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by Malcolm Clarke
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Philpott
Replies: 29
Views: 5117

Re: John Philpott

I used to send John my voting intentions for ECF meetings and he was very good at communicating with me and giving his assurances that he had received these. When I did so for the most recent meeting I sent an email to John, the ECF Webmaster and the Company Secretary. Unusually I did not receive a ...
by Malcolm Clarke
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Alexander Julian Forbes
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Alexander Julian Forbes

I never met Alexander and have not seen Cathy Forbes for more than 25 years, but I do note that the acknowledgements for her book Quest for the Crown mention Louise and Alexander Forbes and wonder whether that the Alexander referred to her was in fact her son, even though he would have been no more ...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sat May 30, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Neil Carr
Replies: 13
Views: 5048

Re: Neil Carr

During the four years I played at London Central YMCA Neil was the strongest junior player for most of the time, which was quite an achievement considering how strong the London Central YMCA junior section was at the time. I also believe that Sue Carr was the 1st team London League captain in the se...
by Malcolm Clarke
Thu May 14, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Joe French
Replies: 6
Views: 3070

Re: Joe French

Joe was indeed a stalwart of Hampshire Chess for a number of years and his death comes three days before the Hampshire Megafinal which he organised for as long as I can remember. I believe a book of condolences is being passed around at Sunday's Megafinal. Joe contributed to Hampshire Junior Chess i...
by Malcolm Clarke
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 64977

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

On this thread a few people had enquired about the current whereabouts of Sandys Dickinson. I came across the article on his game with Eric Schiller and it appears that there was a posting earlier this year from someone who ran a pub near Cambridge that Sandys regularly attended, indicating that he ...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council - Controversial Issues
Replies: 67
Views: 11464

Re: ECF Council - Controversial Issues

One point is how many leagues that permit adjudication have it is the default option, and if the motion related to adjudication as the default position would it receive greater support? If adjudication is not the default option no player who has does not want adjudication can be forced into it.
by Malcolm Clarke
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: RFA Harman
Replies: 11
Views: 4363

Re: RFA Harman

I never met Ron Harman, but he seems very well respected in the chess world and will be sadly missed by those who knew him. I assume that the Ken Harman mentioned here is the same player who recently played for Ringwood in the Southampton Chess League. If I recall correctly Daryl Taylor also mention...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at ECF
Replies: 122
Views: 12804

Re: Adjudication: an appeal to holders of congress votes at

Personally I think that even if a league does allow adjudications then it ought to be possible to reduce the number of them. My own league allows adjudications, but has not had one in the last two years, even though if as thing stand and the proposal is passed our games will not be graded. One argum...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council - Controversial Issues
Replies: 67
Views: 11464

Re: ECF Council - Controversial Issues

On the subject of the proposal to not grade games that have an adjudication option I would like to know a bit more background as to why the Home Director is proposing this. The league I am involved with has an adjudication option, but we have not a single adjudication in two years, although having t...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Andrew Jonathan Whiteley
Replies: 20
Views: 7440

Re: Andrew Jonathan Whiteley

I did not know Andrew very well, but I do remember he was a major driving force behind the Kings Head club at a time when they and London Central YMCA were rivals, and I was on the committee of the Middlesex County Association at the same time as him. I believe that during the 1980's he played for C...
by Malcolm Clarke
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes
Replies: 565
Views: 55157

Re: Emergency Board Meeting - Draft Minutes

I also had noted that Roger De Coverly was nearing his 10000th post, but others have beaten me to it. I do bot think I have ever met the guy, but I think he has done well to play over 100 games a year and also run a chess league. By clicking on members and then posts then one can view the list of po...
by Malcolm Clarke
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Stuart Dean
Replies: 0
Views: 1674

Stuart Dean

Stuart Dean who has died at the age of 83 having been unwell for some time, was a member of both Cosham and Hamble (formerly Passed Pawn) chess clubs, having moved to the Portsmouth area during the 1970's. He was a regular player for the Hampshire county side, and also served the Hampshire Chess Ass...
by Malcolm Clarke
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Chess
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: e2e4 Chess

I believe that Bob's brother was Kevin and he was Southampton League Treasurer for at least five years. I can also recall Kevin playing in the Southampton League for both Cricketers Arms and Southern Water. During the period 1989 to 1992 I can recall Clinton Wells being very active at Southampton Un...
by Malcolm Clarke
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: e2e4 Chess
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

Re: e2e4 Chess

In relation to the post made by Jonathan Bryant I believe that Bob Noyce lived in the Southampton area until moving to Crawley with work in 1997. I also think that he played for Southern Water in the Southampton Chess League from 1989 to 1997, and may have played for Southampton University the seaso...
by Malcolm Clarke
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A possible record established?
Replies: 21
Views: 2200

Re: A possible record established?

There was a couple of years a thread titled chess families. I pointed out that on one occasion the five board team fielded by Eastleigh Working Men's club contained five members of the George family. Nobby George who captained the team had his two brothers and three sons to call upon if necessary.