Thursday, 25 September 2014

University Fixtures Until December 2014


Oct-07 University B (H) University A(A) no game Coventry E (A)

Oct-14 no game Rugby A (H) Rugby B (A) Rugby C (H)

Oct-21 Coventry A (H) Coventry B (A) Coventry C (C) Coventry G(A)

Nov-04 Coventry B (A) Coventry A (H) Coventry D (A) Coventry F (H)

Nov-11 Nuneaton B (A) Nuneaton A (H) Nuneaton C (A) Nuneaton E (H)

Nov-18 Rugby A (A) no game Newdigate (A) no game

Nov-25 Nuneaton A (H) Nuneaton B (A) Nuneaton D (H) Chelmsley Wood (A)


Monday, 4 August 2014

2015 British Chess Championships - to be held at Warwick University

The 2015 British Chess Championships will take place at the University of Warwick from 25 July to 8 August.

Apart from the main championship there are many competitions to suit all tastes including ones of varying length and catering for various grading bands. (Information on who can play is shown here).

So, if you might want to play or watch then don't book your holiday in that period.

The website for more information is (currently showing mostly information about the 2014 event - this will give you an idea of what you could be in for).

Thursday, 26 June 2014

U140 and U120 County Championship captains sought

Warwickshire Chess Association are seeking volunteers to captain teams in the Under 140 and Under 120 County Championship in 2014/15. To express an interest, please contact Alex Holowczak at before 31st July. If there are no volunteers by the passing of the deadline, then these teams will not run next season. (Message received via Mike J).

Monday, 7 April 2014

Coventry Chess Academy

Message from Mike Johnson:  Short video promoting Coventry Chess Academy. Please share link:

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Please remember that drinks need to be BOUGHT rather than BROUGHT ...

Recently at a Nuneaton Club match a member of staff there spotted a visiting player who had a drink not bought on the premises. You are reminded that all the venues we use expect you to buy your drinks while there rather than bringing them along with you.

Some chess clubs have in the past been required to change venue because of this happening and also because, frankly, chess players don't buy a lot at the bar even when they are buying all their drinks there. We are not the most profitable sort of club to host.

Even bringing your own water/soft drinks into the venue could be considered a problem so please don't do it. We have some very supportive venues and we need to support them. Your active co-operation is required. Thanks.

(Posted on behalf of Mike Johnson - wording is mine rather than his).

Monday, 30 December 2013

Jonathan Payne (14) Rugby Chess Club Player - Notice of funeral arrangements

Jonathan Payne (14), a member of the Rugby Junior Chess Club over several years and regular player for the past few seasons in club matches (CDCL and Leamington League) died in a fatal accident shortly before Christmas. An obituary notice from the Coventry Evening Telegraph includes information about his funeral arrangements and is posted on the RCC site.

Jonathan was a dedicated chess player who frequently played for Board 1 for Rugby C this season and occasionally for Rugby B. In junior tournaments was having notable success in the past year. The Junior Club and the teams he played for will miss him so much.

We extend our sympathy to Jonathan's family at this very sad time.

Note that donations rather than flowers are requested.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Warwickshire U100 v Leicestershire. Saturday 23rd November 2013

Any U100 players wishing to play please contact Richard Buxton on 01789205367 or email  *

substitute @ for '_at_' to get the email address (my doubtless fruitless address to cut down on spam) :-)