Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Road Closures Around Massey Ferguson

For anyone coming to the club over the next three weeks please be aware of the following Road Works:-


There will be diversions in place to get to the Club.

Having looked at Google Maps, the best way to get to the club by car, is to come up Tile Hill Lane, turn right onto Banner Lane and then left along Astoria Drive which then brings you out onto Broad Lane, turn right and the Club is a few yards away.
I am unsure as to how Bus Services are affected.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

New Grades

The ECF have just issued the new grades for July. You can check here on this link your new grade:- 

Please note the text regarding grading : -

This is the first provisional edition of the July 2017 grading list. It is based on games played up to 30th June.
The August revision, as always, will be definitive, as it may include corrections and late-reported 2016-17 events. Many leagues will adopt the August revision for eligibility purposes.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Leamington Rapid Play

28th Leamington Rapidplay 2017

Organised by the Leamington & District Chess League

Sunday September 10th
The SYDNI Centre
24 Cottage Square
Leamington Spa
CV31 1PT
Four Fide Rated sections
 Open, Under 170, Under 140 and Under 110
Chief Organiser: Ed Goodwin

Arbiters : Matthew Carr (Chief Arbiter)
                                        Thomas Thorpe

Information for Players

Entry Refusal: The Organiser reserves the right to refuse an entry for any reason.

Appeals: Appeals may be made to the Chief Arbiter. His decision shall be final.

ECF/FIDE Grading: All sections will be ECF-graded and FIDE-rated

Juniors: A junior is a player born on or after 1 July 1999

Grading  For the purposes of placing players in sections the ECF rapidplay grade will be used, if none exists then the  ECF standard.  Players without any ECF grading should provide the Entries Secretary with details of his/her playing strength.

The organiser reserves the right to move players to the appropriate section.

Grading Prizes: The limits for grading prizes will be published by the end of round 3

Refreshments: Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and hot snacks will be available at the venue

Parking: Limited free parking is available at the venue, other free parking is available in the surrounding streets.

Enquiries: Please e-mail to edhgoodwin@gmail.com, or call/text Ed Goodwin on 07528 611483

Entry fee
£20 adults £15 Juniors

All Sections – Additional £7.50 for Bronze ECF members or non members
                         No entries taken after noon on Saturday 9th September

Time Control        20 minutes per player per game with the addition of 10 seconds a move throughout

Schedule                                R1 10:00-11:00, R2 11:15-12:15, R3 12:45-13:45
                                                                R4 14:00-15:00 R5 15:15-16:15 16:30-17:30

Prizes                                     All sections   1st - £150, 2nd - £90, 3rd - £50, Grading - £30
                                                                There will be no official prizegiving.
                         Prizes will be paid by BACS after the conclusion of the event.

Entry Form
Postal Entries should be sent to the entries secretary:
E. Goodwin, 1 Conway Avenue, Coventry CV4 9JA
Online Entries to edhgoodwin@gmail.com
Cheques made payable to:
Leamington & District Chess League
Bank Transfer to account 91070371 Sort Code 40 26 22

Section  Open(  )   U170(  )  U140(  )  U110(  ) 

Forename                                                                                                                    Surname                                                                                                         
ECF Membership Num. (1 or 2 letters, then 5 digits):                                                                                              
ECF Grading Reference (6 digits, followed by 1 letter):                                                                               
ECF Rapidplay Grade                                                                                                                                                                         
ECF Standardplay Grade                                                        _______________
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy):                                                                                                                                      /                       /                      
National Federation (e.g. ENG WLS)                                   ______
Telephone                                                                                                                   Mobile                                                                                                            
E-mail address                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Postal Address                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                __                                  Postcode                                                                                               
Entry Fee                                                                                                                                 £                                 
Non-Member/Bronze Surcharge                                £                                 
Donations to The League                                            £                                 
Total Entry Fee Due                                                                                                   £                                  

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Monday tournament

In the post below, I mentioned a tournament; which I will expand on here.
The tournament is open to players that played for Coventry Chess Club last season.
It will be handicap based, subject to your latest grade, (currently January grades).
It'll be an all play all blitz event, with lower rated players receiving more time.
The tournament will be played every Monday over July (5 evenings).
The prizes will be £300, £250, £200, £150, £100, based on 20 entries.
Prize money will be increased or reduced, depending on number of entries.
Entry fee is £50, which covers all of the five Monday evenings in July.
Players will need to commit to playing all 5 Mondays, as it's an all play all.
If entering, contact me at d.j.ireland@outlook.com, by noon Sunday 2nd July.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tournament next Monday

There is a tournament at the club next Monday, 8.30pm start, for Coventry Chess club members.
£1000 in prize money.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

AGM & Summer Cup Presentation

The AGM was held on  June 6th along with the Presentation of the Summer Cup

Topics discussed:

The committee has a new look with two resignations last night and four new appointments

Teams for next Season - there will be 6 teams next Season

Paul Lam gave us an update on the Coventry Academy and informed us they will be entering three new teams into the League.

After the AGM we then had light refreshments

The Summer Cup trophys were also presented to Dave Ireland, Ed Goodwin and Stan Whitmore

The club will be open for friendlies during the Summer Months

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Summer Cup - Round 6 Final Results

The final matches of the Summer Cup were held on the 30th May and with the Winner/Runner Up and U120 Trophy all still wide open for a number of players there was plenty to play for. Plus of course a lot of players had their own personal target, for example to get 3 points or remain unbeaten throughout the Tournament, or finish in the top ten.

For the Summer Cup Dave Ireland(Black) played Mike Donnelly(White) and the match ended up a draw with Dave under a lot of pressure for most of the game. Mike Donnelly did say in analysis after the game there was a win for himself however as he had only 7 minutes on the clock to Daves 20 minutes this was probably not long enough to have found the win in the time he had left.

Ed Goodwin beat Nigel Morris which meant he tied with Dave Ireland on 5 points - having got out my slide rule, calculator and the most powerful computer money can buy I crunched the numbers and did a count back on both their previous games and the final result is : Dave Ireland came out the Winner with Ed Good win as Runner Up - it was very close - only half a point difference between them.

For the  Gordon Cornell Trophy again any number of players could have won this, however Stan Whitmore is the overall winner on 3.5 points - again I had to use my slide rule, calculator and Deep Blue to work out the winner as he tied with John Conway on 3.5 points.

Round Up of the Competition:

Mike Donnelly secured third place with a draw against Dave Ireland.

Mike Johnson remained unbeaten throughout the Tournament with 4 draws, 1 win.

Paul Sweatman had a remarkable competition only loosing in the first round to Dave Ireland and then securing 4 draws and a win against mainly opponents who outgraded him.

Clive Blackburn also had an excellent competition again only loosing in the first round and then had four draws and a win.

As well as winning the U120 Stan Whitmore finished 5th overall in the competition.

Dave Filer was challenging all along for a top spot and only lost to Ed Goodwin in the fouth round. Dave finished fourth in the competition - an excellent result

Pete Smith finished with three points only loosing to Mike Donnelly. One win and four draws.

And that brings the competition to a close, so Congratulations to Dave Ireland, Ed Goodwin and Stan Whitmore and the trophies have been sent to the engravers and hopefully will be ready for presentation at the AGM next week.

I would just like to Thank all players for taking part and making the competition a success and I hope everyone enjoyed the Competition.

Match results from Round 6 (30th May)

D. Ireland .5 .5 M.Donnelly
E.Goodwin 1 0 N.Morris
Bava 0 1 D.Filer
S.Whitmore .5 .5 J.Conway
H.Jones .5 .5 M.Johnson
P.Sweatman .5 .5 J.Harris
P.Smith .5 .5 C.Blackburn
R.Watson 1 0 J.Loughnane
D.Adams 0 1 A.Franklin
W.Beeston .5 .5 I.Evans
T.White 0 1 G.Cornell

Total Scores after 6 rounds.

D. Ireland       5 - Winner
E.Goodwin     5 - Runner Up

M.Donnelly    4.5
D.Filer           4
S.Whitmore   3.5  - UI20 Winner 
J.Conway       3.5
P.Sweatman  3
Bava             3
N.Morris         3 
M.Johnson     3
P.Smith          3
C.Blackburn    3
R.Watson        2.5
J.Harris        2.5
G.Cornell      2.5
J.Loughnane  2
I.Evans         2
A.Franklin      2
D.Adams      1.5
W.Beeston    1.5
T.White         .5
M..Houldershaw 1
N.Critchley   0
W.Ingram     0
S.Weaver    2