September 2016

Tynedale and Morpeth agreed to play an annual match in memory of Jeremy Handley who played for Morpeth for many years and then transferred to Tynedale when he found travelling too much. The first match took place last night at Tynedale’s new venue, Corstopitum Social Club, Corbridge. They managed to get teams of 12 and played under league rules, time control all moves in 90 mins. The games were played in a friendly but competitive style and I am sure Jeremy would have been proud. For all those interested the results are as follows:

Tynedale 5 – 7 Morpeth

Marina Mosnegutu ½-½ Roger Coathup
David Wrigley 0-1 Mike Smyth
Gary Murphy 1-0 Alan Welsh
Tim Wrigley 0-1 Bob Micheson
Peter Crichton 0-1 Les Whittle
Alex Ashworth 0-1 John Horton
Steve Larkin ½-½ Martin Shaw
Derek Blair 1-0 Dennis Patterson
Bruce Reed 1-0 Andrew Levy
Dave Foster Jnr 0-1 David Watson
Dave Humphreys 0-1 Barrie Crowther
Damian Rudge 1-0 David Armstrong

The closing date for entries to this year’s County Championship events is midnight on Saturday 1st October 2016The draw for Round 1 will be published on Sunday 2nd October. The format is the same as in previous years, a 7 round Swiss with a schedule that means that each competitor plays 1 game a month from October to April next year. There are 3 sections – Open, U170, U140.
If anyone wants to enter, all you need to do is email your entry to the organiser Just tell him which section you’d like to play in. 
The latest list of entrants has been updated on so that everyone can see how this year’s tournaments are shaping up.
Please see a link below that will take you to the Starting Rank page for each competition.