Merseyside Individual Lightning Tournament 2015

On Monday 14th December, we held an individual lightning event, the first for many years. The hosts were Prescot and Knotty Ash Chess Club. There were 25 competitors and the event lasted six rounds. Colin Horton took the early lead, but was overtaken in Round 5 by the eventual winner, Nick Martin.

Final Placings:
First Nick Martin 5.5 / 6
2nd Colin Horton 5 / 6
3rd John Redmond and Joe Ormrod 4.5 / 6

Dave Welch, Arbiter

Individual Lightning Tournament 2015

The Individual Lightning Tournament 2015 will be on
Monay 14th December 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Prescot & Knotty Ash Chess Club
Alder Social Club, Alder Road, Liverpool L12 2BA

Knotty Ash Cup and John Ripley Cup 2015/16

The first round of both cup competitions has now been played. For all results, pairings and everything related to the cup competition, please visit "MCA Tournaments".

The second round of the Knotty Ash Cup will be played in the week starting with Monday, 07/12/2015, the second round of the John Ripley Cup will be played in the week starting with Monday, 26/10/2015. Please remember that both weeks are reserved for this tournaments.


Hiding behind fellow pawns,
Bashing bishops,
Capturing queens,
Killing kings.

Across the battlefield,
Across the battlefield,
What a cacophony,
Such a noise.

The pawn has reached promotion,
All hail the queen!
Oh no the black bishop is dead!
There is some wrestling in D4 and D5,
Uh oh the white queen is dead,
Poor thing,
At the wrong place at the wrong time!

Tick Tock, Tick Tock,
The chess clock,
Check, Check,

Written by Harriet Baybutt-Scull

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