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by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Briish Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 5531

Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

I wouldn't have said Aberystwyth was in North Wales
by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Briish Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 5531

Re: Briish Championship Congress 2021

Will be sunny tomorrow in Blackpool; Simon will no doubt tell you the sun shines every day

The new trams are very good; interesting purple colour
by Mick Norris
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102726

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I must add that the trial would normally take about a year to get approved as the committees have to meet to approve the trial, and then nit pick over some detail and meet again 3 months later (etc.), and scheduling meetings is tricky. This time, everyone was (a) at home and (b) eager to get going ...
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lilian Letitia Barber
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Lilian Letitia Barber

St Margaret's club in Altrincham had a simul with Emanuel Lasker 2 April 1908, where he was defeated by Miss Clara Millar

The Evening News, 21 August 1977

It seems it was quite a home for women chess players
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion

Are we sure that Bertie is the same person as B.E. Cohen? Alan Burke tells me that Bertie was on Council in 1926/27, before becoming Manchester President in 1928-29, which isn't impossible, but does seem unlikely for someone so young if we are talking about a birthdate of 1904 (obviously, the fact t...
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion

There's a Bertram Cohen (1904-1970) from Manchester - also known as Morris Bertram according to his probate record. In 1939 he was a Synagogue Secretary, living - appropriately if this was your man, in Penrose Street, with his parents, Joseph, a Cap Fitter (whatever that may entail) and Leah. There...
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Lilian Letitia Barber
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Lilian Letitia Barber

https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=11558#p261660 1924-25 President of the Manchester & District Chess Association (I think being the full name back then) Does anyone have any more information to add? It would be good for us to note the 100th anniversary coming up in 3 years time with a ...
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459880

Re: Media comments on chess

JustinHorton wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:23 pm
The second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final is "una partida del ajedrez" according to our commentator on the Telecinco channel.
Disappointing result
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459880

Re: Media comments on chess

Yes 1984, thanks Mick. Think I'm not supposed to edit my original post, so will leave anyone interested to read on. No one would mind I hit the pause button when Petrosian came on screen but didn't get anywhere even after a couple of minutes thought, mainly as I couldn't get McEnroe v Borg out of m...
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459880

Re: Media comments on chess

Think it was McEnroe 1984
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Bertie Cohen - 1925 Lancashire Champion

Thanks John, that's prompted me to look at the spreadsheet and correct an error; if you do find any errors please let me know Alan Burke prepared the original spreadsheets, he's very thorough; I'd imagine the info has come from research previously done by Alan Smith and/or Eric Nowell The Manchester...
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102726

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Geoff, We appreciate your light-hearted zany interludes, but I think all medical experts would advise you to get the second jab. There has recently been stockpiling of the 2 currently available vaccines to ensure that there are enough doses of the correct vaccine to give as second jabs, so it would...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4234
Views: 459880

Re: Media comments on chess

Richard James wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:51 pm
Chess question on tonight's Only Connect

Sequence round staring with Boris then Bobby
Another sequence tonight :)
But it's a rook, not a castle!
Petrosian one of the clues on last night's episode
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102726

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Yeah saw it on North West News, not good, Mick. The government found a cluster of 50 cases possibly transmitted originally from someone who worked on the IOM Ferry. Sad news about the Liverpool FC legend Ian St.John passing away. I also spotted on the Yorkshire Chess Association website a couple of...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1818
Views: 102726

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:51 pm
Simon Rogers wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:02 pm
It was announced on North West News earlier that the Isle of Man is to go straight into a full Lockdown from 00:01 Thursday.
And out again, which does show what can be done

Borders still closed of course
And back in lockdown from tonight for 3 weeks :(