October 2013 sadly sees another long serving member of the Huddersfield Chess Club leave us.
Eddie Mellor who has been a member of the club for over 40 years sadly lost his battle with cancer at the age of 76 and only recently stepped down as club secretary due to his health.
Eddie joins Edgar Priestley, Tony Midgley, Andrew Chadwick, James Rushton and Dennis Wilkinson in our list of departing long serving members.
Our aging members were recently the driving force of our club, so now we need to attract new faces to keep our club nights going.
It is interesting to note at this point that amongst all our current and past senior members, not one of them suffered with dementia. Is this one of the benefits of playing chess?
The Huddersfield Chess Club was founded in 1852 by John Watkinson (his photo is in our logo courtesy of the British Chess Magazine) and we currently meet at the Huddersfield Ukrainian Club on a Friday from 7:30pm with a junior club from 6:30-8:00pm.
Weekend congresses, 30 minute rapidplay and 5 minute blitz tournaments are also organised by our Club attracting players from around the country.
Haiyan Blitz Tournament
On Sunday 1st December, Halifax Chess Club are holding a 9 round, 10 minute blitz tournament to raise funds for the typhoon Haiyan victims.
Full details can be found here.
HDCA Leagues ....
Still under development but under from the Tournaments menu you can navigate through past and current tournaments including this years HDCA leagues.
The Huddersfield & District Chess Association website will be hosted here soon ....
Sunday 1st December 2013 - Halifax Chess Club - 9 round, 10 minute tournament.
Huddersfield Blitz Tournament
Our 5th Blitz tournament is scheduled for Sunday 5th January 2014.
Huddersfield Rapidplay 2014
Pencilled in for 16th February 2014 at the Huddersfield Grosvenor Casino - not yet confirmed!
Huddersfield Congress 2014
Our 3 day congress returns for the weekend 11-13th April 2014 - full details will soon follow.
The dates for this years Club Championship are as follows:-
Round 1 - Friday 4th October 2013
Round 2 - Friday 8th November 2013
Round 3 - Friday 13th December 2013
Round 4 - Friday 10th January 2014
Round 5 - Friday 7th February 2014
Round 6 - Friday 7th March 2014
Round 7 - Friday 4th April 2014
Venue for all rounds being at the Ukrainian Club starting at 7.30pm
Pairings are done on the night with absentees getting a 'default'
2 bye's are allowed but the tournament committee must be told before the appropriate date