White, all pure and snowy
Favourite Football Team:
Leeds United. Nobody is sure why but I've been a peacock fancier since I was 5. Tough gig in recent years but we've win the top flight more recently than Liverpool ;)
Pets: None right now, I'm a cat person, I had a lovely British blue called Sparky for nearly 20 years, she was wonderful and very much missed.
Hobbies other than Chess:
I was a keen cricketer for many years, opening the bowling with some seam and quick leg cutters. I was a lower order slugger, as Mr Downing will attest as we played together for a few years. Sadly health has robbed me of this aspect. I am also a very keen conspiracy theorist, I can sniff out the New World Order at 100 yards.
Single. And I imagine always will be. Like Celeborn my treasure did not remain with me until the end.
Favourite Music Band/Singer:
Radiohead, Sex Pistols, Boomtown Rats, UB40
Favourite Film of all time:
Once Upon A Time In The West
Last book read (excluding Chess):
A book on conspiracy theories I got last year for my birthday
Favourite Holiday Destination:
My heart lies forever in Fort William and along the Great Glen. I hope to move there some day.
Country you would most like to visit:
Bolivia/Peru/Chile looking at Puma Punku, Tiahouanaco, Inca Road etc
Now for some Chess Stuff!
When did you start playing?
When I was a young lad at my aunt and uncles, he enjoys a casual game.
When did you first join a club:
This year! If we exclude school club.
Most memorable Chess Moment:
Either a draw in a rated game I achieved a couple of months ago in Muswell Hill against a 2064 rated player or my first win in my first competition in Great Yarmouth this year which was against Delsey, sorry!
Worst Chess Moment:
This year's Norfolk championship, 0 from 5 and completely melted down
Funniest Chess Moment:
Losing my queen in 5 moves after turning up at Golders Green dripping in sweat and out of breath as the first game started
What are your strong points and weak points?
Strong – not afraid to attack, good at spotting some great moves quickly
Weak – I miss obvious things sometimes and sometimes 'play angry'
Do you have a copy of your best ever win?
I do, yeah
Your aims for the future:
Get a rating of 120/1600 and win my section at a congress