Ecclesall C vs Nomads B

Ecclesall C 2.5 3.5 Nomads B
Daniel Mooney 0.5 0.5 Steve Withington (w)
Peter Cooper 1 0 Duncan Chambers
Elliot Spencer 0 1 Lez Day
Roger Swindell 0 1 Ray King
John Speck 0 1 Eric McKenna
Ivan Basarab-Howarth 1 0 Arkady English

An under-strength Nomads B put in a great effort to narrowly win this one.

Daniel Mooney vs Steve Withington

Lez Day and Ray KIng, securing crucial victories

 

SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY A 2.5 v 5.5 NOMADS A

Our 4th game of the season saw us travel to University. Where we continued our unbeaten run with a fine win 5.5 – 2.5. Wins for Chris, John, Pete & Duncan and draws for Jon, Stuart & Nick secured the points. This puts us 3rd in the league with 6 points out of 8. with 2 wins & 2 draws. Onto next week where we go to Ecclesall who are also unbeaten but have won all their 4 games.

Cheers Lez

NOMADS A 4 v 4 WOODSEATS A

We move onto our 3rd game of the season (our 1st at home) where we welcomed Woodseats to the Trades & Labour Club.  We won the toss & Jon chose to play black  on odd boards. After a shaky start we managed to get the edge in the match & it looked like we were heading for a win. But in the end the match ended in a 4-4 draw. Wins for Chris, Vasilis (in his first game for the club) & Pete who has a 100% record so far with 3 wins from 3 games played. Jon & Duncan both drew. Still unbeaten after 3 games a great achievement with a win & 2 draws (4 points from 6). we next play on Wednesday 21st Nov away to University lets keep our unbeaten run going.

Cheers Lez

DARNALL A 4 V 4 NOMADS A

Our second match of the season saw us travel to Darnall for what was going to be a tough match, and tough it was. The match ended all square 4-4. Wins for Stuart, Pete & Steve & draws for Chris & Nick secured us a share of the points. Unbeaten in our first 2 games is a fantastic achievement with 3 out of 4 points. On to next week where we have our first home of the season against Woodseats.

Cheers Lez

Nomads B vs Barnsley B

Nomads B 3.5 2.5 Barnsley B
Peter Morton 0.5 0.5 Peter Micklethwaite
Rob Nield 0 1 Neil Todd
Steve Withington 0.5 0.5 Richard Hall
Duncan Chambers 1 0 Arnold Van Der Hulst
Lez Day 1 0 Antony Perry
Ray King 0.5 0.5 John Stevens

This was a very closely fought match that could have gone either way. Ray King was last to finish, getting a draw, and securing an important victory.

Sheffield Deaf 1 – 5 Nomads C

Another great result, ensuring the C team remain on maximum points so far   this season.  Four out of the five new players who recently joined the club took part in this game and we all returned home unbeaten, with wins for Ray, myself, Arkady and Rory (in his first game) and draws for Eric & Sean.  Well done everyone 🙂

Nomads C 4 Darnall & Handsworth C 1

Another good win for the team, leaving us top of the table with ten points from ten.  After two previous very long games, Sean had the luxury of finishing first with a good solid win.  Arkady secured a draw, then Sam, who seemed nearly down and out at three pawns down, took advantage of his opponents mistake and went on to win.  This left us on 2.5 / 5 with two games still to finish.  Eric secured the draw to win the match, then Ray, playing his first game for us, wrapped up an impressive win just in time, for the match to finish 4-1.

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Aughton A vs Nomads B

Aughton A 2.5 – 3.5 Nomads B
Jim Barker 0.5 – 0.5 Peter Morton (w)
Kevin Marshall 0 – 1 Steve Withington
Dave Glossop 0 – 1 Duncan Chambers
Barry Williams 0 – 1 Eric McKenna
Patrick Connolly 1 – 0 Jo Woollard
John Reynolds 1 – 0 Arkady English

This was a very close match and an excellent result for Nomads.

Kev Marshall vs Steve Withington

Black to play and avoid being massacred…

I had a fascinating game against Kev Marshall who in this position had just played 12. Nxe5

Two knights en prise and I couldn’t take either, things were looking pretty grim for me. But Kev’s run of good moves ended and he handed me the game.