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North v South

Posted by fellman01 on September 6, 2020

An historic match between North and South was organised on chess.com by the ECF on September 5th 2020. It was the first time such a match had been played since 1893 and 1894, with the South winning on both occasions.

This time it was a 106 board affair, and Tynedale had 4 players taking part. Gary Murphy, on board 15, drew. Steve Larkin, on board 71, won. Jonny Kearney, on board 98, lost. And John Morgan, on board 101, won by default. Overall, the North emerged the winners by 61 to 45.

A great experience. Let’s hope it becomes an annual fixture.

(Thanks Steve – A Full Report is available on the ECF Website at North v South – Tim W)

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Summer KO (cont)

Posted by Tim W on August 17, 2020

In the Plate competition we were given a bye, and then drawn against Jesmond Knights. A remarkable win against Jesmond leaves us in the final.

NCA Summer KO Plate Semi Final- played online Aug 2020
Tynedale Jesmond Knights
Name Result Name
Jonny Kearney 0-1 Malola Prasath
Steve Larkin ½-½ Chris Izod
David Scott 0-1 Liam Dobson
John Morgan 1-0(defaulted) Sophie Atkinson
Match Score 1½-2½
Handicap Score 3½-0
Match Result 5-2½

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NCA Summer Handicap KO

Posted by Tim W on June 12, 2020

Tynedale were drawn against Forest Hall A team, and this was always going to be a tough match. As a spectator I enjoyed watching the games online, and we wish Forest Hall well in the rest of the competition.
Tynedale will now enter the plate, a competiton for first round losers.

NCA Summer KO – Played online Fri 12 Jun 2020
Forest Hall Alekhines Tynedale
Tim Wall 1-0 Jonny Kearney
Zheming Zhang 1-0 Steve Larkin
Caveh Madjdpour 1-0 David Scott
Kirill Gara 1-0 John Morgan
Match Score 4-0
Handicap Score 0-3½
Match Result 4-3½

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Online Match

Posted by Tim W on April 9, 2020

Match Played Online Thu 9 Apr 2020
Monarchs Reivers
Tim Wrigley 1-0 Ian Mackay
Dave Wrigley 1-0 Peter Crichton
Derek Harris 1-0 Steve Larkin
Dave Humphreys 1-0 Dave Foster Snr
Jonny Kearney 1-0 Dave Foster Jnr
Tim Barmby 1-0 John Morgan
David Scott 1-0 Andy Gessey

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Coronavirus update: Club nights suspended

Posted by Tim W on March 20, 2020

We have decided to suspend Thursday club nights until further notice.

We play online at chess.com and lichess.org, but mostly lichess.org

Our lichess club is https://lichess.org/team/tynedale-chess-club

For reference our chess.com club is http://www.chess.com/club/tynedale-chess-club-1 , but as I say not used much

There has been some confusion about the chess.com club name, though hopefully that has now been sorted.

Within chess.com the club is called “tynedale-chess-club”

This corresponds directly to the link above.

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Tans v Forest Hall D

Posted by Tim W on March 12, 2020

This was a tough match. Forest Hall D’s matches have been close and this was no exception. Jonny & Dave lost relatively quickly, Derek won, comfortably (?) and David swindled Stuart Skelsey, which left Tim with a lost ending and probably a lost match. Help. However when all is lost, you can play risky moves, and I managed first to activate two knights, giving my opponent a lot of forks to think about, and then the game ended in a draw by perpetual, each side having about about 10 secs left on the clock.
Particular thanks to David who has won all five of the matches he has played for the Tans.

Match Played at Corbridge Parish Hall – Thu 12 Mar 2020
Tans Forest Hall D
David Wrigley 1-0 Stuart Skelsey
Tim Wrigley ½-½ Ciaran McDonald
Derek Harris 1-0 Morgan French
Dave Humphreys 0-1 Weiming Xu
Jonny Kearney 0-1 Ian Rook

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Frairs v Monarchs

Posted by Tim W on March 11, 2020

Dave’s Comments – taken from an email :

As last night’s match brought the Monarchs’ season to a close, I’d would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for last nights sterling effort! To recap,

Tim held Roy to a draw. No mean feat for someone rated over 180. Brilliant stuff!

My thanks to Derek for stepping into the breach for us at short notice. Its been a season of postponements due to illness and lack of availability and your efforts on our behalf were much appreciated.

And Jonny? Following on from your win over John Lydon last week, another win against a stronger opponent! That should have an effect on your grading for the coming season. Well done!

As things stand now, the Monarchs have won 3 matches and lost 1. The only team that can catch us is the Reivers, who have 2 games in hand against the Friars. If they win both, then they share the title with us. If not, the Monarchs will be outright winners for the second year running!! So I’m delighted with that!!

Match Played at Stone Inn – Hayton Tue 10 Mar 2020
Friars Monarchs
Roy Ellames 0 2-2 2 Tim Wrigley
Bill Burgess 4 0-4 3 Derek Harris
John Lydon 5 0-4 5 Dave Humphreys
Bill Hardwick 5 0-4 6 Jonny Kearney
14 2-14 16

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Monarchs v Friars

Posted by Tim W on March 6, 2020

Match Played at Corbridge Thu 5 Mar 2020
Monarchs Friars
Tim Wrigley 2 0-4 0 Roy Ellames
Dave Humphreys 5 4-0 4 Bill Burgess
Jonny Kearney 6 4-0 5 John Lydon
Tim Barmby 8 0-4 5 Dave Willey
21 8-8 14

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Newcastle Uni v Tans

Posted by Tim W on February 29, 2020

By far the most interesting game of the evening was Derek’s game against
Shawn Edgar Miranda. Particularly the ending, a tense Q,R and 3/4 pawns
which saw mate threats for both sides, Q & R face-offs where both sides looked
vulnerable. It seemed hard to me just watching, but I was not aware of any
mistakes made by either side. The game finished when Derek forced a perpetual
check. I think he had to in order to avoid a mate behind his own pawns on the h

Match Played at the University Fri 28 Feb 2020
Newcastle University Tans
Hanif Zaman 0-1 David Wrigley
Mez Benmaamar ½-½ Tim Wrigley
Shawn Edgar Miranda ½-½ Derek Harris
Abdulrahman Jalili 1-0 Steve Larkin
Mohammed Alsharif 0-1 Dave Humphreys

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Tans v S Shields B

Posted by Tim W on February 14, 2020

What a strange evening. As I opened the front door of the Parish Hall, the alarm went off.
Absolutely deafening, but nobody in Corbridge seemed too concerned.
After a few phone calls, the caretaker arrived and turned the alarm off, but not before I had
had gone into panic mode.
Many thanks to Tim Barmby & John Morgan who both played at short notice.

Match Played in Corbridge Parish Hall Thu 13 Feb 2020
Tans S Shields B
Tim Wrigley 0-1 Brian Towers
Peter Crichton 1-0 Kevin Rowden
Dave Humphreys 0-1 Dave Campbell
Tim Barmby 0-1 Lewis Self
John Morgan 0-1 Eddie Czestochowski

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