Sunday, December 09, 2018

Max Shines But Can't Prevent County Defeat

Max was one of only 2 players to win for the County U140 team against Nottinghamshire yesterday afternoon. 2 defaults contributed to an 11 - 5 defeat but Max did well to win his game on board 4, playing with the Black pieces against an opponent graded 137. Click here for the match score card.

Friday, December 07, 2018

'B' Team Back On Track

After a disappointing start to the season the 'B' team got back to winning ways last night with a 3.5 - 1.5 win against fellow strugglers Holmes Chapel Rooks. If anything, the score slightly flattered the Rooks as my draw on board 3 looked to be a straightforward win on post-match analysis, while Max managed to lose on time while 2 pieces up, leaving Petru, Glyn and Grenville to secure the win that gave us the points. Click here for the match score card.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Gothard Cup Final

Our Gothard (U161) County Cup Final against Sutton Coldfield has been provisionally set for Wednesday 8th May. The match will be played at Stafford.

Grenville Does His Bit For The County

Grenville continued his winning ways for the Staffs U120 team yesterday, winning his game on board 8 against a previously unbeaten Derbyshire team. The final score was 7.5 - 4.5 to Staffs. Click here for the match score card.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Down To Earth With A Bump

The reality of life in Division 1 came home to the 'A' team last night when they were hammered 4.5 - 0.5 by Holmes Chapel. The result was no real surprise as we were outgraded on every single board, and by a massive 175 points overall. A draw for me on board 4 meant that we just about avoided the whitewash. Click here for the match score card.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Another Grandmaster Draw

My Grandmaster draw on board 3 wasn't enough to prevent the County U140 team going down by 9.5 - 6.5 against Worcestershire this afternoon.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

An Avoidable Loss For The 'C' Team

The 'C' team blundered their way to yet another defeat last night. A 3-1 reverse at the hands of Cheddleton 'E' should actually have been a 3-1 win. Early draws from myself and Max on boards 1 and 2 left the score at 1-1. However, Grenville was 2 pawns up in his game on board 3 and should have had an easy win but managed to blunder it away in the ending. Chris spent ages gazing at the board and not looking at his clock and lost on time on board 4 in a position where he was winning a Rook. All in all a very disappointing result. Click here for the match score card.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Division 4 Strong Men

The 'C' team find themselves in what is rapidly becoming their customary position of holding up the Division 4 table. A 3rd loss from our opening 4 matches last night, this time by 3.5 - 0.5 against Newcastle  'D',  leaves us rooted at the bottom of the table. It was only a draw from Ernie 'Endgame' Wilkinson on board 3 that saved us from a whitewash. Click here for the match score card.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Glyn Takes Rapidplay Championship

Congratulations to Glyn on winning the 2018 Club Rapidplay Championship last night. He finished with a score of 4/5, just half a point ahead of the Runner-Up, Petru Floresc. Click here to view the final standings and cross table of results. Many thanks to Alberto Gissi of Newcastle for acting as Tournament Controller.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bad Weekend At The Office For Petru

Petru was playing for Cheddleton in Div 3 North of the 4NCL this weekend but, unfortunately, was beaten in both of his games.