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by Malcolm Clarke
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should we scrap adjournments?
Replies: 220
Views: 12770

Re: Should we scrap adjournments?

In answer to the questions raised about the games played in the Southampton Chess League I can supply the following information. 1) Rapidplay finishes are compulsory for cup matches which contribute 115 games or 230 half games. 2) All matches are scheduled to be played before the 31st March, but if ...
by Malcolm Clarke
Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should we scrap adjournments?
Replies: 220
Views: 12770

Re: Should we scrap adjournments?

At last week's AGM of the Southampton Chess League a motion to completely get rid of adjudications was narrowly defeated. However it has to be said that as far as our own league is concerned the threat is stronger than the execution. Last season we had 729 individual games or 1458 half games and not...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sun May 26, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: League Champions!
Replies: 93
Views: 9922

Re: League Champions!

Southampton University A team won the Southampton League Division 1 title beating Southampton A in a winner takes all final match of the season. It was the University's first division 1 title for 14 years having won it seven times over the period 1980/81 to 1989/90.
by Malcolm Clarke
Sun May 26, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London League divisions
Replies: 10
Views: 1514

Re: London League divisions

I believe that over the period 1981/82 to 1984/85 I played in 6 of the 8 divisions of the London League, just missing out of the top two divisions. During that period clubs such as Wood Green 2, Kings Head 2 and later Kings Head 3, Hackney, Beckenham and Bromley and Wanstead 2 played in either divis...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should we scrap adjournments?
Replies: 220
Views: 12770

Re: Should we scrap adjournments?

I am fully aware of the ECF's intention to abolish the ECF adjudication service. However I see nothing wrong with individual leagues having their own adjudication procedures if necessary. In the Southampton Chess League we have twice had a vote to make quickplay finishes compulsory, but it has been ...
by Malcolm Clarke
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Should we scrap adjournments?
Replies: 220
Views: 12770

Re: Should we scrap adjournments?

Personally speaking I think that individual leagues have to decide by a democratic process what they decide to do. In the Southampton Chess League we allow quickplay finishes, although adjournment is the default option. We do allow adjudications, but to avoid frivolous adjudication claims we set the...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Three Knights
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: Three Knights

I do remember Andrew Martin mating me with three knights during one of his world record breaking attempts (in 1983 I think). As it was a rapidplay game and Andrew played many other games that day I do not have a game score, but am sure Andrew remembers it,
by Malcolm Clarke
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Event
Replies: 0
Views: 640

Chess Event

Long term disabled chess players whose grade is under 90 may be interersted to know that on Thursday 6th June at Ordnance Survey (Southampton) chess club a simultaneous display will be given by David Drew for such players. David's brother John who is also treasurer of the Southampton Chess League re...
by Malcolm Clarke
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Half-point bye: is it still possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 2847

Re: Half-point bye: is it still possible?

As for people's viewd on half point byes it is interesting to refer back to Page 6 of the General Chat Thread and look at the Thread Half-Point Bye... Why? started by Alan Burke in July 2012.
by Malcolm Clarke
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Test Cricket Elo rankings
Replies: 33
Views: 6831

Re: Test Cricket Elo rankings

With respect to the Hampshire v Warwickshire match of 1922 I first heard about this match when John Arlott (who at the time lived in Hampshire talking about it during the tea interval once). I used to go to the same church as George Brown's daughter who died a few years ago. In preparing for her fun...
by Malcolm Clarke
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE rule change: no phones in playing venue AT ALL
Replies: 66
Views: 7951

Re: FIDE rule change: no phones in playing venue AT ALL

When I was a match captain I used to be very determined to have a full team and when a player was late in arriving I would often phone the player at home using a public telephone box which was in the building in which the match was played or go to the entrance of the building to check the player was...
by Malcolm Clarke
Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Hampshire Individual tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1422

Hampshire Individual tournament

For the first time we attracted more than 70 players for this event and during the 13 years that it has been held at Eastleigh College during which time the numbers taking part have more than tripled. Open. 1. Dominic Tunks (Emsworth) (5 pts) 2. Ian Thompson (Crowthorne) (4½ pts) 3. Oliver Gill (So...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hampshire Individual Championship
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Hampshire Individual Championship

On Friday 16th November. Saturday 17th November and Sunday 18th November the Hampshire Individual tournamenty will be held at Eastleigh College at Chestnut Avenue in Eastleigh. This will be the 13th successive year that the event is being held at Eastleigh College and numbers have tripled during tha...
by Malcolm Clarke
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Up date on Peter A Williams
Replies: 30
Views: 5788

Re: Up date on Peter A Williams

Personally speaking if the purpose of this thread is to alter conceptions people had of their son's lifestyle I do not see what is wrong with setting this up on the Not Chess Thread. I personally very rarely use Facebook and Twitter. Peter has done well to obtain the grade of 231 at only 16 and I be...
by Malcolm Clarke
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 100,000 posts - time to assess the benefits
Replies: 36
Views: 3923

Re: 100,000 posts - time to assess the benefits

A couple of months ago I looked at the posting statistics myself. At that stage Alex Holowczak had made more posts than Roger De Coverly, but having revisited this today I see that Roger has now comfortably overtaken him. I have now been registered on the forum for two years and one day and exactly ...