Saturday, 16 November 2013

Colchester v Chelmsford

This month there are no less than four matches between Colchester and Chelmsford. The C team have league matches against Chelmsford C and Chelmsford D; the A team have a league match against Chelmsford B and earlier this week had a knockout match against Chelmsford A. The A team narrowly lost to Chelmsford A (who won Division 1 last season).

Eldar Lachinov played his first game for Colchester, picking up a good win in a very sharp Modern Benoni - Mikenas Attack (8.e5). His analysis of the game can be found below.

Date: 13-Nov-2013
NECL Knockout: Round 2
1 w Ian Gooding (167) 0 1 Russell White (196) b
2 b Dimitrios Kolomvas (e160) ½ ½ Ivan Myall (185) w
3 w Eldar Lachinov (e155) 1 0 David Chandler (182) b
4 b Mike Wagstaff (142) 0 1 Malcolm Bucknell (179) w
(avg=156) 1.5 2.5 (avg=186)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Galleywood Knights v Colchester C

The C team narrowly lost their match against Galleywood Knights. They were out-graded on three of the four boards. The C team remain top of Division 3 but have played more games than the other teams in the league. Mark Johnson made his debut for the club with a draw against a higher-graded player.

Date: 06-Nov-2013
NECL League: Division 3
1 b Rory Coughlan (130) 1 0 Sam Glenn (118) w
2 w Pablo Garcia-Galan Ruiz (130) 1 0 Martin Harris (e115) b
3 b Michael Coughlan (110) 0 1 Pete Smith (111) w
4 w Ray Algar (110) ½ ½ Mark Johnson (e71) b
(avg=120) 2.5 1.5 (avg=103)

Friday, 1 November 2013

October summary

The current top ten players in the club grand prix are:

1stPete Smith480
2ndBrian Remmer375
3rd=Nathan Barnes2.583
Martin Harris2.583
Dimitrios Kolomvas2.583
Mike Wagstaff2.583
7th=Phil Daley2100
Sam Glenn250
9th=Clive Bellinger1.575
Mark Johnson1.550

Games played in the club championship, Tony Locke rapidplay and the NECL league/knockout count for points in the grand prix. Wins by default in NECL matches do count for points.

Only a few games have been played in the club championship but the early leaders are: Eldar Lachinov (group 1), Pete Smith (group 2), Nathan Barnes (group 3) and Phil Daley/Brian Remmer (group 4).

In the NECL knockout Colchester A are through to round 2. In Division 2, Colchester A have won their only game and are in 3rd place in the table. In Division 3, Colchester C are top of the table with Colchester B in 2nd place.