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by Paul Robert Jackson
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sharon Furlong
Replies: 5
Views: 2427

Re: Sharon Furlong

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:18 pm
Married to the late Peter Furlong, of course.
Had a bad car accident in the late 1980s and never really recovered, though she lived for some time afterwards.
Is that the Peter Furlong of ManCHESSter Supplies?
by Paul Robert Jackson
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Sharon Furlong
Replies: 5
Views: 2427

Re: Sharon Furlong

There is a "Sharon Furlong Trophy" awarded at Blackpool Chess Conference.
Somebody in Lancashire Chess Association may have more information.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 306
Views: 21916

Re: Membership Renewal

So here we are a year down the line with no "Real Chess" Does the ECF have a plan to encourage Renewal of Membership's later in the year? Surely if the uptake is the same as last year, which in real terms is the same as Member's leaving the ECF .....regrettably the ECF could cease to exist. Persona...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1596

Re: James Bond Themes

John Upham wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:28 am
Who was the first person to portray James Bond on British Television? :D
Clue : it was not Sean Connery
Barry Nelson? in Climax! (later known as Climax Mystery Theatre).
Don't know if this American TV series was shown in the UK.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102746

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Would anyone who has decided not to receive a vaccination be offended if a chess venue required them to show proof of vaccination before they were permitted to enter? You are making a couple of assumptions there. The first being that such a certificate of vaccination would exist and secondly that i...
by Paul Robert Jackson
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102746

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Sadly all this Anti-Vaccination stuff will result in people dying:
....from the disease itself.
....& delayed medical treatment for other conditions.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Scarborough Congress
Replies: 28
Views: 3950

Re: Scarborough Congress

Is Scarborough Congress a possibility in 2021
.....or is it to soon to ask?
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 29
Views: 1501

Re: Levon Aronian statement

Brendan O'Gorman wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:44 pm
With Bernadette Stokes ?
No.
The lady in the photograph is my wife.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 29
Views: 1501

Re: Levon Aronian statement

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:48 pm
Alan Walton wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:36 am
His words are shallow in my view; it’s all about the dollars
Do you actually know Lev Aronian?
I meet Lev Aronian in Gibraltar.
He came across as a genuine & very pleasant gentleman.
At the end of the Closing Ceremony.
Gibraltar 2018 (108).JPG
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by Paul Robert Jackson
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Levon Aronian statement
Replies: 29
Views: 1501

Re: Levon Aronian statement

https://en.chessbase.com/post/levon-aro ... for-the-us
ChessBase Link

I presume he could still be grieving following the tragic death of his wife.
https://chessbase.in/news/Arianne-Caoil ... -age-of-33
ChessBase Link to his wife's obituary
by Paul Robert Jackson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102746

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

"You can play for our club, Lytham or Bispham."

I thought Lytham played at the local Booth's Café.
Are you 100% certain Booth's will let you resume in their café? (May remain closed or takeaway only).
by Paul Robert Jackson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102746

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

,,,,venues remaining closed, or not reopening, will a big hurdle for the recommencement of OTB Chess.
by Paul Robert Jackson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Lancashire Chess Association
Replies: 19
Views: 1998

Re: Lancashire Chess Association

www.lancashirechess.uk
No update for nearly a year!!
by Paul Robert Jackson
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 4189

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:29 am
many of the hotels used by congresses will be looking in the first instance to (postponed) weddings for venue hire - much more profitable. Therefore venues may not be available.
From the BBC today:
"Wedding venues booked up for two years."
by Paul Robert Jackson
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102746

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Tim Spanton wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
Yep, chess congresses from June 22 (but this could be put back). However, chess in beer gardens from April 12: https://beauchess.blogspot.com/2021/02/ ... chess.html
Hopefully we will see some OTB Chess Congresses in the UK towards the end of the year.