A late suggestion, but we’ve entered a team in the ICU online team blitz tournament, which is the same one that was popular last summer. Anyone who is a member of the club on lichess can join, with our top 5 scores counting towards the team score. The action gets underway at 7pm on lichess here. Time control is 3+2
A quick note of the club’s planned activities for the coming while. Unfortunately the number of covid cases are surging, which makes it unlikely the club will be re-opening any time soon. We have five teams in the new 4NCL Online season, which starts this day fortnight. There may be space for one or two more players, but it’d probably be as a sub only; drop me a line if interested.
The online blitzes ran out of steam a bit in December – maybe because of exams, or maybe because of online fatigue – but we’ll give them a try again this year, albeit on alternate weeks to the 4NCL. So the first of the year is next Wednesday at 7:30; you can enter here with the usual password.
Hopefully, all things going well, we can at least target a real-life Senior Club Championships in July!
The 4NCL are now taking entrants for the third season of their online team leagues. It’s the same details as before, starting in the third week of Jan, but we need to confirm entrants by 6th Jan. Full dates are here; the club will cover the charge of entry. If you want to play of if you want further details, just drop me a line.
This Wednesday’s blitz is here from 7:30 – usual details. It’ll almost certainly be the last one before Christmas too – so do join in!
Five plus three arena set up here on Wednesday at 7:30. Usual password.
After the success of the first season of the 4NCL – 4 teams, 4 promotions – the second season with a distinctly more mundane record of 5 teams, 1 relegation as we ended with our worst evening of the season.
This week’s blitz is 5+3, again at the slightly earlier time of 7:30, and you can enter here with the usual password.
The As’ survival hopes are hanging by a thread, the Cs occupy the last promotion spot, and the Junior team end their campaign by narrowly missing out on promotion to the top flight.
Next week’s online blitz is here and it’s at the earlier time of 7:30, to see if that suits more people. Usual password.
In which the As get off the mark, but it was a tough night for the Bs and the Juniors.