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Qbert
21-05-2010, 06:54 AM
Mark Noble has recently become NZ's first correspondence grandmaster. There is an article in the DominonPost http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/3712085/Masterful-effort-as-good-as-it-gets and an interview on NZ National radio http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/national/aft/2010/05/19/chess_champion available for the next few days.

Well done Mark :clap:

flukey
21-05-2010, 07:03 AM
Yes very well done Mark! My spies tell me he has even made a rare over-the-board appearance at the Wellington Open.

Capablanca-Fan
21-05-2010, 07:20 AM
Brilliant effort! :clap: :clap:

Adamski
21-05-2010, 09:46 AM
Mark Noble has recently become NZ's first correspondence grandmaster. There is an article in the DominonPost http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/3712085/Masterful-effort-as-good-as-it-gets and an interview on NZ National radio http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/national/aft/2010/05/19/chess_champion available for the next few days.

Well done Mark :clap:

Congratulations, Mark. :clap: :clap: Another person who I have played OTB (and generaly lost to) in my now dim and distant Wellington past. Another Kiwi, Michael Freeman (ex OCC, Dunedin, like me) is a corres Senior Master. So if you compared the population base, I think one could claim that currently, head for head, NZers are stronger than Aussies at corres chess.:evil:

Brian_Jones
21-05-2010, 01:51 PM
Yes, congratulations to Mark Noble.

We played in the same ICCF Australia & New Zealand Team that won the Silver Medal in the 5th Pacific Area Team Tournament.

ER
21-05-2010, 05:48 PM
Congratulations to Mark! :clap: :clap: :clap: I think the time is ripe for a match between Mark Noble and our very own ex English, ex Kiwi David Flude :) :clap:

Davidflude
22-05-2010, 12:45 AM
Congratulations to Mark! :clap: :clap: :clap: I think the time is ripe for a match between Mark Noble and our very own ex English, ex Kiwi David Flude :) :clap:

Congratulations to Mark. I only have about 1000 of his games on my database.

I would really like to play a match against Mark.

My suggestions are

1) match to be played on ICCF using normal ICCF rules. (we both have considerable experience on ICCF).

2) match to be a database match with moves entered on-line. This prevents all manner of problems.

3) normal ICCF time controls of either 10 moves in fifty days or 10 moves in forty days.

4) match to be arranged by an official of the Australian Correspondence Chess League.

ER
23-05-2010, 03:41 PM
Congratulations to Mark. I only have about 1000 of his games on my database.

I would really like to play a match against Mark.

My suggestions are

1) match to be played on ICCF using normal ICCF rules. (we both have considerable experience on ICCF).

2) match to be a database match with moves entered on-line. This prevents all manner of problems.

3) normal ICCF time controls of either 10 moves in fifty days or 10 moves in forty days.

4) match to be arranged by an official of the Australian Correspondence Chess League.

Mark, don't let all those Fisher like conditions set by Fludey worry you! He is only doing it to upset your match plans! BTW (inside info) he has started secret preparations! ;)

Tony Dowden
23-05-2010, 08:03 PM
Congratulations Mark! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Davidflude
23-05-2010, 09:56 PM
Mark, don't let all those Fisher like conditions set by Fludey worry you! He is only doing it to upset your match plans! BTW (inside info) he has started secret preparations! ;)

These are nothing like the outrageous conditions made by Fischer for matches. They are identical to the rules in Friendly matches on ICCF for example Australia v Spain.

As for secret preparation, all my preparation is secret. But it is not designed for specific opponents it is designed to prepare specific lines.

Furthermore if anyone has a decent database they will find lots of my correspondence games.

SHump
24-05-2010, 03:58 PM
It is great news for Mark! I have played and am playing him at the moment on ICCF. My best effort was a draw against him. As I am to become a NZ resident soon, perhaps I will meet him one day in person (Wellington to Hamilton is not too far apart (well really, anywhere in NZ is not too far from anywhere else ;-)

Davidflude
25-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Wellington will come as a culture shock to Australians.

Also New Zealand highways are only one lane in each direction. Wellington to Hamilton is a long drive.

SHump
25-05-2010, 04:21 PM
Yes, I will be living in Hamilton (work relocation - pretty much 'forever'). Anyone want to buy a house in Tecoma (we have signed up for a Ham house already!)

I have checked my game record against Mark - 2 draws, 2 losses, 2 games in progress (too early to tell). Perhaps I will make it to the Zonal in Rotorua - it is closer!

I will be looking at revitalising the Ham chess scene - perhaps monthly chess in the Hamilton gardens!?!

But getting back to the topic (sort of) - I haven't been to Wellington before, so it is on my list to visit.

CivicChessMan
26-05-2010, 03:29 AM
Congratulations Mark.

Here's the top ten from the Wellington Open.

1 GM Jones, Gawain 2556 W 7+ B 8+ W10+ B 5+ W 4+ B 2= 5.5
2 FM Steadman, Michael 2252 W32+ B20+ W 4= B13+ W 6+ W 1= 5
3 IM Ker, Anthony 2335 W18+ B14+ W 6+ B 4- W 8+ W 7+ 5
4 IM Dive, Russell 2371 B28+ W 9+ B 2= W 3+ B 1- W10+ 4.5
5 Burns, Chris 2054 B21+ W17+ B16+ W 1- B 7- W15+ 4
6 Noble, Mark 2240 B26+ W19+ B 3- W14+ B 2- W11+ 4
7 Forster, William 1928 B 1- W26+ B27+ W 9+ W 5+ B 3- 4
8 Hill, Martin 1990 B24+ W 1- B23+ W15+ B 3- W14+ 4
9 Jackson, Ross 1985 W29+ B 4- W18+ B 7- W20+ B17+ 4
10 IM Garbett, Paul 2261 B23+ W15+ B 1- bye= W16+ B 4- 3.5

Walden
04-06-2010, 02:17 PM
Hello All

Thanks to you all for you kind wishes it has been very hard work to get my
GM title.

Time to work on some other events and goals now.

Cheers Mark Noble (GM)

Adamski
05-06-2010, 12:07 AM
Hello All

Thanks to you all for you kind wishes it has been very hard work to get my
GM title.

Time to work on some other events and goals now.

Cheers Mark Noble (GM)Once again, well done Mark. And good to see you playing OTB with success. I still recall our game years ago where you played a Sicilian Maroczy Bind against me and I could never get any play anywhere on the board. I still have that scoresheet.

Tony Dowden
05-06-2010, 10:33 AM
Hello All

Thanks to you all for you kind wishes it has been very hard work to get my
GM title.

Time to work on some other events and goals now.

Cheers Mark Noble (GM)

Congratulations Mark :clap: :clap: :clap: That National Schoolpupils event in Dunedin in 1979 when I first met you seems so long ago!

Walden
26-07-2010, 05:16 AM
Hello all

Here is a game I have just finished I think the best I have played and shows
just how you can win Correspondence chess .
Remember I think almost all Correspondence players use Computers this games show just how bad Computers might be.

White: Mark Noble Black: Loyd Wellen

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 Ng4 9.Qxg4 Nxd4 10.Qh4 Qa5 11.O-O Bf6 12.Qxf6 Ne2+ 13.Nxe2 exf6 14.Nc3 d6 15.Nd5 Be6 16.Nxf6+ Kg7 17.Bd4 Rfc8 18.c3 Rc6 19.f3 Bxb3 20.axb3 Qb5 21.b4 h5 22.h3 Kf8 23.Be3 Kg7 24.Nd5 Kh7 25.Rf2 Ra6 26.Re1 Qc4 27.f4 Ra2 28.f5 g5 29.Nf6+ Kg7 30.Bxg5 Rh8 31.Kh2 Qb3 32.Rf3 Qxb2 33.Rg3 Qc2 34.e5
1-0

ER
26-07-2010, 05:23 AM
Hello all

Here is a game I have just finished I think the best I have played and shows
just how you can win Correspondence chess .
Remember I think almost all Correspondence players use Computers this games show just how bad Computers might be.

White: Mark Noble
Black: Loyd Wellen

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 Ng4 9.Qxg4 Nxd4 10.Qh4 Qa5 11.O-O Bf6 12.Qxf6 Ne2 13.Nxe2 exf6 14.Nc3 d6 15.Nd5 Be6 16.Nxf6 Kg7 17.Bd4 Rfc8 18.c3 Rc6 19.f3 Bxb3 20.axb3 Qb5 21.b4 h5 22.h3 Kf8 23.Be3 Kg7 24.Nd5 Kh7 25.Rf2 Ra6 26.Re1 Qc4 27.f4 Ra2 28.f5 g5 29.Nf6 Kg7 30.Bxg5 Rh8 31.Kh2 Qb3 32.Rf3 Qxb2 33.Rg3 Qc2 34.e5

1-0

Capablanca-Fan
26-07-2010, 03:41 PM
Heh, did Black think he could improve on Black's play in Nezhmetdinov vs Chernikov, Rostov 1962 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1260278)?

Capablanca-Fan
01-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Happy 1/2-century, Mark! :clap:

Adamski
01-10-2012, 11:53 PM
Happy 1/2-century, Mark! :clap:
That goes for me too, Mark. Congratulations!:clap:

Capablanca-Fan
21-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Para-bowls silver medal for New Zealand triple (http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/commonwealth-games/other-events/10335337/Para-bowls-silver-medal-for-New-Zealand-triple)
IAN ANDERSON IN GLASGOW, 1 Aug 2014
The New Zealand para-bowls triple of Mark Noble, Barry Wynks and Lynda Bennett show off their silver medals.

The Grandmaster almost extricated his team from checkmate.

Mark Noble, skip of the New Zealand para-bowls open triples team, nearly pulled off a remarkable comeback effort before his side was pipped 13-11 by South Africa in the final at the Kelvingrove greens in Glasgow.

The Kiwi trio of Lynda Bennett, Barry Wynks and Noble had to come from 7-1 down and while they never led during the 15-end match, they were poised to force the final into an extra end until South African skip Derrick Lobban played a shot worthy of a champion to seal a 13-11 win for his side.

The South African threesome of Deon van de Vyver, Roger Hagerty and Lobban were the more accurate in the early stages and pulled away to a 7-1 lead after four ends, and as the rain began to drizzle under leaden skies, NZ hopes looked bleak.

But with lead Hamilton's Bennett finding her range, the Kiwis clawed their way back into the contest.

Noble, a chess Grandmaster, also chipped in with a few crucial deliveries at the conclusion of the ends and midway through the final, New Zealand had drawn level at 7-7. …

Adamski
21-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Wow, CF. I did not know Mark was so good at bowls and skip of NZ para triple. I did know he had a terrible accident and when we knew him in Welington of course he had a bad limp.

Capablanca-Fan
21-10-2014, 11:26 AM
It's very rare to represent one's country in both a physical sport and a mind sport. Norwegian GM and soccer star Simen Agdestein is another, and we probably have to go back almost a century to IM Sir George Thomas who was twice British Chess Champion and a 21-time All-England Badminton champion and quarterfinalist at Wimbledon tennis.

LNah
21-10-2014, 02:00 PM
I posted this news in nzcf facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NZChessFederation/posts/10152642286693750) and included links to pics. Here's the thumbnails page of the 8 pics on zimbio (http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/eFogMlxIXS8/20th+Commonwealth+Games+Lawn+Bowls/Mark+Noble/browse)

Walden
11-11-2014, 10:51 AM
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I posted this news in nzcf facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NZChessFederation/posts/10152642286693750) and included links to pics. Here's the thumbnails page of the 8 pics on zimbio (http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/eFogMlxIXS8/20th+Commonwealth+Games+Lawn+Bowls/Mark+Noble/browse)

2014 Manawatu Sports Awards disabled

Adamski
12-11-2014, 06:55 AM
Congratulations on co-winning the Manawatu award, Mark!