Bill Egan (Scunthorpe) came 1st in the minor section with a score of 4½/5, winning £300 prize money.
There was a three-way tie for first place between Nigel Birtwisle, Ayman Hammam and John Naylor, each scoring 5/6 and receiving £60 prize money. Full Results
GM Gawain Jones, is coming to Hull to do a Simultaneous Exhibition on Saturday November 8th, 1 p.m. This is being held at the Mecure Hull Royal Hotel which is situated right at the train station in Hull. The cost is £15 (£10 juniors) and has been financially supported by the RP Ross Fund.
A number of places have been retained at this event for non-Hull players. Full details are on the appended flyer. First come first served! Assuming this event is successful it will be run every year. Please also note that there is a rapid play event in the morning from 11.00 - spectators are welcome (there is no charge). If you require any further information please contact Stephen Greep.
The next Cambridgeshire Rapidplay will be held on Sunday 28 September at Whittlesford, just off the M11 south of Cambridge. The format is the same as last year, with three tournaments catering for all standards of play. An entry form can be downloaded for this competition.
The Lincolnshire County Championship will be held at the The Atrium, Lindium Business Park, North Hykeham from Saturday 19th July to Sunday 20th July. The competition is open to Lincolnshire players both past and present. An entry form is available to download.
Bill Egan (Scunthorpe) finished equal first in the minor section with a score of 4/5 and won £83.33 in prize money. David Coates (Lincoln) scored 2/5 in the open section.
The Alf Newman Quickplay Chess Tournament will take place this year on Saturday 7th June at Church House in Louth. This is a 6 round tournament with each player having 25 minutes on the clock to complete all their moves. An entry form can be downloaded. Please contact John Grasham if you have any questions.
Pawel Golimowski (Spalding) came first in the intermediate section with a score of 5½/6 and won £100 prize money. John Grasham (Louth) came equal second in the minor section and won £25 with a score of 4½/6. In the open section David Coates (Lincoln) won the U185 grading prize of £30 with a score of 3½/6. Here are the results for all the Lincolnshire players who took part in the competition:
Lincolnshire had a convincing 11-1 win over Worcestershire in the U120 Championship. It was a surprising result as the player grades seemed to favour Worcestershire. Full Results
Ian Scott (Louth) came equal 3rd in the U145 Rapidplay and won £10. Here are the results for the Lincs players who took part:
Stephen Prior (Grantham) came equal 2nd in the Open section and won £87.50 in prize money. Here are the results for all the Lincs players who took part (all scores out of 5):
The U120 team lost 7-5 to Warwickshire and can no longer qualify for the knockout stages. Full Results
Lincolnshire lost 10-6 to Leicestershire and are eliminated from this year's Minor Counties Competition. The match was close in the early stages but then slipped away quickly near the end. Full Results
The U120 team lost 7-5 to Staffordshire and suffered their second defeat of the season. Their next match is against Warwickshire on the 14th December. Full Results.
Stephen Prior (Grantham) came equal first in the open section with a score of 4/5 and won £175 prize money.
Amy Milson (Louth) won a junior prize of £25 in the intermediate section with a score of 3/5. Here are the results for all the Lincs players who took part in the competition (all scores out of 5):
Lincolnshire beat Derbyshire 9-7 to keep themselves in with a chance for a qualifying place but made hard work of it against a weakened Derbyshire team. A much improved performance with be required when they face Leicestershire in December. Full Results
Lincolnshire lost 10-6 to Nottinghamshire in their opening match of the season. They must now win their remaining matches to have any chance of progressing further. Full Results
Bill Egan (Scunthorpe) won a £50 grading prize in the intermediate section with a score of 3/5 and Robert Stokes (Scunthorpe) won a £50 grading prize in the minor section with a score of 3½/5. Here are the results for all the Lincs players who took part (all scores out of 5):
The minutes for the Lincolnshire Chess Association AGM that was held on Saturday 14th September is now available on the website.
Lincolnshire lost 7½-4½ to Nottinghamshire in their opening match of the season. Full results
The Lowestoft Open is being held at Parkhill Hotal in Oulton Lowestoft on the weekend of 9th-10th November 2013. An entry form is available to download. For more information visit the Lowestoft Open website.
Louth Chess Club was crowned national champions in the National Club Championships minor section on Sunday 25th August. This was after a 3-1 win over Fenton Chess Club from Staffordshire. Read more
This season the Open and Minor sections have been combined into one section but split into East/West zones. Lincolnshire are in the Eastern Zone along with Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. The first county match is against Nottinghamshire on 5th October. Please let Nigel Birtwistle, the county captain, know your availability for these matches.
Ian Scott (Louth) won the minor section with a score of 5/6 and David Scott (Louth) won the junior section with a perfect score of 6/6.
The Lincolnshire Chess Association AGM will take place on Saturday 14th September at 2pm. The fixture meeting will preceed it at 12.30pm. The agenda and the minutes of the last meeting can be downloaded. If there are any proposals or issues please let John Grasham know asap so he can circulate it to other delegates.
If you wish to stand for or remain in a post next year please can you either put your name forward to John Grasham before the meeting or attend the meeting.
The next Cambridgeshire Rapidplay will be held on Sunday 20th October at Whittlesford, just off the M11 at Duxford. It is a 5 round tournament and each player has 30 mins on the clock to play all their moves. An entry form is available to download.
The Peterborough Rapidplay will be taking place on Saturday 31st August at the Iqra Academy in Peterborough. It is a 6 round swiss tournament where players get 30 mins each to play all moves. If you would like to enter then please fill in the online entry form. For further details visit the Peterborough Rapidplay website.
Samuel Milson (Louth) and David Coates (Lincoln) came equal 2nd in the Open section with a score of 4/6 and shared the £75 prize money. Neil Milson (Louth) came equal 2nd in the Minor section with a score of 5/6 and won £25 in prize money. In the Major section Amy Milson (Louth) won the U145 grading prize of £7 with a score of 3/6. Here are the results of all the Lincolnshire players who took part (all scores out of 6):
Bill Egan (Scunthorpe) played in the U141 section at the Heywood Congress (22 - 23 Jun) and finished 2nd on 4/5. He received £120 in prize money.
Back issues of Chess Notes (in pdf format) can be downloaded here.