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by Louise Sinclair
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

Too many isms - for my liking. Why does chess organisation inspire such oafish behaviour? There are many decent people organising at local levels and a few good people end up on the board of the ECF but rarely do they stay. Unless the usual status quo is adhered to - dissenters are inclined to eithe...
by Louise Sinclair
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

See these soul destroying emails, I used to get them years ago. I ignored them. But I got fed up with them so I published one in the Scottish Forum. I never got another. So you know what to do with the next one. I used to get horrible anonymous letters and telephone calls - I and another person had...
by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

Jonathan Rogers wrote:You may have a view. It is your idea that you are thereby speaking for the whole country that strikes me as a bit wrong :?
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by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

You're not at all perturbed by the thought that you are one individual and that your own experiences may not be representative of the whole country? Every individual in a country will hold different views and appreciate different values. That is the common denominator so I'm no more perturbed than ...
by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

Louise Sinclair wrote:
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Louise Sinclair wrote:Okay Andrew
Appreciate I cannot speak for Wales - maybe I should ask my sister who lives in Pembrokeshire lol
Louise
Why are you so sure that you can even speak for England? :shock:
Presumably since I have lived here since birth I can speak from experience of this country :evil:
by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Louise Sinclair wrote:Okay Andrew
Appreciate I cannot speak for Wales - maybe I should ask my sister who lives in Pembrokeshire lol
Louise
Why are you so sure that you can even speak for England? :shock:
Presumably since I have lived here since birth I can speak as I find this country :evil:
by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

Okay Andrew
Appreciate I cannot speak for Wales - maybe I should ask my sister who lives in Pembrokeshire lol
Louise
by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

In Britain there IS NO PLACE FOR FEMALE PLAYERS WHO DO NOT KNOW THEIR PLACE and stick to a lowly status - success and endeavour is kicked in the teeth when women and young people attempt something new and fresh - the old boy network doesn't care for it. Nor in Australian politics. I'm still fuming ...
by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

In Britain there IS NO PLACE FOR FEMALE PLAYERS WHO DO NOT KNOW THEIR PLACE and stick to a lowly status Louise Tournament Director North Circular Chess Morning All :D I think that statement could also apply to men as well with some from the ECF. Give it a year or two and your be told off for mentio...
by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

Why should age be a barrier to ambition and ability? my father ran a highly successful businness aged 19. Pitt the younger became Prime Minister at 24 and at the other end of the scale Winston Churchill was accounted "ancient" by modern standards when he saved Britain from defeat at the hands of Ger...
by Louise Sinclair
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My Story
Replies: 107
Views: 17387

Re: My Story

Sabrina You and I crossed swords a couple of years ago because I disapprove of "wimmins chess" however reading your account fills me with disgust and a sense of de ja vu. Clearly nothing has changed within the great English chess circuit. I dropped out of active chess because I could no longer trust...
by Louise Sinclair
Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dirty Pieces
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: Dirty Pieces

When I play my next match on Tuesday, I will take a pair of long tongs with me with which to move the pieces.... I wonder if the "touch move" rule will still apply? The clocks must be filthy too, so I will press that with the top of my pen. I hope you are using silver tongs - after all silver is re...
by Louise Sinclair
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 5361

Re: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure

Is there anything to be done? How do I stay calm? Think with more detatchment? Have any other players struggled with this aspect of the game and what did they do?[/quote]
Self hypnosis halps maintain objectivity.
Louise
by Louise Sinclair
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 5361

Re: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure

Watching the TV wakens the body in the evening and can disrupt melatonin and the circadian clock. You would be better off having the beers and some light reading.
Louise
by Louise Sinclair
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure
Replies: 32
Views: 5361

Re: Adrenaline, Nervous Systems and Psychological Pressure

One of my favourite methods for calming myself involves sticking my head under a cold water tap. But at the board one would need to bring a towel.
Louise