Tuesday, 31 May 2022

CDCL Season 2021-22 Results

League Champions (Division One): Warwick University A

League Division Two: Warwick University C

League Division Three: Warwick University E

Knock-out Cup: Kenilworth (on Board Count)

Plate: Nuneaton C (on Game Points)

Divisional Cup A: Coventry Chess A

Divisional Cup B: Coventry Chess E

COVENTRY & DISTRICT CHESS LEAGUE (INTERNAL) CHRISTMAS RAPIDPLAY 2021

Fifty-four players representing every club in the League came together for an internal league rapidplay, just before Christmas!

The Coventry & District League Rapidplay Champion title is shared by Santiago German (Warwick University) and Francis Sagyaman (Coventry).

The Coventry & District League Rapidplay Womens' Champion is Vash Ravi (Warwick University).

Results: here

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

COVENTRY & DISTRICT CHESS LEAGUE RAPIDPLAY

COVENTRY & DISTRICT CHESS LEAGUE 10-MINUTE SWISS

A 10 minute Swiss TournamentENTRY INFORMATION FOR PLAYERSTuesday 7th December 2021VENUEMassey Ferguson Social Club            Round 1 starts 8pm.Players advised to be present by 7:40pm.Players not present by 7:55pm could be given zero points in Round 1.TIME LIMITEach player will have 10 minutes for all moves.CLOCKSDigital clocks may or may not be available.  It is expected that analogue clocks will be provided but if you wish to be sure to use a digital clock you will need to provide your own.  If a digital clock is provided it will be used by default.VENUEAs the room at Massey is used until 7:30pm on a Tuesday and we wish to start by 8pm could everyone who arrives early lend a hand to help with tables/chairs and setting up chess boards.Also at the end of the event please help pack away.  Many hands make light work.TIMESRound 1    8pmRound 2    8:30pmRound 3    9pmRound 4    9:30pmRound 5    10pm.It might well be possible to save some time here and therefore finish before 10:20pm.ENTRIESTo be sent to Colin Green, IN ADVANCE of the event so that the administration can be done prior to the day of play.  THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRIES OR ENTRIES ON THE DAY.Last date and time for entries 8pm on Sunday 5th December 2021.ENTRY REQUIREMENTSYour name, club, grade.  Please use your full name.  Ideally as displayed on the ECF grading database.GRADESSeptember 2021 ECF Rapidplay grades to be used.  If no Rapidplay grade is available then ECF Standard grades for September 2021 will be used.Ungraded players to be given a shadow grade by their club organiser.   This is to be provided at the time of entry.RULES1    Move the pieces with one hand only.2    Move the pieces and press the clock with the same hand3    Illegal moves lose.4    If your flag falls the game is lost.  Checkmating material is required in order to claim a win on time.5    Banging or mistreating the clock in any way can result in the loss of the game.6    The Controller/Arbiter can step in to declare a game drawn if no attempt is being made to win by normal means.7    The decision of the arbiter is final.OTHER INFORMATION1    There will be one open section.2    The winner(s) will be declared Coventry & District Chess League Rapidplay Champion(s) 2021.3    There will be no tie break for players on the same score.4    The competition is open to anyone who has played a league, divisional cup or KO cup game in the C&DCL in 2021 or is a member of a competing club.5    Both clocks will be started at the beginning of each round.  If you are not at the board your clock will still be started.ENTRIES TOColin Green    colin284green@gmail.com024 7637 2587I prefer email entries but I will accept telephone entries provided that you speak to me in person.  Please do not leave this until the last minute as I will not guarantee to be at home waiting for your call.Colin Green8th November 2021

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