Two clean sweeps (but only one was ours)

12 October 2002 It was a mixed bag of results for our League teams tonight – 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. They included 2 5-0 clean sweeps – but only one of them was in our favour. Pride of place goes to Team C in Division 3 and Team B in Division 2…. Continue reading »

Mini & Rapid Leagues – round 1

Here are the results of the games on Wed 5 October 2022. Mini League Board Colour Limewood M1 Grade Result Colour Limewood M2 Grade 1 W John Grasham 1631 0 – 1 B Duncan Stables 1506 2 B Lewis Carroll 1374 0 – 1 W Ben Van Loo 1450 3 W Phil Higgins 1300 1… Continue reading »

New season, new teams, new players

The new season has started. Limewood has 5 teams in the main league (plus teams in the other competitions) – more than ever before. And a whole raft of new players. Here’s how our new array of teams fared in League Round 1 played on 28 September 2022. Division 1: Limewood A lost away to… Continue reading »

It’s Up For Grabs Now

Reported by Sterling Macadams So, after a 5 week break we return to main league chess. Would anyone remember any of the openings? Would be C team manage to finish above the B team in Division 2? And – more importantly – could anyone remember how to program the clocks or indeed what time controls… Continue reading »

Penultimate Warriors

23 March 2022 The clocks go forward, the warm weather arrives, my mum starts nagging me about what I want for my birthday, and England get tonked by 10 wickets in the West Indies. It can only mean one thing – Spring is in the air! This also means we’re towards the end of the… Continue reading »

Licenced to Ill

16 February 2022 If COVID is over then no-one has told Limewood and Scarcroft Chess Club. With players calling in ill up to the afternoon of the matches, test results being awaited and suspicious sniffles all round, it’s impressive that we managed to field 3 full teams and bodes well for our plans to go… Continue reading »

The Falling Flag of Time

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9 March 2022 Another week, another round of fixtures in the Leeds Chess Association Division 1 (for our “A” team) and Division 2 (for our “B” team). Yours truly didn’t feature this week, due to having to look after Junior Macadams – he’s 4 and I plan to live my Grandmaster dreams vicariously through him… Continue reading »

Win, Lose and Draw

2 March 2022 Hello and welcome to the first website News report written by myself, Sterling Macadams. Here’s how our three teams got on in Wednesday’s league matches in the Leeds Chess Association league. Working from “Grandmaster” level to “Woodpusher”, lets’ start with our “A” team, who were away against Leeds University A, who –… Continue reading »