Wednesday, 27 October 2010

D Team does well ...

The D Team did well, with no losses. Jim won as Board 1, Chris won by default in Board 2 from a no show (she did some homework instead), Joe had a good draw on Board 3 and Rhys won his first ever match as Board 4.

I've noted this below. It was his longest ever match he says and although he was chewing his pen a time or two I think he did better than I would have. To prove it I played Gordon immediately afterwards and he thrashed me convincingly. A good win by the D team against a strong side.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Cov League results

In the C team match Nigel Malka drew, Paul Hardstaff won and Malcolm Harding won ! Default on bottom due to late withdrawal.

So the C team won 2.5 - 1.5

In the A team match we lost to University B 1.5 - 2.5

Bob Wildig won, Jonathan Cox lost (trying too hard Jonathan !) Simon Turner drew, Olushola Borisade lost.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Div 3 Leamington League result.

The Rugby team made the long trip down to Chipping Camden on Monday (11th Oct). We lost the match despite strong games on all 3 boards. However the venue was quaint - a cottage belonging to the local church. The hosts were also hospitable; pouring us a cup of tea at the start of play. I like that!

A. Grimes 0.5 vs Roy Talbot 0.5
W. Langley 1 vs Jim MacDonald 0
W. Nash 1 vs Joe Oswell 0

Chipping Camden won 2.5 to 0.5

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Div 2 result

The result between our 2 division 2 sides was as below :

Board 1. Jonathan Cox 0.5 - Nalin Kadodwala 0.5
Board 2. Simon Turner 1 Nigel Malka 0
Board 3. John Hall 1 Darius 0
Board 4. Josh Stehr 1 Andrew Turk 0

So the B team beat the C team 2.5 - 1.5

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

First CDCL outing for Rugby Team D ...

A triumph for new player Olushola Borusade (who won as Board 2), and a good night for Roy Talbot who drew (on Board 1). Not so pretty for Joe and Chris who both lost. Chris's loss is shown below. Advice on where she went wrong and how to avoid in future would be appreciated. It started so well ...

Monday, 4 October 2010

You can order pics from Rugby Advertiser ...

... including the group pics and various others that they did not use in spread.

group pic that they used on the inside page

group picture which they stuck on the back (Nalin suffers from an optical illusion here. He looks much taller in the other shots :-)).

How to find the others? Try this link (which takes you to the Search, put in 'chess Sep23' - without the quotes, to view our set). Worth doing as there are others there which show some chess in action and some nice individual shots.

If you _really_ like any you can order T-shirts and mugs for Christmas. For those who did not make it to the official photo shoot, the opportunity for online immortality is not lost. I plan on doing some player profiles for the new season, starting with some of those not pictured here. You have been warned ...

Friday, 1 October 2010

Div3 Leamington League match result

Rugby hosted the match vs Leamington C on Monday night (27 Sep):

Simon Turner 0.5 vs Jason Madden 0.5
Jon Hall 1 vs Guy Greenland 0
Joe Oswell 0 vs Peter Leggit 1

Match drawn: 1.5 to 1.5. A solid start to the season with a win & a draw in the first 2 ties - well done!