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by Roger Lancaster
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Covid-19 - Suspend Chess Immediately
Replies: 340
Views: 16727

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: 7
Views: 1607

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: 19074

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: 19074

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: 7
Views: 1607

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: 7107

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: 3087

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: 3087

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: 873

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: 502

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: 19074

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

I'm told that next month's European Schools event in Crete has been postponed due to the coronavirus
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Contribution to chess
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Contribution to chess

Under sporting law a player can be deemed to have made a contribution. A professional chess player told me that this only applies to professionals in chess. I would like to know what other people think. A chess player can have published games, played for a long time or had enough results against pr...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 231
Views: 23586

Re: End of an era

"Having hit the giddy heights of number four as the singer/announcer of The Flying Lizards's "Money", Evans-Stickland left the bands ever-changing line-up, retrained as a psychotherapist and took time out to have a child. She also formed the band Deborah And The Puerto Ricans. Currently working help...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 231
Views: 23586

Re: End of an era

Anyway I note that Ray's so-called charity has got to the end of February without filing its accounts , something that would probably concern its independent examiner if they were independent and did any examining. Hard to avoid noticing that Ray is the trustee of another, newly registered, charity...
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview
Replies: 5
Views: 964

Re: BBC 3 Counties Radio chess interview

Just listened to it. Garry isn't even a proper Senior yet. I hope you won that 11 hour game! Couldn't remember Garry's actual age. As for that marathon game at Eastbourne, I spent what seemed forever defending with rook and bishop against a rampant queen - with pawns on both sides - to no avail. An...