Club News Season 2016-2017

Here is a bit of general news that probably shouldn't be here[in club news] but is because I have no-where else to put it is this:-

I was going through a game posted on the 'welsh discussion and analysis of chess games' Facebook page and after analysing the game I found no mistakes at all. Now the Welsh player in the game said he found the moves over the board to get a draw in the British Championships Major/Open Section against a croatian of 2100 approx. rating in FIDE. Now on closer analysis of the game I found that not only the opening idea had been played before which was 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Bc5 3 Na4!? Bxf2+!! as far back as Steinitz but that the complete game had been played numerous times exactly from start to finish ( a remarkable 29 times in the database).

The games are given here between the one given by the Welsh player was black, Ivekovic vs Bullen and the indentical game Mamedov vs Aleksandrov which is the most famous example of the game. incidentally Alex Bullen has had a draw in a proper game with Keith Arkell so he may not be lying when he said he found it over the board, he can obviously play a bit. 


The end of the season sees the Time Ladder and the Pairs culminate. Trevor Blowers coronation for the Time Ladder is assured with 8 defences to 5 of Tony Kirby, and one club night to go with Trevor on the top, and Matthew Mackenzie(3/3) and Derrick Miller(2/3) blew away the competition in the Pairs.

The Summer Blitz tournament (called the summer league) went to the wire, with the overall winner only decided on the very last game of the very last night. George Horne, having led for all but the last two games of the tournament (note-which lasts the entire summer of 7 games times 13 different nights), George could not stop the Dave Cole steamroller and Dave squeaked clear with half a point lead. The minor summer league was very narrowly won by myself (Alan Llewellyn), with Trevor Blower hot on my tail.


This is a short animated gif on how to play chess(or what I do playing chess)


The Barrow Club Championship Individual results 2016-2017

    CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 POINTS
1 Dave Cole 108582H XXX W W D W W W W W W W W L W D 12    
2 Scott Bower 249719A L XXX D D W W D W W W W W W W D 11    
3 Martin Gawne 201047B L D XXX D D W D L D W W W W W L 8 1/2
4 Jim Woodburn 181407C D D D XXX D W D D W L D W W W D 9    
5 George  Horne 112989C L L D D XXX D D D D W W D W W L 7 1/2
6 Chris Underhill 130998F L L L L D XXX W W L L W W W W D 7    
7 Frank Whalley 124188G L D D D D L XXX L L L D W W W L 5 1/2
8 Tony Kirby 127615D L L W D D L W XXX W W W L W W L 8    
9 Alan Llewellyn 142739J L L D L D W W L XXX D W W W W L 7 1/2
10 Trevor  Blower 106913F L L L W L W W L D XXX W W W W L 7 1/2
11 Jon Duffield 103176E L L L D L L D L L L XXX W W W L 4    
12 Derrick Miller 163614F L L L L D L L W L L L XXX W W L 3 1/2
13 Brian Parkinson   W L L L L L L L L L L L XXX W L 2
14 Dave Martin 192181C L L L L L L L L L L L L L XXX L 0    
15 M Mackenzie 166656D D D W D W D W W W W W W W W XXX 12    

Breaking news!!!:Barrow A win the Mid Week Cumbria League for the Third Time running on 32.5pts. With Barrow B in second  on 31.5pts.

Two bits of new news- first Barrow A are looking very likely to win the mid-week league, I think only a 3 - 1 result to Barrow B, from the last match, can stop them, the team is made up of Dave Cole, Martin Gawne, Scott Bower, George Horne, Frank Whalley and Derick Miller: the table with one match to go between Barrow A and Barrow B is below:- Note/ I should say Barrow B will be champions if they do win 3 - 1 I think.

  Team Matches
Played
Games Matches Total
Points
Won Drawn Lost Won Drawn Lost
Barrow A 7 16 8 4 5 1 1 31
Kendal 8 14 9 9 4 3 1    29
Barrow B 7 15 4 9 4 2 1 27
Ulverston A 8 10 8 14 1 3 4 19
Ulverston B 8 2 9 21 0 1 7      7

And in the Barrow Club Knock-Out Competition, Matthew the favourite was knocked out by Dave Cole after a series of draws between them in one semi-final and in the other Martin Gawne beat Scott Bower, which means Martin Gawne will play Dave Cole in the final.


2017 Cumbria County Championships -George Horne(on Left) holding Higgins Castle and Trevor Blower(on Right) holding Keswick Knight after prize giving.

George Horne who was a previous County Major Champion won the ultimate county accolade of County Champion when he finished with 4/5 in the county championships :Major Section, held at Duddon Sports and Social Club, in Askam on the 24th to 26th of March 2017 (photo from event above -a link to the results). George met Jonathen Rashleigh in a tight last round decider in which a draw would have been enough for him. George wasn't in a drawing mood unlike what he is usually known for (he offers many draws) and he duly won the game and the title and the Higgins Castle Trophy.

Trevor Blower won the other section (the Minor-which in chess terms is mainly for adults not juniors although there was a British Ladies Under12 champion in that field) although he didn't meet the child star, he did beat Andy McAtear and Neil Foxcroft who are both extremely strong players and scored 4.5/5. He won the Keswick Knight Trophy.


In the Cumbria mid-week league: the Barrow A Team of Dave Cole, Martin Gawne, Frank Whalley, George Horne and Scott Bower have romped towards the 2016-2017 Cumbria title especially as they beat their nearest rival, Kendal 3.5-0.5 in January 2017.


In the Knock-Out Barrow Club Tournament 2016-2017 the pairings for the semi-final are                      (Jim Woodburn or Dave Cole) vs Matthew Mackenzie         and      Martin Gawne vs Scott Bower,

lets face it with such a tough group of players as that its anyones call of the five, who'll win it. 


Dave Cole is at it again helping the Barrow B team of him, Tony Kirby and Jon Duffield on the three board team, to victory in the inaugural Cumbria Team Rapidplay 2016. Both Dave and Jon finished with a board 1 and board 3 gold medal for board best performances. I myself (Alan Llewellyn) picked up the board 2 medal, but as a total sell out I was playing for an Ulverston team, which finished 3rd in he team standings.

Another Ulverston team got the team 2nd placings A link to the results on the Cumbria Chess Association site will be included when results are up.   


 

Breaking news: Dave Cole finished joint 1st in the Scarborough Chess Congress 2016 (Major u170) with 4/5 He deserves a medal!!!!!!

 


Club News Season 2015-2016


The internal club grades as worked out by martin are as follows for season 2016-2017:-

Jim Woodburn 152

Derek Miller 79

Ian Travers 70

Brian Parkinson 61

Dave Martin 33


It looks like Tony Kirby is going to take the ladder competition. congratulations go to him, I know it is hard work to win it -it is very competitive especially in recent years.


 

  CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18   POINTS
M Mackenzie 166656D XXX W W def D D W W W D W W Wdf W W W   W   13 1/2
Dave Cole 108582H L XXX D def W L W W W W W W Wdf W W W   W   12 1/2
Jim Woodburn 181407C L D  XXX def D D L D D W W D Wdf W W W   W   10   
Scott Bower 249719A def def def XXX D D W W D D D def Wdf W W W   W   9 1/2
Frank Whalley 124188G D L D D XXX D D L L L L L Wdf D W W   W   7   
Martin Gawne 201047B D W D D D XXX D W W W W W Wdf W W W   W   13 1/2
George  Horne 112989C L L W L D D XXX D D W W W Wdf W W W   W   11   
Tony Kirby 127615D L L D L W L D XXX D D W L W W W W   W   9   
Chris Underhill 130998F L L D D W L D D XXX W W W Wdf W W W   W   11   
Alan Llewellyn 142739J D L L D W L L D L XXX L L Wdf W W W   W   7 1/2
Trevor  Blower 106913F L L L D W L L L L W XXX W Wdf W W W   W   8 1/2
Jon Duffield 103176E L L D def W L L W L W L XXX Wdf W def W   W   7 1/2
Marcus Barrie 230065J Ldf Ldf Ldf Ldf Ldf Ldf Ldf L Ldf Ldf Ldf Ldf XXX Ldf Ldf Ldf   Ldf   0
Derrick Miller 163614F L L L L D L L L L L L L Wdf XXX W L   W   3 1/2
Ian Travers 165952C L L L L L L L L L L L def Wdf L XXX def   def   1   
Brian Parkinson   L L L L L L L L L L L L Wdf W def XXX   W   3
                                    XXX      
Dave Martin 192181C L L L L L L L L L L L L Wdf L def L   XXX   1

Barrow Club Championship 2015-2016 results


Club Averages for season 2015-2016

NAME PLAYED POINTS %
Martin Gawne 13    9 1/2 73%
Frank Whalley 11    7 1/2 68%
Matthew Mackenzie 11    7 1/2 68%
George Horne 23    15 1/2 67%
Jon Duffield 8    5    63%
Chris Underhill 7    4    57%
Dave Cole 12    6 1/2 54%
Scott Bower 2    1    50%
Trevor Blower 15    6 1/2 43%
Alan Llewellyn 11    4 1/2 41%
Tony Kirby 14    3 1/2 25%
Derrick Miller 1 0    0%
B Parkinson 1    0    0%

What could be the deciding result in the Barrow Club Championship happened on the 1st June 2016:- Matthew Mackenzie beat Dave Cole. For analysis of an important position see this link

Breaking news- Matthew Mackenzie and Martin Gawne tie for first and are joint Barrow Club Champions with 13.5 points.. Dave finished in 3rd.


NCCU CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Section: Seniors
Round: Semi-final

Date: 3-Apr-2016

 

Home Team

 

Away Team

 

Bradford

v

Barrow

 

code

name

grade

 

code

name

grade 

1.

128179D

Julian Chapman

181

-

108582H

Dave Cole

161

2.

114380E

Ihor Lewyk

179

-

2011047B

Martin Gawne

153

3.

180699D

John Holliday

122

0-1

112989C

George Horne

148

4.

 

Werner Rieser

97

-

106913F

Trevor Blower

118

 

Total: 

 

Total: 

 

 Signed: I Lewyk

1-2

 Signed: D Cole

 

Section: Seniors
Round: Final

Date: 28-May-2016

 

Home Team

 

Away Team

 

Beverley

v

Barrow

 

code

name

grade

 

code

name

grade 

1.

 

Paul Kendal

160

-

 

Dave Cole

161

2.

 

David Mills

140

-

 

Martin Gawne

153

3.

 

Alex Grice

140

-

 

George Horne

148

4.

 

Dave Gibson

127

0-1

 

Frank Whalley

147

 

Total: 

 

Total: 

 

 Signed: D Mills

1-2

 Signed: D Cole


So the seniors of the club [and Martin] won it for Barrow, the stipulation was that the average of of the four players be over 55 in age. I think it is clear by the results that George did indeed win the cup for Barrow.[joke]


Martin Gawne, achieved great series of results in the 4NCL playing for Manchester Manticores Division 3 North, he was undefeated with a score of two draws and one win.

Dave Cole, achieved a great score of 1.5/5 in the Gibraltar Challengers under 2250 section. 2250 FIDE is way into National Master territory 


A list of successes (by club members) is included for the season 2014-2016 in top weekend congresses:-


Martin also has an internal grading list for non-ECF members.

Jim Woodburn

159
Derek Miller 89
Brian Parkinson   63
Dave Martin 45