Knightmare Before Christmas

18th December 2017 - Clevedon A vs Downend A




What's this? What's this?

There's pieces everywhere

What's this?

There's white knights in the air

What's this?

I can't believe my eyes I must be dreaming

Wake up, Jez, this isn't fair

What's this?


What's this? What's this?

There's something very wrong

What's this?

There are people castling long

What's this?

The boards are lined with little pieces saccing

Everybody seems so happy

Have I possibly gone daffy?

What is this? What is this?


There are players taking bishops

Instead of taking pawns

They're busy using tempo

And absolutely no one's drawn

There's beer on every table

Oh, I can't believe my eyes

And in my bones I feel the warmth

That's there on the h-file


Oh, look

What's this?

They're playing 2. f4, a risk?

Why that looks so unique, inspired

They're gathering around to hear a story

Boasting chess nuts gone haywire

What's this?


What's this?

In here there's black rooks on c3, how queer

And who would ever think

And why?

They're exploiting it with tiny little things

They've got attacks going at kings

And there's a smile on everyone

So, now, correct me if I'm wrong

This looks like fun

This looks like fun

Oh, could it be I got my wish?

What's this?


Oh my, what now?

There's pieces in a heap

But compensation underneath

No fools, no switches here to scream and scare them

Or ensnare them, only simple flowing moves

Secure inside their dream plan

What's this?


Defences are all missing

And the knight's plans can't be found

And in their place there seems to be

Good feeling all around

Instead of groans, I swear

I can hear musing in the air

The smell of checks and mates

Are absolutely everywhere

The sights, the sounds

They're everywhere and all around

I've never felt so good before

This empty place inside of me is filling up

I simply cannot get enough

I want it, oh, I want it

Oh, I want it for my own

I've got to know

I've got to know

What is this place that I have found?

What is this?

Chess-mas Town, hmm


Merry Christmas everyone! As a holiday present, don't forget to check out Henry's game from the night.

Michael Meadows