Archive for the ‘Match Reports’ Category

Central 1 Start With A Win!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

We made the short journey to Gambit’s city centre lair and came away with the spoils against Gambit 3, getting Central’s new season off to the best possible start. Alan and Steve on the top two boards produced dominating displays to give us a great platform on which to build. Alan was never in any […]

The Great Escape…?

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

(by Kevin Argyle) Central 2 travelled to Radcliffe & Bingham on Tuesday night to play their second team with both sides needing points to escape the drop to the bottom tier. I was able to turn out a decent side and we made it count with a vital win. We have games in hand but […]

Central 2 at Nomads 2

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

It’s always nice to play an away match within walking distance and this was one of those occasions (the other being Gambit). It was the first time I have played at Nomads venue, the Organ Grinder, and it turned out to be an enjoyable experience (if you ignore the match result). The pub has a […]

Central 1 v Gambit 4

Friday, January 8th, 2016

(From observation and players’ comments) The First Team usually have the look of a sleeping giant in the first half of the season and you always felt that there was a severe thrashing just waiting to be dished out. Unfortunately for Gambit 4 they were in the right place at the wrong time on Tuesday […]

Newark 2 v Central 1

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

(From Steve’s report) The First Team’s last match of the calendar year saw Central 1 travelling to Newark for what promised to be a tricky encounter against a strong Newark side. As it turned out, Newark were missing some strong players and this gave Central the opportunity to move up the table after a disappointing […]

Latest Central Team Action

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

On Tuesday 3rd the Second Team entertained Nomads 2 and it started out looking like a straightforward victory as Mike Swanwick rang up twenty minutes before the match start to tell us that they only had three players. Also we were pretty much at full strength (I had left myself out). However, chess being chess, […]

Latest League Action

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

All three Central teams were in action this week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with mixed results. The 3rd team made the long trip to Newark on Monday evening. It’s always a struggle to get a team together for Monday night away matches and this was no exception. John Dell recorded the only victory in […]

Central 1 Away to Gambit 4

Saturday, 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 […]

Central 2 Away to Gambit 5

Friday, 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 […]


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