The Keddie Cup
Steve Westmoreland of Holmfirth advises, “We launched the Keddie Cup last night [20/09/2023], with 28 players competing in the team rapidplay event. It was a great spread of adults and juniors (12). It is going to be a yearly competition in memory of David, who passed away from cancer last year.”
What follows is an article written by Steve regarding the first session - next one due 18th October.
Last night saw the launch of the Keddie Cup, at Holmfirth Chess Club. This event is in memory of David Keddie, who passed away from cancer in 2022. David was a longstanding teammate and friend to many of us within Yorkshire and David was instrumental in setting up Holmfirth Chess Club in 2019.
David’s brother Mike and son Sean, wait for their matches to start
The Keddie cup is a rapidplay team event, with four nights set aside in the lead to Christmas. Players play two games as black and white, with 25mins+10 seconds time control. We aim to finish the competition in December near to David’s birthday, with the family providing a trophy.
Sam vs Dan and Gaz vs Harley
Last night we had 28 players and four others plying friendlies and spectating. It was a mix of adults and juniors, with Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Honley participating. Currently leading are the ‘Smothered Mates’ and then the ‘Discovered Attackers’. Both teams mainly consist of juniors, which surprises no one!
Dewsbury vs Honley
The next event will be back at the Stumble Inn, Wednesday 18th October.
Team Keddie vs the Smothered Mates.