Wednesday, 6 February 2013


As a result of changes at the District Club in Church Stretton we have had to find a new home and we have agreed to play our remaining home league matches at the Condover District Club which meets on alternate Tuesdays.

There is already a healthy social chess scene at Condover, something we have lacked at Church Stretton for a while, so it should be a good fit. Once we have completed the league fixtures we will make a decision on whether to stay there permanently.

Next match is Tue 12 Feb against Shrewsbury A, to be played at Condover.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Spoils shared at Priorslee

A draw against Priorslee was a fair result which keeps us poking our head above the relegation zone. We will have to pick up some points in the matches against the two teams below us though. Trevor won easily, while Steve lost easily after John had also succumbed. Graham chalked up a nice win against Andy Tunks, and Francis had the better of his encounter but agreed a draw when after a complicated middle game battle resulted in a rook ending.

Priorslee Lions A 2.5-2.5 Church Stretton
W Bates 0, T Brotherton 1
G Pugh 1, S Rooney 0
J O'Neil 1, J Whittaker 0
A Tunks 0, G Shepherd 1
J Tunks 0.5, F Rooney 0.5.