April 2018

A final reminder that entries are being taken for the Forest Hall Weekend Congress and FIDE-rated Blitz (27-29 April, 2018, at Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute) up until and on the day of the events. To enter, Weekend tournaments include: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U135), Foundation (U100) sections. The FIDE-rated Blitz runs 5pm-7pm on Sunday 29th April and is open to all. Late entry fees have been waived, but entrants are asked to register as soon as possible. Visit Forest Hall Chess Club’s website and/or contact Tim Wall: 0750 372 2366, timpeterwall@gmail.com.

Now that the season has finished I can announce the 2017-18 Season Results. I’m not sure how many times this has happened in previous seasons but the same club has came first in every division. Well done Gosforth.

Division 1

With an impressive 9 wins, 1 draw and no defeats Gosforth Empire have claimed the title for division one with 19 Match Points. The team preventing them from a perfect score was their own Gosforth Salters. In second place Forest Hall Admirals who ended on a respectable 14 Match Points. Well done to Gosforth Empire for their victory. See below for division 1 standings.

Team NamePlayedWinsDrawsLossesGame PointsMatch Points
Gosforth Empire109103819
Forest Hall Admirals106222914
Durham City1061331.513
Forest Hall Brigadiers105232312
Morpeth A104332611
Jesmond Knights10415269
South Shields A1033422.59
Tynemouth A1024421.58
Leam Lane Aces10235237
Gosforth Salters10154197
Tynedale Tans1001915.51

Division 2

Gosforth Regents have claimed first place in the second division. They ended their season with 16 Match Points with 8 wins and 2 losses. Morpeth B have placed second with 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. Well done to Gosforth Regents for winning division 2. See below for full division 2 standings.

Team NamePlayedWinsDrawsLossesGame PointsMatch Points
Gosforth Regents1080229.516
Morpeth B1063130.515
Forest Hall Chieftains1052329.512
Tynemouth C1051427.511
Gosforth Ivy1043326.511
South Shields B1042425.510
Tynemouth B1034325.510
Newcastle University1040618.58
Tynedale Reivers10316217
Alnwick A10307226
Gateshead10208194

Division 3

Coming first in the third division is Gosforth V. They ended with 8 wins, 2 draws and no defeats which left them on 18 Match Points. Lean Lane Bullets followed closely behind on 16 points with 8 wins and 2 losses. Well done Gosforth V. See below for division 3 standings.

Team NamePlayedWinsDrawsLossesGame PointsMatch Points
Gosforth V108203218
Leam Lane Bullets1080234.516
Forest Hall Ensigns105322813
Forest Hall Dragoons105232912
Tynemouth D1052327.512
South Shields C104332811
Leam Lane Comets10253229
Morpeth C10325238
South Shields D1031620.57
Forest Hall F1020819.54
Forest Hall G10001010.50

Well done everyone who played in this season and good luck for the next!

David Ramsey 1-0 Patrick Pearson
Harry Robinson 1-0 Oliver Wall
Bernie Crowther 1-0 Tanvi Manchineni
David Watson 0-1 Morgan French
Andrew Levy ½-½ Feitong Wu
David Armstrong 1-0 Frankie Foster

Friday 20th April 2018

Entries are being taken for the Forest Hall Weekend Congress and FIDE-rated Blitz (27-29 April, 2018, at Forest Hall Ex-Servicemen’s Institute) up until and on the day of the events. To enter, visit Forest Hall Chess Club’s website and/or contact Tim Wall: 0750 372 2366, timpeterwall@gmail.com.

Weekend tournaments include: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U135), Foundation (U100) sections. The FIDE-rated Blitz runs 5pm-7pm on Sunday 29th April and is open to all. Late entry fees have been waived, but entrants are asked to register as soon as possible.

Brian Towers ½-½ Ian Mackay
Ian Maughan ½-½ Steve Larkin
Eddie Czestochowski 1-0 Derek Blair
Chris Sayers 1-0 Dave Humphreys
Asanga Gunasekera 1-0 Default

Thursday 19th April 2018

Gary Cornwall ½-½ Brian Towers
Christian Smith 1-0 Kevin Rowden
John Morton ½-½ Colin Campbell
Lewis Self ½-½ Asanga Gunasekera
Joe Murray 0-1 Jay Steel

Tuesday 17th April 2018

David Wrigley ½-½ Merim Bilalic
Tim Wrigley ½-½ Chris Izod
Peter Crichton 0-1 Ed Dodds
Ian MacKay ½-½ Andy Trevelyan
Bruce Reed 0-1 John Turnock

Thursday 12th April 2018

Zolner

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 2 Wall Tim 208 ½ – ½ Moreby James 206 3
2 1 Walker David 213 3 1 – 0 Dargan Paul 195 5
3 9 Han Yichen 178 ½ – ½ 3 Henderson David 191 7
4 8 Zhang Zheming 184 ½ – ½ Robson Paul 161 13
5 4 Coathup Roger 197 2 1 – 0 Boyd John 191 6
6 10 Riding Mick 172 2 1 – 0 Trevelyan Andy 169 11
7 12 Skelsey Stuart 166 1 1 bye

Sell

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 2 Bielby Paul 167 5 ½ – ½ 4 Clarke John 141 15
2 1 Laws Darren 168 4 1 – 0 Walshaw David 144 14
3 5 Smith Mike 153 3 1 – 0 3 Rowden Kevin 147 9
4 6 Mitcheson Robert 152 ½ – ½ 2 Marsh John 154 4
5 10 Burnell Steve 146 2 ½ – ½ Smith Christian 145 12
6 3 Robson Paul 161 0 – 1 2 Wall (Jnr) John 148 8
7 7 Younger Mark 150 1 bye

Gilroy

Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 2 Czestochowski Eddie 134 4 ½ – ½ Moreby Kurt 131 3
2 6 Noble William 126 1 – 0 4 Baird Jeff 123 7
3 11 Gunasekera Asanga 102 ½ – ½ 3 Rook Ian 128 5
4 1 Cox Kevin 136 1 – 0 2 Appleby Rob 93 12
5 8 Heyman Bob 120 – – + 2 Miller Joe 80 14
6 9 Xu Weiming 113 2 ½ – ½ 1 Glasper Brendan 84 13
7 10 Johnson Stan 111 2 1 bye

Peter Chrichton 0-1 Denise Mosse
Steve Larkin 0-1 Bill Noble
Bruce Reed ½-½ Peter Wells
Christine Moorcroft 1-0 Alex Johnson
David Humphreys 0-1 Asa Bayram

Thursday 5th April 2018