14 April 2021 The Walrus and the CarpenterWere walking close at hand;They wept like anything to seeSuch quantities of sand …..“If seven maids with seven mopsSwept it for half a year.Do you suppose,” the Walrus said,“That they could get it clear?”“I doubt it,” said the Carpenter,And shed a bitter tear. They should have sent for… Continue reading »
31 March 2021 Tonight was the 5th and final round of the ‘Alwoodley & Friends’ Rapidplay tournament that has been played out at fortnightly intervals over the last few weeks. Alwoodley members took the first 3 places. Paul Johnson was Limewood’s highest scorer with 8 points from his 10 games. He missed gaining 3rd place… Continue reading »
17 March 2021 Reported by our Celtic correspondent Dim Parcio Dia dhaoibh! Dim Parcio speaking, greeting you on this auspicious St Patrick’s Day. Yes, I know I’m not Irish but I am from the Celtic Fringe and from the summit of Yr Wyddfa (that’s Snowdon to you saesnegs) on a very clear day I can… Continue reading »
3 Mawrth 2021 Reported by our Welsh correspondent Dim Parcio Dydd Gwyl Dewi (that’s St. David’s Day to you saesnegs) was marked by a special festive round of the Alwoodley & Friends rapidplay tournament. It was a lovely day for it, too. Cloudless skies. Warm sunshine right up till sunset and spring bursting out all… Continue reading »
17 February 2021 This being St Valentine’s Week, everyone wanted to be specially nice to their opponents. So, by common consent, no-one would be trampled ruthlessly into the ground. Instead, losers would merely have their noses gently and affectionately rubbed in the mire. You could indeed feel the love. Just as St Valentine would have… Continue reading »
10 February 2021 Members may remember the online National Clubs Championship last June when Limewood’s team played a Cornish team, the Bude Surfers, that Included GM John Nunn and John’s wife Petra (a Fide Master). [Our report here] John Nunn has now written a feature ‘Chess under Covid‘ in the Chessbase online magazine. In it… Continue reading »
3 February 2021 Second round took place online tonight of the Alwoodley & Friends Rapidplay Tournament with participation from Limewood, Leeds Juniors & others. The updated state of play is that 3 Limewood members are in joint second place, each with 3 points from the 4 games so far. The trio comprises Paul May, Paul… Continue reading »
27 January 2021 Paul May took top place in tonight’s 6-round rapidplay on Lichess.com tonight. He won 5 of his 6 games, making him the clear winner of the event. Not far behind were Kevin Plaxton and Paul Johnson with 4 points apiece. 18 players took part, 9 of them from Limewood.