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by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John R Day
Replies: 0
Views: 67

John R Day

I am sorry to inform you that the President of the North Staffordshire & District Chess Association (NSDCA), John Day has died. It was announced on Tuesday 13th July and posted on the North Staffordshire & District Chess Association website, today. https://www.northstaffschess.com John played for Ne...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: International Chess Day
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Re: International Chess Day

Don't forget today (Tuesday 20th July) is International Chess Day supported by the UN and UNESCO.
Is there any special events taking place?
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Covid regulations poll
Replies: 98
Views: 3527

Re: Chess Covid regulations poll

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:25 pm
Well, he's got it himself now
Apparently Sajid Javid has now confirmed that his PCR test has come back as positive for Covid. He was in close contact with Boris at 10 Downing Street amongst others yesterday. Interesting to see whether the Prime Minister has to self isolate now.
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Covid regulations poll
Replies: 98
Views: 3527

Re: Chess Covid regulations poll

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:41 am
Thanks everyone who voted.

I was expecting a symmetrical result with the peak at 3. So an interesting result for me.
It was the first forum poll I had voted in. After careful consideration of the pros and cons, in the end I voted for number 2.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IM Vladimir Karasev
Replies: 1
Views: 277

IM Vladimir Karasev

I am sorry to report that Russian International Master and former Senior European Champion, Vladimir Karasev, died on 9th July 2021, at the age of 83. Vladimir was born in Leningrad on 17th June 1938. He became Champion of Leningrad in 1974 and won the Rubenstein Memorial. In 1976, he was awarded th...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Dave Lynch
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Dave Lynch

I am sorry to inform you that Dave Lynch died back in May at the age of 70. Dave was a Kings Head Chess Club member and played for them between 1979 and 1992. He also took part in the Kings Head trips to Cappelle and was the organiser of the Rapidplay Tournaments. Dave also played for the Hendon Lon...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ross Brennan
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Ross Brennan

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the sudden passing of Ross Brennan on Tuesday 29th June 2021. He played for Welwyn Hatfield Chess Forum and the Hertfordshire County Chess Team. He was club Chairman for many years and played for Welwyn Hatfield Chess Forum in the Hertfordshire L...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Gerald (Gerry) Rowan
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Gerald (Gerry) Rowan

I am sorry to inform you that Gerry Rowan died suddenly at home on Tuesday 15th June 2021. He was an enthusiastic and loyal member of Penrith Chess Club in Cumbria. Gerry played for many years for Penrith in the Cumbria League. He also played in the Cumbrian Individual Tournament Gerry played for Cu...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: FM David Griego
Replies: 0
Views: 217

FM David Griego

I am sorry to report that US FIDE Master David W Griego, died on 6th January 2021 in Providence, Rhode Island, at the age of just 56. David was born in 1964 and achieved a best Elo rating of 2355. As a teenager, he won numerous state and national titles including being New England Co-Champion. David...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Lytham St.Annes Chess Club
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Lytham St.Annes Chess Club

Another chess club near Blackpool apart from Bispham, Poulton-le-Fylde and Cleveleys Juniors, is situated in the South Fylde called Lytham St.Annes.
A great club with great people and a great venue.
Here is the website address:
https://lythamchess.org
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Nottinghamshire Chess Association
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Re: Nottinghamshire Chess Association

New website address for the Nottinghamshire Chess Association.
Here it is:
https://www.nottinghamshirechess.org
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Derbyshire Chess Association
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Re: Derbyshire Chess Association

New website address for the Derbyshire Chess Association.
Here it is:
https://derbyshirechess.chessck.co.uk
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Czech Open 15th July to 1st August 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Czech Open 15th July to 1st August 2021

The 32nd International Chess and Games Festival starts on 15th July and finishes on the 1st August in Pardubice, Czech Republic. Is there any UK or Bermudan entrants? Is there any links to follow the games? http://www.czechopen.net/en/festival-tournaments/ https://chess-results.com/tnr563780.aspx?l...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Euro 21
Replies: 187
Views: 5322

Re: Euro 21

Australia did take part a few years ago, I'm sure? As for Israel, they have been a member of the main European broadcasting organisation since at least the 1960s - that why they started entering. Australia still do enter Eurovision but have been knocked out at the semi-final stage the last few years
by Simon Rogers
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 25th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: 25th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:38 pm
if you want entertainment, Tim Wall seems to be the man to follow, OTB as well as on social media
I thought it was Charlie Storey. :lol: