Category Archives: Tournaments

Dear Club Member,

Please see the below message from Jonathan Fallman

“Dear all. I would like to draw your attention to the opportunity to play in the London Chess League, which is now open to all UK clubs. This is a 45 mins +15 s increment, 4-man team league starting on 3rd March. Players will need to be available 7-9pm on Wednesdays from 3rd March – 12th May and there is an entry cost per team which works out at no more than £11.25 per player. If you would like to play please email jonathan.fallman at gmail.com by 11pm Sunday 21st February.”

This week’s club events are below. Usual start times of 7.45pm.

  • Tuesday Rapid Arena (10 mins + 5sec / move)
  • Wednesday Blitz (password 1822 to join)

Best wishes,

Neil

Dear Club Member,

There is a new Team event scheduled to begin on Sunday January 31st – the Scottish Online Chess League (SNOCL). Format is 2 rounds per day, rapid format (25mins + 10s / move), teams of 5 players. Further information is here.

Please let me know if you are interested in playing. We may enter a number of teams if there is sufficient interest.

We had good numbers for last week’s Tuesday and Wednesday events and will continue with the same formats again. Both start at 7.45pm and run for 90 minutes.

Finally, we will play against the Mechanics Institute on Saturday Feb 6th. If anyone has experience of Team matches on chess.com then please let me know.

Thanks

Neil

[The Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club in San Francisco is the oldest chess club in the United States.]

The club’s ran another online blitz tournament this week on Tuesday – again using the lichess site – free and straightforward to use – from 7.45pm to 9.15pm playing as many games as we could be fit in.  Time control was 3 mins + 2 seconds per move increment.

Final results were:

  1. Hugh Brechin
  2. Adam Bremner
  3. Andrew Green

 30 players … again an excellent turnout.  A full analysis of the tournament shows:

For future events and matches please join the Edinburgh Chess Club group.

 

The club’s ran its first ever online blitz tournament last night using the lichess site – free and pretty straightforward to use – from 7.45pm to 9.15pm playing as many games as we could be fit in.  Time control was 3 mins + 2 seconds per move increment.

Final results were:

  1. Clément Sreeves
  2. Andrew Green
  3. Adam Bremner

 32 players…excellent turnout.  A full analysis of the tournament shows:

 Message from our Club President, Neil Berry:

“Thanks to everyone for joining our first online blitz tournament!”