One night, two matches, one point

One night, two matches, one point. We played two matches on Tuesday, the Bs at home to the might of Clifton B and the Ds in Henleaze against Grendel. Like flâneurs of old I played a few friendly games at the club, strolled around the boards of the B team match, then graced the Eastfield Inn …

Dispiriting night at the Cross Hands

Dave Tipper (144)10Mike Levene (169)Aron Saunders (153)10Nigel Pollett (143)Simon Williams (150?)10Tom Homes (142)Jack Tye (144)10Pete Marks (131)James Hennefield (141)0.50.5Mike Jennings (104)Elmira Walker (116)10Kana Balasubramaniam (73)Downend C5.50.5Horfield C I didn’t expect the thumping we got and I don’t think the play on the boards felt like 5.5-0.5 but that is what the scorecard says and in …

Horfield D beaten by Yate A

1Andy Penn (155)0.50.5Pete Marks (131)2Andy Hewitt (132)0.50.5Piotr Zielinski (109)3Jeremy Gardner (127)01Prakash Chatterjee (124)4Ben Mumford (115)10Alex Dunn (111)5Pete McAfee (112)10Graham Strickland (101)6Dave Clarke (104)10Siobhan Campbell (20)Yate A42Horfield D A dry night in Yate. As ever we were out-graded on all the boards. I found myself under immediate pressure out of a Nimzo (and realised my knowledge …

Horfield A too strong for Clevedon A

Peter Chaplin (185)0.50.5Derek Pugh (193)Paul Spiller (160)0.50.5Mike Harris (184)David Painter-Kooiman (176)0.50.5Dominic Tunks (179)Dave Peters (146)0.50.5Mike Levene (169)Andy Bellingham (158)01Phil Nendick (168)Leonid Chindelevitch (UNG)01Rob Attar (160)Clevedon A24Horfield A A good win for the A team. Clevedon is never an easy place to get a win and after losing the home fixture before Christmas it was good …

Quite the week

TUESDAYNigel Pollett (143)01Alex Belsley (UNG c.180)Tom Holmes (142)01Daniel Savidge (194)Piotr Zielinski (109)0.50.5Ian Gallagher (191)Prakash Chatterjee (124)01Alice Lampard (174)Mike Jennings (104)01Dan Varney (175)Kana Balasubramaniam (73)01Andrew Porter (130)Horfield C0.55.5University AWEDNESDAYDavid Buckley (216)10Matais Candelario (187)Roy Philips (200)10Paul Helbig (183)Ardu Cayonlu (167)10John Richards (165)Clive Walley (166)0.50.5Nigel Pollett (143)Andrew Gregory (155)10DefaultChristian Brown (150)10DefaultBath A5.50.5Horfield BTHURSDAYJon Gould (139)10Pete Marks (131)Richard Millener …

A team draw with Grendel A

Derek Pugh (193)0.50.5Alistair Gilbert (181)Matias Candelario (187)01Jerry Humphreys (183)Mike Harris (184)10Patrick Flexman (135)Paul Helbig (183)10Ben Radford (134)Dominic Tunks (179)01Will Robinson (129)Philip Nendick (168)0.50.5Roger Hardy (129)Horfield A33Grendel A Grendel performed well to hold our A team to a draw despite being out-graded significantly on boards 3-6.

D team draw with Downend E

Tom Holmes (142)0.50.5Richard Livermore (127)Piotr Zielinski (109)01Bilal Ahmed (125)Graham Strickland (101)0.50.5Grant Daly (122)Johnny Zeng (90)01Richard Palmer (120)Kana Balasubramaniam (73)10John Paines (99)Siobhan Campbell (20)10Billy Holland (88)Horfield D33Downend E As is the norm this season we were heavily outgraded; Downend had brought a strong team and I wasn’t hopeful we would get much from the match. As …

It’s true, C Team win another one!

Mike Townsend (153)10Nigel Pollett (143)Linda Smith (151)01Tom Homes (142)Justin Yau (126)01Pete Marks (131)Jim Nichols (125)0.50.5Prakash Chatterjee (124)Mike Minshall (115)01Mike Jennings (104)Chris Smith (111)0.50.5Alex Dunn (111)Thornbury24Horfield C After our win last time out against Downend D we expected a tougher challenge from highly placed Thornbury. Pleasingly their team wasn’t the strongest they can put out so …

And now the D team win one too!

Pete Marks (131)01Oli Clarke (146)Piotr Zielinski (109)10Chris Kaye (119)Mike Jennings (104)0.50.5Daniel Owusu (110)Graham Strickland (101)10Asha Jina (127)Johnny Zeng (90)01Carmel Barwick (122)Kana Balasubramaniam (73)10Sebastian Skalski (105)Horfield D3.52.5University B The University team outgraded us by a wide margin, an average of over 20 per board but we secured our first match win since September. This is how …