Club Championship

Club Championship 2016

posted May 24, 2016, 12:45 PM by Phil Morgan


We web-site editors cleaned up in the Club Championship, a five round Swiss, standard -time competition played over the course of the season. I was fourth seed of 10, so not the biggest shock. Top seed, Steve Burke was unbeaten but conceded 4 draws. Other results fell in my favour. Steve Bak lost to Neil in Round 3, who lost to Bob in Round 4. The last round was a shoot-out between Bob and myself. My name must have been on the trophy. As in Round 1, I was in a losing position which Bob contrived to mess up.

I'm not a prolific winner. My last win was the Notts County Championship U 125 in 2008. At the time I thought I'd tied with Nick London, only recently finding out via the NCA website that I am declared as the winner.

 I hope my win will give encouragement to other late developers. I've actually been trying to win our Club Championship in its different guises for over 30 years. The winning habit is catching. Since then I've played in the Breadsall team that won the end-of-season DCA Jamboree.

Steve Bak, runner-up won the U130 prize.

The competition will run in the same format next season if we have at least 10 entries.

Ashfield Club Comp 2015-16
 Cross Table at round 5 sorted by score

Pos NAME                 Grd   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5    |  
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  1 Morgan Phil           139     ENG  4.0 | +W7   =B3   =W4   +B6   +B5    |   
  2 Bak Steve             124     ENG  3.5 | =W4   +B9   -W3   +B7   +W10   |   
  3 Graham Neil           146     ENG  3.0 | +B8   =W1   +B2   -W5   =W4    |  
  4 Burke Steven          162     ENG  3.0 | =B2   =W5   =B1   +W9   =B3    |  
  5 Taylor Bob            147     ENG  3.0 | =W6   =B4   +W9   +B3   -W1    |   
  6 Lewis Trevor          123     ENG  2.5 | =B5   =W8   +B10  -W1   =B7    |    
  7 Clarke Peter          116     ENG  2.0 | -B1   =W10  +B8   -W2   =W6    |  
  8 Sayer Ray             119     ENG  2.0 | -W3   =B6   -W7   =B10  +B9    |    
  9 Woodhouse David       131     ENG  1.0 | +B10  -W2   -B5   -B4   -W8    |   
 10 Dyce Richard           90     ENG  1.0 | -W9   =B7   -W6   =W8   -B2    |   

Round 4 Draw

posted Feb 9, 2016, 2:10 AM by Steve Bak

Ashfield Club Comp 2015-16
Ashfield (04/10/2015, 30/04/2016)
Pairing of round 4, at 08:00 of 07/02/2016

1 Graham Neil 2.5 Taylor Bob 2 
2 Lewis Trevor 2 Morgan Phil 2 
3 Clarke Peter 1.5 Bak Steve 1.5
4 Burke Steven 1.5 Woodhouse David 1 
5 Dyce Richard 0.5 Sayer Ray 0.5 

Round 3 Results

posted Feb 9, 2016, 2:08 AM by Steve Bak

Steve Bak 0 Neil Graham 1
Phil 1/2 Steve Burke 1/2
Bob 1 David 0
Richard 0 Trevor 1
Ray 0 Peter 1

Round 1 Report

posted Nov 17, 2015, 1:20 PM by Phil Morgan   [ updated May 24, 2016, 12:47 PM ]

Ray reportedly missed a draw against Neil, but the unluckiest player in Round 1 was Pete Clarke who totally outplayed me and gave me a chess lesson. On the verge of resignation, and in dire time trouble. I went for an outrageous "cheapo".Pete just needed to slow down and consider the position. Sure of victory, he moved instantly in my time trouble, a common mistake, and fell into my fiendish trap. Sorry, Pete.   

Round 2 Draw

posted Nov 14, 2015, 2:42 PM by Steve Bak

Graham v Morgan
Woodhouse v Bak
Burke v Taylor
Lewis v Sayer
Clarke v Dyce

To be played by 26th Dec. please.
Note, the first named player has the White pieces and should normally make first contact.

Round 1 Results

posted Nov 14, 2015, 2:39 PM by Steve Bak

Bak 1/2   Burke 1/2
Taylor 1/2   Lewis 1/2
Sayer 0   Graham 1
Morgan 1   Clarke 0
Dyce 0   Woodhouse 1

Schedule

posted Oct 3, 2015, 4:44 PM by Steve Bak

Round 1: Sun 4th Oct - Sat 14th Nov
Round 2: Sun 15th Nov - Sat 26th Dec
Round 3: Sun 27th Dec - Sat 6th Feb
Round 4: Sun 7th Feb - Sat 19th Mar
Round 5: Sun 20th Mar - Sat 30th Apr

Please remember that both players should send the result to David.

Round 1 Draw

posted Oct 3, 2015, 4:31 PM by Steve Bak   [ updated Oct 3, 2015, 4:46 PM ]

The draw for round 1 is as follows (the first named player has white):

Steve Bak v Steven Burke
Bob Taylor v Trevor Lewis
Ray Sayer v Neil Graham
Phil Morgan v Peter Clarke
Richard Dyce v David Woodhouse

The player of the White pieces is to make contact within three days.

Entries

posted Oct 3, 2015, 11:21 AM by Steve Bak   [ updated Oct 3, 2015, 4:32 PM ]

The final list of those who have entered.

Steve Bak  		124
Steve Burke		162
Peter Clarke		116
Richard Dyce		90
Neil Graham		146
Trevor Lewis		123
Phil Morgan		139
Ray Sayer		119
Bob Taylor		147
David Woodhouse	        131

The grading prize will be set at U130.

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