Wednesday 14 February 2024

Tuesday 20th February

 Next Tuesday 20th February is a Free Week in the Coventry and District chess league.(one match in the Leamington League) The club will be open and if we have enough players we will organise a friendly / social mini tournament of may be 5 minute games or hand and brain or Bughouse. All welcome. Normal start about


Monday 18 December 2023

Junior Chess Results

 Well done to all juniors who played in the ladder this term. Our prize winners were:

1st Leung Chun Lin
2nd Leung Ho Cheung 
3rd Dmitry Fomins 

Best in year 4: Sanchitha Saravanan 

Congratulations to all!

Sunday 10 September 2023

Rapid Play Tuesday 3rd October

 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.

Please note that entries on the day will not be accepted.

Wednesday 6 September 2023

Saturday Signing 9th September, 10.30 am – 1.30 pm Come and meet author Ed Goodwin


Saturday Signing

9th September, 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
Come and meet author

 Ed Goodwin

‘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


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 explainsI 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. 

ISBN: 978-1915494054





Wednesday 19 July 2023

Summer Opening Times and New Season Dates

 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!

So, now we are going to take a break for the Summer and the club will be closed as from the 25th July. The club will re-open on the 5th September.
The draft fixtures for the new season have also been issued and the first matches of the season are on the 10th October.

Before then, on the 3rd October there will be a Jamboree to be held at Massey Fergusons with all other clubs from the league invited. It will be a quick play tournament of 10 minutes. More details to follow closer to the date.