What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:08 pm

Trevor Coote wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:02 pm
Can anyone tell me when the chess season starts
Normally when the club/league says it does, one would presume?
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Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:02 pm

"I appreciate there is some danger of going completely off-topic, but I seem to recall some adventures in the wonderful world of Surrey CCA regarding clubs (well, one particular club) operating very much that kind of loose definition."

True - I recall about 40 years ago Streatham fielding all sorts of people who just happened to be visiting one of Streatham's top players. Nobody complained.

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Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:40 pm

Forty years ago is before my time, Kevin, so if there's something you need to get off your chest by all means do so. But the occurrence I am thinking of was not so long ago, and was rather serious.
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Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Post by Gavin Hughes » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:43 am

Well done to our bona fide member getting through to the blitz finals

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Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:55 pm

"Forty years ago is before my time, Kevin, so if there's something you need to get off your chest by all means do so. But the occurrence I am thinking of was not so long ago, and was rather serious."

No - we just thought, oh good, I'm playing an IM on Board 4!

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Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Post by E Michael White » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:34 pm

Brentwood is to change their club name to Bona Fide; making all its members eligible for next year.

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Re: What is a Bona Fide Member of a Chess Club

Post by Nick Burrows » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:06 pm

After the presidential election they should rebrand themselves as Bona FIDE

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