Received – our first Trophy

Received – our first Trophy

5 July 2017 Leeds Mini League Trophy At last we have possession of our first trophy – as Leeds Mini League Champions for 2016-17. (See the PS to our News item ‘Our first trophy’ of 5 June.)  The previous holders, Alwoodley, eventually found it at the back of their cupboard and have handed it over…. Continue reading »

Leeds Chess Congress cancelled

2 July 2017 We have just heard that this year’s Leeds Chess Congress has been cancelled. It was due to take place on the weekend of 21-23 July.

High profile

26 June 2017 Limewood has been profiled in an online chess blog, Chess Journal, designed for club and tournament players. What’s more, it is Profile no 1 – the first club to be featured in this way on the site. You can see it at: https://thechessjournalblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/club-profile-1-limewood-scarcroft-chess-club-uk/ This is great positive publicity for the club. It… Continue reading »

New: Open Blog!

10 June 2017 Today we introduce a new feature:  our ‘Open Blog’. This is where Members can contribute their thoughts on anything to do with the club or chess generally.  For example, if you go to a weekend congress you can tell us about it.  Experienced members might like to share some of their expertise. … Continue reading »

Our first trophy

Our first trophy

5 June 2017 Limewood’s Paul May receives the Leeds Mini League Champion’s Trophy for the 2016-17 season from Ian Strickland, Chairman of the Leeds Chess Association. The presentation took place at the AGM of the LCA, held at the Eagle Tavern, North Street, Leeds on 5 June 2017. The meeting also debated match time controls… Continue reading »

The Limewood Puzzle Book

4 June 2017 To celebrate our first season of being able to field two teams in the Leeds League (modesty forbids mention of gaining promotion to Division 2 and becoming Mini League Champions), member Chris Tatham has put together a short booklet of chess puzzles from our competitive games during the 2016/17 season. You can… Continue reading »

New Club Champions

New Club Champions

31 May 2017 Two new champions were crowned at Limewood’s annual Blitz evening:  Howard Brears and Bob Maltby.   Howard Brears became Club Blitz Champion for 2017 with a highly impressive 7 wins out of 8 games. Then a surprise new award was announced:  Player of the Year.  The winner was Bob Maltby.  His 12… Continue reading »

Two diary dates

26 May 2017 As well as the Club Blitz evening on 31 May and our summer Clubnights there are two more dates you might like to note in June/July: ~  Monday 5 June:  Leeds Chess Association AGM, 7pm at The Eagle, 122 North Street, Leeds.  There’s free nosh to accompany the entertainment. ~  Friday –… Continue reading »