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Club championship 2021-22: rules

Posted by fellman01 on October 31, 2021

This will be a 7-round, all-play-all event, default timing 75 mins + 10 secs. Games can be played on chess.com, lichess or OTB by mutual consent. Pairings will be determined by the Crenshaw-Berger tables and will be announced at the start of each round, together with a date for completion of that round, which will be not more than three weeks ahead. White should contact his opponent, offering a couple of dates, and is responsible for issuing the challenge when the game takes place. After 6 rounds, the player with the highest score will be the new club champion. If two players are tied on the top score, there will be a play-off with colours reversed and using the same timescale as in the rounds. If 3 players are tied, the organiser will hope to invent a solution!

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Club Championship Update

Posted by Tim W on March 3, 2021

Club Championship draws & results have been moved to a separate page on the LHS menu.

A direct link is Club Champs 2020-21

All previous posts about the Club Championship have been removed

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Club Championship update

Posted by fellman01 on April 5, 2018

The first phase of the club championship is now over and has produced the following pecking order:

  1. Tim Wrigley 3/3
  2. Peter Crichton 2/2
  3. Steve Larkin 2/4
  4. Christine Moorcroft 1/1
  5. Bruce Reed 1/1
  6. Dave Humphreys 1/4
  7. Derek Blair 1/4
  8. Malcolm Reid 0/1 and Damian Rudge 0/2

So the draw for the knockout round is as follows:

Tim v Malcolm or Damian

Steve v Dave

Peter v Derek

Christine v Bruce

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Club Championship update 25/1/2018

Posted by fellman01 on January 26, 2018

At the end of January, the standings are as follows:

Peter C and Tim 2/2

Steve 2/3

Christine 1/1

Derek B 1/3

Dave H 1/4

Malcolm and Damian zero

8 names, with 8 players due to proceed to the KO phase in April. So if your name is not there, you have 2 months in which to rectify the situation!

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Club Championship final 2017

Posted by fellman01 on June 28, 2017

This year’s championship was decided on June 27th, when Derek Blair and Steve Larkin played the final at Derek’s house. Derek had white and the opening play was very positional. For a considerable time there was nothing in it, until Derek launched a sacrificial attack which failed to pay off, leaving him a bishop down. A series of forced exchanges consolidated Steve’s lead and in the endgame Derek, up against a knight and three pawns to his own two pawns, resigned when it was clear that he could not prevent Steve queening a pawn. It had been a long, hard game – some 60 moves in about two hours and fifty minutes – decided largely by one miscalculation.

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Club championship 2016-17

Posted by fellman01 on May 20, 2017

As of 20 May 2017, all quarter-final and semi-final games have taken place, with the following results. In the quarter-finals, Malcolm Reid beat Bruce Reed, Steve Larkin beat Dave Humphreys, Tim Wrigley beat Dave Foster by default, and Derek Blair beat Peter Booker. In the semi-finals, Steve beat Malcolm and Derek beat Tim. So the final is an all-Riding Mill affair between Derek and Steve.

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Club Championship update March 2017

Posted by fellman01 on March 31, 2017

At the end of the all-play-all phase, the scores were:

Bruce Reed 2/2

Tim Wrigley 2/2

Steve Larkin 1.5/3

Peter Booker 1/2

Derek Blair 1/2

Dave Humphries 1/5

Dave Foster jr 0.5/1

Malcolm Reid 0/1

No other games were played, so all eight progress to the knockout phase which, in accordance with the championship rules, produces the following line-up:

A. Bruce v Malcolm

B. Steve v Dave H

C. Tim v Dave F jr

D. Peter B v Derek

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Club Championship 2015-16

Posted by fellman01 on April 3, 2016

The all-play-all first phase of the championship finished at the end of March, with the following outcome:

  1. Peter Crichton 5/6
  2. Alex Ashworth 5/9
  3. Mariana Mosnegutu 4.5/5
  4. Tim Wrigley 4.5/7
  5. Derek Blair 4/8
  6. Klauss Mosnegutu 3.5/4
  7. Steve Larkin 3.5/5
  8. Bruce Reed 3.5/8
  9. Dave Foster jr 3.5/10
  10. Peter Booker 2/8
  11. David Wrigley 1/1
  12. Phil Taylor 1/2
  13. Malcolm Reid 1/3
  14. Jeremy Handley 0.5/2
  15. Christine Moorcroft 0.5/3
  16. Derek Harris 0/1
  17. Stephen Rowley 0/3

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Club championship: February update

Posted by fellman01 on March 2, 2016

The state of play as at March 2nd is

Alex Ashworth 5/9

Mariana Mosnegutu 4.5/5

Peter Crichton 4/5

Derek Blair 4/7

Klauss Mosnegutu 3.5/5

Steve Larkin 3.5/5

Tim Wrigley 3.5/6

Dave Foster jr 3.5/9

Bruce Reed 2.5/7

Peter Booker 2/7

David Wrigley 1/1

Phil Taylor 1/2

Jeremy Handley and Christine Moorcroft 0.5/3

Derek Harris and Malcolm Reid 0/1

Stephen Rowley 0/3


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Tim v Alex

Posted by Tim W on February 10, 2016

This is a position from a Club Championship match played last night, Tue 9 Feb. Sadly, both of us missed the correct continuation.

Alex (black) played Rxa2 + , this is wrong, but how should Tim (white) respond ?

Tim v Alex 9 Feb 2016



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