DeepJoy1
5 days ago
Hi all. Am studying Maths - just completed MST124 and hoping to start M140 in October. Have played chess for a long time but always at amateur level. Nice to be joining this group! 😁
R-J-M
17 days ago
Agreed. Last session with Phil was great. Good idea Jen!
trevorpb
25 days ago
Excellent idea Jenny! The last group night with Phil was very successful because of Phil's coaching and also because of the discussions which took place between members. Thanks as ever leading the group and initiating activities.
hyrule27271
26 days ago
Hi guys! Now exams are done would anyone be up for another group night with Phil? I think it worked quite well last time, would people like to do that again? Let me know =)
simon959
Jun 26, 2021
Hi Everyone, Just popping in to say hello and thanks for approving my membership. Like most OU students, I find myself studying at odd times but I do find chess is a good way to relax. If anyone fancies a game then give me a ping
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Next year's plans and happy summer!!

Next year's plans and happy summer!!

hyrule27271 | Jul 25, 2021
Hi guys!! Firstly, I hope everyone got the results they wanted last week.  I mst admit, mine was by far and away the worst result I've ever had but it was a pass and now I get 2 "Maths free" years before I have to do another stats module!   Secondly - I am going to try and plan the next academic year in advance so that we have loads of notice for events and things. First thing I would like to do is Fresher's Week which is Septemeber 20th so we may do a couple of events that week and it woul...
Puzzle Night

Puzzle Night

hyrule27271 | Apr 30, 2021
Hi everyone! Hope everyone is all well and good.  So for our next event I'd like to try a Puzzle Competition Night!  It was originally going to be a Puzzle Rush competition but I think that might not be fair on non-premium members as I think Puzzle Rush is capped based on membership type?  Luckily Lichess has come to the rescue again!  If you can join our Lichess club here - https://lichess.org/team/the-ou-students-chess-club - then put May 25th 6:30pm in your diary we'll get a Puzzle Racer ...
Next event!

Next event!

hyrule27271 | Mar 8, 2021
Hi everyone, I hope those involved will the daily competitions are enjoying that!  I didn't realise it would go on for quite so long sorry, might have to rethink the next one. Our next event will be on Lichess again.  I've set it up for Friday March 26th at 6pm as I know a few people have said that they can't make Thursdays.  It's unrated, and 5+3 on the clock.  Lichess actually lets you make things in advance so here's the link! https://lichess.org/tournament/8Wguk7TO I've put a request ...
Next tournament

Next tournament

hyrule27271 | Jan 20, 2021
Hi everyone! Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a lovely break and that lockdown v3 is treating you well.  I'm really sorry for not getting something sorted for January.  The month ran away with me a bit, not least because I had a TMA that I was woefully unprepared for, setting the tone for the year early.  Anyway, let's get back into the swing of things with a friendly tournament, particularly because we've picked up some new recruits over the break (a very big welcome to you new guys!).  ...
Online Group Coaching Night

Online Group Coaching Night

hyrule27271 | Nov 22, 2020
Hi everyone! Our first online coaching night will be held on Thursday 10th December at 8pm.  Details of how to join will follow shortly but as the spaces are capped at 20 it would be great to know who would like to attend as soon as possible.   If we have spare spaces I'll put it out on the OU Events board but obviously those who are already club members will get priority.  As mentioned, for those who can't attend we will take notes and share these with you.  If you can't attend but would li...
Coaching night!

Coaching night!

hyrule27271 | Nov 15, 2020
Hi everyone, Sorry for not doing a tournament this month.  I was trying to arrange a little club night with some coaching and didn't one to run 2 events in one month but it looks but the coaching won't be until December (my fault!) so I've scheduled a tournament for next Thursday!  I'm really sorry for the short notice but it would be great to see as many people as possible there! Secondly, I'm really pleased to say that Phil Makepeace, of Makepeace with Chess, The Chess Pit Podcast and for...
Arena Night 2 - Winners

Arena Night 2 - Winners

hyrule27271 | Oct 15, 2020
Congratulations to ChunkyKev, mastermax and 8-SQU4RE for taking the podium finishes in this evening's tournament!  Thanks to everyone who attended, it was great to see almost twice as many people as last time so that was really fantastic!  Don't forget that we have a Discord channel here (https://discord.gg/zk9UqR) where we can chat and where we hope to do some sessions on certain openings and ideas from time to time.  Our next arena will be next month but in the meantime people are always lo...
Tournament Night 2

Tournament Night 2

hyrule27271 | Oct 10, 2020
https://www.chess.com/live#r=528674 The link above will take you to our 2nd club night on Thursday 15th October! If anyone would like to share this with their module groups then please feel free to share far and wide, the more the merrier!  It will be another 10 minute arena lasting starting at 6:30pm and ending at 8pm.  It would be great to see as many people as possible there! Thanks,  Jen
Social ideas?

Social ideas?

hyrule27271 | Sep 27, 2020
Hi everyone! I've emailed to OUSA asking if they can help publicise our next tournament.  I think it's most likely going to be on Thursday 16th October (OUSA are just checking that it doesn't clash with a Freshers event) and for this one it will probably be another 10 mins time control, but perhaps slightly longer - maybe 1.5 hours?  I thought I'd share some plans so that anyone who has any ideas can contribute, the more the merrier!  I also wanted to ask what people thought about having so...
Tournament Night

Tournament Night

hyrule27271 | Sep 13, 2020
https://www.chess.com/live#r=478125 Hi everyone,  I've put a tournament on for 6pm next Thursday just to see if we can get a few people online.  It's just for fun but I'd like to make it a monthly thing if possible so if anyone has a preferred day or tournament set up please let me know. Thanks,  Jen