It feels a long time since we were able to meet our chess colleagues for over the board chess.

When we stopped playing in March it did seem possible we might be able to resume playing in early 2021.  This was overly optimistic and a better estimate now would be for a restart of the league in September 2021.

In the meantime, the MCA has started an internet chess league with a long time control.  Initially, I was sceptical, but I am now beginning to enjoy it and I would urge all of those who have stopped playing to give it a try.

The current league will finish in March 2021, but we may continue with a fresh competition ahead of a restart to the OTB league.

On behalf of the Committee I would like to wish you all a peaceful Christmas with hope for a better year in 2021.