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Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:40 pm
by IM Jack Rudd
Alan Brusey would be a reasonable choice if he's willing: he and Keith don't live all that far apart, and it would be a top-half v bottom-half pairing.

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:44 pm
by Roger de Coverly
Stewart Reuben wrote:Greece to Moscow there was much more advance notice.
18th September 1994 with the Olympiad scheduled for November or December. So about the same length of time although possibly the rumours started earlier.

(Source The Week in Chess #2)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic ... xHS6LMO8aE

The BCF had already selected its team by this stage, leading to a war of words between Nigel Short and Murray Chandler.

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:49 pm
by Jonathan Rogers
Stewart Reuben wrote:Not changing the subject. Keith needs an opponent to play the first round of the British in advance. Any ideas?
There is precedence. Round 1 in 1987 Anand played Levitt in advance. Where was the British held? In Swansea. ...
Ah, their four game match, with game 2 counting as also the game for the British. Anand won 2.5-1.5. Assuming that was Anand's first match, there is a useful trivial pursuits (chess) question.
Stewart Reuben wrote: The fact that Vishy didn't later turn up was unfortunate.
:oops:

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:51 pm
by Jonathan Rogers
Richard Bates wrote:Or alternatively the British could just be run without David Howell... :wink:
Now, now, let's have no hint here about what ordinary people are saying away from the forum ....

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 10:14 pm
by Ian Thompson
Stewart Reuben wrote:Not changing the subject. Keith needs an opponent to play the first round of the British in advance. Any ideas?
There is precedence. Round 1 in 1987 Anand played Levitt in advance. Where was the British held? In Swansea. The fact that Vishy didn't later turn up was unfortunate.
Anderton-Sasikiran in 1997 as well, I think.

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 12:49 am
by Roger de Coverly
Ian Thompson wrote: Anderton-Sasikiran in 1997 as well, I think.
I wouldn't say it didn't happen, but Sasikiran was present in Hove on the first Sunday, because I played him in the rapid-play.

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 1:36 am
by David Sedgwick
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Ian Thompson wrote: Anderton-Sasikiran in 1997 as well, I think.
I wouldn't say it didn't happen, but Sasikiran was present in Hove on the first Sunday, because I played him in the rapid-play.
Ian is correct. It was Anderton who was unavailable for Round 1

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:28 am
by NickFaulks
Stewart Reuben wrote: Norway should have refused to hold the World Cup.
Perhaps they should have. It certainly looks that way now. However, when they won they knew exactly what they were expected to do, and were confident that they could do it. The time to complain was in 2010, not now.

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:37 am
by LawrenceCooper
NickFaulks wrote:
Stewart Reuben wrote: Norway should have refused to hold the World Cup.
Perhaps they should have. It certainly looks that way now. However, when they won they knew exactly what they were expected to do, and were confident that they could do it. The time to complain was in 2010, not now.
This year's calendar is looking rather uncertain with the U16 Olympiad unlikely to take place and the World Youth in doubt. Fingers crossed that the World Schools in Brazil and the EU Youth (still without regulations) will be organised.

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 3:02 pm
by David Gilbert
Aberystwyth has hosted the British Championships on two previous occasions, in 1955, when Harry Golombek won his third title, and in 1961 when Jonathan Penrose took his fourth. So the town has a good chess pedigree. Numbers appear to be holding up reasonably well, with 239 entries to date. Have you entered yet? It’s probably going to be a hot fortnight, so leave your vests at home and pack some shorts - unless you have really hairy legs.

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 11:59 am
by Kevin Thurlow
"Aberystwyth has hosted the British Championships on two previous occasions, in 1955, when Harry Golombek won his third title, and in 1961 when Jonathan Penrose took his fourth."

This seems like a good omen for someone who has won the title 4 times already... I can't be bothered to look up who's in that category.

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Sat May 31, 2014 6:59 pm
by IM Jack Rudd
Kevin Thurlow wrote:"Aberystwyth has hosted the British Championships on two previous occasions, in 1955, when Harry Golombek won his third title, and in 1961 when Jonathan Penrose took his fourth."

This seems like a good omen for someone who has won the title 4 times already... I can't be bothered to look up who's in that category.
Adams. And also Hodgson and Penrose, but they're inactive. I can't think of any others off the top of my head.

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:54 pm
by David Gilbert
Can’t wait. I'm counting down the days. My favourite trousers have made a visit to the cleaners and the selection process for my new socks is in full swing. Apparently it’s fashionable to wear odd-socks at the moment, but it has to be completely random, you can’t just go out and buy pairs of odd socks!

Good to see the number of entries step over the 400 mark yesterday morning, to 406 in total. Final figures are unlikely to reach the heights of Torquay last year, but they are well on track with North Shields in 2012. At this stage (26 days before the start) two years ago there were 370 entries on the books. There's still a few regulars absent from the list. Where are you? There’s a reminder today that many entry fees take a hike after Tuesday 1 July 2014, so get a move on!

See you all there, it’s going to be fabulous - fab-gear as we might have said last time the Championships were in Aberystwyth!

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:36 pm
by Lee Bullock
David you should get the job of British Chess Championships Cheer leader ;) I would pay to see that ;) As long as it was one of those hot outfits ;)

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:56 pm
by John R Moore
I am sure everyone thinks that David does a good job drumming up the anticipation of the British, but the entry for the under 16's currently standing at 4, must be deemed as disappointing.....why is it so poor?