Tuesday, September 17, 2019

South Potteries Chess Challenge Cup; Meir v Fenton

The annual match took place over 10 boards at Meir last night. As ever Meir's hospitality was first-class including a substantial and delicious buffet.

It was particularly striking by how much the Fenton team out-graded Meir this year. On paper this was a very uneven contest and so it turned out to be when the games were played.

Click here to see the match card on LMS.

Unfortunately as you will see from the LMS page there was a dispute on Board 2 when Peter Windows complained that Petru Floresc was not writing down his moves in timely fashion. At the end of the games Peter was upset enough to suggest this was cheating and that he would claim the game. Far from ignoring Peter's claim, our captain, Steve Emmerton, has referred the matter to an ECF Arbiter. My own view is that, had an arbiter been present and had he agreed with Peter, he would have warned Petru and then awarded a time penalty if there had been a repetition of the infringement of the Laws of Chess.

This was otherwise a most enjoyable evening and once again many thanks to Meir for being excellent hosts

Monday, September 09, 2019

Fenton Rapidplay Championship 2019

The first 3 rounds took place tonight. Click here for results so far. Petru Floresc is leading with 3/3 followed by 4 players on 2/3.

The final 3 rounds will be on 23 September at 7.30pm

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Fenton v Ashby Ivanhoe: Friendly Match 2 September 2019

Last night we hosted Leicestershire's Ashby Ivanhoe, Steve Emmerton's "other team", and played a friendly match of 10 boards. Ashby as the visitors had White on the odd-numbered boards.

It may have been a "friendly" but the games were certainly competitive and hard-fought with the match finally ending in a 5-5 draw. Once again, Kas came through for us at the end with a nice win on Board 2 to help us achieve the draw.

Congratulations to everyone who took part and many thanks to the players from Ashby Ivanhoe who made the journey and made it an enjoyable evening. Finally, thanks to Steve, who diplomatically was our non-playing captain for the evening, for organising the match.

Click here for the match score card

Click here for Steve's photos from this event.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Fenton Team Fixtures 2019/2020

The 2019/2020 fixture list has now been published - click here to view.