Monday, November 15, 2021

'B' Team Whitewash Holmes Chapel

A great performance from the 'B' team earlier this evening, with a 4-0 drubbing of Holmes Chapel 'B'. Particular mention should go to Sam and Mycle on boards 3 and 4, both making winning league debuts for the Club. Petru and Glyn on boards 1 and 2 completed the scoring. We now sit at the top of Division 2. Click here to view the match score card.

We also welcomed 2 new players to the Club - Chris Hankey, rated 1780, and Dylan Whitney, a promising junior, rated 1345. They have joined us from Newcastle and both will be very welcome additions to our teams

Friday, November 12, 2021

'B' Team Off The Mark

The 'B' team got off to a winning start in Division 2 last night with a 2.5 - 1.5 win at Kidsgrove. We didn't get off to the best of starts, with Ernie losing on board 2. However, wins for Steve and Chris on boards 1 and 4 put us in the lead. Stuart sealed the win by generously offering his opponent a draw on board 3, whilst up by the exchange of a Queen for a Knight. Click here to view the match score card. Next up for the 'B' team is a home match against Holmes Chapel 'B' next Monday, where a win would propel them to top spot in the Division.

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

'A' Team Kick Off With A Loss

The 'A' team kicked off the new league season with a home defeat against Cheddleton 'C' last night. With Ray dropping out of the team late on, we all had to move up a board and Stuart had to step in to play. We got off to a decent enough start though. Petru played as well as he talks for a change and notched up an early win on board 1, followed by Stuart drawing his game on board 4. It was then left to Glyn and me to make a complete mess of the two remaining games. I played like somebody who had only learnt the moves that morning and Glyn carried on the way he finished at last weekend's Bury St Edmunds Congress. The result was a 2.5 - 1.5 loss in a match that we were really expecting to win. You can click here to view the match score card.

The 'A' team don't play again now until the 2nd December, with an away match at Holmes Chapel 'A'.

The 'B' team start their season with an away match at Kidsgrove next Thursday 11th November.

Monday, November 01, 2021

Re-Arranged Friendly

Our friendly match at Abbots Bromley last night was postponed because they were unable to raise a team. I now have a provisional date for it to be played on Sunday 21st November @ 18:00.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Mr 100%

Following Monday evening's Rapidplay games, Ernie has taken the lead with 3 wins from 3 games. Click here for the current standings. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Rapidplay Update

Mycle took an early lead in the Rapidplay Championship on Monday evening, with wins against Stuart and Steve. Ernie beat Chris in the only other game played. I am hoping to get some more games played next Monday in attempt to get ahead of schedule and finished before Christmas.