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14Feb20
 
We had 2 matches again this week with 2 wins!! In the Manchester Chess Federation Div A our 1st team beat Great Lever 1st team by a score of 5 - 2, with wins from Nugith Jayawarna, Bill O'Rourke, Dave Almond and Steve Flaherty and draws from Martyn Hamer and Gareth Ellis. This win puts us in 3rd position. In the D division our 4th team beat Three C's 4th team by a score of 4 - 1, with wins from Akin Soyoye, Steve Mason, Peter Hurn and Derek Marsden, a result that boosts us up the 3rd in the D division.
 
07Feb20
 

This week we had only 2 matches. In the Bury & Rochdale league division B our B team (of all juniors ) were beaten by a very strong Bury team by a score of 1 – 3, a win from our most promising junior Lucas Stubbs was not quite enough. In the Manchester Chess League our 2nd team were beaten by Urmston 1st team by a score of 3 – 4 with wins from Steve Flaherty and Kyle Pelling and draws from Con Carey and Gareth Ellis. We are still top of the B division at the moment. See here for the clip in the local paper

 
 
31Jan20
 
 This week we had 7 matches. In the Bury & Rochdale league division B our B team drew with Tameside B with the score ending 2 - 2, wins from John T Crompton and captain John Pickersgill gave us the points. In the East Lancs League division 2 both our A and B teams were in action. The A team beat Crusaders C team by 3 - 2 wins from Dave Almond and Steve Flaherty with draws from Con Carey and John Pickersgill were just enough. Our B team beat Clitheroe B team by a score of 4 - 1, with wins from captain Ian Mitchell, Derek Marsden, Peter Hurn and John T Crompton, this result puts us top of Division 2. In the CLL division A our A team were beaten by a very strong Preston A team the final score being 3.5 - 1.5,a win from Matthew Searles and a draw from Bill O'Rourke were not quite enough. In the Manchester Chess League our 3rd team were beaten by Ashton first team by a score of 5 - 2, a win from Akin Soyoye and draws from Steve Flaherty and Peter Hurn made up the points. In the MCF division E our 5th team were well beaten by a very strong 2nd team of Eccles, the final score being 5 - 0. In the CLL league division B our B team beat Great Lever B by a score of 4.5 - 0.5, with wins from Kyle Pelling, Gareth Ellis, Ian Mitchell and Akin Soyoye also a draw from Steve Mason, this result puts us top of the league division B.
 
24Jan20
 
We had 5 matches this week, in the Manchester League Division D our 4th team were beaten at Worsley by a score of 3.5 to 1.5 a win from captain Derek Marsden and a draw from Dave Thorp were not quite enough. In the East Lancs League Division 2 both our A team and B team were in action both won convincingly. Our A team beat Rossendale B by a score of 4.5 to 0.5 with wins from Dave Almond, Steve Mason, Derek Marsden and Peter Hurn with a draw froom John Addison. Our B team beat Crusaders C team by 5 - 0 wins from Tony Jinks, James Wildsmith, Ian Mitchell, Peter Hurn and John Crompton. This puts the B team top above our A team in Division 2!! In the  Central Lancs League Div A our A team were narrowly beaten by Great Lever A team by 3 - 2, with draws from Philip Armstrong, Matthew Searles, Bill O'Rourke and Dave Almond. In the Bury and Rochdale League Division B our B team drew with our C team by 2 - 2, with wins from Lucas Stubbs, Josh Woodbridge and Conrad Fielding all of which are our junior players.  

 

 
17Jan20
 
We had 3 matches again this week with 2 draws and 1 win. In the Bury and Rochdale League division B our C team beat Blue Club C by 3 - 1, with wins from James Wildsmith, Derek Marsden and Peter Hurn. In the Manchester League division A our 1st team drew with Bolton 2 with a score of 3.5 - 3.5, wins from Bill O'Rourke, Kyle Pelling and Peter Jowett and a draw on top board by Martyn Hamer. This result puts us 2nd in the A division. In the East Lanc's League division our B team  drew with Rossendale B the final score being 2.5 - 2.5 with wins from James Wildsmith and John Pickersgill and a draw on top board from Tony Jinks, this result keeps us top of Division 2. See here for the clip in the local paper.
10Jan20
 

We had 3 matches this week, in the Bury & Rochdale League Division A our A team were narrowly beaten by Blue Club B of Oldham by a score of 3 - 1, a win from Steve Flaherty was not quite enough. In the Manchester League division C our 3rd team won 7 - 0 by default as our opponents Chorlton 3 didn't turn up or even contact us. In the East Lancs League division 2 our A team beat Burnley C by a score of 3.5 - 1.5 with wins from Dave Almond and James Wildsmith plus a default win on board 5, and a draw from John Addison. This win puts the A team 2nd in the league with a game in hand. See here for the clip in the local paper

 
03Jan20
 
Happy New Year to all my readers, this week we had one match our B team were away at Burnley in the ELL div 2 league against their C team, we ended up winning 4 - 1 with wins from Dave Almond, Tony Jinks, James Wildsmith and Peter Hurn. This win puts Heywood B top of the league!
 
20Dec19
 
The last week before xmas and we only had the 2 matches, due to re arranging fixtures from the 18th December when our annual Xmas countdown would take place. Both matches were away at the Blue club, Our 2nd team took on their 2nd team in the Manchester Chess League division B and ended up winning 5 - 2, wins from Mark Southby, Dave Almond and Bill O'Rourke plus a de fault on board 7 with draws from Gareth Ellis and Scott Riley gave us the points which puts us top of the league! The other game was our B team in the Bury and Rochdale League division B against their C team and ended up also winning with a score of 3 - 1, wins from John T Crompton and a de fault win on board 4, with draws from Tony Jinks and Peter Hurn gave us the points and puts us 2nd in the league.
 
13Dec19
 
We had 3 matches again this week with 2 wins and 1 defeat. In the East Lancs League division 2 our B team were away against Rossendale B, we won by the score 3.5 - 1.5 with wins from James Wildsmith and Akin Soyoye and draws from Ian Mitchell, Tony Jinks and Peter Hurn, this puts us 2nd in the league. In the Bury and Rochdale league division B our C team beat Tameside B by 3 - 1, with wins from Lucas Stubbs, Josh and Shaun Woodbridge, well done to our team of all new juniors. In the Central Lancs division B our B team were beaten by Crusaders C by a score of 2 - 3, with a win from Kyle Pelling and draws from Gareth Ellis and Steve Flaherty. This result leaves us still at the top of the league.
 
 
06Dec19
 
We had 3 matches again this week with a win and 2 losses. In the MCF cup match our 4th team beat Bolton 4 by 4.5 - 0.5 with wins from Steve Mason, Tony Jinks, Derek Marsden and Peter Hurn and a draw from Ian Mitchell, we now need to beat Eccles 1 in the final. In the B&R league we had 2 matches in Div A our A team were well beaten by a very strong team from Blue Club the final score being 1 - 3, a win from Con Carey was not quite enough. In B&R Div B our C team (mostly juniors) lost to a very strong Bury side, the final score being 0.5 - 3.5 with a draw by Bill Walton. 
 
29Nov19
 
This week we only had 3 matches. In the MCF our 2nd team took on 3c's 3rd team and came out winners by a score of 4.5 - 2.5 wins from Bill O'Rourke, Ben Atueyi, Tony Jinks and Dave Almond and a draw from Carl Tillotson puts us top of the league. In the B&R league div B our C team hosted our B team and the B team came out winners by 3 - 1, wins from John Pickersgill, Lucas Stubbs and Malachy Fielding. The 4th team in the MCF league were away to Eccles 1st team and were narrowly beaten by 3.5 - 1.5, with a win from Peter Hurn and a draw from Derek Marsden.
 
22Nov19
 
We had 5 matches this week. Our B team took on Leyland B in the CLL Division B and won quite easily by 0.5 to 4.5, wins from Kyle Pelling, Dave Almond, Steve Flaherty and Thisumi Jayawarna and a draw fron Tarini Jayawarna gave us the points and puts us top of the league. Our B team in the B&R league Division B drew with Blue Club C team 2 - 2 with wins from Josh and Shaun Woodbridge. In the ELL Division 2 our B team played our A team and a draw was the outcome, wins from Kyle Pelling (A), Dave Almond (A), Peter Hurn(B) and Vic Pelling(B) and the draw between Steve Flaherty and Derek Marsden made up the 2.5 - 2.5 final score. This result keeps our A team on top of the league. Our Top team in the MCF Division A took on strong Bolton team and won by the score of 3 - 4, with wins from Nugith Jayawarna, Bill O'Rourke and Martyn Hamer and draws from Brett Lund and Peter Jowett. This result puts us top of Division A. Also in the MCF Division C our 3rd team were narrowly beaten by a strong Marple team, the final score being 4 - 3, wins from Peter Hurn and Thisumi Jayawarna and draws from Tarini Jayawarna and Dave Almond were not quite enough.
 
15Nov19
 
We had 5 matches this week the first of which saw our A team in the ELL Div2 beat Clitheroe B by a score of 1.5 to 3.5 with wins from Dave Almond, Peter Hurn and Kyle Pelling with a draw from Steve Flaherty. The 2nd match was also away at Bury, our C team took on Bury and were just beaten 3 - 1 but a good win from Josh Woodbridge. At home we had Our B team v Tameside B in the B&RL div 2 and they won 3 - 1 with wins from Peter Hurn, John T Crompton and John Pickersgill. In the other match at home our A team took on Blue Club B team and beat them 3 - 1 with wins from Dave Almond, Gareth Ellis and a default on board 4. The last match our ELL A team were again in action and they beat Crusaders D by 0.5 to 4.5, with wins from Dave Almond, Ian Mitchell, Peter Hurn and John T Crompton and a draw from Steve Flaherty.
 
08Nov19 

Only 2 matches this week, in the Manchester League our 5th Team were beaten by Bolton 5 in a cup match the final score being 3.5 - 1.5, a win for Mark Cooper and a draw for Josh Woodbridge were not quite enough. The other match was at home in the CLL league Division A, our A team beat Atherton A by 3 - 2 in a very close match with wins from Phillip Armstrong and Gareth Ellis and draws from Matthew Searles and James Carrington.

 
01Nov19

This week we had 3 matches 2 away and 1 at home. Our Bury and Rochdale A team went to Blue Club A and were beaten by 3 - 1 with a win from John Addison. Our Central Lancs B team played at Leyland and came out winners 3 - 2 with wins from Gareth Ellis and Peter Hurn and draws from Steve Mason and Dave Almond. Our Home match was our Bury and Rochdale C team played  Blue Club C and they got a very credible draw, 2 -2, with a win from Joshua Woodbridge and draws from James Wildsmith and Shaun Woodbridge.