Monday, 19 September 2011

Social chess at Condover

Condover Chess club meets fortnightly on Monday evenings at 8pm for social chess in a nice venue at the sports and social club in the village. The club is organised by John Casewell and Church Stretton players are very welcome - and vice versa!

The dates for the autumn are:
10 October
24 October
7 November
21 November
5 December.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Trevor's clean sweep

He came, he played, he conquered!

Trevor Brotherton acheived a whitewash of his opponents in the club simul last Thursday. Some welcome guests from Telepost boosted the numbers to make it 10 boards against Trevor but eventually every single one conceded.

The best game was played by Francis Rooney who caused Trevor a good deal of problems in the middle game and should probably have got at least a draw. Trevor thought he was a little fortunate to win that one, but they all count!

Let's hope he makes similar short shrift of our league opponents this season.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Season kicks off with South Shropshire derby

Now back in the first division after a few years' break, the A team's season starts on Thursday 29 September with a home game against South Shropshire rivals Ludlow who were also promoted last season. The newly-relaunched Church Stretton B team starts its season on 13 October with a home fixture against Telepost D.

The first event of the season takes place this Thursday (15 Sep) with a simul by our A team board one Trevor Brotherton.

The fixtures for the season are shown in the table on the right.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Boost for Stretton's new season

Church Stretton's A team will get a big boost in the coming season with the return of Trevor Brotherton to take the board one slot.

Trevor has played for Stretton before and was part of the 2007-08 side which ran Telepost right down to the wire for the division one title, just missing a title victory on points difference. He has decided to return to Church Stretton following three years with Shifnal & Telford, last season as A team captain.

"We are delighted that Trevor is returning to Church Stretton for the coming season," says A team captain Steve Rooney. "Having won the division 2 title last year and with it promotion to Shropshire's top division, it will be a big boost to have one of the county's biggest hitters on board one for us."

Church Stretton is planning to run two teams for the coming season with Tom Williamson running the B team in division 3, and club nights will resume on Thursdays from the beginning of September at the District club venue in Essex Road.