Message from Ben Graff. Leamington league chairman.

Sun, 31 January 2021 11:03:40
Richard Buxton

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!
I've set up a new LDCL event on Lichess for 3.00 next Sunday (7th). It's a 7 round 5/2 Swiss. Please do enter if you fancy this. Please also spread the word. Non-league members are welcome to join. Ideally I'm very happy to set up an event once a month or so, if there is enough interest, but let's see how it goes.
Just to also say, this week saw the first round of the joint Leamington/ Coventry online League. I'm really delighted that so many of you are involved in this. We are keeping the flag flying and enjoying some chess in these difficult times. It is already shaping up to be an intriguing event!
A number of you have asked me about the next steps for OTB chess. Hopefully the vaccine roll out means that there is now light at the end of the tunnel. There isn't enough clarity to make a meeting worth doing now. However, if things begin to open up in the Spring/ the Government provides more info on its opening up strategy and we get a change in advice from the ECF, we will certainly call an EGM to discuss at the appropriate time. I really hope that we will play OTB again later this year, but clearly for now we can only watch and wait - and enjoy playing online!



We are always looking to welcome new players to the club no matter what your ability.