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15 Mar 19
 

We have been in action last week with 3 matches played. In the Bury & Rochdale Rapid play league our A team was missing several vital players and were beaten by Blue Club A team the final score being 7 to 3, but we had wins from Martyn Hamer and Bill O’Rourke. In the B division of the Bury & Rochdale league our B team beat Blue Club C team by 2.5 to 1.5, with wins from Steve Hutchinson and Con Carey and a draw from Steve Flaherty. In the East Lanc’s league we were away at Rossendale against their C team and we ended up winning by 3.5 to 1.5 with wins from Peter Hurn, James Wildsmith and Ross Greenhalgh and a draw on the top board by Mark Southby.

In a recent county match Lancashire beat Merseyside by a narrow margin 6.5 to 5.5! We had 5 players from the Heywood Chess club and these 5 managed to score 4.5 of our 6.5 total! Winners were Steve Mason, Mark Southby, Tony Jinks and Peter Hurn and a draw from Dave Thorpe. This puts us in the County quarter Finals to be played in June or July!

Also we had several Heywood players taking part in the Blackpool Conference just gone with Tarini Jayawarna gaining a grading prize in the Minor and Kyle Pelling also won the Junior prize in the Minor both finished with 3.5 out of 5, so well done to our talented juniors.

 
07 Mar 19
We had a bad week this one with 2 cup matches one win and one loss. In the Bury and Rochdale leagues the A team were beat by Blue club B by 0.5 - 3.5 with a draw from Bill O'Rourke. In the B division our C team drew with Bury 2 - 2 with wins from Ian Mitchel and James Wildsmith. In the cup matches our 6th team were beaten by Chorlton 5 by a score of 3.5 to 1.5, with a win from John T Crompton and a draw from Peter Hurn. In the Hartley trophy our 4th team went to play 3C's 4th team and expected a thrashing, but we ended up with a 2.5 to 2.5 draw with us then winning on board count thanks to wins from Tony Jinks and John T Crompton and a draw from Peter Hurn, this puts us in the final!!
 
 
 
01 Mar 19
 

The Club have been very busy last week with a total 5 games played. We had 3 wins and 2 defeats! In the Bury & Rochdale League Div. B our B team beat Tameside B by 3.5 to 0.5 with wins from Tony Jinks, Con Carey and Steve Hutchinson with a draw on top board by Steve Flaherty. In the Manchester League Div. B our 2nd Team beat Stockport 2nd team by 4 to 3! Wins from Con Carey, John Addison and Steve Mason with draws from Dave Almond and Steve Flaherty gave us the points. In the Manchester league Div. E our 6th team were just beaten by 3C’s 5th team by 3 to 2. Wins from Tony Jinks and Peter Hurn were not quite enough. In the East Lanc’s League Div. 2 Heywood were beaten by Rossendale B team by 4 to 1, with a win by Ross Greenhalgh. In the Central Lanc’s League our A team beat Atherton A team by 4 to 1, this win puts us in 2nd place in the Central Lanc’s League Division A.

 
22 Feb 19
 

We have again been in action again last week with 5 games played. In the Bury & Rochdale League Div. B our C team beat Blue Club C team of Rochdale by a stunning 4-0, wins from Derek Marsden, Ian Mitchell, John Crompton and Ross Greenhalgh. In the Manchester League Div. C our 3rd Team drew away at Worsely by 3.5 to 3.5, we had wins by Dave Almond, Derek Marsden and Peter Hurn and a draw from Steve Mason. In the Manchester league Div. A our 1st team managed to draw against a very strong team 3C’s by a score of 3.5 to 3.5, this was achieved with wins from Nugith Jayawarna, Brett D Lund and James Carrington and a draw from Martyn Hamer, this result puts us 3rd in the A division. In the Bury and Rochdale Div. B our B team beat the C team from Tameside by 3 to 1, with wins Tony Jinks, Peter Hurn and Ross Greenhalgh. In the East Lanc’s League Heywood beat Crusaders C of Blackburn by 3 to 2, wins from Con Carey, Mark Southby and John Pickersgill gave us the victory, this puts us in 3rd place in Div. 2. In the Central Lanc’s Vaux Cup our B team beat Crusaders B by 4 to 1, with wins from Dave Almond, Kyle Pelling and Con Carey and draws from Steve Flaherty and Steve Mason, Heywood B now to face Great Lever in the Cup final.

 
 
15 Feb 19
 

The Club have again been in action last week with 3 games played. In the Bury & Rochdale League Cup match our C team defeated our B team by 2.5 to 1.5! With wins from Ross Greenhalgh and Ronnie Power and a draw from Mark Southby. In the Manchester league div D our 5th team beat Denton’s 2nd team by 3.5 to 1.5 with wins from James Wildsmith, Tarini and Thisumi Jayawarna and a draw from Derek Marsden. In the Manchester League Div. B our second team were well beaten by a very strong team from Great Lever, the final score 6 – 1, our only glimmer of hope was the draws gained by Dave Almond and Con Carey!

 
08 Feb 19

Heywood Chess Club have again been in action last week with 3 games played. In the Bury & Rochdale League Div. B we had 2 matches, our B team lost away at Blue Club C of Rochdale by 3 to 1 with draws from Con Carey and Tony Jinks and in the other match same Division our C team were beaten at home by Tameside B the score was 1.5 to 2.5 with a win from John Pickersgill and a draw on top board by Derek Marsden.  In the Manchester League our 1st team beat Chorlton’s 1st by 5 to 2 with wins from James Carrington, Bill O’Rourke, Carl Tillotson and Nugith Jayawarna and draws from Martyn Hamer and D Brett Lund. Also the club was extremely well represented at the recent Lancashire versus Yorkshire County matches in Bradford.

Nugith Jayawarna, Bill O'Rourke, James Carrington, John Addison, Steve Mason, Peter Hurn, Dave Thorp, Tony Jinks, ian Mitchell and young Tarini and Thisumi Jayawarna were all picked to represented Lancashire amongst 72 players taking part, all of the Lancashire teams now progress to play in the national stages. 

01 Feb 19
 

The Club have again been in action this week with 4 fixtures played. In the Bury & Rochdale Rapid play our A team beat Tameside A by a score of 6.5 – 3.5 with wins from John Addison, Dave Almond, Tony Jinks and James Wildsmith. In the Manchester League our 6th team drew away at Eccles 2.5 – 2.5, with wins from John Crompton and Andrew Heys (albeit by default) and a draw by Peter Hurn. In the CLL Div B our B team beat Leyland A team by 3.5 to 1.5 with wins from Dave Almond, Kyle Pelling and Steve Mason and a draw from John Addison, this result puts our B team 5 points clear at the top of the division! In the CLL Div A cup match our A team were beaten 3-2 with a win from James Carrington and draws from Bill O’Rourke and Phil Armstrong.