Rapidplay in the heart of Wensleydale 16th September

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Andrew Zigmond
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Rapidplay in the heart of Wensleydale 16th September

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:47 pm

Yesterday the Harrogate Chess Club received an email about the below event which I thought I would share on here.

http://tennantsgardenrooms.com/?post_type=events&p=4654
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Re: Rapidplay in the heart of Wensleydale 16th September

Post by Martin Benjamin » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:37 pm

Hope it is successful. I love the Wensleydale area and have holidayed there several times. On holiday in Askrigg this year, my wife and I visited The Little Chocolate Factory a couple of times in the business park next door to the venue for this event. With half a thought towards retiring to the area in about ten years from now, I investigated the proximity of chess clubs, and I don't think there is one within about a 25 mile radius of Leyburn, so like Andrew, I wonder who has thought this up and organised it. I hope people within reasonable travelling distance support it. Sounds like an enjoyable day out. Non chess playing members of the family can enjoy a day's strolling in the dales.

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Re: Rapidplay in the heart of Wensleydale 16th September

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:39 pm

Leyburn is also the home of the Leyburn Pottery, which sells some awesome pieces. They make the renowned "Countdown" teapot as well. Martin is right - the area is well worth a visit.

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Re: Rapidplay in the heart of Wensleydale 16th September

Post by John Garnett » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:21 pm

The event is organised by Kegan Harrison of Great Ayton Chess Club, who also works at the venue. This is actually the second event to be held there. I was one of the 19 players who took part in the first one in May, and it was a very enjoyable day at an excellent venue. Unfortunately I won't be able to play in the next event but I can recommend it to anyone who is able to.

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Re: Rapidplay in the heart of Wensleydale 16th September

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:31 pm

There is a Wensleydale bridge team (of 8 no less) in the Yorkshire bridge league. In a rather low division but it always impresses me :)
(I can imagine going there in September, but not to play chess! Lovely area of course.).

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Re: Rapidplay in the heart of Wensleydale 16th September

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:25 pm

John Garnett wrote:The event is organised by Kegan Harrison of Great Ayton Chess Club, who also works at the venue. This is actually the second event to be held there. I was one of the 19 players who took part in the first one in May, and it was a very enjoyable day at an excellent venue. Unfortunately I won't be able to play in the next event but I can recommend it to anyone who is able to.
Thanks to John for the info. I have made an edit to my original post accordingly.
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