Newsletter

I would like again to call your attention to our general assembly to be held on June 8th 2021.
It is important this time as I will step down – as already announced – from my position as President and that a successor has to be elected.
Please register as soon as possible, but latest by June 4th 2021 – many thanks in advance!

At the Swiss Team Battle we were able to hold league L4 with a good team performance – congrats to our top scorer Patric, Werner and tied Fabio, Daniel und Murat! Next round will played Tuesday June 1st 2021 starting at 19:30 (time control 5+3):
https://lichess.org/tournament/gHOMpcul

Letzi Chess News

Last Tuesday, we finally were able to play a tournament over the board in the GZ Bachwiesen again. Congrats to Dimitris for winning in front of Roger and Murat! You can find the ranking on our homepage a bit further down.

After the promotion to league 4 in the Swiss Team Battle we will play there the upcoming Tuesday May 18th 2021 starting at 19:30 (time control 5+3):
https://lichess.org/tournament/XbLhhk8L

And some good news at the end: With an impressive finish we collected at the end 727 “Vereinsbons” and a direct donation in the project “Support Your Sport”. Altogether we received almost 260 CHF which we will spend on youth development! Many thanks to all of you for supporting us!

News about chess

We plan to organize a rapid tournament over the board (time control of 7+3) the upcoming Tuesday May 11th in the GZ Bachwiesen. Because of the restriction still only with a maximum of 8 players. Please register until Tuesday 15:00 via the following doodle
https://doodle.com/poll/8nep9afuhmz62krd?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
Please note, the tournament will be cancelled with less than 5 players!

The Swiss Championships SEM will be played in Flims from July 8th-16th 2021! You can find further information here:
http://www.swisschess.ch/news-112/sem-in-flims-10-16-juli-weiterhin-auf-kurs-bitte-bis-26-mai-anmelden.html
If you would like to participate, please register by May 26th.

In the Swiss Team Battle we are back in League 4 – congrats especially to Fabio, Werner and Kurt! Next round we be player on Tuesday 18th starting at 19:30 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/XbLhhk8L

And there is chess in the “Tagi” (Tagesanzeiger) as well – you can find there news, problems to solves, articles worth reading:
https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/sport/schach

And … do not hesitate to register for our general assembly on June 8th!

Newsletter

The latest decisions about Corona restrictions allows us to organize a Blitz tournament (time control 5+3) on April 28th 2021 in the GZ Bachwiesen for max. 8 players. Arbiter will be Roger Loup. Is not play

If you would like to prepare again for a play over the board, you should be amongst others familiar with the rules; check out an article (German/French language) on the homepage of the Swiss Chess Federation:
http://www.swisschess.ch/forum-nachrichtenleser/von-unm%C3%B6glichen-Z%C3%BCgen-und-Uhrentricks.html

Unfortunately, last round we got relegated in the Swiss Team Battle; let’s fight on Tuesday May 4th 2021 for a promotion back to L4 (time control 5+3):
https://lichess.org/tournament/RoM3gXBs

News about Chess at Letzi

As there are now certain relaxations of the Corona restrictions we asked the GZ Bachwiesen if and under what conditions we can again offer chess for adults. If possible, we will play a tournament over the board on April 27th! We will keep you updated!

We kindly ask you to mark an appointment in your in the calendar already now: Our general assembly 2021 will be held on Tuesday June 8th 2021 – depending on the situation either in the GZ or even online.

The SSB has now postponed a possible start of the SMM 2021 until at the earliest after the summer holidays:
http://www.swisschess.ch/news-112/die-smm-2021-startet-erst-nach-der-sommerpause-1-runde-ende-august-anmeldeschluss-am-1-juli.html
Anyway – please do not forget to fill in this short questionnaire by end of April:
https://forms.gle/9qwnDJir1GjDurmv5

And the Swiss Team Battle will continue in league 4 on April 20th 2021 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/RoM3gXBs

In the project “Support your Sport” we are having a great finish and now clearly crossed the level of 700; in case you still have some bons you can assign them until tomorrow April 19th to our club – many thanks!
https://supportyoursport.migros.ch/de/vereine/sc-letzi-zuerich/

And I found a course about chess basics (in German language) by GM Stefan Kindermann on the homepage of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In case you are interested, just have a look:
https://www.sueddeutsche.de/thema/Schach_lernen

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As discussed in our general assembly we renewed the contract with the Gemeinschaftszentrum Bachwiesen until the end of September. However, as we only can use the venue under the given restrictions, the GZ offered a discount on the rental fee!
I am really happy anyway that we still can offer chess for kids over the board in the GZ – many thanks to Roger for all the efforts!

It is still uncertain if the SMM can be played this year at all. Until now it is not possible to register a team. You can follow the latest news on the homepage of the Swiss chess federation:
http://www.swisschess.ch/

Unfortunately, as not enough players registered for the Zurich Championship 2021 it had to be cancelled:
https://www.zuercherschachverband.ch/index.php/zsv-tunriere/zuercher-stadtmeisterschaft
However, the Zurich Championships for kids is still scheduled for April 14th and 21st! Please ask Roger, Kurt or myself for details.

At least there is some chess and we continue to play in the Swiss Team Battle – on April 20th in league 4 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/RoM3gXB

From the last newsletter we more than doubled the number of bons in the project “Support your Sport”:
https://supportyoursport.migros.ch/de/vereine/sc-letzi-zuerich/
Until April 12th you still can collect bons and assign it until April 19th to our club. In the meantime Migros doubled the amount of money to be distributed to all clubs! Many thanks to all of you for supporting us.

Easter newsletter

The Zurich Chess Championship will be played this year online on lichess.org.
First round is scheduled for Wednesday April 7th, but the registration will close already the upcoming Tuesday March 30th 2021. In case you are interested, please check out the homepage of the federation ZSV:
https://www.zuercherschachverband.ch/index.php/zsv-tunriere/zuercher-stadtmeisterschaft

Viktor Kortschnoi was one of the most illustrious personalities in chess history. He emigrated in 1978 from the sowjet union to Switzerland where he passed away nearly five years ago in Wohlen (AG) at the age of 85. The BBC issued a radio documentary about the exciting world championship 1978 against Analtoly Karpov – you can find it in English language here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3cszmwf

Next round of the Swiss Team Battle will be played April 6th with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/zR0iapCv

And we almost reached 200 tokens in the project “Support your Sport”! If you like you can until April 12th still collect “Vereinsbons” and assign to our club – many thanks:
https://supportyoursport.migros.ch/de/vereine/sc-letzi-zuerich/

Have a joyful Easter … stay healthy and see you soon again!

News in Chess

Thank you so much for supporting the club in the project “Support Your Sport” initiated by Migros – we already crossed the 100 margin and until April 12th you can still collect “Vereinsbons” which you can assign until April 19th:
https://supportyoursport.migros.ch/de/vereine/sc-letzi-zuerich/

We got a bit stuck in league 4 of the Swiss Team Battle. This Tuesday March 23rd will be the next round starting at 19:30 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/fU8qns9l
Please join our team to fight for a promotion to league 3!

The Swiss Chess Federation discussed the game operation this year. There is still hope to start with the SMM end of June! And if you would like to support us as a team captain, please let me know! Until the end of April we have to register our teams.
Please find here the statement of the SSB about other planned tournaments in 2021 (in German language):
http://www.swisschess.ch/news-112/ssb-turniere-2021-so-soll-es-weitergehen.html

News about chess at Letzi

In the past few weeks we had major problems with our homepage. After all we had to ask the provider for a restore and did quite some manual rework.
However, apart from minor things we are finally back online!

We are now registered for «Support Your Sport» initiated by Migros – as soon as our club is unlocked, I will pass further details to you. Thanks to Fabio for the hint!

In the Swiss Team Battle we still fight in league 4. Next tournament will be on the upcoming Tuesday March 9th with a time control of 5+3: https://lichess.org/tournament/NcOSJalD
There are already players registered up to a rating of 2350 – please join our team to fight against them for a promotion to league 3!

Please note that this year’s Zürcher Stadtmeisterschaft will be played online on lichess.org. Start of the tournament will be Wednesday April 7th and you can find further information on the homepage of the federation:
https://www.zuercherschachverband.ch/index.php/zsv-tunriere/zuercher-stadtmeisterschaft

Also the Zürcher Schülerturnier 2021 will be organized online on lichess.org. It will be played on Wednesday April 14th and 21st; each afternoon between 14:30 and around 17:00. Please ask our youth leader Kurt, gamemaster Roger for further information or get back to me.

Until now it is not clear in which format the SMM 2021 can be played. All planned dates had to be postponed by the Swiss Chess Federation . As soon as it is announced we will get back to you for the planning! Please find here the latest news:
http://www.swisschess.ch/news-112/smm-2021-anmeldeschluss-neu-am-30-april-1-runde-auf-ende-juni-verschoben.html

All the best and stay healthy!

Newsletter

Despite all Corona restrictions we can at least offer kids training up to an age of 15.
After discussing it with the GZ Bachwiesen and following the safety precautions, we started last week with 7 kids! For further information please get in touch with Roger Loup at the venue or online with Kurt Glatzfelder.

Tomorrow February 2nd there will be an internal rapid tournament on lichess starting at 19:30:
https://lichess.org/tournament/RDm1KH3u
Please support Roger Loup and join the competition!

With further teams joining, the Swiss Team Battle is again stronger – we are still in league 4 and will play a tournament with a time control of 5+3 on February 9th:
https://lichess.org/tournament/X6yGzQkd

If you are rather interested in playing a rapid tournament for Letzi at the Swiss Team Battle, you can join the team the upcoming Saturday February 6th at 16:00 (time control 7+2):
https://lichess.org/tournament/X6yGzQkd

Last but not least: The Swiss Chess Federation decided not to charge the license fee 2021 because of the unclear circumstances: http://www.swisschess.ch/news-112/corona-rabatt-ssb-verzichtet-2021-auf-die-lizenzgebuehr.html
We will keep this in mind when we discuss the Letzi membership fee 2021 at our general assembly!