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Welcome to the Yorkshire League 2016-17 season, below you will find match reports and results at they are submitted today and tomorrow.
Woodhouse Cup: Results and Fixtures
IM Brown: Results and Fixtures
Silver Rook: Results and Fixtures
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Latest Woodhouse Reports
|Home Team||Away Team|
|Alwoodley A||1||7||Sheffield B|
|Rose Forgrove A||2.5||5.5||York RI A|
|Sheffield A||6||2||Calderdale A|
|Huddersfield||2||6||Leeds CCCC A|
|Bradford A||7||1||Harrogate A|
|York RI C||3.5||4.5||Hull DCA A|
Sheffield A 6 vs Calderdale A 2
Calderdale were out graded on every board against a strong Sheffield side. The team fought hard for 4 draws but Sheffield ended as deserved winners.
Report by Dave Patrick
|Sheffield A||6 – 2||Calderdale A|
|A LEDGER||1 – 0||P WATSON|
|J NELSON||½ – ½||M HAMER|
|O HACKNER||1 – 0||R WEBSTER|
|R WOODFORD||½ – ½||J MORGAN|
|D JEJE||1 – 0||T HILTON|
|M HOWARD||½ – ½||M WHITEHEAD|
|J HAMM||½ – ½||D PATRICK|
|P HEMPSON||1 – 0||R P TAYLOR|
Rose Forgrove A 2½ vs York RI A 5½
A trip to Rose Forgrove for the new year, and while not as critical as our matches looming in February care was definitely needed.
As has been the case quite often this season, we had a very strong team. The match itself settled into the expected grim struggle, albeit enlivened by my exceedingly silly game on 8 – at one point we had kings on g1 and f7 with the only pawn remaining on the kingside on g4.
(And half a chess set each.).
That slice of randomness fell my way, and indeed we went 4.5 – 0.5 up a little before the time control. Things didn’t go quite so well from with both Detlef and Dave somewhat losing control of quite nice positions. Detlef salvaged a tricky rook ending while Dave eventually went down.
The match against Sheffield in two weeks obviously looms massive.
Report by Martin Carpenter
|Rose Forgrove A||2½ – 5½||York RI A|
|T Braithwaite||0 – 1||P Townsend|
|M White||0 – 1||C Ross|
|M Round||½ – ½||D Plump|
|R Jennings||1 – 0||D Adams|
|E Hurwitz||½ – ½||G Cooper|
|C Davies||½ – ½||D Staples|
|A Bagley||0 – 1||J Nicholson|
|R Dean||0 – 1||M Carpenter|
Alwoodley A 1 vs Sheffield B 7
This was a must-win match for both sides and fortunately for me I was able to field a team with a 160+ graded player on board eight – when we have most of our full squad available we are actually a pretty solid side and difficult to beat (as Bradford A will testify from last time around).
The games themselves featured some fireworks on board 1 where Jim played a highly attractive gambit line and eventually won queen for rook and piece before kicking Mark’s king around the board for good measure. Harry gave up the exchange (prematurely perhaps?) against Peter but was unable to hold onto the extra pawn; our man exchanged down into a won pawn ending…and won. Daniel seemed to have all the chances on three, but Chris found a sacrificial resource that won queen for rook – with opposite coloured bishops and his king still trapped in the corner a draw seemed likely and was agreed (the match was already over at that point). My game was last to finish – and after a fairly even middlegame where I was slightly tangled up a resource with a temporary rook sacrifice on g2 allowed me to bust open the kingside and eventually win material and the game. Tom declined a draw offer against Jim with a better pawn structure in the queenless middlegame… but Jim eked out a pawn advantage. Tom lost last week in a rook and pawns ending but this time held things together to eventually agree a draw after all.
The bottom three boards were where our greatest grading advantage lay – and we took all three points here. Peong had a couple of moments of concern but gradually ground Paul down in a minor piece and rook ending where he had a couple of extra pawns. John played a tricky opening line and Peter found himself in a bind very early on – John turned the screw and chased Peter’s king across the board and into a net where his only escape required giving up his queen and the game. Last but not least, Andy’s game saw him pushing on the queenside before switching to the kingside and finding an intermezzo check that cost Hugh his queen and brought about instant resignation.
So a convincing win sees us rocket up the table and take a positive step towards safety.
Report by Andrew Hards
|Alwoodley A||1 – 7||Sheffield B|
|Mark Priest||0 – 1||Jim Burnett|
|Harry Baxter||0 – 1||Peter Ackley|
|Chris Wright||½ – ½||Daniel Sullivan|
|Firci Almazedi||0 – 1||Andrew Hards|
|Jim Vickery||½ – ½||Tom Wills|
|Paul May||0 – 1||Peong Wei Jie|
|Peter Gelder||0 – 1||John Fletcher|
|Hugh Thornton||0 – 1||Andy Mort|
Latest IM Brown Reports
|Home Team||Away Team|
|Rose Forgrove B||4||4||Calderdale B|
|Sheffield C||3.5||4.5||Wakefield A|
|Bradford Central||6||0||Bradford B|
|Sheffield D||5||3||Harrogate B|
|York RI B||7||1||Hull DCA B|
Latest Silver Rook Reports
Wakefield B 2 vs 6 York RI D