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


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.




The season finished with Drew’s end of season Rapid Play Tournament.

The event was very well attended with 20 participants.

Robin Moss finished 1st, with Ian Mackay coming 2nd.

Robin was also presented with the trophies for the Club Championship and Rapid Play competitions.

A great time was had by all, and thank you to Drew for organizing it.



Another quiet night as the season draws to a close.

Bill Henderson won against Drew Millar in the Club Championship, and John Lydon won a graded rapid play game against James Ovens.

Next week will be the last night, so it’s Drew’s Rapid Play Tournament.



A quite night at the club with just 2 competitive games being played.

In the Club Championship Dave Willey won his game against Drew Millar.

In the Rapid Play Alexandra Kirkbride won her game against jack Majewski.



A pretty quiet night at the club, to be expected with players taking it easy before the South Lakes Congress at the weekend, including Syd Cassidy who made a welcome visit.

Two Rapid Play games took place resulting in a win for Robin Moss against James Ovens, with Alan Hiatt and Bill Hardwick having a drawn game.

Good luck to all players participating in the tournament at the weekend.



Pretty much back to normal, with a few games being played.

In the Knock Out Cup George Glover and Dave Siddall fought out a gruelling draw. George now progresses to the final as the lower graded player. He will player the winner of the other semi final, Robin Moss or Mike Byrne.

In the Club Championship John Lydon won against Mike Hodgkinson, with the game between Bill Hardwick and Alan Hiatt ending in a draw.

In the Rapid Play Bill Henderson won against Drew Millar.



It was the Jamboree night in the South Tyne League.

The Monarchs from Corbridge won the Arthur Fulton Memorial Trophy on the night.

The Monarchs were also presented with the Trophy for winning the league.

John Lydon and Bill Hardwick also won the Board 3 and Board 4 player of the season awards.

Phil Walters and Ian Mackay who both have strong connection to the Carlisle Club won the Board 1 and Board 2 awards for player of the season.



It was another quiet night with no competitive games being played on account of George Glover and Dave Siddall needing to postpone their Knock Out Cup games.

Robin Moss made  brief appearance and gave some good news.

He had just won the open section of the Harrogate Chess Congress with a very impressive 5.5 out of 6 score.

Congratulations and very well done to Robin



It was a very quiet night at the club with no competitive games being played.

Next week will be even quieter, on account of the venue being used as a polling station which means of course that there won’t be a club night.



It was a quiet evening at the club, probably due to it being the day before Easter.

Just one game played, which was a Rapid play game in which Bill Henderson beat Bill Hardwick.

********** A Very Happy Easter to Everyone **********



Only one game played tonight, but an important one.

Robin Moss the tournament leader player 2nd placed George Glover. The game resulted in a win for Robin who now goes 14 points clear in 1st place.



This weekend was the Cumbria Individual tournament.

The Carlisle players were not as successful as last year when they brought the Major and Minor trophies back to Carlisle, but a great time was had by all.

Robin Moss was the runner up in the Major section, and Phil Walters won the grading prize for that section as well.

John Lydon needed to win his last game to tie for 1st place, but eventually lost a gruelling game against George Horne. John and Bill Hardwick both won grading prizes for the Minor section.

Some pictures of the event in progress and Robin receiving the Major section Runners Up prize from the organizer (Peter Hanks).



Five games played tonight, all of them in the Rapid play and with the following results:

Robin Moss 3 Alan Hiatt 0

Drew Millar 0 Ian Mackay 3

Bill Hardwick 3 James ovens 0

Mike Byrne 3 Jack Majewski 0

Ian Mackay 1 Robin Moss 1

Ian has become the 1st Carlisle player to avoid a defeat at Robin’s hands, well done Ian!!



In the Club Championship, Robin Moss won against Mike Hodgkinson to extend his lead at the top of the table, while Ian McKay and Dave Siddall’s game ended in a very hard fought draw.

No Rapid Play games were played so Drew Millar and Robin Moss remain as the joint leaders.



*********************** Carlisle A are Cumbria League Champions Again ***********************

Congratulations to the A team for completing  a hat trick of league titles.

For the first time all season, they were held to a draw by the Carlisle B Team.

Full details of that match will be in the Cumbria and South Tyne Leagues section.

After the match it was over to the pub for a celebration and chess quiz.

Dave Siddall and Stavros going over their game, and then in the pub afterwards.




Only one game played in the Club Championship, which was a win for Bill Hardwick against Alan Little.

There were five games played in the Rapid Play, John Lydon won against Jack Majewski, Robin Moss won against Bill Hardwick, Drew Millar won against Alan Hiatt and Jack Majewski, and lastly Bill Hardwick won against Alan Little.

Robin Moss and Drew Millar are now the joint leaders,with Bill Hardwick and John Lydon both 3 points behind in joint 2nd place.



In the Knock Out Cup, George Glover won a very tough game against Tom Bradford. George now progressesto the semi final where he will meet Dave Siddall.

In the Club Championship, Bill Hardwick won his game against Dave Siddall.

In the Rapid Play, Robin Moss had 2 wins against Jack Majewski and John Lydon respectively and James Ovens won his game against Alexandra Kirkbride. Robin has now gone clear at the top, while James Ovens, Bill Hardwick,Drew Millar and John Lydon all share 2nd place.

Mike Byrne won a friendly graded game against Drew Millar.



In the Club Championship Robin Moss won an interesting game against the only other player who was on 100%, Dave Siddall. As a result of that win Robin now goes 8 points clear at the top of the table.

Bill Hardwick and Drew Millar drew their game, one of only 3 draws so far this season.

In the Rapid Play John Lydon won against Alexandra Kirkbride to go equal 1st with Bill Hardwick and Drew Millar.

Mike Byrne won his game against James Ovens.



Four games were played in the Club Championship

Robin Moss won against Alan Little, Bill Henderson won against James Ovens, Dave Siddall won against Alan Hiatt and Drew Millar won against Alan Little.

Three games were played in the Rapid Play

Robin Moss won against Drew Millar, Drew Millar won against Alexandra Kirkbride and John Lydon won against Alan Hiatt.



In the Club Championship Robin Moss and Dave Siddall won their games against Alan Hiatt and John Lydon respectively.

In the rapid Play John Lydon won against Martin Best.



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.



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 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.