Tuesday, October 04, 2022

2022 Rapidplay Championship

The 2022 Rapidplay Championship starts next Monday 10th October. There will be 4 rounds played on the 10th, followed by 3 rounds on the 17th. If there is a tie then there will be a play-off, with colours reversed from the previous game of the players concerned. Should the play-off be drawn then there will be an Armageddon game, with colours decided by the toss of a coin. White will have 6 minutes on his clock, plus 3 second increments, and Black will have 5 minutes on his clock, plus 3 second increments. However, White needs to win but Black only needs to draw.

You can click here to view the draw, and results, from each round.

Honours Even In Opening Match Of The Season

The 'A' team shared the points with Crewe 'B' in a 2-2 draw last night, in our opening Division 1 match of the season. We we were slightly outgraded overall but got off to a good start, with Chris H getting an early win on board 2. Glyn followed this up with a great win on board 3, where he sacrificed his Queen for a Rook and a Knight, putting us 2-0 up. Dylan was unable to overcome a 250 point rating difference on board 4 and eventually succumbed. At the other end of the match, Gerald was surprising beaten on board 1 by an opponent who WAS able to overcome a 250 point rating difference !! All in all it was a decent start to the season, considering we were without Petru, Kas and Ray. You can click here to view last night's match score card.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Donation To Pub

The Gables are raising money to buy a defibrillator for the pub. As they allow us to use their facilities free of charge, we felt it only right that we should make a donation towards this. We have, therefore, made a donation of £60 from Club funds to this worthy cause. 

Fenton Chess Club 2022 AGM

 The 2022 AGM was held last night. Click here to view the Minutes of the Meeting.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Annual Membership Fees

The Annual Membership Fee of £10 (Free to juniors) is due NOW. Payment should be made to our Treasurer, Stuart Hull. If you wish to pay online then make your payment to : 
Stuart E Hull, Co-operative Bank, Sort Code 08-90-66, A/c No 11012414. Please put your name as the reference on your payment. Your ECF Membership is also due for renewal on 1st October. You can do that from here - www.bit.ly/ecfrenew, and do not forget that you need to RENEW not take out a NEW Membership.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

South Potteries Chess Challenge Cup

The 17th South Potteries Chess Challenge Cup was played at Meir last night, with Fenton winning for the sixth successive year. It would have been the 18th running of the competition but it was not played in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. It wasn't all plain sailing though, with Fenton coming out on top by the narrowest of margins. There were excellent wins for Mycle, Lea and Jack to give us a 3-2 win. Click here - https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/105354 - for the match score card.