After the long break from “over the board” chess enforced by the pandemic, wood was finally being pushed around the boards again last week in the first round of this season’s Club Championship.
Round 1, 14-09-17
Mallery, Richard 0 - 1 Miners, Neil Pol, Jerry 1 - 0 Broadbent, Hugh Thompson, Robert 1 - 0 Boyes, Jason Boyes, Jason 0 - 1 Thompson, Robert
Approximately at the mid-point of the tournament, it’s very close at the top.
George Hollands leads by one point although Robert Thompson in second place has a round in hand.
Both players are yet to meet in the competition and one feels the outcome of their two games will have a big impact on this year’s event, which runs over 18 rounds! (George has played 10 rounds so far).
Last Thursday’s results
Robert Thompson 1/2 Vs 1/2 Jerry Pol
David Fowler 1/2 Vs 1/2 George Hollands
Richard Mallery 0 Vs 1 Hugh Broadbent
Peter Hickey 1 Vs 0 Neil MIners
Just a reminder that tomorrow’s fixtures are:
Robert Thompson Vs Jerry Pol
David Fowler Vs George Hollands
Richard Mallery Vs Hugh Broadbent
Peter Hickey Vs Neil MIners
Last week saw a match played ahead of schedule, with the result being:
Robert Thompson 1 Vs 0 David Fowler
Tonight saw round one of the Club Championship A & B leagues with the following results:
George Hollands 1 Vs 0 Robert Thompson
Jerry Pol 0 Vs 1 Bob Fenn
Neil Miners 1 Vs 0 Richard Mallery
Hugh Broadbent 1/2 Vs 1/2 William Patch