Sunday, 3 March 2019

Warwickshire Tournament Results for Coventry Chess Players

Please find a round up of results for Coventry Players from Ed Goodwin regarding the Warwickshire Open

Warwickshire Chess Championships

Coventry players had some successes in these championships held at the Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry from 22-24 February.

In the Open Henrik Stepanyan finished 2nd and retained the title of Warwickshire Champion for the second successive year with a score of 4/5.

In the U140 John Conway shared 1st place with 4/5

Scores for other Coventry players were:-

Dave Ireland 2.5/5 Josh Pink 2/5

Bava Manickam 3/5
Nigel Morris 2/5

John Loughnane 3/5
David Adams & VM Abhishek 2/5

Margarita Sanchez 1½/5 


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Warwickshire Open Chess

Warwickshire Open Chess
Championships 2019
Friday 22nd Feb to Sunday 24th Feb 2019
To be held at
Alan Higgs Centre, Allard Way, Coventry CV3 1JP
FIDE rated Open
FIDE rated U1975 (U170)
ECF Under 140
ECF Under 110
Rate of Play All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move from move 1


Thursday, 31 January 2019

Match Result

Report from Ed Goodwin on Coventry Chess Club A first win since 2017

This was our first win in league 1 since January 17th 2017 

Henrik had a strong looking attack but over pressed trying to win against Mark Page and lost in a time scramble . A rare loss in what has been an excellent season.

Dave Ireland had to fight  to get a draw against Mike Donnelly who as always knew the opening very well. Dave would have liked to agree a draw earlier than he did but at that point the result of the match was unclear.

Bernard won against habitual opponent Ben Graff. Early on the game I didn’t think it looked that good for Bernard ( I may be wrong here). Then when I looked later he had won a rook.

My game against David Shurrock was a 22  move win with the London System after he allowed a Greek gift Bxh7 sacrifice. It was my first win in Division 1 for a season and a half.

Match result 

Coventry A 2.5 v 1.5 Kenilworth A

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Chess Coaching

Ever thought of having some Chess Coaching? 

Now is your Chance !


Ed Goodwin our A team captain is qualified as a chess coach and is DBS cleared. He is currently coaching primary school children at a Coventry school.
He is available for individual coaching for adults or children. Ed has played for the Coventry club for many years and has a current grade of 154 but has reached a high grade of 181 on a couple of occasions in the past. He recently had a tournament performance of 181 in the Shropshire Major tournament.

If you are interested in improving your chess please contact Ed in person at Coventry Chess club or on 07528 611 483,or on

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Christmas Dates

Congratulations to Coventry Chess A Team on winning the Divisional Cup after a hard fought match against Coventry Chess B. The final result was in doubt right up until 10.30pm, with Sam Cotterill taking Henrik right to the last few seconds on the clock in a very close end game. 

The club will be closed on the 25th December and the 1st January 2019 and we resume with League matches on the 8th January 2019.

Hope everyone has a great Festive Holiday and a good New Year !

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Centenary Rapidplay - Celebrating 100 years of the Coventry & District Chess League

The 2018-2019 Season marks one hundred years of the Coventry and District Chess League fostering chess across the Coventry, Warwickshire, and Midlands area!

We will be running a Centenary Rapidplay to celebrate this joyous occasion. Full Details found here: 

Three Sections for Max Grade: Open, U145, and U110 Entry: £10 (Juniors: £5)

Coventry & District Chess League Centenary Rapidplay

SUNDAY 27th JANUARY 2019 Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane, Coventry, CV5 7NL

ECF Graded, and FIDE Rated.
Chief Arbiter: David Thomas FIDE Arbiter Arbiter(s):
Hok Chiu National Arbiter

***IMPORTANT LINKS*** PDF Entry Form with event details:

Online Entry Form: Entries:
Contact:E-mail (Preferred): Phone: 07804401784 (Contactable from 9th Dec 2018 onwards)

Playing Schedule
Round 1 10:30
Round 2 11:45
Round 3 13:15
Round 4 14:30
Round 5 15:45
Round 6 17:00

Prizegiving 18:00 Prizes Open: £100 (1st) £50 (2nd) £25 (3rd) £15 (Grading) Other: £60 (1st) £30 (2nd) £15 (3rd) CDCL Centenary Junior Champion: TBC

This webpage will be regularly maintained to reflect any changes/updates to the event. Please also read the PDF Entry Form for more event details.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Upcoming Tournaments

Please find details of Upcoming Tournaments in and around the Coventry Area :

Warwickshire Championships, 5 round events, 22-24 February at the Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry

English Seniors Championship ,sections for players aged over 50  and over 65.
4-7 April at St Johns Hotel Solihull.

More details are on the ECF calendar.

Players cannot enter yet but can reserve the dates in their diaries and register their interest by contacting me on I can then send them an entry form as soon as one becomes available.