Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Junior Open Rapid Play


Only a few days left now until our first Junior Open Rapidplay - there are still places left. If interested contact  Ed Goodwin - details below




Coventry Chess Club are holding their very First One Day Junior Competition

This is a first for Coventry Chess Club and anyone under 18 is welcome to join.

The entrance fee is only £3.00 in Advance or £5.00 on the day.

Full details are: -


Coventry Chess Club
1st Junior Open Rapidplay

Sunday 23rd  September 2018
Massey Ferguson Social Club
Broad Lane
Coventry CV5 7NL

An ECF graded event
Open and Under 120 sections



Entry fee
£3
Entries on the day £5 will be accepted at the organisers’ discretion

Eligibility
Players must be under 18 on 31st August 2018

ECF Membership
The tournament is open to players who are Junior ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum members. If your membership expires on 31st August 2018 you will need to renew it see details on the ECF website https://www.englishchess.org.uk/guide-to-renewing-your-ecf-membership/
.
New players can apply for free junior membership on the English Chess Federation website https://www.englishchess.org.uk/guide-to-joining-the-ecf/

Parental Responsibility
Parents or guardians must be present and remain responsible for their children during the tournament.

Time Control        All moves in 15 minutes plus 10 second increment per move.

Schedule                               
Round1  11:00 – 11:50 Round 2    12:00 – 12:50
Round 3    13:10 -  14:00 Round 4    14:20 -  15:10
Round 5    15:20 -  16:00

Prizes    
Medals will be awarded for the following scores :--
Gold 4½ or 5  Silver 3½ or 4 Bronze 2½ or 3.
All players who participate in the final round will be awarded a certificate of participation.                    
                                     
                                                  
Entry Form
Postal Entries send to:
Ed Goodwin, 1 Conway Avenue, Coventry CV4 9JA
Cheques payable to “Coventry Chess Club”

Email entry
Send entry details to edhgoodwin@gmail.com and pay by bank transfer to
09-01-32 93082588 (payer reference the player’s name)

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

New Chess Season

Now the long hot Summer is over the chess season returns.

David Adams will be collecting Club Fees on Tuesday August 28th. New Fixtures Cards will be available.

Club Fees £23.00. ECF Bronze Membership fee £16.00.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Brand New Junior Open Rapid Play

Coventry Chess Club are holding their very First One Day Junior Competition

This is a first for Coventry Chess Club and anyone under 18 is welcome to join.

The entrance fee is only £3.00 in Advance or £5.00 on the day.

Full details are: -


Coventry Chess Club
1st Junior Open Rapidplay

Sunday 23rd  September 2018
Massey Ferguson Social Club
Broad Lane
Coventry CV5 7NL

An ECF graded event
Open and Under 120 sections



Entry fee
£3
Entries on the day £5 will be accepted at the organisers’ discretion

Eligibility
Players must be under 18 on 31st August 2018

ECF Membership
The tournament is open to players who are Junior ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum members. If your membership expires on 31st August 2018 you will need to renew it see details on the ECF website https://www.englishchess.org.uk/guide-to-renewing-your-ecf-membership/
.
New players can apply for free junior membership on the English Chess Federation website https://www.englishchess.org.uk/guide-to-joining-the-ecf/

Parental Responsibility
Parents or guardians must be present and remain responsible for their children during the tournament.

Time Control        All moves in 15 minutes plus 10 second increment per move.

Schedule                               
Round1  11:00 – 11:50 Round 2    12:00 – 12:50
Round 3    13:10 -  14:00 Round 4    14:20 -  15:10
Round 5    15:20 -  16:00

Prizes    
Medals will be awarded for the following scores :--
Gold 4½ or 5  Silver 3½ or 4 Bronze 2½ or 3.
All players who participate in the final round will be awarded a certificate of participation.                    
                                     
                                                  
Entry Form
Postal Entries send to:
Ed Goodwin, 1 Conway Avenue, Coventry CV4 9JA
Cheques payable to “Coventry Chess Club”

Email entry
Send entry details to edhgoodwin@gmail.com and pay by bank transfer to
09-01-32 93082588 (payer reference the player’s name)


Junior’s Details


Forename                                                                                                           
Surname                                                                                                         
ECF Membership Num. (12345):                                                                       
ECF Grading Reference (6 digits, followed by 1 letter):                                                                               
ECF Rapidplay Grade (July 2018):                                                                        
(If no grading reference or rapidplay grade you can still enter please give details of playing strength)
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy):(required for all players)                           /                       /                      
Section Entered (please tick)    120 or over __  119 or under __


Parent/Guardian’s Details
Telephone                                                                                                                
Mobile                                                                                                            
E-mail address                                                                                                       

Postal Address                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                   Postcode                                                                                        
Entry Fee     (£3 or £5 for entry on the day)  £                                  





Thursday, 26 July 2018

New Grades

The grades for July 2018 have just been updated on the ECF Website.

Check your grade here


Saturday, 23 June 2018

Tuesday 26th June Analysis Evening

Next Tuesday - 26th June, Dave Ireland  and the A Team have kindly agreed to analyse any of your games that you would like to review. 

This is a really great training opportunity for all players - to get comments on any ideas you missed or how you could improve your general play.

So, feel free to bring in as many games as you want analysed - 

One small request - if anyone has access to a flip chart, could you let Ed Goodwin know. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Five Minute Blitz & League AGM Date

Pictures from our five minute handicap blitz. It was fast and furious last night with 5 minutes on the clock and all play all and in some cases players starting a rook down! This produced some surprising results which added to the fun of the evening. Thanks go to Ed Goodwin for organising the evening and to Lana Sanchez Nasibova for all the pictures and acting as chief arbiter and scorer. Scores as follows:
Aran Paul 10.5
Ed Goodwin 10
Wesley Beeston 9
Dave Filer 7.5
Mike Johnson 7
Margarita 6
Josh Pink 6.5
Simon W 4
John Loughnane 3
John Conway 3
Dave Ireland 5
Seb 1
Paul Sweatman 4.5
Next week the plan is for players to bring in some of their games and Dave Ireland and the A Team will provide some expert analysis and hints and tips on how you could improve your chess.

A note for your diaries next week is the League AGM. Wednesday 27th June at Warwick University. Meeting Room 2.
7.30pm start. 

What is Josh thinking in this picture ? 
 Looks like John has scared off his opponent!


 Our two resident Grandmasters. Rumour has it Magnus Carlsen has refused to play them for fear of losing his world championship title.


 I do not like that look John is giving Wes?!




We had a new player come along last night, he wasn't very good though, so cant really see him carrying on with chess. I did give him a few tips though to try and help him improve. .




Saturday, 16 June 2018

Blitz Chess on Tuesday 19th June

Next Tuesday, following on from our successful evening with doubles Chess 960, Ed and the A team have come up with a very imaginative way to play 5 minute chess. 

It is called handicap chess - Here are the rules as devised by Ed :-

For the handicap blitz it will be 5 minutes each for a game.
The interesting bit is the handicaps. 
Players will fall into 4 groups based on ECF grade
Group 1 Under 70
Group 2 70 – 109
Group 3 110 – 149
Group 4 150 and over 
When 2 players in the same group both players play with a full set of pieces.
When the 2 players are one group apart the stronger player has a Knight or bishop removed
When the 2 players are 2 groups apart the stronger player has a rook removed
When the 2 players are 3 groups apart the stronger player has 2 minor pieces removed. 
So for example if Dave Ireland played Margarita Dave would have to have 2 minor pieces removed. 
When material is removed the stronger player can choose which pieces to remove e.g. Dave could choose to remove both knights or the King’s knight and the Queen’s bishop etc. 
Players will do their own pairings as long as they don’t play the same person more than once.


This promises to be another different evening with lots of "fun chess" Open to all members and guests.