Online, on target

19 August 2020 It was online clubnight again tonight on Limewood’s pitch. Hard-fought battles all round but the final winner was Paul May, who won all his games. He was followed on the podium by John Light, who won all but one of his games and then by Philip May. Congratulations to all three!

Filling the gap – Yorkshire chess

11 August 2020 Here is a message from Andrew Zigmond (, the Yorkshire CA League Controller, addressed to Yorkshire clubs and members. The email has been condensed somewhat to keep the focus on the main points. “Dear All “A few weeks ago, I began a consultation with Yorkshire clubs about whether the Yorkshire League could… Continue reading »

Quiet night

5 August 2010 It was a low-key clubnight tonight with just 3 rounds of blitz games. After umpteen appearances at 3rd place in the Honours Board, Paul Johnson at last made it to Top Spot by winning all 3 of his games. Philip May made his first appearance in Spot no 2 with 2 wins,… Continue reading »

Kings of the Hill

4 August 2010 The ECF new grades for the coming season 2020-21 are out. Of the 21 members who played 5 or more standard OTB games for the club in the 2019-20 season, just 2 emerge with an increased grade. But they do so with style and panache: Paul Smith has increased his grade by… Continue reading »

Morris Minor on track

29 July 2020 Limewood’s Morris Minor roared into action against Rolls Royce tonight with a hugely improved performance compared with their first encounter back in May. Limewood increased their success ratio by a massive 39%, adding 12 percentage points to their tally of points available. Rolls Royce still won, all the same. The final score,… Continue reading »

Leeds Chess Association meeting on Zoom

9 July 2020 A Leeds Chess Association meeting – a quasi-AGM – is to be held online via Zoom on Wed 15 July at 7 pm. THIS MEETING IS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY On 29 June the LCA Secretary wrote,”…. many officers and members want some sort of meeting to talk about the issues we are facing… Continue reading »

After the excitement

8 July 2020 After the excitement of last week’s scrum with Alwoodley and Rose Forgrove and of the National Clubs Championships it was back to an ordinary clubnight this evening. Some members must have been out celebrating the re-opening of pubs after lockdown as numbers were down a bit. But we still had a 3-round… Continue reading »

Pub brawl

Pub brawl

1 July 2020 It was like a pub brawl in the seedier parts of town – or maybe a video shoot-up – 34 members of the 3 leading clubs in Leeds all kettled together in one room and every one of them looking for a fight. They come at you one after another, doing their… Continue reading »