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Bugle 330 - Harrogate Evening Chess League

14 July 2020

A second League match via lichess.org was played between the Woodshifters and the Knights of the Square Table. It ended in a 2-1 victory for the visitors making them runners-up to the League Champions.

Lichess.org is a strange computerized version of playing chess over the board. Some people take to it like a duck to water; others are mystified. In both cases its not as good as the real thing – I speak for myself – it certainly takes time to get used to it or adapt to it. As against the Archbishops, the Woodshifters were no walkovers for the visitors - Peter Rawcliffe played another stonking game on Board 2 and John Swiers solid stuff on Board 4 giving a respectable scoreline to the match.

I cannot see any other teams in the League playing matches on lichess.org If they wish they can but I will not insist on it.

Games played via lichess.org will not be graded.

Here are the details: Result

WoodshiftersKnights of the Square Table
WHITEscore     BLACK
Adam Hall   0 - 1Jon Round
Peter Rawcliffe   1 - 0Brian Coop
Gordon Marks   0 - 1Paul Pitchard
John Swiers   ½ - ½Peter Gregory
  1½ - 2½

A friendly match involving a large number of League players will take place on Thursday. It will be played on lichess between HECL and Kenilworth chess club, Warwickshire.

Details will be available in Bugle 331.

This is a most unusual season and I assume that this is the final table of the season. I look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

LEAGUE TABLE * Played *Won * Drawn *Lost *For *Against *Points *
Archbishops55001710
KOST43011066
Woodshifters420294
Empress4202104
Ilkley0000000
Wetherby A30033100
Wetherby B4004140

The AGM will be held at the St Roberts Club, Harrogate at 8pm on Thursday 17th of September.

Incorporating a fantastic history of the League - back issues of the bugle are now available. Volume 1 (§1-144) and volume 2 (§145-288). Each volume is for sale at £5. Super sale!! Single issues are only 10p each now!! Prices exclude postage and packaging. Ring or text me on 07756 938049.

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