Kirby Castlers
chess pieces

Update 1

The lead in the writers pencil snapped on the 3-May-16 and the writer who had been saving hard for almost a year and a half to buy a pencil sharpener, suddenly realised that he could sharpen his pencil with his Stanley knife, which obviously has a somewhat keener cutting edge and is more up to the task than the writer himself. Anyway for those of you who have an hour or two to spare, all the major events that have occurred during the “broken lead period” will follow on from here albeit maybe in several sessions.

The 2016 AGM was held somewhat later than usual on the 8 September 2016 for three reasons firstly because we were delayed in completing the club tournaments, secondly we were waiting for the club championship trophy to be returned before the presentations could be made and most importantly the lead in writer’s pencil was still broken during that time.

At the meeting it was decided that for the 2016/17 season we would submit three teams in the LRCA league one team in each of divisions 3, 4, and 5.
After some discussion about the price, bolstered by a belief that they would somehow make us all play better chess, a motion was carried to purchase six digital clocks. With the benefit of hindsight this turned out to be a grave error of judgement, because not only has the ECF recently offered brand new high quality digital clocks to league clubs at less than half price, but because the only players who have played better chess since we bought them have been our opponents.

Of the 4 teams that we entered for the 2015/16 season, in divisions 3,4,5 and 6 respectively, 3 of them had every reason to be optimistic for the coming season, whereas the second team playing in division 4 after a very close run battle for top spot finished a lamentable yet very creditable 1 point behind the winners.

The 2017 AGM was held at our normal time of the tear on 22 June 2017.
to be continued ……………