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by Mick Norris
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: London tournament announcement
Replies: 385
Views: 23180

Re: London tournament announcement

Where are the Open results?
by Mick Norris
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Bury Rapidplay - Sunday 6 December 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 465

Bury Rapidplay - Sunday 6 December 2009

Entry form here:
http://www.burychessclub.co.uk/

Open, U170, U130 - £660 prize fund, discounts for ECF and NMS members, Game Fee Registered, New venue with free car park, email entires accepted
by Mick Norris
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 7 February 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Stockport Rapidplay Sunday 7 February 2010

Open, U170, U140 and U110, £960 prize fund (may be increased), discounts for juniors and seniors, games will be graded – Very good venue with car park, not too far from railway station

Entry form can be found here:
http://www.manchesterchessfederation.co.uk/page2.html
by Mick Norris
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE
Replies: 101
Views: 12908

Re: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE

We're not talking about Sheffield and Stoke as potential venues

Harrogate and Pott Shrigley (Macclesfield) are more likely
by Mick Norris
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 84
Views: 8174

Re: World Cup

http://www.fide.com/FIDE/handbook/regscandidates.pdf

You may have better things to do than read all of this, but the key part is at the start
by Mick Norris
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 84
Views: 8174

Re: World Cup

I think Aronian has won the GP regardless of who wins the 6th event (if it happens)

The World Cup winner qualifies for the candidates

I think Kramnik has almost certainly qualified by rating after the Tal Memorial, so presumably Carlsen has too
by Mick Norris
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brtish rapidplay live games is there a link?
Replies: 28
Views: 2497

Re: Brtish rapidplay live games is there a link?

The games are not all complete - Hawkins v Arkell in round 4 went on for a lot longer than shown - Keith won a piece, he told me, before blundering He lost last year to Hawkins just after I turned up, and he drew with Howell then too - from a brief chat with him, he seems more focussed on the chess ...
by Mick Norris
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 14 November 2009 - prize winners
Replies: 0
Views: 861

Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 14 November 2009 - prize winners

Major – U171 – 31 players Joint winners – John Reed, East Cheshire (159), Daniel Broughton, West Bridgeford (158) and Ken Derbyshire, Bolton (155) with 5/6 won £70 each U155 grading prize was shared by Nathan Taylor, Bolton (151), Mick Norris, Bury (150), Malcolm French, Widnes (141) and Stua...
by Mick Norris
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Rapidplay - Sunday 21st March 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Manchester Rapidplay - Sunday 21st March 2010

Organised by the Eagle Chess Club in association with the Manchester Chess Federation Sunday 21st March 2010 in the Citizens Suite at the City of Manchester Stadium Open, U160, U120 – over £800 prize fund, plus 3 junior trophies Details and entry form to follow http://www.manchesterchessfederatio...
by Mick Norris
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Junior Championship
Replies: 46
Views: 6540

Re: World Junior Championship

My comments are merely a matter of opinion and others may disagree. I think the last big problem for David's game is the prevalence of serious time trouble and maybe a sports pyschologist could help here. However, one also has to accept that there is a big challenge because there are an awful lot o...
by Mick Norris
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: World Junior Championship
Replies: 46
Views: 6540

Re: World Junior Championship

Loz/Matthew Thanks for your comments I certainly wasn't criticising David, and am happy to hear he has a tough mental attitude and is trying to win every game It may be that with some extra help, he could break through to the next level, and given the success of the cycling team, it is worth chess l...
by Mick Norris
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Junior Championship
Replies: 46
Views: 6540

Re: World Junior Championship

He has lost again, which makes 3 on the bounce He's obviously very talented, but seems to have tournaments where he puts together lots of consecutive wins, and others where he has lots of consecutive losses - I wonder what the reason is, seems a bit more than just confidence Would someone like this ...
by Mick Norris
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE
Replies: 101
Views: 12908

Re: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE

Thanks Mick and Bob - I'll pencil in two provisional teams! Would you two be the likely team organisers? I don't know how far ahead the Woodhouse Cup in Yorkshire agrees its dates, but if the 4NCL Northern League were held on the same weekends as the rest of the 4NCL that should hopefully help with...
by Mick Norris
Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE
Replies: 101
Views: 12908

Re: 4NCL NORTHERN LEAGUE

4NCL North is a good idea - there is existing weekend chess in the Yorkshire league to consider, and Merseyside were discussing setting up something simliar a year ago In Manchester, we have some players unavailable for evening chess in the league who could play at weekends, and I imagine some playe...
by Mick Norris
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender
Replies: 104
Views: 9032

Re: Can anyone tell me why Scarbrough second biggest weekender

A few observations as my chess job is to facilitate congresses in Manchester Bolton Rapidplay doesn't have an Open any more because stronger players don't turn up in sufficient numbers in mid November (which also features a 4NCL weekend, Preston Congress and the British Rapidplay) to justify it Ther...