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 »

Team C doubles up

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23 February 2022 Team C has beaten Team B for the 2nd time this season. When the 2 teams last met, on 10 November, the C team won by 3 points to 2 from 2 wins and 2 draws. They did the exactly same again tonight (having also won 3 – 2 last week against… Continue reading »

Draw, draw, win

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16 February 2022 It was 2 draws and a win for our three teams tonight. Up in Division 1, our top team faced the league leaders, Harrogate A. Well, Harrogate were league leaders at the start of the evening but not by the end. (They were pushed narrowly into 2nd place by Moortown A who… Continue reading »

No love-match

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9 February 2022 Last week we reported that one of our matches ended with a scoreline of 0 – 0, that is, love all. A true love-match. No love-match this week, though. All 9 scheduled games actually happened and all 9 ended with a real score. Rapid Play League – Limewood R1 v Alwoodley R!… Continue reading »