Author Archives: Drag

Week 28 – Two Excellent Results

On Tuesday our 4th team all but secured promotion with a 5-0 win over Central 2. Mick & Maggie won very quickly v Jonathan Moore & Michael James. Derek should have lost a piece but Simon Parham missed his chance. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Week 28 – Two Excellent Results

Fourth Team’s Magnificent Seven

Our 4th team won their 7th match in a row, beating promotion rivals WN 3 4-1. They were without Mick ‘n’ Mags but were able to call upon Steve and Gary who won their games. Graham and Derek also won, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fourth Team’s Magnificent Seven

Nottingham Rapidplay 2020

The NRP was held at the high school as usual and, for the 5th year running, attracted just over 120 players. Considering that just a month ago we were not even sure it would go ahead, the fact it did … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Nottingham Rapidplay 2020

January 2020 Summary

Our 1st team won both their matches, v Gambit 2 & WN 1 to keep up their title challenge against Grantham 1 who lead by a point. Our 2nd team beat WN 1 to move above Mansfield and 3 points … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on January 2020 Summary

Robert Richmond 1956 – 2020

We start 2020 with the very sad news that Robert Richmond has died unexpectedly. Robert was an invaluable member of our chess community. He was our President 2010-13, Treasurer 2005-10, League Secretary 2007-09, Congress Director 2006-19, County Championship Controller 2008-19, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Robert Richmond 1956 – 2020

Christmas Lightning

John Swain (controller) reports: Twelve players participated in the traditional pre-Christmas Gambit Lightning, open to members and guests.  The format requires moves to be made every ten seconds – sometimes even every five seconds towards the end of a lengthy … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Christmas Lightning

Mixed Fortunes At Newark

Our 4th team beat Newark 3 3-2 to go two points clear at the top of division 4. John T & Mick H, both out graded, played solidy for draws with Richard Myers & Gary Bosworth. Derek had a solid … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mixed Fortunes At Newark

Double Win Over Ashfield

Our 1st team beat Ashfield 1 4.5 – 0.5. Mike B won an exchange and, after avoiding one or two potential tricks by Glenn Halfpenny, mated with a neat sequence of moves. Pete had the edge v Steve Burke and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Double Win Over Ashfield

Two 5 Nils

When was the last time a club had two 5-0 results in the same week? Unfortunately only one of them went our way. Our 4th team, whose aggregate age was about 275 years more than WN 4’s, were all in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two 5 Nils

Relentless Grantham Charge Towards Title

Grantham 1 beat their nearest rivals, a weakened Gambit 1, 3.5 – 1.5 to open up a gap at the top of the table with a perfect 6 wins out of 6. The match began badly when Drag misplayed the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Relentless Grantham Charge Towards Title