Musical Chairs – the online version

3 June 2020 Our 6th online clubnight competition (6-round Swiss rapidplay) was held tonight and produced a new first-time champion: Tom Brown, who won all 6 of his games. In 2nd and 3rd place (separated by tie-break criteria) were two of our multitude of Pauls: Paul May and Paul Johnson with 4 points each. It… Continue reading »

Rolls Royce v Morris Minor

27 May 2020 A contest of classic brands: Rolls Royce on the one hand. And the iconic Morris Minor on the other, fresh out of its Limewood stable. It was a 12-board rapidplay match online with 25 minutes each player plus 10 secs per move. Each team member played the same opponent twice, once as… Continue reading »

Rolls Royce to play Limewood

Rolls Royce to play Limewood

20 May 2020 Paul May (pictured) won our 5-round rapidplay online tournament tonight He’s been in the top 3 in each clubnight event so far but this is the first time he’s taken the top slot. This week’s Honours Board: Paul May (4 points out of 5Kevin Plaxton (3½ points)Paul Johnson (3½ points) (Kevin gains… Continue reading »

New names on the Honours Board

13 May 2020 12 players took part in the 4th of our online clubnight Swiss competitions and 2 new names appeared on the Honours Board for the evening. Kevin Plaxton took 1st place, winning all 6 of his games. This was Kevin’s first appearance in the series and thus his first appearance on the (virtual)… Continue reading »

Limewood plays University

10 May 2020 Limewood played Leeds University online this afternoon. Or you might say ,the University played with Limewood as the students won by 14½ to 7½ – a success rating for Limewood of 34%. Still that’s an improvement on when we played Skegness. Then we scored 32%. Things are clearly getting better. The match… Continue reading »

Limewood Online – latest

6 May 2020 Our online chess club now has 21 members and is open for more. How to join: see at foot of this post.    Tonight’s event    Another good evening with 14 players taking part in our 6-round Swiss rapidplay.    Winner was Tom Leah (pictured) with an unassailable 6 wins from 6 games.    Joint 2nd… Continue reading »

Joint winners – and latest news

Joint winners – and latest news

29 April 2020 It was our 3rd online evening and our 2nd club rapidplay tournament, this time with the benefit of participation from Skegness, the club we played last week. It was a 6-round rapidplay with 15 minutes per player on the clock. The joint winners were Tom Leah and John Grasham with 5 points… Continue reading »

Online! Limewood United v Skegness Athletic

Online!  Limewood United v Skegness Athletic

22 April 2020 We took on our first external online opponents tonight – Limewood United played Skegness Athletic. Skegness proved to be the more athletic and won the match 9½ to 4½. The format was Rapidplay, 30 minutes per player on the clock, each ‘pair’ playing each other twice, once as White, once as Black…. Continue reading »