Malpas A 1.5 – 2.5 Abergavenny A

Malpas A had good chances to at least draw this match but it was not to be.  Not a bad result though, considering the grading differences between the two teams. Points were scored by Farhan (who won his game) and Steve W who drew,

Available games will be on the Games page (League 2010-2011 section) soon if not there already.

The final position From Farhan Shataly v Terry Hill is below, after Black has played Qxc4:

Abergavenny C 2.5 – 1.5 Malpas B

Bad luck to Malpas B on losing this match.   Malpas points were from Dave Roberts who won against Brian Ross and Wyn Howells who drew against John O’Shea.

Available games will be on the Games page (League 2010-2011 section) soon if not there already.

Malpas B 2.5 – 1.5 Malpas C

Results below.  Well done to Simon, Farhan and Steve V for winning their games and a big welcome back for Adam!   Welcome also for new player Tony Briddon.

Simon Tang is now the leader in the Best Performance table!

F Shataly   1   v    D Williams  0
S Vickery   1   v    M Emblem    0
Wyn Howells 0   v    S Tang      1
A Briddon  1/2  v    A Jenkins  1/2
 

Malpas AGM Minutes

The minutes of the recent Malpas AGM can be found here.

Pontypool A 3 – 1 Malpas A

Not a great start for the first match of the season with two quick-ish  draws (Nick and Steve W) and two losses (Gary and Farhan) but there were good chances for a drawn match at one point.   Check the Games page (League 2010 – 2011 section) for the games which should appear soon if not there by the time you read this.

Penarth Congress

Gary Thomas just sent in some games from the Penarth Congress, available to members only on the Games page (non-league).

In his game against Michael Arribas-Ayllon, a key moment occurred in the following position. White (Gary) to move…. can you see it?

New Fixture List

Please note that Robert Taylor’s website now has the official new fixture list

You an also download a softcopy here, but the most up-to-date version will always be on Robert’s site above.

MCC Champs 2010 – Update 6

Latest results:

Gary Thomas 1/2 v Ron Williams 1/2
Dave Roberts 0 v Steve Vickery 1

Farhan, Nick and Gary will be in the semi-finals – but the fourth semi-finalist (Steve Vickery or Mark) will depend on the game between Steve V. and Nick. Exciting!

As usual all available games are on the Games page, non-league section (members only). The current Championship table can be found on the Results pages (MCC section).

Gwent Championship 2010 – Entry Form

This just in from Jon Gilbert:

Dear all
Please find attached the entry form for the 63rd Gwent Closed Championships 2010 – to be held in Abergavenny over the weekend of the 8th – 10th October 2010.
Please can you publicise as widely as possible – all Gwent registered players are eligible.
Best wishes, Jon

MCC Champs 2010 – Update 5

Latest results:

Gary Thomas 1 v Dave Williams 0
Farhan Shataly 1 v Ron Williams 0
Nick Davies 1 v Dave Roberts 0

White to move – and Gary finishes his game with a neat tactical move 32.Nh6 !!

Farhan and Gary now lead Group A and will go into the semi-finals! Group B is currently led by Mark Emblem and Nick. (Editor’s note: I’ve been told that Farhan’s new nickname is The Assassin).

All available games are on the Games page, non-league section (members only). The current Championship table can be found on the Results pages (MCC section).