Wednesday, 2 December 2020

​A Joint Coventry and Leamington Online Chess League in the new year, 2021!

PRESS RELEASE

Coventry, Leamington, and surrounding area / 02 December 2020

Building on a successful Autumn 2020 season of online chess (despite the pandemic), the Coventry and District Chess League will be forming a joint 2021 Spring League with the Leamington and District Chess League.

Local chess across the Coventry and Leamington area, remains vibrant as ever. The new joint league plans to bring together all the existing clubs in both Leagues. This comes in the backdrop of Warwickshire and surrounding areas entering Tier 3 restrictions, the Coventry's City of Culture 2021 celebrations, and of course, the renewed interest in chess from the Netflix's Queen Gambit TV show - watched by over 70 million people since its release!

The Coventry and Leamington Online Chess League looks forward to an exciting year, in the backdrop of Coventry's City of Culture 2021 celebrations!

The current online League runs across two divisions, an Open Division, and an U140 Division, with eighteen teams stretching over the borders of Warwickshire. The joint League is due to begin in the new year, on the week beginning 18th January 2021, and will have two to three divisions. The League is open to all existing Coventry and Leamington League clubs, and any new clubs based in historic Warwickshire. The deadline for entries, is 23.59 Wednesday 6th January.

If you are a beginner, casual player, or an experienced player, many local clubs will be delighted to welcome you, including, Coventry, Leamington, Nuneaton, Rugby, Kenilworth, Sutton Coldfield, Shirley and Wythall, Stratford, Solihull, Olton, Daventry, Banbury, and Rugby Juniors & Co. University students in Birmingham, Coventry, and Warwick, may also play for their university teams.

We highly encourage members of the public to join your local chess club. Equally, we would welcome new teams of four, from the Warwickshire area. 

For further information about the League, our Tournament Controller, Colin Green would be delighted to hear from you. Full details of the current league, can be found on our website: https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/online.html

Monday, 19 October 2020

CDCL Autumn Online League 2020 - Results Update

For the 2020-21 Season, the Coventry & District Chess League is running an Autumn Online League, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are the foremost online League in the Midlands, with nineteen teams hailing from across the Coventry-Warwickshire area. This Online League is run by the League Chairman, and Online Organiser, Colin Green [colin284green@googlemail.com].

The results of the Coventry and District Chess League's 2020 Autumn Online League, will be regularly updated, with a further breakdown of the results for each team.

*** FULL RESULTS - Week 1-7: here!  [Last updated: 29 November 2020 16:00] ***

Results - Crosstable [Last updated: 29 November 2020 16:00]: 

TEAM  DIVISION 1

PL

W

D

L

FOR

AG

PTS

NUNEATON A

6

6

0

0

35.5

12.5

12

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

6

2

0

4

17.5

30.5

4

COVENTRY A

6

3

0

3

26

22

6

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK A

6

2

0

4

18.5

29.5

4

KENILWORTH A

7

5

0

2

32.5

21.5

10

KENILWORTH B

6

2

0

4

20

28

4

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK B

6

3

0

3

20.5

27.5

6

SUTTON COLDFIELD

6

2

0

4

20.5

27.5

4

SHIRLEY & WYTHALL A

7

3

0

4

31

23

6


TEAM  DIVISION 2

PL

W

D

L

FOR

AG

PTS

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK C

7

4

0

3

27.5

27.5

8

STRATFORD

7

0

1

6

17.5

37.5

1

NUNEATON B

6

5

0

1

27.5

18.5

10

RUGBY

6

5

0

1

31.5

16.5

10

COVENTRY B

6

4

0

2

31

14

8

COVENTRY C

6

3

1

2

22.5

20.5

7

RUGBY JUNIORS & CO

6

1

0

5

13.5

30.5

2

SHIRLEY & WYTHALL B

6

3

1

2

24.5

22.5

7

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

6

1

1

4

19.5

22.5

3

 

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

CDCL Online League: October-December 2020 Fixtures

FIXTURES FOR DIVISION 1 & 2

The first date (below) is for Division 1 (Tuesday) and the second date for Division 2 (Thursday).

If you are playing on a date other than a Tuesday or Thursday please keep me informed.

I will always refer to the fixture date as a Tuesday or Thursday even if you play on another day.

Teams from the same or a similar club play each other in the first fixture.

The fixtures are from the internationally recognised Berger Tables.  As agreed I made the draw.

WEEK 1     13th/15th October        1-10, 2-9, 3-8, 4-7, 5-6. 

WEEK 2     20th/22nd October         10-6, 7-5, 8-4, 9-3, 1-2. 

WEEK 3     27th/29th October         2-10, 3-1, 4-9, 5-8, 6-7.

WEEK 4     3rd/5th November          10-7, 8-6, 9-5, 1-4, 2-3. 

WEEK 5     10th/12th November      3-10, 4-2, 5-1, 6-9, 7-8. 

WEEK 6     17th/19th November      10-8, 9-7, 1-6, 2-5, 3-4.

WEEK 7     24th/26th November      4-10, 5-3, 6-2, 7-1, 8-9. 

WEEK 8     1st/3rd December          10-9, 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5. 

WEEK 9     8th/10th December        5-10, 6-4, 7-3, 8-2, 9-1.

TEAM

DIVISION 1                       TUESDAY

DIVISION 2                    THURSDAY

1

NUNEATON A

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK C

2

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

STRATFORD

3

COVENTRY A

NUNEATON B

4

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK A

RUGBY

5

KENILWORTH A

COVENTRY B

6

KENILWORTH B

COVENTRY C

7

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK B

RUGBY JUNIORS & CO

8

SUTTON COLDFIELD

KE STRATFORD*

9

SHIRLEY & WYTHALL A

SHIRLEY & WYTHALL B

10

 

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY


REPORTING RESULTS

Both clubs send me the complete result on the evening of the match.
You are not expected to send me the real names of your opponents.
Treat the fixture as one match.  Eg each players score will be 2-0, 1.5-0.5, 1-1 etc
Please send by e-mail without formatting.  Also please no screen shots or copy and paste from chess.com
This will take you a little extra time but will be a great time saver for me.
The real names of players should be reported when they play their first games.

Prompt reporting will mean that the full results will be out very soon.

Colin Green.
Chairman & Online Organiser, Coventry & District Chess League.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

CDCL Online League - 2020/21 Autumn Season

For the Autumn of the 2020-21 Season, the Coventry & District Chess League is running an Online League, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is, following a backdrop of a very successful trial league in the Summer, where a summary can be found here, [link].

The Online League will consist of two divisions, an Open Division, and a U140 Division - open to regular and new chess teams. The time control will be 15 minutes plus 10 second increment.

The deadline for entries to Colin Green (League Chairman, and Online Chess organiser) is Monday 5th October, who may also be emailed for additional details [colin284green@googlemail.com].

Full details of the league may be found here: https://covchessleague.blogspot.com/p/online.html



Saturday, 5 September 2020

CDCL Summer 2020 Online Chess League [Trial]

Here are the final results of the August 2020 Trial Online Chess League.

Congratulations to the University of Warwick who won all of their games.

A total of 54 different players represented the 6 competing clubs. I think it's been a great success, without which the next stage might not have been possible.

On this note I have almost completed my proposals for the October League, which should be with you very soon.

Thanks and best wishes,
Colin.

Colin Green
colin284green@gmail.com
Chairman, Coventry & District Chess League.

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FINAL RESULTS TABLE BASED UPON FIRST 4 PLAYERS ONLY

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

FOR

AGAINST

POINTS

University

5

5

0

0

29

11

10

Kenilworth

5

3

0

2

24.5

15.5

6

Nuneaton

5

2

1

2

21.5

18.5

5

Coventry Chess

5

2

1

2

19.5

20.5

5

University Alumni

5

2

0

3

19

21

4

Rugby

5

0

0

5

6.5

33.5

0

 

COMPLETE RESULTS

[View Here]