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by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The ACO is back!
Replies: 67
Views: 4251

Re: The ACO is back!

On vaccination, UK is ahead of EU... But on releasing the population from captivity, it isn't. I am very keen to see details of vaccine passports ( still officially denied of course, which means less than nothing ). Will you need just one jab, or two like it says on the box? I may have a reason to ...
by Mick Norris
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March
Replies: 32
Views: 2548

Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2021, 13-24 March

TWIC The format has been tweaked for this major, the field has been increased from 12 to 16, in the first major 8 of the 12 players made it through to the second phase and this lead to a lot of caution being rewarded. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Levon Aronian, Anish Giri, Shakhriya...
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118247

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Never been to Blackpool chess club, but did play at Poulton once, not sure what competition and who for though; I do remember I was on the white side of an Alekhine, so must have been 30 years ago before I gave up with e4
by Mick Norris
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3116

Re: Proposed reorganisation

Too many teams in the same place; if you remember, we had Hinckley Island full and also had to use another hotel a few miles away I enjoyed meeting teams from the South/Midlands too; I think we were unbeaten at Hinckley Island for 2 or 3 seasons because despite finishing bottom of Div 3N we were str...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3116

Re: Proposed reorganisation

When Div 3 North started, we merged with Div 3 South for the final bank holiday weekend at Hinckley Island (it was the final 2 weekends at least one year), so that the best teams got promoted; would it be possible to use that format for the top teams?
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3116

Re: Proposed reorganisation

I'd assume North, Central & South would be run in parallel, subject as previously to hotel availability on the selected dates Div 3 North had 16 teams; might lose both Shropshire teams to Central, and both J'Adoube too; there's then the question of where is most convenient for Manx Liberty, dependin...
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2021 International Women of Courage
Replies: 8
Views: 2184

Re: 2021 International Women of Courage

Norway chess interview with female arbiters Shohreh Bayat, Anastasia Sorokina and Anemone Kulczak
by Mick Norris
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3116

Re: Proposed reorganisation

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by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Proposed reorganisation
Replies: 50
Views: 3116

Proposed reorganisation

There have been documents circulated about this which I can post tomorrow if required The 2019-20 season would be abandoned The opportunity would be taken to eventually move to Divisions 1 and 2 being 12 team APAs at a central venue Division 3 would be split into North, Central and South ideally als...
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 61
Views: 9906

Re: 2019-20 Season

I've seen a Word document, and an Excel spreadsheet, which presumably is what is referred to

Maybe worth a separate thread?
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118247

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

A big event requires a lot of organisation in advance. You cannot just put it on at short notice. Let me give a quick example that you wouldn't have thought of. Where do you think the congress gets the tables from? What do you think the price will be given pent up demand from weddings? If you agree...
by Mick Norris
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2021 World Cup
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: 2021 World Cup

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:24 pm
You qualify for the Candidates.
As does the runner up
by Mick Norris
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

It will be most interesting to see if van Foreest has jumped a level and can demonstrate it again like he did in January

Grandelius might be favourite though
by Mick Norris
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Tepe Sigeman & Co; 24-30 April 2021, Malmo

website

Karpov :!: , Grandelius, Jorden van Foreest, Liem Le, Navara, Shirov, Harika Dronavalli, Nihal Sarin

schedule
by Mick Norris
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118247

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Just booked jabs 1 and 2 via the NHS website

Over 55s don't have to wait for the invitation