5 July 2017 Leeds Mini League Trophy At last we have possession of our first trophy – as Leeds Mini League Champions for 2016-17. (See the PS to our News item ‘Our first trophy’ of 5 June.) The previous holders, Alwoodley, eventually found it at the back of their cupboard and have handed it over…. Continue reading »
2 July 2017 We have just heard that this year’s Leeds Chess Congress has been cancelled. It was due to take place on the weekend of 21-23 July.
26 June 2017 Limewood has been profiled in an online chess blog, Chess Journal, designed for club and tournament players. What’s more, it is Profile no 1 – the first club to be featured in this way on the site. You can see it at: https://thechessjournalblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/club-profile-1-limewood-scarcroft-chess-club-uk/ This is great positive publicity for the club. It… Continue reading »
10 June 2017 Today we introduce a new feature: our ‘Open Blog’. This is where Members can contribute their thoughts on anything to do with the club or chess generally. For example, if you go to a weekend congress you can tell us about it. Experienced members might like to share some of their expertise. … Continue reading »
5 June 2017 Limewood’s Paul May receives the Leeds Mini League Champion’s Trophy for the 2016-17 season from Ian Strickland, Chairman of the Leeds Chess Association. The presentation took place at the AGM of the LCA, held at the Eagle Tavern, North Street, Leeds on 5 June 2017. The meeting also debated match time controls… Continue reading »
4 June 2017 To celebrate our first season of being able to field two teams in the Leeds League (modesty forbids mention of gaining promotion to Division 2 and becoming Mini League Champions), member Chris Tatham has put together a short booklet of chess puzzles from our competitive games during the 2016/17 season. You can… Continue reading »
31 May 2017 Two new champions were crowned at Limewood’s annual Blitz evening: Howard Brears and Bob Maltby. Howard Brears became Club Blitz Champion for 2017 with a highly impressive 7 wins out of 8 games. Then a surprise new award was announced: Player of the Year. The winner was Bob Maltby. His 12… Continue reading »
26 May 2017 As well as the Club Blitz evening on 31 May and our summer Clubnights there are two more dates you might like to note in June/July: ~ Monday 5 June: Leeds Chess Association AGM, 7pm at The Eagle, 122 North Street, Leeds. There’s free nosh to accompany the entertainment. ~ Friday –… Continue reading »