The ECF have gone live with their new four figure ratings, which will be updated on a monthly basis and take the place of the current three figure system. The link below takes you to the Nomads page. https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/list_players.php?club_code=8YSN
Henry Withington (Nietzschescat) took first place losing one game to Jeremy and being held to a draw in one game by his dad. Jeremy came in second with a 100% win record. In third place was Robert from Wales, winner of the two previous arenas. We had nine players taking part, including new player Matthew … Continue reading “Henry wins Third Arena”
Tuesday 8th September 7.30pm till 9.30pm is the date for the Third Nomads Arena. After two very enjoyable events we are doing this one with an eight minute plus five seconds increment played over a period of two hours. To take part you need to be a Lichess member (completely free) and to join the … Continue reading “The Third Arena”
We will be meeting at the Trades and Labour club next Tuesday, 1st September at 7.30pm for casual games of chess. Me and Lez are guaranteed to be there. Anyone who fancies coming down please do so for our first club night in months. We will be following the rules of the Trades and Labour … Continue reading “Club Night in the Real World”
We had eight players in a two hour arena, with ten minute games. Even with this relatively small pool of players the arena worked really well. We will be holding many more events over the coming months and welcome ideas from all Nomads.
Here is an idea for a virtual club night. The Arena. Everyday on Lichess there are arena tournaments that take various formats. The Arena is quite unlike a Swiss tournament. For a start there are no rounds. You play, and win or lose, you play again almost straight away, as soon as you reenter the … Continue reading “The Arena”
The format is 30 minutes with a 30 second increment, one game per week. The white player should contact the black player to arrange the game. An email with all the contact details of players has been sent to all entrants. If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Results in by 8pm Sunday at … Continue reading “First Nomads Online Chess Tournament”
Meeting up to play will not be an option for at least three weeks, and quite possibly much longer. So it looks like online chess will provide us with opportunities to keep playing and not let our wonderful chess community become dormant. Fortunately Oliver Brennan of Rotherham CC has been proactive and has organised an … Continue reading “Online Chess during the current crisis”