Telepost Chess Club - Notice Board
National Club ChampionshipsThe National Chess Club championships were held at the Park Hotel in Telford on Saturday/Sunday 7/8th April.
Our club had two 4 person teams,the A team in the Major Section ,the Rules stipulated that the average grade of the 4 people must be no more than 175.
We also had a B team in the Minor Section,the average grading could be no more than 125.
Our B team won the Minor Section so congratulations go to Graham Shepherd,Dennis Bonner,Steve Wilson and Shane Sweeney. This was especially well deserved as all of the other teams well outgraded our B team.
Our A team also did well,achieving 2nd Position in the Major.
Congratulations go to Nigel Ferrington,Phil Zabroki,Matthew Clark and John Bashall.Nigel with 3 out of 4 and Matthew with the same score were the highest scorers on boards 1 and 3 respectively.
It was a very good weekend for Shropshire as Telford won the Intermediate section.
We now have our first silverware of the Season.
Matthew agreed to get the Cup and the Plate engraved with our teams and date, they will both be placed on the shelves in the Bar area for all to see.
Division 3; C versus D
The C team played our D team on Monday 26/2 which was their 3rd fixture against each other this season.
The honours turned out even at 2-2 with Nick Holmes beating John Casewell, Charles Micallef drawing with Kate Walker,Andy Lewis drew with Steve Wilson, and Dennis Bonner lost against Shane Sweeney.
This leaves the C team in 3rd place in the Division 3 followed by the D team in 4th position ,with only 2 points separating the teams
Simultaneous at Newport
Good news from the recent Simutaneous display by Grandmaster Keith Arkell on 13th February.
There were 18 opponents from the various clubs in Shropshire and there was only 1 winner from all of these clubs……None other than our own Phil Zabroki.
Phil had the better position in the game and finally won the end game against Arkell ,who has the reputation of being a fine endgame player. Congratulations to Phil from all of our club.
Telepost A 4 Wellington A 1 07/02/18Telepost A were happy to get back to winning ways last Wednesday. Nigel and Phil secured good wins over traditional rivals Toby Neal and Colin Roberts. John Bashall and John Westhead also achieved good wins on boards 4 and 5. Sadly, Matthew was unable to complete the clean sweep on board 3 after achieving a good position from the opening, but congratulations to James Kuczynski for getting the better of the time scramble and achieving checkmate with only 20 seconds on the clock.
Rapidplay debuts end the duck
Debut Rapidplay appearances of the season by Peter Crean and Kate Walker helped Telepost B break their Rapidplay Division 2 duck as Telepost Club hosted round four of the competition on February 5th. The win came in the final match of the evening, against Newport B. Peter, on fine form, had two wins and a draw on the night, and a win and a draw for Steve Wilson and two wins for Shane Sweeney made it easily our best showing of the season, against teams graded much higher. We remain bottom of the division but not quite as bottom as we were!
Our C team played Telford B at home on Monday 12/2/18.
Telford are lying 2nd in the 3rd Division and are battling with Oswestry B for promotion to the 2nd Division.
Unfortunately Telford could not raise a full team and were forced to Default Board 4,which gave an immediate boost for our team.
Nick Holmes continued the boost with a win against Steve Szwajkun. The match continued and Charles Micallef lost against his higher graded opponent, at 133,Richard Szwajkun .
It was then left to Andy Lewis who was playing Roger Brown.
Roger outfoxed Andy in the endgame with a result that the C team had a very creditable draw against Telford B.RESULT: Telepost C 2 Telford B 2
“C” team met Newport “C” at home on Monday 29/1/18.
It turned out to be a tense battle but Nick Holmes beat his opponent Michael Moore in the first game to complete. Then Andy Lewis had a good draw against Malcolm Price as did Charles Micallef who drew with Paul Broderick. Quickly following those results Dennis Bonner beat Zack Maydew to complete a good win at 3-1 which puts the “C” team in 3rd position in the 3rd Division.
Newport A v Telepost A 18 /01/18
Telepost A lost 4-1 to Newport A last night. Nigel drew with Nick Rutter on board one in a battle of
Josh put up a great battle but lost to the very experienced Stefan Tennant.The other 3 games continued very tensely until Shane beat Roger Brown on time . This set the match at 1-1 with everything to play for. The 3rd game was very well won by Kate,who was playing her first game for the D Team . She played Richard Thompson ,who lost a long battle but fell to Kate’s well thought out strategy.
The last game was played out virtually to the Time Control and could have gone either way but the game was finally won by Andy Jones . Steve Wilson had a great battle against his higher graded opponent.
So the match finished at 2-2,an excellent performance for our D team.
Dennis Bonner 17/01/18
Shropshire Congress- 5th - 7th January 2018
Telepost win a trophy thriller
Detailed results were – Cox Trophy, Newport A 2, Telepost A 2: Nathanael Paul 0, Trevor Brotherton 1; Chris Lewis 0.5, John Bashall 0.5; Ian Jamieson 1, Matthew Clark 0; Athar Ansari 0.5, David Hodge 0.5.
Minor Knockout, Telford A 2, Telepost B 2 - Mark Keady 0, Keith Tabner 1; Richard Szwajkun 0.5, Steve Kempsell 0.5; Richard Thompson 1, Peter Crean 0; Stefan Tennant 0.5, John Westhead 0.5.
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