First match of the season

26 September 2018 The first match-night of the new season was for Division 2 teams only. For our B Team the result could have been better. Our top 2 boards – Robert Moneagle and Bob Maltby – both gained draws. But our bottom 3 boards were all somewhat outgraded and didn’t manage a score. The… Continue reading »

Two promotions, two new teams

4 September 2018 Limewood starts the new season in fine shape with more teams ready to go than ever before. The ‘A’ Team will be playing in the 5-player Division 1 for the first time. The ‘B’ Team will be stepping up to Division 2.  At the end of last season it seemed they had… Continue reading »

Upgrade package

30 July 2018 The July update of national ECF grades is now displayed on the ECF website at and shows that various members of the club have good reason to be pleased with their performance since the previous list in January. Topping the list of risers are Chris Tatham, Herbert Lockwood and Paul May,… Continue reading »

Puzzle Corner is back!

10 July 2018 Puzzle Corner has returned, but with Chris Tatham as presenter in place of Ronnie Waldman. The pick of the 2017-18 season puzzles from our club games is now here online.  And its predecessor for 2016-17 is still here as well. As before, all puzzles show genuine situations from games for the club… Continue reading »

Paul makes hay in the sunshine

1 July 2018 Paul May enjoyed the mid-summer sunshine at Whitby this weekend. He gained joint 2nd place in the Major section at the Whitby Congress with 3½ points out of 5. The section was for ECF grades up to 165. Paul (ECF 147) was therefore punching well above his weight. Facing tough opposition he… Continue reading »

Steve Mann’s the lifeboat

20 June 2018 The official Yorkshire Chess Association website at has now ceased to exist.  Many of our readers already know that it has been out of action for several months. BUT a gallant rescuer has appeared and his successor site was given official blessing by the YCA at its AGM last weekend.  The… Continue reading »

New Champions

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6 June 2018 Blitz Championship A new Blitz Champion emerged at the Club’s Annual Blitz Championship tonight. Tom Leah made a clean sweep of it with 8 wins from 8 games, despite carrying the severest time handicap, finishing 2 points clear of his nearest rival. In so doing, Tom beat the record set by Howard… Continue reading »

By Invite Only!

By Invite Only!

30 May 2018 A chess event with a difference was held at Alwoodley tonight – a Rapidplay tournament (limited to 10 players) for specially-invited players from around Leeds, all graded under 100. It was the brainchild of Alwoodley’s Sylvan Clarke, who was the Organiser and Arbiter. Several Limewood members were among the select group taking… Continue reading »