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Of the Chess League in the Heart of England

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  • 2017/04/09
    The 2017 LDCL Lightning/Blitz tournament will take place at Solihull's Chess Club venue,
    The Blossomfield Club, The Wardens, Widney Lane, Solihull, B91 3JY, on Wednesday 26th 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.

  • 2017/04/09
    The KO Finals are on Tuesday May 2nd at the Olton venue starting at 7.30.

  • 2017/04/08
    The League AGM will take place on Tuesday 27th June at the Leamington Spa Liberal Club at 7.30.
    The draft agenda is here

  • 2017/04/01
    Congratulations to Rugby's John Hall on winning the LDCL Individual Under 100 title.
    Playing in his first individual competition, John beat Sumuran Lohoni and Adrian Grimes
    before seeing off Stratfords Peter Stiff 1.5 0.5 to clinch the title.

  • 2017/03/09
    It's that time of year again. Can you return trophies to Jason Madden.
    If you are playing at Leamington you can take them along, otherwise contact Jason.

  • 2017/03/08
    The Team KO Finals will be held at Olton's venue this year.
    The finals are on Tuesday May 2nd.

  • 2017/02/05
    Congratulations to Rugby player Paddy Reid on reaching the LDCL Individual Open Final.
    Paddy beat Mike Johnson and former Champion Carl Portman, and now awaits the winner of Tom Darling v Peter Drury.

    In the under 125 Jason Madden meets Marek Zawadszi.

    In the U100 John Hall of Rugby beat Sumaran Lahoni and Adrian Grimes to reach the final and will meet Stratford's Peter Stiff.

  • 2017/01/29
    We have only two entries for the best game prize.
    Surely someone must have played a good game somewhere this season.
    Please send your entries to me.

  • 2017/01/02
    The Warwickshire Open Chess Congress is on 25th and 26th Febtuary at the Coventry Rugby Club.
    The Coventry Rugby Club is at Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3GE.
    There is free parking available.
    There are 4 sections :- Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120.
    For more details and an entry form click here

  • For older entries see the archive page

  • Meanwhile here are 3 little chess puzzles for you to try :-

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