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

 

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.

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.

Woodseats B vs Nomads B

Woodseats B 4 – 2 Nomad B
Stuart Jones 1 – 0 Peter Morton (w)
Douglas Counch 0.5 – 0.5 Rob Nield
Dave Toft 0.5 – 0.5 Steve Withingon
Brendan Ashmore 1 – 0 Eric McKenna
Steve Moon 0.5 – 0.5 Jo Woollard
Dave Cook 0.5 – 0.5 Arkady England

An excellent evening of chess at the Red Lion, London Road. The games were close and indeed four of them were draws, with Nomads’ new kid on the block, Arkady English, maintaining his excellent start for the club – undefeated. But Woodseats secured two wins and took the match.

Nomads B vs Ecclesall C

Nomads B 4.5 – 1.5 Ecclesall C
Peter Morton 0 – 1 Safdar Alam (w)
Rob Nield 1 – 0 Ivan Basarab-Howarth
Steve Withington 1 – 0 Roger Swindell
Duncan Chambers 0.5 – 0.5 John Speck
Akady English 1 – 0 Ken Scott
Eric McKenna 1 – 0 DEFAULT

A great start to the season for Nomads B. Making his debut for Nomads was Arkady English, delivering a win for the team.

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)