4th Annual Lowestoft Rapidplay Tournament

Lowestoft chess club will be holding its 4th annual rapidplay tournament on Sunday 18th November 2018 at Parkhill Hotel.
There will be two sections – open and under 150.
All the details are on the attached form and all the usual rules apply.
Last year we had 35 players from all over the country and I am hoping to beat that this year. Please be aware the event is limited to 40 players due to space constraints.

Summer Grading List 2018

The summer 2018 grading list is out! Well done to all those whose grade increased – Peter C (130 -> 132), Alex E (112 -> 115), Jack E (99 – > 103),  Alan P (134 -> 140) and especially Amy Little who had the biggest grade increase (110 -> 119).

Good luck to all in the upcoming 2018/19 season.

Name Standard Previous Rapidplay Previous
Bond, Peter D 146 E 152 D
Clear, David E 167 B 173 B
Wells, Jonathan C 181 A 184 A 186 C 186 C
Hackford, Edward 121 C 126 B 112 B 110 A
Hodkinson, Peter M 102 C 103 A 105 A 101 A
Pearl, John RF 38 C 42 B 52 A 57 A
Evans, Alex J 115 B 112 A 100 C 101 A
Evans, Jack A 103 B 99 A 92 B 89 A
Larner, Tony R 101 B 101 A 105 C 106 B
Page, Alan F 140 C 134 B 156 A 155 A
McCoan, Oliver 73 C 77 C 67 C 65 C
Clough, Peter WL 132 C 130 C 133 B 139 A
Pashley, Darcy 61 E 75 F 72 A 89 A
Little, Amy 119 A 110 A 124 A 118 A
Hall, Jack 55 A 58 B
Pigott, Darrell N 155 A 160 B 151 A 149 A

John Scott Memorial Blitz

The John Scott Memorial Blitz will take place on Tuesday 10th July at 7.30
(not 7pm as previously advertised) at Norwich High School. No entry fee,
but please inform Stephen Orton by email or phone (01603 451572) of your
wish to enter. Car parking will be at the back of the school – entry from
Albemarle Road, where signs will direct you to the playing area.

Amy Little wins u-11 Title at Midlands Gigafinal

From Peter Hodkinson…

On Sunday 8th July 2018, Amy Little (grade 118) won the Solihull (Birmingham) Gigafinal of the UK Chess Challenge to become Midlands girls u11 champion. Amy went clear of the field of 24 by winning her first 5 games and needed only to agree a draw in round 6 to be a clear winner.

The Southern Gigafinal in Twickenham a week earlier was a much closer affair with 4 girls finishing with 5 out of 6. Alisha Vyas (grade 117) won the title on a tie-break.

The Northern Gigafinal takes place on Sunday (15th July 2018) in Manchester.

This national schools event attracted over 40,000 entries of all school ages. It is the biggest chess tournament in the World.

The UK Grand Finals will be held in Peterborough.