|Posted by ian on August 4, 2020 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
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Tournament rules & social distancing https://www.englishchess.org.uk/tournament-rules-social-distancing/
|Posted by ian on July 29, 2020 at 9:30 AM||comments (3)|
Scarborough Chess Congress 2020 cancelled http://www.scarboroughchesscongress.org.uk/ British Rapidplay 220 cancelled http://www.british-rapidplay.org.uk/2020site/index.html.
|Posted by ian on July 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
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New over the board July 2020 grades are now on line.
|Posted by ian on July 20, 2020 at 12:50 PM||comments (1)|
Manchester Juniors On Line
FOUR NATIONS CHESS LEAGUES
Since over the board chess has not been possible, Manchester Juniors
have played a in a variety of ON LINE tournaments.
This has included on line games against teams from Edmonton,
Canada, St Petersburg and Rybnik.
We have also fielded teams in the Four Nations Chess League and the
Junior Four Nations Chess League.
These two competitions are restarting in August and we will again enter
Dates of the 4NCL online league games can be found here.https://www.manchesterchess.com/manchester-junior-chess
As Manchester Juniors run as a squad, you do not have to be available for all the dates.
If you would like to join the Manchester Juniors email me at
|Posted by ian on July 19, 2020 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
Tribute to Julian Farrand https://britishchessnews.com/2020/07/20/prof-julian-t-farrand-13-viii-1935-17-vii-2020/
Peter Webster "Condolences to Tom and his family. He played for the Greater Manchester team I captained in my gap year, and had the best individual record that season. I remember him arriving breathless at a venue in Worcestershire just before the default time and bashing out 1...Nc6 in response to 1 e4, and quickly getting a winning position".
Julian Farrand vs Harry Golombek British Chess Championships Bristol 1968 https://share.chessbase.com/SharedGames/share/?p=XQOCrvPHBxI0VwiZf4Zxn6nvUciM9Mqbts3pMUMHtK2SbHNgISC7O6CYJLl6EHQe Harry Golombek was a three times British chess champion 1947,1949,1955.
Julian Farrand winning for the England senior Team March 2020 https://share.chessbase.com/SharedGames/share/?p=XQOCrvPHBxI0VwiZf4Zxn496X/RrhP/4TRo05LrUzrcVVbUk8xIgo9K8Vjdi1ykV
|Posted by ian on July 18, 2020 at 8:15 AM||comments (0)|
One of the GMT Chessboards at Biel International Chess Festival which starts thsi weekend. Photo Credit @Roman Edouard.
|Posted by ian on July 16, 2020 at 11:40 AM||comments (1)|
I am sorry to inform you that Neville Hawkins who used to be involved in
Manchester chess died on Friday 10th July aged 88 years.
|Posted by ian on July 15, 2020 at 5:50 AM||comments (2)|
It is with immense sadness that Bury Chess Club have to announce the death this morning of our club President, Bernard Sharples
Bernard died peacefully at home, at 5 pm on 13th July. Having very recently been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus; he was 82; he is survived by his wife Marjorie
Bernard was a member when the club formed in 1956 having played chess at Bury Grammar, and remained a member with only a break in the 1970s when his work as a Tax Inspector took him away from Bury; as well as club President and Committee Member, he was Press Secretary, former first team captain and tournament controller, and also former Auditor of the Manchester Chess Federation
Bernard was close to 200 strength at his peak, and remained a 150 grade player in his 80s, testament to his underlying chess ability, and his determination and mental sharpness
We’re not sure that the club will survive without him, and we can’t imagine we will see his like again; he always made an effort to welcome new players, young and old, to the club, and encourage them whatever their ability
More importantly, Bernard was a gentleman, genuinely interested in others, always happy to listen, put things into perspective, and give any help that he could; he was patient and kind, honest, reliable and trustworthy; everyone liked Bernard
We are all better for having known Bernard, and proud that he was our friend
Mick Norris, Treasurer Bury Chess Club