99th British #Chess Championships 2012

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Alex McFarlane
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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:24 pm

Thank You Andy!

I do signed T-Shirts as well.

It's quite obvious from looking at that picture of me that the shirt must be well stretched!!

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Andy Howie » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:43 pm

Alex,

Something I have wondered, what were you doing in that picture?

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:53 pm

Obviously I was pulling my trousers up.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by mleonard » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:39 pm

I'm intrigued to know why some players (nine in round 1 and one in round 2) received a "Draw by default" in the Soanes (U150) weekender.
Can anyone satisfy my curiosity (in this regard)?

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:44 pm

mleonard wrote:I'm intrigued to know why some players (nine in round 1 and one in round 2) received a "Draw by default" in the Soanes (U150) weekender.
Can anyone satisfy my curiosity (in this regard)?
Isn't it just the way that particular pairing and results program handles a half point bye?

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Sean Hewitt » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:47 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
mleonard wrote:I'm intrigued to know why some players (nine in round 1 and one in round 2) received a "Draw by default" in the Soanes (U150) weekender.
Can anyone satisfy my curiosity (in this regard)?
Isn't it just the way that particular pairing and results program handles a half point bye?
Correct.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by mleonard » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:10 pm

mleonard wrote:I'm intrigued to know why some players (nine in round 1 and one in round 2) received a "Draw by default" in the Soanes (U150) weekender.
Roger de Coverly wrote:Isn't it just the way that particular pairing and results program handles a half point bye?
Thanks. Because one player was also separately listed as having a bye some doubt crept into my mind.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Wilf Arnold » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:28 pm

Alex McFarlane wrote:Thank You Andy!

I do signed T-Shirts as well.

It's quite obvious from looking at that picture of me that the shirt must be well stretched!!
If I ordered one a size larger would there be enough room to spell 'realy' (sic) correctly?

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Lara Barnes » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:15 pm

Sorry all, the website has crashed:


Pairings round 7 Major Open (Sunday, 29 July 2012)

Table White Score Fed. Rating Black Score Fed. Rating Result
41 Webster, Richard J 5.0 ENG 1993 Weller, Pierre 5.5 ENG 2039
42 McCullough, Simon L 4.0 ENG 2065 Henderson, David 4.5 ENG 2008 *
43 Waddington, Michael 4.0 ENG 2123 Jones, Steven A 4.0 ENG 1965
44 Taylor, Adam C 4.0 ENG 1962 Malhotra, Tarun 4.0 ENG 2005
45 Hagesaether, Arne 3.5 NOR 2150 Edwards-Wright, Miles D 3.5 ENG 1983
46 Garnett, John S 3.5 ENG 2031 Stayt, James N 3.0 ENG 2002
47 Batchelor, Guy J 3.0 ENG 1849 Olbison, Philip J 3.0 ENG 1952 *
48 Foster, Chantelle L 3.0 ENG 1809 Sheard, Martin 3.0 ENG 1951
49 Armstrong, William G 3.0 ENG 1914 Robinson, Brian 3.0 ENG 1720 *
50 Mulleady, Peter J 3.0 ENG 1797 Thomas, Philip 2.5 SCO 1900
51 McCarthy, Damian 2.5 ENG 1894 Kalairajah, Shyam 2.5 ENG 1776
52 Johnson, Paul 2.0 ENG 1911 Zhang, Anthony 2.5 ENG 1806 *
53 Hinchcliffe, Gary 2.0 ENG 1931 O'Donnell, Joe 2.0 ENG 1920 *
54 Bravo Alfaro, Javier 1.5 MEX 1930 Gunn, Michael J 2.0 ENG 1768
55 Pitkeathly, Hamish 1.5 ENG 1440 * Mahoney, Nicholas 1.5 ENG 1803

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by mleonard » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:54 pm

Thanks for posting this, Lara.
Any chance of the Soanes results? (The prizewinners if nothing else.)
A club-mate was playing so I'm keen to know how he got on.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by David Gilbert » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:49 pm

Just got back. A five hour drive from North Shields to Kent. Just removed the sunglasses! For those that weren't there, it's fantastic! The venue is amazing. Great when we are all playing together in the same arena - juniors, seniors, grand masters and the ordinary club players. The protective flooring was impressive - it must have cost a fortune. A bit warm in the commentary room, but the place was still packed-out every session. Just worked out that I spent £57 on black coffee. And if the Soanes results are available tonight I shall sleep soundly. Good luck to everyone next week - especially Mrs Edwards who has a very tricky jigsaw puzzle to finish!

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:08 am

Today I took a day trip to the British. It cost me fifty pounds and two and a half hours travelling each way for the sake of three and a half hours there - and I really enjoyed it, even though all I was doing was watching games - got quite engrossed in Howell-Jones. It was well worth the trip.

One point that does have to be laboured - I cannot begin to imagine the effort that goes into planning and organising an event like this when there are so many bases to cover and you need to cater for both the comfort of the players and the needs of spectators, whether in the venue or watching from their computer at home (having seen a little of Batcheler - Adair at the venue I actually saw the finishing moves in my living room one metro and two train rides later. The public face of the championship is - quite rightly - the players, but Lara, Alex and the rest of the team are the true heroes.
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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by Neill Cooper » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:20 am

Andrew Zigmond wrote:Today I took a day trip to the British. It cost me fifty pounds and two and a half hours travelling each way for the sake of three and a half hours there - and I really enjoyed it, even though all I was doing was watching games - got quite engrossed in Howell-Jones. It was well worth the trip.

One point that does have to be laboured - I cannot begin to imagine the effort that goes into planning and organising an event like this when there are so many bases to cover and you need to cater for both the comfort of the players and the needs of spectators, whether in the venue or watching from their computer at home (having seen a little of Batcheler - Adair at the venue I actually saw the finishing moves in my living room one metro and two train rides later. The public face of the championship is - quite rightly - the players, but Lara, Alex and the rest of the players are the true heroes.
I also went yesterday and was very impressed, as I was last week when observing on line.

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:56 pm

There should be no apostrophe here.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Post by JustinHorton » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:16 am

Nor is play off's correct.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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