Online National Club Championships

28 June 2020

This weekend Limewood entered a squad of 7 players in the Minor section of the online National Club Championships, played on the Lichess platform.

The 5 rounds with their results were:
Round 1: 1930 on Fri 26 June:   Bude Surfers v Limewood:  4½ – 1½
Round 2: 1000 on Sat 27 June:  Limewood v Watford Juniors:  4½ – 1½
Round 3: 1430 on Sat 27 June:  Limewood v Beckenham & Bromley:  1½ – 4½
Round 4: 1000 on Sun 28 June:  Colchester Juniors v Limewood:  3 – 3
Round 5: 1430 on Sun 28 June:  Limewood v Battersea Pawnbreakers:  3 – 3

So Limewood ended with 4 points from the 5 matches:  1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses.  There was tough opposition:  our opponents included English Grand Master & 3 times World Champion in chess problem solving John Nunn and his wife, Petra, who is a FIDE Master.  (See Lumpy Kustud’s review ‘Nunn-event’.)

The winners of the Minor were Hull with 8 points from 4 wins and 1 loss.

Anyone could watch the games – here was the necessary info from the Organisers:
“Go to our section of the LMS:
“Click on the relevant section on the left of the screen (major, intermediate, minor) and select the relevant fixture and then the game you wish to watch. Alongside each player’s name there will be a small image (below highlighted) – click on this and the game will appear in a Lichess window.

“This will work for any game throughout the weekend. You do not need to be logged in to the LMS for this to work.

For those familiar with Lichess there are obviously other ways to watch games in progress (particularly through the ‘friends’ section) but this will enable people to view all games as they wish.”
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