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Absence Makes The 4th Team Stronger

It’s usually very easy to put a team together at the start of the season with lots of players still eligible, but this definitely wasn’t the case for our 4th team’s 1st match yesterday. On the day before the match, … Continue reading

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Darnall & Handsworth RP 2019 and UK Open Blitz 2019

5 Gambiteers entered the Darnall Rapidplay on 31 Aug. Pete Mercs managed just 2/6 in the open in which Mansfield’s Jim Burnett came joint 1st on 4.5 points. Drag Sudar and Oliver Graham came joint 4th with 4/6 with 3 … Continue reading

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Gambit Time Handicap 3 September 2019

Report by John Swain Sixteen players participated in the traditional curtain-raiser for the new season, the Time Handicap.  It was great to see several new members and guests amongst the competitors.  With less than ten points between grades, the players … Continue reading

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GAMFIELD 2019

The second annual Gambit v Ashfield Summer Fun Challenge took place this week. Due to work and other commitments Ashfield were without some of their higher graded players which left us much stronger on paper, especially when Tom arrived unexpectedly. … Continue reading

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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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