Just a reminder that if you wish to play in the rapid play tournament on the 3rd October,you need to let me know as soon as possible. We already have 12 confirmed entries which means we only have 6 places left out of our allocation for the Club.
Sunday 10 September 2023
Wednesday 6 September 2023
9th September, 10.30
am – 1.30 pm
Come and meet author
‘Journey to the Moon and other stories’ and ‘Amazing Adventures in Time’ are fantasy, reality and humour blended into multiple adventures for young people to enjoy.
Ed will be signing copies of
his children’s books.
Local author releases second children’s fantasy novel after discovering his passion in writing during lockdown.
Last year it was Journey to the Moon, this year it is Amazing Adventures in Time. Comic writer, Ed Goodwin, has turned out another book this year, based on the same family: would-be techno-wizard Dad, sceptical but resigned Mum, daughter Suzy sometimes trying out things for herself, and Connie, the youngest, who mostly goes along with Suzy.
Amazing Adventures in Time is an imaginative, funny, entertaining and completely mind-boggling story for young people.
The author explains, ‘I started writing during the first Covid lockdown. For one thing I had lots of time on my hands. It also let me keep in touch with all my grandchildren by reading a chapter from the book each evening using WhatsApp. I have based my main characters on my granddaughters Connie and Suzy. Their personalities and quirks are reflected in their fictional versions.’
Ed Goodwin’s book is set around time travel and will take readers on a whirlwind adventure overcoming obstacles along the way. They will be drawn into the adventures of a fairly normal family coping with their Dad’s desire to become famous by inventing a time machine. Humour blends with fantasy as strange scenarios are encountered during journeys backwards and forwards in time.
A recent review by Kent Bylines –
‘It is billed as a book for children but, as with its prequel, some of the conversations have an Alice in Wonderland appeal to logic. The conversations dance about between reality, play and pretend.
The altercations between Mum and Dad show that this is really a comic book to appeal to adults.’
The author continues, ‘Readers will enjoy the mixture of humour and fantasy, while the plot is on the verge of being possible in real life.’
About the Author
Ed Goodwin lives in Coventry. He is a retired IT project manager who now coaches chess to adults and children and supports blind and partially sighted people in computer skills and creative writing classes.
This is his second published children’s book following Journey to the Moon and other stories. Both were written during lockdown for his grandchildren.
About the book
Will Dad’s latest invention turn out to be the Christmas gift Suzy and Connie long for?
Dad dreams of becoming a famous scientist after creating a time machine. Unfortunately his children show a distinct lack of interest, while Mum constantly points out flaws in his brilliant plans. Will several fantastic trips into the past and the future convince his family, or will all his materials end up at the local tip?
Amazing Adventures in Time (RRP £9.99) was published by The Conrad Press on 24/08/2022 and can be ordered from Amazon and all good bookshops.
Wednesday 19 July 2023
Our last evening of the Summer was another entertaining night with, first lots of friendlies, followed by a mini simultaneous from Jonathan Fowler and the evening finished off with some wild bughouse games!
Friday 16 June 2023
The First of our summer fun Evenings is planned for June 27th . Simultaneous by Joshua Pink. Open to all members. Come and see if you can beat our Board 1 player over the board! We will start at 7.45pm. Arrive early to secure a spot! Free Entry.
If you wish to attend please add yourself to the event on Facebook here:-
Thursday 25 May 2023
Please find the following details of 2 competitions from Alex Holowczak
Saturday, 2nd September in Coventry, a new 1-afternoon Blitz tournament open to players from anywhere, but with trophies for the highest-scoring Warwickshire player and female player. Four rating-limited sections with a prize fund of £750. 14 games, ECF and FIDE-rated; silver ECF membership required.
Warwickshire Rapidplay Championship
Sunday, 3rd September in Coventry, a 1-day Rapidplay tournament open to players from anywhere, but with trophies for the highest-scoring Warwickshire player and female player. Four rating-limited sections with a prize fund of £1,000. 7 games, ECF and FIDE-rated; silver ECF membership required.