Christmas and Summer Lightning Events
These fun Lightning event are highlights of the year. A buzzer sounds every 10 seconds, and you have to move on the buzzer. Insanely quick chess, a great leveller and a lots of puzzled players.
Pieces are lost and won, mistakes abound, and usually a dollop of luck is involved. A chance to beat a serious chess player, and maybe win a cash prize! A large variety of hot and cold snacks is served halfway through, and of course the bar is open throughout.
This is ongoing in the background throughout the year. Players have 30 minutes for all their moves, and the winner becomes the Club Champion, being presented with the Cup at the AGM. You can play as many games as you want to accumulating points at your own speed.
The simultaneous is being scheduled for September with a Grandmaster, one of the most dynamic GMs in Britain.
The annual lecture is usually in August. Nothing is confirmed as of yet but more information will be supplied when available.