Wednesday, May 10, 2023

'C' Team Beaten By The Champions

The 'C' team ended their season with a 3-1 defeat last night at top of the table, and Champions elect, Alsager 'B'. However, it was not all doom and gloom as, despite losses on boards 2, 3 and 4 by Phil, Matt and Gennady, Mycle produced a Captain's performance on board 1 by beating an opponent rated over 250 points higher. A great result and very well done to him. Click here - - to view the match score card.

With the 'B' team also having completed all of their fixtures, the Club now only have 4 matches remaining this season. The 'A' team are away against Cheddleton 'A' on Friday, followed by home matches against Holmes Chapel and Crewe 'A' on the 16th and 23rd May. Our season then culminates with the NSDCA Major Cup Final against Crewe on the 30th May.

Following the completion of all of these matches, we will be looking at organising this year's Rapidplay Championship. It is hoped that we will be able to run this on a Sunday and get the whole event completed in a single day. Following on from this, we will also be organising a Blitz Championship, something we have never done before. The Blitz will be held on a Tuesday evening. Please let Steve know if you would like to enter either, or both, of these events. They will both be Swiss competitions, with the number of rounds depending upon the number of entrants. Dates for both of these events still to be decided.

We will also be playing in the South Cheshire Shield over the Summer and you can view our fixtures here -

Other dates for your diary are the 19th September, when we will be playing Meir in the annual pre-season South Potteries Challenge Cup, and the Club AGM on the 26th September. It is our turn to host the match against Meir and it is likely to be played over 5 or 6 boards, and there will be rating restrictions to ensure an evenly balanced match.