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15th December: Happy Christmas to all chess players everwhere - may your moves be good ones!


2nd December: The 2014 H. E. Atkins memorial tournament took place over the last weekend at its regular venue, Regent College. The number of entrants - 120 - was a record since the congress was revived in 2006. The Open section was won by the rising star of English women's chess, 13 year old Akshaya Kalaiyalahan who played some very enterprising chess. The Major was won by Roger Greatorex from Wales and the Minor was won by Mike Maher of Lichfield. Despite the overall success of the tournament, the number of local entries - just 20 - was disappointing and the lowest since 2006. Full details of the event including the prizewinners, crosstables and games from the Open can be found here

Many thanks to Sean Hewitt for his help in advance of the tournament with the entries and the website and his invaluable input over the weekend, and to Ben Vaughan who helped with the controlling, and also Andy's wife Judy who provided the refreshments. Report by the Atkins controller, Andy Morley - and thanks to you Andy for a great job (ed).


14th November: The county first team and the Under 100's have been in action over the last month (whilst your webmaster went on a well earned holiday!) and the results and scoresheets can be found on the county teams tab


17th October: The annual H. E Atkins memorial congress is coming up soon - the last weekend of November (28th to 30th) - at Regent College, Regent Road, Leicester. Details can be found here. Please note that if you know you can't play all 5 rounds and would like a (half-point) bye in any round (except the last) you can take one. You can enter online here


30th September: The handbook for season 2014-15 can be found on line - this is the latest version with a few modifications to the printed copy which was distributed last week to all clubs. It contains the new fixtures, county team fixtures and August gradings.


29th September: The Leicestershire under 14's took part in the National Youth Chess Association county championships on Saturday and there is a comprehensive report on the juniors tab


26th September: The annual presentation of trophies and the BTH Smith charity shield quickplay tournament took place last night at the Latimer club. There were 16 teams of four taking part - an increase over recent years - and the winners over 5 rounds were the Braunstone team of Paul Colburn, Mike Salisbury, John Robinson and Stephen Hamby. The Boot handicap trophy was won by a scratch team put together by Paul Deacon. A big thanks to the Latimer club for hosting the event, and to Andy Morley who controlled it, and the sum of £132 was raised for the President's chosen charity LOROS.


2nd September: A meeting of the Junior committee took place last month and the minutes can be found on the handbook and minutes tab