Thursday 18 July 2024

Ashby 3 Go Top Of Harrod Cup Table

Great result for Ashby 3 last night against Wigston 2. Trailing by  2.5 - 1.5 at the halfway point we came back to win the second half by 3-1, to give us an overall win of 4.5 - 3.5. Great performances by Team Captain Nick Wyld, with a score score of 1.5/2, and Paul Mayer, whose win in his second game against a much hgher rated opponent, got us over the line. The win sends us to the top of the Harrod Cup table by a point from Ashby 1 and Wigston 1. Looking at the table as it stands, it looks like Ashby 3 will be playing either Ashby 1 or Wigston 1 in the 4th round.

Happy 100th Birthday FIDE

Saturday 20th July is International Chess Day, the day that FIDE, the International Chess Federation, was founded in 1924. International Chess Day has been celebrated annually on this date since 1966.

Monday 15 July 2024

Club Championship 3rd Round Draw

The draw for the 3rd round of the Club Championship has now been made. Please click here to view it. All games to be played by the 29th August. 

Sunday 14 July 2024

Leicester H E Atkins Memorial Congress

For those of you who might be interested, the H E Atkins Memorial Congress is being held over the weekend of 27th/29th September. You can click here for more details and an online entry form.

Leicester Rapidplay Results

Unfortunately no Ashby players were required to attend the prize giving at yesterday's Lecicester Rapidplay Congress !!

Andrew Wilson was our best performer, with a score of 3/6 in the Major Section. Also in the Major Section, Josh Cherrington scored 2.5/6. Click here for the final standings.

Les Fancourt scored 3/6 in the Intermediate Section, although one of these was a full point bye. Also in the Intermediate Section, Tom Gerrard scored 2.5/6. Click here for the final standings.

Friday 12 July 2024

Harrod Cup Update

Last night's top of the table clash between Wigston 1 and Ashby 1 resulted in a 4-4 draw, putting then both on 5 points, just a point clear of Mkt Harborough 2 and Ashby 3. Well done to Ric Dawson on winning both of his games to ensure that we took a share of the points. If Ashby 3 beat Wigston 2 next week then they will leapfrog to the top of the table.

Saturday 6 July 2024

U1450 Championship Update

The U1450 Championship results cannot be sent for rating as a couple of the players taking part are not ECF Members. This precludes us from sending the rating file generated by the system to the ECF. However, to get round this problem I will also be entering those games played in the U1450 Championship between ECF Members as Rated Friendlies. They will then be rated in the usual way. It just means that they will show on the ECF Rating Database as Rated Friendles, rather than the U1450 Championship, nothing more than that. Any games played that involve Colin Marley and Emjay Lofts will not be sent for rating as they are not ECF Members. 

Games played up to, and including, 4th July will be submitted tonight and will show on the ECF Rating Database tomorrow. 

Leicester Rapidplay

Just a reminder that the Leicester Rapidplay takes place next Saturday 13th July. Ashby entrants to date are Andrew Wilson and Josh Cherrington in the Major Section and Tom Gerrard and Les Fancourt in the Intermediate Section.