September 19th, 2015
Our first team managed to exactly duplicate Central 2’s result from the week before with a draw against Gambit 4 in their first game in Division 3.
Both Andrew and Geof produced their usual solid performances, Andrew now being unbeaten in 7 games, playing confident chess, and more than able to hold his own for the first team.
Alan, on board 1, pretty much outclassed his lower rated opponent. The position became complicated in the middlegame and his opponent eventually lost on time with Alan very much in control.
Steve also was pressing, turned down a draw but was unable to break his opponent down.
Unfortunately Graham was unable to repeat his heroics from the previous week and went down to Mike Harper.
1. Peter Gorecka-Marshall 0 – 1 Alan Griffiths
2. John Huthwaite draw Stephen Foster
3. Derek Padvis draw Geof Forster
4. Michael Harper 1 – 0 Graham Gibson
5. Margaret Gretton draw Andrew Sutton match drawn.
September 11th, 2015
The 2nd team got the new season underway on Tuesday night with a visit to our near neighbours and newly promoted Gambit 5.
We turned up ready for battle so there was no need for Graham’s (in)famous ‘car-park speech’. Indeed Gambit have no car-park so it would have been tricky.
The teams were fairly well matched so it was no surprise that the honours were even at the end of the night.
Graham recorded a smooth win on top board against Ronnie Watson, whilst both Andy and Pat split the point without too much drama.
Simon, after shouting ‘QUIET!’ at the top of his voice just after the start due to excessive Gambit raucousness possibly managed to put himself off and made a bad mistake in the opening. The position became pretty complicated and unbalanced later on (at one stage it appeared that the pieces had been dropped on the board randomly) but eventually he succumbed.
I unleashed Bird’s Opening on an unsuspecting Ken Heath and played pretty solidly, setting up a Stonewall pawn formation completely neutralising his Bishops. The stage was set for my Knights to maraud but somehow the pawn formation neutralised my Knights as well. Oh well, I’m happy with a solid draw in the first game of the season.
1. Ronnie Watson 0-1 Graham Gibson
2. Derek Padvis draw Andrew Sutton
3. Mike Seagrave draw Patrick Allen
4. Alan Groves 1-0 Simon Parham
5. Ken Heath draw Kevin Argyle Match drawn.
September 3rd, 2015
M.Radford draw P.Allen; G.Forster 0-1 S.Foster; L.Kacprzak 1-0 G.Gibson; A.Griffiths 1-0 A.Lathif; A.Meade 0-1 A.Sutton; J.Dell draw M.James (not played); K.Harvey draw A.Lester (not played); M.Frings 0-1 K.Argyle; S.Parham 1 point bye.
Round 4 Pairings; (Games to be played in September or October)
S. Foster (3) v M. Radford (2.5)
P. Allen (2.5) v L. Kacprzak (2.5)
A. Sutton (2) v A. Griffiths (2)
J. Dell (1.5) v G. Forster (2)
A. Lester (1.5) v M. James (1.5)
G. Gibson (1) v A. Meade (1)
K. Argyle (1) v A. Lathif (1)
S. Parham (1) v M. Frings (0)
August 1st, 2015
Round 2 Results; P.Allen 1-0 A.Griffiths; A.Lathif 0-1 M.Radford; S.Foster 1-0 A.Lester; M.James 0-1 G.Forster; K.Harvey 0-1 J.Dell; K.Argyle 0-1 L.Kacprzak; G.Gibson 1-0 M.Frings; A.Sutton 1-0 S.Parham; A.Meade 1 point bye.
Round 3 Pairings (to be played in August);
M.Radford v P.Allen
G.Forster v S.Foster
L.Kacprzak v G.Gibson
A.Griffiths v A.Lathif
A.Meade v A.Sutton
J.Dell v M.James
K.Harvey v A.Lester
S.Parham 1 point bye.
July 5th, 2015
Central were represented at the recent Sheffield Congress by AK and Andrew who both entered the Minor Section.
After a draw in the first game Andrew stormed away to take a share of first prize, the highlight being a win in 10 moves on the Sunday.
AK finished on a respectable 50% score and will be amongst the prize money at Congresses before too long.
AK and John Dell played for the U-100 County team in the Final against Kent on Saturday 4th. Kent are considered a strong team and were expected to win but Notts upset the odds and returned with the trophy.
July 1st, 2015
Round 1 Results
A Griffiths 1-0 J Dell; L Kacprzak draw K Harvey; M Radford 1-0 K Argyle; M Frings 0-1 S Foster; G Forster 1-0 S Parham; A Lathif 1-0 G Gibson; P Allen 1-0 A Meade; A Lester 1-0 A Sutton; M James bye.
Round 2 Pairings (to be played July 2015)
P Allen v A Griffiths
A Lathif v M Radford
S Foster v A Lester
M James v G Forster
K Harvey v J Dell
K Argyle v L Kacprzak
G Gibson v M Frings
A Sutton v S Parham
Bye; A Meade.
June 7th, 2015
Here are the 1st round pairings to be played in June (4 club nights left); First named player has the white pieces.
Alan Griffiths – John Dell
Lukasz Kacprzak – Kevin Harvey
Mark Radford – Kevin Argyle
Mick Frings – Steve Foster
Geof Forster – Simon Parham
Akmal Lathif – Graham Gibson
Patrick Allen – Alex Meade
Ashley Lester – Andrew Sutton
Mike James – 1st round bye (half point).
March 12th, 2014
Results from Round 4
J.Harrison (withdrawn) 0 – 1 A.Griffiths; A.Sutton 1 – 0 S.Foster; K.Argyle 0 – 1 K.Harvey; M.Radford 1 – 0 M.Frings; S.Parham 1 – 0 G.Forster; P.Allen draw L.Kacprzak; K.Richards (withdrawn) 0 – 1 M.James.
Pairings for 5th (final) Round
1. A.Griffiths (4.0) v A.Sutton (2.5)
2. S.Foster (2.5) v M.Radford (2.5)
3. K.Harvey (2.5) v S.Parham (2.0)
4. G.Forster (1.5) v K.Argyle (1.5)
5. M.Frings (1.5) v P.Allen (1.5)
6. M.James (1.5) v L.Kacprzak (1.5)
Matches to be played April/May
February 7th, 2014
Round 3 Results; A.Griffiths 1-0 M.Radford; S.Foster 1-0 G.Forster; J.Harrison 1-0 P.Allen; M.Frings 1/2 A.Sutton; L.Kacprzak 1/2 K.Argyle; M.James 0-1 S.Parham
Round 4 Pairings;
J Harrison (2.5) v A.Griffiths (3.0)
A.Sutton (1.5) v S.Foster (2.5)
K.Argyle (1.5) v K.Harvey (1.5)
M.Radford (1.5) v M.Frings (1.5)
S.Parham (1.0) v G.Forster (1.5)
P.Allen (1.0) v L.Kacprzak (1.0)
K,Richards (0.5) v M.James (0.5)
Matches to be played in February if possible or early March if not…
January 4th, 2014
To be played in January;
1. A Griffiths (2.0) v M Radford (1.5)
2. S Foster (1.5) v G Forster (1.5)
3. J Harrison (1.5) v P Allen (1.0)
4. M Frings (1.0) v A Sutton (1.0)
5. L Kacprzak (0.5) v K Argyle (1.0)
6. M James (0.5) v S Parham (0.0)
3rd Round byes; K.Richards (0.0); K.Harvey (1.0).
2nd Round Results; M.Radford draw J.Harrison; P.Allen 0-1 A.Griffiths; K.Harvey draw S.Foster; G.Forster 1-0 L.Kacprzak; A.Sutton 1-0 K.Richards; M.Frings 1-0 M.James; K.Argyle 1-0 S.Parham.