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  • 2017/09/10
    Why not enter one (or more) of the 2017-18 Individual Knockout Championships?
    Entry is free
    Five sections as follows,
    Open
    Open Rapid
    Under 150
    Under 125
    Under 100.
    Engraved medals to all winner, plus a trophy to keep for one year.
    Guaranteed home ties for non-drivers and juniors.
    Entry closes 16th September at 5pm.
    All entries(please include a phone number) to Jason Madden
    maddjase@hotmail.com
    01926650115
    07432660335.

  • The 28th Leamington Rapidplay will take place on Sunday 10th September.

    It will be held at The SYNDI Centre,
    24 Cottage Square,
    Leamington Spa,
    CV31 1PT.

    There will be 4 FIDE rated sections :
    Open, Under 170, Under 140 and Under 110.

    For more information and an entry form click here


  • 2017/09/04
    Note the change in Rule 27 of the Match Play Rules, to incorporate the 10 point rule.

  • 2017/09/04
    Club secretaries and team captains shoudl have received an email with usernames and passwords for the coming seasin.

  • 2017/08/27
    Entry is now open for the 2017-18 Individual Knockout Championships.
    Have you got what it takes to become champion?
    Five sections as follows,
    Open
    Open Rapid
    Under 150
    Under 125
    Under 100.
    Engraved medals to all winner, plus a trophy to keep for one year.
    Guaranteed home ties for non-drivers and juniors.
    Entry closes 10th September at 4pm.
    All entries(please include a phone number) to Jason Madden
    maddjase@hotmail.com
    01926650115
    07432660335.

  • 2017/08/27
    Rule 27 has been amended to include the 'ten point' rule.
    Here is the amended rule (changes underlined) :-

    27. Captains shall exchange team cards simultaneously before the start of play.
    Teams shall play in strength order and the “ten point rule” will be enforced, such that players can only play out of grading order
    if the variance is ten points or less, based on the July grading list, which will be used for all League competitions for the entirety
    of the season. Any breaches of this rule will be referred to the Committee and in the first instance an official warning will be issued.
    Any subsequent breaches will result in the match in question being void 0-4 for the purposes of the League Table.
    (Albeit all individual results will still be sent for grading, notwithstanding this.)
    The ten point rule cannot be applied to ungraded players, who hence can play on a board consistent with their team’s assessment of their strength.
    However, if the ungraded player subsequently receives a grade in the January list, they will be bound by the ten point rule relative to this grade
    for the remainder of the season. If it is felt an ungraded player is manifestly not being played in an order consistent with their strength,
    this can be raised with the League Committee who will consider all the relevant evidence and make a ruling as to where the player should be playing board wise
    if need be.
    Junior players will not be bound by the ten point rule, as it is recognised that they could be improving rapidly and such a step could hinder
    their development. However, if it is felt a junior is manifestly being played on a board out of strength order this can be raised
    with the League Committee who will consider all the relevant evidence and make a ruling as to where the player should be playing
    board wise if need be.
    If an ungraded or junior player were to be fielded in a board order that disregarded a League Committee determination,
    following the raising and upholding of an objection, those subsequent breaches would result in the application of the provisions for breach of the ten point rule.

  • 2017/08/16
    The fixtures semm to be settled. If there are any problems let me know.

    I have updated the clubs page. If there are any changes can you let me know.

  • 2017/08/01
    The League Jamboree will take place at 7.30 on Tuesday 5th September at the
    Leamington chess club venue (Oak house 87 upper holly walk cv324js)
    The Jamboree (traditionally the Leagues curtain raiser), is an easy going
    competition designed to blow the summer cobwebs off.
    Entries are £2 and includes food.
    Teams of two compete in over four or five rounds to determine the winners.
    Each team of two must have a combined grade of no more than 280.
    Entries to Jason. Madden
    Tel. 01926650115
    Mob.07432660335
    Email: J. Madden

  • 2017/08/01
    I have put a preliminary version of the fixtues on the fixture page.
    Can team captains let me know of any errors or clashes.

  • 2017/07/14
    I have updated the League Formation page.
    Can clubs please check that the entries are correct.
    Please let me know of any mistakes.

  • For older entries see the archive page


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




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