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by Simon Rogers
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Blackpool and Fylde League
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Blackpool and Fylde League

The website address for the Blackpool and Fylde League is
www.blackpoolandfyldechess.org.uk
by Simon Rogers
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Lancashire Chess Association
Replies: 19
Views: 2332

Lancashire Chess Association

The website address for the Lancashire Chess Association is
www.lancashirechess.uk
by Simon Rogers
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Catagorization or a list of notable publications
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: Catagorization or a list of notable publications

One of my jobs during lockdown is to categorize my chess book collection into the following sections
1. Openings
2. Middlegames
3. Endgames
4. Books for Juniors
5. Puzzle Books
6. General
by Simon Rogers
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Event Cancellations
Topic: Event Cancellation
Replies: 86
Views: 14261

Re: Event Cancellation

It's been announced on the Chess Direct website
12th to 14th June Huddersfield Congress
at the University of Huddersfield has been cancelled.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Joe Spooner
Replies: 0
Views: 984

Joe Spooner

The sad news has just been announced on the Welsh Chess Union website that Joe Spooner has died. He died peacefully, after a short illness, on Thursday 21st May at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. Joe was a popular member of Morriston Chess Club in the West Wales Chess League. Before that, he was a regu...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Heath
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Brian Heath

Thanks Gordon. He was a great man, putting other people before himself.
Running a successful school chess club with over 50 pupils attending.
Supporting the future of chess in the area.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 72
Views: 5119

Re: Harry Golombek games

There are lots of interesting information about Harry Golombek that I am reading here which I didn't know. Keep on posting.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The ongoing COVID-19 situation (split from Chess Life Returning to Normal)
Replies: 27
Views: 863

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Lockdown is being lifted too quickly. Expect a second wave.
I have no intention of playing any OTB chess for the forseeable future.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The ongoing COVID-19 situation (split from Chess Life Returning to Normal)
Replies: 27
Views: 863

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I'm afraid there is no chance of life returning to normal in the North of England. The infection rate is highest in the North East. According to the Manchester Evening News, there are 18 areas in England where the peak of the first wave has not been reached. These include Preston, Carlisle and my lo...
by Simon Rogers
Wed May 27, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 19744

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

I agree with Kevin. It's better to be safe than sorry. Even wearing a face mask will not offer complete protection to your opponent across the board. You will probably need to wear a visor aswell. I would feel very uncomfortable if I was asymptomatic and passed the virus to my opponent. There is a t...
by Simon Rogers
Wed May 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 153
Views: 13600

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

I'm hoping it will be sooner. I will probably still renew my membership the same time in September, unless the ECF instructs us not to.
For me, I feel like I'm supporting the ECF and chess in general.
by Simon Rogers
Wed May 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 72
Views: 5119

Re: Harry Golombek games

Which ones? What other tournaments was he an arbiter at?
by Simon Rogers
Wed May 27, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 72
Views: 5119

Re: Harry Golombek games

I didn't realise Harry was an arbiter aswell. Clearly a man of many talents.
by Simon Rogers
Mon May 25, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Event Cancellations
Topic: Event Cancellation
Replies: 86
Views: 14261

Re: Event Cancellation

Just been announced by the Australian Chess Federation that one of their biggest tournaments has been cancelled.
2nd to 6th July Gold Coast Open.
Queensland, Australia.
This normally attracts around 200 players including many GMs.
by Simon Rogers
Mon May 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Harry Golombek games
Replies: 72
Views: 5119

Re: Harry Golombek games

BBC2 tonight 7pm until 8pm
Code-Breakers--Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes

Series about the wartime code breakers. Not sure if it will mention Harry Golombek.