Tuesday 12 August 2008

Littlethorpe 1 into the Chapman Cup Final

Littlethorpe 1 make it ! Even after the captains best efforts to lose it , Littlethorpe sail into the cup final . Up against an Ashby side chosen to maximise the handicap we found ourselves needing to win 3 - 1. The captain (myself) was under the delusion that this was draughts , his opponent quickly showed him the error of his ways ! That mean't the other three had to win.
I don't need to say anymore . Thanks to Sean , Steve and especially Graham B for bringing home the bacon. Onwards to the final !

C.Tipper 0 - 1 Sean Hewitt
L.Hayden 1 - 0 Pete Harrison
T.Dove 0 -1 Steve Wylie
V.Armstrong 0 - 1 Graham Booley

Friday 8 August 2008

Littlethorpe 2 out of Chapman Cup

On Tuesday night, Littlethorpe 2 lost narrowly to Market Harborough in the Semi-Final of the Chapman Cup. With a half point bonus due to grade difference, we needed two points from four boards to be sure of victory. First, Howard drew on the top board; Colin then won on the fourth; Andy lost on the second; and that left Dick needing a draw on three. Market Harborough, needing a win, were not going to offer or accept any draws, however, and this game went right to the end of the time available with their man gaining the edge in the closing few minutes. The results were:

Phillips, Howard (119) Draw Oppenheim C (125)
Johnson, Andy (117) 0 - 1 Thomson J (117)
Salter, Dick (86) 0 -1 Hatton P (112)
Ross, Colin (70) 1-0 Gilbert J (87)

Market Harborough beat Littlethorpe 2.5 points to 2.