Newsletter

Firstly, I would like to appeal to you to support our team captains with entering your availability to the doodles for the SGM (start in January 2021) and ZMM (will start already in November!).

We will continue to meet every Tuesday evening in the Cafeteria of the GZ Bachwiesen (not in the Pflegezentrum!). As discussed at our annual meeting, we will try to extend our contract with the GZ at least until October 2021. In case of any match on a Saturday we will try to get a room there or in the Hallenbad Altstetten.

Apropos annual meeting: We had elections and Dimitris Leventeas as inventory manager, Osi Odermatt as Aktuar and Patric Müller as treasurer joined the commitee. Many thanks especially to Roland Enderli and Dimitris Leventeas (actually, he’ll stay …) for your support over the past years!
If you would like to contribute as a manager of the homepage or with sending out the newsletter – please get in touch with me!

Next round in the Swiss Team Battle will be October 20th: https://lichess.org/tournament/UjIgBu9z
Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!

And yet again: Please continue to follow the regulations of the BAG and the recommendations of the Swiss Chess Federation – this supports in particular our club in this challenging situation!

News from the Club

This upcoming Tuesday October 13th our annual meeting will be held in the GZ Bachwiesen (not Pflegezentrum!) – please support the club with your participation!

Unfortunately, our team 2 lost the SGM promotion match for league 2 against a strong Frauenfeld with 1:3.
There is now a break with the regular league, but a  “SGM light” has been announced by the Swiss Chess Federation.

The ZMM will be played in a “light version” as well. We registered  with 2 teams – details will follow!

In the Swiss Team Battle we managed to stay in league 2! Congrats to our best players last Tuesday: Kurt Glatzfelder, Georg Kradolfer and Patric Müller!
Next round will be October 20th: https://lichess.org/tournament/UjIgBu9z

Please continue to follow the regulations of the BAG and the recommendations of the Swiss Chess Federation – this supports in particular our club in this challenging situation!

Raphael wins the first GZ rapid!

Our youngster Raphael was able to win the first rapid tournament in the GZ after half a year break with a perfect score:

Rank
Name
Pts
TB
1.
Raphael Niederberger
3
2.
Roland Löhr
2
3.
Roger Loup
2
1
4.
Willi Frech
Dimitrios Leventeas
6.
Georg Kradolfer
1
7.
Thomas Güldenapfel
½
8.
Janusz Barczyk
½
1

News around chess at Letzi

Please keep in mind that we now meet every Tuesday evening in the Cafeteria of the GZ Bachwiesen (Bachwiesenstrasse 40, Zürich) and NOT in the Pflegezentrum! However, because of the school holidays we will skip this Tuesday.

Tomorrow October 6th from 19:30 will be the next round in league 2 in the Swiss Team Battle: https://lichess.org/tournament/VCnvUWDG
Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!

In the SGM 2019/20 our team 2 will play a promotion match to advance to RL2. They will play the upcoming Saturday October 10th in the Hallenbad Altstetten against Frauenfeld

And last but not least: Please do not forget to register for our annual meeting on October 13th!

News about GZ, Swiss Team Battle, SGM and our Annual Meeting

For at least half a year we can meet every Tuesday evening in the Cafeteria of the GZ Bachwiesen (Bachwiesenstrasse 40, Zürich) and finally play chess again over-the-board!

We will start on September 29th with the kids training from 18:30 – 19:15 and continue after a break of 30 minutes at 19:45 with an open rapid tournament.

There is one parking place for us – please ask me to get the ticket for the front window or pick it from the box with the chess material. In case there is more than one driver, I would like to give the ticket “round-robin”. There are more parking areas nearby, like at the Pflegezentrum or the Freilager.

Because of the Covid-19 circumstances, we kindly ask you to register beforehand with me or Roger.
When we play chess, please respect the rules defined by the Federal Office of Public Health such as washing hands and staying home if sick. We will also take attendance every chess evening. For more guidance, please visit https://bag-coronavirus.ch and http://www.swisschess.ch/dossier-covid-19.html.
We will provide some hand sanitizer at the venue.

In the Swiss Team Battle we were able to stay in league 2 with a great 4th place! Congratulations especially to our best players Patric Müller, Clément Richet and Georg Kradolfer!
The next round will be October 6th from 19:30: https://lichess.org/tournament/VCnvUWDG
Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!

The SGM 2020/21 has been cancelled and will be replaced by a “SGM light”; please check out the homepage of the SSB for more details: http://www.swisschess.ch

And please do not forget to register for the annual meeting on October 13th!

News

Breaking News: From September 29th we can play “over-the-board” in the GZ Bachwiesen under certain restrictions! Our plan is to start after a break of more than half a year with kids training and Rapid- and Blitz-tournaments – because of the special circumstances we kindly ask you to register before with our tournament director Roger Loup or just reply to this email.

We will hold our annual meeting on October 13th as well in the GZ Bachwiesen. The invitation will be sent out in the upcoming week.

The upcoming Tuesday September 22nd from 19:30 we will play again in the 2nd league of the Swiss Team Battle on lichess.org: https://lichess.org/tournament/MGwsn42j
Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!

Roland and Roger wins the Blitz

With 4 players we had a double round robin blitz tournament – Roland was able to win the first, Roger edged out the rest in the second one:

Rank
Name
Pts
TP
1.
Roland Löhr
2
3
2.
Roger Loup
2
2
3.
Patric Müller
1
2
4.
Janusz Barczyk
1
1
Rank
Name
Pts
TP
1.
Roger Loup
2
2 / 1931
2.
Patric Müller
2
2 / 1866
3.
Roland Löhr
2
2 / 1828
4.
Janusz Barczyk
0

Activities in August

There is lots of chess to be played in the upcoming weeks – online tournaments on lichess.org and the first September weekend will be the postponed last round of the SGM season 2019/20. Especially here we need your support to set up a strong team!

Let’s start with an internal blitz tournament (5 Minutes + 3 seconds bonus, rated) on August 4th starting at 20:00
https://lichess.org/swiss/lRPxJuJO

In case you are not yet registered with our team, you can find us here: https://lichess.org/team/sc-letzi-zurich

In the Swiss Team Battle we were able to stay in league 2 – congratulations to all players for this strong performance! The next round will be played on August 11th from 19:30:
https://lichess.org/tournament/hUKUJGFt

The Swiss Chess Federation announced the Swiss Online Championships (SICOC) in rapid and blitz:
Blitz on 22./23.8.2020
Rapid on 29./30.8.2020
Please have a look here for further details http://www.swisschess.ch/sicoc-2020.html

The last round in the SGM season 2019/20 in March had to be postponed – it should now be played Saturday September 5th! Letzi 1 is still in danger of being relegated, Letzi 2 already won the league:
Zug 1 – Letzi 1
Nimzowitsch 5 – Letzi 2
Please have this in your calendar!