4NCL

Bye Bye Telford

A mixed final week-end for the AB teams. AB1 kicked off with a good draw v Shropshire 1- 4 sound draws and a win for Jonah Willow. A default on Board 1  contributed to a 4-1 loss to Midland Monarchs. John Garnett and Derek Jarvis won, but a point penalty was docked for the default. In Round 11 the team went down 4-2 to the League Leaders, West Is Best. This included 4 good draws notably Paul Madden v. Jack Rudd.
AB 2 lost in Round 2.5 - 3.5 to West Is Best. Dave Flynn's win couldn't make up for the 2 top board losses.. This was followed by a loss to Sussex Martlets 2-4. In the final round against very weak opponents, our team raced to a 5-0 lead. A few hours later, the rout was complete. 

Our teams played in Division 3 and 4 South this year.The word is we're switching to the North. Hooray. We've been too long in the South. I'm misquoting our club's singer-song-writer. Check him out on You Tube - "Too Long In the North" Alan s Robinson. 

In Round 10 our captain, Neil Graham, lost to "Billy" Graham, Jr. ( O.K, I'm cheating a bit here. He's 22)

09 March Report

posted Mar 22, 2016, 6:47 AM by Steve Bak   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:48 AM ]

The first team had a good win on Saturday, but crashed down to earth on Sunday. Our second team won both games against significantly weaker opponents. Neil won both his games. The figure after the team name is the team's average rating strength, which is normally a good guide as to how the match should go.

10 March Results

posted Mar 20, 2016, 3:37 PM by Steve Bak   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:48 AM ]

Round Seven
 

 
Poisoned Pawns1961 Ashfield-Breadsall 12029
381wMcMahon, Paul2014½ - ½Mercs, Peter J2115
382bByway, Paul Vf20920 - 1Combie, Alex B2025
383wRosen, Daniel Bc2069½ - ½Walker, Andrew N2069
384bMcCorry, Robert T2022½ - ½Garnett, John S2001
385wJudkins, Brian D1847½ - ½George, Matthew P2036
386bMountford, Corinne1727 c0 - 1Jarvis, Derek A1928
           
 2 - 4 
 

 
Ashfield-Breadsall 21864 Shropshire 31631
461wGeorge, Andrew P1982 e1 - 0Szwajkun, Richard1765 c
462bTaylor, Robert P19070 - 1Mehmood, Athar1742 c
463wFlynn, David1860½ - ½Kitchen, Peter J1655
464bGraham, Neil18301 - 0Tennant, Stefan H1652 c
465wBooley, Graham M18060 - 1Peck, Windsor W A1532 e
466bHill, Maurice J1802 c1 - 0Szwajkun, Steve1442 c
           
 3½ - 2½ 
 
Round 8
 

 
Anglian Avengers 21951 Ashfield-Breadsall 12004
341wWallis, Ian J2125 e½ - ½Mercs, Peter J2115
342bFogg, Martin2050 e1 - 0George, Matthew P2036
343wPeck, Silas19121 - 0Combie, Alex B2025
344bBurnett, Leon P1952 e1 - 0Garnett, John S2001
345wCocks, Elliot1892 e½ - ½Jarvis, Derek A1928
346bSheerin, Alex1780 e1 - 0Burke, Steven J1923
           
 5 - 1 
 

 
Throw in the Tal 21660 Ashfield-Breadsall 21858
451wHendy, Jerry1832 e½ - ½Levens, David G1944
452bMcCann, John17741 - 0Taylor, Robert P1907
453wWoolgar, Steven G1690 e0 - 1Flynn, David1860
454bJones, Howard1585 c½ - ½Hill, Maurice J1802 c
455wWeaver, Simon16110 - 1Booley, Graham M1806
456bSweatman, Paul14710 - 1Graham, Neil1830
           
 2 - 4 

07 February Report

posted Feb 14, 2016, 11:26 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:41 AM by Steve Bak ]

Saturday, 13 February

AB 1 v CSC Rhinos 2.  Ashfield- Breadsall won 4- 2 against much weaker opponents. Wins for Peter Mercs, John Garnett and Matthew George. Draws for Andy Walker and Derek Jervis.

AB 2 v Throw In The Tal  Closely matched teams. Dave Flynn scored the sole win. Draws for Andrew George, Richard Truman and Neil. Losses fpr Steve and Bob. Result 2.5  - 3.5

Sunday, 14 Feb 

AB 1 v Wessex  Historically the kingdom of Wessex was considerably more powerful than Ashfield-Breadsall, but there was nothing between them today. All 6 games were drawn including by the Breadsall Three. Perhaps the teams were too much under the influence of Valentine's Day.

AB 2 v Shropshire The second team only had a county to contend with, but met their second defeat of the week-end. David Levens was our sole winner with draws for Richard Truman and Maurice Hill. Dave Flynn, Bob and Neil had losses.   Result 2-4


08 February Results

posted Feb 14, 2016, 11:26 AM by Steve Bak   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:41 AM ]

Round Five
 

 
Ashfield-Breadsall 1 2031   CSC Rhinos [2] 1769
371 w Mercs, Peter J 2111 1 - 0 Mashayekh, Majid 1934
372 b Walker, Andrew N 2074 ½ - ½ Fowler, David 1881
373 w Combie, Alex B 2041 0 - 1 Homolka, Vincent 1811
374 b Garnett, John S 1995 1 - 0 Towers, Nigel S 1792
375 w George, Matthew P 2032 1 - 0 Dhemrait, Jagdeep 1676
376 b Jarvis, Derek A 1934 ½ - ½ Weaver, Lauren 1522
             
  4 - 2  
 

 
Throw in the Tal 1 1870   Ashfield-Breadsall 2 1913
441 w Price, Andrew 1892 e ½ - ½ George, Andrew P 1982 e
442 b Ireland, David J 1916 1 - 0 Burke, Steven J 1932
443 w Marlow, Ben 1967 c ½ - ½ Truman, Richard G 1968
444 b Goodwin, Ed H 1874 1 - 0 Taylor, Robert P 1918
445 w Byrne, Nigel 1816 0 - 1 Flynn, David 1851
446 b Scott, Ian D 1757 c ½ - ½ Graham, Neil 1830
             
  3½ - 2½  
 
Round Six
 

 
Wessex 2046   Ashfield-Breadsall 1 2024
361 w De Coverly, Roger D 2071 ½ - ½ Mercs, Peter J 2111
362 b Pleasants, Allan J 2066 ½ - ½ Willow, Jonah B 2095 e
363 w Jenks, Chris B 2109 ½ - ½ Madden, Paul 2077
364 b Simons, Martin J 2028 ½ - ½ Garnett, John S 1995
365 w Adaway, William 1994 ½ - ½ Burke, Steven J 1932
366 b Gregory, Keith D F 2013 ½ - ½ Jarvis, Derek A 1934
             
  3 - 3  
 

 
Ashfield-Breadsall 2 1884   Shropshire 2 1877
441 w Truman, Richard G 1968 ½ - ½ Zdanowski, Adrian 1967 c
442 b Taylor, Robert P 1918 0 - 1 Kolbusz, George 1892 c
443 w Levens, David G 1938 1 - 0 Lewis, Christopher D 1892 e
444 b Hill, Maurice J 1802 c ½ - ½ Maydew, Simon 1917
445 w Flynn, David 1851 0 - 1 Keady, Mark A 1855 c
446 b Graham, Neil 1830 0 - 1 Mehmood, Athar 1742 c
             
  2 - 4  

06 January Results

posted Jan 25, 2016, 8:42 AM by Steve Bak   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:40 AM ]


Round
Three
 
  Ashfield-Breadsall 1 2030   Warwickshire Select 2 2040
371 w Mercs, Peter J 2114 0 - 1 Cooper, David M 2056
372 b Combie, Alex B 2051 0 - 1 Stepanyan, Henrik 2132 e
373 w Walker, Andrew N 2084 0 - 1 Fallowfield, Jeremy R 2092
374 b George, Andrew P 2035 c 0 - 1 Ingram, Keith R 1996
375 w Garnett, John S 1969 1 - 0 Ali, Golam S 2012 e
376 b Jarvis, Derek A 1929 ½ - ½ Roberts, Nick W 1956
             
  1½ - 4½  
 

 
  Iceni 1 1985   Ashfield-Breadsall 2 1891
441 w Reynolds, D Ian W 2026 1 - 0 Burke, Steven J 1943
442 b Calvert, D Ian 1986 ½ - ½ Taylor, Robert P 1916
443 w Feavyour, John A 1979 ½ - ½ Truman, Richard G 1968
444 b Dickson, George 2007 ½ - ½ Hill, Maurice J 1832 c
445 w Botham, C Paul 1977 1 - 0 Flynn, David 1863
446 b Donaghay, Richard H 1937 0 - 1 Graham, Neil 1825
             
  3½ - 2½  
 
Round Four

  Surbiton 2020   Ashfield-Breadsall 1 2017
351 w Jones, Steven A 2180 1 - 0 Madden, Paul 2092
352 b Shepherd, Paul D 2081 0 - 1 Willow, Jonah B 2057 e
353 w Seymour, Timothy P 2079 0 - 1 Mercs, Peter J 2114
354 b Crombleholme, Alan K 2075 ½ - ½ Jarvis, Derek A 1929
355 w Wright, Jonathan 1902 0 - 1 Garnett, John S 1969
356 b Alcock, Graham P 1806 ½ - ½ Burke, Steven J 1943
             
  2 - 4  
 
 

 
Oxford 3 1702   Ashfield-Breadsall 2 1889
461 w Cole, Graham 1870 c 0 - 1 Truman, Richard G 1968
462 b Terry, Sean 1905 ½ - ½ Taylor, Robert P 1916
463 w Idle, Oscar 1765 e 0 - 1 Levens, David G 1934
464 b Henbest, Kevin B 1658 0 - 1 Hill, Maurice J 1832 c
465 w Bentham, Sam 1646 ½ - ½ Flynn, David 1863
466 b Tselos, Aristotelis 1373 ½ - ½ Graham, Neil 1825
             
  1½ - 4½  
 

05 January Report

posted Jan 17, 2016, 3:52 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:40 AM by Steve Bak ]

Round 3 Saturday 16 Jan

Ashfield-Breadsall 1 v Warwickshire Select 2

A bad day at the office for the senior AB team against a team only slightly stronger on paper. The loss of the top 4 boards sunk our team. The bright spots were John Garnett's win and Derek Jarvis' draw. Result 1.5 -4.5

Iceni 1 v Ashfield-Breadsall 2

A narrow defeat for our second team against possibly the strongest team in the division. Neil Graham continued his winning play in the 4 NCL, and there were also creditable draws for Bob Taylor, Richard Truman and Maurice Hill.
Result 3.5 - 2.5

Round 4 Sunday 17 Jan

Surbiton v AB 1

The Sunday team hit back well. Despite Paul Madden's top board loss, there were wins for Jonah Willow, Peter Mercs and John Garnett, the latter completing a week-end double. Draws for Derek and Steve sealed a comfortable win. Result 2-4

Oxford 3 v AB 2

AB2 made the most of a a significant grading advantage. Wins for Richard Truman, David Levens and Maurice Hill. Draws for Bob Taylor, David Flynn and Neil Graham. Neil was unbeaten over the week-end but his FIDE rating of 1825 will not have benefited from his draw to Aristotelis Tselos, FIDE rating 1372. I'm surmising he's an improving junior  of the sort Neil hates to play.  Result  1.5 - 4.5

For full results see 4NCL web-site.
 

03 November Report

posted Nov 15, 2015, 1:20 PM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:38 AM by Steve Bak ]

The first week-end of the 4 NCL took place this week-end. Two teams are playing under the Ashfield- Breadsall banner, and Neil has recruited 7 new players who played on the first week-end. Welcome to the Magnificent Seven - Matthew George, John Garnett, Richard Truman, David Flynn, Jonah Willow, David Levens and Maurice Hill.

The first team play in Division 3 South, and the second team in Division 4 South. The first team had a successful week-end , winning both games. For me, it seemed strange to see  Derek as the only Ashfield-Breadsall player in the senior team on the Saturday, but Neil can only pick from who is available, and I was pleased to see Paul, Derek and Steve in the Sunday team.

The second team had a very similar start to last season.By trouncing a team of juniors in Round 1, they earned a tough draw and lost narrowly in Round 2 .

In Division 1 Guildford lacking Nigel Short, on international duty, won both their games 8-0. Mark Hebden, the most consistent GM on the British domestic circuit, plays Board 7 for Guildford. This tells you all you need to know about the strength of their team.

04 November Results

posted Nov 15, 2015, 11:56 AM by Steve Bak   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:39 AM ]

Division Three South Pool B
 
Round One
 

 
MK Phoenix 2 1959   Ashfield-Breadsall 1 2039
381 w Lambourne, Dan M 2006 0 - 1 Mercs, Peter J 2099
382 b Smith, Graham 2031 0 - 1 Combie, Alex B 2041
383 w Freeman, Richard C P 1996 1 - 0 George, Matthew P 2055
384 b Valentine, Brian J 1968 ½ - ½ George, Andrew P 2035 c
385 w Majer, Chris E 1933 ½ - ½ Walker, Andrew N 2088
386 b Whiteside, Robert 1821 ½ - ½ Jarvis, Derek A 1921
             
  2½ - 3½  
 
Round Two

 
Ashfield-Breadsall 1 2011   Fermented Sharks 1983
371 w Madden, Paul 2091 ½ - ½ Farkas, Daniel 2107
372 b Willow, Jonah B 2057 e 0 - 1 Agnew, Alan 2102
373 w Mercs, Peter J 2099 1 - 0 Millward, Kevin P 1996
374 b Jarvis, Derek A 1921 1 - 0 Kay, Jonathan 1935
375 w Burke, Steven J 1945 ½ - ½ Dydak, Mateusz 1877
376 b Garnett, John S 1956 1 - 0 Mc Aleenan, Charles 1885 e
             
  4 - 2  
 
Division Four South
 
Round One
 

 
Barnet Knights 2 1686   Ashfield-Breadsall 2 1911
441 w Mallin, Max 1750 c ½ - ½ Burke, Steven J 1945
442 b Balouka Myers, Gabriel 1810 e 0 - 1 Garnett, John S 1956
443 w Balouka Myers, Reuben 1653 e 0 - 1 Truman, Richard G 1966
444 b Willmoth, Harrison 1675 e 0 - 1 Taylor, Robert P 1922
445 w Lewis, Tim 1623 e 0 - 1 Flynn, David 1857
446 b Karia, Devin 1608 e 0 - 1 Graham, Neil 1824
             
  ½ - 5½  
 
Round Two
 

Ashfield-Breadsall 2
1887   The Full Ponty 1955
411 w Truman, Richard G 1966 ½ - ½ Davis, Lee 1994
412 b Levens, David G 1922 1 - 0 Fletcher, John 1989
413 w Flynn, David 1857 ½ - ½ Adams, Mark 1984
414 b Taylor, Robert P 1922 0 - 1 Davies, Peter 2013
415 w Hill, Maurice J 1832 c 0 - 1 Perrett, David C 1943
416 b Graham, Neil 1824 ½ - ½ Dixon, Chris 1812
             
  2½ - 3½  
 

02 October Update

posted Nov 2, 2015, 9:35 AM by Steve Bak   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:37 AM ]

e2-e4 have folded and as a result Ashfield-Breadsall has entered a second team in Division Four (South) and taken on five displaced e2-e4 players notably Jonah Willow.
 
All the matches will be held at Telford
 
Ashfield-Breadsall 1 were seeded ninth in Division Three (South) Pool B and their first seven fixtures which determine whether they enter the promotion or relegation pool are as follows:-
 
Nov 14th     v  Milton Keynes Phoenix    (Black on odd)
Nov 15th     v  Fermented Sharks          (White on odd)
Jan  16th     v  Warwickshire Select       (White on odd)
Jan  17th    v  Surbiton                         (Black on odd)
Feb  13th    v  BCM Rhinos                  (White on odd)
Feb  14th    v  Wessex                        (Black on odd)
Mar   19th   v  Poisoned Pawns            (Black on odd)
 

01 Schedule

posted Oct 5, 2015, 6:41 AM by Steve Bak   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:37 AM ]

Rounds 1-2 | Weekend 1

14-15 November 2015

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport Divisions 1 & 2

Park Inn Telford Division 3 & 4 South

Cedar Court Hotel Division 3 North

 

Rounds 3-4 | Weekend 2

16-17 January 2016

Park Inn Telford Division 3 & 4 South

De Vere Wychwood Park Division 3 North

23-24 January 2016

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport Divisions 1 & 2

 

Rounds 5-6 | Weekend 3

13-14 February 2016

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport Divisions 1 & 2

Park Inn Telford Division 3 & 4 South

Cedar Court Hotel Division 3 North

 

Rounds 7-8 | Weekend 4

19-20 March 2016

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport Divisions 1 & 2

Park Inn Telford Division 3 & 4 South

Cedar Court Hotel Division 3 North

 

Rounds 9-11 | Weekend 5

30 Apr-2 May 2016

Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport Divisions 1 & 2

Park Inn Telford Division 3 & 4 South

De Vere Wychwood Park Division 3 North


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