Echoes from Liverpool

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Gerard Killoran
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Echoes from Liverpool

Post by Gerard Killoran » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:29 pm

A couple of items from the Liverpool Echo

Whatever happened to the rock and roll craze? It didn't last long - did it?

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An early photo of Les Blackstock

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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:32 pm

Our club still has one of those very same clocks!

(albeit in the store cupboard, it never actually gets used these days)
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Post by Gordon Cadden » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:40 pm

Looks like BH Woods famous tin clock. Usually reliable, unless one of the metal flags was bent, in which case you could lose on time, somewhat before the actual Time Control.

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Post by Gerard Killoran » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:32 pm

When chess set an example, of sorts...

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Post by David Robertson » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:28 pm

Fabulous, Gerard, just fabulous!
Liverpool Echo wrote:Though the play at Chester is reported to be erratic....
Ha! Nothing has changed in 84 years then!

Chester CC is my club these days. It's the club's centenary next year, and we're planning a weekend tourney, inter alia. This item will doubtless find its way to our website, now I've sent it round the members. Any more clips, if you come across them, I'd be delighted to receive. Meanwhile, many thanks for your research efforts

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Post by Gerard Killoran » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:08 pm

A rare game played by one of the editors of Modern Chess Openings - and champion of Chester Chess Club.


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