Monarchs v Angels

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
Monarchs H/c res Res H/c Angels
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
27 6 10 19
33 29

Friars v monarchs match @ hallbankgate

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

South Tyne Match Monarchs V Penrith

Match was played at hall bankgate as monarchs was the home team, results as follows:

Monarchs                                                                                    Penrith

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