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by James Pratt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 27804

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: 2550

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: 2246

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: 2550

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: 2246

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: 1460

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: 7596

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: 14652

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: 14652

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: 14652

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: 14652

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: 14652

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...
by James Pratt
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No Idea
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

No Idea

Tonight, as ever was, I saw on the News that Philip Pullman (b.1946), best selling author, is to be knighted in the New Year's Honours List. His interview saw him browsing through his library in which I spotted MCO 11 . Is it it generally known that he is a player? I've no idea. http://essexroad.blo...
by James Pratt
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 1084

Re: Merry Christmas

Yup, Compliments of the Season!

http://essexroad.blogspot.com
by James Pratt
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Milunka Lazarevic
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Milunka Lazarevic

The report is on p.179 of the June 1969 'Chess Life & Review' and is indeed by Trifunovich. Dinah is called Diane and her tutoring from Bob Wade is mentioned together with comment from the Yugoslav GM as to Dinah's appearance as Leonard indicates. I may be wrong but the press may have been looking f...