The Ladder

The Lichess Ladder 2020-21

Nobby George, the organiser of the club’s Ladder Tournament, has started a new Ladder, games to be played online on lichess.org.

The Lichess Ladder started on 27th November 2020, and will be updated each Sunday.

The time control is 90 minutes per player in each game. A player may challenge up to 4 places above, and if the challenger wins the two players swap places on the ladder (otherwise they stay perched on their current rungs). The Challenger has the White pieces.

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Lichess Ladder Tournament organiser Nobby George

The Lichess Ladder Rules.

All games to be played on the clock ,which will be set at ninety minutes and then play to a finish.

Players may challenge up to four places above their own step. If the challenger wins he will exchange places with the loser all other results then the positions remain the same. The same players may not play each other again without first playing another player. Once a challenge is accepted neither the challenger nor the player being challenged may make or accept another challenge. Challenge cannot be made more than five days ahead of the game to be played.

The ladder begins as from 27th November 2020. The Challenger has the white Pieces and it is up to the winner to e mail me (Nobby George) the result. The Ladder will be updated on Sunday of each week and will continue until who knows when.

Lichess Ladder Current standings (24th January 2021)

1Sam Murphy
2John Kooner
3Joseph Henbury
4Manoj Chandar
5Nobby George
6Maha Chandar
7Rob Sims
8Steve Saunders
9Patrick Pavey
10Rob Strachan
11Andrew Vagg
12Peter Przybycin
13Rose Saunders
14Andy Mills
15Steve Dunleavy
16Don Creasey
17Keven Lamb
The Lichess Ladder standings as at 24th January 2021

The Ladder 2019 – 3rd March 2020

The current Chandlers Ford chess Ladder tournament ran from June 2019 to 3rd March 2020, when the emerging COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis brought a halt to over the board games. It was run by Nobby George. It is one of three internal club tournaments at Chandlers Ford Chess Club.

The last Ladder positions (over the board games pre-COVID) -3rd March 2020

Ladder Position Player ECF Grade
1 Peter Przybycin 136
2 Rob Strachan 64
3 Nobby George 88
4 Rose Saunders 44
5 Colin Grant 53
6 John Kooner 89
7 Dick Meredith 105
8 Steve Dunleavy 55
9 Mansa Chandar 84
10 James Daas 121
11 Ian Parker 57
12 Steve Saunders 61
13 Phil Overton 134
14 Maha Chandar 90
15 Rob Bird 105
16 Rob Sims 90
17 Don Creasey 89
18 Manoj Chandar 119
19 Sam Murphy 115
20 Keven Lamb 82
21 Geoff Parish U/G
Ladder Final 18 June 2019
Ladder Final: Phil Overton v Peter Przybycin play, watched by club players.
Group photo of Curry Night 22 May 2018
Curry Night and presentation of the Ladder Trophy

The first winner of the Trophy, Sam Murphy, was presented with it by Nobby George at the curry night social gathering on 22nd May 2018.

Presentation of Ladder trophy
Sam Murphy (left) receives the Chandlers Ford Chess Ladder Trophy from organiser Nobby George

Ladder Rules:

All games to be played on the clock ,which will be set at ninety minutes and then play to a finish. Players may challenge up to four places above their own step. If the challenger wins he will exchange places with the loser; all other results then the positions remain the same. The same players may not play each other again without first playing another player. Once a challenge is accepted neither the challenger nor the player being challenged may make or accept another challenge. Challenge cannot be made more than eight days ahead of the game to be played. The Ladder will finish on the last Tuesday in August 2020 and then the three top players will play a round robin to decide a winner. Challenger plays with the black pieces.

Sam Murphy with Chess Ladder Trophy
Sam Murphy, first winner of the Chandlers Ford Chess Ladder: 2017-2018