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by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Music from the 80s
Replies: 31
Views: 1940

Re: Music from the 80s

Eighties songs I liked were Love and Pride by King, Duel by Propaganda, Call Me by Spagna.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Never mind the 80s, what’s everyone listening to today?
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Re: Never mind the 80s, what’s everyone listening to today?

Early nineties Pet Shop Boys.
Music by the supergroup Electronic.
Duel of the Fates by John Williams
Skyfall by Adele
Bullet in the Gun by Planet Perfecto
Sing by Dr.Alban
Old Skool nineties dance music.
by Simon Rogers
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2010
Views: 118108

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

Interestingly that now we are now over a year without much "normal chess". The number of topics & posts on this "Forum", also appears to be reducing, Don't worry, Paul. I have been on my travels visiting various websites around the UK and the rest of the world and picked up lots of information for ...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Vince Skillcorn
Replies: 0
Views: 546

Vince Skillcorn

I am sorry to inform you that Vince Skillcorn passed away last month. Vince played for Billingham Synthonia Chess Club, Cleveland. He regularly played for their various teams in the Cleveland Chess League and also in the Cleveland Individual Championship. He was a former member of Stokesley Chess Cl...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Petra Korchnoi
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Petra Korchnoi

Sad news. Petra Korchnoi has died. Viktor Korchnoi's second wife Petra passed away on Monday 15th March, on her 93rd birthday. Before marrying Viktor, she was called Petronella Leeuwerik. Petra was head of Viktor Korchnoi's delegation during the 1978 World Championship. Her death was posted on www.c...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Barry W Chambers
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Barry W Chambers

I am sorry to report that Barry Chambers has died at the age of 95. Barry died on Thursday 21st January in hospital from Covid-19 a month before his 96th birthday. During his lengthy chess career, Barry was a county chess player for Yorkshire and then Wiltshire before moving down to Hampshire. In Ha...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Steve Swanwick 1947-2021
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Steve Swanwick 1947-2021

I am sorry to report that Steve Swanwick died on 15th March, after a long illness. Steve regularly played for Nomads Chess Club, Nottingham in the Nottingham Chess League and the Nottinghamshire Chess League. He also regularly played for Nottinghamshire in the MCCU Counties Championship. It was repo...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Mike Duck
Replies: 7
Views: 2137

Re: Mike Duck

The Second Mike Duck online tournament is now finished, after seven rounds completed. 22 teams took part and here is the final positions: 1st Oxford City 12 points 2nd Cowley 2 11 points 3rd University 1 10 points 4th Cowley 1 10 points 5th Cumnor 1 9 points 6th Cumnor 2 9 points
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Odette Vollenweider RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 368

Odette Vollenweider RIP

Hello all. I picked up from a website that Odette Vollenweider died on 26th February 2021 aged 87. She was born on 30th July 1933 in Zurich, Switzerland. Odette used the pseudonym Gabriel Baumgartner and was a Swiss Chess Composer. She became Honorary Master of Chess Composition in 2007. That's all ...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: GM Nikola Spiridonov
Replies: 0
Views: 444

GM Nikola Spiridonov

I am sorry to report that Nikola Spiridonov has died at the age of 83. Nikola was born on 28th February 1938 in Pleven, Bulgaria and passed away on 13th March 2021 in France. He played for Bulgaria in the World Student Team Chess Championships in 1961,1964,1965 and 1966. He won individual Gold medal...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Graham C Benger
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Graham C Benger

I am sorry to report the sad news that Graham Benger has died at the age of 86. Graham was a member of Brentwood Chess Club, Essex, from the 1960s and for several years was the Tournament secretary, running many club competitions. He regularly played for Brentwood in the Essex Chess League and the N...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Haigh
Replies: 4
Views: 894

Re: Tony Haigh

A very lengthy Obituary and interesting anecdotes by Howard Williams was posted on the Welsh Chess Union website on 2nd March.
by Simon Rogers
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John G Davis
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: John G Davis

The funeral arrangements have been announced, it will be held at Leatherhead Crematorium on Wednesday 14th April.
It was posted on the Surrey County Chess Association website on 16th March along with times and contact details.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Best Wishes GM Dr. Jonathan Mestel (13-iii-1957)
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: Best Wishes GM Dr. Jonathan Mestel (13-iii-1957)

What happened to the account of the 'infamous "Brenda O'Randall incident" ' - vaguely remember it but don't see it in John Upham's piece. Originally it was there. I was then informed of some follow-up incidents of unpleasantness and defamatory T-shirts that I had forgotten about. I decided to remov...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ginger GM Collection Sale
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: Ginger GM Collection Sale

Simon Williams is a great chess teacher. I've seen some of his You Tube videos and enjoyed his game against Lancashire's Martyn Hamer.