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Sale Raises £380 For Charity

A sale of the late Steve Foster’s chess books and CDs has raised £380. £190 has been donated to Headway Nottingham and £190 has been donated to Maggie’s Nottingham. Many thanks to everyone who made a donation by buying a … Continue reading

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Council Increases Parking Charge

The council has increased the charge for parking on Mansfield Road to £1 per hour until 10pm (previously 8pm). Parking on North Sherwood Street might still be free (tbc).

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Rapidplay Championships 2018-19

Congratulations to Florian Biermann who has won the third Gambit Rapidplay Championship. The previous two championships (2016-17 & 2-17-18) had been won by Mike Barnes. It is a 5 round graded Swiss, controlled this season by John Swain, which takes … Continue reading

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3rd Team Return To Division 3

Our 3rd team were relying on West Bridgford 1 to take at a least a point off Newark 2 in the final match of the season to stay up at Newark’s expense. Rather disappointingly for such an important match WB … Continue reading

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Gambit Club Championship – Week 2 (Rounds 4 & 5)

Report by Club Championship Controller John Swain Drag Sudar (163) defeated  FIDE Master and eight times Gambit Champion Michael Barnes (200) in round 4 to take sole lead with 3.5 points.  Champion in 2018 Pete Mercs (184) emerged victorious against … Continue reading

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2018-19 Club Championship Week 1

Our club championship is held at the end of each season over two weeks with 3 rounds in the first week and 2 rounds in the second week, controlled this year by experienced arbiter John Swain. The time each player … Continue reading

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2018-19 Individual Performances

With the season almost over we are still waiting for some results. Gambit 1 will finish 2nd or 3rd in div 1 depending on the result of Mansfield v Newark 1.Gambit 2 have finished 6th and will stay up in … Continue reading

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2nd Team Stay Up

Our 2nd team have finished 6th in division 1 with one match to go after Ashfield 1 lost 3-2 to Newark 1 in a match they needed to draw to go above us. Gambit 2 are now guaranteed to finish … Continue reading

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2019 Nottingham Congress

The congress took place at the high school again and had a turnout of 164. More of this later. The playing venue is very pleasant and this year the controllers tried out the Swiss Manager pairing system for the first … Continue reading

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1st team gives 2nd team a boost

Our first team scored an impressive 4.5 0.5 win at Ashfield 1 to boost the 2nd team’s chances of staying up. Tom won a pawn and the subsequent rook and pawns ending v John Molyneux. John S won a piece … Continue reading

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