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results and reports from the… northumberland league summer KO!

Summer KO round-up

Posted by fellman01 on June 22, 2013

Tynedale’s involvement in the Summer Knockout competition has come to an abrupt end.
Having despatched Leam Lane in round 1, Tynedale A went down 4-0 to Newcastle in the second round.
Tynedale B lost to Morpeth B in round 1, and then, sadly, defaulted on their Plate quarter-final match against Forest Hall.

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Summer KO @ Morpeth

Posted by fellman01 on May 30, 2013

Silver-plated performance by Tynedale
A Tynedale B team travelled to Morpeth on May 29th for the first round of the Summer Knockout tournament. We were drawn against Morpeth B, with the following line-up:
1. John Horton (147) v Dave Foster sr (117)
2. Geoff Loxham (142) v Steve Larkin (107)
3. Alan Walsh (139) v Christine Moorcroft (100)
4. Dennis Patterson (126) v Damian Rudge (68)
Morpeth are past masters in the art of maximising the strength of their teams in this competition by staying just under the maximum grading total allowed for the various categories. Thus their total grading of 554 kept them in the intermediate category with just six points to spare. By contrast, our team was 12 points over the maximum limit to qualify as a novice team. The upshot of this was that we gained just 1.5 handicap points and so needed another 1.5 points from the match to win.
Our advantage was all but cancelled out from the start when Christine, under the mistaken impression that the match was being played at Morpeth Golf Club, failed to show up. 1 – 1.5
However, Dave put us back on course with an assured victory over John. Sacrificing a pawn for development early on, he pressured John, doubling his rooks to great effect against John’s weak pawn structure and exposed king, and forcing resignation in fine style. 1 – 2.5
By contrast, Steve was utterly outplayed by Geoff from the moment he went knight for pawn down on move 16. Thereafter Geoff controlled the board in masterly fashion, denying Steve’s queen any active square and steadily building up to a decisive central break-through. 2 – 2.5
Which left Damian, who was playing out of his socks to hold his opponent. Indeed, for much of the game it was Damian who was applying the pressure. Eventually, and with time running out, a miscalculation by Damian led to the loss of a bishop, and though he kept his queen hyperactive, the issue was not in doubt. He lost on time, but the position on the board was also lost. Even so, this was a game he could be proud of, as was Dave’s on board one.
So the match was lost by the narrrowest of margins, 3-2.5, and Tynedale B head for the Plate competition, though they had certainly “medalled” on boards 1 and 4.

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Plate quarter-final draw

Posted by fellman01 on June 23, 2012

In the summer KO, the Tans have been drawn at home to guess who? Yes, the Reivers of course. Results have to be in to the organizer by July 14th, so start sharpening your knives!

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Tynedale Tans v Tynemouth Trojans – 29 May

Posted by Tim W on June 22, 2012

The Tans played a strong Tynemouth team in the first round of the Summer knockout and lost 3-3½. Pride of place goes to Bruce who gained a fine draw aginst John Clarke. The final score does not reflect the good games, and we wish Tynemouth well in the second round.

1 Tim Wrigley 145 0-1 199 Paul Dargan
2 Dave Foster Snr 131 0-1 171 Mick Riding
3 Bruce Reed 123 ½-½ 155 John Clarke
4 Peter Booker 66 0-1 146 Chris Smith
Total Grade 465 671
Handicap Pts 2½-0
Total Score 3-3½

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Tynedale Reivers (0) 2.5 – 4 (4) Jesmond Knights

Posted by loaf86 on June 13, 2012

The Reivers were routed by a terrifically strong Jesmond Knights team in the summer KO last night, so joined the Tans in qualifying for the Plate! Good performances all round though – report from cap’n Derek to follow.

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