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.