Its My Party

And i will cry if I want to. My birthday yesterday and Leon beat me in the John Barnard Shield.  Leon played well, I blundered two pawns and you can not afford to do that. Leon plays Kevin in the next round.

Young James came up against the wise head himself Keith. Looked quite equal with James holding his own, then bang, Keith won the ending. Keith will play Preethi in the next round.

Good turn out at the club, Andy Hartland turned up and played a couple of games to warm himself up for the season, he played young Chris. About 12-14 players made the effort to play. Good figures really.

Team away to Broadland on Wednesday in the Norfolk and Suffolk Cup and with Jason not playing this season, young Karthik has been elevated up to board two, Kamil, Terry, myself, Leon and netts make up the team.

And We Are Off!!

Excellent result for the Guardians last night. Terry up against class opposition in Mr Wells and it was going to be tough, not unbeatable but very hard.

Mark Pooley had a very good result versus Mr Bond on 2, you can nearly always rely on Pools to get you a half for the team. Do his confidence the world of good, got off to a great start for this season.

Netts and Leon had good wins on 3 and 4, nice to get a point and sets the ball rolling.

Next fixture for Guardians, is against the X-Men on the 20th of October.

Results and Fixtures:

http://www.c4results.org.uk/chess/php/DisplayEvents.php?EventId=3&SectionId=8

“Oh, Behave! Yeah! Yeah, Baby!”

“Oh, behave! Yeah! Yeah, baby!”
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) 

Brilliant night down at Parkhill Hotel last night, Leon beat Pools in a 15min playoff in the quarter finals last night, this after a draw in the normal time limit game. Good to see Pools back at the club. Congratulations to Leon and go on and win it mate.

Nice to see so many players at the club last night and this with no Karthik, Steve and Kevin there. Had a great time trying to beat Kamil with 10 min v 1 min and still getting thrashed. Also hearing Hamlet quotes from Charles and Terry, must admit Terry is a bit of an expert.

Also good to see Len, Charles and Graham moving the wooden pieces about and big thank you to Charles for giving young Chris loads of advice on the great game. Graham is turning up to play at the weekend, keen as ever is our Graham.

Looking forward to The Open this coming weekend and hope that some of the Lowestoft C.C motley crew can muster a trophy or two!!

Season Starts

Hi All

The Lions (A) got promoted to the first division last year and this season starts with a home game against The Fakenham Gambits on the 20/10/2014. All matches will be difficult this season but we must be confident of winning games and pushing the top teams.

The Guardians (B) first match is away match to the X-Men (C) at Parkhill on the 20/10/2014, this tasty encounter will go a long way in seeing who is the top team in this division.

The X-Men (C) play their first game away to the Norwich Dons Cavaliers on the 6/10/2014. A tough little start for the boys, but I am quietly confident of victory, we have a tough third team, will be hard to beat that’s for sure.

As you can see the 20/10/14 will be a busy evening and we will be using the new room for all games this season. Will be interesting to see what happens!!

The John Barnard Shield

The John Barnard Shield 2014

One tournament shall be a K.O and one match will be played each calendar month on a rolling basis.

It shall start in September and continue until it finishes.

All games are graded

All the games are played under NCCA league rules.

Draw for colours on the night.

In the event of a draw a 15 min quickplay match will take place and the colours reversed. The match has to be completed by the end of the month, so, if you play on the last day of the month, you will have to play the quickplay that evening.

The higher drawn player has to contact the lower drawn player. If higher drawn player does not contact the bottom drawn player he will forfeit the game. Likewise if the lower drawn player does not get back after three (3) attempts at a date by the higher drawn player the higher drawn player wins.

You can contact via the website, email,phone or meet and discuss at the club. Contact me for phone numbers if needed.

First round needs to be completed by Tuesday the 30th of September.

Eric needs to contact Craig, Mark Pooley needs to contact Karthik, James needs to contact Keith and Leon needs to contact Warren. Games need to be completed by 30th September.

Eric beat Craig, Karthik beat Pools, not sure if James is up to speed. Leon and myself are playing very shortly.

Quarter Finals needs to be completed by the Friday 31st October

Semi Final by Mon 30th November

Final by 31st December

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