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by ThomasThorpe
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Would this help to generate interest in chess
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Would this help to generate interest in chess

Not heard of that one, but for my PSP, I have Online Chess Kingdoms. Needless to say I enjoyed the game, and it would apply to all ages. It's out of date now, maybe this is a similar game, not sure!
by ThomasThorpe
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: One to watch for the future?
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: One to watch for the future?

Ah Theo Slade. he's a good player. i had a tough congress match against him. I won the match in the end with a nice tactic, but it certainly wasn't the easiest of matches.
by ThomasThorpe
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32247

Re: Road to Grandmaster

I'm 14, been playing for 2 and a bit years. Am grade 124, grading performance of 149 this season (this being my 3rd season) so far. I'm not saying that I think I will be a GM, becaus eI think I stand not much chance. Of course I'm going to try, but the question I ask is: Do you think that a chess ti...
by ThomasThorpe
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32247

Re: Road to Grandmaster

What age (with grade 152) do you think is reasonable to get to GM then?
by ThomasThorpe
Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3490

Re: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?

Natural habitat, hah!!! :D GCSE's will take priority, yes, however I'm afraid to say chess will still have to take its toll on me :P But yes, I will drop back on it a bit, and probably only do the very local congresses and in the summer hols Sheffield hopefully
by ThomasThorpe
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Canterbury - Highs and Low
Replies: 22
Views: 2495

Re: Canterbury - Highs and Low

Yeah, I was in the U140, and managed to escape unbeaten with 3/5 :D The bookstall was a little dissapointing admittedly, as it shut quite early on the night-times, and I'm now gutted I missed those cherry pancakes :P
by ThomasThorpe
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 120033

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

I got back from Canterbury a couple of days back. I was that trainee arbiter wandering around aimlessly :) I was unbeaten in the U140 section (a very good result for me anyway) scoring 3 out of 5. Work out my results. My only win was against David Gilbert who came 3rd in our section thanks to me :) ...
by ThomasThorpe
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?
Replies: 41
Views: 3490

Re: Youngest qualified arbiter in England?

:) This young whipper-snapper be me :) I'll hopefully still be 14 when i get these 2 "norms", as hoping to get them this year, if not start of next year, since my birthday is quite late on for my age, I'd hopefully still be 14 :D