The Club Championship is a contest which Mike Ward runs for the club. This season there was a slightly different format and all the Bishops played each other, and all the Knights played each other. The final was to be between the two top players from each group. Martin easily topped the Knights and John Wilkinson topped the Bishops. Unfortunately John couldn’t attend the final week of the season so Mike Ward decreed that the next ranking Bishop should take John’s place. David Graham was that man. A coin was tossed, Martyn called tails and David chose to play with the white pieces and then pocketed the two-headed coin! (Only joking)
In a tense game of changing fortunes, with chances for both sides David’s passed pawn was strong enough to force a win.
Well done David.
A friendly game; though no quarter was given and white ended up in slight time trouble playing his 35th move as his clock fell or was it after? Black’s 35th move made any argument irrelevant.Black resigns
On the 27th of February when a small snow shower reduced attendance at the club to 5 players and Sharon, we decided to have an all play all mini tournament. Twenty minutes each.
Final result was as follows:
1.Vic McAndrew 3.5 out of 4.
2. David Graham 2.5 out of 4.
3. Steve Smith 2 out of 4
4= Nathanael Trethaway 1 out of 4
4= Simon Cooke 1 out of 4.