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28 September 2018 With the much-loved and much-used Chessnuts website no longer being updated, the Leeds Chess Association site has been given a complete overhaul to plug vital parts of the gap.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 »

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 »