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Latest Result from B&R League Div B 11Dec19

    Heywood    C  3       1    Tameside     B    
  Lucas Stubbs  1  0    R Carrington
  Malachy Fielding  0  1    Vic Pelling
  Joshua Woodbridge   1   0    J Butterworth  
  Shaun Woodbridge   1  0    A Butterworth 
 A great win for us with a whole team of new juniors.


Latest Result from B&R League Div B 04Dec19


  Heywood    C   0.5        3.5    Bury    
 Bill Walton   0.5 0.5 John Briggs 
 Malachy Fielding    0 1  Steve Press  
    Rohan Mutu     0 1  Daniel Smitil   
   Conrad Fielding    0 1  Brian Forrest 
 Bury always have a strong side so a draw on top board was a good result for Bill, the other 3 team mates were all new juniors so well played to them.


Latest Result from B&R League Div A 04Dec19


  Heywood    A   1       3    Blue Club     A    
 Bill O'Rourke   0 1 Philip Armstrong
Gareth Ellis  0 1  Tim Hilton 
    Dave Almond     0 1 Matthew Searles   
   Con Carey    1 0  Armand Catz 
Blue Club had a super strong team and won easily but a cracking win for Con on board 4.
Latest Result from MCF Cup 04Dec19
Heywood     '4'   4.5        0.5    Bolton     '4'
  Ian Mitchell  0.5 0.5 Arpad Busznyak
Steve Mason   1 0  Dave Mathieson   
  Tony Jinks  1  0   Mike Houlston     
 Derek Marsden    1  0  Gary Cresswell  
 Peter Hurn  1  0  Rachael Topping 
We had a strong team for the semi final and won well, Derek won easily as his opponent gave away too many pieces, Tony finished his opponent off quickly ans Steve won well on board 2. My game was a bit of a struggle against a very capable junior I was 3 pawns up and then a knight and finally I trapped the King annd mate followed. Ian on board 1 was the exchange down but somehow managed to swap his opponents rook for a queened pawn and ended up with a bishop and 1 pawn v 2 pawns and thus the game was agreed a draw, a great win for us now to Eccles for the cup final!
Peter Hurn 
Latest Result from MCF Div D 27Nov19
 Eccles      '1'      3.5        1.5    Heywood    '4'
  Vincent Logan   1 0 Akin Soyoye
 Michael Oszczyk    0.5 0.5  Derek Marsden  
  Jules Irenge  0  1   Peter Hurn    
 Batibileg Chagdarsuran   1  0  Dave Thorp 
 Alex Sosnowski   1  0  John T Crompton


A close match, Akin had a tussle on top board but just lost in the end, Dave played great on board 4 but just overlooked a complicated position and ended up losing his Queen and so eventually lost. John played well on board 5 and was a pawn up most of the match but his opponent managed to pinch a piece for the pawn and won in the end game. Derek had a great game and was on top but in the end he could not break through and the game was agreed a draw. My match was close with me playing the Kings gambit and he actually accepted it. The opening left me a pawn down and my King in the middle of the board, but he could not attack my position and after I exchanged Queens I pressured his King and he had to give a rook for my knight then a knight for nothing and after swapping off his last rook he resigned. Not a bad result considering 4 of their grades were estimated.  

Peter Hurn

Latest Result from B&R League Div B 27Nov19

  Heywood    C   1       3    Heywood    B    
 Mike Woodbridge   0   1 John Pickersgill
Conrad Fielding  0   1  Lucas Stubbs
    Joshua Woodbridge    0   1  Malachy Fielding  
   Shaun Woodbridge   1   0 Ronnie Power 
A good win for the B team now 2nd in the league
Latest Result from MCF Div B 27Nov19
Heywood  2    4.5      2.5 3C's     '3'
Bill O'Rourke    1 0 Paul Keech
Carl Tillotson   0.5 0.5  Helal Ahmed
Kyle Pelling   0 Ben Newton
Ben Atueyi   1    Mohammed Rhoman 
 Dave Almond    1 0 John Walton 
Steve Flaherty    0 1  Shahedul  Alam
Tony Jinks    1 0 Zayeem Alam
Well done to the 2nd team who beat CCC3.  A special thank you to Tony Jinks and his captain, John Pickersgill, for allowing Tony to step into my team at very late notice, replacing James Carrington . Tony produced a good win on Board 7.  Also a special mention for Ben Atueyi who spent two hours on public transport to get to Heywood. With his win the scores were tied at 2.5 each after a draw by Carl T and a disastrous loss by yours truly. Kyle came up against another wunderkind and lost his game after a successful weekend in the British Rapidplay Championships (1st in the Inter section). Kipling's poem comes to mind when treating the  twin impostors of triumph and disaster. £200 prizemoney would have helped too! 
That left the wise heads of Dave Almond and Bill to try and get the win for the team. Their superior end game skills came to the fore with both winning and giving us a 4.5-2.5 final score.
It means we have played three and won three and are currently top of the division.
Steve Flaherty
Latest Result from MCF Div C 21Nov19
Marple 4      3 Heywood    '3'
Allan Hall 1 0 Kyle Pelling
David Fowler 0.5 0.5  Tarini Jayawarna
Chris Baker 0.5 0.5  Dave Almond
David Preen 1 0 Ian Mitchell 
 Paul Horrocks  1 0 Tony Jinks 
Neil Dainty 0 1  Thisumi Jayawarna 
Neil Dee 0 1 Peter Hurn
This was a very close match up against strong players especially on top boards. Kyle lost after going the exchange down,Tarini played out a good draw in a very stodgey position. Dave could have won but overlooked a pawn advance and had to take the draw. Ian played well but was just beaten. Tony had chances in his game his opponent was down to 1 second on the clock at one stage, but Tony just lost in the final time scramble. Thisumi had a good win after exerting lots of pressure on the King side. My game was very drawish, infact I offered a draw at one stage which he refused, after playing another 3 moves I was winning and his draw offer was then refused. I managed to get a passed pawn home and thus he resigned. Not a bad result 4 - 3 to Marple.
Pete Hurn
Latest Result from MCF Div A  21Nov19
  Bolton     '1'       3         4    Heywood    '1'
 Simeon Sakic  0.5   0.5  D. Brett Lund
 Adam Tyton    0    1  Nugith Jayawarna
 Harry Lamb   0.5    0.5  Peter Jowett
 Allan Gardner   0   1  Martyn Hamer 
 Lee Bailey   1   0  James Carrington  
 Victor Nagy   0   1    Bill O'Rourke
 Ian Lamb   1   0  Carl Tillotson


A great win for us against a very strong Bolton team. Puts us top of the league at present.


Latest Result from ELL Div 2  20Nov19

  Heywood      B     2.5         2.5    Heywood    A  
  Ian Mitchell   0    1    Kyle Pelling  
  James Wildsmith     0   1  Dave Almond  
  Derek Marsden  0.5   0.5  Steve Flaherty
  Peter Hurn   1   0  Lucas Stubbs
 Vic Pelling    1   0  Mike Woodbridge  


A close match the A team had strength on the top 3 boards, Kyle beat Ian Mitchell and Dave was a bit too strong for James, Derek and Steve had a tussle on board 3 and ended up calling it a draw after both short on time. My game v Lucas was very close he managed to get a pawn up in the opening, but gifted me piece some moves later. But mis calculated in the end game swapping his rook for my bishop thinking he could queen a pawn, I just managed to get my queen round to save it and he resigned. Vic was thrown into the match with 5 mins notice and managed to get on top of Mike with a fabulous King side attack and so Mike resigned. A draw a good result for the B team, the A team are currently top of the league.


Latest Result from B&R League Div B 20Nov19

 Heywood  B  2      2    Blue Club      C   
 John Pickersgill     0   1   Brian Parkin  
 Josh Woodbridge    1   0  Bernard Dean
 Shaun Woodbridge       1   0  Callum Oliver 
 Malachy Fielding      0   1   Josh Hardy 

A good result. John had a won position only to get his King and Rook forked and eventually lost. Shaun and Josh both had good wins, they are really coming on. Malachy was unlucky on board 4.


Latest Result from CLL Div B  19Nov19

  Leyland      B     0.5         4.5    Heywood    B  
 David Tuke   0   1   Kyle Pelling  
 Ben O'Rourke    0  1  Dave Almond  
 Steve Hughes   0   1  Steve Flaherty
 Dave Lindley  0.5 0.5    Tarini Jayawarna 
 Ken Lawson   0  1  Thisumi Jayawarna  
Heywood B fielded a strong team so a good result was expected. The overall result exceed the expectations so well done everyone.
Tarini finished first, it was an even game but with time looking like it may be an issue she made the correct call and offered a draw, good game management.
Kyle finished second, he slowly took the space from his opponent and then started to put pressure on the King, A series of "checks" would then have resulted in his opponent losing his Queen so his opponent resigned.
Steve played a good steady game and increasingly outplayed his opponent to secure a great win, this put the team on 2.5 points with just a draw required from the final 2 games.
Thisumi was a piece up but very low on time, she just managed to make the 35 moves in the allotted time in order to gain the additional minutes allowed. This time was put to good use and the pressure finally told on her opponent who made a blunder in the end game. Well played
The final game was a ferocious battle which went right to the wire, Dave was the exchange and a pawn up (or 2?) and was pushing pawns in order to promote them. His opponent was making him work for the win but eventually playing on the increments took its toll and his opponent ran out of time.
Some excellent play by everyone, it was a long journey but a great team result to put Heywood B top of the CL League B.



Latest Result from ELL Div 2  14Nov19

  Crusaders     D     0.5         4.5    Heywood    A  
 Asad Syed   0    1   Dave Almond   
 Regan Topham  0.5 0.5 Stev Flaherty  
   Dominik Drag  0   1  Ian Mitchell
 Robert Grounds 0   1  Peter Hurn
William Jones 0 1  John T Crompton 

This was quite an easy win, my game was over in 10 mins my opponent gave me a queen for a knight at move 6 and then gave me bishop and knight before he resigned. Dave on top board finished next after also being gifted a queen for a minor piece. John Crompton was next to finish again being a queen up and mated his opponent. Next was Steve Flaherty playing perhaps their strongest player, It was an even ending and a draw was agreed

Pete Hurn



Latest Result from B&R League Div A 13Nov19

 Heywood  B     1    Tameside     B   
 Bill O'Rourke      0    1   Armand Catz  
 Gareth Ellis     1  0  Mark Taylor
 Dave Almond      1  0  Jeff Wilson 
  Not Named      1   0   De Fault 

A good win for us



Latest Result from B&R League Div B 13Nov19

 Heywood  B     1    Tameside     B   
 Tony Jinks     0    1   Kyle Pelling  
 Peter Hurn     1  0  Mick McCue 
 John T Crompton      1  0  Jordan Quinn 
  Ashley Freeman      1   0   A. Butterworth 


John and  John both had relatively easy games against juniors and ended up winning quickly. I was a pawn down in my game but had a great attack in the end game which ended up with him resigning after losing his queen in a knight fork. On top board Tony had a great game against Kyle but in the end Kyle was  just too strong for him so he was forced to resign, good win for the team 3 - 1.


Latest Result from B&R League Div B 12Nov19

 Bury 3      1    Heywood    C  
 John Grindrod     1    0   Mike Woodbridge 
 Jeremy Peach     1  0  Malachy Fielding 
 Brian Forrest     0  1  Josh Woodbridge 
  Ashley Freeman      1   0   Shaun Woodbridge 

Good experience for the juniors.


Latest Result from ELL Div 2  12Nov19

  Clitheroe      B     1.5         3.5    Heywood    A
 Keith Melling   0    1   Kyle Pelling  
 Eric Mansfield    0   1  Dave Almond  
 R. Sutcliffe    0.5   0.5  Steve Flaherty 
 John Moxham   1   0    Con Carey  
 Janis Abols   0   1  Peter Hurn 


 I was the exchange down early on but managed to get a piece and a pawn in the middle game and then my attack was too strong for him he couldn't stop my passed pawn. Kyle had a quick win on top board, whilst Steve played out a stodgey draw and Con got into trouble in his match losing in the end game. So the score stood at 2.5 to 1.5 with Dave on top in his game being the exchange up and his opponent blundered in the end game giving us the win 3.5 to 1.5.

Pete Hurn

Latest Result from CLL Div A  06Nov19
  Heywood    A      3         2   Atherton   A
 Phillip Armstrong    1    0   Lee Kay  
 Matthew Searles   0.5  0.5  Peter Mulleady  
 James Carrington   0.5   0.5  Martin Lythgoe
 Bill O'Rourke   0   1    Dave Martindale  
 Gareth Ellis   1   0  Harry Newham
A good win for us against strong opposition

Latest Result from MCF Div E Cup 04Nov19
  Bolton     '5'      3.5        1.5    Heywood    '5'
 William Fairclough    1     0   Jason Chapman
 Bryony Eccleston   0   1  Mark  Cooper 
 Leon Hunt   1   0   Michael Woodbridge 
 Sam Hunt  0.5  0.5    Joshua Woodbridge
 Lewis Sheehy   1   0  Shaun Woodbridge


Cup match we played OK but they were just too strong for us, well done Mark and Josh.