The Individual Open – Round 1 pairings are available in Individual Open 2017-2018
Report on the recent rapid play tournament held at Tennants Auction House, Leyburn.
Author: Ernie Lazenby
Date: 16th September 2017
The venue has to be one of the very best in the country to play chess and it was a privilege to play in the event organised by Great Ayton’s Kegan Harrison who works at Tennants.
Fourteen players contested a single swiss tournament over 6 rounds with 25 minutes each on the clock. I found myself being roped into arranging the draw for each round as well as playing but I enjoyed doing both.
Some excellent chess was played in a friendly atmosphere although me taking a win because of my opponent’s illegal move may not have been in keeping with the convivial mood in the room.
Great Ayton’s Mike Hardman was the top-rated player however he did not get his own way dropping 1.5 points to end up equal first in the open section with Kegan. Prizes were awarded in accordance with the grades; there was a big disparity between the top players and the bottom.
The majority of payers were from Great Ayton and Thornaby Chess clubs with two from Harrogate.
I hope this type of event is repeated by Kegan because it was great fun and a jolly good day out in fantastic surroundings. Hopefully the next one will attract a bigger entry.
|2nd Tennant Chess tournament – Final results|
|Mike Hardman||4.5||1= Open|
|Kegan Harrison||4.5||1= Open|
|Gordon Middlemiss||3.0||1= Major|
|Ian Johnson||3.0||1= Major|
|Brian Whitaker||3.0||1= Major|
|Jim Rogers||3.0||1= Major|
A correction has been made to the 24th CCA Club Championship game submission post.
The usual bi-submission timetable will be adhered.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Following up from the post made on 24th August (CCA Club Championship Submission – 24/8/17) no games will be submitted to the ECF without a named representative from that club to go along with the submission.
This is in accordance with ECF guidelines as it is up to each club to ensure all games played in their internal competitions are played by legitimate players (I.E. Have paid their ECF registration).
Any queries, please email Paul Douglass at email@example.com
The August revisions of the July 2017 ECF Grading List have been published and available on ECF Grading Database. A full list will be compiled for all CCA members and published on this website during the course of w/c 04/09/2017.
If you are playing in any CCA competition during 2017/18, please be minded to ensure you refresh your subscription directly to ECF. This is available in ECF Membership subscription service. If you renew online, there is a £1 discount.
Following on from the previous post on the new initiative by C.S.C to bring chess to the wider community, there is now a link on the main page of this site where you can obtain further information. Just underneath the CCA links on the right hand side you’ll see the C.S.C. logo. Clicking on this will take you to a page containing images of the two posters that are used to promote the library sessions.
The Buffs chess club gained one new member after just one week, so the project obviously has potential to increase the numbers in our clubs. However it can only do this if we give it our support. Why not drop in to one of these sessions from time to time and join in the activities, talk to the attendees, promote your club, etc. It might just pay dividends!
To all CCA Clubs who intend submitting 2017/18 Club Championship results to the grader, can you please use the attached structure in Excel (2007 or above).
It is the intention to submit all Club Championship results as per the normal bi-submission timetable during the 2017/18 season.
All submissions, or any queries around using the Excel structure, should be emailed to Paul Douglass – firstname.lastname@example.org
Darlington Chess Club would like to invite CCA members to a simultaneous display by GM Danny Gormally on 11th September 2017 (7pm start).
Please read leaflet (Microsoft Word document) for more details.
Our long time Grader, Mr. Mike Creaney, has announced that he will not be standing for office in the 2017/18 season.
Mike has given 12 years of first rate service as CCA grader, going over and above what was expected of him. I’m sure we’re all going to miss his up-to-date GP’s and his ‘Feather in your cap’ feature on his Onedrive web page.
Many thanks Mike from all CCA Exec.
A very big welcome to our new Grader for the 2017/18 season, Paul Douglass.
Brian Whitaker, CCA Chairman