Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

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Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by Paul Stimpson » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:15 pm

First was Chess Boxing now could it be Chess Badminton?

What other sports could be combined with chess in the future?

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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by Steve Henderson » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:31 pm

Chess & Darts :D

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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by John Upham » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:11 pm

Chess & Bog Snorkeling : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog_snorkelling
Chess & cheese rolling : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese_rolling
Chess & pigeon racing

all spring to mind.
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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by Ian Kingston » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:34 pm

Chess and darts has already been done:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=2237

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk and Andy Fordham won the trophy.

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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by Paul Stimpson » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:45 pm

>>Chess and darts has already been done:

Technically not, reading the article the players competed in their own events only.

There is a photo of Tal (I think) playing Table Tennis with a chess piece in his hand playing some kind of Chess Table Tennis match.

I think also Chess and Snooker has been done, probably because Steve Davis was once BCF President.

Bog Snorkling would be great, but just imagine being the Arbiter of that match!!

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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by John Moore » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:45 pm

Chess-Boxing really seems to be taking off. If there's money in it, I would like to be Bob Noyce's manager. Bob was always around 190-200 (ECF and pounds) and a serious boxer. I usually drew with him at chess and bought him a beer rather than get involved in getting the gloves out.

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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:26 pm

I think also Chess and Snooker has been done, probably because Steve Davis was once BCF President.

According to The Complete Chess Addict a snooker-chess match between Davis and Karpov was once mooted but never got off the ground.

Chess-Boxing really seems to be taking off. If there's money in it, I would like to be Bob Noyce's manager. Bob was always around 190-200 (ECF and pounds) and a serious boxer.

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a while...

when I was a student at Southampton University (1989-1992) Bob regularly played for us in the British Universities Team Championship (although I must confess his connection to that seat of learning was never entirely clear to me).

I remember once at a team dinner after one of the rounds Bob telling a fairly length tale of what happened when a couple of guys approached him in the street and tried to mug him (long story short ... Bob got the better of it!).

If memory serves, Bob had a brother (Ken? Keith? Kevin perhaps) who may or may not have been a boxer for all I know but certainly favoured a completely mad line in the King's Indian Samisch (as white) that involved him chucking his kingside pawns up the board and hacking away like a maniac. I imagine that mindset would be quite handy in chess boxing :-)

Are the Noyces still playing?

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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by John Philpott » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:33 pm

There is a Robert Noyce of Haywards Heath graded 189 in the present grading list.

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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:16 pm

I'd be up for a chess/ten-pin bowling match.

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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by Neill Cooper » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:05 pm

Paul Stimpson wrote:First was Chess Boxing now could it be Chess Badminton?

What other sports could be combined with chess in the future?
That would suit my school (Wilson's in Wallington), we are both an ECF Centre of Excellence and a Badminton England Academy, and reach the national finals in both.

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Re: Agreement between FIDE and Russian Badminton Federation

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:56 pm

Nothing changes - may I draw your attention to the activities of Sir George Thomas? (Thanks to John Saunders who reminded me.)
Magnus Carlsen is quite good at table-tennis as well.
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