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Tans v Forest Hall C

Posted by Tim W on January 18, 2019

The NCA Second division is a competitive league, both teams put out strong teams, and this was a hard fought match.
Briefly, Derek lost a rook, a mistake with little time left on the clock, defending against a marching passed pawn.
My (Tim’s) opponent resigned in a position with chances for both sides. It seemed premature, but he was about to lose the exchange, and I think he just didn’t know what to do. He could have tried to exploit an open file and an exposed king, and then play for either a win or a perpetual check.
James won, his pawn ending technique proving better than his young opponent.
Ian surprised me a little, he accepted a draw, and from 4 boards away I thought he had chances in a Bishop(same colour)& Pawns ending.
Peter also surprised me, I thought he was losing, but suddenly appeared with a win. Not sure what happened.
So a good win, 3½-1½, and some rather odd games.

Match Played at Corbridge Thu 17 Jan 2019
Tans Forest Hall C
Drek Harris 0-1 Stuart Skelsey
Tim Wrigley 1-0 John Wall Jnr
James Ross 1-0 Ciaran Mcdonald
Ian Mackay ½-½ Paul Charlton
Peter Crichton 1-0 John Wall Snr


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Gosforth Ivy v Tans

Posted by Tim W on December 4, 2018

Another hard match, but this time lady luck was smiling on us. Tim was completely outplayed by John Wheeler, but John made one mistake, and lost a bishop and the game. Elsewhere James was short of time, and accepted a draw when offered by Dave Stebbings. Ian was lucky to escape with a draw after misplaying a 2R v R&B ending. So, lucky point for the Tans.

Match Played at Gosforth Mon 3 Dec 2018
Gosforth Ivy Tans
John Wheeler 0-1 Tim Wrigley
Dave Stebbings ½-½ James Ross
Paul Costello ½-½ Ian Mackay
Bob Heyman ½-½ Peter Crichton
Ted Jarah 1-0 Dave Humphreys

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Tans v Tynemouth B

Posted by Tim W on November 23, 2018


Match Played at Corbridge Tues 22 Nov 2018
Tans Tynemouth B
Tim Wrigley 1-0 Keith Rockett
Peter Crichton 0-1 Paul Edwards
Steve Larkin 0-1 Steve Burnell
Bruce Reed 0-1 Dave Hair
Dave Humphreys 1-0 Ray Garside

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Tans v Jesmond Knights

Posted by Tim W on April 13, 2018

The last match of the season and another fine performance from the Tans, but once again no match points. Outgraded by an average of 39 points, the Tans lost 1½-3½, but it was very even, and although the match score was probably fair, it could easily have been better for the Tans . All fought well and hard, but particular congratulations to David, who was disappointed to only draw with Merim Bilalic, a fide master graded 2267 (about ECF 210).

Thanks also, to Bruce (outgraded 157-111)  for a for a fine fighting display against John Turnock, very even right to the end, when John forced a rook’s pawn through. Finally many thanks to all who have turned out for the Tans this year.

Tans v Jesmond Knights
Played at Corbridge Thu 12 Apr 2018
David Wrigley ½½ Merim Bilalic
Tim Wrigley ½½ Chris Izod
Peter Crichton 0-1 Ed Dodds
Ian Mackay ½½ Andy Trevelyan
Bruce Reed 0-1 John Turnock


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Gosforth Empire v Tans

Posted by Tim W on February 20, 2018

Heavily outgraded, the Tans went down to a 4-1 defeat. All our opponent were graded above 170, with the top three boards over 200. But all games were well contested, no-one was embarrassed, and Peter & Gary picked up excellent draws.

Gosforth Empire v Tans
Played at Gosforth Empire Club  Mon 19 Feb 2018
Joe Dalton ½-½ Gary Murphy
Andy Lawson 1-0 David Wrigley
James Moreby 1-0 Tim Wrigley
Mick Riding ½-½ Peter Crichton
Michael McBeth 1-0 Ian Mackay


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Gosforth Salters v Tans

Posted by Tim W on December 19, 2017

An entertaining match, once again the Tans were outgraded. With the score 1-1, from draws for Gary and Ian, Tim produced a swindle that almost won his game, and  the match score looks promising (1½-1½). But then David lost from a good position, and it was left to Derek to rescue  a draw.  On paper this looks a good result, but it could easily have been worse (or better). Best results of the night Derek and Gary.

Gosforth Salters v Tans
Played at Gosforth Empire Club Mon 18 Dec 2017
Taka Chipanga ½-½ Gary Murphy
Mike McBeth 1-0 David Wrigley
Stefan Hartmann ½-½ Tim Wrigley
Paul Sumner 0-1 Derek Harris
Geoff Harrison ½-½ Ian Mackay


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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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