Tournament Round-Up

Mark Murrell pulls together the strands of our fast-moving SD-OTB and Online activities. Headlines Philip Staniland lands a perfect score in our first two-boarded tournament played under Rule of Six conditions David Rawlings wins the double round “B” zone on the head to head tie-break from new member Matthias Lataille In the online club, David Spearman, rules the roost in our first ECF rated competition of the new season, extended to 7 rounds following a flood of last minute entries […]

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Rule of 6 OTB Tournaments – 15 Sep

Our third Covid-19 Club Night, and our first competitive activity, is set for 15 Sep with the start of a series of Rule of 6 OTB Tournaments. These will be 6-player Rapid tournaments – 5 rounds, at 10m + 5s per mover for each player (G10+5) – each being a self-contained group/bubble/zone as allowed by the new law of HM Government. Two groups are formed already. If you would like to get involved, DON’T DELAY, head straight to the Attendance […]

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OTB rapid rated Tournament

Tuesday 15th September, 7:30pm This Tuesday we will be holding our first tournament tailored to the Rule of 6. A 5-round all-play-all rapid tournament, playing all within your zone group. Groups determined in accordance with August rapid then standard grades. Rate of play – all moves in 10 minutes plus 5 second increments (G10+5). Schedule: Sign in 7:30; R1 7:40; R2 8:15; R3 8:50; R4 9 25: R5 10:00 ECF and Club membership required. ECF rapid rated. Please indicate tournament […]

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We’re back!

We’re back! But with controlled conditions and restricted numbers. This means you have to pre-book your attendance EACH WEEK, by filling in the registration form and wait to be authorised to visit. All is explained in the recent circular you should have received and in earlier post we made – Go there now. We are now booking for attendance on 8 September. The Attendance Form has now been added to the main menu, so you can go straight there. Over-the-board […]

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David Smith U150 Online Club Champion

Congratulations to David Smith on becoming the Club’s first ever online champion David took the lead in Round 2 by half a point and never let up, maintaining that all the way to the last round when it was doubled. His opponent Peter McCarron had to play for the win in an objectively drawn rook and pawn ending and paid the price, losing out on a claim to second place in the process. Michael Wilson and Peter Nickals, who could […]

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WW Online Activity

WWCC OL Blitz The Club’s first ECF online rated blitz tournament, a closed 5 round Swiss G5/4 Blitz took place on the lichess.org platform within our online club on 21st July 2020. Pairings, based on lichess ratings, were controlled by the platform but with the rounds taking place at pre-scheduled times (manually entered). It turned out that late arrivals were permitted, with a half-point bye allocated. 11 members took part with 9 staying the distance. David Sands achieved a perfect […]

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