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by matt_ward
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer documentary
Replies: 14
Views: 3254

Re: Fischer documentary

I second your view GuyHayton it is a wonderful film.

9/10
by matt_ward
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Default Times
Replies: 41
Views: 2683

Re: Default Times

Stewart is that a record?
by matt_ward
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches
Replies: 173
Views: 15772

Re: Rules about drinking alcohol before or during matches

George Szaszvari I think your point on the alcohol is interesting and probably very well justified. I do agree that depending on the circumstances and the person(s) drinking in front of juniors could be a blessing. It would show how to act responsibility and give good social awareness, of course if ...
by matt_ward
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claiming a win on time
Replies: 93
Views: 6105

Re: Claiming a win on time

I think using video footage is taking things to the extreme, I mean they do of course use it in many sports. But chess I can't see the reason, it certainly is not cost effective. In contrary to this another point regarding the Analogue clocks is when two players have less than 1 minute each this is ...
by matt_ward
Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Berks And Bucks Chess Congress 27th-29th of August
Replies: 26
Views: 3604

Berks And Bucks Chess Congress 27th-29th of August

I would just like to promote the Following Tournament which I believe is a good one, which I played in 2009. Details are as Follows: 47th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August 2011 at Polehampton C.of E. Junior School Kibblewhite Crescent, Twyford Berkshire RG10 9AX It gen...
by matt_ward
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Default Times
Replies: 41
Views: 2683

Re: Default Times

I think I better take the hint!
by matt_ward
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Default Times
Replies: 41
Views: 2683

Re: Default Times

Matt - I am sorry but do you actually read what people write before you reply. How are flight issues avoidable, for example. John Moore, I think you'll find certain issues can be avoidable such an out of date passport, being totally drunk when trying to board the flight. I did not specifically say ...
by matt_ward
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Default Times
Replies: 41
Views: 2683

Re: Default Times

I do not really see any acceptable reasons to why people should be late for the 4ncls. Really? I can think of many: Motorway traffic Motorway breakdowns Railway issues Flight issues (As Roger intimated) Unfamiliarity with the venue, even if you do arrive on time. (For morning rounds) Being held up ...
by matt_ward
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Default Times
Replies: 41
Views: 2683

Re: Default Times

What is the default at the British Chess Championships? :oops: :oops:
by matt_ward
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Default Times
Replies: 41
Views: 2683

Re: Default Times

I think the zero default would be good in the 4ncl though, I do not really see any acceptable reasons to why people should be late for the 4ncls. In addition if they didn't implement the Zero default time control then they should revisit the time default which I believe is 1 hour which I think is co...
by matt_ward
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pre-arranged draws?
Replies: 42
Views: 4178

Re: Pre-arranged draws?

Keith I would say a draw in 5 moves and a win in 120 moves.
by matt_ward
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championships 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1792

Re: British Championships 2012

Well I sent my entry of some days ago possibly a week. It would appear that my name is missing from the list.

The following tournaments I put in for as follows:

Major Open

Under 180 Morning.

31st of July Rapidplay.
by matt_ward
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Magazine : June 2011 samples?
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: British Chess Magazine : June 2011 samples?

John Could I collect one when you next play in the Guildford Club Championships.
by matt_ward
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championships 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1792

Re: British Championships 2011

Sorry. I meant 2012. I heard it's at Whitley Bay but don't know anything about the venue etc or exact dates for booking accommodation. Next year, 2012, we have a lovely venue on the mouth of the Tyne at Parks Leisure Centre in North Shields (22 July to 4 August) which is especially exciting as it i...
by matt_ward
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Purton is 25 - amazing!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: Purton is 25 - amazing!!

Gavin Strachan wrote:same as my IQ (oops a 2 missing from the start)

I do wonder about people's threads.

Also good to see people have lost their huge ego's.