Author Archives: Alan

Twrnamaint Dewi Sant – a Luke hefyd

3 Mawrth 2021 Reported by our Welsh correspondent Dim Parcio Dydd Gwyl Dewi (that’s St. David’s Day to you saesnegs) was marked by a special festive round of the Alwoodley & Friends rapidplay tournament. It was a lovely day for it, too. Cloudless skies. Warm sunshine right up till sunset and spring bursting out all… Continue reading »

Feel the Love

Feel the Love

17 February 2021 This being St Valentine’s Week, everyone wanted to be specially nice to their opponents. So, by common consent, no-one would be trampled ruthlessly into the ground. Instead, losers would merely have their noses gently and affectionately rubbed in the mire. You could indeed feel the love. Just as St Valentine would have… Continue reading »

Nunn-intervention

Nunn-intervention

10 February 2021 Members may remember the online National Clubs Championship last June when Limewood’s team played a Cornish team, the Bude Surfers, that Included GM John Nunn and John’s wife Petra (a Fide Master). [Our report here] John Nunn has now written a feature ‘Chess under Covid‘ in the Chessbase online magazine. In it… Continue reading »

Anyone for seconds?

3 February 2021 Second round took place online tonight of the Alwoodley & Friends Rapidplay Tournament with participation from Limewood, Leeds Juniors & others. The updated state of play is that 3 Limewood members are in joint second place, each with 3 points from the 4 games so far. The trio comprises Paul May, Paul… Continue reading »

Paul wins

Paul wins

27 January 2021 Paul May took top place in tonight’s 6-round rapidplay on Lichess.com tonight. He won 5 of his 6 games, making him the clear winner of the event. Not far behind were Kevin Plaxton and Paul Johnson with 4 points apiece. 18 players took part, 9 of them from Limewood.

Online activity grows

20 January 2021 Tonight saw half-a-dozen Limewood members, together with an array of Leeds Juniors, join various Alwoodley members in the 1st round of the new 6-round ‘Alwoodley & Friends’ online rapidplay tournament. In each round you play the same opponent twice – once as White, once as Black. Paul May and Ian Carrigan ended… Continue reading »

New Rapidplay competition

13 January 2021 Message from Paul May:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hi all!Alwoodley will be running a rapidplay competition via Lichess – 25 mins per player, and each player plays their opponent twice on an evening. The idea would be that this is an ongoing swiss and would happen every two weeks for 6 rounds starting this Wednesday 7pm –… Continue reading »

Badger on podium

Badger on podium

6 January 2021 Welcome back after the festive break! We wish you all a very Happy New Year and the return at some stage of over-the-board chess. Meantime, online chess is booming and Limewood members are among the many who are making good use of it. We started the year tonight by joining with Alwoodley… Continue reading »

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