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by Paul Buswell
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Who is Garry Willson?
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

Re: Who is Garry Willson?

He's a top guy, one of the best. Formerly with County Council 'Learn Direct', ran a highly successful junior club at Hastings Club until this season, diligent and organised captain of our league third team, and above all no one's fool. Unqualified endorsement from me.

PB
by Paul Buswell
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess social event
Replies: 16
Views: 3953

Re: Chess social event

Gordon > Wonder how many chess players in Bradford, are aware that the Trophy presented to the British Champion was made by Thomas Fattorini Est.1827< That is strange. I was assured it was made by Mr Mappin of what became Mappin nd Webb. No, definitely Fattorini's.... I remember when I was BCF Gene...
by Paul Buswell
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hastings budget cut?
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Hastings budget cut?

As if it wasn't tight enough already

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-30840239

PB
by Paul Buswell
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Our national chess library
Replies: 34
Views: 5964

Re: Our national chess library

Hi all, could someone help with the following questions. 1) Is the national chess library cataloged, and if so, can it be accessed on line? 2) Is the British Chess Magazine archived anywhere? I am assuming that all copies can be found in our national chess library but stand to be corrected. 3) Woul...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Distance travelled to a tournament within the British Isles
Replies: 11
Views: 2476

Re: Distance travelled to a tournament within the British Is

I'm not aware of there ever having been any open chess tournaments in Orkney or Shetland (although Fetlar used to host the World Hnefatafl Championship). There was some chess activity in Shetland in the early 80s - I remember a group coming down to congresses in mainland Scotland around that time (...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How did you learn to play? How has the pattern changed?
Replies: 24
Views: 3242

Re: How did you learn to play? How has the pattern changed?

I was taught by a friend of similar age at his home when I was maybe 9 or 10 (though it might have been later); no books or anything. Then attended a chess club at grammar school (early 1960s).

PB
by Paul Buswell
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Eric E Croker
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Eric E Croker

Very sorry to hear that: a gentleman, and someone blessed with pragmatic common sense.

PB
by Paul Buswell
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Distance travelled to a tournament within the British Isles
Replies: 11
Views: 2476

Re: Distance travelled to a tournament within the British Is

Back in 1977/78 an oil industry magazine sponsored a tournament for employees in that industry, organised by the BCF. Various regional qualifying events were held and finalists emerged of all standards - 200-ish at the top to ignorant of en passant at the bottom. There was a Shetland area qualifier ...
by Paul Buswell
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Board minutes
Replies: 253
Views: 32605

Re: Board minutes

... I don't know what is happening there. But hearing there's arguments, instead of people helping him, I'm not surprised. People have tried to help him, but Phil Ehr doesn't want help and refuses such offers. For example, months ago John Philpott offered to do the minutes. John didn't want to do t...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3079
Views: 336769

Re: Media comments on chess

I see a player with a FIDE rating of 1660 is elevated to GM status.....

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest- ... g-cannabis

PB
by Paul Buswell
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 98839

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

It seems to be a "decision" or "recommendation" of the CAA, who seem to be taking the view that "no penalty" isn't a "lesser penalty". I would have thought the ECF AGM in October an opportunity to challenge this, if it hasn't already been reversed by player boycotts. I understand that the same prin...
by Paul Buswell
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Player Strip Searched
Replies: 1173
Views: 98839

Re: Chess Player Strip Searched

Programme for British Chess Championships now available. It includes the following: "Mobile phones – Competitors and spectators should avoid bringing phones to the venue. Players will be immediately defaulted if their mobile phone, or other electronic device, makes any sound in the playing area. Sp...
by Paul Buswell
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Hastings Chess Club European Tour 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 3350

Re: Hastings Chess Club European Tour 1911

The only reference I can find in the 1911 Minutes of the Hastings Club (28 April 1911) describes it as the 'biennial tour', to be organised by Mr Chandler, five matches in France/Switzerland, duration a fortnight, estimated cost £15 or £16, and Chandler was authorised to advertise in BCM for players...
by Paul Buswell
Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Hastings Chess Club European Tour 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 3350

Re: Hastings Chess Club European Tour 1911

I'll try to check the Club's Minute Books in the next few days and see what's recorded.

PB