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by John Upham
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102723

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:15 pm
and whether the ECF feel able to run a normal or near normal British Championship Congress in Torquay.

I believe an unannounced decision has already been made NOT to have an OTB British Championship in 2021.

Hopefully I am incorrect.
by John Upham
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wobbling chess set
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Wobbling chess set

When OTB chess resumes, I think these should become compulsory for Blitz tournaments! https://chess.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=06d2fd8e4445819eda94ff90c&id=d58bc451f2&e=619c478ac0 I have a full set of weebles that I might use in place of standard chess pieces : https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by John Upham
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102723

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I suggest that each chess club obtain one of these

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/scream-not-sw ... 25899.html

for September 2021 onwards.

It is a small price to pay surely?
by John Upham
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102723

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:05 am
why it is that the testing process deemed necessary for these vaccines is so radically different from the standard previously accepted by the scientific community.

Could you define what you mean by different?

Is one of the differences the pace of development? What are the others?
by John Upham
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102723

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

and more on the same theme :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56289054
by John Upham
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GM Daniel Fernandez (05-iii-1995)
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Happy Birthday GM Daniel Fernandez (05-iii-1995)

Happy Birthday GM Daniel Fernandez (05-iii-1995) England's most recent (in 2017) and currently youngest GM at 26 now living in Australia. I'd like to thank Daniel for selecting his three favourite games and various other fascinating background details. He also wanted me to mention a book in the pip...
by John Upham
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1580

Re: James Bond Themes

"Who was the first British person to portray James Bond on radio or television?" Bob Holness? Correct. A quizzers favourite and generally unexpected. "I'll have a P please Bob" Holness played 007 in the radio dramatisation on South African radio between 1955 and 1958. It is not clear who played Hol...
by John Upham
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102723

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Here we go : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56278140 I'm sure that reactions of this nature will bring confidence to a sector that has been hit hard over the last year. The same will go for the hospitality sector and entertainment venues. I'm looking forward to getting back to my loca...
by John Upham
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1580

Re: James Bond Themes

Apologies : I made an error with the wording of my question.

It should have been

Who was the first British person to portray James Bond on radio or television?
by John Upham
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102723

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Chris Goodall wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:38 pm
Vaccine refusers do not need to offer any grand explanations for their refusal. Economics explains their actions perfectly well. They are free-riders.
I was not aware that there was a fee to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. I must have missed that.
by John Upham
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Remembering Nancy Elder MBE (25-v-1915 04-iii-1981)
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Remembering Nancy Elder MBE (25-v-1915 04-iii-1981)

Remembering Nancy Elder MBE (25-v-1915 04-iii-1981) Nancy was a huge force in Scottish chess and played in the British Ladies Championship multiple times. Her music and physical training teaching career started in Urmston, Manchester and moved to Dundee High School. She guided many Scottish players...
by John Upham
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102723

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Let us make a wild assumption that OTB League chess might resume in October 2021.

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?
by John Upham
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 18
Views: 1580

Re: James Bond Themes

Who was the first person to portray James Bond on British Television? :D

Clue : it was not Sean Connery
by John Upham
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tonight : Open Zoom Meeting : The Morra Gambit : A Free Pawn (?) by Ken Coates
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Tonight : Open Zoom Meeting : The Morra Gambit : A Free Pawn (?) by Ken Coates

Camberley Chess Club invites you to an open Zoom meeting : The Morra Gambit : A Free Pawn (?) by Ken Coates :D Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 at 8pm Details : https://camberleychess.co.uk/event/the-morra-gambit-a-free-pawn/ Please email info@camberleychess.co.uk to request zoom details. _jeu5891_lv.jpg
by John Upham
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Another Quiz Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1457

Re: Another Quiz Question

During the period 1938 - 1940 HG was the editor of British Chess Magazine and therefore you might claim that during that period he was acting as a publisher. I suppose it is a moot point.