Isle Of Man Congress?

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Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by Tim Spanton » Fri May 02, 2008 1:15 pm

I have it on fairly good authority that the Isle Of Man congress WON'T be held this year, not least because the main venue of recent years - the Ocean Castle - has closed. Can anyone confirm, or better still deny, this?

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by Tim Spanton » Fri May 02, 2008 4:24 pm

Doesn't look good!

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by Tim Spanton » Tue May 06, 2008 1:53 pm

Latest news from John Saunders is that at best it will be a two-day rapidplay in Douglas. End of an error?

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by Tim Spanton » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:52 pm

I heard at Paignton that the IOM probably will return next year, but as a seven-day event rather than nine days.

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by John Hickman » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:14 pm

Tim Spanton wrote:I heard at Paignton that the IOM probably will return next year, but as a seven-day event rather than nine days.
That's good news. Have you any more info like dates, location? Presumably no longer in Port Erin?

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by Tim Spanton » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:39 am

I was told Sep 20-26 or something like that. I wasn't told location so I assumed Port Erin, but I maybe wrong. I know the Falcon's Nest were keen to host it in their nightclub.

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by Tim Spanton » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:25 pm

The IoM government tourism website is quoting Sep 20-26 at the Sefton Hotel in Douglas. However I rang the hotel's events manager this monring and she says it wil not be held this year ...

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by John Upham » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:35 pm

Tim Spanton wrote:The IoM government tourism website is quoting Sep 20-26 at the Sefton Hotel in Douglas. However I rang the hotel's events manager this monring and she says it wil not be held this year ...
Tim,
What would a Page Three girl have to say about this news? :lol:

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by Ben Purton » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:34 pm

Fairplay for doing page 3 idol Tim. Thats by FaR YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT and a worthy one.

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by John Hickman » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:04 pm

I see it's back at the Cherry Orchard, although only as a weekender

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by Tim Spanton » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:21 am

Good-ish news - but a long way to go for a weekend

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by John Hickman » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:37 pm

Tim Spanton wrote:Good-ish news - but a long way to go for a weekend
I agree, but a poor turnout might put off sponsors for resurrection of a week long FIDE, which would be a shame.

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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:33 pm

If they could get all three Polgars to go they'd have Three Sisters at The Cherry Orchard.
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Re: Isle Of Man Congress?

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:22 pm

But they would get bored and would say "To Moscow! To Moscow!" every few damned pages...

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