Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Same Old Same Old For The 'C' Team

Despite Chris finally managing to get a much needed win on board 4, the 'C' team slumped to yet another defeat last night, losing by 2.5 - 1.5 against Newcastle 'E'. Our other half point came courtesy of a draw by Stuart on board 3. Click here for the match score card.

Newcastle Mini Congress

The Fenton contingent failed to cover themselves with glory at this weekend's Newcastle Mini Congress. I managed 4th place with 3/5, Max and Julian were joint 6th on 2.5/5, Ernie was 10th on 2/5 and Grenville brought up the rear with 1.5/5. Click here for all of the final standings.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

'B' Team Sign Off With A Draw

The 'B' team completed their fixtures with a draw against Newcastle 'B' on Monday evening. This was a good result as we were without both Ray and Max and had to field a weaker than usual team. We have narrowly avoided the Wooden Spoon, finishing a point clear of Holmes Chapel at the bottom of the table. Wins for Kas and Grenville on boards 2 and 4, plus a draw for Ernie on board 5, gave us a share of the points. Click here for the match score card.

Friday, April 05, 2019

'C' Team Woes Continue

The 'C' team remain firmly rooted to the bottom of Division 4 following a 2.5 - 1.5 loss at Alsager 'B' on Tuesday night. Click here for the match score card.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

'B' Team Well Beaten At Maclesfield

The 'B' team were beaten 4-1 at Macclesfield last night, with only draws from Gerald and Ray on boards 1 and 2 to show for our efforts. Click here for the match score card.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Big Win Needed By 'A' Team

Newcastle 'A' were unable to get anything out of their match against Cheddleton 'A' on Wednesday evening, going down by 3-2. This leaves us with the Herculean task of winning our final Division 1 match on the 1st May, also against Newcastle 'A', by 5-0 if we are to pip Cheddleton 'A' to the runners-up spot, while a 4.5 - 0.5 win would draw us level with them.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

'A' Team Beat Division 1 Champions

The 'A' team pulled off a fantastic win against Holmes Chapel to 'A', the Division 1 Champions, last night. Holmes Chapel had 2 Welsh Internationals on their top 2 boards and, overall, outgraded us by 59 points. Petru was back on form on board 2 and got our first win of the night. Kas followed up with a great win on board 3 to put us 2-0 in front. We were pegged back when Gerald was beaten on board 1, followed by Glyn losing on board 4, in a game that he looked to be winning at one point. With the score level at 2-2 all eyes were on Max on board 5. He was a couple of pawns up but under tremendous pressure from a King side attack and with  less than a minute on his clock. However after some exchanges in a time scramble, he somehow managed to mate his opponent and win us the match. How he did it only he knows !! We are now joint 2nd in the Division, level with Cheddleton 'A' on match points but slightly behind on game points. Our last match is against Newcastle 'A' on the 1st May. Cheddleton 'A' also have play Newcastle 'A' in their final match this Wednesday 27th March. Depending on the result of this match we still have the opportunity to grab the runners-up spot. This is a tremendous achievement for the Club in our first ever season in the top Division. Click here for last night's match score card.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

County U140 Match

Max and I both played for the County U140 team against Lincolnshire in their final MCCU Championship match this afternoon, with mixed results. Max had an easy win in 17 moves on board 4. I contrived to throw a winning position away on board 3. I had 2 Knights for a Rook and was about to pick up another couple of pawns when, for reasons best known to myself, I left one of the Knights en prise and proceeded to lose my 3rd game of the week. The team were beaten 9.5 - 6.5. Click here for the full match score card.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Friendly Match

We will be playing a return friendly match against Madeley on Monday 13th May.

'B' Team Whitewashed

The 'B' team suffered their worst defeat of the season last night - a 5-0 whitewash at the hands of table topping Crewe 'A'.  Click here for the match score card. I'd like to say there were some highlights in the match but the sad fact is that there weren't, so the less said about it the better !!