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


************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 is 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.



In the Club Championship, Alan Hiatt moved in to 2nd place following a very tough game against Mike Hodgkinson. Mike had the better position but lost on time. Dave Siddall also won his game to maintain a 6 point lead at the top.

In the Knock Out Cup Drew Millar won a stunning and quick game against Mike Byrne to progress to the Semi Final.

In the Rapid Play, Bill Henderson, Steve Barnes and George Glover all won their games. Steve is leading the way at the top 4 points ahead of George in 2nd place.

Dave Siddall and Bill Hardwick were both back from Malta. Dave finished 3rd in that tournament.



Dave Siddall and Bill Hardwick are both far away in sunny Malta playing in a tournament there.

I think that we all enjoyed Dave’s account of their time so far.

The following is a link (Curtesy of Ian) that will allow you to monitor how they are performing at the chess board.



Dave Willey and John Lydon were playing in Newcastle at the Forest Hall Congress.

Dave finished 2nd in his group. John had probably his best, and definitely his worst game of the season.



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.