It is usually with a little trepidation that club treasurers propose an increase in subscriptions at an annual general meeting That was the case when John Fryer presented his annual treasurer's report to Lichfield Chess Club members, showing a loss of 200 pounds on the year and proposing an increase of three pounds. To his … Continue reading A shock for treasurer
Nigel Short, son of Lichfield secretary, David Short, has set his sights on becoming the next FIDE president in the October election. Short's nomination was approved by the English Chess Federation at its recent meeting.He is campaigning on a reform ticket and has just completed a tour of eight African countries to expand on his … Continue reading Short aims for FIDE presidency
Lichfield won the 2017/18 Jackson Cup – the Staffordshire Under 141 team competition. Here's David Fone receiving the trophy at the Staffordshire AGM.
Lichfield treasurer, John Fryer, was the top player with the black pieces in the Wolverhampton League last season. He won four matches, drew three and lost only one game. Overall he was the 12th most successful player in the league with both black and white. THREE LIONS 1, LICHFIELD CC 0 The euphoria surrounding England … Continue reading Snippets
With one match remaining, Lichfield's chances of retaining Staffordshire's Jackson Cup looked remote. Many lesser determined players than Mike Hoare would have resigned on the spot, particularly as time was running out. A Knight and King endgame, a draw was needed for a Lichfield win over Meir, but Mike was down three pawns to five, … Continue reading An epic finish
Digital chess clocks are roundly disliked by a lot of players who are never sure how much time they have left to complete a game and are equally unsure that clocks have been set properly. Lichfield's Birmingham Division 6 fixture at Kynoch ended in a dispute when the home team decided there was too much … Continue reading When chess clocks fail
Announcing that Lichfield had again won the Pittaway Cup, county competition organiser Frank Wood said Lichfield had won the eight player per team trophy so many times it should be renamed the Lichfield Cup. Lichfield have won the trophy three times in the last six years and 15 times in the trophy’s history.
Lichfield’s child protection policy has been enhanced by the formal appointment of secretary David Short as Safeguarding Officer. Brian Homewood is the deputy safeguarding officer and in the absence of both chairman Peter Collins will step in to deal with any incident that might arise. The club insists that juniors are accompanied by a parent … Continue reading Child protection
Lichfield won another Staffordshire County trophy with a 3-2 Jackson Cup win over Newcastle. Bernard Baptiste and Kevin Gallagher got the wins on boards three and five and Antony Allen on top board and David Fone chipped in with draws.
Lichfield Club's leading junior John Moughtin Leay has won the Staffordshire Under 11 Mega Final with a score of 5.5 out of six. Next challenge for John is the Mega Final in Manchester. John's mother Jenny says that John's ability has been improved by the experience he has gained at Lichfield and the support he … Continue reading Under 11 Supremo