Monday, February 18, 2019

Postponed Match

Tonight's 'B' team match at Macclesfield has been postponed and will now be played on the 1st April.  

Friday, February 15, 2019

Friendly Match

I have arranged for us to play a friendly match against Madeley Chess Club on Wednesday 27th February. Madeley are a new club who are hoping to join the league next season. In the meantime they will be playing friendly matches against other NSDCA clubs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

'C' Team Throw Away Another Match

Yet again the 'C' team threw away a match that they should have won easily. Glyn got us off to a good start with a straightforward win on board 1, followed by a draw from Derek on board 3. Chris then missed multiple opportunities to win his game on board 4 before losing on time for the second match running. Grenville was the exchange up and had a passed pawn on board 2 but contrived to mess up his endgame and had to settle for a draw. Click here for the match score card. We are still second from bottom of the table but the team below us have 2 matches in hand so the Wooden Spoon beckons.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

4NCL Double For Petru

Petru won both of his games, playing for Cheddleton, in this weekend's 5th & 6th Rounds of 4NCL Division 3 North matches, so very well done to him.

You can click here to view Petru's 5th Round game. Click here to view Petru's 6th Round game.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Rearranged Matches

Following the recent spate of postponements, the following revised dates have been agreed :

Cheddleton 'B'  v  Fenton 'B'  Friday 15th March
Newcastle 'A'  v  Fenton 'A'  Wednesday 1st May
Stafford 'A'  v  Fenton 'C'  Wednesday 1st May

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

More Postponed Matches

Tomorrow night's 'C' team match at Stafford 'A' has been postponed and will now be played on the 1st May. The 'B' team match at Cheddleton 'B' this Friday has also been postponed but no new date has been agreed yet.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Postponed Match

This week's 'A' team match at Newcastle was postponed. New date yet to be agreed.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Yet Another Disaster For 'C' Team

The 'C' team's season goes from bad to worse.There was yet another completely avoidable loss for the team last night, going down by 3-1 against Crewe 'D'. Kas had a night he will want to forget on board 1, losing very quickly against an opponent graded 24 points lower than him. Grenville brought the match level with a good win on board 2 against an opponent graded 20 points higher than him. We then reverted to type on boards 3 and 4. Robert had a forced mate or the win of a piece on board 3. He spent a long time looking at the winning move and then opted not to play it, deciding instead to throw one of his own pieces away, and with it the game !! Chris seemed to be completely oblivious to the fact that we were playing with clocks and lost on time in what looked like a pretty dire position anyway. Click here for the full match scorecard. 

The disappointing thing is that we have the players to win this Division but time and time again we just blunder matches away.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Numero Uno

Stuart played board 1 for the Staffs U100 team against Leicestershire on Saturday and his draw helped the team to a 7-4 win. Robert got a win on board 3 but, unfortunately, it was a win by default !! Click here for the full match score card.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

15th Newcastle Mini Congress

The 15th Newcastle Mini Congress is being held over the weekend of 13th/14th April. Please click here for full details.