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  • 10/04/2015
    Congratulations to Chris Fox on becoming the Under 90 Individual Champion.
    Chris, who plays for Banbury saw off Tony king in their semi-final before beating Olton's Paul Kelly in the final.

  • 05/04/2015
    The 2015 LDCL Lightning/Blitz tournament takes place at Solihull's Chess Club venue,
    The Blossomfield Club, The Wardens, Widney Lane, Solihull, B91 3JY, on Wednesday 29th April, starting at 7:30pm.
    Entry is £1 per person, all monies collected will be returned in prizes.
    There will be 9 rounds at 5 minutes per game, paired on the Swiss system.
    Prizes will be awarded in the Open and Minor sections, grading limit for the minor will depend on entries.
    If there are enough entrants there will be 3 sections - Open, Under 140, and Under 100, as last year.
    I would ask entrants to arrive before 7:30 in order to ensure a prompt start.
    Can clubs make their members aware of the event, a good attendance always makes the tournament more interesting.

  • 31/03/2015
    It's that time of year again.
    Can people please return their trophies to Jason Madden of the Leamington club as soon as possible.
    Jason needs them so that they can be engraved ready for the AGM.

  • 31/03/2105
    Congratulations to Leamington's Ben Graff on winning the Individual Open Rapid title.
    Ben enjoyed wins against Jason Madden, Paul Kelly and Tom Darling before defeating Joshua Pink
    to win the title for the second time.


  • 25/02/2015
    We have another game in the best game competition.
    There are now 7 games in the competition
    Nontheless, there is still time to send in your entry.

  • 13/02/2015
    In the Under 90 Chris fox of Banbury knocked out Kenilworth's Tony King
    to set up a final with Olton's Paul Kelly, who beat Peter Leggett in his semi-final.
    John Green of Solihull has reached the Under 120 final after beating Peter Stiff of Stratford.
    In the Under 150 Neil Staples beat Andy Johnson to reach the final.

  • 01/02/2015
    At last, we have 2 entries in the best game competition.
    However, as they are from the same person, unless we get some more entries,
    the winner will be a forgone conclusion.
    So, please, send some more entries in.

  • 22/01/2015
    As yet, no one has entered any games for the best game prize.
    Some of you must have played a game that they thought was quite good.
    If you have, then send your entry (or entries) to me, preferably in pgn format.
    If I don't receive any entries I will be forced to enter one of my own games - and that's no idle threat.

  • 14/01/2015
    I have just been informed of the sad news that David Hodgkins of the Leamington club died last night.
    David has been a huge part of Leamington Chess Club and the Leamington League for a very long time
    and will be deeply missed by his many friends.
    His passion for Chess and his values, integrity and good humour always shone through in everything that he did.
    He never let any of the challenges he faced stop him from living his life to the full.
    He was a true Chess player.
    We have no other details at this stage, but will advise when we know what the funeral arrangements are.
    Rest in Peace David.

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