South Hams Chess Club
South Hams Chess Club

Start of 2018-19 Season

The first club night of the new season will be on Thursday 6th September.

The internal club competitions have been set up and are ready to go - for details see the competition overview for 2018-19.

We will be attending the Torbay League Autumn Council meeting on Wednesday 19th September, which is when we expect the club's fixtures in the Torbay League competitions to be determined.

Bearing in mind Torbay League fixtures, the Cookworthy Cup, holidays and other reasons why you may not be able to play every Thursday, it's inevitably going to be a challenge to complete all your games in the Homan, Dunleavy or Levy leagues before Christmas. So it's important that you arrange a game on every possible club night. The easiest way to pre-arrange your games is using this website: if you are contemplating playing a particular player on a particular night, you can see if the player concerned already has a pre-arranged game. You can then pre-arrange the game. Your opponent will then receive a notification email, and the onus is on your opponent to let you know if the chosen date isn't convenient. Don't worry about committing yourself a long time in advance - it is understood that from time to time, games will need to re-scheduled for one reason or another.

As a reminder, members' new grades, as per the July 2018 ECF grading list, can be viewed on this website.

Please don't forget to renew your ECF membership if it expired on August 31st 2018. The easiest and cheapest way to renew is online via the ECF website.

Finally, a very warm welcome to Mark Cockerton, who has decided to join the club and will start off in the Dunleavy League - which now looks EVEN more competitive!