a member of the ICU to play in any graded event in Ireland. €35 , €20 concessions. Online payment http://www.icu...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Chess Training Methods for Rapid Improvement
Replies: 11
Views: 2251

Re: Chess Training Methods for Rapid Improvement

What is it with people called Charlie and their superflous openings? ;)
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open
Replies: 112
Views: 9025

Re: e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open

Any comment from anyone re how successful the in Tournament training was for the Juniors and Females ? I spotted Jovanka and Sabrina walking (and hobbling :) around paying keen attention to their students.....Im very interested in how one gets to keep good youngsters interested in the game . I thou...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most Annoying Behaviour?
Replies: 92
Views: 8592

Re: Most Annoying Behaviour?

There was a very annoying Junior playing on the bottom boards of the Sunningdale Major last weekend . He continually felt the urge to re-position his pieces announcing "ADJUST" rather loudly as he did so . His record was a four piece combination....."ADJUST...ADJUST...ADJUST....ADJUST" . :x Surely ...
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open
Replies: 112
Views: 9025

Re: e2e4.org.uk Sunningdale Open

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Gareth Harley-Yeo wrote: I would have dearly loved to take on Mr Bryant in such form mind you. :D
Gatwick?

[warning: form can go down as well as up]
I've decided I prefer opens to majors so even if I did enter I fear we wouldn't meet. I'm sure our pathes will cross at some point however :)