January blues in the Appleby

23 January 2019 Round 2 of the Appleby competition (for individuals graded under 135) did not go well for Limewood members.  All but one were facing adverse grade gaps averaging over 30 points.  Just to add to problems, one member was held up by airline bad weather delays while flying back from the Continent and… Continue reading »

Ups and Downs

24 January 2019 The new January ECF grades have just been published on the ECF website (http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php). And how have our players fared?  Some up, some down as you might expect.  And two unchanged. Leading the ‘UP’ pack is Paul Anderson with an increase of 8 points to 153. He is followed closely by Howard… Continue reading »

Limewood at Harrogate

20 January 2019 The 4NCL congress at Harrogate this weekend was well-supported by Limewood players, with 6 of our number taking part. The May family produced the best results.  In the Major, Paul progressed from a starting rank of 30th out of 58 to a final position of joint 5th.  Four of his 5 games… Continue reading »


16 January 2019 Three of our teams had cause for celebration tonight. Team D had 3 ‘Firsts’ to be happy about.  For a start, they chalked up their first win of the season, beating Rose Forgrove E by 3½ to 1½.  Second it was Paul Smith’s first win for the club.  He’s been racking up… Continue reading »

Brilliant result from Team A

9 January 2019 Team A set their New Year off to a fine start with a brilliant result against Rose Forgrove’s own A Team, with 4 wins and a draw. Tom Leah’s win at Board 1 against Warren Dennison was specially noteworthy – a real gem. It is now listed on our Best Games page… Continue reading »

Team B do us proud

2 January 2019 Team B was our only team playing tonight.  They were massively outgraded by a strong Pudsey team – as apparent below: Limewood B Pudsey A Grade range 126 – 138 154 – 184 Average grade 132 167 Readers with a mathematical turn of mind will instantly spot that Pudsey’s bottom board was… Continue reading »

Good hair day

12 December 2018 It was the 1st round proper of the Arjay Cup competition.  [Lumpy K:  If this was the 1st round proper, what were the Arjay matches played back in October?  Were they improper?  Ed:  Don’t ask awkward questions.  That’s just the way it is!] Our top team were playing away at West Leeds… Continue reading »

Bad hair day

5 December 2018 ‘Twas not a good night for our teams. Best result was from Team D.  They only lost by 3 points to 2.   Their 2 points came from a win by captain Steve Hodgson and draws from David Hanover and Paul Smith. The other 3 teams only managed 2½ points between the lot… Continue reading »