No, not Santa's reindeer, but thunder and lightning in the form of a Christmas Tournament on Thursday 20 December at the Bury St Edmunds Chess Club. All players in Suffolk are invited to turn up at 7.30 pm for a five-round 15-minute (Blitz) tournament (that's 15 minutes each, per round).
There will be coffee and/or tea on tap (and the Bar will be open) and entry for non-Bury members is just £2.00 each.
At the same time, Chas Szentmihaly will have on display a computer (and several monitors) which will have games and positions from five World Champions. Test your skill between games and see if you can find their best moves!
There will be plenty of prizes in the form of bottles of wine, chocolates and biscuits, so please turn up in good time if you would like to play. It would help if you could drop me an email to say you're intending to come.