The Ladder

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

The latest Ladder positions – 20th November 2019

Ladder position Player ECF
1 Nobby George 88
2 Rob Strachan 61
3 Steve Dunleavy 52
4 John Kooner 84
5 Colin Grant 59
6 Rose Saunders 47
7 Steve Saunders 64
8 Ian Parker 63
9 Simon Kay 77
10 Mansa Chandar 88
11 Peter Przybycin 140
12 Rob Bird 103
13 Keven Lamb 82
14 Don Creasey 85
15 Maha Chandar 96
16 James Daa 95
17 Rob Sims 97
18 Phil overton 143
19 Manoj Chandar 119
20 Dick Meredith 107
21 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