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by Robert Page
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Congress of the Year 2018

Still plenty of time to enter the Congress of the Year 2018. Check out full details of the ECF awards at www.englishchess.org.uk/awards-committee-report/ and the Thanet Congress site www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk. Free entry for GMs/IMs, only £5 for U16s.
by Robert Page
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Thanet Chess Congress 2018

The 49th Thanet Chess Congress will take place at St. George’s C of E Foundation School, Westwood Road, Broadstairs CT10 2LH from August 17-19. There are five sections and entry is once again free for GMs and IMs, and only £5 for U16s. Early booking is advised. For more details and online entry go t...
by Robert Page
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress
Replies: 0
Views: 928

Thanet Chess Congress

The 48th Thanet Chess Congress took place on the weekend of August 18-20 and attracted 104 entries. Many thanks to all who participated and full results and crosstables can be found at http://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk/2017-results/ An article on the congress will appear in the October edition of...
by Robert Page
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for chess clubs to take part in club profiles
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Looking for chess clubs to take part in club profiles

Sorry, Jon, just seen your reply from July 12! The contact form has now been fixed so let me know what you would like me to do.

Bob
by Robert Page
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and cricket
Replies: 15
Views: 2805

Chess and cricket

Interesting discussion on TMS this afternoon about chess and cricket. According to Graeme Swann, Andrew Flintoff was a 'seriously good chess player' (or words to that effect) as a junior. I think I've heard this before but can anyone verify it? How good a player was he and does anyone know of any ot...
by Robert Page
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

Re: Thanet Chess Congress 2017

There is no bookstall at the Thanet Congress this weekend but we are planning to have a second hand bookstall where players can donate any of their unwanted chess books with the proceeds going to charity. There will be no prices on the books and browsers will be invited to make a suitable donation. ...
by Robert Page
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

Re: Thanet Chess Congress 2017

Just over two and a half weeks to go to the 48th Thanet Chess Congress. Free entry for GMs and IMs, only £5 entry for U15s, over £2300 in prize money, five sections, Kent Individual Championships and SCCU Championship at stake. For more details, entry form and online entry, go to the congress websit...
by Robert Page
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for chess clubs to take part in club profiles
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Looking for chess clubs to take part in club profiles

Sign us up. We are Broadstairs Chess Club in Kent. We have a website but if you'd like to know more, let me know.
by Robert Page
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Weald Congress ft SCCU Championship 15th/16th July 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

Re: Weald Congress ft SCCU Championship 15th/16th July 2017

I'm delighted to see so many of the Sussex Juniors entering the Weald Congress the weekend after next. Please pass on to the them and their parents that if they are looking for another congress during the school holidays in the south east then they might be interested in the Thanet Congress August 1...
by Robert Page
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

Re: Thanet Chess Congress 2017

Alan Merry probably doesn't qualify for the SCCU title by virtue of being EACU, Martin Taylor certainly does and would be Kent Champion as well. He would be qualified already for the British by virtue of being an FM with a sufficiently high rating. So would the player finishing third gain a qualifi...
by Robert Page
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

Re: Thanet Chess Congress 2017

The link posted earlier by Roger of the British Championship qualification criteria lists under Section D that one of the qualifying places goes to the 2017/18 Southern Counties Chess Union Champion. http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2018-Qualification-Regs.docx The following...
by Robert Page
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

Re: Thanet Chess Congress 2017

At the SCCU Exec meeting in April 2017, I believe, we did allocate a BC place to Thanet for the 2017-18 season in accordance with rules then in force, as we had done in previous years. Within two weeks of our meeting, our decision became invalidated by the publication of the ECF's new rules. The fi...
by Robert Page
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

Thanet Chess Congress 2017

The 48th Thanet Chess Congress will take place at Christ Church University Broadstairs from August 18-20. There are five sections and entry is free for GMs and IMs, and only £5 for U15s. Accommodation is available at the venue but early booking is advised. For more details and online entry, go to ht...
by Robert Page
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever sat at the Wong Board?
Replies: 20
Views: 3608

Re: Ever sat at the Wong Board?

Some years ago I was approaching the end of an abysmal weekend at St Albans. For round 5 I found myself on the bottom board so I wandered slowly to take my place among the other lost souls or, at least, those who had not already done a runner. I was black and my opponent had not arrived so I started...