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by Ken Norman
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championships 2012 - Games
Replies: 746
Views: 41665

Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Except that in a few years time Gawain's name will be on the trophy and everyone will have forgotten Stephen tied for first ... unless Stephen gets some recognition from being the only player ever to score 9 points and not win the title (don't know whether this is true or not, but it must be very un...
by Ken Norman
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5th English Seniors Chess Championship 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3866

Re: 5th English Seniors Chess Championship 2012

The European Chess Union Newsletter has published the results of a number of Seniors Championships that have been held in 2012. The AZERBAIJANI SENIORS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP has been won by Alamdar Mammadov. The BULGARIAN SENIORS CHESS CHAMPION has been won by Petar Arnaudov. The FINNISH SENIORS CHESS ...
by Ken Norman
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11536

Re: e2e4 Buxton Congress : 29 June - 1 July 2012

Those not staying at the Palace Hotel were probably lucky.

A number of Chessplayers were kept awake Friday night by loud Disco music from another function be held at the hotel.
by Ken Norman
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chessgames of Jan Hein Donner
Replies: 42
Views: 6034

Re: Chessgames of Jan Hein Donner

B.H Wood was not connected with the Bognor Regis Tournaments. These tournaments were organised by J.N. Fishlock-Lomax. There were seventeen tournaments between 1953 and 1969. The first four tournaments were held at the Southdean Sports Club, Middleton-on –Sea. Then in 1957 the tournament transferr...
by Ken Norman
Sat May 05, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5th English Seniors Chess Championship 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3866

Re: 5th English Seniors Chess Championship 2012

The simplest solution to holding the 2012 English Seniors Championship would be for Adam Raoof to include the tournament in this years London Classic. We could then concentrate on arranging the 2013 championship. As both Paul Habershon and Ian Thompson have pointed out September, October and Novembe...
by Ken Norman
Fri May 04, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5th English Seniors Chess Championship 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3866

Re: 5th English Seniors Chess Championship 2012

You must ask Bob Jones if the Beacon Seniors could include the English Seniors Championship. I have an objection to your idea. We only have three Seniors Tournaments in England. The British Seniors, the Beacon Seniors and the English Seniors. Your idea would reduce the number to two tournaments. We ...
by Ken Norman
Thu May 03, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 5th English Seniors Chess Championship 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3866

Re: 5th English Seniors Chess Championship 2012

I would support the English Seniors Championship whether it is held in London or at a seaside resort. As I could commute to Olympia from my home the London venue would be acceptable. However I can see that accommodation could be a problem for those not living in the Home Counties. Retired civil serv...
by Ken Norman
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your 5 favourite books
Replies: 55
Views: 7573

Re: Your 5 favourite books

1) Aron Nimzowitch: A Reappraisal by Raymond Keene published by Bell 1974 The best Chessbook published in the twentieth century. 2) Mikhail Tal’s Best Games of Chess by P.H.Clarke published by Bell 1961 The first Chess book I ever owned. A collection of games to inspire any beginner. 3) Tarraschâ€...
by Ken Norman
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Chess Championships 2011
Replies: 577
Views: 50832

Re: British Chess Championships 2011

I agree with Stewart Reuben that the time limit of 40moves in 90minutes followed by all the moves in 30 minutes with a 30 second increment from move one is the best time control for the British Seniors Championship. This time control was used in the European Seniors Championship at Courmayeur and th...
by Ken Norman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Magazine
Replies: 59
Views: 9970

Re: British Chess Magazine

I think one reason for the failure of the BCM was that they forgot they were supposed to be the BRITISH chess magazine. Many of my older friends have stopped subscribing to BCM and when you ask them why they all say the same thing. The magazine does not contain anything that interests them. They wan...
by Ken Norman
Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Senior Championships
Replies: 47
Views: 3414

Re: English Senior Championships

The time limit of forty moves in two and a half hours was the standard time limit from 1945 to about 1990. All world Championships used this time limit as did all major tournaments. When I played in the Hastings Challengers in the 1970's we played forty moves in two and a half hours. This was also u...
by Ken Norman
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Senior Championships
Replies: 47
Views: 3414

Re: English Senior Championships

Alex,

Most seniors would prefer the time control we grew with and played for thirty or forty years.

i.e forty moves in 150 minutes followed by an adjournnment and then a further 2 hours at 16 moves a hour followed by further adjournments until the game is finished.
by Ken Norman
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Senior Championships
Replies: 47
Views: 3414

Re: English Senior Championships

Sean, If you could organise the English Seniors Championship alongside one of your normal events that would be very welcome. The format is one game a day over five days with a six hour session of 40 moves in two hours followed by all the remaining moves in one hour. The venue should be a good hotel....
by Ken Norman
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: English Senior Championships
Replies: 47
Views: 3414

Re: English Senior Championships

I see that Roger de Coverley has not received a reply regarding the disappearance of the English Seniors Championship.

Perhaps Andrew Farthing would like to explain why the ECF took the decision to discontinue this very popular tournament.
by Ken Norman
Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic 2010 7-15 December
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: London Chess Classic 2010 7-15 December

I hope that at this years tournament concessionary rates will be offered to spectators over 60 years of age.

A blemish on the organisation of the 2009 event was the age discrimination shown by the oganisers. They offered numerous concessions to juniors but offered nothing to pensioners.