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by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2021 International Women of Courage
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

Re: 2021 International Women of Courage

Norway chess interview with female arbiters Shohreh Bayat, Anastasia Sorokina and Anemone Kulczak
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 47
Views: 2759

Re: Proposed reorganisation

2021.03 4NCL 2021-2022.doc
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by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 47
Views: 2759

Proposed reorganisation

There have been documents circulated about this which I can post tomorrow if required The 2019-20 season would be abandoned The opportunity would be taken to eventually move to Divisions 1 and 2 being 12 team APAs at a central venue Division 3 would be split into North, Central and South ideally als...
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 61
Views: 9813

Re: 2019-20 Season

I've seen a Word document, and an Excel spreadsheet, which presumably is what is referred to

Maybe worth a separate thread?
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117062

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

A big event requires a lot of organisation in advance. You cannot just put it on at short notice. Let me give a quick example that you wouldn't have thought of. Where do you think the congress gets the tables from? What do you think the price will be given pent up demand from weddings? If you agree...
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2021 World Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: 2021 World Cup

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:24 pm
You qualify for the Candidates.
As does the runner up
by Mick Norris
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

It will be most interesting to see if van Foreest has jumped a level and can demonstrate it again like he did in January

Grandelius might be favourite though
by Mick Norris
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

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Karpov :!: , Grandelius, Jorden van Foreest, Liem Le, Navara, Shirov, Harika Dronavalli, Nihal Sarin

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by Mick Norris
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117062

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Just booked jabs 1 and 2 via the NHS website

Over 55s don't have to wait for the invitation
by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11689

Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

I wouldn't have said Aberystwyth was in North Wales
by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11689

Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Will be sunny tomorrow in Blackpool; Simon will no doubt tell you the sun shines every day

The new trams are very good; interesting purple colour
by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 117062

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I must add that the trial would normally take about a year to get approved as the committees have to meet to approve the trial, and then nit pick over some detail and meet again 3 months later (etc.), and scheduling meetings is tricky. This time, everyone was (a) at home and (b) eager to get going ...
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lilian Letitia Barber
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Lilian Letitia Barber

St Margaret's club in Altrincham had a simul with Emanuel Lasker 2 April 1908, where he was defeated by Miss Clara Millar

The Evening News, 21 August 1977

It seems it was quite a home for women chess players
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion

Are we sure that Bertie is the same person as B.E. Cohen? Alan Burke tells me that Bertie was on Council in 1926/27, before becoming Manchester President in 1928-29, which isn't impossible, but does seem unlikely for someone so young if we are talking about a birthdate of 1904 (obviously, the fact t...
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion

There's a Bertram Cohen (1904-1970) from Manchester - also known as Morris Bertram according to his probate record. In 1939 he was a Synagogue Secretary, living - appropriately if this was your man, in Penrose Street, with his parents, Joseph, a Cap Fitter (whatever that may entail) and Leah. There...