Changes in the Letzi Committee

There were a few changes in the committee at the general assembly on June 8th 2021. Kurt Glatzfelder was newly appointed as a president taking over from Roland Löhr. Roger Loup is again youth leader, Dimitris the newly elected gamemaster. Patric Müller and Osi Odermatt have been confirmed in their positions as treasurer and “Aktuar”.

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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

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!

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.

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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!

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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!

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!