Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Rapidplay fun

The second evening of the new Rapidplay competition was another entertaining affair. Our results were not great as we lost two matches and won one, but it was a very good-humoured pre-Christmas event with food generously supplied by some Telepost members.

The competition format seems to be working very well with four teams playing each other in three matches on each evening. The games are serious but there is a chance to chat and socialise between matches and both of the ones we've attended have had a great atmosphere.

The full results are on the Shropshire chess site here

Our next Rapidplay fixture is Fri 7 march at Shrewsbury.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

A frustrating draw

We played Shrewsbury C on 4 December.Francis was first to finish with a draw against Andrew Lewis.Tom Williamson then secured a draw against Eric Inglis on board 3 despite being a pawn down,but Eric had doubled pawns.Chris Pimm-Jones on board 4 was the exchange down,but turned it around against Tony Purser forcing pawn promotion ahead of Tonys two passed pawns to secure a win.Charles Micallefs game on board 1 looked drawn against Ian Davies,but then blundered a rook away resulting in a loss.
However at the halfway stage we have secured 10 from an available 14 points and are handily placed in what is turning out to be a very tight division.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Back to winning ways

We played Oswestry B away from home on 18 November and came away with 2.5-1.5 win.First to win with a queen and knight mate was Shane Sweeney against Jon Smith.Shane remains unbeaten for our club.Charles agreed a draw with Steve Tulett followed by eventually a draw by Tom Williamson against Keith Bacon.While equal on material and up on the clock I fancied my chances against Alf Evans,but settled for a draw in case to give us the win.