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by Malcolm Clarke
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Yateley Manor National Schools Chess Championships
Replies: 47
Views: 4789

Re: Yateley Manor National Schools Chess Championships

When I played junior chess in the 1970's it was customary to use handicaps in most junior competitions not just the Sunday Times and in matches between under 16 and under 12 teams (age wise) the teams in the older age group required to win by at least 5-1 and more often than not did so. Obviously th...
by Malcolm Clarke
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire Tournaments for Juniors
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: Hampshire Tournaments for Juniors

John - Thank you for this. I was not sure whether Maha was looking to see the results of her own offspring in the UK Chess Challenge or making a more general enquiry.
by Malcolm Clarke
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Hampshire Tournaments for Juniors
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: Hampshire Tournaments for Juniors

Hello Maha nice to see you have joined the forum. As you may see I started the Hampshire megafinal thread. Usually I ring Joe French (01256) 472537 and he sends me the results for the Hampshire megafinal. However this time I have done so and I have yet to hear from him (It is now nearly 2 months sin...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: Guardian

It certainly is right to say that Italy have never been beaten by West Germany, East Germany or Germany in anything other than friendly matches.

Italy in fact beat West Germany in the 1982 World Cup final and were in the same qualifying group as East Germany for the 1970 World Cup.
by Malcolm Clarke
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Poor Sportsmanship
Replies: 253
Views: 20241

Re: Poor Sportsmanship

Going back to an earlier point, is John Macdonald who received a mention earlier the same John MacDonald who was London League secretary in the 1982/83 season and used to play for Hampstead. In the game if he does not take the rook thus producing stalemate, he will lose his bishop. Of course the gam...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grading Restricted Leagues
Replies: 13
Views: 1556

Re: Grading Restricted Leagues

I think that grading restricted leagues can work well when clubs have a lot of playing members, and the grading limits help to ensure that teams selected by different clubs are evenly matched. However for clubs in rural areas who have only just enough playing members to form a team the issue could b...
by Malcolm Clarke
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illness Over The Board
Replies: 22
Views: 2422

Re: Illness Over The Board

I can recall a death occurring in a London League match in the 1983/84 season, although the player was taken to hospital first, with the match being abandoned as a result. As I visited the hospital to check how the player was, along with other representatives of both teams I still remember the exper...
by Malcolm Clarke
Mon May 21, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 64934

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

If it is any help there is an address, telephone number and email address for Gary Kenworthy in the 2012 ECF yearbook (Page 35). The only information I have on the other two is fairly limited.
by Malcolm Clarke
Sun May 20, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 64934

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

I did come across the list of 215 players that we registered for the London League at the start of the 1984/85 season, about 30 of which also appeared on the 1976 list, and I also still have the majority of the list of about 120 players that we registered with the British Chess Federation for that s...
by Malcolm Clarke
Thu May 17, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2 teams from the same club in the same league!
Replies: 63
Views: 7117

Re: 2 teams from the same club in the same league!

I schedule the Southampton League fixtures and it has not been unknown for our divisions of 6 to have two clubs who between them account for four of the teams in the division. The fixtures are arranged on a home and away bais, with the matches bwtween the teams from the same club usually scheduled f...
by Malcolm Clarke
Tue May 15, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UK CHESS CHALLENGE
Replies: 35
Views: 3767

Re: UK CHESS CHALLENGE

I do help out with the Hampshire megafinal on a regular basis, and would be interested in knowing exactly how the competition rules are worded, as to date I have based nearly everything I know about the competition rules on word of mouth and past experience. When I was a junior player I did not know...
by Malcolm Clarke
Fri May 11, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 64934

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

The cricketer whose name is David Taylor made his 330 from 160 balls, and his innings consisted of 31 6's, 19 4's, 15 2's. 35 1's and a 3. If you type in Totton and Eling Trojans Cricket Archive it should bring up Totton and Eling Second XI v Trojans in 2012 where you can view the full match details...
by Malcolm Clarke
Thu May 10, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 64934

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

If the weather stays as it is and the cricket is rained off there is very much possibility I could make it, although on Saturday we were one of the few teams to play, and one of the opponents scored what could prove to be a world record individual score of 330 not out off 50 overs. I did manage to f...
by Malcolm Clarke
Thu May 10, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mr Bruce Birchall
Replies: 35
Views: 12739

Re: Mr Bruce Birchall

I am not sure whether this information is helpful, but I do remember him being a direct member delegate of the British Chess Federation during the 1990's. I also met him twice when he assisted with Hampshire Junior tournaments during the early 1990's.
by Malcolm Clarke
Tue May 08, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: You are doing the pairings...
Replies: 25
Views: 2706

Re: You are doing the pairings...

Of course when you have 7 and 9 players in a section the norm is for players to receive a bye, and you do also get some interesting scenarios. The two things I do not like happening in an eight player tournament in particular is 1) For two players to both finish the section with maximum points. 2) F...