Monthly Archives: August 2016

MCCU Congress at Walsall on 13/14 Aug 2016

Mike Barnes (FM) came joint 2nd on 3.5/5, losing only to the winner, Mark Hebden (GM). West Nottingham’s Jonah Willow finished on 3 points after also losing to Hebden. In the major, Drag Sudar beat Hambel Willow on route to … Continue reading

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2016-17 Pre-Season 10mpp Time H/Cap

Ray Evans came ahead of 19 other competitors to win the pre-season swizzle which consisted of 6 rounds at 10 mins per person +/- a time handicap depending on difference in grade. Charlie Grainger had a storming start to the … Continue reading

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2016-17 Season League Rule Changes Etc

Significant changes for the 2016-17 league season: a) The 1st time control has been removed so players will now have 90 minutes (75 in div 5) in which to complete all their moves. This means that players will no longer … Continue reading

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‘Alternative Chess’ Eve

Last week we held our 2nd ‘alternative chess’ Swiss. The rounds included ‘knights are bishops & vice versa’, ‘moving towards yourself’, ‘NRQBBKRN’ starting position and ‘each pawn’s 1st move must be two squares’. As usual, the ‘N for B’ round … Continue reading

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