Monday, 30 December 2013

Jonathan Payne: Notice of funeral arrangements

Some of you may already know the very sad news about Jonathan Payne (14), a member of the Junior Chess Club over several years and regular player for the past few seasons in club matches (CDCL and Leamington League). He died in a fatal accident shortly before Christmas. An obituary notice from the Coventry Evening Telegraph including information about his funeral arrangements is copied below.

As Bob Wildig (Club Secretary and organiser of the Junior Chess Club) noted in a message to Jonathan's dad Mark, Jonathan came to our club without fail ever since we started and it was great to see him getting better and better. The Junior Club and the teams he played for will miss him so much.

As one of his teamates (in Rugby C) I can say that it has been great to see him playing so strongly in matches this year, frequently as Board 1. He was always willing to turn out for games (something that Captain Jim particularly appreciated) and he clearly loved playing chess. This year his hard work was rewarded with some notable successes in Junior tournaments, winning second place in the Northamtonshire championships and also qualifying for the Gigafinal. He was a player of great promise and impressive dedication.

The club extends its sympathy to Jonathan's family at this very sad time.

Note that donations rather than flowers are requested and the club will donate from club funds.

Friday, 26 July 2013

ECF July 2013 grades now out

Posting a link here because the one on the ECF home page doesn't seem to work:

Thursday, 18 July 2013

27th Leamington & District Chess League's Annual Rapidplay Congress

Here are some advanced details of the 27th Leamington & District Chess League's Annual Rapidplay Congress

Sunday 15th September 2013

Trident College, Warwick


Tuesday, 7 May 2013

League Results now out ...

Well they have been out since March but I've been rather pre-occupied.

You can read all about it on the League blog.

If this were a school report I think it would read: Nice performance from Rugby C in Division 2 (Well Done) with disappointing overall results from Rugby A, B and D. However I am sure we all had fun anyway and will be practicing hard over the summer!

The process for posting weekly results seems to have broken down so hope that this final table does not come as a shock.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Warwickshire Open Chess Championship 2013

Details of the Warks Open Chess Championship 2013 are online here.

In brief there are 5 rounds,on 2nd and 3rd March at the Trident Centre, Warwick with Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120 sections.   Last date for entries is 28th February 2013.

After event list of prizewinners is online here

Saturday, 26 January 2013

New Grading List Published

The January 2013 grading list has been published here today.