Tuesday, May 24, 2022

South Cheshire Shield

Despite being heavily outgraded by nearly 1700 points, Fenton put up a great fight against Crewe 'B', before going down by 3-1 last night in our first South Cheshire Shield match of the season. Our team consisted entirely of inexperienced players who had never been involved in competitive chess before, so very well done to them all, especially Jack Warren who won his game on board 4. Click here - https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/97968 - to view the match score card.

There was also a 12th Round Club Championship match played, with Dylan beating Chris Brian to move up to joint 3rd place in the table, with a score of 4/5. Click here to view the current standings - 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Chris At Crewe

Chris Hankey finished joint 12th out of 24, with a score of 3.5/7, in the Major Section at this weekend’s Crewe Rapidplay Congress. Click here for the final table.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Club Championship Results

There were 3 games played in the Club Championship earlier this evening, with Dylan beating Mycle, Chris Hankey beating Stuart and Chris Brian beating Matt. 

Frome Chess Congress

It was Steve's turn to be on the Congress circuit this weekend, playing in the Frome Chess Congress in Somerset. After beating the second highest rated player in the section in the 1st round, it all went downhill after that. A draw and a loss in the 2nd and 3rd rounds were followed by a loss and a draw in the 4th and 5th rounds, leaving him on 2/5 and no place at the prize giving !!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Fenton 'B' Stumble Over The Line To Division 2 Title

Fenton 'B' finally wrapped up the Division 2 title with a 2.5 - 1.5 win against Meir last night. However, it was a very close run thing as Meir, without a win all season, put up a great fight in a match in which they were heavily outgraded. Our nerves were fraying as Meir went into the lead early on in the evening, with Sam drawing on board 2 and Dylan losing on board 3. Kas brought us level with a win on board 1, before Mycle wrapped things up with a win on board 4. We have finished level with Cheddleton 'D' on match points, but we had a game point difference of +15, compared to +14 for Cheddleton - it could not have been any closer. Congratulations to everybody who has turned out for the team over the course of the season and commiserations to Cheddleton.

You can click here to view last night's match score card and here to view the final league table.

In other news, the South Cheshire Shield kicks off on Monday 23rd May, with Fenton at home against Crewe 'B', in Mycle's first match as Team Captain.

There was also a Club Championship match played last night, with Chris B. beating Gennady.

Sunday, May 01, 2022

RIP Grenville Cross

4 of us - Ray, Steve, Ernie and Chris B. -  attended Grenville's funeral at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday. There was a large turnout of family and friends for the service, reflecting the esteem in which he was held. He will be sadly missed at the Club.