This is where we publicise any news which may be of interest to the club or its individual members.
Chess Podcast, starring Dewi!
Online Chess TournamentAn online blitz chess tournament will take place weekly, Wednesdays at 7:30pm on lichess.org. The tournament name is "Holywell Weekly Blitz Arena" The winners and runners up of last weeks competition were:
Inaugural Chess Match. In the Park!
Dewi's excellent idea resulted in two decent games of chess, much to the intrigue of the other park visitors. Further chances to play will be announced shortly - come along its great fun!
Chess in the ParkDewi will be playing Chess on Thursday 13th September in Fron Park, Holywell, CH8 7UR between 4 & 6pm . This is a chance to play a friendly game of chess, outdoors! (weather permitting).
Note that the photo is from a park in Budapest so may not be strictly representative!
Entry FormChester & District Chess League Individual Championship entry form now availabe HERE
New season to start on Monday 3rd September 2018
More information about updates to the league's structure at the start of July
Upcoming ICCF congress, Llandudno, Cymru. August 2018
The upcoming congress is for the correspondance chess delegates, but there are events on Friday 19th, Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th August from 8pm-10pm. More information can be found via https://2018.wales/registerlocal/
Our Club Championship is well under way... at the moment Max is in the lead, but probably because he has played more games than anyone else. In the Ladder Competition Dewi is on top, but I think is being closely challenged by Barrie.
All three of our league teams are playing well - there have been some excellent games and exciting matches so far. At the mid-point of the season the Bishops are somewhere in the middle of div 2 ... hopefully free of the twin threats of promotion and demotion. The Knights are close to the top of div 3 and are battling to go up and the Rookies are enjoying themselves further down the table.
On an individual basis, both Owain and Terry are playing very well and on the C&D website are close to the top of the Individual Divisional lists in div 2 and div 3 respectively.
In the 2017/18 season Holywell will run three teams in the Chester & District League. The Bishops are in division 2 and both the Knights and Rookies are in division 3.
2nd May 2017 - Club AGM Summary.
Not a great many changes were enacted tonight. Jon Maybery takes over the Secretary's post form Steve Williams, Haydn Parry replaces Max Coventry as 1st Team Captain, Max takes over the KO team from Liam Jefferies and Sue Parry will run the club Minor Championship.
Haydn Parry was presented the trophy for Club Champion by the President Max Coventry and Sithi Medagedara received the trophy from Max for Club Minor Champion.
18th April 2017 - Chester & District Management Meetings.
The dates for this years CDL meetings have now been announced. The Executive General Meeting (EGM) will be held on Wednesday, 31st May 2017 at the “Drover's Arms” in Mold, commencing 19:30. The subsequent Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at the Stamford Gate Hotel in Holywell, commencing at 19:30. Any items for the agenda must be submitted to the League Secretary, Angus Weir, by 10th May 2017.
Would all current trophy holders please contact Max Coventry to arrange for their return in advance of these meetings.
17th April 2017 - A New Junior Chess Club is Formed.
Starting on Wednesday 26th April 2017, a new junior club is being run at the Highways Church Hall, Ewloe, from 18:00 - 19:30. The club will cater for U12 children of any standard. Focused towards playing chess and letting children enjoy the game, there is no intention to run any teams - just to provide coaching for those who want it. The club will be run by Niki Taylor and coaching will be provided by Jon Maybery with ocassional guest presenters. The fee will be £1 per night and any enquiries should initially come through Jon Maybery of Holywell Chess club.