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.