It was our 3rd Annual challenge against our African friends.
But we didn’t have to travel far as we were challenged to play on Liches.
Andrews Report and below that is the report from the Nairobi captain Roberto were full results and all games can be viewed at the bottom of the report
Match “Nairobi vs Crewe” 2023
BY ROBERTO VILLUELA · PUBLISHED 14/03/2023 · UPDATED 13/03/2023
18 members of Nairobi Chess Club (NCC) had the privilege to play an overseas online match against the prestigious Crewe Chess Club (CCC) from England. The match took place on March 12th.
In fact, it was the third match because both teams already played in 2021 and 2022 with two victories for Nairobi.
Both clubs met for the first time in February 2021 in an online match whose score favoured Nairobi (14-6).
After another defeat in 2022 (23,5 – 16,5), this year Crewe came really prepared for a revanche.
All games were played online on lichess using a time control of 25 min + 10 s increment.
The match consisted of 2 games/player and pairings were arranged according to FIDE and ECF (English Chess Federation) ratings.
The result of the match was 13-21 for Crewe Chess Club, which established an overall score of 2-1 for Nairobi.
Unfortunately, the match was not free of irregularities, mainly due to the inexperience of some players in this type of competition:Dadson and his opponent didn’t show up on time and when both were online, Dadson played against a different opponent. So these games don’t count for the final score.Jackim won the first game. Then he received a challenge for a correspondence game and later a new one with correct time control but without reversing colours. When finally the challenge was correct, his opponent disconnected. 2 points for JackimCyril won his first game but played a rematch against a different opponent. Penalty: 2 points for CyrilSarthak won his first game. In his second game Sarthak choose the not allowed ‘Takeback’ option which triggered the message of cheating. Penalty: game lost for Sarthak
But all in all, the meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere and it was a useful learning experience.
|NAIROBI||13 – 21||CREWE|
|Artem Gurevich||1,5 – 0,5||Simon Layhe|
|Peter Gilruth||2 – 0||Karl Lockett|
|Vasant Ramesh||1,5 – 0,5||Harry Gardiner|
|Jay Naker||0 – 2||Danny McMenamin|
|Willy Simons||0 – 2||Phil Seery|
|Jackim Arigi||2 – 0||Richard Walsh|
|Viacheslav Chvoro||2 – 0||David Lambton|
|Sarthak Patnaik||1 – 1||Martin Frisher|
|Reyansh Agarwal||0 – 2||Myron Odingo|
|Suraj Shah||0 – 2||Lukasz Michalek|
|Hiram Gakembu||0 – 2||George Bulbeck|
|Sufian Nathani||0 – 2||James Marshall|
|Collins Oduor||0 – 2||Tom Smith|
|Johnmark Njaramba||0 – 2||Kobus Nienaber|
|Cyril Teddy||2 – 0||Oskar Jarzynski|
|Nandini Sardana||0 – 2||Pawel Stanny|
|Aseem Sardana||1 – 1||Phil Grocott|
|Dadson Rwamba||– – –||Christopher Marais|
All games of this match: