Blackpool Congress 2019

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reviewed by Lumpy Kustud and Dim Parcio 10 March 2019 Lumpy Kustud:   Ah, Blackpool!  The annual pilgrimage!  The ritual of a weekend on the Lancashire Riviera in March with the rain bucketing down, the Mistral howling along the Promenade fit to blow you over and the sea-spray enough to go pit-pat-splosh-CRASH against the windows… Continue reading »


reviewed by Lumpy Kustud 31 October 2018 It was Hallowe’en and all manner of unearthly creatures emerged into the half-light to take part in a grim annual conflict that will continue for half the year. Yes, it was the first round of the gruesome ‘Individuals’ torments tournaments  – the Ellis and Appleby competitions. As these… Continue reading »

British Championships at Hull 2018

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reviewed by Lumpy Kustud 5 August 2018Photo by Roger Noble for BCC, nicked unashamedly from the BCC website This year’s British Chess Championships were held in Hull. What is it about the Leeds League clubs and the British Championships when the latter comes home to Yorkshire? Limewood fielded four entrants flying under the Limewood flag… Continue reading »

The LCA AGM 2018

reviewed by Lumpy Kustud 4 June 2018 It was the AGM of the Leeds Chess Association – the body of wise elders who skillfully and unerringly guide local chess through the hazards and pitfalls of existence towards the sunny heights of, um, well, er ……… oh, forget it! AGMs generally come in one of 2… Continue reading »

British Chess Championships come to Yorkshire

Friday 27 July to Sunday 5 August 2018 previewed by Lumpy Kustud At last!  The British Championships come to Yorkshire – to Hull City Hall – and local players can take part without having to step off the sacred soil of God’s Own County. What?  ‘Above our level’ did I hear?  Rhubarb, of the best… Continue reading »

Most improved players

Noted by Lumpy Kustud 11 February 2018 It is always interesting to dip into the ‘Most Improved Players’ lists on the Yorkshire Chessnuts site (  Several Limewood members feature there at the time of writing, though of course the situation changes with time. Top billing must go to Steve Hodgson who currently heads the ’60… Continue reading »

British Rapidplay Championships 2017

British Rapidplay Championships 2017

18-19 November 2017 Limewood performance at the British Rapidplays reviewed by Lumpy Kustud It was the Scarborough Six who re-assembled together with an extra recruit, making 7, to storm the British Rapidplay Championships at Ilkley. Well, “storm” isn’t exactly how it turned out.  On the first day they were busily collecting more Nul Points than… Continue reading »

Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Fair

Scarborough Chess Congress, 20-22 October 2017 reported by our special correspondent, Dim Parcio 6 November 2017 Outside Wales there can be few chess congresses as good as Scarborough.   The town is one of the finest jewels in Yorkshire’s crown.  As a Welshman I have to admit that it is nearly as attractive as Llandudno and… Continue reading »