Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:24 am

Entries have now gone up to 14.
The grades have been changed to ELO with the highest being 2118.

John Upham
Posts: 5159
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:29 am
Location: Cove, Hampshire, England.
Contact:

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by John Upham » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:42 am

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:24 am
Entries have now gone up to 14.
The grades have been changed to ELO with the highest being 2118.
You might mean Elo ratings (after Professor Arpad Emmerich Elo (1903-1992)

The Electric Light Orchestra has had little input to chess ratings over the years. :)

(Possibly posting to "Pedants United" was more appropriate?)
British Chess News : britishchessnews.com
Twitter: @BritishChess
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/britishchess :D

Tim Spanton
Posts: 835
Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 11:35 am

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Tim Spanton » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:47 am

John Upham wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:42 am
Simon Rogers wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:24 am
Entries have now gone up to 14.
The grades have been changed to ELO with the highest being 2118.
You might mean Elo ratings (after Professor Arpad Emmerich Elo (1903-1992)

The Electric Light Orchestra has had little input to chess ratings over the years. :)

(Possibly posting to "Pedants United" was more appropriate?)
I prefer elo - save Elo for referring to the person.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:25 am

A provisional draw for the first round has been made with 2 players requesting a bye.

Chris Rice
Posts: 3152
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:17 am

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:36 am

Round 1.

Henrik Fabri 2035 (w) v Paul Smith 1735 (b) – 300
Howard Dobson 1728 (w) v Neil Davies 1945 (b) – 217
Sanjay Gumireddy 1900 (w) v Brian Woodard 1668 (b) – 232
John Griffin 1570 (w) v Zahed Miah 1855 (b) – 285
Glenn Cross 1773 (w) v Vince Hodgson 1563 (b) – 210
Ben Bosworth 1383 (w) v John Costello 1743 (b) – 360
Keith Allen 2118 – requested bye.
Antony Jackson 1435 – requested bye.

David Sedgwick
Posts: 4261
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:56 pm
Location: Croydon

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:03 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:36 am
Round 1.

Henrik Fabri 2035 (w) v Paul Smith 1735 (b) – 300
Howard Dobson 1728 (w) v Neil Davies 1945 (b) – 217
Sanjay Gumireddy 1900 (w) v Brian Woodard 1668 (b) – 232
John Griffin 1570 (w) v Zahed Miah 1855 (b) – 285
Glenn Cross 1773 (w) v Vince Hodgson 1563 (b) – 210
Ben Bosworth 1383 (w) v John Costello 1743 (b) – 360
Keith Allen 2118 – requested bye.
Antony Jackson 1435 – requested bye.
Chris, that is the draw for Round 1 of the Douglas Championship, a different tournament being held on weekday evenings during the season.

The situation in the Manx Championship remains that there are currently 16 entries, with a closing date of 2nd October.

http://www.iomchessclub.co.uk/manx-cham ... p-entries/

Chris Rice
Posts: 3152
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:17 am

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:48 pm

OK David, my bad and thanks for pointing that out. I think the one I posted up was the one Simon was referring to as well as it had the two byes in it. The ECForum will therefore have to wait a little longer before they can witness this epic event. Shame its in term time as I would have been tempted to play (assuming they let me in), I remember playing the international tournament at Port Erin a couple of times and the IoM is really a nice place. I remember Dennis Hemsley, the late great IoM organiser and lighthouse keeper telling me that due to the Gulf stream it had never snowed in the Isle of Man. Always wondered whether that was actually true!

Ian Thompson
Posts: 2723
Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:31 pm
Location: Awbridge, Hampshire

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:09 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:48 pm
I remember Dennis Hemsley, the late great IoM organiser and lighthouse keeper telling me that due to the Gulf stream it had never snowed in the Isle of Man. Always wondered whether that was actually true!
No

Chris Rice
Posts: 3152
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:17 am

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Chris Rice » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:14 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Chris Rice wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:48 pm
I remember Dennis Hemsley, the late great IoM organiser and lighthouse keeper telling me that due to the Gulf stream it had never snowed in the Isle of Man. Always wondered whether that was actually true!
No
To be fair to Dennis the conversation I had with him was in 1997 so he would have been unaware of the record snowfall in 2013. The reference to 1963 would be enough to shatter the statement but perhaps it had faded from his memory or perhaps he didn't consider it to be significant.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:43 pm

Apologies David and Chris on the mix up.

David Sedgwick
Posts: 4261
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:56 pm
Location: Croydon

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:00 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:14 pm
To be fair to Dennis the conversation I had with him was in 1997 so he would have been unaware of the record snowfall in 2013. The reference to 1963 would be enough to shatter the statement but perhaps it had faded from his memory or perhaps he didn't consider it to be significant.
I don't think Dennis moved to the Isle of Man until later than 1963.

However, I suspect that he was knowingly exaggerating a little when he spoke to you.

On the other matter, my thanks to Simon for the apology. I had overlooked his post, preceding yours, when I put the record straight.

I believe that the Douglas Championship started today.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:00 pm

I've just looked at the list of entries.
There are now 17 entrants as of 20th September.
The strongest player that has entered is now Li, Wu.

Mick Norris
Posts: 8524
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:12 am
Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:42 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:14 pm
To be fair to Dennis the conversation I had with him was in 1997 so he would have been unaware of the record snowfall in 2013. The reference to 1963 would be enough to shatter the statement but perhaps it had faded from his memory or perhaps he didn't consider it to be significant.
I'd assumed it had been quite bad often, having had a conversation with an ex-IoM resident who had helped rescue sheep from the snow in 2013; I think like here in NW England, the weather has become more extreme this century

Dennis would have been correct that the IoM has snow more rarely than we do in the UK though

Hopefully the Manx chess events will proceed safely over the next few weeks; I can't see any OTB chess in the UK for the next 6 months or so based on today's announcement, but who knows?
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:09 pm

The Manx Championship has now appeared on the ECF Calendar however it has now been announced that it is for Isle of Man Chess Club Members only.

Simon Rogers
Posts: 1120
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

Re: Manx Championship 2020 9th to 11th October

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:55 pm

Entries for the Manx Championship are now closed.
18 players have entered, with the strongest being:
Li Wu 2298 and Keith Allen 2156.

Post Reply