anyone else want to chip in.
i am well out of pocket atm,despite this i am prepared to put up fresh money for WBCCC 2
i will hold money or transfer to Garvin if people wish.
i am prepared to purchase a trophy for ppipper out of my own pocket so he has a great momento of his brilliant play and win in WBCCC 1.
Anyone seen jimmy -no
i have heard nothing from Jimmy.
ppipper should get a trophy and should not have to shop around and pay for it himself .... If there is something suitable http://www.chessdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Chess_Shop_Chess_Trophies__Medals___Badges_74.html#aTN6 (there maybe other places) I am happy to buy it get it engraved and sent to ppipper (I will get one of the girls to sort out the posting from UK when we send all out other shop stuff abroad) ....
Maybe ppipper has a place in his own country we can do the order from ... Having a lot of experience around the world with many countries postal delivery systems we can only cross our fingers that it arrives lol Mexico is the worst on the Americas side in fact we stopped posting there as nothing as ever arrived lmao and Italy is the worst in Europe for shall we say things going missing
Should you need more details, please let me know. Thanks.
Slight problem, well for me my Spanish is erm as we say pigeon English standard so I may need help with that website
What should or do you want engraved on the trophy? ...... Your address will be needed but only do that via a PM so that it is kept confidential.
I assume a single trophy\plague is best as you can keep it, otherwise one which can be engraved with a new winner each year will have to be returned at some point and the we run the risk of the worlds postal services losing it at some point.
If anyone has any other points of view or some other options please feel free to say
As for the kind of trophy I agree whatever decisión is made.
Please pm me and we will arrange rest of details.
I have picked out a trophy from the London chess center .... Sandra is ordering it tomorrow (Monday) to go to the shop so I can then get it engraved and posted, then it is fingers crossed concerning the spanish postal service lmfao.
ppipper I will PM you to get your address when it is ready to post ...... Now what to engrave on it? maybe `ppipper WBCCC 2011`
Personally I would engrave something like:
I World Correspondence Chess Championship (WBCCC)
January 2011- november 2011
PM me when you are ready and I will send you all details. There is not hurry.
The trophy is on its way to our shop, the British postal service is not what it used to be so a few days I reckon (that is why it is going under and private companys are far better) .... As for the engraving we will have to see how much room is available once it has arrived.
Have attached a (zoomed in) pic of me in Cuba as it was the last one I had taken although the goatee has altered lol ... Our shop is Fives Records 103 Broadway Leigh on sea. Just in case I vanish although I doubt I will run off with the trophy I paid for lol but you can all draw horns on or throw darts at the pic
Cuba great place to go, I am planning a trip for next hoolidays that I can...
Cuba is our second favouite place we have travelled to (The Maldives for obvious reasons being number one). Where we stayed it really was like a bit of a time warp once we left the hotel.
We stayed at the Paradiso Rio de Oro in the Holguin area, also the airport was the fastest and most efficient one EVER!! even our luggage was alreading waiting for us as soon as we had shown our passports .... Go to Cuba Jose you already have the language and will get on great there
You are spot on m8, Benfleet is approx 5 miles from Leigh on Sea
>Aha! You've prompted me to look up my old friends the Youngs and Vaddens.I haven't heard from them in about 12 years
Hi, Go for it ... we actually joined Faceache oops I mean Facebook so as to keep in contact with friends that have moved to Australia etc
> we actually joined Faceache oops I mean Facebook so as to keep in contact with friends that have moved to Australia etc
That would be too much, too soon for me...
>What is this about Australia
I have friends on both the east and west coasts but mainly Perth and FB is prob the simplist way to keep in contact .... I cannot quite persuede myself to do the flight for a holiday and visit as my limit or rather my backsides limit is 10-12 hours long haul, I always get the extra legroom seats but even so I may simply have to look around Oz via google earth lol
>You remind me of some of my correspondence chess teammates. Here is one
when I read this kind of thing I always wonder if its a good thing or not lmao ... I showed my better half the pic and she reckons you are totally wrong hahaha but I pointed out I think you mean he goes to the gym and anyway Sandra reckons I am far better looking PMSL but then again she would say that ... I spend way to much time at http://www.eurofitness.org/ as it stops me keep opening the fridge lol
ps Ivy Bridge end of year earliest.
Just keeping folks up to date the trophy arrived at the shop this morning, Sandra will bring it home so I can see how much room there is for the engraving. I think with luck it will be in the post and on its way to ppipper on Monday or Tuesday (23rd -24th)
>Can we have a glimpse of it? a photo perhaps
It is the one I posted above, if you mean for me to take a photo of the trophy that has arrived I can do that but it will be this evening when Sandra brings it home
Not a great pic but I took it on my mobile phone .... I will use the larger of the two engraving plates to get more info for Jose onto it
The trophy has been engraved and is actually being sent today the 20th Jan ..... Sandra maybe a good business woman but the photo the dear girl sent me from her mobile phone is not going to win any prizes lol ... Julie who deals with the post will be sending it today, we hope to be able to get it signed for but do not know what options are available.
If Jose can post a message when he gets it just to let everyone know it has arrived
It is engraved with:
1st WBCCC CHAMPION
You can download and zoom in on the photo which looks a bit wonky (it is all ok and straight lol) to see the engraving, as I said Sandra wont get a job at photography but she did her best lmao
I am looking forward to receive it and, of course, I will let you know as soon as I get it.
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