Monday, 5 November 2012

Update, John's Raffle, and declining interest from Russia.

Thursday 1st November.

Last Thursday saw a good win for HA1 away at Shepshed 1 and a surprise loss for HA3 away at Kirby Muxloe 3.

01 NovShepshed 1vHeathcote Arms 1
1½ - 3½
1B171Bowley, Rupert½ - ½Sharpe, Graham196
2W174Henfrey, Robert½ - ½Bray, Dave169
3B158Toothill, Neil0 - 1Cowley, Michael147
4W157Farrall, David0 - 1Harrison, Peter151
5B155McDermott, Patrick½ - ½Booley, Graham152

01 NovKirby Muxloe 3vHeathcote Arms 3
3 - 1
1B117Townsend, Arthur1 - 0Ricketts, Dave95
2W80Crouch, Brian0 - 1Beach, Ray91
3B75Shaw, Peter1 - 0Harbidge, Drew60
4W55Kellock, Jim1 - 0Milner, Gordon43

Here is Drew's game. Fritz reckons that Drew first reached a won position on move 11 and that the position from moves 15 to 27 was also winning for Drew.

This Week.

Tomorrow (Tuesday 6th November) HA2 play at home to Wigston 4, and on Thursday HA3 play away against Ashby 4.

John's Raffle.

The Grinder is raffling off a rather nice chess set for £3 a square. The pieces are Lewis Pattern Chessmen and they come with a wooden board (5cm squares, i think). An auctioneer recently valued the set at around £200.

When all the squares have been accounted for, we will ask an independent player to draw the winning ticket. Proceeds will go to the club.


Since we started referring to Ray as TPFKAR (The Player Formerly Known As Raymondov) instead of Raymondov, the number of visits that we have had from Russia has dropped off a cliff with no hits at all last week. Raymondov, Raymondov Raymondov - let's see if that improves things over the next seven days.

Well Done Everyone,


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