Thursday, 22 August 2019

New Season 2019 / 2020

The new Chess Season starts this September / October so David Adams will be collecting Club Fees and ECF membership fees on Tuesday 3rd September from 7.30pm.

Club Fees £25.00. ECF Bronze Membership fee £18.00.

We have a number of events planned over the next few Months which all club members are welcome to join by either participating or watching. 

Junior Chess Tournament. Sunday 15th September. Venue: Massey Ferguson Social Club. Organiser: Ed Goodwin.

Sprinkles Gelato, The Old Fire Station, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JA. Captain: Colin Green.

The venue is an ice cream parlour/coffee shop.  We will have an area of
the shop for our match.  The shop will remain open to the public and for

Rapid Play - January 26th. Venue Massey Ferguson Social Club. More details to follow. Organiser: Ed Goodwin

For the first time, this Season we have entered a Coventry Chess team into the Leamington League. Captain: Simon Weaver. 

Just a reminder to all players, a proposal was made by Simon Weaver, that the default time for all League matches should be 90 minutes to complete all your moves. In other words, we drop the "put the clocks back 15 minutes after 1 hour 15 minutes when 30 moves have been made" This proposal was passed by the AGM and takes effect this Season. 

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Coventry Chess Club 2nd Junior Open Rapidplay

After the success of last years Junior Tournament we have decided to organise another Tournament this year.

The details are as follows: -

Date: Sunday 15th September 2019

Start time: 11am

For players under 18 on 31st August 2019.

Open and Under 120 sections.

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

5 Rounds.

Venue: Massey Ferguson Social Club, Broad Lane Coventry.


Entry Fee: £3.00

New Grades & British Championships

The new grades for this Year have been issued by the ECF.

To find your new grade :- go here:-

We also had a number of players in The British Championships. This year it was held at Torquay. Congratulations to all Club members who took part as it is nice to see Coventry Chess represented at such an event.

Here are their results:-

In the Seniors Over 65

13= Ed Goodwin 4/7
23= Bernard Charnley 3.5/7

Major open

58= Josh Pink 3.5/9

AM open

15= Josh Pink 2/5

Under 120

10= Nigel Morris 3/5

For a full set of results go here:-

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Blitz Tournament

Hi All, Please find the latest report from Ed for the Blitz tournament we held a week or so ago.
The Blitz handicap was well supported with 16 players participating.
The handicap was quite challenging, at it’s most extreme the highest graded player had 2 minutes to the lowest graded player’s 5 minutes.
Wesley had an excellent score sharing first place with Paul Woodfinden visiting us from Northwich.
Scores with number of games played in brackets were:-
Wesley 10(11)
Paul Woodfinden 10(12)
Warrick 8 ½ (13)
Damien 7 ½ (9)
Howard 7 ½ (13)
Sam 6 (11)
Paul Sweatman 5 (14)
Gagandeep 4 ½ (7)
Mike 4 ½ (9)
Arun 4 ½ (11)
Stan 4 (10
Margarita 3 ½ (9)
Ed 3 ½ (10)
John Conway 3(11)
Simon 1 ½ (5)
Patrick 1 ½ (9)

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Chess 960 Chaos

Chess 960 Chaos

The Annual (well it’s been held twice) Chess 960 , Doubles, Rapidplay took place at Coventry Chess Club on 25th June.

Teams of 2 were selected by a draw with higher rated players being paired with lower graded.

After an attempt to explain the castling rules by Ed play started with each team having 10 minutes on the clock and a no consultation rule being applied. 

The starting set up of the bank rank set having been drawn from a selection of over 20 possibilities.

No Queen’s Gambits or Sicilian Dragons, but castling on move 1 allowed.

Final results – after 5 rounds:-

1= Gagandeep/Dave Ireland, Josh/Dave Filer 4½

3-4th Margareet/Paul W, Wesley/John Conway 2

5-6th Simon Weaver/Paul Sweatman Sam Cotterill/Patrick

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Summer Schedule

After the success of  Last Years Summer Activities Ed & Dave have kindly agreed to arrange similar Tournaments this Year.

These Activities are open to Club Members and anyone from other Clubs are welcome to join us. For Coventry Chess Club members these are all free to enter. Non-members £5.00 Juniors £2.00.

So the schedule looks like this

June 11th - Dave Ireland to challenge all comers in a Simultaneous. Start Time 8-8.15pm

June 18th - League AGM - All members are welcome to attend. Friendly matches to take place in the Main Hall. 7.30pm start

June 25th - Chess 960 Pairs. If you have never played Chess 960, now is your chance and to add to the fun you have a partner to play with you. 7.30pm start Chess 960 description

July 2nd - Blitz Handicap Chess.Your chance to beat a higher graded player ! 7.30pm start

All the above events are at Massey Ferguson Social Club

We also hope to organise several one day tournaments over the next few months so please keep checking back for further details.