Author Archives: Alan

22 September 2021 We’re back in live session again with the first Limewood face-to-face-clubnight since 11 March 2020! Paul May writes:9 of us turned up this evening for the first clubnight since lockdown and John Grasham provided the night’s entertainment by running a 5-round handicap swiss competition. Bob Maltby seems to have made the most… Continue reading »

Getting going again

6 September 2021Leeds Chess AssociationMinutes of Special Committee Meeting at Alwoodley on Wednesday 1 September 2021 Present Ian Strickland (Chair) West Leeds Stephen Burton West Leeds Stephen Forbes West Leeds Mike Bramson Pudsey Paul Clarke Rose Forgrove Clive Davies Rose Forgrove Peter Rawcliffe Harrogate John Hisphon Alwoodley David Pedro Alwoodley Rupert Jones Leeds Samuel Playford… Continue reading »

Over-the-Board Chess Returns

5 September 2021 Limewood Chess Club is about to resume Over-the-Board chess after the Covid-induced break ever since March 2020. A meeting of Leeds clubs on 1 September has prepared the way for League chess to begin again, with the first league matches being played on Wed 6 October. More details will be given here… Continue reading »

Philip May at 1st Cornwall Knockout

The 1st Cornwall Online Knockout tournament was held at the end of May. The Cup competition was won by Bude’s very own GM, John Nunn. The Plate competition was won by Limewood’s very own Philip May. Philip was invited to write for us about his experience in the congress and here is his account. Cornwall… Continue reading »

Paul Johnson at 4NCL Congress

25 April 2021 Paul Johnson excelled in the Open section of the 4NCL 7th Online Congress held this weekend. To set things in context, Paul (ECF rated 1729) was 24th player in starting rank – he finished 6th with a performance rating of 2097. His only loss was to FIDE Master Terry Chapman , the… Continue reading »

If seven maids with seven mops …

If seven maids with seven mops …

14 April 2021 The Walrus and the CarpenterWere walking close at hand;They wept like anything to seeSuch quantities of sand …..“If seven maids with seven mopsSwept it for half a year.Do you suppose,” the Walrus said,“That they could get it clear?”“I doubt it,” said the Carpenter,And shed a bitter tear. They should have sent for… Continue reading »

‘Alwoodley & Friends’ Rapidplay Final

‘Alwoodley & Friends’ Rapidplay Final

31 March 2021 Tonight was the 5th and final round of the ‘Alwoodley & Friends’ Rapidplay tournament that has been played out at fortnightly intervals over the last few weeks. Alwoodley members took the first 3 places. Paul Johnson was Limewood’s highest scorer with 8 points from his 10 games. He missed gaining 3rd place… Continue reading »

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

17 March 2021 Reported by our Celtic correspondent Dim Parcio Dia dhaoibh! Dim Parcio speaking, greeting you on this auspicious St Patrick’s Day. Yes, I know I’m not Irish but I am from the Celtic Fringe and from the summit of Yr Wyddfa (that’s Snowdon to you saesnegs) on a very clear day I can… Continue reading »