Those are the main events that we run, but we also have a Correspondence Chess team, run occasional special events and try to support any chess activity in the area when we can. The calendar is now sortable by category and by tag, both at the top of the calendar. You can use the button at the foot of the calendar to add this calendar to your own . The print button at the top will print the page you’re on.
IM Lawrence Cooper was 4-5th on 11 points from 15 games. I’m sorry to have to report that a long-standing member of the Norwich DONS Chess Club, Greg Tebble sadly passed away on Thu 12 August. Greg contributed greatly to chess life in Norfolk over many years and played in many congresses across the UK. A post has been placed on the ECForum.org.uk pages by the current Norfolk Chairman John Wickham, and the club have prepared the following obituary. Greg will be sadly missed by everyone involved in Norfolk chess. Having been made aware of the chance to play a simul – (by this very website and Facebook!) – another simul was offered to us by Phil Horspool of Wigston. Our humble thanks as a club go to Phil and all those that have played so far, for giving our squad the opportunity to play such excellent quality players with very friendly personalities.
There is an overall team winner and a handicap team winner. The ECF has formed large online clubs on Chess.com and Lichess.Org and is running a programme of online tournaments. Check on the ECF site here for details of this and other organisations such as the 4NCL who are moving activity online. For those that are interested and enjoying the chess online but not necessarily the blitz time control, there is a 4NCL online chess congress on the weekend of 10th July.
The Atkins is 6 round swiss ECF graded Rapidplay promoted by the LRCA with Open, U165, U140, U115 and Junior U80 sections. Once again, many thanks to Phil for agreeing to play us all in such a fashion. Everyone is welcome to attend, don’t worry if you don’t have a full team of 4, scratch teams can be put together on the night. All of this meant that the 2nd round on Saturday 20th June was the first serious competitive outing for both Open and U1825 Leicestershire teams. There are 3 sections – Open, Under 2000 FIDE and Under 1700 FIDE based on January grades for ECF and July 2020 for FIDE ratings if you have one. The channel is fully interactive with a chat function – all you have to do is register , ‘follow’ my channel by clicking on the heart symbol and you can chat away and have a go at the puzzles and say hello.
Joining LRCA Online Club on Chess.com to play in LRCA Tournaments
Ian and I started to run the NPSCC competition nine years ago. Since then we have gained four, fifth on the way, grandchildren. I have become a church warden and Ian continues to work. Ian’s son, who lives in Poland, is getting married Finals week next year. With all this in mind we are now finishing running the competition. Analysis of the the games from other Norfolk events going back to 2015. I know that some of you wish to continue playing but I hope that you understand why we have had to take these measures.
Leicestershire lose to Northumberland in ECF Online U1800 Final
His chess activity was in two stages, the first in the 60s and 70s where we believe he mainly played chess at a club in Wroxham. The second stage was from the late 80s when he joined the Norwich DONS when they were playing at the Griffin on Yarmouth Road. In between Greg was an active runner taking part in half-marathons and raced competitively. Greg had a problem with his leg, which later on required a hip replacement, and this was a reason midwestcup.org for his decision to give up running and go back to his interest in chess. There is also an ungraded U11 ‘schools’ section for the less experienced junior players. In addition to the team competition the 4NCL is also offering a 7 round individual swiss Autumn Congress with games every fortnight on the Tuesdays when the team competition isn’t taking place. Market Harborough played away at Kettering in an eight-game friendly on December 6th.
A fast and furious Bullet Blast Arena – games 2 minutes + 1 and the arena is for one hour. We have had some great and busy coaching days this season, with a fun, relaxed atmosphere and everyone working hard to learn the chess content and this shows in great results. The Rapidplays will take place on the first Sunday of each month, starting at 2pm. Lancaster Chess Club have recently moved, from the longstanding venue of the Reform Club they have now moved to the Lancaster Bridge Club on Chapel Street. So from 12 teams pre pandemic to two teams at present. We have one team in the East Lancashire League which is run by Peter Barlass.
Barry’s quiet, unassuming manner has meant that he has been universally liked. It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Barry Read who played for the Braunstone club for over 30 years. He passed away last week after a long battle with prostate cancer. Alan Agnew and Martin Burrows tied for first place over the 6 rounds of the tournament, but Alan won the rapidplay 2-game play-off to claim the County Champion title for the first time. Congratulations to Alan, who finished unbeaten in the tournament. Anstey Chess Club welcomed Syston’s John Robinson to our club last night for a simul that John and I had agreed to play. Our thanks as a club go to John for giving our squad the opportunity to play such a well known and excellent quality player.
We have received a number of invitations from the EFCC and are finalizing our own next series (Dec 2022-Jan 2023 start). Parking is plentiful with a large free car park just outside the main entrance. Please be aware of the results and details of the annual Boyd tournament that took place on 13th September. Information can be found on the “Other Annual Events” page. Hamilton Chess Club in association with The Bothwell Scarecrow Festival held a 6 round allegro on Sunday 11 September, 2022.