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.

ACROSS THE BATTLEFIELD

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,
Checkmate!

Written by Harriet Baybutt-Scull

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