G team win Division 4 title

After a fantastic club night on Tuesday (27th), it emerged that our G team had secured the NSDCA div 4 title, as the nearest rivals (Fenton D) got beaten to leave the Gallant Gees with an uncatchable 7 points lead at the top of the table. The team has been superbly marshalled by captain Steve Ballantyne who has notched up 9.5 pts from 12 games to date. He has selected the most consistent team in the league with himself, Pawel Stanny and Jamie Roberts as ever-presents and the remaining games being shared by Phil Grocott and Malcolm Green (who is so keen he travels from Whitchurch to support the club). Pawel has taken the heat by playing top board all season and scored 6.5pts at 60%, but the star performer has been 12 year old Jamie scoring 10.5pts from 12 matches. Phil and Mal have secured 50% of the points from their games to make sure the team has been undefeated so far this season (one of just two teams out of 30 in the whole league).

Congratulations to Steve and the team !!

Although there were no matches at home last night the playing hall was jam packed with internal tournament games, as 34 members played in a mix of Club championship games (24 players), 2 in long play rated games and 8 in rapidplay rated games. Additionally there were 4 members playing social games and another 4 members playing for the “A” team at Alsager, to make it a club record of 42 members involved on a single night !

The club goes from strength to strength as we finish the month of February with five new members to take our membership numbers over the 70 mark – see the full list under the “Members” tab on the website home page.