This is a brief guide to our digital chess clocks, found on youtube. It doesn’t explain absolutely everything, but it should give you a decent idea how setting the clocks is supposed to work.
A big thanks to Phil Beckett for organising a Chess 960 (Fischer Random Chess) night. (See rules here.)
There were four rounds, with John, Jo, Eric, Jeremy, Phil, Robert, Steve and Henry playing. Henry was the eventual winner with four wins.
Phil Beckett will be repeating last years successful chess 960 night on Tuesday 4th August.
This Year’s 2015
Sheffield Chess Congress
Fri-Sun 26th – 28th June 2015
It’s not long till Friday, but it is possible to enter by email (details on the form).
Good luck to all Nomads! 🙂
Listed below are the events planned so far for the summer period. All will begin at 7.45p.m at the Trades & Labour Club. If you have any ideas for anything that could be added to a free Tuesday to encourage people along, please contact Jeremy to arrange a date and we shall amend the list.
The club will of course continue to meet every Tuesday outside of these dates.
23rd June Club championship Part 1 (rounds 1-3)
30th June Club championship Part 2 (rounds 4-5)
14th July Handicap tournament
28th July Either games demonstration or endgame theme
1st Sep Phil Ford memorial quickplay
8th Sep Playground football event (pre-season preparation game: League conditions).
Nomads are on the move! With thanks to Eten café for their hospitality over the last year, we now head to the Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street, Sheffield, S2 5QQ. It’s the first club night next week, Tuesday 19th May, when Paul has kindly agreed to repeat last year’s very successful simul. So, if you’ve not seen the venue yet come along and have a look. If you have, come along anyway 🙂 7.45pm start.
For anyone interested, here are the details / link to the webpage of a new congress to be held in Wakefield, with a FIDE rated Open. It does unfortunately clash with Nottingham if that happens to be in your plans.
Cedar Court Hotel
Denby Dale Road
FIDE Rated Open
ECF Under 175
ECF Under 135
Henry Withington, who’s played for the A, C & D teams this season has had an impressive record. He’s been nominated player of the month for November 2014 by Yorkshire Chess.
- open to anyone in the S & DCA area
- 6 rounds Swiss or all-play-all, depending on turnout
- one game per month at Black’s or Junior’s choice of venue
- free entry
- playing speed: 24 moves per hour, then 12 each half hour
- your details by text, please, or call 07763938623 by 31 October
- current champion: Chris Shephard
- I would like more entries than last year, please!
- “regulars” whom I am phoning individually need not apply separately
The new chess season upon us once again. We’ll be kicking off next week, Weds 10th September, at Eten Café, next to the cathedral, with a quickplay event commemorating Phil Ford, longstanding Nomads member who died suddenly, too young, 4 years ago after playing chess.