Well what a weekend!
I thought the Manx Championship was a great success.Games were hard fought and no quarter given.
Fortunately late entries including Li Wu, Keith Allan and the junior Victor Magold added spice to the top end.
Special thanks to David Sedgwick (International Arbiter) Alan Ormsby and Glenn Cross who all contributed to the smooth running of the tournament.
Looking at the calendar for December I would like to apologise for the postponement of the Gambit tourney.I promise to do my homework and run it in the New Year.
I would like to think that the club is moving forward.
The most important development has been the IOM becoming a member of FIDE.
Hopefully our membership will open new doors to participate in future events.
Part of the club’s renaissance has been the increased importance of the website-we’ve had over 16,000 hits!
Members are welcome to make contributions, please contact Brian directly.
The rapid has attracted regular interest along with the Douglas championship this year Some of you may have seen an article in the Manx press concerning a chess tournament in Peel earlier this year.I intend to investigate further!I will keep you posted.
Can I wish everyone seasonal felicitations and a prosperous New Year.
I’m also looking forward to the Christmas meal at the Thai Thai.
Best wishes Howard.
- I was pleased to see some new faces ,14 players competed in last nights rapid play event.
- Feedback was very positive.
- Can I remind members to join the ECF so their games can be rated in various club tournaments.
- Next week is round 2 of the Douglas Championship, please arrive at 7.30pm so we can have a prompt start.
- The Manx Championship tournament weekend takes place on the 3rd / 4th / 5th December 2021.
- Alan Ormsby, tournament director will be sending out entry forms hopefully next week. This tournament is our flagship event. Please support this event by entering the competition.
- Can all members check and see that the secretary has your correct contact details including email address.
- Lastly thank you to those members who have paid their subscriptions and to those that haven’t, you will be named and shamed!