Anyone for seconds?

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 »

Paul wins

Paul wins

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.

Online activity grows

20 January 2021 Tonight saw half-a-dozen Limewood members, together with an array of Leeds Juniors, join various Alwoodley members in the 1st round of the new 6-round ‘Alwoodley & Friends’ online rapidplay tournament. In each round you play the same opponent twice – once as White, once as Black. Paul May and Ian Carrigan ended… Continue reading »

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 »