Nomads I vs SASCA II

Well SASCA 2 could only raise 3 players for the match. They had to play it to gain access to the Plate. I was able to give Jeremy and Nick the night off. So only 3 games played. On Board 2 Sam’s opponent played a fairly accurate French defence and I thought that this could develop into a reasonable game. When I next returned, Sam had won his opponent’s Queen on a full board…1-0

Daniel was not unduly troubled and won a piece in 6 moves. He just played it out to a win nothing tricky, just winning material as he went…2-0

Paul on Board 1 had a very long game. Black in a Benoni he seemed to have all the chances, but probably failed to note the drawishness of the Bishops Opposite colours in a very locked position. Finally as we were putting the rest of the sets and tables away (assisted by his opponent, thanks !) Paul made a breakthrough and was able to infiltrate with his Rook…3-0, or 6-0

We now have a Bye until the New Year.

Sheffield Individual Championships Deadline Extended

Deadline for entries is now Saturday 24th October

Sheffield Individual Tournaments

Geoff Brown is organising the Sheffield Individual Championships this year.

These will be played as six-round Swiss tournaments spread out over the coming season, with one game scheduled every four to six weeks. In the case of insufficient entries then sections may be combined or a different format may be used.

ENTRY IS FREE

Please send your entry, including
full name
grading reference(s)
postal address
telephone number
email address
date of birth (Juniors only)

6 Shoreham Road, Moorgate, Rotherham S60 3EF
phone: O17O9 837596 mobile: O7931 563787
gd_brown@hotmail.co.uk

Nomads D v Sheffield Deaf

Nomads D 1.5-2.5 Sheffield Deaf
Keith Wicks 0.5-0.5 Mike Freund
Dave Kesteven 0-1 Peter Sharpe
Jo Woollard 1-0 Mick Simmons
Jamie Dormer 0-1 David Whiston

A late withdrawl and player shortage eventually ended with a late phone call to Steve, who somehow managed to magic up yet another friend who plays chess to fill the gap. Jamie was first to finish, but enjoyed his experience and is willing to give it another go, thanks go to him for playing at such short notice. Dave felt he was struggling from early on but made Peter work for the victory, then Keith & Mike agreed the draw. With 2 rooks each, Mick a Knight and me a bishop, I was two pawns up (6 to 4) when Mick gave his Knight away and he resigned straight after.

Guide for using the new digital clocks

Apologies, I don’t know how to get images onto here, so this is all text, but hopefully it’s quite straightforward. There are various different settings the new clocks (the burgundy coloured ones) can be used on (there is a list on the bottom of the clocks), but to keep it simple I have just listed below how to get them ready for a Sheffield League match time.

The on / off button is on the bottom of the clock, press that.

A number should appear on the front of the clock. This should be number 5. If it is not number 5, use the + or – buttons on the left of the front of the clock to move this number either up or down. Then press the tick button on the front of the clock.

If it is number 5, then press the tick button on the right of the front of the clock. This will then take you through to the time settings. These should be correct, so all you have to do is keep pressing the tick button to take you through, it will move through two lots of 1.00.00, then show 2 x 15.00, which is the additional time. Keep pressing tick until the clock shows the 1.00 on both sides.

After each of the two times, there is a little symbol – one black and one clear, to show colours. Use the top grey bar (the bit you press when you have played your move) to make sure the black is lined up with the black colours and the clear with the white (this depends on which side of the table you are placing your clock).

It’s then ready to go. To start the clock press the ‘play pause’ button on the front in the centre. The 15 minutes will be added to both clocks when the first clock reaches zero, so it is up to you to make sure your opponent has reached 30 moves by this point.

Switch off when finished, button on bottom of clock.

Anyone who wants any further instruction, just let me know.

Sheffield Individual Tournaments

Sheffield Individual Tournaments

Geoff Brown is organising the Sheffield Individual Championships this year.  

These will be played as six-round Swiss tournaments spread out over the coming season, with one game scheduled every four to six weeks. In the case of insufficient entries then sections may be combined or a different format may be used.

ENTRY IS FREE
Entries are now invited. Closing date is 15th October 2015

Please send your entry, including
full name
grading reference(s)
postal address
telephone number
email address
date of birth (Juniors only)

6 Shoreham Road, Moorgate, Rotherham S60 3EF
phone: O17O9 837596    mobile: O7931 563787
gd_brown@hotmail.co.uk