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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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Weeks 27 & 28 – Gambit 4 are down

Our 4th team lost to leaders Grantham 3 3.5 1.5 so are now bottom of div 3 on 6 points, three points adrift of 5th placed Central 1. It was always going to be a difficult season after getting promoted … Continue reading

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Steve Bak

Ashfield’s Steve Bak sadly died suddenly earlier this month. He will be a huge loss to Ashfield cc and our condolences go to all his friends at the club.

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League Weeks 25 & 26

Our 5th team beat a very weak Uni 3 by 3.5 – 0.5 to go 3 points clear in division 5 and now look firm favourites for promotion. There were wins by Mick H, Ronnie & Ken while Maggie drew. … Continue reading

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League Weeks 23 & 24

Gambit 5 were the only winners, beating EMCA 2 3-1 to go top of division 5 by two points. Mick H & Maggie won while Ronnie & Ken drew. A heavily out graded Gambit 4 gained a really good draw … Continue reading

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League Weeks 21 & 22

Two wins, two defeats and a draw. Our 2nd team beat Grantham 2 4.5 – 0.5. There were two k-side mating attacks by John S & Drag over Chris Holt & Ben Mason. Steve and Onos outplayed Chris Hill & … Continue reading

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30th Annual Nottingham Rapidplay

8 of us entered the Rapidplay on Sunday and two of us won shares of grading prizes. Florian was the star performer in the Open section, winning a third share of the U185 grading prize with 4 points from his … Continue reading

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League Weeks 18 & 19

Our 1st team edged out the 2nd team in the return fixture, after making a tactical adjustment to their board order. On board 1, Tom escaped with a draw after Drag won an exchange. On 2, Pete M drew with … Continue reading

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