Club Bulletin 25/4/20

Tuesday Program

We are back up and running on Tuesday nights. To begin with we’re using this for members looking to play allegro style matches, so around 20 mins plus increment. In due course we’ll run the blitz and allegro championships at this time. Please make sure you have joined the Club group: Edinburgh Chess Club Group, and sign up to the Tuesday Allegro Arena through the group.

Club Events this Week

Exciting new event – we are playing in a Team Battle with 9 other clubs tonight at 8pm. All players are welcome, and the top 5 points scorers will count towards the Club total. You can sign up through our lichess group, or directly through this link:
UK Team Battle

The Wednesday Blitz will continue as usual, and I will announce details tomorrow.

Last Week’s Results

We opened up the blitz to friends and team mates, and the Scots Gambit Arena increased to 39 players. Tournament winner was guest (and Scottish Chess editor) Andy Burnett, with Clement 2nd and Willie a fine 3rd.
There was a little confusion regarding the “go beserk” option in the tournament. This allows players to halve their time but get an extra point if they win. Arena Rules
I had previously disabled this for our tournaments, and wanted to test it at some point. To be honest, I had forgotten to disable on this occasion! Will make more transparent if used in future.

We’re on Twitter!

The Club now have a twitter account – @edinburghchess so if you are on this platform do give us a follow. We’ll use it mostly to promote club events and member results.