League Champions!

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Re: League Champions!

Post by Alan Walton » Fri May 24, 2013 1:30 pm

We were not actually preparing for the Marple match

Stephen had to play at least 2 games as he was included in our registration list, this was one of the matches he was actually available for and agreed earlier in the season

Sophie was a bonus as she was playing for us in the 4NCL the weekend before and was staying in Oldham before travelling to Gibraltar the following weekend, she actually asked to play that night herself (so it was a bonus)

The team would have been alot stronger if John Bentley & Adam Lang didn't stepped aside to allow the younger players to play

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Re: League Champions!

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 24, 2013 1:35 pm

Alan Walton wrote:Sophie was a bonus as she was playing for us in the 4NCL the weekend before and was staying in Oldham before travelling to Gibraltar the following weekend, she actually asked to play that night herself (so it was a bonus)
indeed it was, £2 for the ECF in game fee :D
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Re: League Champions!

Post by Alan Walton » Fri May 24, 2013 1:42 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Alan Walton wrote:Sophie was a bonus as she was playing for us in the 4NCL the weekend before and was staying in Oldham before travelling to Gibraltar the following weekend, she actually asked to play that night herself (so it was a bonus)
indeed it was, £2 for the ECF in game fee :D
Can I pay in coppers from my jar at home :wink:

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Re: League Champions!

Post by Mick Norris » Fri May 24, 2013 1:57 pm

Alan Walton wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:
Alan Walton wrote:Sophie was a bonus as she was playing for us in the 4NCL the weekend before and was staying in Oldham before travelling to Gibraltar the following weekend, she actually asked to play that night herself (so it was a bonus)
indeed it was, £2 for the ECF in game fee :D
Can I pay in coppers from my jar at home :wink:
You'll have to ask our Treasurer :!:
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Re: League Champions!

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri May 24, 2013 9:16 pm

I haven't read the whole thread, so somebody else may have suggested this.
The list of league division winners should appear on the ECF site and in the YearBook every year.

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Re: League Champions!

Post by Neil Graham » Sat May 25, 2013 10:50 am

Nottinghamshire League - final positions

http://www.nottschess.org/2012_13/Leagu ... bined.html

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Re: League Champions!

Post by David Robertson » Sat May 25, 2013 10:53 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:I haven't read the whole thread, so somebody else may have suggested this.
The list of league division winners should appear on the ECF site and in the YearBook every year.
They haven't. And they should. Good idea

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Re: League Champions!

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat May 25, 2013 11:35 am

The North Devon League's entire league results for the season:

1. Jack Rudd (Bid 1) 1-0 Steve Clarke (Bar 1)
2. Rob Kelso (Bar 2) 0-1 Arthur Rinvolucri (Brau 1)
3. Mike Dow (Brau 2) 1-0 Peter Sandon (Bid 2)
4. Jon Munsey (Bid 3) 1/2 Rick Dooley (Brau 3)
5. Graham Jones (Brau 4) 0-1 Richard Nash (Bar 3)
6. John Howard (Bar 4) 0-1 Rob Oughton (Bid 4)

Bideford, Braunton 2.5; Barnstaple 1

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Re: League Champions!

Post by Mike W. Richardt » Sat May 25, 2013 11:47 am

Here are the league winners from the Somerset leagues:

http://popmalc.org.uk/sc/?q=node/1553/home

if you click on the clubs you can see the players stats for that club!!
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Re: League Champions!

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sat May 25, 2013 3:10 pm

"They haven't. And they should. Good idea."

They used to. Browsing through my BCF Yearbook 1974/75 edited by Mrs A. Hopton.

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At a glance I can see that the Redditch Bishops whose clubrooms then were:
The Conservative Club, Easemore Road, Redditch (every Tuesday),
Won the Worcestershire League 2 pts ahead of the Kidderminster Bishops.

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There is now a quest for this forum.

See if we can get the score of the 'Most Enterprising Games' as played by Dr Brian G Dudley, (Stourbridge).

He is listed, along with a host of others as a vice president of the Worcestershire Chess Association.

http://www.raycollett.net/worcs/about.htm

I'll check out the Edinburgh Club to see if it appeared in CHESS or BCM.
Sometimes these two, especially the former, printed enterprising games from League Chess.

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Re: League Champions!

Post by John Sharp » Sat May 25, 2013 4:11 pm

Geoff Chandler wrote:
See if we can get the score of the 'Most Enterprising Games' as played by Dr Brian G Dudley, (Stourbridge).

He is listed, along with a host of others as a vice president of the Worcestershire Chess Association.
Hi Geoff,

I played in the Worcestershire League as a junior a few years later - in fact my first ever graded game was for Kidderminster Pawns vs D. Newton (Alcester) 16th Nov 1976.

I knew Dr Brian Dudley well since I also played for Stourbridge and I know he is still going strong at the club :) . I'm not sure if any Forum members go to Stourbridge but I know recently Nick Arkell (brother of Keith) has just started playing again with his children at the club.

Regards, John

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Re: League Champions!

Post by Judy Brown » Sat May 25, 2013 4:31 pm

WDCL Champions : 2012 – 2013 Season

Congratulations to :

CULCHETH Chess Club – Warrington and District League Champions 2012-2013
ST HELENS B – Second Division Champions 2012-2013
CULCHETH B – Third Division Champions 2012-2013
ST HELENS Chess Club – Fourth Division Champions 2012-2013
PENKETH Chess Club – Richard Furness 500 League Champions 2012-2013
ST HELENS Chess Club – Peninsula Cup Champions 2012-2013
CULCHETH Chess Club – Kalmar Cup Champions 2012-2013
PENKETH Chess Club – Kalmar Shield Champions 2012-2013

PLAYERS OF THE SEASON:-

WDCL Player of the Season : Lee Kay (Atherton, 11.5 out of 13)

Division 1: Andy Coe (Culcheth, 10 out of 11)
Division 2: Ray Smith (St Helens, 8.5 out of 11)
Division 3: Frank Phillips (Penketh, 8.5 out of 9 )
Division 4: Nick Cooke (Culcheth, 10.5 out of 12)
Richard Furness 500 League: Mark Driscoll (Winwick, 7.5 out of 10)

All divisions 90 mins fixed-finish ECF graded except for Division 4 (teams of 3 all-play-all rapidplay, not graded.)

General (not technical) report at :- http://www.wdcl.co.uk/attachments/002_M ... %20AGM.pdf

For the players who like statistics :- http://www.wdcl.co.uk/All-Divisions/ind ... -2013.html

For everything else see:- http://www.wdcl.co.uk/

Judy (WDCL Match Secretary 2012-13) :D

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Re: League Champions!

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sat May 25, 2013 5:04 pm

Hi John,

This is great news, ask if he has a copy of the game and PM it to me.

I'll need all the details and any relevant background. A pic of the lad would great as well.

I'll note it up on my RHP column that will get it at the very least 1,000 views
within a week, good chance it will end up with 2,000+ hits, it usually does.

The best appears to the The RHP Jewel of Doom which ended up with 3,000+ hits.

http://www.redhotpawn.com/blog/blogread ... postid=130

So if the lad is reluctant thinking nobody is interested or will play over it
then tell him by the time I have finished it with it will knock that Byrne - Fischer
game off No1 spot for Game of the Century!

(I just hope it's not enterprising play in the ending....Nah...no such thing.)

Enterprising game winners usually have a score book full of unseen gems.
So no harm in asking if he has any other beauties gathering dust.

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Re: League Champions!

Post by David Blower » Sun May 26, 2013 4:29 am

Brewood certainly provide accounts of their matches because I do it. That said I'm not certain that the Wolverhampton Chess League Division 3 is top level chess action.

Talking of the Wolverhampton Chess League how was the tiebreak system worked out? I probably should have asked at the AGM which I did go to. The suggestion was that we have a playoff for teams tied on points, although I don't really want to go into too much details about a league AGM.

I have wondered if it was feasible that teams winning leagues could take part in a regional (or national) league (or knockout cup) in a similar way that the champions league does for teams in football. Not that I'm saying we should have an anthem and all that! But for example if the Wolverhampton Division 1 winners St. Georges play the Birmingham Division 1 winners Shirley & Wythall (I am aware that plenty of clubs have teams in both leagues.)

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Re: League Champions!

Post by Geoff Chandler » Sun May 26, 2013 5:08 am

"or knockout cup."

Hi David what you are perhaps asking for is the...

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Here is the final phase of the 1973/74 competition. (68 teams entered.)
See if you can recognise any names.

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