Snug fit

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13 November 2019 Our usual inner room at the Fox & Grapes was out of action tonight so all three matches, 9 games in all, were slotted carefully into the outer room. All snug, warm and cosy, unlike the bleak November weather outside. Created a nice atmosphere too. (Lumpy Kustud: Yerss, of Tesco aftershave and… Continue reading »

The night after Guy Fawkes – all fired up?

The night after Guy Fawkes – all fired up?<a name="gotop"></a>

6 November 2019 Some games were real crackers as all four teams played tonight. And some perhaps weren’t. We have yet to hear if there were any damp squibs In summary, here’s the results: Limewood A beat Alwoodley A by 3 to 2 Limewood B lost to Pudsey B by 4 to 1 Limewood C… Continue reading »

First round for the ‘Individuals’ trophies

30 October 2019 There are two LCA competitions for individual players, whether they have a club allegiance or not – the Ellis Trophy for the toffs and the Appleby Trophy for the plebs. Limewood this year has a bumper turnout – 3 in the Ellis and 6 in the Appleby. Up in the Ellis, played… Continue reading »

League round 2: win, lose, draw

23 October 2019 Team B helped their quest for a return to Division 2 next season with a 5 – nil victory over the University B team tonight. Despite the impressive scoreline the team had to work hard for their win – the University players were no pushover. Up in Division 1 Team A didn’t… Continue reading »

It’s a knockout – stage 1

16 October 2019 Our top Arjay team have passed the first challenge in their quest to defend their Arjay knockout Cup title. Paul Johnson, Paul May and Siefaldin Holi brushed aside a Rose Forgrove team to win by 2½ points to ½. But a quick caution against over-optimism: it was only Forgrove’s no 3 team…. Continue reading »


12 October 2019 John Light added to his impressive accumulation of prizes at the recent Darnall & Handsworth Rapidplay. This time he shared top place (with one other) in the Minor with 5 points from a possible 6. Tom Leah, who last season was outright winner of the Leeds CA Gambit Trophy and our Limewood… Continue reading »

New season – the story so far

12 October 2019 Three match-dates in and 7 of our 10 teams have dipped their toes into the turbulent waters of the new season. (Our 3 Arjay teams play their first matches this coming Wednesday.) In the main league, Division 1, our top team had a torrid time of it. Outgraded on all 5 boards,… Continue reading »

Setting up the new season

Setting up the new season

2 September 2019 The EGM of the Leeds Chess Association (EGM because it is not the AGM) takes place routinely in early September. It is where the various clubs declare how many teams they wish to field for the new season and where matters such as the number of teams in each division are settled…. Continue reading »