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

Letzi participating at “Support your Sport”

We are now officially registered at “Support your Sport”

Who buys at Migros can collect “Vereinsbons”. In case please ask the cashier or get back to the customer service in your local shop. Those vouchers can be spent for a project of a club; e.g. for our team on this page
https://supportyoursport.migros.ch/de/vereine/sc-letzi-zuerich/

Just scan your voucher on this site – please let us know if you would need help with this.

We would like to spend the obtained amount on our youth development!

Please do not treat this as a request to go for additional shopping or for an extra donation to the club via this platform! However, just with a registration to this initiative we will receive support from the Migros subvention fund.

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!

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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!

News about chess at Letzi

Hopefully, you had a good start into 2021 and you are healthy!

It is still not possible to meet for chess over the board in our venue GZ Bachwiesen. We might be able to offer kids training under certain restrictions, but this is under clarification at the moment.

Unfortunately, the Swiss Chess Federation had to cancel the first round of the SGM light and it is under discussion whether the remaining can be played or not: http://www.swisschess.ch/sgm.html

Because of this I would like to call your attention to our team on lichess.org!
Roger will continue to organize tournaments in 2021 on this platform as well – please support him on this and let him know which time control and modus you would prefer: Blitz or Rapid, with or without increment, Arena or Swiss style…
The leagues in the Swiss Team Battle are getting stronger and stronger and after competing for quite some time in L2 we suddenly find ourselves there in the 4th!
On January 26th we will continue with a time control of 5+3: https://lichess.org/tournament/1U03mBzC
Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!

Christmas Newsletter

Dear Chess Friends,

The year is now slowly coming to an end and even though the situation is recently not developing so positively, I hope that you are healthy and can spend the holidays with family and friends!

Because of the restrictions of the GZ Bachwiesen and the Bundesrat/BAG, we cannot meet in our venue until January 22nd. However, until then we have at least some online chess on the agenda, starting with a rapid tournament in arena style on lichess:
https://lichess.org/tournament/vmZOPsEw

Over Christmas and new Year there is again a Swiss Team Battle, this time we start in league 3 (time control 5+0):
https://lichess.org/tournament/E1IVwcnS

The SGM light is supposed to start on January 23rd. However, the decision about this will be taken by the end of December. You already can find the drawings on our homepage:
https://www.scletzi.ch/wp/unsere-teams/sgm/

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a – especially healthy – Happy New Year 2021!

All the best
Roland Löhr

News

Starting from Saturday December 12th until January 22nd 2021 there are new requirements against the Corona virus in place.
Unfortunately, this means for us that we cannot meet in our venue Gemeinschaftszentrum Bachwiesen during this period neither for kids training nor for a tournament.
However, we will monitor the situation very closely and re-open as soon as possible.

Next Tuesday December 15th there will be again a tournament in the Swiss Team Battle L2 starting at 19:30 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/JeMLpaC1
Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!

All the best and stay healthy!

Christmas Tournament

Finally, it was good playing again with real pieces – even though it was a bit strange wearing with a face mask and having a glass divider between the boards.

Our strong youngster Raphael Niederberger was able to win this round-robin tournament (7+3) – Congards!

Rank
Name
Pts
TP
1.
Raphael Niederberger
5
13
2.
Roland Löhr
5
11
3.
Albi Lüscher
4
4.
Murat Cevik
3
6
5.
Roger Loup
3
4
6.
Thomas Güldenapfel
1
7.
Simon Koller
0

News from the club

As announced last week, tomorrow Tuesday we would like to organize a Christmas tournament over the board in the GZ Bachwiesen! If you would like to participate, please register in the following Doodle:
https://doodle.com/poll/29guaq74f5zbgssx?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
And please be aware that we will be strictly playing under the regulations of the BAG and the GZ!

In the Swiss Team Battle we got promoted back to league 2 – congrats to the whole team especially to the best players Patric, Fabio, Clément and Kurt!
Next round will be played December 15th in league L2 starting at 19:30 with a time control of 5+3:
https://lichess.org/tournament/JeMLpaC1
As usual: Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!

And there is some more good news: The contract with the Gemeinschaftszentrum Bachwiesen has been prolonged and we now can play in our new venue at least until September 2021!

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Let’s close this difficult year with a Christmas tournament over the board on December 8th 2020 – blitz or rapid will be decided by our tournament director Roger! Please let us know in the following doodle if you would like to participate – it very much helps us with the planning:
https://doodle.com/poll/29guaq74f5zbgssx?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
And please be aware that we will be strictly playing under the regulations of the BAG and the GZ!

As already announced, the SGM light will start January 23rd 2021. In total 126 teams registered for this upcoming season – with one Letzi team in the competition. As soon as we receive the drawings, we will inform you! Please check out more details on the homepage of the chess federation:
http://www.swisschess.ch/news-112/sgm-light-2021-mit-124-mannschaften-drei-fuenfer-gruppen-in-der-bundesliga.html

Last but not least: The upcoming Tuesday December 1st we will have again a team in the Swiss Team Battle league L3 starting at 19:30 with a time control of 3+2:
https://lichess.org/tournament/Yhnyo5s7
As usual: Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!