Senior Tournaments in 2021

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David Gilbert
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Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Post by David Gilbert » Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:24 pm

Well good luck with your travels Tim. Don’t forget to pack your water wings! You’re our pathfinder. We’re looking to you to apprise those of us who will follow in your footsteps in October how to avoid any elephant traps. It’s a shame that registrations are small due to the COVID restrictions, but it’s still chess and there appears to be a workable number in your section. Please pass on my regards to Falko and Tobias.

Tim Spanton
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Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Post by Tim Spanton » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:18 pm

Thanks David. I haven't got off to a good start by getting rather badly sunburned on my nose this morning, and that was walking from Finchley back to my home in Spitalfields. I will have to slap on the suncream in large does in Crete

Tim Harding
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Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Post by Tim Harding » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:26 am

Is the ACO congress in Crete actually in progress now? Who is playing? Is there a website with results and games?

Meanwhile the plot thickens over possible FIDE senior events later this year.

The formerly announced European Senior Team Championship, which didn't make much sense (Poland in August), now looks doubtful.

The ECU board meeting last week awarded Italy rights to hold individual European Senior Championships but details are not out yet.

The Italian organisers arcoworldchess have on their website new dates in November for the World Senior Championships but no further information.

The FIDE Calendar listing of Senior events for 2021 looks out of date and unreliable.
It also says the World Seniors 2022 will be in Sochi, Russia (no dates yet but November is the usual timeframe.)

For the latest that I have been able to discover see:
http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-news.html
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Stewart Reuben
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Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:39 am

Tim Spanton > I will have to slap on the suncream in large does in Crete<
Be careful of the deer, TIM S.
Do please keep us up to date on the Crete event.
Tim Harding - thank you for your work keeping abreast of things.

Tim Spanton
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Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Post by Tim Spanton » Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:53 am

I have been covering my participation in the tournament, in quite some detail, starting with https://beauchess.blogspot.com/2021/06/ ... -word.html

David Gilbert
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Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Post by David Gilbert » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:09 pm

Several of us traveling to Crete in October have been following Tim’s Crete adventure on his excellent blog. He’s given us lessons in how to get through Greek customs and, today, how to get a Covid test for traveling back to the UK. We have also been getting daily weigh-ins and he’s reported putting on just one pound since his arrival - a record low for the Fodele Resort’s desserts! Mind you it seems he may have walked the equivalent of two-and-a-half laps of the island and most of that up-hill! We also found out that masks are not required during play, but must be worn when players get up from their board.

Some good news is that the Greek infections have been coming steadily down from more than 2000 daily in mid-May to around 500 daily currently. What’s more, the FCDO is not discouraging visits to the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete. Maybe they’ll be moved on to the Green List shortly?

While I’m here the list of registrations for the October 2021 Seniors (also at the Fodele Resort in Crete) hasn’t been updated while the organising team are in Crete, but it presently stands at 211 and I know a strong (2215) London-based Bermudian joined the ranks a few days ago. Are we there yet?

LawrenceCooper
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Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:13 pm

Tim Harding wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:26 am
Is the ACO congress in Crete actually in progress now? Who is playing? Is there a website with results and games?
A quick Google search took me to their website: https://amateurchess.com/ which shows both events scheduled for this months as being postponed.

NickFaulks
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Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:19 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:13 pm
A quick Google search took me to their website: https://amateurchess.com/ which shows both events scheduled for this months as being postponed.
They were postponed from 2020 and are happening now.
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LawrenceCooper
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Re: Senior Tournaments in 2021

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:28 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:19 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:13 pm
A quick Google search took me to their website: https://amateurchess.com/ which shows both events scheduled for this months as being postponed.
They were postponed from 2020 and are happening now.
Ah yes, sorry. That is clear enough from the top of the page but less so from my quick glance further down.

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