Club Championship, K/O Cup, Rapid Play and News


In the knock Out Cup Dave Siddall won a hard fought game against Ian MacKay to progress.

In the Club Championship Dave Willey and Robin Moss had wins against James Ovens and Bill Hardwick. Robin is now only 1 point behind George Glover.

In the Rapid Play Alan Little won against Jack Majewski, Bill Henderson and Robin Moss both had wins against Martin Best. Bill Hardwick still leads the table.



Three games were played in the Club Championship, Dave Willey won against Alan Little, George Glover won against Alan Hiatt and Robin Moss won against Drew Millar.

George leads the table with 25 points, Robin is 2nd with 21 points and 2 games in hand.

In the Rapid Play Robin Moss won against Alexandra Kirkbride,  James Ovens won against Jack Majewski, Martin Best won against Alexandra Kirkbride and Jack Majewski won against Bill Hardwick.

Bill Hardwick remains the leader with 15 points, Martin Best, Drew Millar and James Ovens are joint second with 12 points each.



Despite being a very cold night some games took place.

In the Club Championship, Ian Mackay won against Drew Millar and George Glover also won against James Ovens.

In the Rapid Play Alan Hiatt won against Jack Majewski, and Bill Hardwick won against Alexandra Kirkbride.

Bill Hardwick now leads the Rapid Play with a 1 point lead over Drew Millar.

George Glover leads the Club Championship by 4 points from Robin Moss, although Robin has games in hand and a perfect 6 wins from 6 games.



A busy night with games being played in all 3 competitions.

Robin Moss won against Bill Henderson to progress in the Knock Out Cup

In the Club Championship there were wins for Dave Willey against Mike Byrne, Robin Moss against Ian Mackay and Drew Millar against Bill Burgess.

In the Rapid Play Bill Harrdwick won against Isaac Sparke, Lawrence Sparke won against Jack Majewski and George Glover won against Alan Little.

Robin is now leading the Club Championship with a perfect 6 wins from 6 games, and Drew Millar and Bill Hardwick are joint leaders in the Rapid Play.



Two players from Carlisle Chess Club took part in simultaneous exhibition against the current British Under 11 Champion (Yichen Han) at the Queens Hall in Hexham.

Ian Mackay managed a draw, but Tom Bradford eventually lost his game.




Quite a busy night at the club.

Robin Moss won his Club Championship game against Bill Burgess. That give him 5 wins out of 5 games, and sees him closing in on the leaders George Glover and Mike Byrne.

Robin also won his Knock Out Cup game against Isaac Sparke. He will meet Bill Henderson in the next round.

In the Rapid Play Bill Hardwick had wins against John Lydon and Drew Millar, Martin Best won against James Ovens, John Lydon won against Drew Millar and Drew Millar also had a win against Martin Best.



Only one game played in the Club Championship, in which Mike Byrne won against Drew Millar to go joint top of the table. Several other players were involved in the Carlisle B v Carlisle C match.

Unfortunately Paul Rivers has had to withdraw from the Knock Out Cup so Mike Byrne progress to meet Alan Hiatt in the next round.

Alexandra Kirkbride has joined the club, and entered the Rapid Play Competition.



The first club night of the new year started with 5 Knock Out Cup games being played, and we welcomed a new member, Jacek Majewski – “Jack”.

The results in the Knock Out Cup games were:

Alan Little won against James Ovens

Ian Mackay won against Mike Hodgkinson

Bill Henderson won against Dave Willey

Alan Hiatt won against Bill Hardwick

Dave Siddall won against John Lydon

Unfortunately Katrina Hewgill has had to withdraw from the competition, so Tom Bradford also progresses to the next round.



The year ended with a Rapid Play Tournament Managed by Drew Millar.

Good fun was had by all participants, especially Paul Rivers who emerged as the tournament winner.

Thank you for Drew for his good work in organizing and running this tournament.

******* Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone *******



Three Club Championship and one Knock Out Cup games played tonight.

In the Knock Out Cup, Tom Bradford won his preliminary round game against Drew Millar and will meet Katrina Hewgill in the 1st round.

In the Club Championship there were wins for Robin Moss, Mike Byrne and Bill Hardwick against James Ovens, Alan Hiatt and John Lydon respectively.

George Glover is still in 1st position, but Mike Byrne has now gone 2nd, with Alan Hiatt close behind in 3rd.



We welcomed 2 new people, Alexandra Kirkbride and Mark Nixon to the club.

Only 3 games were played, all in the Club Championship resulting in 2 wins for Dave Siddall against Alan Little and Mike Hodgkinson with Robin Moss also winning against Mike Byrne.



1 Club Championship, 1 Rapid Play game and an exciting Whitaker Cup Match.

James Ovens won against Bill Hardwick in the Club Championship.

Mike Byrne won against Bill Henderson in the Rapid Play to go joint 1st.

The Carlisle 1 team consisting of Robin Moss, Dave Siddall, Alan Hiatt and John Lydon had an exciting Whitaker Cup (Full details in the Cumbria and South Tyne Leagues section).



Tonight consisted of 2 games in the Club Championship, and a South Tyne League match between the Austins and Haydon Bridge.

In the Club Championship Robin Moss beat Bill Henderson, and Dave Siddall beat Drew Millar.



It was a busy night at the club with a Whitaker Cup match being played as well as 4 Club Championship and 2 Rapid Play games.

In the Club Championship there were wins for Robin Moss,Drew Millar, Dave Siddall and Ian Mackay against John Lydon, Mike Hodgkinson, James Ovens and Alan Little respectively.

Ian Mackay also had 2 wins in the Rapid Play, against James Ovens and Alan Little to complete a hat trick



Dave Siddall wins the double of Club Championship and Knock Out Cup.

The much delayed Knock Out Cup final resulted in a win for Dave Siddall against Dave Willey, and completes the double of Club Championship and Knock Out Cup Winner. Congratulations and well done to Dave.

In the Club Championship Alan Little and Bill Hardwick had wins over John Lydon and Mike Hodgkinson.

In the Rapid Play Martin Best made his debut with 2 wins against George Glover and Mike Byrne, while James Ovens won against Lawrence Sparke.

In this season’s Knock Out Cup Alan Hiatt won his game against Bill Burgess.



Two games were played in the Club Championship, George Glover won against Bill Hardwick to stretch his lead in the tournament to 6 points. Mike Byrne won against Bill Burgess to go 2nd behind George.



Three games were played tonight, two in the Club Championship and one in the Rapid Play.

In the Club Championship John Lydon and George Glover, had a long hard game that ended in a draw. Despite being held to a draw by John, George remains the tournament leader with Alan Hiatt in second place. In the other Club Championship game, Mike byrne won against James Ovens.

In the Rapid Play, Bill Hardwick won against Lawrence Sparke. Drew remains the leader of that tournament.



It was a busy night at the club with games in all 3 competitions taking place.

In the K/O Cup John Kelly and Dave Willey drew their game, Dave progresses to the next round as the lower graded of the 2 players.

In the Club Championship there were wins for George Glover, Bill Burgess and Alan Little against DrewMillar, Bill Henderson and James Ovens respectively. George now leads the competition with Alan Hiatt in 2nd place.

In the Rapid Play Mike Byrne and John Lydon won their games against Bill Hardwick and James Ovens. Drew still leads the pack in this competition.

We also welcomed a new member, Martin Best to the club.



Two teams went to Penrith for the 3 person team rapid play tournament, where they took 1st place and joint 2nd place with John Kelly also winning the prize for the best individual player score.

Robin Moss, John Kelly along with team captain Paul Rivers finished 1st and Bill Burgess, Bill Bill Henderson and Dave Willey finished joint 2nd.

Well done and congratulations to all of the players.

Paul Rivers receives the John Toothill trophy from tournament organizer Peter Hanks (left), and displays the trophy with Bill Burgess looking on (Right).








Bill Hardwick and Ian Mackay have produced a list of Chess Congresses that one or both of them will be attending this year. Click on the link below to view the list and feel free to join them.