HB v Angels


Played at Haydon Bridge Thu 26 Feb 2015
Haydon Bridge H/c res Res H/c Angels
Ian Mackay 3 0 4 2 Tim Wrigley
Tom Bradford 5 2 2 3 Jeremy Handley
Christine Moorcroft 7 0 4 4 Alex Ashworth
Damian Rudge 7 0 4 4 Phil Taylor
22 2 14 13
24 27



Reivers v Jesmond Wasps

This match was played at Corbridge on Tuesday Feb 24th, with the following line-up:
1. Derek Blair (135) v Rohan Rawat (91)
2. Phil Taylor (115) v Weiming Xu (90)
3. Bruce Reed (106) v Jamie McIntosh (65)
4. Dave Foster jr (84) v Simon McIntosh (u)
5. Damian Rudge (65) v Default
Unfortunately, Jesmond arrived without their top board, so all their players moved up one board, leaving Damian without a game but with a point. 1-0
Derek had a comfortable win, Rohan dropping a piece early on and allowing Derek to control the game. 2-0
Phil had his work cut out and his offer of a draw when there were only equal pawns and kings on the board was eventually accepted. 2.5- 0.5
Dave had a disaster and was caught, I believe, by a back-rank mate. 2.5-1.5
Bruce had to work quite hard for what eventually proved a clear-cut win. 3.5-1.5
So the Reivers picked up two more points and moved into the top half of the table. Where will this meteoric rise take them?

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

Tans v Jesmond Knights

The scoreline does not tell the whole story. This was a “what could have been” match.

In the order the games finished. Tim was fortunate to win early after his opponent blundered a knight & resigned immediately. Bruce had chances in an uneven ending, something like R, N & B + 3 pawns against R,N & 6 pawns. Peter suffered against Zheming, and lost a close ending. David said he played a good game, and then threw it away. Andy lost after a time scramble, having refused Chris’s draw offers. Chris had 18 secs left at the end, Andy a little more. So plenty to scope for more points, but congratulations to Jesmond.

Tans v Jesmond Knights
Played at Corbridge Tue 17 Feb 2015
Andy Lawson 0-1 Chris Izod
David Wrigley 0-1 Malola Prasath
Tim Wrigley 1-0 Jesus Urresti
Peter Crichton 0-1 Zheming Zhang
Bruce Reed 0-1 Joe Dalton

Reivers v Newcastle University

This match was played on Tuesday February 3rd 2015 with the following line-up:

1. Jeremy Handley v Alistair Ridley

2. Bruce Reed v Michael Knight

3. Steve Larkin v Pavel Shakavets

4. Peter Booker v Dimiter Shinkov

5. Damian Rudge v Gautam Mokan

No grades were available for any of the university players, though apparently Michael Knight was graded 150 a couple of years ago.

First to finish was board 3 where, in a lacklustre performance, Steve was swept away by Pavel, who used just 10 minutes of his allotted time to inflict a decisive defeat on Steve, aided and abetted by the fact that Steve presented him with a mate in one! 0-1

Much later, on board 2, Bruce had to settle for a draw in a complex situation after having earlier won a queen  for a rook and a knight. 0.5-1.5

Much later still,Peter and Damian, who had both achieved overwhelming superiority in the end game, eventually translated their advantage into victories after many an anxious moment on the way! 2.5-1.5

Which left Jeremy, a last-minute replacement for Alex, conducting a strong endgame against his hitherto unbeaten opponent. Alistair resigned when it became clear that Jeremy’s passed pawns were unstoppable. 3.5-1.5,

So despite the example set by their captain, the Reivers emerged with a clear win which moved them four places up the league table . Bravo! .