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).
A busy night at the club with 3 Club Championship and 3 Rapid Play games taking place.
In the Club Championship George Glover, Drew Millar and Mike Hodgkinson had wins over Dave Willey, John Lydon and James Ovens respectively.
In the Rapid Play Alan Hiatt and Robin Moss both had wins against Bill Henderson, and James Ovens had a win against Alan Hiatt.
The Draw for the Knock Out Cup was also made on the night. An email has been sent to everyone and a sheet will be placed on the notice board next Thursday.
Another fairly busy night with 3 Club Championship and 2 Rapid Play games taking place.
In the Club Championship Alan Hiatt, Mike Byrne and George Glover had wins over Drew Millar, John Lydon and Alan Little.
Alan Hiatt’s win makes him the tournament leader, having won all 3 of his opening games.
In the Rapid Play Drew Millar won against Alan little, and james Ovens also won against Bill Henderson
Drew still leads in that competition.
A busy night at the club with games being played in all 3 competitions.
In the Knock Out Cup, Dave Siddall won his semi final game against Bill Hardwick to reach his 2nd consecutive final where he will play against Dave Willey.
In the club Championship Drew Millar, George Glover, Alan Hiatt and John lydon won their games against James Ovens, Bill Burgess, Alan Little and Ian Mackay respectively.
The game between Mike Hodgkinson and Mike Byrne ended in a draw.
Alan Hiatt and John Lydon have both won their opening 2 games and are the early joint leaders.
In the Rapid Play Alan Hiatt won against Alan Little.
Drew Millar is still leading the field in that competition.
The season got properly under way tonight with several games being played in all 3 competitions.
In the Club Championship Ian McKay, Alan Hiatt and John Lydon won their games against Bill Hardwick, Bill Burgess and James Ovens respectively.
In the Rapid Play Drew Millar played and won 2 games against Mike Byrne and James Ovens.
In the Knock Out Cup (Still last season’s) Dave Siddall won against George Glover to reach the semi final.
Dave will play Bill Hardwick for a place in the final, where Dave Willey awaits the winner.
The new season sort of started tonight.
Sort of, because it was the first chess evening of the new season but no competitive games were played.
Dave Siddall and George Glover’s game was postponed until next week due to illness.
We also welcomed a new player (Robbie Moss) to the club.
Hopefully, there will be a bit more to report next week.
***** New Season about to start *****
The 1st club night of the 2018-2019 season with the AGM is on the 6th September.
There will be a 3 person team rapid play event at Eamont Bridge on Saturday 13th October.
This event is being held in memory of John Toothill.
More exacting details to follow when known.
Any people who wish to partake, please advise Bill Hardwick and he will act as co-ordinator.
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.