This is to notify any players who remember playing with and against Brian of his death after a long illness on 15th May. Brian was a long time Gwent League player who played for several clubs , although Malpas was not amongst them , and I am sure many of you will be saddened by the news,
With the website back on-line and under heavy revision just a quick post to advise club members that there will be a blitz tournament on Wednesday August 21 at the Usk Vale starting at 19:30 . It is planned to be an all play all with a time limit of 3 mins and an increment of 2 secs for each move.
Hope to see you all there !
On Tuesday night a depleted Malpas A nearly manged to achieve a draw against Cwmbran Crows but slipped to a narrow defeat.
Nick lost against John Thornton and I lost an interesting tussle against Bob Hurn to leave Malpas 2-0 down . However Dave Turner pipped Jon Gilbert to leave everything hingeing on the game between Dave Williams and Steve Williams. With both players running short on time Dave launched a fierce kingside attack but Steve managed to survive and earned a hard fought draw.
First post for a while , due to personnel changes , but we are sort of up and running again. Last Thursday the final Division 2 match of the season saw a hard fought draw between Malpas B and Malpas C with the outcome going down to the final game.
That result gave the Dision title to Newport B with Malpas C and Malpas B finishing second and third.
Our congratulations to Newport B over a competitve season.
That’s it for now but hopefully we’ll be posting more often now and hope you can bear with us in this transtion period.