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by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2013
Views: 118679

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

One of the clubs' in East Lancashire play their games in a cafe in a ASDA supermarket. A lot of these supermarkets get encouraged by head office to provide something for their community. Us and Lytham Chess Club are very lucky to have a Booths Cafe as our venue. The Booths Cafe for Lytham Chess Club...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 250k posts
Replies: 15
Views: 1478

Re: 250k posts

Sadly the 11,111 Topic was a another death reported.
by Simon Rogers
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11952

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Mid June for Chess clubs to reopen.
by Simon Rogers
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11952

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

It depends what premises your club has and who owns it
by Simon Rogers
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11952

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

We were getting a lot of 'walk ins' , Lytham Chess Club also grew a fair bit before the pandemic. As your roving reporter, I visited a few websites over in New Zealand and discovered since their lockdown was lifted there has been record numbers at tournaments and Chess clubs. There was a lot of new ...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!
Replies: 29
Views: 2990

Re: 21st Century Chess, in 21st Century Facilities!

Nick Burrows wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:33 pm
Great news, congratulations!
I agree with Nick. This is great news. Congratulations and best of luck.
It is also great that it is in the North of England.
by Simon Rogers
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2021
Replies: 144
Views: 11952

Re: British Championship Congress 2021

Impressive records :) They definitely fit my impression - the Woodhouse (top division of the Yorkshire league) has seemed to add very few new long term players over the time I've been playing in it. Mostly from people moving in/post retirement than juniors as well. 4NCL 3N isn't that different. Man...
by Simon Rogers
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Reference Books for Chess Openings
Replies: 35
Views: 3105

Re: General Reference Books for Chess Openings

Any plans to bring out a Sixteenth Edition of Batsford Modern Chess Openings?
When did the latest edition of Nunn's Chess Openings come out?
by Simon Rogers
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Puzzle Books
Replies: 15
Views: 1498

Re: Chess Puzzle Books

I tend to spend about half an hour a day on average going through a chess puzzle book or a chess puzzle in the newspaper to keep my brain sharp for the resumption of OTB chess.
by Simon Rogers
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Book Collections
Replies: 71
Views: 9268

Re: Chess Book Collections

The last chess book I acquired was published last year:
Chess Improvement: It's all in the mindset
By Barry Hymer and Peter Wells

It is 324 pages and is an excellent meaty book.
I'm really enjoying reading the book.
I would recommend it.
Great value for money.
by Simon Rogers
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: F1 Drivers and Race Tracks
Replies: 16
Views: 1110

Re: F1 Drivers and Race Tracks

Just been announced on the news that legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker has sadly died at the age of 97.
RIP
by Simon Rogers
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: John Williams Film Scores
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: John Williams Film Scores

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Has anyone else a favourite John Williams film score?
There is so many to choose from.
by Simon Rogers
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 15
Views: 1369

Re: James Bond

MJMcCready wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:35 am
Jaws was a scary guy.
Yeah he was certainly at the start but at the end of Moonraker he switched sides.
by Simon Rogers
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Music from the 80s
Replies: 31
Views: 1949

Re: Music from the 80s

T'Pau did get their name from Star Trek: The Original Series. Spock was half human. Vulcan father but human mother. Spock had a half-brother called Sybok, they shared the same father but mother was Vulcan. Sybok featured in the film Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. T'Pau was the High Vulcan Priestes...
by Simon Rogers
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond Themes
Replies: 19
Views: 2063

Re: James Bond Themes

One of the less well known which I liked was "Capsule in Space " by the John Barry Orchestra from the film "You Only Live Twice ". I bought a double CD a number of years ago titled: "Best of Bond ... James Bond. 50 years - 50 tracks" Which was excellent. John Barry was massively underrated. You are...