Newsletter Oct 2013

Bill has issued a Newsletter for Oct 2013, which I have included on a new page called Newsletters, available from the top line menu.

Friars v Angels

You can read the Angels views on this match on the Tynedale Website

TCC : Friars v Angels

Played at Hallbankgate Mon 21 Oct 2013
Friars H/c res res H/c Angels
Jason Maxwell 3 2 2 1 David Wrigley
Chris Royle 3 0 4 3 Tim Wrigley
Bruce Wallace 5 2 2 3 Peter Crichton
Alan Little 9 4 0 7 Peter Booker
20 8 8 14
28 22

HB v Monarchs

HaydonBridge v Monarchs – Thu17 Oct 2013


HaydonBridge H/c res res H/c Monarchs
Ian Mackay 2 0 4 3 Derek Blair
Dave Foster Snr 4 2 2 4 Steve Larkin
Christine Moorcroft 7 0 4 6 Dave Foster Jnr
Damian Rudge 8 4 0 9 David Scott
  21 6 10 22  
    27 32    


Monarchs v Angels

Monarchs H/c res res H/c Angels
Jeremy Handley 3 2 2 1 David Wrigley
Derek Blair 3 0 4 3 Tim Wrigley
Bruce Reed 4 0 4 4 Phil Taylor
Dave Foster Jnr 6 4 0 7 Peter Booker
  16 6 10 15  
    22 25    



First match of the new season saw the Monarchs playing the renamed Dyvels (now Angels).After a friendly pre-match discussion it was agreed that Jeremy could play on board 1 with Derek on board 2, although Derek’s grade is a few points higher than Jeremy’s.

The match started with a one point (16-15) handicap lead to the Monarchs.

First to finish were David and Jeremy.

David and Jeremy played a Modern Defence, as usual for 4 moves, until Jeremy wasted two tempi on Q side development. David returned the favour, wasting 3 more tempi, which left Jeremy with a convincing centre breakthrough and initiative. David struggled for a while, and was happy to accept a forced draw by perpetual check.

(18-17) on handicap

Second to finish were David Foster Jnr & Peter Booker.

Peter played much of the game the exchange & a pawn down, but had a kingside initiative on the g file. Sadly Peter says he missed promoting a pawn that would have won the game. One that got away, but no doubt Dave  tells a different story.

(22-17) on handicap, looking good for the Monarchs, one more draw needed.

Phil says “Not much to report on our game. As always with Bruce & my d4 opening I always expect a tough game. I was a little more aggressive than usual but Fritz analysis afterwards showed that the game, for all its complexities was fairly even. The only slight advantage I had was time – and so, just as the board was beginning to clear a little, Bruce’s flag fell.

There was one point at a late stage in the game when Bruce could have gone the exchange up (Rook for Knight) but with a dwindling clock it would have been hard to find.

All in all I think I was lucky to get the win.”

(22-21) on handicap, maybe there is hope for the Angels, playing their first ever game.

Tim quietly groaned to himself, as even a draw looked unlikely. He was under the cosh, looking miserable, and suffering from a rubbish opening.

Tim had chosen an unusual, unsound and entertaining variation against Derek’s d4 & e4. e6 then f5 is not recommended, and gave Tim severe problems. Fortunately for Tim, the god’s seemed to be on his side, and as Derek failed to make progress, an edgy endgame developed, Tim’s 2 Rooks & Bishop, against Derek’s Queen and opposite coloured Bishop.

Tim was hampered by awkward Queen & Bishop mate threats, Derek’s King  hassled by a Rook and Bishop. But after Derek opened up the position, his Queen became pinned against his King, losing the game and also the match

So the Angels win (22-25) on handicap



Austins v Friars

Result of match played on Tue 10 Oct 2013

Home team H/c res res H/c Away team
G Glover 1 2 2 3 J Maxwell
C Millar 4 0 4 3 C Royle
B Hardwick 5 4 0 5 B Wallace
D Millar 6 0 4 9 A Little
16 6 10 20
22 30


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