Keith Gregory is continuing to run online tournaments once a week at 7:30 pm (day of the week varies). These were originally for people playing in his 4NCL teams but are now open to all local players. The format is: There are 5 rounds, Swiss format Time control is 5 minutes + 5 seconds The […]
Wimborne Chess Club are now running an online tournament on Thursday evenings as well as Tuesday afternoons. The tournaments are open to players graded under 125 or equivalent, and are played at the rate of 20 minutes, either with or without increment. Please see the home page for more details.
Graham Hillman sends this report on an interesting tie-up between Wimborne and Dartford chess clubs. For over one year now we’ve had a small forum of players from Wimborne and Dartford Chess club meeting every Thursday evening (Dartfords’s Club night). When the lockdown first started Wimborne like many of its other Dorset clubs struggled to […]
Ian Clark has sent the following end of season report on the Online West of England County Championship which ran from January to March 2021. The very first online County championship was efficiently organised by Ian George of Cornwall. The decision for us to play was made after asking Dorset players who wished to take […]
In light of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, the 4NCL management team has made the confident (or brave) assumption that there will be over the board chess soon after the 21st June. It has already booked the 4-star conference centre hotel Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa for its 25th 4NCL Congress on 9-11 July […]
Here is the UK government’s link to its Roadmap out of lockdown including its 4 steps announced this week … Covid-19 Response Spring 2021 As the dates are indicative and subject to change, it’s too early to be definitive but with a significant relaxation of measures and restrictions for meeting up indoors scheduled for 21st […]
Graham Hillman reports that Wimborne and Chandlers Ford played a friendly match on Friday 12th. It was conducted at the very civilised speed of 45 minutes plus 15 seconds increment and was held on lichess. The match ended in a draw, reflecting two well balanced teams. Options for future matches, possibly involving other clubs, are […]