Thursday, July 28, 2022

Potteries Junior Chess Club

The Potteries Junior Chess Club, being set up by Chris Hankey, starts on Saturday 10th September at The Gables and will run from 10:00 until 12:00. The Membership Fee is likely to be £1.50 per session or £5 per month.

Chris has also arranged for International Master Lawrence Cooper to come along and give a 16 board simultaneous display on Saturday the 17th September. This will be open to Potteries Junior Chess Club members and all Fenton Chess Club members, and the entry fee will be £5. So if you fancy your chances against an IM then come along and give it a go.

If there are any spare places available after the 31st August, then entry to the simultaneous will be opened to any non-Potteries Junior Chess Club players and non-Fenton Chess Club players, with an entry fee of £6.

If you need any further details, then please contact Chris by email - chrishankey1964@gmail.com or by telephone - 07866 400719.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Fenton Take South Cheshire Shield Wooden Spoon

A 4-0 whitewashing at the hands of Alsager last night meant that we ended bottom of the South Cheshire Shield, with 1 win and 4 losses to show for our efforts. We finished level on points with Stafford but with a vastly inferior game point difference. You can click here - https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/97976 - to view last night’s match score card, in which we were heavily outgraded on all boards.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Glyn Wins Club Championship

Congratulations to Glyn on winning the Club Championship. A win in his final game against Steve earlier this evening put him on 8/9 - half a point ahead of Dylan Whitney and Chris Hankey. This is the second time that Glyn has won it, the last time being in 2015/2016.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

South Cheshire Shield

Fenton were beaten 3-1 by Crewe ‘A’ last night in their penultimate match in the competition. The one highlight of the night was a win for Lea Podmore on board 4, who was making his debut for the Club. You can click here - https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/97979 - to view last night’s score card. Our final match is next Monday against Alsager. We need a draw to move off the bottom of the table. If we lose then we win the Wooden Spoon as Stafford will be above us on game points difference. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Leek Rapidplay Chess Congress Entry Form

 The Leek Rapidplay Chess Congress entry form can now be viewed/printed/downloaded from here.

Leek Rapidplay Chess Congress

The Leek Rapidplay Congress is being held on Saturday 24th September after an absence of 4 years, although it is not actually being held in Leek this year !! Instead, it is being held at Bagnall Village Hall. Entry forms will be available at the Club next Monday for anybody who is interested in playing. I will also be posting a link to a downloadable entry form in the next couple of days.