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NCA – End of Season League Tables

Posted by Tim W on May 3, 2017

Division One

Team Name Played Wins Draws Losses Game Points Match Points
Forest Hall Admirals 10 8 1 1 32 17
Gosforth Empire 10 6 2 2 33 14
Tynemouth A 10 5 0 5 26.5 10
South Shields A 10 4 2 4 26.5 10
Durham City 10 4 2 4 25.5 10
Morpeth A 10 4 2 4 25.5 10
Leam Lane Aces 10 4 2 4 25.5 10
Tynedale Tans 10 4 2 4 23.5 10
Jesmond Knights 10 3 3 4 25 9
South Shields B 10 2 3 5 18 7
Gosforth Regents 10 1 1 8 14 3

Division Three

Team Name Played Wins Draws Losses Game Points Match Points
Tynedale Reivers 9 7 2 0 30.5 16
Tynemouth C 9 7 0 2 35.5 14
Gosforth E 9 4 3 2 24.5 11
Forest Hall Dragoons 9 3 3 3 22 9
Tynemouth D 9 3 3 3 21 9
Morpeth C 9 4 1 4 20 9
Forest Hall Ensigns 8 3 2 3 21 8
South Shields C 8 2 3 3 18 7
Forest Hall F 7 0 2 5 9.5 2
Alnwick B 9 0 1 8 13 1


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Tans v S Shields A

Posted by Tim W on April 28, 2017

The Tans produced a stunning end to the season. Heavily outgraded, they were 2-0 down, and staring defeat in the face. But, within 30 seconds the match was turned round, as David, Tim and Alex all won.

Particular congratulations to David, his opponent Joe Watson had not previously lost this season. Also congratultions to Alex, we wish him well in Lincoln, and hope to see him again soon.

Tans v S Shields A
Played at Corbridge Thu 27 Apr 2017
David Wrigley 1-0 Joe Watson
Tim Wrigley 1-0 Paul Bielby
Alex Ashworth 1-0 Ian Maughan
Derek Blair 0-1 Colin Campbell
Steve Larkin 0-1 Eddie Chestochowski


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Tans v Jesmond Knights

Posted by Tim W on March 24, 2017

Another close match. Neither side was at full strength, and maybe Tynedale were marginally stronger.

First to finish was Tim, who offered a draw after a torrid opening petered out. Maybe I should have persevered, but I was just glad to to get anything. Mariana seemed to have an awkward position with Chris’s Queen well placed on d6, and seemingly in control, but Chris couldn’t find a way through, and a draw was agreed. Peter was on the difficult end of a Bishop and 6(?) pawn endings, Liam had chances but a draw was agreed when he ran short of time. Gary once again carried the team, another fine win, and I believe a Rook sacrifice. David enjoyed his game, and gave John plenty to think about after a difficult opening. Sadly for the Tans, his loss meant the match was drawn.

Even though the Tans have 8 points from 9 matches, they are still not safe. The table shows 8 of the 11 teams all bunched together, with the title still up for grabs, and relegation undecided.

Tans v Jesmond Knights
Played at Corbridge Thu 23 Mar 2017
Mariana Mosnegutu ½-½ Chris Izod
Gary Murphy 1-0 Ed Dodds
David Wrigley 0-1 John Turnock
Tim Wrigley ½-½ David Walshaw
Peter Crichton ½-½ Liam Dobson

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Durham City v Tans

Posted by Tim W on March 9, 2017

The first division is very unpredictable, we have lost some matches we hoped to win, and this was one that on paper we might expect to lose. Three of our opponents are graded above 200, Szymon on board 4 is  179 and Robin is 155. So a glorious result for the Tans, and pride of place goes to Mariana, Gary & Peter.

Durham v Tynedale Tans
Played in Durham Tue 8 Mar 2017
Thomas Eggleston 0-1 Mariana Mosnegutu
Ken Neat 0-1 Gary Murphy
Ian Watson 1-0 David Wrigley
Szymon Palucha 1-0 Tim Wrigley
Robin Nandi 0-1 Peter Crichton

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Tans v Tynemouth A

Posted by Tim W on February 24, 2017


Tans v Tynemouth A
Played at Corbridge Thu 23 Feb 2017
Gary Murphy ½-½ Paul Dargan
David Wrigley 0-1 David Henderson
Tim Wrigley 0-1 Darren Laws
Alex Ashworth 0-1 John Clarke
Derek Blair 1-0 Default


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Gosforth Empire v Tans

Posted by Tim W on February 7, 2017

Thrashed. Not one of our better performances, with only Klauss having much to be proud of. He lost from a drawn position after going for a win. Fritz rated my game against Mike better than it felt over the board. An English / Kings Indian gave Mike lots of queen side pressure, and I eventually I wilted. Well played Gosforth.

Gosforth Empire v Tans
Played at Gosforth Empire Club Mon 6 Feb 2017
James Moreby 1-0 Klauss Mosnegutu
David Armbruster 1-0 Mariana Mosnegutu
Joe Dalton 1-0 David Wrigley
John Wheeler 1-0 Gary Murphy
Michael McBeth 1-0 Tim Wrigley

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Tans v S Shields B

Posted by Tim W on February 4, 2017


Tans v S Shields B
Played at Corbridge Thu 26 Jan 2017
David Wrigley 0-1 Brian Towers
Gary Murphy ½-½ Kevin Rowden
Tim Wrigley 0-1 Eddie Chestochowski
Peter Crichton 1-0 Chris Sayers
Bruce Reed ½-½ Asanga Gunasekrea


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Leam Lane v Tans

Posted by Tim W on January 11, 2017


Interesting match at Leam Lane last night. The Tans were at full strength and probably needed to be.

First to finish was Gary, leading from the front with a spectacular finish, kings on opposite sides of the board, and Gary blocking a dangerous pawn with his king on the queenside while attacking on the kingside (0-1). Next was Tim, who had much the worst of an English (why do I play this so badly in matches ?) , and was pleasantly suprised by Alan Young’s offer of a draw (½-1½). I understood more of Mariana’s game than is normal for me, usually she produces a win from nowhere (in my eyes), but this time a pretty king side attack yielded a new queen and with it the game (½-2½). David was also surprised when John Marsh offered a draw in an even position, and accepted the draw because now the match was won (1-3). This left the heavyweights David Walker & Klauss to give a demonstration of why they are so highly rated. Watching I thought Klauss was ahead, because of David weak 7th rank, then David sacrificed the exchange and seemed to be winning, but Klauss had seen he could win it back. Eventually it came done to King & 3 pawns each, with advantage to Klauss, but if there was a win he didn’t find it, which probably means there wasn’t one.

So a fine victory for Tans 1½-3½


Leam Lane Aces v Tans
Played at Leam Lane 10 Jan 2017
David Walker ½-½ Klauss Mosnegutu
Kirill Gara 0-1 Mariana Mosnegutu
John Marsh ½-½ David Wrigley
Jason Dalglish 0-1 Gary Murphy
Alan Young ½-½ Tim Wrigley


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Tans v Gosforth Regents

Posted by Tim W on December 7, 2016


A much tighter match than the scoreline suggest, and also a crucial win for the Tans.  Almost every game could have gone either way. The evening finished with a David lesson in how to play with increments. He played as if that 10 secs was plenty of time for each move,  and calmly turned a difficult position with R,B & N against Q & R into a win.

Tans v Gosforth Regents
Played at Riding Mill Tue 6 Dec 2016
Mariana Mosnegutu 1-0 Mike McBeth
David Wrigley 1-0 Paul Costello
Tim Wrigley ½-½ John France
Peter Crichton 1-0 Dave Stebbings
Derek Blair 0-1 Stefan Hartmann


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Tans v Forest Hall A

Posted by Tim W on November 17, 2016



Forest Hall A v Tans
Played at Forest Hall Fri 11 Nov 2016
Tim Wall 0-1 Kauss Mosnegutu
Zheming Zhang 1-0 Mariana Mosnegutu
Martin Seeber ½-½ Tim Wrigley
Ravi Wariyar ½-½ Peter Crichton
Mark Younger 1-0 Derek Blair


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