Monday, 29 March 2021

Division 1 Title

I am pleased to say the League have agreed that Coventry A are joint winners with Warwick University for the the Division 1 Title for the 2019/2020 Season Congratulations to all the 1st team players well captained by Ed Goodwin. It is a tremendous effort against some other high quality teams.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Over The Board Chess

We hope to have an update on the return of Over the Board Chess within the next few weeks.


Our venue have advised us thay will start to open from April 11th on Friday, Saturday and Sundays

Sunday, 29 November 2020

New Online League Tournament


Here is some more information about our new collaboration with the Leamington League.

Anyone interested in joining is welcome to join one of our Coventry Teams we already have three teams in the Winter League are now looking to add even more teams to this new league. So, if you have ever thought about playing chess this a great way to start!

Anyone interested can apply here :-

Apply To Join Here 


 ​A Joint Coventry and Leamington Online Chess League in the new year, 2021!


PRESS RELEASE

Coventry, Leamington, and surrounding area / 01 December 2020

Building on a successful Autumn 2020 season of online chess (despite the pandemic!), the Coventry and District Chess League will be forming a joint 2021 Spring League with the Leamington and District Chess League.

Local chess across the Coventry and Leamington area, remains vibrant as ever. The new joint league plans to bring together all the existing clubs in both Leagues. This comes in the backdrop of Warwickshire and surrounding areas entering Tier 3 restrictions, the Coventry's City of Culture 2021 celebrations, and of course, the renewed interest in chess from the Netflix's Queen Gambit TV show - watched by over 70 million people since its release!

The current online League runs across two divisions, an Open Division, and an U140 Division, with eighteen teams stretching over the borders of Warwickshire. The joint League is due to begin in the new year, on the week beginning 18th January 2021, and will have two to three divisions. The League is open to all existing Coventry and Leamington League clubs, and any new clubs based in historic Warwickshire. The deadline for entries, is nominally 23.59 Wednesday 6th January.





Saturday, 10 October 2020

Online League Tournament Fixture list

 

COVENTRY & DISTRICT CHESS LEAGUE ONLINE

OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2020 FIXTURES

 

FIXTURES FOR DIVISION 1 & 2

 

The first date (below) is for Division 1 (Tuesday) and the second date for Division 2 (Thursday).

If you are playing on a date other than a Tuesday or Thursday please keep me informed.

I will always refer to the fixture date as a Tuesday or Thursday even if you play on another day.

Teams from the same or a similar club play each other in the first fixture.

The fixtures are from the internationally recognised Berger Tables.  


WEEK 1     13th/15th October        1-10, 2-9, 3-8, 4-7, 5-6.

WEEK2      20th/22nd October         10-6, 7-5, 8-4, 9-3, 1-2.
WEEK 3     27th/29th October         2-10, 3-1, 4-9, 5-8, 6-7.
WEEK 4      3rd/5th November                10-7, 8-6, 9-5, 1-4, 2-3.

WEEK 5     10th/12th November     3-10, 4-2, 5-1, 6-9, 7-8.
WEEK 6     17th/19th November     10-8, 9-7, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4.
WEEK 7      24th/26th November    4-10, 5-3, 6-2, 7-1, 8-9.

WEEK 8      1st/3rd December                10-9, 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5.
WEEK 9      8th/10th December      5-10, 6-4, 7-3, 8-2, 9-1.

 

 

 

TEAM

DIVISION 1                       TUESDAY

DIVISION 2                    THURSDAY

1

NUNEATON A

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK C

2

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

STRATFORD

3

COVENTRY A

NUNEATON B

4

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK A

RUGBY

5

KENILWORTH A

COVENTRY B

6

KENILWORTH B

COVENTRY C

7

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK B

RUGBY JUNIORS & CO

8

SUTTON COLDFIELD

KING EDWARD VI STRATFORD

9

SHIRLEY & WYTHALL A

SHIRLEY & WYTHALL B

10

 

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

 

 

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Trial Online League Results Final Table

 Here are the final results of the August 2020 Trial Online Chess League.

Congratulations to the University of Warwick who won all of their games.

A total of 54 different players represented the 6 competing clubs. 


FINAL RESULTS TABLE BASED UPON FIRST 4 PLAYERS ONLY

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

FOR

AGAINST

POINTS

University

5

5

0

0

29

11

10

Kenilworth

5

3

0

2

24.5

15.5

6

Nuneaton

5

2

1

2

21.5

18.5

5

Coventry Chess

5

2

1

2

19.5

20.5

5

University Alumni

5

2

0

3

19

21

4

Rugby

5

0

0

5

6.5

33.5

0

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Resumption of Over the Board Chess

I am pleased to say we have now re-opened the club for over the board chess.

The club is open as normal from 7.30pm every Tuesday. Social Games Only. League chess will not be starting until at least January 2021.

Socail Distancing games are now played utilising two tables for everyone's safety.



Well we had out first evening back playing over the board chess after our enforced break. All seemed to go well with the new environment we now all have to work with. We came up with different ways of playing chess using Social distancing. Each player used the same set and board for the whole evening in order to avoid cross contamination! It actually worked amazingly well although it took everyone a few minutes to realise you also had to move your opponents pieces on your Board as well. Once you got used to this idea it very quickly became like a normal game you would play. So,the club will be open next week as normal and look forward to seeing even more members. Each player used the same set and board for the whole evening in order to avoid cross contamination! It actually worked amazingly well although it took everyone a few minutes to realise you also had to move your opponents pieces on your Board as well. Once you got used to this idea it very quickly became like a normal game you would play. So,the club will be open next week as normal and look forward to seeing even more members. Here are a few photos from the evening.





Monday, 29 June 2020

Return To Over The Board Chess

To keep everyone up to date, with the anticipated re-opening of Pubs and Social Clubs, the Committee will be meeting (virtually) this week and  reviewing the practicalities of possibly opening the Club in the near future.

Please be assured before this takes place we will only return to over the board chess if it is safe to do so and we will be following any guidance laid down by the ECF, Governement and the venue.