July 2008


The Scottish Chess Championships drew to a close yesterday with GMCC regulars Chris Perkin scoring 3/9 in the International Open, Norman Lindsay scoring 3.5/7 in the seniors, and Evis Perdikou swooping in to scoop a Under-1800’s grading prize in the Sunday Lightning Championship with 5/7.

Below: Chris (right) putting on a brave face with Blair Govan of Phones CC. Photo by Luke Barker. Click to view larger (flickr.com)
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Richard Evans, a former member of GMCC, just sent me the following uncannily accurate vignette from RAFA days (BTW, Chris’ shoulders really do move like this when he laughs…):

http://www.alpha72.com/Zugzwang/ChessJoke.html (requires Flash)

Good luck to the Glasgow Montrose players battling in the Scottish Chess Championship between Saturday 5th and Sunday 13th.  Chris Perkin is playing in the International Open and Norman Lynsey is in the Seniors.  Chris experienced fifteen minutes of fame yesterday afternoon when he rose to board 14 (one of the internet connected boards) and had his game broadcast live to millions of viewers (potentially…).  In retrospect, he probably wishes he hadn’t! Live games can be found here.

Left to right: Chris, Norman. Click to view larger (flickr.com)

Chris at the Scottish Chess Championships Norman at the Scottish Chess Championships 2