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Anyone having a street party

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:45 pm
by Chris J Greatorix
for the Royal Wedding? I know quite alot are around my community, hoopefully the nice weather will contine. Far be it for me to presume alot of British chess players are hermits staring at a computer screen all day, but every strong chess player realises the importance of their monarch...

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:17 pm
by Matt Mackenzie
A few things:

1) Shouldn't this be in the "Not Chess!" section?

2) We aren't *all* monarchists, you know :)

3) Even if we are, why should we go along with this enforced jollification regarding two people we (almost certainly) don't know and never will?? Especially when some of us can remember the similar occasion three decades ago - and how it was far from the "fairy tale" sold to us plebs at the time........

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:50 pm
by Angus French
Matt Mackenzie wrote:2) We aren't *all* monarchists, you know :)
We're all plotting regicide, aren't we?

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:48 pm
by Richard Thursby
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
1) Shouldn't this be in the "Not Chess!" section?
It involves a future king or two, a queen and a future queen, a few bishops or archbishops and I am sure that at least one knight will be present. :)

Matt Mackenzie wrote: 3) Even if we are, why should we go along with this enforced jollification regarding two people we (almost certainly) don't know and never will?? Especially when some of us can remember the similar occasion three decades ago - and how it was far from the "fairy tale" sold to us plebs at the time........
You could join a party run by Republic. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13091768 I don't remember the 1981 wedding (my mother was pregnant with me at the time) but my impression is that William and Kate are much better matched than Charles and Diana ever were, not least by having an age gap of a few months rather than more than a decade.

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:05 pm
by Rob Thompson
I'm attending a street party. Those organising it don't know yet that we're planning to hi-jack it to celebrate the 18th birthday of one of my friends

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:14 pm
by IM Jack Rudd
I will probably celebrate the occasion by playing Agricola or Empire Builder or something with one of my friends.

Oh wait, I'm not celebrating the royal wedding, I'm doing what I do the day before most 4NCL weekends.

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:19 pm
by Alex Holowczak
IM Jack Rudd wrote:Oh wait, I'm not celebrating the royal wedding, I'm doing what I do the day before most 4NCL weekends.
So are the Chief Arbiter(s); they're travelling to Hinckley making sure their journey coincides with the start of the wedding, in the hope that traffic will be at its lightest.

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:30 pm
by Gareth Harley-Yeo
I'd rather spend the day in motorway traffic than watch that crap.

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:08 pm
by William Metcalfe
I will have a street party when we do to the monachy what the French did to theres

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:59 pm
by Richard Thursby
William Metcalfe wrote:I will have a street party when we do to the monachy what the French did to theres (sic)
That happened nearly 150 years before the French did it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_ ... #Execution

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:02 pm
by Mick Norris
English Civil War - was that county eligibility, or game fee v membership?

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:52 am
by William Metcalfe
I know we did it before the French but the french never let them back lol

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:23 pm
by Gordon Cadden
Louis XV1 was around until 1793, when they decided to remove his head. The pawns had the last word.

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:50 pm
by Leonard Barden
William Metcalfe wrote:I know we did it before the French but the french never let them back lol
The French monarchy was restored in 1814 and continued until 1870.

Re: Anyone having a street party

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:29 pm
by Krishna Shiatis
Chris J Greatorix wrote:for the Royal Wedding? I know quite alot are around my community, hoopefully the nice weather will contine. Far be it for me to presume alot of British chess players are hermits staring at a computer screen all day, but every strong chess player realises the importance of their monarch...
Probably going a little off current topic, but we are off to celebrate with a party in our village. They have organised a barbie, fete, bouncy castles and a live band to top it off in the evening.

Who knows, we might even let the kids have their chance (if they can push us adults off) on the bouncy castles!

The weather says 'rain' so it should be interesting...