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by James Pratt
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Links
Topic: I've got a little list
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

I've got a little list

I think this might appeal

http://l-lists.com/en/lists/2h97lh.html
by James Pratt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: British Chess Champions of the past
Replies: 28
Views: 5755

Re: British Chess Champions of the past

Still listed as qualifiers for Torquay 2019:
two ladies no longer with us, Margaret Clarke and Joan Doulton. (So is Bryon Jacobs for that matter)
by James Pratt
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: INFO WANTED: 1979 British Championship Official Programme

I have the programme of Chester 1979 and am happy to give it to John if he contacts me chessparrot@hotmail.com with contact details. I may also have an entry form which might appeal. The tie-split has a legacy: Nunn's dislike of the British Championship which he won at last in 1980 never to return. ...
by James Pratt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 28927

Re: Champions' Names

Gillian Moore tied 1st= with Peggy Clarke in the British Ladies in 1966. I saw the latest ECF Yearbook says Dinah on p.33, but it was Gill! 1966 U14 Robert Cecil Bellin (you'll read RS Bellin but not according to Gaige) 1988 U15 Oliver R Worsfold 2000 U21 Nicholas G Pert 2002 U13 Peter T Roberson El...
by James Pratt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2923

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Brown, a colleague, not a chesser
by James Pratt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 2356

Re: Chess Book Collections

Thanks Matt. It was late.
by James Pratt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)
Replies: 37
Views: 2923

Re: Anne Sunnucks/Mothersill (1927-2014)

Anne Sunnucks married Dick Mothersill in about 1984. Born in London in 1927, she lived in Hassocks in an old people's when last I heard, but that was about 5 years ago. Patricia Anne Sunnucks was a retired Army Major who served in Hong Kong with, amongst others, Portsmouth's Terry Hollington. She or...
by James Pratt
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 21
Views: 2356

Re: Chess Book Collections

I have 800. Ish. I said 'ish'
by James Pratt
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Academic theses on the subject of chess
Replies: 13
Views: 1546

Re: Academic theses on the subject of chess

Surely Bernard Cafferty's got his published in CHESS about 55 years ago? I think they (BH Wood, I suppose) lost heart and cut it short.
by James Pratt
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Raymond Keene new site
Replies: 77
Views: 7986

Re: Raymond Keene new site

I gather RDK has now found God. I wonder how many others might have spotted this before me.
by James Pratt
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 107
Views: 15195

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

I think Dinah Wright gave a simul.
by James Pratt
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 107
Views: 15195

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

Badmaster was in 'Newsflash. This was occasion when Hartston revealed 'Do you realise that he is rotating ant-clockwise?' I wish we could have days like this now and I know Leonard will agree.
by James Pratt
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 107
Views: 15195

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

There are 2 photos, Cavendish and Walker (maybe?) over to the right in the non-Pinto pic.
by James Pratt
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 107
Views: 15195

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

I can spot James Cavendish next to Mark Walker
by James Pratt
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986
Replies: 107
Views: 15195

Re: Junior squad/Kasparov simul in 1986

Karpov giving the simul. This was at Westergate. At the left in the Pinto picture, with white beard and glasses, my father who sat next to Tom Sweby, a Luton columnist as I was, for Basingstoke, at the time. I think GH Diggle was also in evidence. Peter Wells being local (ish) was interviewed at the...