Half-marks at the “Individuals”

10 May 2017 Our seven entrants in the Ellis and Appleby competitions were all present for the final round at Alwoodley on 10 May. Between them they scored 3 wins and a draw – half-marks. Chris Tatham and Philip May were our top scorers over the 5 rounds, with 3 points apiece, followed by Barry… Continue reading »

Castle Chess at Harrogate

7 May 2017 Philip May shared 2nd prize in the Minor Tournament at the congress in Harrogate over the weekend of 5-7 July.   He won 4 of his games in the 6-round event.  (If he had beaten Sam Playford in the final round he would have been sharing 1st prize.)  This was Philip’s first congress… Continue reading »

Last League matches of the season

20 April 2017 With promotion already confirmed for Limewood’s Team A there was little at stake in our final League matches of the season. Team A, at home in the Fox and Grapes, should have had no great problem against lower-mid-table Rose Forgrove E. Forgrove’s team thought differently and came within a few ticks of the… Continue reading »

End of term approaches

12 April 2017 The end of season approaches and end of term reports are already being drafted. For Limewood’s A and B teams in the main league the reports can be pretty well be finalised now.  With only one more league game to go there is such distance between each of the 6 teams that… Continue reading »

Ellis and Appleby Trophies – round 4

5 April 2017 Six of our seven entrants for the Ellis and Appleby trophies were in action at Alwoodley, our 7th entrant being on holiday. Almost all of them were playing ‘uphill’, so to speak, but they managed 1 win and 2 draws which made quite a respectable result. After 4 rounds, Philip May is… Continue reading »

Division 2 – Here we come!

29 March 2017 Our A Team have won promotion from Division 3 – with two matches still to be played!  So they will be playing in Division 2 of the main Leeds League next season. The match that secured the promotion was the round 13 pairing against Rose Forgrove F.  But our lads didn’t get… Continue reading »

We are the Champions!

We are the Champions!

22 March 2017 Limewood’s M1 team has been declared Mini League Champions of 2016-17. In the final round on 22 March our M1 team thumped Rose Forgrove M6 by 4 points to 1, winning all three boards and sharing the grading handicap points.  The decisive victory took them ahead of their rivals (including our own… Continue reading »

Last tangle?

15 March 2017 This was the 3rd and final match this season between Limewood’s A and B teams.  And maybe their last tangle for some time to come, given the A Team’s promotion prospects. In each of their previous two encounters the A Team has scraped a win by 3 points to 2.  This time… Continue reading »