Tuesday 25 February 2014

Digital Clocks are Rubbish

I was playing board four for HA2 at home last Tuesday against Syston 2. The first result was a draw for Graham B on Board 2. The next result was a loss from me. I didn't quite believe it at first, but Rob still had 39 minutes left, and I had used up all my time despite being material up.
I went home early in disgust, but had a quick look at how Pete and the Grinder were doing - both appeared to have their work cut out. The results have not been posted on the site yet so I am not sure how they finished.

The only match this week is HA2 at home this evening (Tuesday 25th).

Well done everyone,


Thursday 13 February 2014

Red Admiral 2 (3.5-3.5) Heathcote Arms 3

A pleasant evening in the Red Admiral Skittle Alley where we played 7 boards. Our bottom boards did rather well. Things were a bit tougher further up the order. Richard looked good for the win, but blundered towards the end. As usual, my game was the last to finish - game below.


Red Admiral 2 Vs Heathcote Arms 3

1 B 125 Adam Ant 0.5 - 0.5 Not so big boss 107
2 W 105 Andy Carter 1-0 Raymondov (92)
3 B 094 Stan the Man 1-0 Richard Maconnachie (80)
4 W091 Mick Slater 1-0 AWOL Hacker (78)
5 B 090 Ed Findley 0-1 Graham Urquhart (80)
6 W 060 Ben Cunnold 0-1 Drew Harbidge
7 B 050 Stephen Matts 0-1 Golf Man (50)

Well done everyone,


Tuesday 11 February 2014

HA1 & HA3 Last Week and This

We arrived at Syston to find that they did not have a team. Ray and I were outplayed, however, and the match was drawn 2-2 (but we still got a point!):

04 FebSyston 4vHeathcote Arms 3
2 - 2
1B102Leonard, John1 - 0Ross, Colin107
2W96Martin, Maurice1 - 0Beach, Ray92
3B?**DEFAULT**0 - 1Urquhart, Graham80
4W?**DEFAULT**0 - 1Harbidge, Drew65

Another great result for HA1 on the Thursday.

06 FebAshby 2vHeathcote Arms 1
1½ - 3½
1B156Vann, Richard0 - 1Thethi, Pritpal S183
2W157Evans, Roy½ - ½Bray, Dave176
3B144Hayden, Lawrence½ - ½Harrison, Peter156
4W139Tipper, Christopher0 - 1Cowley, Michael141
5B136Reynolds, David½ - ½Manger, John140

Tonight (11.2.14), HA1 are at home to Wigston 3; and tomorrow night HA3 are away against Red Admiral 2, where we will be playing at least 6 and possibly 7 boards (and it always feels good to beat them).

Well done everyone,


Friday 7 February 2014

January 2014 ECF grades

The January 2014 Grades have been issued by the ECF, and are available on their website.


and search on Blaby for the club.

Mike Cowley has made the early (and strong) running to win the David Ward Cup for the biggest grade improvement in the 12 month period through to the summer, as in this half year he has improved his grade by 20 points.  A great result & well done to him.

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Results to End of January.

Some recent results:

HA1 leads Division 2 by 4 points.

21 JanBraunstone 2vHeathcote Arms 1
1½ - 3½
1B159Salisbury, Michael0 - 1Sharpe, Graham178
2W154Hanscombe, Richard1 - 0Thethi, Pritpal S183
3B141Sandrovitch, David0 - 1Ganger, Rajan183
4W146Bingham, James0 - 1Bray, Dave176
5B127Hamby, Stephen½ - ½Mad Mike141

HA3 is only second from bottom of Division 5. Good performance here.

21 JanHeathcote Arms 3vAshby 4
3 - 1
1B92Raymondov1 - 0Brown, Mick87
2W80Urquhart, Graham0 - 1Williams, Richard86
3B80Roberts, Bill1 - 0Roberts, Neil80
4W78AWOL Hacker1 - 0Nicholson, Brian59

HA2 is at the top of Division 3 by a point.

22 JanThurnby 2vHeathcote Arms 2
1½ - 2½
1B155Pattinson, John1 - 0Peter the President156
2W148Hart, Gavin0 - 1Mad Mike141
3B137Busby, Michael0 - 1The Grinder140
4W130Tate, Michael½ - ½Big Boss107

30 JanHinckley 1vHeathcote Arms 2
1 - 3
1B128Phillips, Howard1 - 0Peter the President156
2W113Radesk, Brian0 - 1Mad Mike141
3B109Smith, Jason0 - 1The Grinder140
4W108Clay, Terry0 - 1Big Boss107

Here are my two recent games. Both involved a certain amount of jam:

Tonight, HA3 play away at Syston.
On Thursday, HA1 play away at Ashby.

Well done everyone,