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  • 02/02/2016
    Officials page updated and
    Kenilworth & Solihull captains updated

  • 25/01/2016
    Three of the entries in the Team KO's have been entered incorrectly, in that home and away teams are the wrong way round
    They are Kenilworth v Leamington in the U700,
    Banbury v Leamington in the U120 and
    Stratford II v Solihull in the U120.
    The fixture list is correct not the KO results.

    In the Open KO
    Banbury plays Shirley at Banbury on 1st March
    Solihull play Kenilworth at Solihull on 2nd March

    In the U700
    Shirley plays Banbury at Shirley on 1st February
    Kenilworth plays Leamington at Kenilworth on February 29th

    In the U120
    Banbury play Leamington at Banbury on 2nd February
    Stratford II play Solihull at Stratford on February 11th
    Apologies for the mistakes. If I have time I will switch the entries round in the results table.

  • 29/12/2015
    In the Individual Knock Out Tournaments Penny Wood has reached the semi-final of the Under 100 beating club mate Des Ridge and defending champion Chris Fox.
    Penny will meet Marek Zawadzki who defeated Adrian Grimes and Bernard Visgandis.
    Rob Mantell and Steve Rumsby have advanced to the last four beating Gilbert Csecs and Marek Zawadski and Jimmy Blair and Abbie Stevens respectively in the Under 125.
    Peter Drury beat Jason Madden and Joshua Altamura to reach the last four of the U150.
    Alberto Albeniz and Ben Graff have also made it to the semi-finals, while Steve Rumsby and Gilbert Csecs have to play to decide the fourth contestant.
    Defending Champion Ben Graff continued his unbeaten run in the Open rapid defeating Ola Olaleye and Paul Kelly.
    Ben is joined in the semi-finals by Marek Zawadzki, Tom Darling and Jason Madden.

  • 22/12/2015
    Joshua Pink is standing down as Chairman, and Ben Graff has volunteered to take over until the AGM.
    I'm not sure if Ben is prepared to carry on as Chairman after the AGM,
    so if anyone is interested in taking on this role, then can you let Mike Johnson know.

  • 21/12/2015
    The 7th 4NCL Congress will take place at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport on the weekend of 29th January - 31st January.
    It has three sections: Open, U2000 FIDE/U175 ECF and U135.
    The top two sections are FIDE-rated. The prize fund is £2,250.
    More information can be found here:
    To enter, you can do so online or download the online entry form. Both are available at the link above.

    A FIDE Arbiters' Seminar will take place at the venue, alongside the Congress.
    The entry fee is £60 (£50 for hotel residents), and candidates who achieve 80% or more in the exam
    will earn a FIDE Arbiter norm, as well as being a Level 1 ECF Arbiter.
    Information and online entry to the Seminar can be found here:

    Enquiries about the Seminar should be made to Alex Holowczak at

  • 21/12/2015
    There have as yet been no entries for the best game prize
    Please send your entries in - preferably in pgn notation.

  • 21/12/2015
    At the half way stage in the season Solihull A have 3 point lead at the top of Division 1,
    with Daventry A at the bottom, yet to score.
    Stratford A lead Division 2 on 12 points, 4 ahead of Solihull B,
    with Kenilworth C at the bottom.
    In Division 3 Stratford B on 12 points narrowly lead Banbury C on 11,
    while Solihull E are bottom on 1 point.
    In Division 4 Solihull F lead on12 points with 3 clubs at the bottom on 2 points -
    Kenilworth D, Solihull G and Banbury D

  • 09/09/2015
    Leamington Chess Club have a new home, it's
    The Leamington Spa Liberal Club
    87 Upper Holly Walk,
    Royal Leamington Spa,
    Leamington Spa,
    Warwickshire CV32 4JS
    tel: 01926 423072

    The change starts next week

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