reviewed by Lumpy Kustud 31 October 2018 It was Hallowe’en and all manner of unearthly creatures emerged into the half-light to take part in a grim annual conflict that will continue for half the year. Yes, it was the first round of the gruesome ‘Individuals’ torments tournaments  – the Ellis and Appleby competitions. As these… Continue reading »

Rough night

24 October 2018 It was a rough old night for our teams. All four were in action in all three Divisions.  And all four lost. On aggregate by 15 points to 5. Only 2 Limewooders brought home a win:  Robert Moneagle (Team A) and Paul Masiak (Team C). And there were draws achieved by Paul… Continue reading »

Teams go separate ways

17 October 2018 The first round of the Arjay 3-player knockout competition sent our 2 Arjay teams off in different directions for the 2nd round. Our first team enjoyed a clear a 2 : 1 win over Leeds, with wins from Tom Leah and Paul May.  Tom in particular had a great game, overcoming a… Continue reading »

Four teams in action

10 October 2018 It was the first outing of the season for the complete set of our 4 teams in the main 5-player league – only Team B had been given a preliminary canter a couple of weeks ago. Team A were making their first ever appearance in Division 1. Tom Leah at to board… Continue reading »

Navigating the Rapids

3 October 2018 Tonight was the very first outing for our newly-formed Rapidplay team.  To record it for posterity, the founder members were: Tom Leah Paul May Robert Moneagle. Now it is not every day that one of our club plays a Spanish Grandmaster with a grade of  228.  But that is what happened to… Continue reading »

Newsflash from Harrogate

30 September 2018 Paul May has just been declared Joint Winner of the Major section at this weekend’s Harrogate Congress. A fine achievement! Three other members of the club (Barry Fulthorpe, David Halpin and Philip May) competed in the Minor but, in a section where the grades went up to 134, they weren’t able to… Continue reading »

New look for Leeds Chess Association website

28 September 2018 With the much-loved and much-used Chessnuts website no longer being updated, the Leeds Chess Association site has been given a complete overhaul to plug vital parts of the gap. The new-look site contains the complete fixture list, the results of matches as soon as possible after they are played and up-to-date league… Continue reading »

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 »