Anyone having a street party

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Anyone having a street party

Post by Chris J Greatorix » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:45 pm

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...

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:17 pm

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........
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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Angus French » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:50 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:2) We aren't *all* monarchists, you know :)
We're all plotting regicide, aren't we?

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Richard Thursby » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:48 pm

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.

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Rob Thompson » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:05 pm

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
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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:14 pm

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.

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Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:19 pm

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.

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:30 pm

I'd rather spend the day in motorway traffic than watch that crap.

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by William Metcalfe » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:08 pm

I will have a street party when we do to the monachy what the French did to theres
I am speaking here for myself and not the NCCU which i am now president of

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Richard Thursby » Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:59 pm

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

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:02 pm

English Civil War - was that county eligibility, or game fee v membership?
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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by William Metcalfe » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:52 am

I know we did it before the French but the french never let them back lol
I am speaking here for myself and not the NCCU which i am now president of

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Gordon Cadden » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:23 pm

Louis XV1 was around until 1793, when they decided to remove his head. The pawns had the last word.

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Leonard Barden » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:50 pm

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.

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Re: Anyone having a street party

Post by Krishna Shiatis » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:29 pm

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...

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