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Coronavirus update: Club nights suspended

Posted by Tim W on March 20, 2020

We have decided to suspend Thursday club nights until further notice.

But you can play with us online at https://www.chess.com/club/tynedale-chess-club-1
Chess.com is free,, but you need to set amn account, and then join the club

There has been some confusion about the club name, though hopefully that has now been sorted.

Within chess.com the club is called “tynedale-chess-club”

This corresponds directly to the link above.

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Welcome to Tynedale Chess Club website

Posted by Tim W on June 28, 2012

Welcome to Tynedale Chess Club’s website!

The website is run by Tim and David Wrigley. Members of the club are encouraged to contribute, please contact Tim or David for help and assistance.

Please note that the views expressed on this website are those of individuals rather than Tynedale Chess Club. It is not our intention to cause offence and any inappropriate or unsuitable material will be removed. Please let the website adminstrators know if you unhappy with any of the contents.
To help avoid any problems we have included some guidelines above for contributors.

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Online Match

Posted by Tim W on April 9, 2020

Match Played Online Thu 9 Apr 2020
Monarchs Reivers
Tim Wrigley 1-0 Ian Mackay
Dave Wrigley 1-0 Peter Crichton
Derek Harris 1-0 Steve Larkin
Dave Humphreys 1-0 Dave Foster Snr
Jonny Kearney 1-0 Dave Foster Jnr
Tim Barmby 1-0 John Morgan
David Scott 1-0 Andy Gessey
7-0

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Tans v Forest Hall D

Posted by Tim W on March 12, 2020

This was a tough match. Forest Hall D’s matches have been close and this was no exception. Jonny & Dave lost relatively quickly, Derek won, comfortably (?) and David swindled Stuart Skelsey, which left Tim with a lost ending and probably a lost match. Help. However when all is lost, you can play risky moves, and I managed first to activate two knights, giving my opponent a lot of forks to think about, and then the game ended in a draw by perpetual, each side having about about 10 secs left on the clock.
Particular thanks to David who has won all five of the matches he has played for the Tans.

Match Played at Corbridge Parish Hall – Thu 12 Mar 2020
Tans Forest Hall D
David Wrigley 1-0 Stuart Skelsey
Tim Wrigley ½-½ Ciaran McDonald
Derek Harris 1-0 Morgan French
Dave Humphreys 0-1 Weiming Xu
Jonny Kearney 0-1 Ian Rook
2½-2½

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Frairs v Monarchs

Posted by Tim W on March 11, 2020

Dave’s Comments – taken from an email :

As last night’s match brought the Monarchs’ season to a close, I’d would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for last nights sterling effort! To recap,

Tim held Roy to a draw. No mean feat for someone rated over 180. Brilliant stuff!

My thanks to Derek for stepping into the breach for us at short notice. Its been a season of postponements due to illness and lack of availability and your efforts on our behalf were much appreciated.

And Jonny? Following on from your win over John Lydon last week, another win against a stronger opponent! That should have an effect on your grading for the coming season. Well done!

As things stand now, the Monarchs have won 3 matches and lost 1. The only team that can catch us is the Reivers, who have 2 games in hand against the Friars. If they win both, then they share the title with us. If not, the Monarchs will be outright winners for the second year running!! So I’m delighted with that!!

Match Played at Stone Inn – Hayton Tue 10 Mar 2020
Friars Monarchs
Roy Ellames 0 2-2 2 Tim Wrigley
Bill Burgess 4 0-4 3 Derek Harris
John Lydon 5 0-4 5 Dave Humphreys
Bill Hardwick 5 0-4 6 Jonny Kearney
14 2-14 16
16-30

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Monarchs v Friars

Posted by Tim W on March 6, 2020

Match Played at Corbridge Thu 5 Mar 2020
Monarchs Friars
Tim Wrigley 2 0-4 0 Roy Ellames
Dave Humphreys 5 4-0 4 Bill Burgess
Jonny Kearney 6 4-0 5 John Lydon
Tim Barmby 8 0-4 5 Dave Willey
21 8-8 14
29-22

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Newcastle Uni v Tans

Posted by Tim W on February 29, 2020

By far the most interesting game of the evening was Derek’s game against
Shawn Edgar Miranda. Particularly the ending, a tense Q,R and 3/4 pawns
which saw mate threats for both sides, Q & R face-offs where both sides looked
vulnerable. It seemed hard to me just watching, but I was not aware of any
mistakes made by either side. The game finished when Derek forced a perpetual
check. I think he had to in order to avoid a mate behind his own pawns on the h
file.

Match Played at the University Fri 28 Feb 2020
Newcastle University Tans
Hanif Zaman 0-1 David Wrigley
Mez Benmaamar ½-½ Tim Wrigley
Shawn Edgar Miranda ½-½ Derek Harris
Abdulrahman Jalili 1-0 Steve Larkin
Mohammed Alsharif 0-1 Dave Humphreys
2-3

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Tans v S Shields B

Posted by Tim W on February 14, 2020

What a strange evening. As I opened the front door of the Parish Hall, the alarm went off.
Absolutely deafening, but nobody in Corbridge seemed too concerned.
After a few phone calls, the caretaker arrived and turned the alarm off, but not before I had
had gone into panic mode.
Many thanks to Tim Barmby & John Morgan who both played at short notice.

Match Played in Corbridge Parish Hall Thu 13 Feb 2020
Tans S Shields B
Tim Wrigley 0-1 Brian Towers
Peter Crichton 1-0 Kevin Rowden
Dave Humphreys 0-1 Dave Campbell
Tim Barmby 0-1 Lewis Self
John Morgan 0-1 Eddie Czestochowski
1-4

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Reivers v Monarchs

Posted by Tim W on January 31, 2020

Match Played at Corbridge Thu 30 Jan 2020
Monarchs Reivers
Peter Crichton 3 2-2 2 Tim Wrigley
Steve Larkin 5 4-0 5 Dave Humphreys
Christine Moorcroft 5 4-0 6 Johnny Kearney
Dave Foster Jnr 8 0-4 9 Tim Barmby
21 10-6 22
31-28

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Morpeth B v Tans

Posted by Tim W on January 23, 2020

Match Played at Morpeth Rugby Club Wed 22 Jan 2020
Morpeth B Tans
Martin Seeber ½-½ Tim Wrigley
Phil Eastlake 0-1 David Wrigley
Bob Mitcheson 0-1 Peter Crichton
Alan Welsh 1-0 Steve Larkin
John Horton 1-0 Dave Humphreys
2½-2½

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Christmas rapidplay

Posted by fellman01 on December 23, 2019

This event was held on Thursday December 19th, with 12 club members participating. There were 5 thirty-minute rounds, with the time divided between the two players on a handicap system, meaning that in some cases the weaker player had 27 minutes and the stronger one 3 minutes. Nonetheless the cream still rose to the top, with the 3 strongest players all finishing on 4/5. Tim Wrigley got the nod over son David and Peter Crichton by virtue of some arcane information on Peter’s pairing programme, thus avoiding the need for an Armageddon play-off. Well done, Tim!

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