The minutes for the AGM held on Sunday 8th September are now available on the website.
A questionnaire was sent to all secretaries of the clubs affiliated to the Lincolnshire Chess Association. The purpose of this was to look at potential improvements that could be made to the Lincolnshire League. The survey results are now available to download.
Here is a summary of the changes to the league rules:
Message from John Grasham
The Lincolnshire Chess AGM will take place on Sunday 8th September at 1.30pm at Church House, 6 Upgate, Louth, LN11 9ET. An agenda, minutes of the AGM and a list of proposals resulting from the Lincolnshire League Survey are available to download.
Firstly, due to the potential changes in the Lincs League as a result of the survey that will be discussed at the meeting, the fixture meeting will take place after the AGM rather than before it.
Secondly, I am sure everyone is already aware, but I am resigning from by posts as secretary, league secretary and MCCU delegate at the meeting. These posts are up for election. If anyone in interested in taking these roles on, please let me know.
This year's George Renison Memorial Jamboree will take place in Louth on Saturday 14th September. The cost per person is £8 whcih will cover the costs of the buffet and tea and coffee. Full Details
The Lincolnshire County Championships will take place on 20th - 21st July at the usual venue of The Atrium in North Hykeham, Lincoln. This is a 5 round tournament with an Open section and U150 section. The tournament is open to Lincolnshire players past and present. An entry form is available to download.
The minor team drew 8-8 against Norfolk in the semi-final but won on board count. They now go through to their fourth consecutive final where they will play Devon. Full Results
Message from Keith Palmer
An entry form is available with details of this year's Quick-Play Tournament which takes place on Saturday 29th June. Note that we have a new venue this year, The White Horse Inn on Kenwick Road, and once again we are including a buffet lunch, supplied by the White Horse Inn, in the entry fee. The venue will be closed to the public during the day so we will have no issues with loud music, noisy customers etc; This tournament is now the premier one day event in Lincolnshire and I hope that local chess players give their support to ensure its continued success.
The U140 team had a convincing win against Staffordshire but narrowly miss out on qualification to the national stages. Full Results
The U140 team had a narrow victory against Warwickshire, winning 8½-7½. Full Results
Despite the U140 team taking an early lead in the match Worcestershire proved to be the stronger side and they won 10-6. Full Results
The U140 team had another close match but this time they were on the winning side, beating Notinghamshire 8½-7½. Full Results
The minor team won a hard fought match by the narrowest of margins against Leicestershire. The victory puts the team in a strong position to qualify for the national stages of the Minor Counties competition with one match left to play. Full Results
The U140 team narrowly lost to Leicestershire by a score of 8½-7½. The match was decided on the last board to be played. Full Results
The U140 team lost their opening match of the season against Derbyshire by a score of 11-4. One game was not finished and has been sent for adjudication. Full Results
The minor team drew with Nottinghamshire in their opening match of the season. Full Results
Back issues of Chess Notes (in pdf format) can be downloaded here.