Indeed, the last time I played over-the-board chess was against Peter Parker in the final of the of the Project 30 Rapidplay Championship, on 22 March 2020 (one day before the first lockdown).
Yesterday, we finally played again with real people and real pieces!
The final scores of our Celebratory Tournament were:
Sean Marsh 10
Royce Parker and Peter Harker 6
Richard Harris 5
Sean Cassidy 2.5
It was wonderful to see everyone's individual styles shining through once more.
Naturally, we all made mistakes but the rust has certainly started to fall off and everyone played some excellent chess over the course of the day.
I have medals for those who couldn't make it yesterday (for our previous events) and I will distirbute them over the course of the season.
Plans for the next set of events will soon be made available.
Meanwhile, here is a gallery from yesterday's event.