Doncaster Chess Congress

Just a reminder of a local(ish) congress coming up soon

Doncaster Chess Congress
Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN1 2HY

February 26th – 28th
Contact: Steve Mann Email: sjmann@gmx.co.uk Tel: 01709 379 209
4 Swiss sections: Open, Under 176, Under 146, Under 126. Entry fee £31 adults, £26 juniors; less for ECF membership (above Bronze) £7 adults, £5 juniors. Entries to Steve Mann, by post, e-mail or phone

Pete Mitchell

People may have heard the sad news that Pete Mitchell recently died.

His funeral will be on Thursday 21st January 1pm at Hutcliffe Woods Crematorium.

In his recent S&DCA newsletter Brian Lever said of Pete:

Pete Mitchell, local chess player in the Works League and Sheffield Association, has died.
He will be much missed by Ecclesall CC, where he played in all the teams and was the club librarian for many years, and by the many others of us who met him frequently in our away matches there, sometimes sitting face to face with him for two or three hours, wondering what he was plotting.
One begins to suspect that Ecclesall Chess Club is actually an orchestra in disguise; perhaps they should run matches with the accompaniment of a string quartet, because it transpires that, like Joe Morrison, Peter was a keen violinist.
In addition to the fiddle, he also wielded golf sticks and snooker utensils on a regular basis.

Games from the Past

I’ve found a hundred or so Nomads games on the old dokuwiki site dating from May 2012 to June 2014. I shall be adding these to this site over the next few weeks.

To start off here is a Summer League game from May 2012 Hards vs Johnson.

As more games are added you can find them by looking on the left hand side of this site in the archive section. (Notice May 2012 has now appeared there.)

Sheffield Individual Championships Deadline Extended

Deadline for entries is now Saturday 24th October

Sheffield Individual Tournaments

Geoff Brown is organising the Sheffield Individual Championships this year.

These will be played as six-round Swiss tournaments spread out over the coming season, with one game scheduled every four to six weeks. In the case of insufficient entries then sections may be combined or a different format may be used.

ENTRY IS FREE

Please send your entry, including
full name
grading reference(s)
postal address
telephone number
email address
date of birth (Juniors only)

6 Shoreham Road, Moorgate, Rotherham S60 3EF
phone: O17O9 837596 mobile: O7931 563787
gd_brown@hotmail.co.uk

Guide for using the new digital clocks

Apologies, I don’t know how to get images onto here, so this is all text, but hopefully it’s quite straightforward. There are various different settings the new clocks (the burgundy coloured ones) can be used on (there is a list on the bottom of the clocks), but to keep it simple I have just listed below how to get them ready for a Sheffield League match time.

The on / off button is on the bottom of the clock, press that.

A number should appear on the front of the clock. This should be number 5. If it is not number 5, use the + or – buttons on the left of the front of the clock to move this number either up or down. Then press the tick button on the front of the clock.

If it is number 5, then press the tick button on the right of the front of the clock. This will then take you through to the time settings. These should be correct, so all you have to do is keep pressing the tick button to take you through, it will move through two lots of 1.00.00, then show 2 x 15.00, which is the additional time. Keep pressing tick until the clock shows the 1.00 on both sides.

After each of the two times, there is a little symbol – one black and one clear, to show colours. Use the top grey bar (the bit you press when you have played your move) to make sure the black is lined up with the black colours and the clear with the white (this depends on which side of the table you are placing your clock).

It’s then ready to go. To start the clock press the ‘play pause’ button on the front in the centre. The 15 minutes will be added to both clocks when the first clock reaches zero, so it is up to you to make sure your opponent has reached 30 moves by this point.

Switch off when finished, button on bottom of clock.

Anyone who wants any further instruction, just let me know.

Sheffield Individual Tournaments

Sheffield Individual Tournaments

Geoff Brown is organising the Sheffield Individual Championships this year.  

These will be played as six-round Swiss tournaments spread out over the coming season, with one game scheduled every four to six weeks. In the case of insufficient entries then sections may be combined or a different format may be used.

ENTRY IS FREE
Entries are now invited. Closing date is 15th October 2015

Please send your entry, including
full name
grading reference(s)
postal address
telephone number
email address
date of birth (Juniors only)

6 Shoreham Road, Moorgate, Rotherham S60 3EF
phone: O17O9 837596    mobile: O7931 563787
gd_brown@hotmail.co.uk