A quick match report:
A great team win for Emsworth C against Portsmouth C takes Emsworth C to the top of division 3 with 3 matches to play. Our nearest competitor is Chichester, two points behind but with a game in hand.
After some change in board order by Portsmouth, I play Brian Cochran on board 1. After an even opening and middle game, I blundered a pawn and was fighting for a draw with queen and 3 pawns v queen and 4 pawns.
On board 2, Nitin had the better of the opening winning a pawn, but was unable to stop a very strong attack on his king.
On board 3, Phil had his third win in a row. He got into a complex sicilian middle game in which is opponent miscalculated and Phil won.
On board 4, Darren won a queen for minor piece but his opponent fought back strongly but Darren came through with a short amount of time left on the clock. After his win took the match to an unassailable 3-1 margin, Brian agreed a draw in my game.
On board 5, Adrian won a minor piece in the middle game with a combination using a pin of his opponent’s queen and won.
The next C team game is probably a title deciding match away at Chichester on Monday 5th March.
|Div3 15 Feb 2018||Emsworth C||3½-1½||Portsmouth C|
Derek beat David in their second game of the championship tonight. I think this means Derek is the first one to five games so setting a target for the rest of us!
|ClubChamp 15 Feb 2018||David Jerome0-1||Derek Shotton|
We won 4-1 after Portsmouth B brought a weakened team to us and defaulted board 4. Kier won after 10 moves after his opponent resigned after blundering a rook. I got into a better position in the opening after my opponent arrived 25 minutes late but blundered after seeing threats that weren’t there. Phil got a good position from the opening, lost a bishop but hung in there and won a rook to win and Zoltan won against a new Portsmouth player. Overall a great result.
We are top of the division 2 table by 1 point from Cosham with three matches to play.
The next match is away at Cosham on 1st March.
|Div2 08 Feb 2018||Emsworth B||4-1||Portsmouth B|
The following results have been added to the Club Championship:
|ClubChamp 11 Jan 2018||Derek Shotton||1-0||Darren Cook|
|ClubChamp 11 Jan 2018||Darren Cook||1-0||Derek Shotton|
|ClubChamp 25 Jan 2018||Paul Northcott||0-1||Kier Eyles|
|ClubChamp 01 Feb 2018||Adrian Parker||½-½||Mark Davies|
I have updated the
Emsworth lost by the minimum margin against Gosport last night. Well done to Phil and Zsolt for 2 fine wins:
|Div1 29 Jan 2018||Gosport||3½-2½||Emsworth A|
An emphatic victory for Emsworth last night:
|Div3 23 Jan 2018||Fareham D||½-4½||Emsworth C|
The first Club Championship game of 2018 ended in a draw.
|ClubChamp 18 Jan 2018||Derek Shotton||½-½||Mark Davies|
A close match with Paul Having a great win against Peter Dallas, and a lucky win (after I had offered a draw earlier in the game) for me after a blunder by my opponent in a N and 6 pawns v B and six pawns end after. Kier couldn’t quite finish after an aggressive opening, Zsolt unlucky right in the opening and Zoltan lost on time.
Thanks to everybody for playing.
|Div2 15 Jan 2018||Chichester B||3-2||Emsworth B|
Emsworth A held Fareham A to a draw last Thursday - considering Fareham are top of the table at the moment, that's a result!...
|Div1 11 Jan 2018||Emsworth A||3-3||Fareham A|
Both Adrian and Darren missed chances in their Club Championship battle on 30th November, but honours were shared in the end.
Emsworth C won their match against Fareham C quite comfortably last night...
|ClubChamp 30 Nov 2017||Adrian Parker||½-½||Darren Cook|
|Div3 21 Dec 2017||Emsworth C||4-1||Fareham C|
Emsworth B successfully overcame Cosham B last Thursday...
|Div2 14 Dec 2017||Emsworth B||3-2||Cosham B|
That puts Emsworth B top of Division 2 - see Portsmouth and District Chess League.
Emsworth A had a tough time away to Portsmouth A last Thursday. Well done to Zsolt for preventing the doughnut.
|Div1 6 Dec 2017||Portsmouth A||5½-½||Emsworth A|
Emsworth C v Fareham C, formerley scheduled for 30th November 2017 has been rescheduled for Thursday 21st December
Emsworth B put in a fine team performance away to Portsmouth B a couple of nights ago and last night David had a fine win with the black bits against Derek, ousting Mark from the top of the leaderboard!...
|Div2 29 Nov 2017||Portsmouth B||1½-3½||Emsworth B|
|ClubChamp 30 Nov 2017||Derek Shotton||0-1||David Jerome|
Chichester A brought a strong team to Emsworth last week and played like champions...
|Div1 16 Nov 2017||Emsworth A||½-5½||Chichester A|
Emsworth C completed the hat trick of team first wins this season in their league match against Chichester C. Earlier Phil drew his adjourned game against Mike Spence. Emsworth were unsuccessful in their first round game of the Cole Cup - better luck in the Plate guys...
|Div2 02 Nov 2017||Emsworth B||4-1||Chichester B|
|Div3 09 Nov 2017||Emsworth C||3-2||Chichester C|
|Cole Cup 09 Nov 2017||Emsworth||1½-3½||Fareham|
By the way, I couldn't let slip without a mention, Darren's MONSTER win against Alexander Miller in the above C-team clash - that's a 45 point grading difference. Darren gets a stonking 178 for that result!!
Congratulations to Emsworth B for their first win this season with Phil's game against Mike Spence adjourned...
|Div2 02 Nov 2017||Emsworth B||4½-½||Chichester B|
|Division 2||Thu 02-11-2017||Emsworth B||v||Chichester B|
|Division 3||Thu 09-11-2017||Emsworth C||v||Chichester C|
|Division 1||Thu 16-11-2017||Emsworth A||v||Chichester A|
|Division 2||Wed 22-11-2017||Portsmouth B||v||Emsworth B|
|Club night||Thu 23-11-2017||Emsworth|
|Division 3||Thu 30-11-2017||Emsworth C||v||Fareham C|
|Division 1||Wed 06-12-2017||Portsmouth A||v||Emsworth A|
|Club night||Thu 07-12-2017||Emsworth|
|Division 2||Thu 14-12-2017||Emsworth B||v||Cosham B|
Congratulations to the A team for achieving the Club's first win this season whilst Mark maintains his 100% record in the Club Championship...
|Div1 26 Oct 2017||Cosham A||2-4||Emsworth A|
|ClubChamp 26 Oct 2017||Mark Davies||1-0||Darren Cook|
|Div2 12 Oct 2017||Cosham B||3½-1½||Emsworth B|
|Div3 18 Oct 2017||Portsmouth C||3½-1½||Emsworth C|
|Div1 19 Oct 2017||Emsworth A||1½-4½||Gosport|
Not the best start to a season the Club has ever had but, congratulations to Paul Northcott for being our only game winner so far:-)!
Gosport were unable to field a full team because of the rail strike so the above match was postponed - new date proposed: 19th October 2017.
|Division 2||Thu 12-10-2017||Cosham B||v||Emsworth B|
|Club night||Thu 12-10-2017||Emsworth|
|Division 3||Wed 18-10-2017||Portsmouth C||v||Emsworth C|
|Division 1||Thu 19-10-2017||Emsworth A||v||Gosport|
|Division 1||Thu 26-10-2017||Cosham A||v||Emsworth A|
|Club night||Thu 26-10-2017||Emsworth|
Fareham have requested that the fixture Fareham C v Emsworth C be moved from 15th May 2018 to 8th May 2018.
Final division 3 fixture updated from 22nd to 15th May 2018.
League and Cole Cup fixtures have been added.
Mark has started this season's Club Championship the way he finished last season's: at the top!
Welcome to the new season, good luck with all your games.
The Portsmouth and District League AGM will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday 21st September 2017 at Cosham Community Centre. 2017/8 Fixtures will be added following this.