The Club is Playing Online
Sunday 22 nd March 2020
Government announcements regarding Coronavirus over the last week mean that the prospect is receding of the Club meeting for face-to-face games in the near future. Cheer up, however, members can play online using the chess.com website!
With effect from 2pm on Sunday 22nd March, we are allowing the outstanding games in the 2019-20 Homan League, Dunleavy League and Cookworthy Cup to be played online. There is no change to the time controls. Note that results of games played online will not be submitted to the ECF for grading; apart from that, the results of online games will be treated exactly the same as the results of face-to-face games.
In addition, we have created two new online all-play-all leagues for club members to enjoy: the Corona Standard Play League and the Corona RapidPlay League. While two members are playing one another, it is possible for other members to watch the game in "real time". Any member may choose to participate or not in the "Corona" leagues - it is entirely optional - but we believe they will be a lot of fun and will give us all our "fix" of playing plenty of chess while the Coronavirus crisis prevents the Club from physically meeting.
Members can click here for guidance on how to how to set up an account on chess.com, and how to arrange and play their online games.
Please contact the Club Secretary (Phil McConnell) if you have any queries.