Philip May at 1st Cornwall Knockout

The 1st Cornwall Online Knockout tournament was held at the end of May. The Cup competition was won by Bude’s very own GM, John Nunn. The Plate competition was won by Limewood’s very own Philip May. Philip was invited to write for us about his experience in the congress and here is his account. Cornwall… Continue reading »

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

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 »

Twrnamaint Dewi Sant – a Luke hefyd

Twrnamaint Dewi Sant – a Luke hefyd

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 »

Nunn-event

Nunn-event

26 June 2020Round 1 of the National Clubs Championships reviewed by Lumpy Kustud When our top-board player Paul Johnson saw the draw for Limewood team in round 1 of the online National Clubs Championships, he was taken aback to find he was pitched against Grand Master John Nunn – just a shade nunn-plussed in fact…. Continue reading »

In praise of the Grob

In praise of the Grob

The Grob (1. g4) is a much maligned opening but one of our members (who shall remain nameless as this post may be seen by prospective opponents) is rather fond of using it and has had a surprising amount of success with it. He may like to know that he is not alone as a… Continue reading »

Wet, wet, wet

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Scarborough Chess Congress reviewed by Lumpy Kustud and our Welsh reporter Dim Parcio 27 October 2019 Lumpy Kustud: This year the Scarborough Chess Congress coincided with the Scarborough Rain Festival. Yes, it was wet, wet, wet. Hey, that’s a catchy little phrase! I might copyright it. Dim Parcio: Think you’ll find some Scots have got… Continue reading »

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 »