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Ron Evers 2017-18 Update

The Ron Evers Competition began in earnest last night at Hartlepool with South Shields 1 winning its first and second round matches to sit joint top of the leader board .  A last minute change to  the travel arrangements due to unforeseen circumstances forcing one of our drivers to pull  out  led to a frantic afternoon of phone calls and new arrangements to be sorted . Fortunately Dave Parlour , fresh from winning a grading prize at the recent Northumberland  Rapid Play Tournament stepped in at the last minute to ensure we didn’t default any boards .  Alan Blackburn managed a tremendous win in the match against Hartlepool who on paper were the stronger side , but our 1.5 point handicap counted in the end as we won 3 to 2.5 .

 

South Shields have again fielded two teams , of relatively equal grading strength . South Shields 2  picked up 1 point out of 4  , but as this years Competition is on  an all play all basis there is still a lot to play for .  The club is attempting to retain the trophy for the 3rd Successive year so every individual game point  won is an important point .  Congratulations also go to Jay Steel a relative newcomer to Chess and Shields Chess  Club on winning both his games .

The next 2 rounds  are being played on January 30th 2018 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGM 2017 Gallery

Our 2017 AGM was held on the 31st of August and it proved to be quite entertaining .  The Club had quite a successful season . We also had the opportunity to finally present the awards for the previous season Division 2 Championship team.

Kevin Rowden and Dave Patterson

Stan Johnson and Dave Patterson

 

Kevin Rowden and Assanga Gunasekera

Mike Savin and Ron Evers Trophy

Chris Sayers and Ron Evers Trophy

Brendan Glasper with Ron Evers Trophy

 

Alan Blackburn with Ron Evers Trophy

Dave Patterson presenting Durham Division 2 Championship Trophy to Eddie Czestochowski

Dave Patterson and Paul Bielby Seniors NCCU Champions 2017

 

Brian Tpwers Club Champion 2017 presented by Mike Savin

Colin Campbell with Dave

 

 

Last season with the help of all the club members South Shields won the Durham League Second Division , retained the Ron Evers Rapid Play Trophy for the second year in Succession ,won the Northern Counties Chess Union Seniors Trophy and are in the final of the Summer Knockout Plate .  Chris Sayers won the Durham Congress Minor Competition and Dave Patterson won the Tony Mezzo Trophy for best performance by a Durham League Player in the Major .  It is going to be a major challenge to better this in 2018 .