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


Carlisle won 8 – 3 against Penrith to retain the Eden Cup.

It was a welcome return for Jason Maxwell, who played an impressive game to win against a strong opponent. We also welcomed Katrina Hewgill who made her debut.

A very enjoyable afternoon was had by everyone, to end the season on a high note.




The season came to an end with a Rapid Play (10 mins per player) tournament organized by Drew Millar.

The turnout was good with 14 players taking part, a really good fun time was had by all.

There are many prizes given out, the main one for winning the tournament went to George Glover.

The next season will start either in late August or early September.



Just 2 rapid Play games played tonight.

Dave Willey won against James Ovens, and lost against Drew Millar.

The Club Championship was already won by Dave Siddall, with Alan Hiatt as runner up.

Steve Barnes win the Rapid Play, with George Glover as runner up.

Congratulations and well done to Dave and Steve.

Regrettably, the final games of the Knock Out have been postponed until next season.



Only one competitive game was played tonight, that was the 1st Knock Out Cup semi final.

Dave Willey beat Drew Millar to become the first finalist. Well done and congratulations Dave.



A fairly busy evening at the club.

In the Knock Out Cup, Dave Willey and John Lydon drew their game so Dave now progresses to the semi final on the grade tie break. Dave will be playing Drew Millar for a place in the final.

In the Club Championship Drew Millar won his game against Alan little.

Drew also played Alan Little in the Rapid Play, winning that game as well. Drew then made it a hat trick of wins on the night by beating Bill Hardwick as well. Steve Barnes and Dave Siddall drew their game. Steve remains as the Rapid Play tournament leader.



************Dave Siddall wins the Club Championship.*************

Dave Siddall’s win against John Kelly, means that he can no longer be caught. It’s been an amazing season for Dave winning the Cumbria Individual, and now he has won the Club Championship in very impressive style with 10 wins and 1 draw from his 11 games. Congratulations and very well done Dave.

Drew Millar won his Club Championship game against Mike Hodgkinson.

George Glover won his Knock out Cup game against Bill Henderson to progress to the next round where he will play Dave Siddall for a semi final place.

In the Rapid Play Alan Hiatt and James Ovens had wins against Bill Hardwick and Drew Millar respectively.


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.