Sunday 23 June 2024

LRCA Individual Championships

The pairings for the 3rd round of the LRCA Individual Championships have been made.

The Minor Section has thrown up an all Ashby game between Les Fancourt and Jamie Rhodes.

Josh Cherrington has a tough match against Paul Mottram of Wigston in the Challengers Section and Tom Gerrard has an equally tough match against Sathara Dissanayake, also of Wigston, in the Major Section.

The very best of luck to all of them.

Saturday 22 June 2024

2024 AGM Documents

All documents pertaining to the 2024 AGM will be published online in advance, as they become available. Please take the time to read them as it will save time on the night. 

Click here to view the documents that have been uploaded so far.

Harrod Cup 3rd Round Draw

The 3rd round of the Harrod Cup sees Ashby 1 away against Wigston 1, Ashby 2 away against Market Harborough 2 and Ashby 3 at home against Wigston 2. All matches to be played by 19th July.

2024/2025 ECF Membership Fees

The ECF have made some changes to both the ECF Fees and Membership Categories for 2024/2025, which you should be aware of.

The cost of Bronze Membership is increasing from £18 to £20.

The ECF Silver Membership Category is being abolished and is being merged with Gold Membership.

The new merged Silver/Gold Membership will cost £35. So if you previously held Gold Membership your fee will see a reduction of £4 from last season. If you previously held Silver Membership then your fee will see an increase of £8 from last season.

Platinum Membership is increasing by £2 to £77, but I do not think that this affects anybody at Ashby.

Supporter level Membership is increasing by £2 to £12. This is unlikely to affect anybody at Ashby.

There are also some changes to Junior Membership which, as things stand, will not affect us. However, if anybody has any questions, please feel free to ask.

Friday 21 June 2024

No 1-2-3 For Ashby

A 7 - 1 mauling at the hands of Wigston 1 last night meant that Ashby 2 failed to join Ashby 1 & 3 at the top of the Harrod Cup table. Last night's opponents now lead the table on Game Point Difference.

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Wigston 2 Default Harrod Cup Match

Wigston 2 have defaulted their Harrod Cup match this Thursday, meaning that Ashby 1 overtake Ashby 3 at the top of the Harrod Cup table on Game Point Difference.

Sunday 16 June 2024

Harrod Cup

A 5 - 3 win for Ashby 3 at Loughborough (despite Steve's best efforts to give our opponents a share of the points !!) sent them to the top of the Harrod Cup table. Hopefully they will be joined there this week by Ashby 1 and Ashby 2, who are at home against Wigston 2 and Wigston 1 respectively.

As usual, the table and results are available to view from the tab at the top of this page.

Tournament/Congress Entries

If anybody is playing in any individual tournaments or congresses, please let us know so that we can highlight it on the website. 

Crewe Chess Congress

Steve, Les and Jamie are all playing in the Intermediate Section of the Crewe Congress next weekend. Watch this space for their results. 

Birmingham Rapidplay

Congratulations to Josh Cherrington on finishing joint 1st in the Intermediate Section of last weekend's Birmingham Rapidplay, with a brilliant score of 6/7. He just missed out on winnng it outright when he lost to the other joint winner in the last round.

Les Fancourt also played in the Intermediate Section, finishing on 3.5/7, as did Jamie Rhodes and Tom Gerrard, who both finished on 3/7.

County Championships

Josh Cherrington currently has 1.5/2 in the Challengers Section of the Leicestershire Individual County Championships.

Tom Gerrard has 1.5/2 in the Major Section.

Les Fancourt and Jamie Rhodes both have 1.5/2 in the Minor Section.

Friday 24 May 2024

2024 AGM

The 2024 AGM will be held on Thursday 27th June. This will be preceeded by an End Of Season Dinner at a venue to be decided. Neil will be in touch with everybody in the near future to determine whether or not they will be available to attend the dinner, and for their views on where they would like this to be held.