The First Inter-club Lightning Chess Tournament.

Congratulations to the National Liberal Club on the success of their excellent initiative, holding the first recorded inter-club lightning chess tournament.

Congratulations also go to the winner of the Ming Vase – Richard Hughes of the RAC.

Ben Widdicombe of the NLC has written a thoroughly entertaining account of the event on the excellent National Liberal Club Chess website. For more information, please read Ben’s full report

East India & Oriental beat National Liberal Club

The combined East India and Oriental side beat the National Liberal Club 6-1 away from home in the Cup. Match card below:

Nicholas Kirby 0-1 Samuel Franklin

Ben Widdicombe  0-1 Yaroslav Voropayev

Mehul Trivedi 0-1 Hamilton McMillan

 Gordon Hamme 0-1 Edward Brown

Wolfgang Schady 1-0 Colin Ferguson

Nadim Osserien 0-1 Nicholas Gowlland

RAC Beat National Liberal Club

The RAC won at home in the Cup against the National Liberal Club 5-0.

Trevor Dunmore 1    v        0     Nick Kirby

Robert Feather 1         v        0     Ben Widdicombe

Rob Matthews 1          v        0     Mehul Trivedi

Henry McWatters 1          v         0    Wolfgang Schady

Michael Stern 1          v         0     Nadim Osseir