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by Richard James
Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guardian column
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Guardian column

It's in my copy - page 12 of the Sports section. Nosher's win in the Sigeman tournament.
by Richard James
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Descriptive notation
Replies: 95
Views: 12795

Re: Descriptive notation

Matthew Tapp wrote: Also, Russell A James (who is roughly the same age as me - mid 30s) almost certainly did not play in the Barnstaple Open in 1972
Before anyone asks, it wasn't me playing in the 1972 Barnstaple Open either.
by Richard James
Fri May 29, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Players playing above their sections in congresses
Replies: 36
Views: 3034

Re: Players playing above their sections in congresses

Ben Purton wrote:James , Jonathan

Any idea who won the eastman cup it was DK(My team) V Richmond(My former team) and I didnt play before of this fact. Therefore curious who won.

Hi Ben

Richmond won
by Richard James
Sun May 24, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pairings
Replies: 10
Views: 1662

Pairings

Just noticed the Round 5 pairings from the Amersham Open.

Board 19 - Almond v Tart.

Congratulations Sean (or your computer).
by Richard James
Sat May 23, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Kick-starting chess
Replies: 18
Views: 2879

Re: Kick-starting chess

William Metcalfe wrote:chesskids is a really good web site with lots of puzzles and ideas for kids
Many thanks for the plug, William. You beat me to it.

Work is proceeding (slowly) on a completely new version. Watch this space.
by Richard James
Thu May 07, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Update on Project?
Replies: 129
Views: 26152

Re: Update on Project?

May 2009: The English Chess Federation’s flagship project for the coming year is Chess for Schools – an endeavour to put chess sets in every school in England, and then follow up with the objective of establishing new school chess clubs. The original concept for the project came from the child o...
by Richard James
Thu May 07, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Update on Project?
Replies: 129
Views: 26152

Re: Update on Project?

I received a press release from the ECF at 14.09 this afternoon. No doubt it will be posted on the ECF website shortly.
by Richard James
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Perfect Weather for an away match to Muswell Hill
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Perfect Weather for an away match to Muswell Hill

School's closed today so I'm sitting at home waiting for news of tonight's Kingston A v Richmond A Thames Valley League match.

Just as I posted this an email arrived informing me that the match has been cancelled.
by Richard James
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on BBC1 prime time
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Chess on BBC1 prime time

There was also chess on BBC2 last night.

The Victorian Farm featured a chess problem from the Boys' Own Paper of, I think, 1897. The days when chess was considered appropriate for older, rather than younger children.
by Richard James
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why will might have a new board 1 for the olympiad team.
Replies: 52
Views: 3943

Re: Why will might have a new board 1 for the olympiad team.

Secondly, Leonard Barden, whether or not Emma's Dad realises or appreciates this or not, was in his day one of the leading players in the UK. He has been a respected observer of the chess scene for half a century. If we are comparing people on the basis of their ability and experience, Emma's Dad v...
by Richard James
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Step by Step Method
Replies: 16
Views: 10783

Re: Step by Step Method

This brings up several issues concerning chess in schools which I will outline here. (These comments mainly relate to the concept of introducing chess to children at the age of, say, 7. The introduction of chess in secondary schools is a very different, and very important issue.) 1. There is an enor...
by Richard James
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Step by Step Method
Replies: 16
Views: 10783

Re: Step by Step Method

Charles/Michele The English language version of the website is at http://www.stappenmethode.nl/stepsmethod/index.html . Paul Many thanks for your comments and sharing your experiences of the course in Holland. Peter I was hoping you'd reply as we've spoken briefly about it IRL and you told me you'd ...
by Richard James
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Step by Step Method
Replies: 16
Views: 10783

Re: Step by Step Method

I have the complete course (apart from one volume which disappeared, as things do, at school and is currently being re-ordered) and have some views on the subject.

I will await further postings before expressing my opinions.
by Richard James
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: Step by Step Method
Replies: 16
Views: 10783

Step by Step Method

Has anyone out there had any experience with the Step by Step method of teaching chess which has been used very successfully in Holland and elsewhere in Europe for many years? It is endorsed by the Dutch Chess Federation and is used in the majority of schools and clubs in Holland and Belgium. The co...
by Richard James
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Academic Assistance
Replies: 19
Views: 2227

Re: Academic Assistance

"At primary school level, when there are an equal number of boys and girls playing, there's a level playing field." Whoever this Gerry Wade (Garry, Walsh, Welsh, Jerry...) chap is he obviously has little experience running chess clubs in primary schools. The above assertion is nonsense :!: Nick, I ...