Monthly Archives: April 2013

Forest Hall A 5d0 South Shields A

Default conceded by South Shields A due to lack of available players.

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Forest Hall B 5d0 Jesmond Wasps

Default conceded by Jesmond Wasps due to a lack of available players (they were all playing Forest Hall A).

Forest Hall A 3½-6½ Jesmond Wasps

Tim Wall 0-1 Zheming Zhang
Martin Seeber 1-0 James Moreby
Rolf Millar ½-½ Kurt Moreby
Roy Perrier 0-1 Bobby Green
John Wall 1-0 Keshav Krishnan
Tania Kisseljov 1-0 Liam Hide
Johnny Wall 0-1 Rohan Rawat
Dennis Shippen 0-1 Peter Owen
Dylan Shone 0-1 Harshith Chakka
Sofia Kisseljov 0-1 Weiming Xu

Monday 22nd April 2013

Heed gan doon

As if the Regents’ promotion chase wasn’t providing enough tension at Gosforth, their first team the Empire finished their own season with their 1st Division status hanging by a thread. Tynedale Tans had already pulled off a miraculous series of results to overtake them, and Gateshead A needed only one win – or a draw and some game points – from their three matches in hand to do likewise.

Unfortunately for Gateshead, the three matches in hand were against Tynemouth Hobbits, Durham City and Morpeth A. They lost all of them, and will return to the 2nd Division next season.

The final Division 1 leaderboards have been published. Paul Robson of Durham City takes the hotly contested silver medal.

Newcastle 2½-2½ Tynemouth Trojans

John Wheeler ½-½ Dave Henderson
Gary Murphy ½-½ Mick Riding
Michael McBeth ½-½ Gary Cornwall
Nigel Villalard 0-1 Dave Jarema
Andrew Robinson 1-0 Dave Hair

Tuesday 16th April 2013

South Shields A 3½-1½ Tynedale Reivers

Kevin Rowden ½-½ Peter Crichton
Ian Maughan 1-0 Dave Foster Sr
Stan Johnson ½-½ Steve Larkin
Olaf Eriksson ½-½ Dave Foster Jr
Jack Burnett 1-0 Damian Rudge

Thursday 18th April 2013

Tynedale Reivers 4-1 Jesmond Sharks

Derek Blair 1-0 Andy Trevelyan
Steve Larkin 0-1 Dave Walshaw
Dave Foster jr 1-0 Peter Owen
Damian Rudge 1-0 Abel Harvie-Clark
Dave Scott 1-0 Sam Trevelyan

Tuesday 16th April 2013

Gateshead A 1½-3½ Morpeth A

Robin Horner 1-0 Roger Coathup
Gagik Abaryan 0-1 Mike Smyth
Peter Wells 0-1 Phil Eastlake
Bill Noble 0-1 Geoff Loxham
Alex Johnson ½-½ Dennis Patterson

Monday 15th April 2013

Regents handed promotion as three rivals stumble

It’s been a waiting game for Gosforth Regents for the last few weeks. After a rocky start to the season they recovered brilliantly and at the conclusion of their own slate of fixtures found themselves behind only runaway leaders Leam Lane Comets. But no fewer than three teams below them – Forest Hall A, Morpeth B and Jesmond Wasps – had a chance to steal that second promotion place by winning their games in hand.

Morpeth B were the first to drop out of the race, going down 4-1 to the Warriors. They recovered from that defeat to extinguish the Wasps’ faint hopes with a draw. Forest Hall A were in the 1st Division last year and looked capable of taking it to the wire, but on Friday they slipped to a 3-2 home defeat by Tynedale Reivers that left the Regents celebrating.

Tynemouth Hobbits 1½-3½ Newcastle

Clive Waters ½-½ John Wheeler
Michael Hubbard 0-1 Gary Murphy
Lara Barnes 0-1 Michael McBeth
Alex MacFarlane 1-0 Nigel Villalard
David Pearson 0-1 Andrew Robinson

Monday 8th April 2013

Forest Hall A 2-3 Tynedale Reivers

Martin Seeber 1-0 Derek Blair
Rolf Millar 0-1 Peter Crichton
John Wall 1-0 Phil Taylor
Dennis Shippen 0-1 Steve Larkin
Johnny Wall 0-1 Damian Rudge

Friday 12th April 2013

Morpeth B 2½-2½ Jesmond Wasps

John Horton 0-1 Zheming Zhang
Geoff Loxham ½-½ James Moreby
Alan Welsh 1-0 Kurt Moreby
James Chadwick 0-1 Bobby Green
Dennis Patterson 1-0 Rohan Rawat

Wednesday 10th April 2013

Gateshead A 1-4 Durham City

Robin Horner 0-1 Graeme Oswald
Gagik Abaryan 0-1 Ken Neat
Peter Wells 1-0 Dave Renton
Bill Noble 0-1 George Gazis
Alex Johnson 0-1 John Findlay

Wednesday 10th April 2013 (at Durham)

Alnwick 5d0 South Shields B

Default conceded by South Shields B due to a lack of available players.

RIP Colin Gilroy

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our friend and fellow chess player Colin Gilroy, who passed away in hospital last night having been taken ill at the Durham Congress.

Colin has been a stalwart of the Northumbria League for half a century, most recently with Gateshead Chess Club. He was an avid tournament player who in his prime competed with the county’s top players and scored a famous draw with Kasparov in a simultaneous display in Spain. He also remained, well into his ninth decade, a remarkably energetic and capable captain of Gateshead Knights – he certainly grasped the new eligibility rules as fast as anyone half his age! Indeed, I had a conversation with Colin only last week in which he volunteered to organise Gateshead’s summer knockout entry and had sounded in excellent health.

The thoughts of all of us in the Northumberland chess community are with Colin’s relatives.

Leam Lane Comets 3-2 Tynedale Reivers

John Marsh ½-½ Peter Crichton
Robert Forsythe 1-0 Phil Taylor
Alan Young 1-0 Bruce Reed
Dave Stewardson 0-1 Steve Larkin
Colin McGarty ½-½ Dave Foster jr

Tuesday 2nd April 2013