|Played at Corbridge Tue 12 Jan 2016|
|Tim Wrigley||2||2||2||3||Peter Crichton (B)|
|Jeremy Handley (B)||3||0||4||4||Derek Blair|
|Alex Ashworth||5||4||0||5||Bruce Reed (B)|
|Steve Larkin (B)||5||2||2||8||Dave Foster (Jnr)|
An entertaining match, but not one graced with much good chess.
The match started with a 8 point (27-19) handicap lead to the Monarchs.
First to finish were Steve & Dave. Steve won a piece but in doing so didn’t notice Dave’s back rank mate.
4-0 to the Monarchs, and the best the Angels could do was draw the match.
Second were Alex & Bruce, Alex was winning, rook + 2 pawns to 5 pawns, but had to settle for a draw when left with an unqueenable rook’s pawn.
6-2 to the Monarchs, and the match was over.
Tim blundered a knight for a pawn against Derek and was grateful to get some activity for his queen as compensation. This left Derek with an awkward game to win, Q, B & N against Q & N, and Derek’s bishop in particular was awkwardly placed. He too eventually blundered losing his queen to a pawn fork, rapidly followed by a knight and a bishop. In Alex’s cryptic words Derek managed to lose 3 pieces in 2 moves.
Scores level 6-6
Last was Peter & Stephen, probably the best game of the night. Peter was behind on material, but in a good position, with two aggressive rooks and advanced central pawns, when Stephen ran out of time.
10-6 to the Angels , but because of the handicap The Monarchs win the match.
|Played at Corbridge Tue 15 Dec 2015|
|Derek Blair||4||0||4||2||Tim Wrigley|
|Bruce Reed||5||2||2||5||Alex Ashworth|
|Dave Foster (Jnr)||8||4||0||5||Steve Larkin|
|Stephen Rowley||10||0||4||7||Peter Booker|
a very close match with only 2 points difference, results as follows
home team h/c res res h/c away team
G.Glover 3 2 2 3 P.Crichton
P.Walters 4 4 0 4 D.Blair
T. Lydon 5 0 4 4 B.Reed
D.Milllar 6 2 2 8 D.Foster
Match Result 26 v 28
|Played at Corbridge Tue 8 Apr 2015|
|David Wrigley||1||2||2||2||Tim Wrigley|
|Peter Crichton||3||2||2||3||Jeremy Handley|
|Malcolm Reid||5||0||4||4||Alex Ashworth|
|Stephen Rowley||10||4||0||8||Peter Booker|
|Played at Corbridge Tue 24 Mar 2015|
|David Wrigley||1||2||2||3||Ian Mackay|
|Derek Blair||3||2||2||5||Tom Bradford|
|Steve Larkin||5||4||0||7||Ralph Fawcett|
|Malcolm Reid||5||0||4||8||Damian Rudge|
|Played at Hallbankgate Mon 2 Mar 2015|
|Jason Maxwell||2||4||0||1||David Wrigley|
|Paul Rivers||2||0||4||3||Derek Blair|
|Akan Hiatt||3||4||0||5||Steve Larkin|
|Bruce Wallace||4||4||0||7||Dave Foster Jnr|
Match was played at hall bankgate as monarchs was the home team, results as follows:
home team H/c Res Res H/C Away team
D.Wrigley 1 4 0 2 Holden Davis
P.Chrichton 3 2 2 2 David Mcmath
S.Larkin 5 4 0 3 Jake Thwaites
D.Foster 7 0 4 4 David Hale
Match Score 26 v 17
A good result for Monarchs being out graded on boards 2,3,4 Well done lads