The Ladder

The current Chandlers Ford chess Ladder tournament runs from June 2019 to August 2020, and is run by Nobby George. It is one of three internal club tournaments at Chandlers Ford Chess Club.

The latest Ladder positions -21st January 2020

Ladder Position Player ECF Grade
1 John Kooner 84
2 Rob Strachan 61
3 Nobby George 88
4 Steve Saunders 64
5 Colin Grant 59
6 Peter Przybycin 140
7 Steve Dunleavy 52
8 Rose Saunders 47
9 Mansa Chandar 88
10 Ian Parker 63
11 Rob Bird 103
12 Keven Lamb 82
13 Phil overton 143
14 Maha Chandar 96
15 James Daa 95
16 Dick meredith 107
17 Don Creasey 85
18 Manoj Chandar 119
19 Rob Sims 97
20 Sam Murphy 102
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 JUNE 2020 AND THEN THE THREE TOP PLAYERS WILL PLAY A ROUND ROBIN TO DECIDE A WINNER.

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