Category Archives: Club Championship

Peter v Alex

This is the position before Alex’s final move in last week’s Club Championship match between Peter Crichton and Alex. Alex played Qxb6 and promptly resigned. Why did he resign and why was he wrong to do so ?
Peter v Alex


Club Championship Minor Competition 2014-15

In this competition, run in conjunction with the club championship, points are awarded to any player who draws with or beats a higher graded opponent. The number of points gained from any game is determined by the difference in grading between the two players. Thus, if a player is graded 50 and he beats a player graded 100, he scores 50 points. If the same two players draw, the lower-graded player scores 25 points.

On this basis, the following scores were achieved in the 2014-15 championship:

1. Dave Foster jr 33.5 points

2. Bruce Reed 30 points

3. Peter Booker 29 points

4. Derek Blair 7 points

5. Peter Crichton 5.5 points

In due course, Dave Foster will receive a bottle of wine, designed to degrade his performance next time round and give someone else a chance!

Club Championship update 1/4/2015

The first phase (all-play-all) of the 2014-15 club championship has now been completed and has produced the following results:

1. Peter Crichton 6.5/8

2. Jeremy Handley 4/5

3. Steve Larkin 3/5

4. Derek Blair 3/6

5. Bruce Reed 3/7

6. Dave Foster jr 3/8

7. Tim Wrigley 2.5/3

8. Phil Taylor 2/2

9. Peter Booker 1.5/9

10. Alex Ashworth 1/2

11. Malcolm Reid 0.5/1

12. Damian Rudge 0/4

Accordingly, the draw for the first round of the knockout phase of the championship is as follows:

Peter Crichton v Phil Taylor

Steve Larkin v Dave Foster

Jeremy Handley v Tim Wrigley

Derek Blair v Bruce Reed

Full details of this phase of the championship will be available on the championship board at the club.

Club Championship update

The first phase of the Club Championship is now complete and has produced the following result:
1. Derek Blair 6/7
2. Dave Foster sr 4/4
3. Tim Wrigley 4/4
4. Peter Crichton 4/5
5. Jeremy Handley 4/6
6. Steve Larkin 4/7
7. Bruce Reed 3.5/6
8. Christine Moorcroft 2.5/7
9. Peter Booker 2.5/11
10. Phil Taylor 2/5
11. Dave Foster jr 2/9
12. Damian Rudge 1.5/9
13. Alex Ashworth 1/1
14. David Wrigley 1/1
15. Dave Scott 0/2
Under the points system devised by Phil, the outcome is as follows:
1. Peter Booker 42.5
2. Damian Rudge 40.5
3. Christine Moorcroft 15
4. Bruce Reed 9.5
5. Steve Larkin 6
6. Jeremy Handley 2.5
7. Peter Crichton 1.5
The draw for the knockout phase of the club championship is:
A. Derek v Christine
B. Tim v Steve
C. Dave F sr v Bruce
D. Peter C v Jeremy
This round to be completed by the end of April.