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Club Championship 2021-22

There was a smaller entry than usual this year of just 10 players due to several factors including the EFL deciding to schedule a championship playoff game on our 1st Tuesday, featuring some team from Rushcliffe. Nevertheless the event reached … Continue reading

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Compare 2021-22 to 2019-20 (part 2)

Part 1 was reported in early December. 262 players played in 2019-20. By 30 Nov 112 of them had played this season. This increased to 123 by the end of the season. By 30 Nov we had 62 new players. … Continue reading

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2021-22 League Season Review

Last August seems a very long time ago and so much has happened since then. At our AGM we were informed that only two thirds of our members would be playing in the league this season, so we entered 3 … Continue reading

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2021-22 Gambit Rapidplay Round 2

After 2 rounds only Mike B has a maximum score of 4/4. Close behind on 3.5 are Florian & Drag with Derek on 3. John H (2)            0 – 2       Michael B (2)Florian (2)         1½ – ½    Michael N (2)Drag (1½)             … Continue reading

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Nottingham Rapidplay 2022

A record 151 entrants; normally this event attracts about 125. John Swain was one of the organisers and Mike Naylor helped on the control team on the day. Scores (* = player’s 1st ever ECF rated weekend event): Open: Pete … Continue reading

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2021-22 Gambit Rapidplay Round 1

The results in the first round of our ECF rated Rapidplay are:Barnes 2.0 – 0.0 TassiPownall 0.0 – 2.0 BiermannNaylor 2.0 – 0.0 YoungTalmacel 0.0 – 2.0 HuthwaitePeters 0.5 – 1.5 SudarPadvis 1.5 – 0.5 MartinKaragounis 1.0 – 1.0 LovattBeacroft … Continue reading

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Comparing 2019-20 To 2021-22

In the 2019-20 season 262 people played in the league. Of those only 112 have played this season, 42.75%. The club hit the hardest is Long Eaton who haven’t entered a team. The figures for the rest are: Mansfield 6/7, … Continue reading

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2021-22 Season Week 1

Exactly 19 months to the day after our last league match, league chess resumed. Our 3rd team suffered an unexpected defeat at WB 3. On board 1 Keith’s game had to be restarted, according to article 7.2 of the Laws … Continue reading

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Club Has Reopened

After almost 18 months the club is open again. The club held an AGM on Tuesday. We held a minute’s silence in memory of Alan Groves. We will enter three teams into what is likely to be a much smaller … Continue reading

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Alan Groves 1942 – 2021

Alan sadly died on 22nd March. His health had gradually deteriorated over the past few years. Alan joined Gambit in the early 1970s when the club moved to Federation House where he was on its committee. He was our club’s … Continue reading

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