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by Roger Lancaster
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

As far as constructive debate is concerned, David, I've got you down as a straw-clutcher As far as constructive debate is concerned, Roger, I've got you down as absent. You've made no contribution to an important discussion until you mounted your high-horse, and rode in with your censorious finger-...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

One only has to look abroad to see that this virus shouldn't be under-estimated but, equally, it's easy to over-estimate the risk at this particular time - although, of course, I'd be the first to acknowledge that things will get worse - almost certainly, much worse - before they get better. But the...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

"Appalled" would have been more to the point I think Dante had that as "pearl-clutcher" As far as constructive debate is concerned, David, I've got you down as a straw-clutcher. Shame, really, as I felt your original proposition was an entirely tenable one - I wasn't with you 100 per cent of the wa...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

David Robertson wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Roger Lancaster wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:48 pm
Always gratifying to find old-world courtesies being scrupulously observed by all concerned
Dante reserved the 8th Circle of Hell for the smug bystander
There you go again, David, with the word "smug". "Appalled" would have been more to the point.
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 13991

Re: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately

Sarcasm, you utter helmet Impossible to distinguish from your standard drivel And since you contribute nothing useful or intelligent or informed to this thread, but seem singularly attracted to snark, regard this as my final exchange Harrumph to you too, but I count 4 times I fact-checked you and y...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Alan Whitbread
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Alan Whitbread

Leon. You can find three of Alan's games, all from 1961-2 and all against Ray Keene, at https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=100766 where the following anecdote is recounted: <In around 1961 Keene discovered Clapham Common Open Air Chess Club, near where he lived. "There was a young guy t...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16348

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

an email from Mike Truran which confirms that, as matters stand, the intention is to go ahead with the two remaining weekends although the situation remains fluid depending on spread of virus and any governmental instructions. I've not (yet) seen the email. But I think it is poor advice. Without wi...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16348

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

4NCL team captains/managers have now received an email from Mike Truran which confirms that, as matters stand, the intention is to go ahead with the two remaining weekends although the situation remains fluid depending on spread of virus and any governmental instructions.
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Alan Whitbread
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Alan Whitbread

I'm very sorry to hear this as Alan was someone I played alongside in the 1960s when he was one of the early members, and very possibly one of the original members, of Mushrooms Chess Club. [Kings Head came into existence only in the 1970s and I suspect Stewart has the two clubs confused]. He would ...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Message from CJ de Mooi
Replies: 39
Views: 6217

Re: Message from CJ de Mooi

Have to say, my honest reaction to this thread is "Who cares?"
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Query
Replies: 27
Views: 2660

Re: Membership Query

However, it has been suggested to me that, if a club rapidplay competition [meaning one limited to club members] is FIDE-rated, then bronze membership is sufficient. Nothing below seems to contradict this. My understanding is that that is correct. However, the club limitation must be a genuine one....
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Query
Replies: 27
Views: 2660

Re: Membership Query

Separate question. The italicised passages below are lifted direct from the ECF website. My belief is/was that, to participate in a FIDE-rated rapidplay, ECF silver membership or higher is needed. However, it has been suggested to me that, if a club rapidplay competition [meaning one limited to club...
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Suttill
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Tony Suttill

I've just learnt of the death of Tony Suttill, with the added information that his funeral will take place at Mortlake Crematorium at 12 noon on Friday 27 March. No flowers but any donations would be gratefully received by the Kensington and Chelsea branch of Age UK c/o W G Miller tel.: 020 7226 388...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2020 European Schools
Replies: 1
Views: 388

2020 European Schools

I'm told that next month's European Schools event in Crete has been postponed due to the coronavirus
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 16348

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

I'm told that next month's European Schools event in Crete has been postponed due to the coronavirus