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2018-19 Lightning

Tom Adams beat Mike Barnes in the final round to win the pre-Christmas Lightning event (10 seconds on the buzzer) with 5.5 / 6 after beating Pete Mercs in round 5, dropping just 1/2 point to Florian Biermann in round … Continue reading

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2018-19 Half Season Summary

We’ve now completed our pre-Christmas fixtures and after last season’s successes things are proving more difficult this season, as expected. Our 1st team beat Grantham 2 4-1 to go 3rd in the table. There were wins from Tom & Mike … Continue reading

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2nd team end Mansfield’s title hopes

Our 2nd team gained an unlikely point against last season’s champions Mansfield. Graeme & Steve got excellent draws against Jon Tait & Jim Burnett. John S went a pawn up v Kev Simpson but was unable to convert it to … Continue reading

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Week 12 – Double Trouble

Our 1st team threw away a win against Ashfield 1. Unlike the Newark 1 match, where the subs gained 1.5 points, this time it was the two subs who failed to convert their advantages. Drag won a pawn in the … Continue reading

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2018-19 Nottinghamshire County Championship

Five Gambiteers took part in the Championship congress: Florian Biermann & Drag Sudar in the Open section; John Huthwaite in the U155; Graham Gibson & Ronnie Watson in the U125. The U15 & U12 championships took place on Sunday, not … Continue reading

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Weeks 10 and 11 – Gambit 1 – 4 Others

Not a great two weeks. Our 5th team was the only one to win as their 3-1 win over Central 3 took them to the top of division 5 with wins by Maggie, Ronnie and Ken, with only Mick losing. … Continue reading

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Week 9 – 2 draws

Gambit 4 drew with WB 2. John T, Graham & Derek drew with Dylan Meyer, Steve Wootton & Chris Budd. Mick H lost to Frank Hill. Maggie reached the Lucena position, where her king was on the 8th rank ahead … Continue reading

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Scarborough 2018

Mike Barnes came joint 2nd in the Open section with 4/5.

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Week 8 – 2 wins and a draw

On Monday our heavily out graded 3rd team had a fantastic 3 – 2 win over WB 1. Keith beat Tim Walker who is graded 53 points higher! Peter GM beat Will Atiomo after Will turned down a couple of … Continue reading

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Week 7 Summary

Just one week after our 3rd team was battered 5-0 by Newark 2 our 2nd team narrowly avoided the same fate against Newark 1 after Onos drew with Graham Ladds. Drag, John S, Mike N & Steve lost to Murray … Continue reading

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