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The Guy Fawkes Tournament

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Apologies

Posted by SafariQueen on 10/30/13 at 12:01 AM

Hi everyone,

Ai am so sorry, the tournament has started earlier than I had anticipated, the reason being that it was set to autostart. I thought that the autostart was for the date, and not for the tournament places being filled.

Huge apologies, and the best of luck to you all.

Safari Queen

TD: SafariQueen Started on October 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Players: 100   Time Control: 3 days/move
Max Group Size: 5   Rating Range: Open
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 295   Games Rated: Yes

This is a "No Vacation" tournament!

97% COMPLETE!
Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 100 Completed Games: 479 (tournament is 97% complete)
Eliminated Round 1: 80 (80% of field) Games in Round 1: 401
Eliminated Round 2: 12 (12% of field) Games in Round 2: 80 (97% completed)
Players Withdrawn: 7 (7%) # Timeouts: 98 (20%)
Remaining Players: 5 (5%) Remaining Games: 2 (current round)
Average Rating: 1374 Biggest Upset: 1250 defeats 1702

Trophies:

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place

The  Guy Fawkes Tournament.

A 960, 3 days per move no vacation tournament.

Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Fawkes was born and educated in York. His father died when Fawkes was eight years old, after which his mother married a recusant Catholic. Fawkes later converted to Catholicism and left for the continent, where he fought in the Eighty Years' War on the side of Catholic Spain against Protestant Dutch reformers. He travelled to Spain to seek support for a Catholic rebellion in England but was unsuccessful. He later met Thomas Wintour, with whom he returned to England.

Wintour introduced Fawkes to Robert Catesby, who planned to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. The plotters secured the lease to an undercroft beneath the House of Lords, and Fawkes was placed in charge of the gunpowder they stockpiled there. Prompted by the receipt of an anonymous letter, the authorities searched Westminster Palace during the early hours of 5 November, and found Fawkes guarding the explosives. Over the next few days, he was questioned and tortured, and eventually he broke. Immediately before his execution on 31 January, Fawkes jumped from the scaffold where he was to be hanged and broke his neck, thus avoiding the agony of the mutilation that followed.

Fawkes became synonymous with the Gunpowder Plot, the failure of which has been commemorated in England since 5 November 1605. His effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by a firework display.


Comments


  • 12 months ago

    Master_Kaina

    tx SQ Wink (tho duzn't seem like a fair match-up here now) Undecided

  • 12 months ago

    online_player

    look out this queen sac for mate:

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=78149652

  • 12 months ago

    SafariQueen

    Thanks everyone for taking part, good luck to you all.

    SQ♥

  • 12 months ago

    MikeBrandy1

    have fun all

  • 12 months ago

    SafariQueen

    Hey MK, I love your little cartoons. Smile

  • 12 months ago

    Master_Kaina

  • 12 months ago

    SafariQueen

    "Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
    the Gunpowder Treason and Plot,

    I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.
    Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent to blow up King and Parliament.

    Three score barrels were laid below to prove old England's overthrow;
    By God's mercy he was catch'd with a dark lantern and lighted match.

    Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
    Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

    Hip hip hoorah!

    A penny loaf to feed the Pope
    A farthing o' cheese to choke him.

    A pint of beer to rinse it down.
    A bundle of sticks to burn him.

    Burn him in a tub of tar.
    Burn him like a blazing star.

    Burn his body from his head.
    Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.

    Hip hip hoorah!
    Hip hip hoorah hoorah!"

  • 12 months ago

    JDA1958

    I was Christened at the same church as Guy fawkes.

  • 12 months ago

    Commander_Dolim

    Ya gotta be in it to win it....yeahhhh..

  • 12 months ago

    kaspy2011

    steph always hosts great tourneys

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