New Rapidplay competition

13 January 2021 Message from Paul May:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hi all!Alwoodley will be running a rapidplay competition via Lichess – 25 mins per player, and each player plays their opponent twice on an evening. The idea would be that this is an ongoing swiss and would happen every two weeks for 6 rounds starting this Wednesday 7pm –… Continue reading »

Badger on podium

Badger on podium

6 January 2021 Welcome back after the festive break! We wish you all a very Happy New Year and the return at some stage of over-the-board chess. Meantime, online chess is booming and Limewood members are among the many who are making good use of it. We started the year tonight by joining with Alwoodley… Continue reading »

Limewood fills the podium

Limewood fills the podium

19 December 2020 Limewood took all 3 podium places in Wednesday’s Swiss online match against Alwoodley. Top was Kevin Plaxton, trading as chess-bloke, with 5 wins out of 6 games. 2nd, after tea-break tie-break was Tom Leah, hiding under the pseudonym of leahtom (who’d have guessed?) also with 5 wins. 3rd was Paul Johnson, aka… Continue reading »

4 players go Berserk

9 December 2020 Yes, 4 players went Berserk in the Lichess Arena bun fight tonight. Yet it was still a relatively placid night. With social distancing carefully observed and no alcohol allowed in the playing zone there were no fights even from the Berserkers, no broken bottles and no bloodied noses. Just maybe the odd… Continue reading »

British Online Championships start 18 December

9 December 2020 Entries are now open for the British Online Championships. They replace this summer’s cancelled OTB event. There is a myriad of competitions to cater for players of all standards. The following are open to anyone of the appropriate grade without going through any qualifying rounds:~ Standard: separate morning and afternoon competitions: sections… Continue reading »

Nailbiter 2

Nailbiter 2

2 December 2020 It’s been a busy week for Limewood players with various of them involved in 3 different events. On Saturday at noon was Sylvan’s latest tournament for U1450/U100 players, quickly followed at 2.30 the same afternoon by the first round of the new Yorkshire Online League. A joint Limewood/Alwoodley team sailing under the… Continue reading »

Quiet evening?

25 November 2010 Having occupied 2 of the 3 top places last week, Limewood members clearly decided to give the other clubs an easier time this week, providing only 3 of the contest’s 18 players. Result: you have to go quite a long way down the finishing list to find the first Limey. This event… Continue reading »

Nailbiter

Nailbiter

18 November 2020 Lichess on Wednesday – another mad bash for anyone from the Leeds clubs who wants to link up with Alwoodley for the evening. Tonight the format was 5 minutes apiece plus 10 sec increment. Surprisingly. perhaps, this gave more time to think than last week’s 10 minutes dead and some games lasted… Continue reading »