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Jeremy Handley memorial trophy

Posted by fellman01 on September 21, 2017

The second staging of this event was held at Morpeth on Wednesday September 20th. Tynedale could muster only six players (as against 13 last year!), so the line-up was:

  1. Mike Smyth (182) v David Wrigley (159)
  2. James Turner (163) v Tim Wrigley (151)
  3. Bob Mitcheson (152) v Peter Crichton (143)
  4. George Ellames (151) v Steve Larkin (116)
  5. Geoff Loxham (140) v Dave Humphreys (82)
  6. Paul Richards (134) v Damian Rudge (51)

Not surprisingly given the grading differences between the two sides, Morpeth ran out comfortable winners by 5-1. However, most of the games were closely contested, and it was only in the final twenty minutes or later that boards 1, 2 and 5 were decided. Special mention must be made of Peter, who spared us the embarrassment of a whitewash, and Dave who, despite going the exchange down on move 18, made his opponent work very hard for his victory.

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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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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
3-2

 

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Two Matches in Corbridge

Posted by Tim W on April 7, 2017

Two matches played in Corbridge last night, both were drawn 2-2, but lost on handicap.

Played at Corbridge Thu 6 Apr 2017
Angels h/c res res h/c Austins
Tim Wrigley 2 2 2 2 George Glover
Alex Ashworth 3 2 2 5 Bill Burgess
Steve Larkin 4 4 0 5 Bill Hardwick
Peter Booker 6 0 4 6 John Lydon
15 8 8 18
23 26

 

Played at Corbridge Thu 6 Apr 2017
Monarchs h/c res res h/c Friars
Gary Murphy 1 4 0 4 Alan Hiatt
Derek Blair 4 0 4 4 Camus Millar
Malcolm Reid 5 0 4 6 Drew Millar
Bruce Reed 5 4 0 8 Mike Hodgkinson
15 8 8 22
23 30

 

 

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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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Friars v Monarchs

Posted by Tim W on March 29, 2017

 

Played at The Stone Inn, Hayton Tue 28 Mar 2017
Friars H/c res res H/c Monarchs
Alan Hiatt 4 0 4 3 Peter Crichton
Mike Byrne 4 4 0 4 Derek Blair
Drew Millar 6 4 0 5 Bruce Reed
Mike Hodgkinson 8 4 0 8 Dave Humphreys
22 12 4 20
34 24

 

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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
2½-2½

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Austins v Angels

Posted by Tim W on March 22, 2017

Played at The Stone Inn, Hayton – Tue 21 Mar 2017
Angels H/c Res Res H/c Austins
George Glover 2 2 2 2 Tim Wrigley
Bill Hardwick 5 0 4 3 Derek Harris
Bill Burgess 5 4 0 4 Alex Ashworth
John Lydon 6 4 0 4 Steve Larkin
18 10 6 12
28 18

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