It’s been a long and very difficult period for everyone, some much more than others of course. Hopefully everyone is well and keeping safe.
Chess may seem a bit trivial by comparison to what’s happening in the world now, but everyone needs a break from the new routine, and chess is what we love, so some great people are doing all they can to ensure we can continue with our hobby/career/way of life/addiction in as near normal a fashion as possible!
The recently ended TAFCA Summer trial league proved a big success with huge thanks to the organisers. And so we move into the full-blown regular TAFCA season, online for the first time. It’s chess life – not as we know it perhaps, but still fun and will keep us going till we meet again. We appreciate it’s not to everyone’s taste, but it’s all we have for the forseeable future, and we hope to have as close to a regular club season as we can.
Most of the events will be played on Lichess (lichess.org) which is an excellent platform for hosting everything. You will need an account on Lichess, but it’s completely free. You will need to join a couple of ‘teams’ – Dundee Chess Club and TAFCA League Online. All pretty straightforward, but email Jim – email@example.com or text 07703735350 if you have any problems. A couple of links below will tell you all you need to know.
Dundee teams and captains etc for new season.
player pnum grade lichess handle email
A Team – captain Alan Borwell
Jacques Ophoff 29574 2257 realpioneer firstname.lastname@example.org
David Findlay 3919 2150 finlidor email@example.com
Ed Spencer 6072 2127 hedgehog110 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Hogg 4365 2027 doash email@example.com
Gary Weir 6434 1881 Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org
B Team – captain John Robertson
Alan Borwell 3239 1842 alibor email@example.com
Alastair Dawson 13697 1800 Terrydactil firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Stevenson 6107 1624 Paco1960 email@example.com
John Robertson 6807 1562 LocheeShuffle firstname.lastname@example.org
C Team – captain Ray Flood
James Anderson 3051 1540 chessmad501 email@example.com
Ray Flood 3951 1475 AlfyDoor firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Wallace 7607 1430 Bruciebaby email@example.com
George G Burton 7491 1350 WeeGeorgie firstname.lastname@example.org
D Team – captain Thibault Rosazza
Alan R Woodcock 6533 1343 email@example.com
Thibault Rosazza 29391 1220 Pirneote firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Kennan 29412 1200 AndyK22
Max Whisson 27745 1038 Maximilian_Whisson email@example.com
E Team – captain Jim Anderson
Jean Chalmers 3475 1005 TheDuchess1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Sim 18987 998 email@example.com
Norrie Carroll 28213 917 Tiggy11 firstname.lastname@example.org
Henri Meadows 27916 870 HJMeadows email@example.com
Peter Gibson 28212 817 PeterGib firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott McKenzie 26931 556 macoinneach email@example.com
Max Wang 28556 460 fairtugboat firstname.lastname@example.org
There will of course be club championships and hopefully other activities to keep us all active as a club. Everything will be reported and everyone will be kept in the loop. Stay tuned to the site and Facebook. Take Care everyone.