The league is all to play for at the half way point with the Catholic Club in the driving seat with 8 points. However, they have fierce competition from The Dons on 7 points, and 3.H.S and Barnby Dunn with 5 points!
Phil Battye won the recent Doncaster tournament held at Arksey Chess Club with 5 out of 6. The fun blitz tournament was different in that a new surprise was thrown up each round. These ranged from simple time or piece handicaps to playing another players position after 3 moves.
I'm sorry to have to inform of the passing of Arksey's Bob Haigh. Bob was greatly involved in the Doncaster league and a nice, friendly person. His funeral will be held on Friday the 28th of February. It will be held at 2:45pm at the Barnby Dunn Church followed by a 4:00pm start at the Rosehill crematorium. It has been asked that flowers are just family only though there will be a collection plate for Macmillian nurses.
Updated on 24/02/2014
Doncaster's own Alf Smart won the minor at the recent Hull Congress. Alf earned a draw with John Thompson in between victories over John Dessens, Steve Thrower and Paul Arnold to earn an impressive 4 points out of 5.
A quickplay event will take place on the 2nd of October at the White Hart in Barnby Dun. This pre-season event will begin at 19:20 and is a handicap event. Time control will start at 15 minutes each with a minute difference per 5 grading points.
Entry fee is £2 for waged and £1 for unwaged.