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Liverpool ChessFest is back
Sunday 16th July 2023
Liverpool chess club had their first evening at their fantastic new venue “Metrocola” last night which was booming with chess players and Football fans watching Liverpool v Carlo Ancelotti, what a great atmosphere plus pizza, chicken wings and Nachos galore! Every table in the bar area was full
To top it off Liverpool 1 had a crucial match against Atticus 1 and won convincingly in the end although the match was a closer affair than the scoreline suggests!
Liverpool 1 (5.5-1.5) Atticus 1
1 Gary Quillan 1
2 Roger Williamson 0.5
3 Colin Horton 0.5
4 Marek Korsinskij 1
5 Jack Erskine 1
6 Jamie Kumar 0.5
7 Barbara Novak 1
MCA Div 1 League Table
Report to follow
This win puts Liverpool 1 on the brink of officially winning the Merseyside Division 1 title for the first time since 1985!
Two games to go against bottom 2 teams and just one win will secure the Silver Rook Trophy!
Club players were amazed at the vibrancy of the new venue which promises to be warmly welcomed by club members and away teams too!
Juniors back on at 6pm next week upstairs
Liverpool 7 lost last night away to Atticus 4 by a score of 5-1
Shay Hanlon won again on board 1 but defeats for Jake, Joshvir, Thomas, Magda and Joe on s tough away night.
Liverpool 6 away tonight to Aigburth and L3 away to Wallasey on Thursday
Great night and looking forward to next week at new home!
Thanks to Metrocola management Ashley, Bryony, Rosie and Rob for making us all so welcome!
“MetroCola” on Leece Street, L1 2TR
Liverpool chess club have now changed venue with immediate effect.
Metrocola (Hannahs bar)
2 Leece St, Liverpool L1 2TR
Next door to St Lukes bombed out church on hardman street
All matches will remain on Tuesdays starting from Tuesday 21st Feb and juniors will continue from 28th Feb
Room upstairs for matches and chess boards can be taken downstairs for casual chess
All chess equiptment is now in match room
Venue seems perfect!
The famous Liverpool Table and A,B,C internal tournaments got underway for this season last night
Mike Griffin 0-1 Marek Korsinkij
Pete Mellor 1-0 Rob Steele
Ian Nicholson 1-0 Brian Corner
Nehm Radia 1-0 Eric Tinsley
Jack Austen 1-0 Josh Askey
Robert Thomas 1-0 Paul Jesse
Magda Hamblett 0-1 Pranav Golatkar
Liverpool chess club had 2 league matches last night with Liverpool 4 at home to Atticus 3 in Division 3 and Liverpool 1 away at Hoylake 1 in Division 1
Merseyside League tables 2022
The casual junior and adult clubs were bursting at the seams with more people than seats available leaving some people playing standing up, great to see!
Both Liverpool teams managed to get strong wins
Hoylake 1-6 Liverpool 1
Gary Quillan 1
Roger Williamson 1
Colin Horton 0.5
Jack Erskine 1
Marek Korsinskij 1
Jamie Kumar 0.5
Barbara Novak 1
Great win for Liverpool 1 who top division 1 with a big home match v Atticus 2 next
No detailed match report but some details may follow.
Liverpool 4 (5.5-1.5) Atticus 3
Nik Korsinkij 0.5
Fred Lang 1
Alex Gredley 1
Isaac Leafe 1
Keeghan McGarry 0
Vlad Gorchev 1
Issac won very early on in his game and newcomer Vlad also found a quick win (game attached)
Keeghan was level all the way through but a blunder in the endgame cost him the game.
Young Nik had a tough game on top board but matched his opponent throughout for a good draw.
Fred and Alex had advantages which they msintained to grab convicing wins
Great result for Liverpool 4 who sit top of Division 3
The club just keeps getting busier than ever which is great but becoming a challenge to manage too
Nice problem to have!
Well done both teams!
Merseyside Junior Chess Rapidplay Congress
Link to Register
Saturday 26th March 2022
Merchant Taylors Boys School – (William’s Hall)
Start time: 10am
End Time 3.30pm
5 rounds of chess starting at 10am
Under 9’s (Y3/Y4)
Under 11’s (Y5/Y6)
Under 13’s (Y7/Y8)
Under 15’s (Y9/Y10)
15 and Over (Y11 and above)
£5 Entrance Fee per child
Registration Online landing page : PAGE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATIONS SHORTLY!!
Arrival/Registration on the day at 9.30
Parents may stay with Children were necessary but it is preferred that older juniors who are part of a school or team stay with their nominated TEAM manager.
Parking is very limited: Drop off parking/pickup space only.
This Tuesday 17th August at 7.30pm we will be running the annual Frank Ryan and Billy Cooper Memorial Liverpool Blitz Handicap evening.
This is open to all new and existing member of Liverpool Chess club and is expected to finish about 9.45pm. The club trophy will be issued to the winner and their name engraved on the base, they will hold onto the cup for 12 months.
Previous winners include:
Players will get time allocated to them based on their own and their opponents ECF Rapid grade or FIDE/other grade available. If no grade exists then a grade will be estimated for each individual based on our knowledge of your ability.
Players time will be allocated based on difference between grades as follows:
0-19 grade difference – 7 mins each
20-39 – 8 mins v 6 mins
40-59 – 9 mins v 5 mins
60-79 – 10 mins v 4 mins
80+ – 11 mins v 3 mins
Juniors and new members are welcome to join in casual chess will also be available for those not wanting to participate.
A new club leaflet has been created which can be shared freely to promote Liverpool Chess Club