Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    CC Candidate Master heligan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    337

    2nd IM norm for FM Nic Croad

    Nic, currently resident in the UK, picked up his second IM norm with a round to spare at the e2e4 Chess Brighton International, 15-19 February. Incidentally, Nic also won the round-robin event, ahead of higher-rated players such as GM Igor Rausis and IM Alexandre Vuilleumier. See the crosstable and full details at
    http://e2e4.org.uk/brighton/Feb2012/mastersA.htm

  2. #2
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    New Zealand in spirit
    Posts
    654
    Impressive result. Well done Nic. Shouldn't be long before Nic becomes New Zealand's 7th IM.
    Once a Kiwi, Always a Kiwi.

  3. #3
    CC International Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,818
    Quote Originally Posted by heligan
    Nic, currently resident in the UK, picked up his second IM norm with a round to spare at the e2e4 Chess Brighton International, 15-19 February. Incidentally, Nic also won the round-robin event, ahead of higher-rated players such as GM Igor Rausis and IM Alexandre Vuilleumier. See the crosstable and full details at
    http://e2e4.org.uk/brighton/Feb2012/mastersA.htm
    Congrats on the tournament victory and IM norm Nic!
    Grandmaster, FIDE Trainer, 2018-19 Australian Champion

    Do you love your chess as much as I do?

    What is your chess dream?

    Are you willing to do what it takes?

    Everyone who is an expert at something now...learned from another expert.

    Share your chess journey with me – illingworthchess@gmail.com – and I’ll give you my 7-Page Basic Chess Training Plan, to direct your chess training and improvement.

  4. #4
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Dunedin
    Posts
    423
    well done Nic!
    One more (plus a few rating points) to go

  5. #5
    CC Grandmaster Tony Dowden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posts
    2,580
    Quote Originally Posted by Qbert
    well done Nic!
    One more (plus a few rating points) to go
    Yes, well done indeed . Of course, much of his recent success can be directly atributed to attending (and winning) all those Queen's Birthday events in Dunedin

    See ChessBase News for an article on the 'e2e4' events and a photo of Nic looking very serious about scoring a norm http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7945
    Fischer visiting Tal in hospital - Curaçao 1962

    "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." - Mikhail Tal
    "My favourite piece is the one that wins" - Bobby Fischer

  6. #6
    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Penrith, NSW
    Posts
    9,082
    I add my congrats to Nic on a great result.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Kiwis abroad
    By heligan in forum New Zealand Chess
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-07-2011, 11:08 PM
  2. Wohl GM norm in the Arctic?
    By peter_parr in forum Overseas Tournament News and Results
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-08-2009, 03:22 AM
  3. Wohl GM norm in Dieren?
    By peter_parr in forum Overseas Tournament News and Results
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-07-2009, 10:59 PM
  4. IA/FA title regulations
    By Garvinator in forum Arbiters' Corner
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-04-2007, 07:54 AM
  5. GM norm events in Oz?
    By pax in forum Australian Chess
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 12-04-2005, 12:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •