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Week 11. 4.5 – 0.5 & 0.5 – 4.5

Our 4th team beat Central 2 4.5 – 0.5. John T won comfortably against Lucasz Kacprzak. Derek’s pressure eventually told with his d pawn breaking through Mick Frings’ defence. Graham’s solid game caused Simon Parham to drop a piece. Maggie … Continue reading

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Week 10 Summary

A win and two draws this week. Our 1st team beat Newark 1 4-1. There were good wins by Mike B & John S over Murray Smith & Andy George. The other 3 games were affected by players getting themselves … Continue reading

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4th Team Promotion Hopes Boosted

Our 4th team beat division 4 leaders WN 3 3.5 – 1.5 to move up 4 places to 2nd, one point behind WN 3. John T had a solid draw with Rob Willoughby. Derek touched a bishop and had to … Continue reading

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Scarborough 2019

Three Gambiteers went up to Scarborough for the congress. As forecast, it rained incessantly from Friday pm until Saturday lunch and getting to the venue down the narrowed path from the foot bridge involved wading through a large puddle. The … Continue reading

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1st Team Dent Mansfield’s Title Hopes

Our 1st team had an important win this week over title rivals Mansfield to go top of the league. Florian continued his good form from the NCC last weekend by comfortably beating Janos Wagenbach. Graeme created 2 queen side passed … Continue reading

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Shocks Galore At The NCC

The Nottinghamshire County Championships were held this weekend at the High School, ably run as always by Robert Richmond who deserves a lot of credit for his unassuming hard work organising our 3 local events. The Minor Section featured two … Continue reading

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5 Points From 3 Matches v Uni

3 of our teams faced Uni teams recently, winning two matches and drawing the other. Our 1st team scraped past Uni 1 3-2. There was a well played win by Mike N v Jonathan Finn and John S continued his … Continue reading

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RB’s Clean Sweep Over Gambit

Radcliffe & Bingham completed a clean sweep over Gambit last week as their 2nd team thrashed our 4th team 4.5 – 0.5. Derek prevented a 5-0 scoreline with a solid but uneventful draw against Mike Nailard. John T lost a … Continue reading

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4NCL South Normanton

Three Gambiteers entered the Fide Rated congress this weekend. In the Open Section, Mike Barnes won his 1st game and drew the other 4 to finish on 3 points, just outside the prize money. WN’s Jonah Willow finished joint 3rd … Continue reading

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Double Trouble v Radcliffe & Bingham

Our 3rd and 5th teams suffered defeats to RB 1 & 3 this week. Our 3rd team was at home to RB 1. Gary’s loss to Mike Nailard was cancelled out by Peter GM’s win over Nick London. John H … Continue reading

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