Lost – gone missing

3 June 2019 Fears were expressed tonight for the wellbeing of members of the Awkward Squad. They were scheduled to attend the AGM of the Leeds Chess Association but unaccountably failed to appear. Fixtures Secretary Mike Bramson offered to organise a search party. Chairman Ian Strickland said, “I don’t understand it – I didn’t have… Continue reading »

Tweets Ahead! – Part 4 (conclusion)

Tweets Ahead! – Part 4 (conclusion)

28 April 2019 Final part of Chris Tatham’s account of the club’s Twitter presence ………. (You can view Part 1 of the series here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here) So who is interested in following the news and views of our humble little chess club? Well, after a manual trawl and analysis of… Continue reading »

Tweets Ahead! – Part 3

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21 April 2019 Continuing Chris Tatham’s account of the club’s Twitter presence ………. (You can view Part 1 of the series here and Part 2 here.) So who is interested in following the news and views of our humble little chess club? Well, after a manual trawl and analysis of our 302 followers at the… Continue reading »

Sex at the County Championships

21 April 2019 Extract from newsletter to ECF Silver members sent by the Silver Members’ reps on the ECF Finance Council: “……….  there is a proposal, from the Director of Women’s Chess, that teams in the County Championship Open section must include one female player.  The player would not be required to satisfy the eligibility… Continue reading »

Tweets Ahead! – Part 2

Tweets Ahead! – Part 2

14 April 2019 Continuing Chris Tatham’s account of the club’s Twitter presence ………. (You can view Part 1 of the series here.) So who is interested in following the news and views of our humble little chess club? Well, after a manual trawl and analysis of our 302 followers at the time (there must be… Continue reading »

Twitter chess tournament – round 1 victory

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7 April 2019 Chris Tatham writes: “Just about ready for my first Twitter ChessTournament game, looking forward to a first game against our longstanding chess pal @Chesspatzeruk.” And then a little while later ………. “Amazing and surprising news! I won in round 1 of the Twitter Chess Tournament against 162 ECF player (though it did… Continue reading »

Preview of the 2020 British Chess Championships

1 April 2019 Organisations such as the ECF have to plan their flagship events well ahead.  Which is why, with enrolment for this year’s British Championships now under way, ECF has just unveiled its plans for next year. The theme is one of change in order to meet the challenges of the coming years as… Continue reading »

Tweets Ahead! – Part 1

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23 March 2019 When it comes to social media, our Twittermeister Chris Tatham has put Limewood tweets ahead of the other Leeds clubs. Now, with over 300 followers and 1,000 tweets, Chris has been coaxed (ed: bludgeoned, more like) into talking about our Twitter presence and about some of the 300 or so (latest: 313)… Continue reading »