Nomads B vs Rotherham A

Nomads B 2 4 Rotherham A
Ian Barwick (w) 1/2 1/2 Chris Williams
Ken Dewhurst 1/2 1/2 Pete Ballard
Lucas Roshani 0 1 Ed Sowerby
Steve Withington 1/2 1/2 Chris Willey
Les Day 1/2 1/2 Phil Sharp
Eric McKenna 0 1 Mick Snowdon

Usual captain Keith was playing for the A team in Barnsley, so Steve stood in.

First to finish was Les, with a short brutal game that ended in a draw. Meanwhile Steve allowed Chris an early threat of checkmate that could only be stopped by giving up a bishop. This, however, was met shortly after with a nice counter-blunder from Chris, and a draw was agreed in a game both players would rather forget. New Nomad Lucas crumbled early and things weren’t looking good. A draw on board two and defeat for Eric meant Nomads had lost the match.

Ian was last to finish with an interesting queens and pawns endgame from which he secured a draw.

Nomads B Vs SASCA B

Nomads B team Welcomed SASCA B on Tuesday 17th, it was our 1st league game since the Christmas break, and with both both teams being slightly weaker than normal due to other commitments and player restrictions, the match promised to be a closely fought contest. Nomads were already 1-0 in front before play even began, but the other five games were not so easy, Ian lost in a closely fought contest, Arjun won in his usual slow, but calculating style, Ken drew his game, Steve, although a piece up, but playing against 2 passed pawns managed a draw with his opponent making the drawing move just a slit second before his flag fell, unlucky Steve!!!! Keith the captain and reluctantly playing showed no mercy to his opponent, making sure to maximise any and all mistakes.

Nomads B 4-2 SASCA B
I Barwick 7428 0-1 D Sullivan 3594
A Babu 3714 1-0 J Fryer 1782
K Dewhurst 1247 1/2-1/2 M Lau 7402
S Withington 3293 1/2-1/2 S Kooner 3366
K Wicks (c) 4298 1-0 I Sopolidi 4427
D Chambers 7523 1-0 Bye

Rotherham A v Nomads B

Rotherham A 3-3 Nomads B
Chris Williams 1-0 Ian Barwick
Steve Mann 0-1 Geoff Frost
Pete Catt 0.5-0.5 Henry Withington
Chris Willey 0-1 Ken Dewhurst
Ed Sowerby 1-0 Steve Withington
John Baker 0.5-0.5 Keith Wicks
wickes
Rotherham players look on helplessly as Wicks performs a monumental swindle.

Geoff Frost (Nomads B) v Steve Mann (Rotherham A)

Return to winning ways for Nomads B

After Nomads B had Suffered their first loss against Stannington B:

7th November

Stannington B 4 2 Nomads B
Carl Walker 1 0 Ian Barwick
Kier Morton ½ ½ Geoff Frost
John R Mercy 1 0 Stuart Crosthwaite
Bryan Wood ½ ½ Henry Withington
Mike Grimsley 0 1 Ken Dewhurst
Adrian E Millward 1 0 Steve Withington

We welcomed Worksop A to our home venue with with 5 of our 6 players being outgraded on their respected boards,Nomads gained a victory and returned to the top of Div2

22nd November

Nomads B Worksop A
Ian Barwick 1 0 Jim Davis
Henry Withington 0 1 Phil Griffiths
Stuart Crosthwaite 1 0 Oliver Graham
Ken Dewhurst ½ ½ Ionel Dragan
Steve Withington 0 1 Andrew Allen
Keith Wicks 1 0 A David Fidler

 

Eccesall B V Nomads B

The Nomads B team travelled Ecclesall Chess Club on November 2nd. We must apologise to their team for our tardy arrival, the game was a very closely fought match with draws on all of the first five boards reflecting how evenly matched the teams were. Fortunately Keith pulled of a win to swing the tie Nomads way, Nomads B are back on top of the Div continuing their 100% record

Eccesall B 2.5 – 3.5 Nomads B
1 2800 J Marley 1/2-1/2 I Barwick (w) 7426
2 1468 K.McIntosh 1/2-1/2 M Newett 3043
3 1467 A McIntosh 1/2-1/2 H Withington 3414
4 2131 N Wragg 1/2-1/2 K Dewhurst 1247
5 5765 P Cooper 1/2-1/2 S Withington 3293
6 3300 P Hoare 0- 1 K Wicks (c) 4298

Nomads B v Barnsley B

Nomads B 5-1 Barnsley B
Ian Barwick 1-0 K Hunter
Geoff Frost 0½-0½ N Todd
Arjun Babu 1-0 R F Hall
Nick Mahoney 1-0 A Perry
Henry Withington 0½-0½ P Lea Kime
Steve Withington 1-0 J Stevens

Standing in as captain for Keith, I was pleased to see what a strong and committed team we had.
First to finish, and playing extremely quickly, was Steve. He won a pawn in the opening and exchanged off to a winning ending where he won a piece.
Second and third to finish were Geoff and Henry. One was a fluid open game and position, one was not…..
Nick wrapped up a win on board 4 with a nice win of Queen, and then mopped up.
So 3-1 everything was fine. Ian had a slight plus in a Q and double rook ending but there were no obvious weaknesses in either position. arjun had his usual complex position and naturally no time. So when he contrived to get his Q trapped and lose it for a Rook, I feared the worst. There was compensation in that he had 2 connected passed pawns on the 5th and two excellent bishops. There was then a flurry of exchanges which left Richard with a Rook and Knight trying to stop the 2 pawns supported by the bishops. It was only going to end one way.
Finally Ian was quietly going about his business. He gave up his passed Q side pawn in exchange for tempi to storm Ken’s King. A nice culmination of a good game by Ian.