Simul – Lawrence Cooper

Simultaneous Display by IM Lawrence Cooper

We’re delighted that English International Master Lawrence Cooper will be giving a simultaneous display at Newport Chess Club in May!

Lawrence has been an International Master for 20 years, and also became an International Organiser in 2011 and FIDE Arbiter in 2016. He captained England in the 2009 and 2011 European Team Championships, as well as the 2010 Olympiad, and coached the Welsh Women's national team in the 2016 Olympiad.


Organiser:        Nathanael Paul
                 Thursday 16th May 2019

Start Time:       19:30, please aim to arrive by 19:15
Entry fee:          £10 for adults & £5.00 for U18’s – there is limited space at the venue so entries will be accepted on a first come first serve basis
Venue:              Royal British Legion, Avenue Road, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7DP
Refreshments: A full buffet will be provided by Newport Chess Club, drinks to be purchased at the Royal British Legion bar

Simultaneous Display Details:
– Challengers play with black
– Normal simul format: players make their move in turn as the simul-giver arrives
– 2-3 ‘passes’ allowed; depends on number of entries
– When there are 3 games left, they will be played out as 3 simultaneous 10-minute games
– No upper rating limit

To enter, players can make their payment either on the evening of the event or online sending your payment to the following account:

Newport Chess Club
Please quote ‘Newport Simul’

However, please make sure that when entering you still book your place with the organiser by emailing 

Entrants will be accepted on the day subject to availability



Nathanael Paul                0
Ian Jamieson                   0
Christopher Lewis            0
Phil Zabrocki                    0
Toby Neal                         0
Gary White                       0
Danny Griffiths                 0.5
Isaac Brownlee-Jones      0
Derek Leight                     0.5
Tim Skidmore                   1
Nick Holmes                     0
Stefan Tenant                   0
Shane Greenwood           0

"Lawrence played very well. Good attempt" - Danny Griffiths, former Newport Champion