Thursday, 14 October 2010

The two matches of Tuesday 12th October 2010

On Tuesday, both HA3 and HA1 were playing at home. Brian Martin played his first competitive game for the club – welcome Brian.


HA3 played all new players against the very experienced Braunstone 4 side. As with last week, all the boards looked about equal until at least 8PM.

The first result came on the top board where Brian, with the black pieces, had advanced both his g and h pawns one square. First, Guy’s bishop came crashing through taking the h-pawn, this was followed by a full scale assault on black’s kingside. Faced with the inevitable, Brian resigned.

Gary and Drew were both material down to their opponents and lost within a few seconds of each other.

Michael’s game was the last to finish. Michael had held the initiative early on and for a good while he had looked good for the point, but it slipped away.

All four of our players will be winning games before very long.

12 OctHeathcote Arms 3vBraunstone 4
0 - 4
1B80Martin, Brian0 - 1Closs, Guy104
2W80Bubb, Andrew0 - 1Barlow, Steve88
3B80Sanders, Gary0 - 1Impey, John86
4W60Bubb, Michael0 - 1Tangney, Vince80


HA1 played a very strong Melton 1. Rajan won by default when his opponent did not arrive.

Dave B (168), with the black pieces, had come within a whisker of beating Graham Lee (203), but lost on time.

Black to move - but with only seven seconds on the clock.

The match eventually finished with a narrow 2-3 loss.

12 OctHeathcote Arms 1vMelton Mowbray 1
2 - 3
1B168Bray, Dave0 - 1Lee, Graham203
2W167Ganger, Rajan1 - 0**DEFAULT**?
3B157Hewitt, Sean0 - 1Denton, John177
4W153Booley, Graham0 - 1Billingham, John165
5B138Harrison, Peter1 - 0Wallace, Robert147

Upcoming Matches

Round 1 of the League Cups

Major League Cup
HA1 (HA1 in the League Cup is the same as HA1 in the League) at home against Scraptoft Valley 1 on Tuesday 26th October.

Minor League Cup
HA2 (HA2 in the League Cup is comprised of players from the League HA2 and HA3 teams) away against Spinney Hill on Thursday 28th October.

League Matches


Tuesday 2nd November at home against Braunstone 1
Tuesday 9th November at home against Wigston 2


Wednesday 10th November away against Melton 3.


Tuesday 2nd November at home against Red Admiral 2
Thursday 11th November away against Kirby Castlers 2 (new club)

London Chess Classic

On Friday 10th December, Ray and I are going to the London Chess Classic to watch eight Super- Grand Masters in action. Tickets cost £10 from:

If you want to join us let us know.

Well done everyone,


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