Perrott Trophy 2022
This September will see the Perrott Trophy contest take place. For the unacquainted, the Perrott trophy is an inter-services contest that was revived last year for the first time in 25 years. The RAF won last years contest and will be trying to retain the title this year. The competition is open to everyone, the bigger the teams the better. If you have retired from RN/Army/RAF/MOD then you can still play for the service you served in. If you represented more than one service RN/MOD for example you can pick who you play for based on where you feel your loyalty lies.
There will be 4 team captains:
RN: Liam Cooper
Army: Francis Pearce
RAF: Steve O’Neill
MOD: Tristan Dray-Pearce
Default match times will be Wednesday nights on LiChess commencing at 1930 using the 4NCL time control of 45 mins plus 15 secs. However, if both opponents in a game are content, the match can be re-arranged for an alternative day/time that same week. Captains will agree the number of boards before the games. If you want to represent your service just email your Team Capt. Entry is free. You don’t have to play each round just tell your Captain which rounds you want to play and we will aim to give as many players as possible a game. The team sheets will be published on a Monday night.
Round 1 will be 7 September: Army vs MOD, RN vs RAF
Round 2 will be 14 September: Army vs RAF, RN vs MOD
Round 3 will be 21 September: Army vs RN, MOD vs RAF
More details to follow, please come and fight for the honour of your service.
OPEN FILE SPRING
2022 OUT NOW!
The Spring 2022 edition of the association magazine, Open File, is now out, with its focus being the NATO Chess Championship in Belgium last year.
As usual, it's a cracking read!
However, please note that the Magazine Editor has announced that he will be stepping down as editor at the end of the year - a big thank you to Carl from all of us for his hard work over the years. However, this provides a great opportunity for a serving member to take over the reins and become a key member of the association.
Round 1: 7 September: Army vs MOD, RN vs RAF
Round 2: 14 September: Army vs RAF, RN vs MOD
Round 3: 21 September: Army vs RN, MOD vs RAF
Head to the site 'Downloads' page to find the latest edition of Open File.
We now have many past editions of Open File archived in this section, with many from the early years of the RAF Chess Association in pdf form.