e2e4 Chess

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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:29 am

John Upham wrote: I suspect he sees this thread as being rather like the popular quiz hosted by Andrew Armstrong and Richard Osman.
If in October you announce that there will be a calendar of events taking place in 2014, that hasn't appeared over two months later, you will get questions from regular players in e2e4 events such as Barry as to when there will be announcements on forthcoming events.

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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by John Upham » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:35 am

Roger de Coverly wrote: If in October you announce that there will be a calendar of events taking place in 2014, that hasn't appeared over two months later, you will get questions from regular players in e2e4 events such as Barry as to when there will be announcements on forthcoming events.
Have you considered Lion taming as a career change?

Maybe lumberjacking?
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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by Martin Crichton » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:47 am

and in the blue corner we have John "the beast" Upham

and in the red corner we have Roger "the destroyer" de Coverly

place your bets

Roger 2/1 favourite but some late betting coming on John
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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by John Upham » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:57 am

I'd prefer to see Zurab Azmaiparashvili vs Lennox Lewis

Bob Noyce would also be competitive.

but if RDdeC plays table tennis...
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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:21 pm

John Upham wrote:
Kevin Thurlow wrote:Sean is being uncharacteristically quiet...
I suspect he sees this thread as being rather like the popular quiz hosted by Andrew Armstrong and Richard Osman.
Alexander, not Andrew :wink:

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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:25 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Happy Christmas to all :D
Even this thread is going there is it :lol:
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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:56 pm

John Upham wrote:I'd prefer to see Zurab Azmaiparashvili vs Lennox Lewis

Bob Noyce would also be competitive..
Is Bob still around? I played a couple of BUCA tournaments with him circa 1989/1990. (Although, if truth be told at this late stage, I never did manage to find a teammate who could explain Bob's connection to the University).

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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by John Upham » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:31 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote: Is Bob still around? I played a couple of BUCA tournaments with him circa 1989/1990. (Although, if truth be told at this late stage, I never did manage to find a teammate who could explain Bob's connection to the University).
I think he plays in the Sussex area, more specifically Haywards Heath.

He was very accomplished at kick-boxing and a strong chess player. Maybe Tim Woolgar (Wulfgar according to the BBC) has made contact?
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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by PeterFarr » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:58 pm

John Upham wrote:
Jonathan Bryant wrote: Is Bob still around? I played a couple of BUCA tournaments with him circa 1989/1990. (Although, if truth be told at this late stage, I never did manage to find a teammate who could explain Bob's connection to the University).
I think he plays in the Sussex area, more specifically Haywards Heath.

He was very accomplished at kick-boxing and a strong chess player. Maybe Tim Woolgar (Wulfgar according to the BBC) has made contact?
Bob played on and off for Crawley and then for Haywards Heath over the last 10 years or so (generally alongside Chris Baker). Not sure he's played much recently, but he is currently active with Sussex junior chess, running training etc in Crawley and Haywards Heath.

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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by John Upham » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:46 pm

PeterFarr wrote: Not sure he's played much recently, but he is currently active with Sussex junior chess, running training etc in Crawley and Haywards Heath.
110130E Edwards, Nicholas L Coulsdon CF 166 A ½ W 7 14/01/2013
119742D Stimpson, Philip M Guildford 179 A ½ B 4 28/01/2013
127349J Keane, Graham DJ Crystal Palace 189 B 1 B 1 04/02/2013
117729B Reddin, Roy JD South Norwood 160 C ½ W 6 25/02/2013
270877C Hayward, Alan Streatham 176 X 1 B 7 02/04/2013
122323K Williams, Michael D Wimbledon 148 A 1 W 3 08/04/2013
106224E Barlow, Bertrand A Ashtead 165 A ½ B 5 23/04/2013

are some results from 2013.
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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by Malcolm Clarke » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:10 pm

In relation to the post made by Jonathan Bryant I believe that Bob Noyce lived in the Southampton area until moving to Crawley with work in 1997. I also think that he played for Southern Water in the Southampton Chess League from 1989 to 1997, and may have played for Southampton University the season before that.

I do know that he once worked for the University and played for the University staff team in the Southampton Chess League, but if he was ever a student at the University it would not have been at a time when I was living in the Southampton area.

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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:31 pm

Malcolm Clarke wrote:I believe that Bob Noyce lived in the Southampton area until moving to Crawley with work in 1997. I also think that he played for Southern Water in the Southampton Chess League from 1989 to 1997, and may have played for Southampton University the season before that.

I do know that he once worked for the University and played for the University staff team in the Southampton Chess League, but if he was ever a student at the University it would not have been at a time when I was living in the Southampton area.
I know he played for Southampton University in the National Club Championship in the 87/88 season because I played him.

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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by John R Moore » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:55 pm

Bob currently plays for the Redhill 1st team in the Surrey league, and sometimes play on one of the top boards for the 2nd team. His grade at the moment is 185.

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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:06 pm

Malcolm Clarke wrote:In relation to the post made by Jonathan Bryant I believe that Bob Noyce lived in the Southampton area until moving to Crawley with work in 1997. I also think that he played for Southern Water in the Southampton Chess League from 1989 to 1997, and may have played for Southampton University the season before that.

I do know that he once worked for the University and played for the University staff team in the Southampton Chess League, but if he was ever a student at the University it would not have been at a time when I was living in the Southampton area.

Thanks for this. I was at Southampton 1989 to 1992 and went to BUCA (or was it BUPCA by then?) in 1990 and 1991 I think. I have fond memories of Bob entertaining everybody at team dinners, one story that has stuck in my mind for some reason concerned a fight that he got into with a couple of guys at a bus stop.

We certainly had staff members in the team as well as students so perhaps that explains the connection.


Bob had a brother Ken didn't he? I'm pretty sure I played him in a league match one time.

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Re: e2e4 Chess

Post by John Upham » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:29 pm

Jonathan Bryant wrote: I have fond memories of Bob entertaining everybody at team dinners, one story that has stuck in my mind for some reason concerned a fight that he got into with a couple of guys at a bus stop.

I believe the occasion was the purchase of refreshments from a mobile kebab outlet.

His party was being hassled by uncouth fellows and so he "performed a simul" of kickboxing as a method of subjugation.

He laid them all out.
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