Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Joint League runs new Summer Individual Tournament, open to ALL!

PRESS RELEASE

Coventry, Leamington, and surrounding area / 01 June 2021

Delighted to be fostering local chess across the Coventry-Leamington area, in parallel with celebrating Coventry's City of Culture 2021 celebrations!

The Coventry & Leamington Online Chess League (CLOCL) will be running its inaugural 2021 Summer Individual Rapidplay Tournament, following a very successful Spring League with 30 Local teams across 3 Divisions! This is a joint Coventry League & Leamington League event.

This will be an individuals' competition, instead of a team event. The tournament will begin on Tuesday 8th June, with the deadline for entries in one week's time (Monday 7th June).

There is a hybrid (online/in-person) element to this; if two players wish to play their 7.30pm fixture for a particular evening over-the-board, at a mutually agreed location, in line with the latest Government's Covid Regulations, then we encourage this. The Joint League, is happy to support efforts to return to over-the-board chess, where the Law allows!

Games will be every Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Entries can be taken here: [https://tinyurl.com/CL2021SRT] (If there are technical problems, please email us.)

Current Entries may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/CL2021SRTresults

Entry Cost: FREE

Eligibility: This is open to any player/individual involved in the Coventry League or Leamington League past/present, or live across the general area (roughly greater Warwickshire plus a little beyond?!).

Platform: Lichess (Free to register with an email address). (A previous guide created by myself & Richard B, for using Lichess for a previous event, may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/lichessguide)

(Seperately,  there is also information about the CL & LL Junior Summer Cup 2021, for juniors in 3-player teams, for clubs/schools, or even groups of friends, playing online. So, if you / your juniors' club / school / friends, may be interested in this, then details may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/CLJuniorSummerCupEntry  It will begin at the end of June [23rd].)

Thank you all, for supporting local chess across the Coventry and Leamington area, and beyond.

Friday, 30 April 2021

Coventry & Leamington Joint League concludes on a high!

 PRESS RELEASE

Coventry, Leamington, and surrounding area / 01 May 2021

The Coventry League and Leamington League came together during the Spring to run an online chess League. In the background of Queen's Gambit, and the City of Culture celebrations, it was crucial to keep local chess vibrant throughout the pandemic, and bring together all the clubs from both Leagues together.

The joint league was a barnstorming success (concluding in April). It brought together thirty teams across three divisions, hailing from across the district area, including five junior teams. A big thank you, goes to all 200 chess players who played in the League, the Team Managers, the Fairplay and Grading Sub-Committees, and of course, Colin Green (Tournament Controller), Ben Graff (Chair), and Malcolm Harding (Secretary) for making this a great success.

Nuneaton A was Division 1 Champions, with Kenilworth A runner-up, and Shirley & Wythall A in third place. Shirley & Wythall B won Division 2, Banbury B was runner-up, with University of Warwick B in third place. Division 3 was won by Solihull, with Sutton Coldfield B runner up, and University of Warwick D on third.

Full results: here

The joint League Steering Committee has now resolved to run two events for the Summer.

(1) An Individual Summer Rapidplay Tournament, beginning on Tuesday 8th February. To be played on Lichess (free) across six weeks, with the caveat that if both players wish to play over-the-board, the League would encourage this (where the law allows), every Tuesday. Deadline for entries, Monday 7th February: [https://tinyurl.com/CL2021SRT]

(2) A Junior Summer Cup, beginning on Wednesday 23rd June, a team event lasting around 5 weeks, played at 7pm, every Wednesday. Deadline for entries, Monday 14th June: [https://tinyurl.com/CLJuniorSummerCupEntry]

For more information, email us at coventryleamingtonchess@gmail.com

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 joint Online League is due to begin in the new year, on the week beginning 25th January 2021, and will be run over 3 Divisions - Open (Tuesday 7.30pm), U560 (Thursday 7.30pm), and U480 (Tuesday 7.30pm). It currently has eighteen teams stretching across the borders of Warwickshire. 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 13th January.

If you are a beginner, casual player, or an experienced player, many local CDCL and LDCL 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. 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

FINAL DRAFT RULES: here. (29-DEC-2020)

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.

*** FINAL RESULTS: HERE! [Last updated: 11-DEC-2020 17:00] ***

Results - Crosstable [Last updated: 11-DEC-2020 17:00]: 

TEAMS             DIVISION 1

PL

W

D

L

FOR

AG

PTS

NUNEATON A

8

7

0

1

44.5

19.5

14

KENILWORTH A

8

6

0

2

40

22

12

COVENTRY A

8

6

0

2

39.5

24.5

12

SHIRLEY & WYTHALL A

8

4

0

4

36

26

  8

SUTTON COLDFIELD

8

4

0

4

31

33

  8

KENILWORTH B

8

3

0

5

28

36

  6

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK B

8

3

0

5

25.5

38.5

  6

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

8

2

0

6

22

42

  4

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK A

8

1

0

7

19.5

44.5

  2


TEAMS            DIVISION 2

PL

W

D

L

FOR

AG

PTS

NUNEATON B

8

6

1

1

36

26

13

COVENTRY B

8

6

0

2

42

19

12

RUGBY

8

6

0

2

40

24

12

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK C

8

5

0

3

33

30

10

SHIRLEY & WYTHALL B

8

3

2

3

31

32

8

COVENTRY C

8

3

1

4

27.5

31.5

7

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

8

1

2

5

24.5

33.5

4

STRATFORD

8

1

1

6

23.5

39.5

3

RUGBY JUNIORS & CO

8

1

1

6

19.5

41.5

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]