Wednesday, 28 January 2009

New date for B team match

The B team's home match against Newport B scheduled this Thursday has been postponed. The new date for the fixture is Thu 12 Feb.

Monday, 26 January 2009

A team lose at Coddon

Coddon A managed to squeeze out a victory against Church Stretton A when the final two games went 1.5-0.5 in the home team's favour. Gerald Link won the tactical battle in his game against Gary White and Graham Shepherd agreed a draw against Andy Tunks after he had serious pressure but no obvious way to convert it into a win. John Whittaker was undone by some aggressive play by John Tunks, and Francis Rooney had a sound drawing position against fellow junior Nathanael Paul but overpressed and lost the point. Steve Rooney needed a win on board one to get the draw but despite turning down an earlier draw had to concede the half point with both players short of time in a B v N ending.

Coddon A 3-2 Church Stretton A
G Pugh 0.5-0.5 S Rooney
G White 0-1 G Link
A Tunks 0.5-0.5 G Shepherd
J Tunks 1-0 J Whittaker
N Paul 1-0 F Rooney

Monday, 19 January 2009

B team pipped at post by Ludlow

The B team lost narrowly to Ludlow last week with the match decided on the top board. David Williams resigned against Ludlow's John Whittaker in a position that John still felt had some play, but David's attack had petered out and he was going a piece down for a couple of pawns. Francis Rooney won in a rook and pawn ending by constructing a cheaky mating trap and Chris Pimm Jones and Adrian Thorpe both drew.

Ludlow a 3-2 Church Stretton B
J Whittaker 1-0 D Williams
R Woodley 0-5-0.5 A thorpe
J Preece 1-0 T Williamson
P Munday 0.5-0.5 C Pimm Jones
K Thompson 0-1 F Rooney

Friday, 9 January 2009

Church Stretton A v Shifnal Telford A

A late default meant that the A team was one short for its match this week against Shifnal & Telford. The visitors were short of two of their first team but still managed to win three out of four of the games.

Church Stretton A 0.5-4.5 Shifnal & Telford A
K Wakefield 0-1 T Brotherton
S Rooney 0.5-0.5 C Roberts
G Shepherd 0-1 I Wilson
J Whittaker 0-1 S Tennant
default 0-1 G Lee