Wet, wet, wet

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Scarborough Chess Congress reviewed by Lumpy Kustud and our Welsh reporter Dim Parcio 27 October 2019 Lumpy Kustud: This year the Scarborough Chess Congress coincided with the Scarborough Rain Festival. Yes, it was wet, wet, wet. Hey, that’s a catchy little phrase! I might copyright it. Dim Parcio: Think you’ll find some Scots have got… Continue reading »

Blackpool Congress 2019

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reviewed by Lumpy Kustud and Dim Parcio 10 March 2019 Lumpy Kustud:   Ah, Blackpool!  The annual pilgrimage!  The ritual of a weekend on the Lancashire Riviera in March with the rain bucketing down, the Mistral howling along the Promenade fit to blow you over and the sea-spray enough to go pit-pat-splosh-CRASH against the windows… Continue reading »

Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Chess Congress, 20-22 October 2017 reported by our special correspondent, Dim Parcio 6 November 2017 Outside Wales there can be few chess congresses as good as Scarborough.   The town is one of the finest jewels in Yorkshire’s crown.  As a Welshman I have to admit that it is nearly as attractive as Llandudno and… Continue reading »

2017 British Chess Championships in pictures

2017 British Chess Championships in pictures

Photographs from our special correspondent, Dim Parcio 1. Venue Cymru, Llandudno – ready and waiting 2. Sieges Perilous – where the top players sit in the public gaze 3. Start – handshake time 4. Play in progress 5. Conor Murphy v GM Gawain Jones 6. GM David Howell v Graham Moore 7. GM Gawain Jones… Continue reading »

British Championships, Llandudno

British Championships, Llandudno

reported by our Welsh-speaking correspondent Dim Parcio Shwma!  Mae’n dda gen i gwrdd â chi! Each year the British Chess Championships visit themselves upon some outstanding gem of the British coastline such as Llandudno, Torquay, Eastbourne, Aberystwyth, etc.  Next year is Hull. This year it was Llandudno, an elegant and graceful resort – swmpus as… Continue reading »