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    • County Chess

      Okay, I got roped into playing chess for Bedfordshire County today (Sunday 19th October). Having been advised I'd be playing people close to my own rating, I wasn't in the least bit surprised to find myself against a 170 (24 ECF points higher) and... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • Simple Scotch

      A low turnout at Daventry tonight - just the four of us. Having already played some of the quickplay tourney games against Andy a couple of weeks ago, I played two of the other club members and won four games out of four pretty convincingly (which... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 15, 2014
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    • A trip to Shirley & Wythall

      In the pelting rain, Daventry made the trip to Wythall to play Shirley A in the Leamington and District League, division one. We were without our regular board one and also our regular board two from last season. That meant that yours truly was p... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 14, 2014
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    • Five days of Chess. And they say Shang-ri-la is a mythical place.

      Chess = Bliss (usually). Hence the subject title. As you now know, Monday was a match night. Well, it turns out that so was Tuesday, this time for Daventry A. We made the journey to play Banbury B in Division One of the Leamington and District L... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 3, 2014
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    • New Season

      It's been a while. In fact, an entire season went by without me writing a blog post. But.... here we are and a new chess season is now underway. My aim is to play more regularly this season (I played 14 league matches last season) and I have made... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Sep 29, 2014
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    • End of Season Report

      Well, it's not quite the end of my season but for the team I captain, Daventry "A", it is the end of our adventure in Division One. As you'll no doubt recall (because you probably print out ALL of these blogs and have them framed) we survived our... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Apr 19, 2013
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    • Mission Accomplished!

      Daventry A 3 - 1 Solihull A Yes sportsfans, you saw it here first (or second if you have already checked out the LDCL website) It's official. Daventry will once again be playing Division 1 chess next season. It is now mathematically impossible fo... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Mar 21, 2013
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    • e2-e4 Buxton Congress, 15th - 17th March 2013

      Congresses run by an organisation called "e2-e4" have been held frequently throughout the UK since 2004. I have heard excellent reviews about these congresses and since two of my chess playing colleagues were attending, I decided to take the plung... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Mar 17, 2013
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    • A win is a win is a win

      Wednesday 6th March saw Daventry chess club at home vs Olton B in division one of the Leamington League. We had drawn 2-2 with them in the away match and so it was time to lay this ghost and also the ghost of the Leamington disaster to rest. As c... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Mar 10, 2013
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    • 4 NCL - Round 5 & 6

      Despite having chickened out of playing on the Saturday (I was supposed to be working but events conspired against me and I ended up over at the 4NCL venue anyway). That said, the team had been picked, I wasn't in it and I sat in the hotel foyer w... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Feb 25, 2013
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