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More sad news to report that former long standing member Ralph Hitchman has passed away. Ralph was club secretary from 1997 to 2001and a team captain from 1989 through to 2001 as well as a big Leicester Tigers supporter. Ralph's funeral service will be held at Gilroes Crematorium on Monday 22nd August at 1.45pm. Wearing of rugby shirts and colours requested by family please.

The July 2016 grades have been released, they are on the gradings tab - these will be used in the new league season starting in October 2016.

Some sad news to report that long standing member Roy Lathwood has died. Despite his failing health for some time, Roy continued to turn out for the club last season, often as a last minute substitute and he always gave his best. Roy also played for Thurnby for a number of years before moving house in 2005. Our condolences to his family.

This is a photo of our esteemed John Oliver being awarded the chapman cup trophy,
which was won by the Leicester chess club in 1978. At the time, John was the club secretary and also non-playing team captain. The man handing John the cup is E B 'Dick' Chapman himself and seated is Mick Cowley - venue is Spinney Hill. As you can see, John hasn't changed a bit in 38 years!

All the fixtures for each of our teams for the rest of the season are now finished

The league fixtures for the season 2015-16 can be found on the fixtures & results tab

Congratulations to our juniors who took part in the UK Chess Challenge Megafinals at Rockingham at the weekend. We have three champions from our Braunstone Juniors:
Matthew Lo won the U10 Boys
Milly won the U10 Girls
Daniel won the U8 Boys
All three along with Matthew Gamble qualified for the GIGA Final of the UK Chess Challenge.

Congratulations to Paul Colburn who won the Warwickshire Major. Details here

If any member wishes to have their game published on the website please send it in pgn format to your webmaster and it will be done. See the games tab for a game between your webmaster and the county champion which was wilder than normal.


© M W Salisbury for Braunstone Chess Club 2010