Club Championship

Our club championship took place over two evenings this month. Six 20m+5s games with two trophies up for grabs; the main cup for the overall winner and the ‘patzer’ trophy for the best under 1700 graded player. 18 players turned out over the two evenings and much thanks to Phil for organising us and Peter …

Match Report: MKO Grendel vs Horfield (3 May): It ends with a whimper not a bang

We expected to be outgraded at the top of the board order and have the advantage lower down; the hope was we’d win enough in the bottom half to take the match. This was not how it turned out. First to finish, after only 40 minutes or so, was board 3. Aimee lost a pawn …

Match Report: Horfield vs Downend (26 April): Not going to Wembley this year

Ah, the Big Cup. Downend, as they always are, were very strong all the way down the boards, but the absence of Stephen give us some hope. The team sheets suggested we’d need to score our points in the top half of the draw and hope to get something from boards 5-8. First to finish …

Match Report: Bath A vs Horfield A (6 April): A win to finish the season.

Wet in Bath last night (I know, I know). Board 2 finished early. Derek, after the delight of dentistry in the afternoon, got the wrong side of Steve’s very sharp pet line. The pressure of the position and white playing his first 19 moves instantly told and a blunder on move 20 made the position untenable, although …