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2nd KO Club Blitz Rose Bowl 2020

Draw and Results as at 29th April 2020

Round One

All games have been completed over the board.

Round Two

Game # 1 Palitha Konara vs Benjamin Pearce

https://lichess.org/UnXj1vda

Game # 4 David Fryer vs Elena Currah

https://lichess.org/c8zZJUYGtL2K

Game #5 Raina Jithendra (to play Black) vs Suriya Velayudham (to play White)

https://lichess.org/Ku4w3hl7

Game #8 Daniel Longley (to play White) vs Jonathan Grisenthwaite (to play Black)

https://lichess.org/SZ1Yfxhf

Quarter Finals

The four KOB quarter final games were played on Monday 30 March and the results were as follows:

QF1 = Palitha Konara (played White) drew vs Henry Shaw

https://lichess.org/ffqhZhDS

QF2 = David Fryer (played White) defeated Michael Redman

https://lichess.org/45nP0935Y5dE

QF3 = Raina Jithendra (played White) defeated Nick Hope

https://lichess.org/O8m4a2qr

QF4 = Daniel Longley (played Black) defeated Thomas Martin

https://lichess.org/bJFokE88

Semi Finals

The following two games will be played and you are all invited to watch them:

SF1 = Palitha Konara (played Black) defeated David Fryer

https://lichess.org/16ILtRdS5RcL

SF2 = Daniel Longley (played White) defeated Raina Jithendra

https://lichess.org/okNayIDy

Final
 
Daniel Longley vs Palitha Konara

The plan for Online play

The online games will be on LICHESS.org and played as before with 10 minutes per side plus 5 seconds per move. 

Of course you will not be able to play "rock, scissors, paper" to decide who plays White. Instead you will ask Lichess to decide randomly who plays White (unless you are replaying a game previously drawn and so you know you will play the colour opposite to that which you played in the previous game, e.g. games #5 & #8 of Round Two).

Instructions for using LICHESS.org

I am new to Lichess but it looks reasonably simple to use. Please follow the following steps:

  1. Well before your game you should register on Lichess and email me your Lichess Username because your opponent will need that when it comes to arranging the game online. Mine is "Grisenj".
  2. When it comes to the time for playing your game login to Lichess.org and make sure you know your opponents Lichess Username (I will email you these). Then for each pair of players one of you (the eldest say, i.e. Palitha, David, Raina and myself) click on "Play a Friend".
  3.  This causes a popup box to appear and you select:
  • Variant to be "Standard"
  • Time Control to be "Real Time"
  • Use the slide bars to select 10 minutes per side and an incrememnt of 5 seconds per move.
  • Click "Rated"
  • Then for deciding the colour you play click the larger middle symbol if it is to be determined at random (otherwise click the colour you are to play if that is already known in the case to repeating a game previously drawn).
  1. A new screen now comes up entitiled "Challenge to a game". Go to the right hand box headed "or invite a Lichess User:" and type in the username of your opponent.
  2. The opponent who is being invited (i.e. on Monday these will be Benjamin, Elena, Suriya and Daniel) waits for the above steps to be completed by their opponent and then clicks on the crossed swords symbol at the top right hand side of their screen to accept the challenge.
  3.   The next screen both players should see is the chess board and the game may start.
  4.  Note there is no remission for mouse errors in moving pieces so be careful of this especially if you are rushing when low on time.
  5.  Also note if your own internet connection goes slow or even fails during the game that is just tough. It is quite likely to happen to me because my connection is deadful!

Well I hope the above does not prove to be too complex. I think this can work and will certainly help keep us amused during these grim times.

Good luck to the 8 players trying this on Monday (and to the 4 players waiting in the Quarter Final to play the 4 winners!)

The results of games and the schedule are also set out in this website (click on "Crowborough" and then click on "2nd Club KO Blitz"): ECF LM

If anything is unclear please ask by email. Regards Jonathan Grisenthwaite

Rapidplay Club Championship 2019-20

Takes place Friday evenings starting 7:30pm.
Time Control 25 Minutes + 5 Secs

All club members are welcome both adults and juniors.
Played under tournament conditions.
Games will be sent for ECF grading.
Players need to be at least ECF Bronze members. Juniors are free for first year.

Please let Jonathan Grisenthwaite know that you wish to play.

Record the start of your game and bring into analysis room after your game for review by chess club trainers Jonathan and Trevor.

Crosstable and Results as at 9th February 2020

1st KO Club Blitz Rose Bowl 2019-20

Takes place on Friday evenings after the Rapidplay.
Time Control 10 Minutes + 5 Secs

All club members are welcome both adults and juniors.
Played under tournament conditions.
Games will NOT be sent for ECF grading.

Draw and Results as at 9th February 2020

Club Championship Results for 2018-19
 
Nick Hope has won this years Club Championship after a gruelling 27 weeks played in two halves between September 2018 and May 2019.

Henry Shaw came 2nd and picked up the best U'18 medal while last years winner Michael Redman came 3rd equal with Elliott Hookway and Benedict Weis.

Follow these links to see the crosstables for the two halves 2018    2019

3 Points for a Win 2 points for a Draw and 1 point for a Loss

Pts / Games
2018
2019
Total
  1 Nick Hope
28/11 23/10 51
  2 Henry Shaw
20/10
26/10
46
  3= Michael Redman
20/7
22/9
42
  3= Elliott Hookway
 29/13 13/11
42
  3= Benedict Weis
20/9
22/10
42
  6 Chris Dunn
25/11
15/6
40
  7 Reece Hookway
23/15 15/11
38
  8 Don Grant
21/13 12/8
33
  9 Jonathan Grisenthwaite
10/5 20/10
30
10 Benjamin Pearce
11/9 18/11
29
11= Daniel Longley
12/6 15/6
27
11= Robert Elliston
15/6 12/4
27
 13 Ben Crosby
8/3
15/6
23
14= Theo Hall
11/5 11/9
22
14= David Fryer
7/3 15/5
22
14= Isabella Hull
10/9 12/8
22
17= Adam Faulkner
7/3 11/4
18
17= Peter Crosby
7/4 11/5
18
19= Martin Faulkner
9/3 8/4
17
19= Mark Currah
7/3 10/4
17
21= Thomas Martin
7/3 6/4
13
21= Oliver Faulkner
6/2 7/3
13
23 Keith Martin
8/6 4/3
12
24= Giovanni Currah
5/2 4/2
9
24= Elena Currah
5/3 4/2
9
26 Suriya Velayudham
6/4 0/0
6
27 Rafe Chapman
4/3 1/1
5

Takes place every Friday evening starting 7:30pm.

All club members are welcome both adults and juniors.
Played under tournament conditions.
Games will be sent for ECF grading.
Players need to be ECF Bronze members. Juniors are free for first year.

Please let Chris Dunn know that you wish to play.

Record the start of your game and bring into analysis room after your game for review by chess club trainers Jonathan and Trevor..






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