Club Championship News

It was another busy night on Tuesday (2nd) at St Mary’s with approx 30 members in attendance excluding the D team players who were at Alsager.

In division 1 there was just one game played with Pawel Stanny picking up his first win of the campaign to take him up the table to 9th place. He must have been over the moon with his best ever result.

In division 2 there were a couple of surprise results with two of the leading contenders beaten by Ebube Christian and Joe Moxon. There was a draw between the youngest player (Oskar Jarzynski) and the least youngest player (Doug Barnett) in the tournament which concluded their campaigns. Currently Oskar sits top of the charts with 6pts having played all his games. With the trio of Doug, Richard Fish and James Coney all on 5.5pts the latter two still have games to play. Chairman Dave is sitting just behind on 5pts but has three games to play making him slight favourite. The final contender is 6th placed Chineye Basil-Nwachuku who could get to 6.5pts if he wins his last two rounds. So it’s all to play for with many possible outcomes including a potential decider between James and Dave.

Division 3 was the busiest with 4 games played. Runaway leader Jamie Roberts added another point to his tally to move to 9.5/11 and there were also wins for Pete Kanalos (6/8), Tim Weston (4.5/8) and Matthew Dean (3/7). The only member that could catch Jamie is Mike Keenan who currently has 4/5 but is running out of time to play his games. No doubt the cut-off can be extended to make sure Mike has a fair chance of playing the same number of games as the leader.

In addition to this there was a further 4 rated games outside the Championship including some top rated players at one end of the scale, and a new unrated player having his first comeptitive game !