Saturday, 30 March 2019

U100 Championship

Mick Brown won both of his games in Section 'B' of the Club U100 Championship on Thursday evening, giving him a perfect score of 4 wins from his 4 games, and a winning total of 8 points. He will now play the Runner-Up from Group 'A' in the Semi-Final. David Holmes is the Runner-Up in Group 'B' and will play the winner of Group 'A' in the Semi-Final.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Club Championship Results/Standings

Neil has asked me to keep a record of the Club Championship and U100 Championship results whilst he is away on holiday. If I am not at the Club on a Thursday evening you can contact me by email : or by telephone : 01283 517569 or 07850 185536.

You can click here to view the latest results/standings in both the Club Championship and the U100 Championship.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Chess Trap Of The Week

I have been a bit remiss in keeping the Chess Trap Of The Week updated. However, it has been updated again today and the latest trap is a very interesting one in the Italian Game. Please use the tab at the top of the page to view it. Thank you ........................... Steve Emmerton

Remaining Matches

Here are the final fixtures for the season.

27th Mar : Loughborough 3 v Ashby 5
28th Mar : Ashby 2 v Syston 3
28th Mar : Ashby 4 v Red Admiral
  4th Apr : Ashby 1 v Shepshed 1
  4th Apr : Ashby 3 v Syston 4
11th Apr : Ashby 2 v Braunstone 2
11th Apr : Kirby Muxloe 3 v Ashby 5
18th Apr : Ashby 4 v Market Harborough 2
25th Apr : Ashby 2 v Market Harborough 1
25th Apr : Wigston 5 v Ashby 4
2nd May : Ashby 1 v Wigston 2
2nd May : Wigston 4 v Ashby 3
2nd May : Ashby 5 v Market Harborough 3

Last Night's Results

The result does not show how well we performed against much stronger opponents. Brian & Stephen were both unlucky to come away empty handed after long hard fought games.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Last Week's Results

Another hard fought match for the 1st Team, with the result not decided until the last seconds of the match, and an excellent result to take us out of the relegation places. Paul in his first appearance for the first team this season played a close game, eventually agreeing a draw in an opposite coloured bishop endgame I think. Our new recruit Iain did his best to extract the full point, and eventually agreeing a draw in another bishop endgame, thanks for turning out Iain. Roy played a very level game against John Pattison, with draw agreed in a symmetrical position. Tom played a very solid opening against the aggressive Roland, and a tough game ensued, eventually agreed drawn with opposite coloured bishops. Alan annoyed himself by building up a nice middlegame attack which he really should have converted in the tactics, but after Ray’s normal tough defence he then had to win it all over again in the endgame. Thankfully Alan found a nice way to combine his king and queen to create a mate threat against the white king, in a somewhat stressful manner playing on the increment!
A good result for Ashby 4 against 2nd in the division.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Chess Openings

Some of you may remember Richard Vann reading one of his poems at our AGM a couple of years ago. Richard has renamed it and changed some lines and here is the revised poem. We hope you enjoy it.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Upcoming Matches

19th Mar : Syston 2 v Ashby 1
21st mar : Ashby 3 v Melton 2
21st Mar : Ashby 5 v Latimer 2
27th Mar : Loughborough 3 v Ashby 5
28th Mar : Ashby 2 v Syston 3
28th Mar : Ashby 4 v Red Admiral