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Thursday, 18 November 2010

This weeks results

Tuesday 16th November

  • Our 3rd team lost 3-1 away to Chester 4 in the Chester & District third division.
Wednesday 17th November

  • Our second team lost 1.5-3.5 at home to Chester 3 in the Chester & District second division.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Recent Results

Wed 3rd November

  • The third team beat Corwen/Ruthin at home (3-1) in the Chester & District third Division.
Thu 4th November

  • The first team beat Wallasey 4 away (1-3) in the Wirral League first division.
Wed 10th November

  • The first team lost at home to Penyffordd 1 (1.5-3.5)  in the Chester & District first division.
  • The second team lost at home to Chester 2 (2-3) in the Wirral second division.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

London Chess Classic


The Second London Chess Classic will be held in December. For details, click here.

Frodsham 2.5 - 2.5 Buckley Mold 2.

Last night the second team drew away to Frodsham in the Chester & District second division. The game hung on the last 10 minutes. At that stage we were leading 2-1 (2 wins and a loss). Board two looked to be a draw when he unfortunately dropped a knight and couldn't hang on in the endgame. Board 5 had swung both ways, but our man seemed to be losing but held on to draw a rook ending a pawn down.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Club Championship

I have updated Group B with the (only) result so far.

If anyone else has played Club Championship games, please let me know.

This week's results

3rd Team LOST 3-1 away to Wrexham 2 in the Chester & District Division 3.
2nd Team WON 3-2 at home to Capenhurst in the Chester & District Division 2.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Results

My apologies for not posting recently, but I have been away in Africa! Here are the latest results which should bring us up to date.

1st team LOST at home to Penyffordd 1-4 (Wirral Div 1).
1st team LOST away to Chester 3-2 (Wirral Div 1).
2nd team DREW at home to Colwyn Bay (C&D Div2).
3rd team LOST away to Chester 5 3.5-0.5 (C&D Div 3).
2nd team LOST away to Chester 3-2 (C&D Div 2).
1st team LOST at home to Chester 1.5-3.5 (C&D Div 1).
2nd team WON at home to Penyffordd 4.5-0.5 (Wirral Div 2)

Two matches have been postponed, and one result is yet to come in.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

A joke...

A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing around in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. About an hour later the manager comes out of his office and asked them to disperse. "But why?", they asked as they moved along. "Because," said the manager, "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer."

Friday, 10 September 2010

Colwyn Bay 1 2.5 - 2.5 Buckley Mold 1

Our newly promoted first team drew away to Colwyn Bay in the Chester & District Division 1. Colwyn Bay came third last season, so we feel that is a good result to get the new season underway.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Calling all Juniors.

Juniors wishing to learn or play chess are invited to join us at Buckley Working Men's Club at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 8th September.

Fees due!

The Fees for the 2010 - 2011 season are now due, and MUST be paid by the end of October.

They are £25 for an adult, £15 for a county member (who will be registered through another club) and £7 for Juniors.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Fixtures 2010/11

Tu 07 Sep C&D Div 1 Away Colwyn Bay 1
We 08 Sep CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
We 15 Sep Wir Div 1 Home Penyffordd 1
Tu 21 Sep Wir Div 1 Away Chester 1
We 22 Sep C&D Div 3 Home Rhyl 2
We 22 Sep Wir Div 2 Home Capenhurst
We 29 Sep C&D Div 2 Home Colwyn Bay 2
We 29 Sep C&D Div 3 Away Chester 5

Tu 05 Oct C&D Div 2 Away Chester 2
We 06 Oct C&D Div 3 Home Penyffordd 2
We 13 Oct C&D Div 1 Home Chester 1
We 13 Oct Wir Div 2 Home Penyfordd 2
Tu 19 Oct C&D Div 3 Away Wrexham 2
We 20 Oct C&D Div 2 Home Capenhurst
We 27 Oct CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Mo 01 Nov C&D Div 2 Away Frodsham
We 03 Nov C&D Div 3 Home Corwen / Ruthin
Th 04 Nov Wir Div 1 Away Wallasey 4
We 10 Nov C&D Div 1 Home Penyffordd 1
We 10 Nov Wir Div 2 Home Chester 2
Tu 16 Nov C&D Div 3 Away Chester 4
We 17 Nov C&D Div 2 Home Chester 3
Tu 23 Nov C&D Div 1 Away Rhyl 1
We 24 Nov CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

We 01 Dec CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Mo 06 Dec C&D Div 2 Away Holywell
We 08 Dec CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Tu 14 Dec C&D Div 1 Away Wrexham 1
We 15 Dec Wir Div 2 Home Chester 3
We 22 Dec Wir Div 1 Home Wallasey 2

Tu 04 Jan C&D Div 3 Away Rhyl 2
We 05 NEW YEAR SPECIAL
We 12 Jan C&D Div 1 Home Colwyn Bay 1
Fr 14 Jan Wir Div 2 Away Pensby
We 19 Jan C&D Div 3 Home Chester 5
Tu 25 Jan C&D Div 2 Away Colwyn Bay 2
We 26 Jan Wir Div 1 Home Hoylake 1

We 02 Feb C&D Div 2 Home Chester 2
We 02 Feb C&D Div 3 Away Penyffordd 2
Tu 08 Feb C&D Div 1 Away Chester 1
We 09 Feb CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Mo 14 Feb C&D Div 2 Away Capenhurst
We 16 Feb CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
We 23 Jan C&D Div 1 Away Penyffordd 1
We 23 Jan C&D Div 3 Home Wrexham 2

We 02 Mar CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
We 09 Mar C&D Div 2 Home Frodsham
Tu 15 Mar Wir Div 2 Away Hoylake 2
We 16 Mar C&D Div 1 Home Rhyl
We 16 Mar C&D Div 3 Away Corwen / Ruthin
We 23 Mar C&D Div 3 Home Chester 4
Th 24 Mar Wir Div 1 Away Wallasey 1
Tu 29 Mar C&D Div 2 Away Chester 3
We 30 Mar CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

We 06 Apr C&D Div 2 Home Holywell
Th 07 Apr Wir Div 1 Away Formby
We 13 Apr C&D Div 1 Home Wrexham 1
We 20 Apr CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Th 21 Apr Wir Div 2 Away Wallasey 5
We 27 Apr Wir Div 1 Home Wallasey 3


Thursday, 2 September 2010

New Season Underway!

Jims' Extravaganza is the Charity Shield of Buckley Mold Chess Club as it is the traditional season opener. Jim Hanson ran the evening in his usual inimitable style and much fun was had by all (at least, those who won...).

The winner this year was Andy Barber.

The results, so far as I can remember them:

Andy Barber 4.0/5
Quentin Dodd 3.5
Matt West 3.0
Bill Davies 3.0
Brian Lowens 2.5
Gordon Sommerville 2.5
Liam Jeffries 2.0
Stephen Dunning 2.0
Ritchie Owens 2.0
Gerry Williams 0.5

Our winner:



Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Jim's Extravaganza

Jim's Extravaganza will be on Wednesday 1st Sept at 7.30 pm. This season opener is a tournament of games at 15 minutes each for the whole game. Prizes for everyone.

It would help us to know if you are hoping to join us. People new to the club are most welcome.

Friday, 6 August 2010

British Championship

Michael Adams wins the British Championship on 9.5 from 11. Congratulations.

Nicholas Pert was second on 8, with six players on 7.5.

British Championship

Michael Adams beat Simon Williams in round 10 of the British Championship to take a two point lead with one game to go. Michael has 9/10 with four players on 7/10.

Final round pairings are here.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

British Championship

Michael Adams leads the British Championship with 8/9 with two rounds to go. Stephen Gordon, Simon Williams, and Adam Hunt are on 6.5.

Live coverage of the games is here.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

British Championship

The positions after 8 rounds is that Michael Adams has 7½, Adam Hunt 6, and there are six players on 5½. Today's draw is here.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

British Championship

After 7 rounds, Michael Adams leads on 6.5, having won again yesterday. Stuart Conquest is second on 5.5 and will play Adams today. Four players trail on 5 points. More details here.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Club Championship GROUP B Fixtures

The first player is WHITE.

Bill D v Jonathan H
Bill D v Gordon S
Bill D v Rory M
Bill D v Matt W
Bill D v Pete W
Dean L v Jonathan H
Dean L v Gerry W
Dean L v Richard O
Dean L v Bill D
Dean L v Pete W
Gerry W v Jonathan H
Gerry W v Gordon S
Gerry W v Richard O
Gerry W v Bill D
Gerry W v Pete W
Gordon S v Dean L
Gordon S v Rory M
Gordon S v Matt W
Gordon S v Jim H
Jim H v Dean L
Jim H v Gerry W
Jim H v Richard O 0.5-0.5
Jim H v Bill D
Jonathan H v Gordon S
Jonathan H v Rory M
Jonathan H v Matt W
Jonathan H v Jim H
Matt W v Dean L
Matt W v Gerry W
Matt W v Richard Owen
Matt W v Jim H
Pete W v Jonathan H
Pete W v Gordon S
Pete W v Rory M
Pete W v Matt W
Pete W v Jim H
Ricahrd O v Bill D
Richard O v Jonathan H
Richard O v Gordon S
Richard O v Rory M
Richard O v Pete W
Rory M v Dean L
Rory M v Gerry W
Rory M v Matt W
Rory M v Jim H

Club Championship GROUP A Fixtures

The first player is WHITE.

Alex T v Dave A
Alex T v Quentin D
Alex T v Frank S
Alex T v Stephen D
Andy B v Dave A
Andy B v Quentin D
Andy B v Alex T
Andy B v Stephen D
Brian L v Dave A
Brian L v Andy B
Brian L v Alex T
Brian L v Stephen D
Dave A v Quentin D
Dave A v Frank S
Dave A v Keith E
Dave A v Liam J
Frank S v Brian L
Frank S v Andy B
Frank S v Keith E
Frank S v Liam J
Keith E v Brian L
Keith E v Andy B
Keith E v Alex T
Keith E v Liam J
Liam J v Brian L
Liam J v Andy B
Liam J v Alex T
Liam J v Stephen D
Quentin D v Brian L
Quentin D v Frank S
Quentin D v Keith E
Quentin D v Liam J
Stephen D v Dave A
Stephen D v Quentin D
Stephen D v Frank S
Stephen D v Keith E

Club Championship 2010 - 2011

This years Club Championship will be played in two groups, A and B. The A group is for those graded 130 and above; the B group is for those graded below 130. The games can be played between now and the end of April 2011. In May 2011 we will arrange semifinals and a final for the two top players in each group, so those in group B may yet be the overall champion.

The scoring in the league will be 3 points for a win, two for a draw and one for a loss. This favours players who play but lose over those who do not play their games. It is your responsibility to arrange matches with your opponents. The more of your games you get played, the more points you score, and the better chance you have of winning the title!

The time limit is the same as the league matches we play: 75 minutes for 35 moves, and the rest of the game in a further 15 minutes. Games will be graded with the ECF.

There is scope for new players to join in. If that happens, I will update the fixture list to include them.

Results and tables will appear on the club noticeboard and here at the website.

Please let me know all results. I can be contacted by phone, email, or through the website.

Stephen Dunning
01352 750997

British Championship

Shock! Horror! Michael Adams drops half a point. He leads the British Championship with 5.5 / 6, with seven people trailing a point behind.

Today is a rest day.

Further information here.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

British Championship

Michael Adams is still the sole leader on 5 from 5. Four players are on 4 out of 5.

As Adams seriously outrates everybody else, it remains to be seen if he can score the full 11 out of 11! After all, he will soon be playing people further down the table having seen off closer rivals.

The official website is here.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Press Release

Buckley Mold Chess Club is gearing up for the new season which begins in September.

Last years season proved to be very succesful for the club, which now meets at Buckley Working Men's Club Brook Street, Buckley, CH7 3AL on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm. In the Chester and District League, our teams topped both the second and third divisions. First team captain Dave Aldridge was named the player of the season for the 2nd division, and second team captain Jim Hanson was the player of the year for the third division!

In the Wirral league, Buckley Mold was also succesful. The first team managed a creditable 6th place in division one, and in division 2 the second team was unbeaten.

The club are looking for new members to come and join. Players of all ages are welcome, from complete beginners to grandmasters. Why not give it a try?

British Championship

Michael Adams is the sole leader on 4 from 4. Several players are on 3, but none are on 3.5, surprisingly enough. The official website is here.

Update: Actually, FM Alexei Slavin and IM Adam Hunt are on 3.5. They must have finished later than my original post.

British Championship

We are down to two leaders on three wins out of three. They are GM Michael Adams and IM Jack Rudd. They play each other today. Coverage and games can be found here.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

British Championship

The following players lead the British Championship with 2 out of 2:

GM Adams, Michael
GM Williams, Simon K
GM Gormally, Daniel W
IM Pert, Richard G
IM Rudd, Jack

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

British Championship

The following are leading the British championship with a win in the first round. The official website is here.

1 GM Adams, Michael
2 GM Pert, Nicholas
3 GM Conquest, Stuart C
4 GM Williams, Simon K
5 GM Wells, Peter K
6 GM Gormally, Daniel W
7 IM Pert, Richard G
8 IM Greet, Andrew N
9 GM Summerscale, Aaron P
10 IM Hunt, Adam C
11 IM Rendle, Thomas E
12 IM Littlewood, Paul E
13 FM Tymrakiewicz, Rafal
14 IM Rudd, Jack
15 Adair, James
16 Haydon, David L
17 Padilla Cabero, Pablo
18 Josse, Mark
19 Henderson, Ian R
20 Jones, Victor G L
21 Clarke, Brandon G I
22 Jones, William E G
23 Freeman, Richard C P
24 Mackle, Dominic 1.0
25 Bucher, Grant W 1.0
26 Messam-Sparks, Lateefah

Chester & District website

The new Chester & District website is now available here.

Monday, 26 July 2010

2010 Grades are out!

The new grades are available here.

Most people have improved their grades, which reflects the successful season just gone by. Top grades are Dave Pearcey (167), Andy Barber (151) and Alex Thompson (151).

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Shredder

Monday, 7 June 2010

London Chess Classic


The participants for this years London Chess Classic have been announced. The event takes place between 8th and 15th December. Further details are here.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Chester & District Chess League 2009/10

FINAL LEAGUE TABLES

Division 1 P W D L F A Pts
1 Wrexham 10 9 1 0 39.5 10.5 9.5
2 Chester 10 7 0 3 30.5 19.5 7
3 Colwyn Bay 10 5 2 3 30 20 6
4 Caergwrle 10 4 1 5 20 30 4.5
5 Rhyl 10 1 2 7 16 34 2
6 Holywell 10 1 0 9 14 36 1

Division 2 P W D L F A Pts
1 Buckley/Mold 12 7 4 1 37 23 9
2 Capenhurst 12 7 2 3 35 25 8
3 Frodsham 12 7 2 3 34.5 25.5 8
4 Colwyn Bay 2 12 4 3 5 32 28 5.5
5 Chester 2 12 4 3 5 30.5 29.5 5.5
6 Chester 3 12 4 3 5 29 31 5.5
7 Caergwrle 2 12 0 1 11 12 48 .5

Division 3 P W D L F A Pts
1 Buckley/Mold 2 10 9 0 1 27.5 12.5 9
2 Wrexham 2 10 6 2 2 24.5 15.5 7
3 Chester 4 10 4 1 5 20.5 19.5 4.5
4 Rhyl 2 10 3 2 5 18 22 4
5 Chester 5 10 3 2 5 17.5 22.5 4
6 Corwen/Ruthin 10 0 3 7 12 28 1.5

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Calling all members

The club AGM will be held on Wednesday 19th May at 7.30 pm. Please try to be there.

We have a winner !

Congratulations to Gerry Williams who beat Matt West in the final of the Buckley Mold Chess Club Championship.

Well done to both players for getting to the final.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Game 11 drawn

The score is now 5.5 each in the World Championship match between Anand and Topalov. One game to go, and Topalov has white. The final game is on Tuesday, with tiebreaks, if required, on Thursday.

Club Championship Results

Group A

1st - Gerry Williams - 9 pts.
2nd - Keith Evans - 6 pts.
3rd - Jim Hanson - 5 pts.
4th - Liam Jeffries, Frank Salt - 4 pts.
6th - Bill Davies - 3 pts.

Group B

1st - Matt West - 7 pts
2nd - Quentin Dodd - 6 pts
3rd - Stephen Dunning, Gordon Sommerville - 5 pts.
5th - Brian Lowens - 2 pts.

We hope to have a final played between Gerry Williams and Matt West, colours to be picked on the night.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Game 10 drawn.

The World championship match between holder Anand and challenger Topalov is going down to the wire. The score is 5-5 with two games to go, both of which will have to be played. If it is still equal, there will be rapidplay tie-break games.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Game 9 is drawn.

Anand had a clear win but threw it away twice. The score is 4.5 each with three games to go. Topalov has two whites to Anand's one.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

President of FIDE has met aliens.

This is the substance of a report from the BBC:

A Russian MP has asked President Dmitry Medvedev to investigate claims by a regional president that he has met aliens on board a spaceship. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the leader of the southern region of Kalymkia, made his claim in a television interview.

MP Andre Lebedev is not just asking whether Mr Ilyumzhinov is fit to govern. He is also concerned that, if he was abducted, he may have revealed details about his job and state secrets.
The MP has written a letter to Mr Medvedev raising a list of his concerns.

In his letter he says that - assuming the whole thing was not just a bad joke - it was an historic event and should have been reported to the Kremlin. He also asks if there are official guidelines for what government officials should do if contacted by aliens, especially if those officials have access to state secrets.

Mr Ilyumzhinov said in an interview on primetime television that he had been taken on board an alien spaceship which had come to planet Earth to take samples - and claims to have several witnesses.

He has been president of Kalmykia, a small Buddhist region of Russia which lies on the shores of the Caspian Sea, for 17 years. The millionaire former businessman has a reputation as an eccentric character. As president of the World Chess Federation, he has spent tens of millions of dollars turning the impoverished republic into a mecca for chess players - building an entire village to host international tournaments.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Anand 3.5-2.5 Topalov at half way

My apologies for not updating the blog for the last couple of days, but I have been away. To bring things up to date, Anand won game 4 to take a 2-1 lead. Games 5 and 6 were drawn. Anand has white in game 7 on Monday. The game below is game 4.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Game 3 is drawn.

Anand held in the third game of his World Championship match against Topalov. The score stands at 1.5 - 1.5 with nine games to go.

Friday, 23 April 2010

World Chess Championship schedule

April 24 – 3.00 pm - Game 1
April 25 – 1.00 pm - Game 2
April 26 – Rest Day
April 27 – 1.00 pm - Game 3
April 28 – 1.00 pm - Game 4
April 29 – Rest Day
April 30 – 1.00 pm - Game 5
May 1 – 1.00 pm - Game 6
May 2 – Rest Day
May 3 – 1.00 pm - Game 7
May 4 – 1.00 pm - Game 8
May 5 – Rest Day
May 6 – 1.00 pm - Game 9
May 7 – 1.00 pm - Game 10
May 8 – Rest Day
May 9 – 1.00 pm - Game 11
May 10 – Rest Day
May 11 – 1.00 pm - Game 12
May 12 – Rest Day
May 13 – Tie breaks

Note that the time of the first game is later than the times of the other games!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Chester & District Chess League 2009/10

Div 1 P W D L F A Pts
1 Wrexham 9 8 1 0 35.5 9.5 8.5
2 Chester 10 7 0 3 30.5 19.5 7
3 Colwyn Bay 9 4 2 3 25 20 5
4 Caergwrle 8 4 1 3 19 21 4.5
5 Rhyl 10 1 2 7 16 34 2
6 Holywell 10 1 0 9 14 36 1

Div 2 P W D L F A Pts
1 Buckley/Mold 12 7 4 1 37 23 9
2 Frodsham 11 7 1 3 32 23 7.5
3 Capenhurst 11 6 2 3 30.5 24.5 7
4 Chester 3 11 4 3 4 28.5 26.5 5.5
5 Chester 2 10 3 3 4 26 24 4.5
6 Colwyn Bay 2 9 3 2 4 24 21 4
7 Caergwrle 2 12 0 1 11 12 48 .5

Div 3 P W D L F A Pts
1 Buckley/Mold 2 10 9 0 1 27.5 12.5 9
2 Wrexham 2 8 5 1 2 19 13 5.5
3 Chester 4 10 4 1 5 20.5 19.5 4.5
4 Rhyl 2 9 3 1 5 16 20 3.5
5 Chester 5 8 3 0 5 13.5 18.5 3
6 Corwen/Ruthin 7 0 1 6 7.5 20.5 .5


Division One : Wrexham are the Champions ! / Holywell are Relegated to Div.2
Division Two : Buckley/Mold are Promoted to Div.1 / Caergwrle 2 are Relegated to Div.3
Division Three : Buckley/Mold 2 are Promoted to Div.2

Liam Jefferies
League Controller
22nd April 2010

Caergwrle 1 3.5 - 1.5 Buckley Mold 1

Caergwrle beat Buckley Mold on the night in their Wirral Division 1 match, but the result will be challenged due to Caergwrle playing their team out of order by playing a player graded 129 above a player graded 165. Results from the Wirral league show clearly that there is no justification for the switch.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

World Chess Championship delayed.

The first game will take place on Saturday 24th April, starting, I believe, at 1.00 pm. Iexpect to see live coverage on a number of sites, including Chessbomb.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Delay to World Chess Championship

Due to the widespread ban on flights, Anand has been unable to reach Sofia on time. The Indian chess authorities have formally asked for a three day postponement.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Chester & District Chess League 2009/10L

Latest league tables as of this morning.

Div 1 P W D L F A Pts
1 Wrexham 8 7 1 0 31.5 8.5 7.5
2 Chester 10 7 0 3 30.5 19.5 7
3 Colwyn Bay 9 4 2 3 25 20 5
4 Caergwrle 8 4 1 3 19 21 4.5
5 Rhyl 9 1 2 6 15 30 2
6 Holywell 10 1 0 9 14 36 1

Div 2 P W D L F A Pts
1 Buckley/Mold 12 7 4 1 37 23 9
2 Capenhurst 11 6 2 3 30.5 24.5 7
3 Frodsham 10 6 1 3 28 22 6.5
4 Chester 3 11 4 3 4 28.5 26.5 5.5
5 Chester 2 10 3 3 4 26 24 4.5
6 Colwyn Bay 2 9 3 2 4 24 21 4
7 Caergwrle 2 11 0 1 10 11 44 .5

Div 3 P W D L F A Pts
1 Buckley/Mold 2 9 8 0 1 25 11 8
2 Wrexham 2 8 5 1 2 19 13 5.5
3 Chester 4 10 4 1 5 20.5 19.5 4.5
4 Rhyl 2 9 3 1 5 16 20 3.5
5 Chester 5 8 3 0 5 12 20 3
6 Corwen/Ruthin 7 0 1 6 7.5 20.5 .5

This means Buckley Mold are champions of Divisions 2 and 3 !!!!

Buckley Mold 2 3.5-1.5 Hoylake 2

Buckley Mold 2 finish their season in the Wirral division 2 with a win.

Buckley Mold 1 2-3 Frodsham

Buckley Mold lose their rearranged match against Frodsham in the Chester & District 2nd division.

Buckley Mold 2 4-1 Caergwrle 2

A controversial result in the Wirral League Division 2. On the night, Buckley Mold won 4-1, including a point for a Caergwrle player who did not turn up. However the game should have been played away to Caergwrle.

After a complaint, the League controller ruled as follows:

Having consulted with the assistant controller my decision and comments are as follows:

1. Buckley Mold are in default by not attending the scheduled fixture at Caergwrle.

2. The game played at Buckley Mold is null and void for league purposes as it was not played at the correct venue. However the games played will be counted for grading purposes.

3. Caergwrle have agreed to reschedule the game and accordingly I would allow a 14 day extension to the league season for this fixture to be re-arranged giving a final deadline of 14th May 2010.

Regards - David Hulme (01270 569570)
Wirral Chess League Controller


However, I understand that in view of the decisive nature of the original result, Buckley Mold may not play the game a second time.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Buckley Mold 1 3-2 Chester 1

This match in the Wirral League division 1 was tied 2.5 each, but was awarded to Buckley Mold after Chester played an ineligible player.

WIRRAL CHESS LEAGUE TABLES 2009/10

WIRRAL CHESS LEAGUE TABLES 2009/10

1. DIV 1 LEAGUE TABLE as at 31/03/2010

CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Chester1 7 5 1 1 21.5 13.5 8 5.5
Hoylake1 8 5 0 3 23.0 17.0 6 5.0
Wallasey1 7 5 0 2 19.0 16.0 3 5.0
Wallasey2 8 4 1 3 21.0 19.0 2 4.5
Buckley Mold1 7 4 1 2 18.0 17.0 1 4.5
Wallasey3 7 3 1 3 17.0 18.0 -1 3.5
Formby 7 2 2 3 16.5 18.5 -2 3.0
Caergwrle1 6 1 1 4 15.5 14.5 1 1.5
Chester2 7 0 0 7 8.5 26.5 -18 0.0

2. DIV 2 LEAGUE TABLE as at 31/03/2010

CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Pensby1 6 3 3 0 20.5 9.5 11.0 4.5
Wallasey4 6 3 3 0 18.5 11.5 7.0 4.5
Buckley Mold2 5 3 2 0 15.0 10.0 5.0 4.0
Chester3 5 2 1 2 13.5 11.5 2.0 2.5
Capenhurst 6 2 2 2 15.0 15.0 0.0 3.0
Hoylake2 4 1 0 3 7.5 12.5 -5.0 1.0
Caergwrle2 5 2 0 3 6.5 18.5 -12.0 2.0
Wallasey5 7 0 1 6 13.5 21.5 -8.0 0.5

3. DIV 3 LEAGUE TABLE as at 31/03/2010

CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Wallasey6 7 6 1 27.0 8.0 19.0 6.0
Frodsham 7 4 3 18.5 15.5 3.0 4.0
Chester4 6 3 3 12.5 16.5 -4.0 3.0
Pensby2 7 3 4 16.5 18.5 -2.0 3.0
Chester5 5 0 5 4.5 20.5 -16.0 0.0

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Chester & District League tables

Chester & District Chess League 2009/10

Div 1 P W D L F A Pts
1 Wrexham 8 7 1 0 31.5 8.5 7.5
2 Colwyn Bay 8 4 2 2 24 16 5
3 Chester 8 5 0 3 22 18 5
4 Caergwrle 6 2 1 3 12.5 17.5 2.5
5 Rhyl 8 1 2 5 13 27 2
6 Holywell 8 1 0 7 12 28 1

Div 2 P W D L F A Pts
1 Buckley/Mold 11 7 4 0 35 20 9
2 Capenhurst 11 6 2 3 30.5 24.5 7
3 Frodsham 9 5 1 3 25 20 5.5
4 Chester 3 11 4 3 4 28.5 26.5 5.5
5 Chester 2 10 3 3 4 26 24 4.5
6 Colwyn Bay 2 9 3 2 4 24 21 4
7 Caergwrle 2 11 0 1 10 11 44 .5

Div 3 P W D L F A Pts
1 Buckley/Mold 2 9 8 0 1 25 11 8
2 Wrexham 2 7 5 0 2 17 11 5
3 Chester 4 9 3 1 5 16.5 19.5 3.5
4 Rhyl 2 8 3 0 5 14 18 3
5 Chester 5 7 3 0 4 12 16 3
6 Corwen/Ruthin 6 0 1 5 7.5 16.5 .5

Division One : Wrexham are the Champions !
Division Two : Buckley/Mold are Promoted to Div.1 / Caergwrle 2 are Relegated to Div.3

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Vasily Smyslov dies

7th World Champion Vasily Smyslov passed away on the 27th March 2010.
March 24, 1921 – March 27, 2010

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Suggestions, anybody?

If anybody has any suggestions as to how we can further improve club nights, particularly when there isn't a match on, I would be glad to here them. Please add them to the comments, or email me.

Chester 3 2-3 Buckley Mold 1

Buckley Mold complete the pair by winning against Chester 3 in the Chester and District a week after beating Chester 2.

Chester 2 1.5-3.5 Buckley Mold 1

Buckley Mold have a good away win against Chester 2 in the Chester & District 2nd division.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Wirral League Tables

1. DIV 1 LEAGUE TABLE as at 15/03/2010
CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Wallasey 1 7 5 0 2 19.0 16.0 3 5.0
Chester 1 5 4 1 0 16.0 9.0 7 4.5
Hoylake 1 6 4 0 2 17.5 12.5 5 4.0
Wallasey 3 6 3 1 2 15.5 14.5 1 3.5
Wallasey 2 7 3 1 3 18.0 17.0 1 3.5
Buckley Mold 1 6 3 0 3 15.0 1 5.0 0 3.0
Formby 6 1 2 3 13.5 16.5 -3 2.0
Caergwrle 1 5 1 1 3 13.5 11.5 2 1.5
Chester 2 6 0 0 6 7.0 23.0 -16 0.0
2. DIV 2 LEAGUE TABLE as at 18/03/2010
CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Pensby 1 6 3 3 0 20.5 9.5 11.0 4.5
Wallasey 4 5 3 2 0 16.0 9.0 7.0 4.0
Buckley Mold 2 5 3 2 0 15.0 10.0 5.0 4.0
Chester 3 5 2 1 2 13.5 11.5 2.0 2.5
Capenhurst 5 2 1 2 12.5 12.5 0.0 2.5
Hoylake 2 4 1 0 3 7.5 12.5 -5.0 1.0
Caergwrle 2 4 1 0 3 3.5 16.5 -13.0 1.0
Wallasey 5 6 0 1 5 11.5 18.5 -7.0 0.5
3. DIV 3 LEAGUE TABLE as at 01/03/2010
CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Wallasey 6 6 6 0 0 26.0 4.0 22.0 6.0
Frodsham 5 3 0 2 13.0 11.0 2.0 3.0
Chester 4 6 3 0 3 12.5 16.5 -4.0 3.0
Pensby 2 6 2 0 4 13.0 17.0 -4.0 2.0
Chester 5 5 0 0 5 4.5 20.5 -16.0 0.0

Wallasey 4 2.5-2.5 Buckley Mold 2

In the Wirral League division two, we managed a draw in this top of the table clash. However, Wallasey 4 remain ahead of us on "goal difference".

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Club Championship.

I have updated the results, which can be found here.

TABLES

Group A

9 - Gerry Williams
6 - Keith Evans
4 - Liam Jeffries, Frank Salt
3 - Jim Hanson

Group B

6 - Matt West
5 - Stephen Dunning, Gordon Sommerville
3 - Quentin Dodd
2 - Brian Lowens
0 - Andy Barber, Dave Aldridge

Buckley Mold 1 - 2-3 Wallasey 1

Buckley Mold lost narrowly to Wallasey 1 in the Wirral 1st division.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Wirral League Tables

1. DIV 1 LEAGUE TABLE as at 28/02/2010
CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Chester 1 5 4 1 0 16.0 9.0 7 4.5
Hoylake 1 5 4 0 1 16.0 9.0 7 4.0
Wallasey 3 6 3 1 2 15.5 14.5 1 3.5
Buckley Mold 1 5 3 0 2 13.0 12.0 1 3.0
Wallasey 1 5 3 0 2 13.0 12.0 1 3.0
Formby 5 1 2 2 11.5 13.5 -2 2.0
Caergwrle 1 5 1 1 3 13.5 11.5 2 1.5
Wallasey 2 5 1 1 3 11.5 13.5 -2 1.5
Chester 2 5 0 0 5 5.0 20.0 -15 0.0
2. DIV 2 LEAGUE TABLE as at 28/02/2010
CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Pensby 1 4 3 1 0 15.5 4.5 11.0 3.5
Wallasey 4 3 3 0 0 11.0 4.0 7.0 3.0
Buckley Mold 2 3 3 0 0 10.0 5.0 5.0 3.0
Chester 3 5 2 1 2 13.5 11.5 2.0 2.5
Capenhurst 5 2 1 2 12.5 12.5 0.0 2.5
Hoylake 2 4 1 0 3 7.5 12.5 -5.0 1.0
Caergwrle 2 4 1 0 3 3.5 16.5 -13.0 1.0
Wallasey 5 6 0 1 5 11.5 18.5 -7.0 0.5
3. DIV 3 LEAGUE TABLE as at 28/02/2010
CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Wallasey 6 6 6 0 0 26.0 4.0 22.0 6.0
Frodsham 4 3 0 1 11.5 8.5 3.0 3.0
Pensby 2 6 2 0 4 13.0 17.0 -4.0 2.0
Chester 4 5 2 0 3 10.0 15.0 -5.0 2.0
Chester 5 5 0 0 5 4.5 20.5 -16.0 0.0

Buckley Mold 2 3-1 Corwen

A good win for our team in the Chester & District 3rd division.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Wallasey 2 4-1 Buckley Mold 1

Buckley Mold's first team went down to a heavy defeat away to Wallasey 2 yesterday in the Wirral league first division.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Wirral League Tables

Division 1 LEAGUE TABLE as at 31/01/2010
















CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Chester 1 5 4 1
16.0 9.0 7 4.5
Wallasey 3 5 3 1 1 13.5 11.5 2 3.5
Hoylake 1 4 3
1 13.0 7.0 6 3.0
Buckley Mold 1 4 3
1 12.0 8.0 4 3.0
Caergwrle 1 4 1 1 2 11.5 8.5 3 1.5
Formby 4 1 1 2 9.0 11.0 -2 1.5
Wallasey 1 3 1
2 6.5 8.5 -2 1.0
Wallasey 2 3

3 5.0 10.0 -5 0.0
Chester 2 4

4 3.5 16.5 -13 0.0

Division 2 LEAGUE TABLE as at 01/02/2010







CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Pensby 1 3 3 0 0 13.0 2.0 11.0 3.0
Wallasey 4 3 3 0 0 11.0 4.0 7.0 3.0
Buckley Mold 2 3 3 0 0 10.0 5.0 5.0 3.0
Capenhurst 5 2 1 2 12.5 12.5 0.0 2.5
Chester 3 4 2 0 2 11.0 9.0 2.0 2.0
Hoylake 2 4 1 0 3 7.5 12.5 -5.0 1.0
Caergwrle 2 4 1 0 3 3.5 16.5 -13.0 1.0
Wallasey 5 6 0 1 5 11.5 18.5 -7.0 0.5

















Division 3 LEAGUE TABLE as at 31st January 2010
















CLUB PLD WON DRAW LOST PTS -FOR PTS-AGT PTS-DIFF POINTS
Wallasey 6 5 5
0 22.0 3.0 19.0 5.0
Frodsham 4 3
1 11.5 8.5 3.0 3.0
Pensby 2 5 2
3 12.0 13.0 -1.0 2.0
Chester 4 5 2
3 10.0 15.0 -5.0 2.0
Chester 5 5

5 4.5 20.5 -16.0 0.0

KNOCK-OUT
QUARTER-FINALS






20/10/09 Chester (Div 1)
7.0 v. 0.0 Capenhurst (Div 2) CONCEDED
16/12/09 Buckley Mold 1 (div 1)
1.0 v. 6.0 Caergwrle (Div 1)
16/11/09 Formby (Div 1)
4.0 v. 3.0 Wallasey (Div 1)
23/12/08 Pensby (Div 2)
5.5 v. 4.0 Hoylake (Div 1)







SEMI-FINALS






Chester (Div 1)

v.
Formby (Div 1)

Caergwrle (Div 1)

v.
Pensby (Div 2)