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by Lee Bullock
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most embarrassing defeat ever...
Replies: 35
Views: 4962

Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Thanks Michael. I did try and looked at the preview and it was all wrong.
by Lee Bullock
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Most embarrassing defeat ever...
Replies: 35
Views: 4962

Re: Most embarrassing defeat ever...

Against my good friend Jeremy Hudson.Getting mated on d2 is no easy task. This opening was taught to me by a good friend of mine Oliver Gill. I think I missed played it. :D Sorry forgot how to put the Chess board, if someone could help thanks. [Event "Hastings Xmas C"] [Site "Shredder for iPhone / i...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Simon Bartlett
Replies: 6
Views: 2895

Re: Simon Bartlett

Never knew him but shared a few jokes and smiles with him as we had the same tastes in shirts. One of the only players I have seen on the circuit to wear Hawaiian shirts like me. Rip Simon.
by Lee Bullock
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic - Weekday U2050 & U1750
Replies: 27
Views: 2682

Re: London Chess Classic - Weekday U2050 & U1750

I'm guessing it's because you are the self-confessed "2013/2014 U140 Grand Prix Winner!" Also, winner of the "u135 event 2 times from 3 years I have played" at Paignton, GM Keith Arkell's stomping ground, which may impress me but will not rock Keith back on his heels, Lee :lol: Although the Classic...
by Lee Bullock
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Paignton Chess Congress
Replies: 21
Views: 3978

Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Im close on his heals on winning the u135 event 2 times from 3 years I have played. :) I've managed 2 joint firsts outta 2 attempts, with an unbeaten 11/14 :D Very nice lol. The year I didnt win I came very close 2nd. But was unbeaten that year. 4 draws and 3 wins I think it was. Only ever lost 1 g...
by Lee Bullock
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Paignton Chess Congress
Replies: 21
Views: 3978

Re: Paignton Chess Congress

Remarkably Keith Arkell has now won it 22 times in 24 attempts: 1986...5.5....1st 1987...5......2nd= 1988...7.......1st 1989...6.......1st 1990...6.......1st 1991...6.......1st= 1992...5.5....1st= 1993...5.5....2nd= 1994...6.......1st= 1995...6.......1st= 1998...6.5....1st 2002...5.5....1st= 2003.....
by Lee Bullock
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London Chess Classic - Weekday U2050 & U1750
Replies: 27
Views: 2682

Re: London Chess Classic - Weekday U2050 & U1750

Yesterday in the U2050 I felt like a teenager stood up for a date. The arbiter found a young opponent for me & we had the pleasure of being put next to the bottom board in the U1750 section. That game next to us was a well deserved draw. Manav will improve when he takes more than 10 minutes over hi...
by Lee Bullock
Thu May 26, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 8116

Re: British Championship 2017

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Lee Bullock wrote:ok apologies if this has already been suggested but is it a crazy idea to have 2 rounds in 1 day for the 1st 2 days?
I think I'd like that better than a 9-round event.
Problem solved. :) Next issue for me to solve please :)
by Lee Bullock
Thu May 26, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship 2017
Replies: 122
Views: 8116

Re: British Championship 2017

ok apologies if this has already been suggested but is it a crazy idea to have 2 rounds in 1 day for the 1st 2 days? This way 11 rounder can be kept over just the 9 days planned. Most of these early rounds are total walk overs anyway. Then by round 5 the action really starts and a game a day format ...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: St Albans Congress, 9th-10th April 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: St Albans Congress, 9th-10th April 2016

Pretty sure this should of been your link Michael lol. http://www.stalbanscongress.com/index.php/en/

The one you posted is the Herts congress.
by Lee Bullock
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dramatic changes in congress performances
Replies: 166
Views: 14545

Re: Dramatic changes in congress performances

I have been complaining and talking to people about Stephen Crockett for over 4 years. Why? :? We all have good tournaments and bad ones; last year, Stephen Crockett played 109 standard games and 87 rapid games, which is a great many more than most of us. It is hardly surprising that he has some ve...
by Lee Bullock
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dramatic changes in congress performances
Replies: 166
Views: 14545

Re: Dramatic changes in congress performances

To get back to the subject on grading performance. I feel I can add something. For everyones information many sandbaggers dont do it for the money. Its being a big fish in a small sea complex. Its winning a tournament. Getting the congratulations from people. Getting a trophy. Getting the a "well do...
by Lee Bullock
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fred Coombes
Replies: 25
Views: 7918

Re: Fred Coombes

Hi Barry,

I have not heard anything myself. As you saw I did everything I could to find out where he was and get Fred a card and to see how he is. But it seems getting in touch with him has been more difficult that we thought. Not sure if Peter has followed this up like he said he would.
by Lee Bullock
Tue May 12, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Millionaire Chess Satelite Program
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Re: Millionaire Chess Satelite Program

Why thanks Mick. ;) I was considering taking an Arbiters course. But at the moment I am trying to get back into Chess. Just starting playing again so dont see taking any courses anytime soon. I would however help anyone willing to set this up or get it on the first steps.
by Lee Bullock
Tue May 12, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Millionaire Chess Satelite Program
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Re: Millionaire Chess Satelite Program

Well you need someone that can host an event and is qualified to do so. Not all organisers are arbiter trained or allowed to arrange an event on there own.