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by harrylamb
Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad
Replies: 300
Views: 23122

Re: Discuss revised England teams for 2010 Olympiad

Harry Lamb panicked. Had he waited about 12 hours I would have found him accommodation, probably with the Scottish teams. He also lied to the Daily Telegraph about me. Stewart Reuben Stewart. I was abroad on August 5 when you posted this and I have missed the comment until now. Saying I lied to a n...
by harrylamb
Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 115578

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

If accelerated pairings are so good why do players and spectators find them difficult to understand? If accelerated pairings are so good why does no other sport or game use them? Wimbledon for example does the very opposite. It keeps the best two players apart until the last game. Football does the ...
by harrylamb
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 115578

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

Is this a drawback of accelerated pairings ? The theory assumes that all games go with seeding (grading) and occasionally they dont. I find this is a real problem. You are pairing strong players who are off form against weaker players who are on form. I find for this reason the rabbit bashers fail ...
by harrylamb
Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 26695

Re: NCCU and the MCF

Question. Can a person who was born since 1985 in a town that was formerly part of Cheshire but now part of Greater Manchester qualify for one of the NCCU Championships? (Senior and Junior) In my opinion the 1985 agreement was an agreement with the BCF and applied to BCF events. In my opinion anyon...
by harrylamb
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 26695

Re: NCCU and the MCF

Answering some of the questions raised. For example, would someone born within the last 25 years in a town that is now part of Greater Manchester but was once part of Cheshire for example be excluded from qualification? As a result of the fact finding enquiry the situation is that people born in Gre...
by harrylamb
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU and the MCF
Replies: 300
Views: 26695

Re: NCCU and the MCF

Hi Mick I have a file of documents in my loft. It is over one foot tall and it contains all the papers I collected on this subject in the 1970’s and 1980’s. You are welcome to borrow them and read them but I do want them back. As requested I will try not to give my opinions in this post but quot...
by harrylamb
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NCCU AGM Minutes 2010
Replies: 268
Views: 12991

Re: NCCU AGM Minutes 2010

When I was at the county final I got the chance to talk to the Lancashire county captain and he had quite a different tale to tell. Apparently, when the split originally happened, Manachester were very aggressive in their player collection and put pressure on people to force them to either play for...
by harrylamb
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down your move......with a giant pencil
Replies: 60
Views: 4560

Re: Writing down your move......with a giant pencil

Neither player had actually played a move.............. The appeals committee decided that the match had started and should thus be rated. I always felt that while this decision was harsh it was nevertheless the correct one. This is a little odd as FIDE rules state when a game commences :- 1.1 The ...
by harrylamb
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Writing down your move......with a giant pencil
Replies: 60
Views: 4560

Re: Writing down your move......with a giant pencil

For some reason this incident reminds me of a famous dispute at Hastings about fifteen years ago, when a player insisted that he couldn't play without having a large mascot next to the board. His opponent objected that the mascot was extremely off-putting, a view upheld by the arbiter. I remember i...
by harrylamb
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess/ bridge
Replies: 37
Views: 2867

Re: Chess/ bridge

Are you sure bridge is cheaper than chess. When I checked green point tournaments (whatever they may be) were £18-21 per player per tournament which is much cheaper than most Opens. Sometimes they were £40 per team which may be causing the confusion as there are two players in a bridge team

Harry