Chess in Clay Cross

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We play league chess with Sheffield and Derbyshire associations,
and have two teams in each league.

Our two home match venues are shown here.
The church is our Tuesday evening venue for Sheffield matches
The hotel is where we play our Derbyshire League home matches on Wednesday evenings.

Newsletter 12th December

December 9th, Sheffield Div 2:
Clay Cross A 1 v 5 Chesterfield B.
Match Card
Sheffield League Division Two
      Clay Cross A   1 5 Chesterfield B      
1 1499 166 :15 Anthony L Natt W ½ ½ Steven J Burke 175 :04 3689
2 4242 146 :48 Dean M Hartley B 0 1 George Peters 158 :27 1541
3 4316 141 :16 Paul Williams W 0 1 Steve Bracey 152 :30 1801
4 4354 122 :14 Paul Kelman B 0 1 Brian Crofts 135 :33 2805
5 7711 129 :21 Jerome Redhead W 0 1 T Amarnath 136 :12 7193
6 4253 095 :06 Neil Cameron B ½ ½ Ian Edmundson 132 :17 3105

10th December, Derby & District League Div 2

Clay Cross A 4 v 0 Derby/Mickleover
This was an easier match than the one above, but the result  is still rather flattering.

Antony Natt (159) 1    0 Steve Retout (152)
Once again Antony describes his result as lucky! This time a difficult position, with two queens squabbling among a fairly neat arrangement of pawns, ought to have resulted in a draw, given the time factor. But instead it went into a frantic time scramble. Antony deserves, for the 1st time ever, to be awarded the Columbo Board, even though he came victorious from the chaos: Steve left his queen unguarded and en prise at one point. Antony missed it!
Carl Gartside (146) 1    0 Mike Allen (128)      
A confident Carl was first to finish. His record in all competitions this season  is comparable to Antony's. I think he said he hasn't lost in 19 games!
Jerome Redhead (No ECF grade) 1    0 Stephen Lamont (128)                    
Like Carl, Jerome made steady progress towards this victory. Judge for yourself.
Brian Lever (127) 1    0 Andre Cockburn (125)
Like Antony, I was rather lucky! Made a mess of the opening on move 7 and was fortunate to be able to generate a swindle.

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