|Nomads B||3.5||2.5||Hillsborough C|
|Peter Morton||0.5||0.5||Alan Sutton (w)|
|Steve Withington||0.5||0.5||Kevin Keenan|
|Duncan Chambers||0.5||0.5||Steven Lee|
|Les Day||0.5||0.5||John Neely|
|Ray King||1||0||Ron Keenan|
|Eric Mckenna||0.5||0.5||Peter Locking|
|Nomads B||3||3||Rotherham B|
|Rob Nield||0||1||Chris Willey (w)|
|Steve Withington||1||0||Andy Baxter|
|Duncan Chambers||0||1||Ed Sowerby|
|Les Day||1||0||Phil Sharp|
|Eric McKenna||0||1||Mick Snowden|
|Ray King||1||0||Colin Whitehouse|
A very close match that ended with Andy Baxter timing out while Steve had only 24 seconds left.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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 🙂
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.
|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.
Our first double pointer of the season, as Aughton, short on players this season, declined a second fixture. We had an immediate boost as they arrived with only three players, giving us a 1-0 advantage. They outgraded us on every board but credit to Eric, Sam and new player Sean, who all had very tight games.
Sam eventually succumbed to his very experienced opponent, Eric had the advantage all the way through but had to settle for a draw, leaving it all square with Sean to finish. His game had everything, down the exchange, getting it back, queen sacrifices, pawns on the 7th, a king on the run, eventually going into the end game a piece down, a Queen and a couple of pawns to his opponents Queen, Bishop and 3 pawns. Just when it looked like he may be on the losing end, his opponent lost his queen turning the game completely, with Sean achieving check mate after about 80 moves with 20 seconds left, getting his first win for the team.
Three wins out of three so far 🙂