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by Andrew Martin
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019

Full results Southern semi-final: U19 1st St Paul’s Girls School (SPGS) 12 2nd= North London Collegiate A (NLC) Nonsuch A. 11 4th NLC B 10 5th= Henrietta Barnett A The Abbey A NLC D 9.5. All qualifying for the final Highfield losing tie break NLC E. Losing tie break 10th= Wellington College Henriett...
by Andrew Martin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer
Replies: 16
Views: 2399

Re: Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer

I will be quite keen to play bridge against him in Heaven when the time comes. 100 grapes per hundred.
by Andrew Martin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The South of England Junior Congress 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

Re: The South of England Junior Congress 2019

Can I urge all those thinking of entering this congress to do so without delay. We are reaching capacity in many sections already. At this moment in time, there are still spaces left in all age groups, but this probably won't last beyond the end of this week. Please check the website for further det...
by Andrew Martin
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019

Entries will close to the southern semi at midnight on Sunday. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after that. Northern entries will be accepted right up until the day of the event in a desperate hope to get some extra involvement. It’s amazing that only one U19 team of three girls has entered fr...
by Andrew Martin
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019

Last call for all schools to enter this event. Entries close in little over a week.


The northern semi desperately needs some support.


Thanks
by Andrew Martin
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The South of England Junior Congress 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

Re: The South of England Junior Congress 2019

News has reached me that the West of England event has been cancelled. I am very sorry to hear this, but it does mean that there may be more entries for the South of England, particularly in the U11 section. Yateley Manor has an absolute maximum of 300 players on any one day, which includes the clos...
by Andrew Martin
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019

Only three weeks left until entries close. We could do with some more entries in the North!


Enter online here:

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u19-girls-2/

https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u11-girls-2/
by Andrew Martin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on Eurosport this evening
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Chess on Eurosport this evening

Highlights?

Oh dear.
by Andrew Martin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 63729

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

Hi Simon I hope to be around for the 50th anniversary presentation. Speaking of memories ,whatever happened to Bob Pentecost? Of all the eccentrics at Centymca, he was one of the oddest. I’ll never forget that at one match, Bob was proudly displaying a set of photographs that appeared to show him wi...
by Andrew Martin
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club
Replies: 316
Views: 63729

Re: London Central YMCA (aka CentYMCA) Chess Club

The Houshang Nasseri saga. ( 40th anniversary edition - how time flies) From the backstreets of Teheran 1943 Came Houshang Nasseri champion to be His Daddy quit home and he was only two When another monkey came to join the zoo. So he drifted by himself,all alone From coast to coast Trying to find a ...
by Andrew Martin
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019

From Julian Clissold: Girls Chess in the North of England An opportunity to participate in a Girls Only Chess tournament ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION GIRLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP NORTHERN SEMI FINAL Saturday 12th January 2019 Bridgewater School, Worsley, Manchester. (Five minutes from the M60) Under 11 Girl...
by Andrew Martin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 45478

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

The fact is that they are both petrified of what the other guy’s computer is going to come up with next. Look forward to faster and faster time controls in world championship matches. In the current case, 12 draws is a real possibility, if not favourite to happen!
by Andrew Martin
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 6168

Re: World Senior Individuals, Bled, November 2018

A very interesting and original game!
by Andrew Martin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: ECF National Schools Girls tournament 2019

Entries building up nicely now. Please get your school to enter without delay.

Teams of three

Don’t forget the free lunch at the southern semi for all players and accompanying persons. St Catherine’s is a generous sponsor!