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Division 2 Shuffle

posted Oct 14, 2017, 5:13 AM by Phil Morgan

As some of you may be aware, University have withdrawn their first team from the NCA Leagues.  The LMC has approved a request by Gambit to enter a new team in place of University 1, and so I'm pleased to inform you that Division 2 will remain at 8 teams for this season.

The new team will be called Gambit X (for extra), and for player eligibility purposes the team will be below Gambit 2 and above Gambit 3.  The team captain is Drag Sudar, whose details I imagine you all have already, but are available on the NCA website.

Our club games with Gambit X will be held as follows -

Weds Dec 13       A2  v  Gambit X

Tues 9 Jan            Gambit X v  A3

Weds 21 Feb        A3 v  Gambit X

Tues 17 April        Gambit X  v  A2

Louie's Top Showing

posted Oct 5, 2017, 3:32 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Oct 6, 2017, 12:30 PM by Steve Bak ]

Ashfield's star player, Bao Nghia Dong , known to us as Louie, had an outstanding result in the English Rapidplay Championship Open played at Liverpool on 23.9.17. Louie finished 5th equal, level with Grandmasters Mark Hebden and Peter Wells with a score of 6/9. The event was won by GM Danny Gormally. There were 53 entrants. Leading scores shown below.

1
GMGORMALLY Daniel W2532 26w1 30b1 3w1 6b1 11w1 2b½ 8w½ 10b1 7w18,0
2
IMGHASI Ameet K2557 41b1 51w1 10b½ 12w1 5b½ 1w½ 11b1 6w1 3b½7,0
3
IMD'COSTA Lorin Ar2356 17b1 24w1 1b0 9w1 14b1 13w½ 4b1 18w1 2w½7,0
4
GMDAVIES Nigel R2494 37w1 22b1 13w1 11b0 31w1 8b½ 3w0 17b1 10w16,5
5
GMHEBDEN Mark L2502 42b1 14w1 11b0 24b1 2w½ 23w1 10b0 26w1 6b½6,0
6
GMWELLS Peter K2466 20b1 23w1 27b1 1w0 10b1 11w½ 13b1 2b0 5w½6,0
7
FMSTOREY Charles H2217 27w0 29b1 20w0 38b1 32w1 24b1 9w1 8b1 1b06,0
8
FMHORTON Andrew P2158 45b1 11w0 19b1 36w1 12b1 4w½ 1b½ 7w0 18b16,0
9
DONG Bao Nghia2144 48w1 12b½ 15w½ 3b0 34w1 31b1 7b0 19w1 11b16,0
10
POULTON James R2448 21w1 31b1 2w½ 16b1 6w0 39b1 5w1 1w0 4b05,5
11
FMTATE Alan2349 32w1 8b1 5w1 4w1 1b0 6b½ 2w0 13b1 9w05,5
12
IMPEIN Malcolm2331 34b1 9w½ 25b1 2b0 8w0 36w1 26b0 39w1 24b15,5
13
FMLONGSON Alexander2279 39b1 28w1 4b0 42w1 15b1 3b½ 6w0 11w0 25b15,5
14
MURPHY Hugh W2210 29w1 5b0 32w1 41b1 3w0 33b1 18b0 23w1 15w½5,5
15
VARLEY Nicolas2125 -1 17w½ 9b½ 22b1 13w0 18w0 27b1 31w1 14b½5,5
16
QUILTER Thomas A2119 19b1 18w1 36b½ 10w0 23b0 25w1 31b0 22w1 26b15,5
17
WESTWOOD Richard D2077 3w0 15b½ 40w1 39b0 35w1 41b1 22w1 4w0 23b15,5
18
IMSARAKAUSKAS Gediminas2344 43w1 16b0 24w0 37b1 20w1 15b1 14w1 3b0 8w05,0

Club Rapidplay

posted Sep 17, 2017, 2:47 PM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 11:29 AM by Steve Bak ]

Glenn wins  title

Glenn Halfpenny scored 5/5 in the Club Rapidplay Championship held on 17/09/17.
The 12 entrants included a junior, new to the club, two NCA Honorary Life Vice- Presidents and Mr Herrington making a rare entry into this event.

Last year saw a 3-way tie between Glenn, Steve Burke and Bob on 3.5 This year Glenn ran away with it  playing very solid chess. The contenders coughed up too many blunders. Steve, two pawns up against me in Round 3 donated 1 of the pawns and then a Rook in time trouble. Bob turned down a draw by repetition against me, looked for more and fell for a back rank mate. My good dollop of luck ran out in Round 5 against Neil, when I inadvertently picked up the wrong piece and was obliged to make a losing Bishop move. This vaulted Neil into the runner-up position on 3.5, ahead of the pack on 3.

Alan Morrey made his annual visit to the club and proved very hard to beat for a player who now only plays in this event. He shared the grading prize with Ray and Trevor.

This has now become the best attended event in the club calendar. Thanks to Neil for controlling this.

 

 

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Rd 4

Rd 5

Total

1

Glenn Halfpenny

+10w

+6b

+8w

+4b

+3w

5

2

Neil Graham

=8b

-3w

+10b

+9b

+4w

3

Steve Burke

+11w

+2b

-4w

+5b

-1b

3

4

Phil Morgan

+9b

+5w

+3b

-1w

-2b

3

5

Bob Taylor

+12w

-4b

+6w

-3w

+8b

3

6

Jerry Herrington

+7b

-1w

-5b

+11w

+9b

3

7

Nigel Wright

-6w

+11b

=9w

-8b

+12b

8

John Shaw

=2w

+10b

-1b

+7w

-5w

9

Ray Sayer

-4w

+12b

=7b

-2w

-6w

10

Alan Morrey

-1b

-10w

-2w

+12b

=11

11

Trevor Lewis

-3b

-7w

+12w

-6b

=10

12

Charlie

-5b

-9w

-11b

-10w

-7w

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 ( Bob had a Big Dinner and Treacle Sponge.Nigel matched him at the dining table.)
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Cliff Potter Memorial Club Championship 2017-18

posted Aug 20, 2017, 5:02 AM by Phil Morgan

Entries are now being accepted for this 5- round Swiss event to be played over the course of the coming season. Games can be played at any agreed time or venue. 
Entry is free. The winner of the event , and of a graded section, will be granted free club membership for the following club season. All members are encouraged to take part. It's an opportunity to meet and play against members from across our teams.10 players competed last year. We would like to extend participation.
If you want to play in this year's event please notify dp.morgan230@talktalk.net on or before Sunday, 17th September. 

CWANG result

posted Jul 27, 2017, 4:43 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Aug 30, 2017, 7:52 AM by Steve Bak ]

CWANG 
We competed and finished third in this Annual Rapidplay challenge, won by a strong combined Mansfield and Radcliff and Bingham. Our team scored 24/40. Nigel Wright top scored on 3.5/4 . Jerry scored 3/4. Glenn, Neil, Steve Bak and Ric scored 2.5/4

****** NEXT CLUB EVENT  Club Rapidplay, Sunday, 17 Sepember  ******

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