There will not be any chess at the Heathcote this week. The pairs competition will not happen at the Red Admiral on the Wednesday either.
We have some summer cup fixtures to organise:
Heathcote Vs Wigston 1 (3rd July)
Heathcote Vs Willowbrook - Now confirmed as Tuesday 12th June.
Melton 1 Vs Heathcote - Now confirmed as Wednesday 20th June.
I will amend this post as dates are confirmed.
It was the second round of the Championship Section of the County Championships on Thursday 31st May - but i don't know how any of our guys got on.
Championship Second Round.
Alfonso Jimenez 0.5-0.5 Graham Sharpe
Rajan Ganger 0.5-0.5 Dave Farrall
Sean Hewitt 0 - 1 Jim Bingham
Graham Booley Draw by Default.
Just for interest, Brandon Clarke is entered in the Championship Section of the County Championship this year (with draws by default in the first two rounds). Although Brandon has not played for us since our move to the Heathcote Arms a few years ago, he still sometimes plays under the Littlethorpe flag. The ECF grading database has the 15 year old Brandon on a current grade of 215.
See you all on the Tuesday 12th June. Our first team plays at home in the Wylie, and if neither the dining room or skittle alley are booked out, we should be able to play some fairly noisy friendlies away from the match.