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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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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Handicap Blitz Grand Prix 3

The third in this Season’s weries of Handicap Blitz Grand Prix is in play this evening. David Sands heads the Grand Prix table with 11 points, followed by Kyan Bui and David Spearman on 10½. Follow the action right here as events unfold. The current round is indicated below. Go to the Tournament pages via the HBGP3 link in the No Template menu to the right of this screen. When you get to the HBGP3 pages, click on the Round […]

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Club Blitz Championship

The Club Blitz Championship is in play this evening. We have what is possibly a record entry – 31 at the time of writing – and, for the first time, we are running an U100 section in addition to the Open. Also, there are several Club Championship R4 games being played (in Manor Room). We are assured of a heavyweight competition with defending Blitz Champion, John Hodgson (201) and David Sands 202, both having entered Members who are unable to […]

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