Upgrade package

30 July 2018 The July update of national ECF grades is now displayed on the ECF website at http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php and shows that various members of the club have good reason to be pleased with their performance since the previous list in January. Topping the list of risers are Chris Tatham, Herbert Lockwood and Paul May,… Continue reading »

Puzzle Corner is back!

10 July 2018 Puzzle Corner has returned, but with Chris Tatham as presenter in place of Ronnie Waldman. The pick of the 2017-18 season puzzles from our club games is now here online.  And its predecessor for 2016-17 is still here as well. As before, all puzzles show genuine situations from games for the club… Continue reading »

Paul makes hay in the sunshine

1 July 2018 Paul May enjoyed the mid-summer sunshine at Whitby this weekend. He gained joint 2nd place in the Major section at the Whitby Congress with 3½ points out of 5. The section was for ECF grades up to 165. Paul (ECF 147) was therefore punching well above his weight. Facing tough opposition he… Continue reading »

Steve Mann’s the lifeboat

20 June 2018 The official Yorkshire Chess Association website at Yorkshirechess.org has now ceased to exist.  Many of our readers already know that it has been out of action for several months. BUT a gallant rescuer has appeared and his successor site was given official blessing by the YCA at its AGM last weekend.  The… Continue reading »

New Champions

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6 June 2018 Blitz Championship A new Blitz Champion emerged at the Club’s Annual Blitz Championship tonight. Tom Leah made a clean sweep of it with 8 wins from 8 games, despite carrying the severest time handicap, finishing 2 points clear of his nearest rival. In so doing, Tom beat the record set by Howard… Continue reading »

By Invite Only!

By Invite Only!

30 May 2018 A chess event with a difference was held at Alwoodley tonight – a Rapidplay tournament (limited to 10 players) for specially-invited players from around Leeds, all graded under 100. It was the brainchild of Alwoodley’s Sylvan Clarke, who was the Organiser and Arbiter. Several Limewood members were among the select group taking… Continue reading »

Last round of the ‘Individuals’

23 May 2018 Tonight was the 5th and final round of this season’s Ellis and Appleby competitions for individual players. No fewer than 9 Limewood members have taken part in the competition –  a commendably high proportion of the 34 entrants.  Overall Philip May has been our best performer in the series with a total… Continue reading »

Last round of the Mini

16 May 2018 Tonight was the 5th and final round of this season’s Mini League competition.  As it happened our 2 Mini teams were scheduled to play each other.  The result:  Team M1 –  Paul May, Philip May and Steve Hodgson – came out on top with 3 straight wins.  When the handicap points were… Continue reading »