Monday, 25 May 2020

Online Under 100s League

Just a few matches to play now. Who will come out on top ? Will we need a play-off ?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Over 100s League

We have started an Over 100s online League, and it kicked off yesterady with a draw between Chris & Larry.
There is space for a couple more entrants. Contact Neil Roberts if you woukld like to be added.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Re-match v Wigston

Tonight we played Wigston in an online re-match.
Here is result.

Another excellent victory, despite being outgraded.
Our players were Andrew Wilson, Sean McDoonald, Tom Dove & Larry Hayden
More details on

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

David Reynolds

It is with much sorrow that we have to have to announce that David has passed away.
David has been a member of the club for almost 20 years, and in that time has contributed so much that has made our club what it is today. He will be sadly missed.
This picture reminds us of some of his many qualities. Cheerful & giving.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Online Club Night

We held an online Club Night on on 9th April with 12 of us taking part. 24 games with varying time controls were played, much as they would have been on a normal Club Night.
Full details of all games can be found on if you are signed up to it, and join Ashby Ivanhoe Chess Club once logged in.
If you would like to join our online Club, once you are logged in click "Connect" then "Clubs" then search for the club and submit a request to join. You should receive a response within a day.
Besides Club Nights such as above, we will also be playing matches against other clubs and holding Club competitions.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Wigston v Ashby Ivanhoe online 26th March

Here are more details of the match last night.

We have challenged Wigston to a re-match on 9th April. The number of boards depends on how many players each team can field, so contact Andrew Wilson if you would like to be included.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Online Chess match

Thanks to efforts by Andrew Wilson, we have arranged to play an online match v Wigston on Thursday 26th March.
The number of boards will depend on how many players each club has. So if we have 11 players registered and Wigston have 10, there will be 10 boards.
Each player will have two games of 20 minutes each, with a 10 second increment, against the same Wigston player.   Essentially it is the same format as the Harrod Cup.
The match will start at 7.30.
We look forward to a good match, and will publish the result here shortly after it finishes.
The match ended in a 7-7 draw, which was an excellent result for our heavily outgraded club.
Not sure who all the Wigston players are, but our heroes are :-
Roy Evans, Andrew Wilson, Mick(y) Brown, Sean McDonald, Neil Roberts, David Holmes and Stephen Holmes.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020


We regret to confirm that all meetings and face to face matches are now suspended.
Until things return to normal we are encouraging members to play online.
We have set up an "Ashby Ivanhoe Chess Club " on 
If you are not already signed up, why not give it a try ?