There as a South Tyne League match between the Austins and Friars, which was won by the Friars (Details on the Cumbria and South Tyne page).
There was just one Rapid Play game which resulted in a win for Steve Barnes against Martin Best. Steve has now won all nine of his Rapid Play games and is nine points ahead in first place with Bill Henderson in second.
The first chess club night of the year was a quiet one with just 2 games being played.
**** Knock Out ****
The game between Bill Hardwick and bill Burgess ended in a draw, so Bill Hardwick progresses to the next round as his grade is a little lower.
**** Rapid Play ****
In the Rapid Play, James Ovens won against Jack Majewski
Congratulations to Robin Moss, winning a tournament in Dublin.
We are hoping to launch a Junior section of the club soon, but are still awaiting permission from the School.
Unfortunately, Alexandra Kirkbride had a serious accident resulting in a broken leg. We all wish her a full and fast recovery.
The Christmas Rapid Play tournament was held tonight.
Unfortunately Drew was ill and unable to run the tournament as he usually does. Bill Hardwick kindly stepped in at short notice to enable the event to go ahead. Roy Ellames won the tournament with 4.5/5, Paul Rivers was runner up with 4/5 and Ian Mackay was 3rd with 3.5/5.
We hope that Drew recovers quickly and is well in time for Christmas.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
Last season’s Knock Out Cup Final was played, and resulted in Robin Moss winning against George Glover and making it a clean sweep of Club Championship, Rapid Play and Knock Out Cup wins for the season. Congratulations and well done Robin.
In the Club Championship Drew Millar won against Bill Hardwick to go 2nd behind John Lydon.
In the Rapid Play Bill Henderson won against John Lydon, Bill remains in 2nd place behind Steve Barnes.
Losing finalist George Glover presenting the Knock Out Cup to the winner Robin Moss
The first South Tyne League match took place tonight, so only one Rapid Play game was played.
That resulted in a win for Steve Barnes. With 6 wins from his 6 games Steve extends his lead in the tournament.
Three games played tonight, two Club Championship and one Rapid Play.
** Club Championship **
John Lydon 3 Bill Hardwick 0
Robin Moss 3 Paul Rivers 0
John Lydon leads in the Club Championship with 12 points. Robin Moss, Drew Millar and Dave Willey are joint 2nd with 6 points each and games in hand.
** Rapid Play **
Bill Henderson 3 Dave Willey 0
Steve Barnes leads the Rapid Play with 15 points, Bill Henderson is second with 12 points.
Two Club Championship and one Rapid Play games tonight:
Drew Millar 0 John Lydon 3
Paul Rivers 3 Bill Hardwick 0
John Lydon is now the tournament leader with 9 points, Drew Millar and Dave Willey are equal 2nd with 6 points each.
Steve Barnes 3 Alan Little 0
Steve Barnes leads the Rapid Play with 15 points (5 wins from 5 games), with Bill Henderson in 2nd place on 9 points.
A good turnout at the club tonight with 6 games being played, 3 in each competition.
Alan Little 0 John Lydon 3
Alexandra Kirkbride 0 Dave Willey 3
Bill Burgess 0 Drew Millar 3
Drew Millar, Dave Willey and John Lydon are now the joint leaders with 6 points each.
Alan Little 0 Dave Willey 3
Bill Henderson 0 Alexandra Kirkbride 3
Bill Hardwick 3 Jack Majewski 0
Steve Barnes still leads the Rapid Play tournament.
In the Club Championship Dave Willey won against Mike Byrne.
In the Rapid Play Bill Henderson and Steve Barnes won against James Ovens and Alexandra Kirkbride respectively, while Alan Hiatt and John Lydon drew their game.
Three games were played tonight.
In the Club Championship Drew Millar won against James Ovens.
In the Rapid Play John Lydon won against Jack Majewski, and Steve Barnes won against Bill Hardwick. The game between Steve and Bill was decided on time, Bill’s time expired while Steve had just 2 seconds left on his clock!!
The season continued with 1 Club Championship and 3 Rapid Play games.
In the Club Championship Mike Byrne won against Bill Hardwick, to join John Lydon as the early tournament leader.
In the Rapid Alexandra kirkbride won against James Ovens, Drew Millar won against James Ovens, and Steve Barnes won against Drew Millar. Steve now joins Bill Henderson as the tournament leader.
It was the 2nd evening of the new season with another Rapid Play game and a Club Championship game taking place.
The first Club Championship was a tough game between John Lydon and Mike Byrne, which John eventually managed to win and become the early tournament leader.
In the Rapid Play Steve Barnes won against Bill Henderson, but Bill still remains the leader in that tournament.
The new season is now up and running.
It was a quiet opening night with just 2 rapid play games being played. Bill Henderson won both of them against Bill Hardwick and Alan Little respectively, making Bill Henderson the early tournament leader.
Carlisle lost the annual Eden Cup to Penrith 5.5 – 3.5.
The match wasn’t decided until the final game. John Lydon’s game was the last to finish. John needed to win his game for the match to be drawn, but he wasn’t able to do so and ended up losing his game.