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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Jim Hanson

Buckley Mold Chess Club are sad to announce the death of our President Jim Hanson on 29th March 2017.

Jim has been involved in the club for a long time. He has captained a number of teams, and organised the annual Extravaganza which opened the season each September.

He will sadly missed, and we send our condolences to his wife and family.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Bill Davies

Buckley Mold Chess Club are sad to announce the death of Bill Davies on the 20th March.

William Cadwaladr Davies played in the Chester & District League in the year it was founded, in 1954, and continued to play for Wrexham right through until about 2010. He was President of the League during the years 2001 to 2004 and a Vice-President thereafter. He also played for East Clwyd and Buckley/Mold in the Wirral League.

Many will remember his benign eccentricities at the chess board which included - in the most genial way possible - talking and singing to both himself and his opponent. With a lack of hair on top and a distinguished long white beard he gave the impression of a Russian Grandmaster.

In 2013, to mark his long participation in and service for the League, the Bill Davies Trophy was commissioned. Initially this was used for a Team Knock-out Competition where all players had to be graded under 145, but subsequently has become part of the Individual Championship being awarded to the winner of the under 130 section

[Details courtesy of the Chester & District web site]

Sunday, 12 March 2017

February Results

Chester & District League

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Rhyl & Prestatyn 1  -  Lost 1.5-3.5

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Malpas & Oswestry 2  -  Won 3-1
Penyffordd vs Buckley Mold 2  -  Won 1-3

Wirral League

Division 2
Hoylake / Great Meols 3 vs Buckley Mold 1  -  Won 1.5-3.5
Malpas & Oswestry 1 vs Buckley Mold 1  -  Lost 3.5-1.5

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Pensby 7  -  Drew 2.5-2.5
Wallasey 6 vs Buckley Mold 3  -  Won 2-3
Chester F vs Buckley Mold 4  -  Drew 2.5-2.5

Division 4
Chester J vs Buckley Mold 5  -  Lost 2.5-1.5


Welsh U13 Champion

 
 Congratulations to Ifan Rathbone-Jones who won the Welsh Championship for Under 13s!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

January Results

Chester & District League

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Chester 4  -  Lost 2-3
Holywell Bishops vs Buckley Mold 1  -  Won 2-3

Division 3
Rhyl & Prestatyn 2 vs Buckley Mold 2  -  Won 1.5-2.5

Wirral League

Division 2
Wallasey 4 vs Buckley Mold 1  -  Drew 2.5-2.5
Buckley Mold 1 vs Wallasey 5  -  Won 5-0

Division 3
Wallasey 7 vs Buckley Mold 4  -  Lost 4-1
Buckley Mold 3 vs Wallasey 7  -  Won 3.5-1.5

Division 4
Buckley Mold 6 vs Chester L  -  Won 3-1
Chester H vs Buckley Mold 6  -  Drew 2-2


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Latest ECF Grades

Buckley Mold Top 10

Barber, Andrew M 149 -7
Rathbone-Jones, Ifan 140 12
Owens, Richard 132 1
Aldridge, David 131 -5
Salt, Frank 130 -4
Dunning, Stephen 127 7
Dodd, Quentin RH 126 -1
Lowens, Brian 119 5
Sommerville, Gordon BR 113 3
Hughes, Jonathan 107 4

December Results

Chester & District League

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Wrexham 2  -  Won 3.5-1.5

Division 3
Buckley Mold 2 vs Holywell Rookies  -  Won 4-0
Tattenhall vs Buckley Mold 2  -  Won 0.5-3.5

Wirral League

Division 2
Buckley Mold 1 vs Hoylake / Great Meols  -  Drew 2.5-2.5

Division 3
Chester G vs Buckley Mold 2  -  Lost 4-1
Pensby 2 vs Buckley Mold 4  -  Defaulted 5-0

Division 4
Chester K vs Buckley Mold 5  -  Won 1-3