David at a canter

The Club Online Rapid Championship has been won by David Spearman with 5½/6, a point clear of Ian Hunnable 4½. David won at a canter, reaching a winning margin with a round to spare. His only concession, a draw in the last round, was not lightly given up, Alex Collyer having to show cool defence a pawn down in a double rook and pawn ending. Final positions 1 David Spearman, 5½/6; 2 Ian Hunnable, 4½; =3 Alex Collyer, John Hodgson, […]

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Online tonight…

Rounds 1 and 2 of the Club Online Rapid Championship (G20+10) were played tonight, with three players winning both games, David Spearman, Peter McCarron and Ian Hunnable. There was one upset result, in Round 1, when Jay defeated Ashley. Also in R1, there was an interesting ending in Matthias’ game against Michael Wilson; Michael went on to win, but Matthias might have done better with 71 Ra3! In R2 Alex held John Hodgson to a draw.  All 16 games are […]

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Activities round-up – 22 September

OTB Our fourth socially-distanced Club night – the second “Rule of 6” meeting – was marked by two Rule of 6 Handicap Blitz sections (not part of a Grand Prix). These bore three distinct differences by comparison with our Handicap Blitz Grand Prix events, although using the same rules: i) six player all-play-all sections instead of a Swiss; ii) each pairing played two games; iii) scoring was 2 points for a win 1 for a draw, so four points available […]

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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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