Thursday, 25 February 2010

Rugby " C" Results

Results of Tuesday 23/02/10 League Match - Away to Cov E
Board 1 - James - Lost
Board 2 - Roy - Win
Board 3 - Chris - Lost
board 4 - Joe - Draw

Fighting for the league title !

A good night for the first team on Tuesday!
There are/were 3 teams fighting for the Div 1 title Cov A, Nuneaton A and us. By beating Cov A 2.5 - 1.5 we put them out of the running and now we have a title decider against Nuneaton on March 16 at Nuneaton.

With 11 games played the points are
Nuneaton A 16
Rugby A 15
Cov A 14

So goal difference is irrelevant - we have to win, anything else and Nuneaton A win.

Well done on Tuesday to John - win v Dave Ireland, Jonathan win v Ed Goodwin, Nalin draw (after being on the back foot) v Bob Holmes. I lost again to Mark Page who is definitely my current nemesis, but I have to say he played well.

In the Div Cup Uni B are claiming the default but it doesn't make too much difference because again if we beat Uni A next week we win the Div cup award again.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Bob and a slightly younger version

Following one of the half term activities Bob took time out (well Chris forced him) to stand next to one of the exhibits in the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. The exhibition is there until 14 March and features some of the old chess clocks and sets from the club (and one from Nigel Malka), the silver salver, the original of the photo at the top of this blog, some photos and other memorabilia from the Russian trip and other items. Not just Bob but Martin also appear in slightly younger form.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Rugby " C" Results

Results of Tuesday 16/02/10 League Match - Nuneaton E

Board 1 James - Win
Board 2 Roy - Win
Board 3 Chris - Win
Board 4 Sue - Lost

Friday, 19 February 2010

Thank you

Many thanks to all the Rugby Chess Club players who have helped with the junior chess events this week. We kicked off on Monday with our very own champion of Warwickshire becoming a radio star (for which I will be eternally grateful that I did not have to do it on my own) thank you John. Then in the evening we had quite a few junior players at our Monday social night at the Railway club. Thanks for all your support with Bob away in London. The aim now is to get junior players along on a regular basis so please come along on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month 7:30-8:30pm to pass on your knowledge to the next generation. On Wednesday morning we attracted about 20 children with their adults in Rugby Museum. Then on Thursday we had the fun day in Rugby Library with about 34 children and almost as many adults playing chess throughout the day. Thanks to Chris for organising all of this and we hope you boys are ready for lots of new players to join Rugby Chess Club! Best wishes. Sue

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

First team February.

The first team seems to be doing exactly the same in he second half of the season as it did in the first half.
Lost to Uni A (thats why we kept quiet)
Struggled to a draw with Uni B
Beat Coventry B 2.5 - 1.5
Beat Nuneaton B 3 - 1 last night. Good wins for Nalin and Jonathan. Dominoes noise put off John (and probably most of us to be truthful) so he drew and I drew after blundering.
All these results mirror what we did in the first half so we hope that we can compete for the League title by winning our last 2 games .... fingers crossed

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

At last a win on Board 3 for Chris

A very nice opponent and a slow moving (for me) game but a really interesting one. We got so absorbed around move 32 that I failed to spot that we both had ignored a discovered check on my King. Although the audience was holding its breath at that stage. It was an unusually reflective game for me. Perhaps I should take more time on my games and the results might improve. Very happy to have had my first win for the C team in Board 3 position. Now you guys can tell me how I (or he) could have played better.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Rugby Chess Players on Local radio

Sue Sanders and John Naylor are interviewed on local radio - listen again on iPlayer. Available til 5:02pm Monday 22nd February 2010.

Nice listening (its in the second half of the programme if you are in a hurry). I know that Sue was nervous but she has a very nice radio voice. :-)

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Rugby does well at Warwickshire Championships 2010

Congratulations to John Naylor (Rugby A) who won the Warwickshire Open Chess Congress this weekend (played over 13-14 Feb at Knowle), and James Mendes (Rugby C) who took third place in the U125 section. Nalin and Jon Cox (also Rugby A) took part but did not take prizes this year. It would be interesting to see some of these games on here (hint).

Well done Rugby! Do we now have to call John 'The Champ'?

Monday, 8 February 2010

Rugby "C" Results

Results of Tuesday 2/02/10 League Match-Home to Cov.G

Board 1 James - Draw
Board 2 Roy - Win
Board 3 Joe - Lost
Board 4 Sue - Lost

Friday, 5 February 2010

A Lost Win

I was happy to get this draw, until Fritz mentioned I'd missed a win. I might have preferred blissful ignorance...

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Rugby"C" Results

Results of Tuesday 26/01/10 Match - Away to Cov. E

Board 1 James - Win
Board 2 Roy - Win
Board 3 Chris - Lost
Board 4 Joe -Lost