Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fenton Out Of Perry Trophy

Fenton fell at the first hurdle in the Perry Trophy, going down by 2.5 - 1.5 against Crewe Perry 'A'. A win for Derek on board 2 and a draw for Robert on board 3 were our scorers. Click here for the match score card.

Christmas Dinner Menu

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Major Cup Semi-Final

We have been drawn to play Crewe in the Major Cup Semi-Final on Wednesday 13th March.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fenton 'A' Win Division 1 Debut Match

A great win for Fenton 'A' last night in their first ever match in Division 1 in the Club's history. Whatever else happens this season we can now say that we have been top of Division 1, even if only for a short period of time. A 3-2 win against Cheddleton 'A', in an entertaining match that was littered with errors, put us top of the heap. Kas was the first to finish on board 3, coming off second best against Jacob Boswell, fresh from his success in the Crewe Congress Open. However, Glyn quickly levelled the match with a win on board 5, before Ray blundered his game away on board 4 in a position that was at least level. Petru was a pawn down in an endgame on board 2, but with his King in a very strong position in the middle of the board. A blunder by his opponent allowed him to fork Rook and King with a Knight and it was very soon game over. That levelled the match at 2-2 and all eyes were on new Fenton player Gerald Acey. He was a pawn down but the game looked drawn when his opponent inexplicably allowed his Knight to be pinned in the middle of the board. Moving it would have led to a back rank mate which, a couple of moves later, it actually did. Without the blunders on boards 1,2 and 4 it could have been a very different outcome, but you have to ride your luck when it comes your way so nobody is complaining. Our next match in Division 1 will provide a very stern test when we travel to the current Champions, Holmes Chapel, on the 29th November.

Click here for last night's match scorecard.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fenton Players At The Crewe Congress

Stuart, Ernie and Derek all played in this weekend's Crewe Congress. Ernie finished joint 4th in the Minor Section with 3.5/5. Derek also played in the Minor Section and looked to be doing really well, going into Sunday's session with 2.5/3. Unfortunately he lost both his 4th and 5th round matches and dropped back to joint 16th. Stuart played in the Intermediate Section and found it tough going, finishing on 1.5/5.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Fenton 'C' Off The Mark

The 'C' team registered their first win of the season last night - an excellent 3.5 - 0.5 victory at Crewe 'D'. Wins on boards 1, 3 and 4 for Steve, Derek and Chris, plus a draw from Grenville on board 2, gave us the points. Click here to view the match score card.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Stuart Scores A Draw For County U120's.

Stuart played on board 10 for the County U120 team against Nottinghamshire on Saturday, drawing his game in a match that was also drawn 6-6. Click here for the match score cards.

Max And Petru To Play-Off For Club Championship.

In last night's 5th round matches, Petru beat Ray and Max beat me. This leaves Max and Petru in joint 1st place with 4/5 each. There will now be a play-off on Monday 29th October to decide the winner, with the players tossing a coin for choice of colours. It will not be necessary to complete any unplayed 5th round matches (there are only 2 anyway) as they have no bearing on the final outcome. Unless anybody has any objections I will record them as half point byes.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

'B' Team Lose At Newcastle

The 'B' team kicked off their defence of the Division 2 title with a narrow 3 - 2 loss at Newcastle 'B' last night. Our points came from a win for Kas on board 2, along with draws from Glyn and Derek on boards 3 and 5. Click here for the match score card.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

'C' Team Start New Season With A Loss

The 'C' team have started the 2018/2019 season in pretty much the same way they started last season - a 3.5 - 0.5 loss against Alsager 'B'. The only bright spot in the evening was a draw by Chris Brian against an opponent graded 24 points higher than him. Click here for the match score card.