Crewe Chess Club continues to glow and grow following the return of OTB (over the board) chess recently. Wednesday (10th) was another marvellous night for the youngest club in the NSDCA, as another derby took place in the League alongside a whole pack of seriously contested internal tournament games.
On Centre Stage we had Crewe B playing Crewe D. The result does not reflect how close the match really was, but then it rarely does, and in the cold light of day it’s a results focused business and the D team dynamically led by skipper Nigel Gardner gained a superb 4-1 win to overtake the bumbling Bees at the top of the VMS League. With all of the D team contributing to the scoreboard, there were several highlights as Pawel Stanny, David Lambton and Rick Renegade all won their battles, with Nigel Gardner and Julian Bulbeck securing draws. A full and entertaining report is provided by Nigel on the “Nigel’s Match Reports” tab of our website.
Alongside the five board league match we had six players competing in division 1 of our internal event, four more in division 2, two more in division 3 and another two more playing a grading game as they are in different divisions. Then on top of all this we had three juniors receiving coaching, and another three members playing friendly chess. In total we had 32 members playing and several parents spectating, as we achieved a new record attendance of members on a club night.
For anyone reading our News Reports, we really would recommend a visit to The Mals Club on a Wednesday evening if you are interested in playing chess on a friendly or competitive basis.
Next Wednesday (17th) promises to be another jam-packed evening with two league matches taking place and another hand full of internal competition games. On Tuesday our two 4NCL online teams are in action playing in Round 7 of the National League (which has approx 180 teams involved).
A special date to note is Monday 22nd November, when the club embarks on another new venture as we plan to play at Northwich Chess Club in a 15-board Rapidplay match of two games per player.