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by Mick Norris
Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BCF brought back!
Replies: 34
Views: 2481

Re: BCF brought back!

JustinHorton wrote:The rugby league team represents Great Britain.
I think they have ditched this in favour of England - Wales, Ireland (and probably Scotland, not sure) have separate teams
by Mick Norris
Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: when should you resign a game?
Replies: 54
Views: 5443

Re: when should you resign a game?

Mick you should of told him he must record the moves its part of the game he needs to be told for next time it occurs.otherwise he never learn and always do this.especailly if its move 10 and the game just started ok if he got just 5 min left on his clock then we know that he does not have to write...
by Mick Norris
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: when should you resign a game?
Replies: 54
Views: 5443

Re: when should you resign a game?

I once resigned in a won position, so I've tried not to resign much since I've had players miss a mate in one and then lose to me Last week, I had R+B+4 Pawns v R+N, my opponent resigned only when I had won the knight, then later the rook and it was mate in 6 - I was more irritated with the fact tha...
by Mick Norris
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: County Success - The White Rose Flies High
Replies: 60
Views: 5450

Re: County Success - The White Rose Flies High

David, .... I am not sure why you seem to have a bee in the bonnet about Yorkshire, Towton was a long time ago, and taking these things too far helps no-one. I am aware that there was a dispute this season between the Red and the White Rose, I hope that the hatchet has now been buried..... Simon Da...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship Thread
Replies: 535
Views: 19998

Re: British Championship Thread

JustinHorton wrote:...despite moving a piece as early as move four.
Yes, Mike Surtees seems to be mixing it up a bit, and with success too - let's see if he can keep going as the rounds go on, I hope so
by Mick Norris
Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: pairings Rd 3 British
Replies: 29
Views: 2329

Re: pairings Rd 3 British

Jack, Can we see an opening that Stewart would have defaulted according to a previous thread? I challenge you to "Out Surtees" Mike Surtees.... Only move pawns : that will confuse him! :lol: I hope Jack's prep is a bit more up to date - Mike reverted to playing proper openings about 6 months ago - ...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: should be a cracker hebden v howell rd2 tommrow
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: should be a cracker hebden v howell rd2 tommrow

Ian Lamb wrote:what odds would you have got on Jonthan Hawkins beating Keith Arkell yesterday ben?
Would have been a bad bet if Keith had have played 33..Bf7 or hadn't missed 39 Nf5+
by Mick Norris
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 'Betfair' have set up a market on the British Ch!
Replies: 39
Views: 3288

Re: 'Betfair' have set up a market on the British Ch!

Howell might run away with it the way he did at the British Rapidplay If not, I would suggest Williams and Arkell will be the best bets Keith won a clock simul 7-0 on Tuesday night, beating Ben Hague and Alan Walton quickly in the process - he was in good humour when we were out on Sunday night (eve...
by Mick Norris
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: County Success - The White Rose Flies High
Replies: 60
Views: 5450

Re: County Success - The White Rose Flies High

Ben 9 of the Lancs U175 team play for clubs in the MCF and qualify to play chess for Greater Manchester 4 of the Open team do too Of course, if they want to play for Lancs, then G Man have no problem with that, we're in favour of players having choice The fact that G Man don't have an Open captain, ...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Monthly Grading Lists
Replies: 37
Views: 5075

Re: Monthly Grading Lists

Beware the Law Of Unforseen Consequences. A large proportion of English chess is played in events that take the best part of a year to complete, and if the grades were to update within the period covered by the event, there would be the issue of deciding what was the relevant for the purposes of th...
by Mick Norris
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: British Junior Championships
Replies: 104
Views: 12419

Re: British Junior Championships

I wouldn't keep holding it in the south-east though. If players from the south-east aren't going to the north-west, why should players from the north-west be continually expected to travel to the south-east? Exactly Our top players have come from Truro, Bolton, York, Formby, Oldham to name but 5 of...
by Mick Norris
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: South Wales International 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1647

Re: South Wales International 2009

http://www.southwaleschess.co.uk/SWI/

Some other interesting results, with Miezis only drawing with white against Oliver Jackson, and Keith beating Martin Brown (who held him recently at Heywood)
by Mick Norris
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Manchester summer Congress 3-5 July 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1089

Manchester summer Congress 3-5 July 2009

Open 22 players Name Club/area Grd Pts Rds TG Prize John Garnet Elmwood 161 4.5 5 205 1st 200 Alex Longson Three Cs 193 4 5 197 2nd 100 Ben Hague Oldham 198 3.5 5 193 3rd= £25 Mike Surtees Bolton 189 3.5 5 189 3rd= £25 Ghassan El Gehani Chorlton 142 3.5 5 191 GP U170 £40 Major 36 players Andy Pri...
by Mick Norris
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: County Success - The White Rose Flies High
Replies: 60
Views: 5450

Re: County Success - The White Rose Flies High

Under the old rules, the MCCU had 3 Open places for our 8 competing teams

Under the new rules, we get the same

How exactly were we benefiting?

Under the old rules, Lancs and Yorks had 1 place between them - to get 2, they merely had to admit G Man to the NCCU - now that incentive has been lost
by Mick Norris
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Wilson's School Launch
Replies: 62
Views: 18133

Re: Wilson's School Launch

Here we go