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FIDE Rated Blitz at the Customs House – 8th July 2018

We are running a 9 round FIDE rated blitz on Sunday 8th July at the Customs House starting 12:30pm

Time control: All moves in 5 minutes plus 2 second increment.

The prize fund will depend on entry but will be at least £250. We plan on prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd plus 3 ratings prizes, a junior (U18) prize and a senior (65+) prize.

Entry fee is £5 payable on the day but we would appreciate entries in advance in order to help us with the organization and to guarantee your place. Entries are limited to 70 players.

Enter via email to Blitz@southshieldschessclub.co.uk giving name, FIDE ID (if you have one and know it). If you don’t have a FIDE ID we need your date of birth to register you with FIDE.

Breaking News! ECF membership not required

We originally said in entry forms that ECF Bronze membership was required, based on advice from the ECF. They have since got in touch to tell us this was a mistake, since the ECF do not grade blitz.

Current entries (Chess-results)

Directions to the Customs House

Player Statistics for 2017 – 2018

2018 Stats - NCA A Team

PlayerPlayedWonDrawnLostPoints
Yaroslav Kolodiy104245
Paul Bielby104245
Ian Maughan (c)103163.5
John Boyd93334.5
Brian Towers51312.5
Piotr Niedbal30120.5
Chris Sayers11001
Eddie Czestochowski10010
Simon McGuinness10100.5

2018 Stats - NCA B Team

PlayerPlayedWonDrawnLostPoints
Kevin Rowden (c)93153.5
Brian Towers93425
Chris Sayers84406
Eddie Czestochowski71332.5
Colin Campbell51312.5
Ian Maughan31111.5
Asanga Gunasekera20201
Jay Steel11001
Stan Johnson10010
Jim Riddle10010
Simon McGuinness10100.5

2018 Stats - NCA C Team

PlayerPlayedWonDrawnLostPoints
Colin Campbell (c)81523.5
Ben Wood75115.5
Asanga Gunasekera 73224.5
Dave Peardon72414
Mike Savin61232
Jim Riddle53023
Chris Sayers52112.5
Jay Steel20020
Stan Johnson11001
Alan Blackburn11001

2018 Stats - NCA D Team

PlayerPlayedWonDrawnLostPoints
Tim Wilton-Davies94325.5
Jay Steel92162.5
Gary Hunter70341.5
Stan Johnson (c)71423
Bill Hall30120.5
Eddie Czestochowski21101.5
Asanga Gunasekera10100.5
Chris Sayers10100.5

2018 Stats - DCCA Team

PlayerPlayedWonDrawnLostPoints
Yaroslav Kolodiy61413
Paul Bielby63214
Eddie Czestochowski (c)51222
Chris Sayers52032
Asanga Gunasekera52213
Brian Towers42112.5
Piotr Niedbal41121.5
Ian Maughan20201
Kevin Rowden11001
Dave Patterson10100.5
Stan Johnson10010
John Boyd10010

 

Club Success in the Forest Hall Congress – Paul Bielby wins the Open!

The low turnout at the Forest Hall congress last weekend resulted in the Open and Major being combined in one tournament with separate prizes and the Intermediate and Foundation also being combined.

This gave our own Paul Bielby a unique chance to win both the Major and the Open which he took with a great win over Robert Clegg in the last round to leave him tied for first with 4 out of 5. That’s Paul’s pocket money for his Malta holiday sorted then.

Well done too to Brian Towers, who came 3rd in the Major with 3.5, and Gary Hunter, who finished 2nd in a very tough Intermediate with 4. Honourable mention to Eddie Czestochowski with 2 well earned points as one of the lowest graded players in the section.

Just missing out in the Intermediate with 3 out of 5 was Chris Sayers and an honourable mention for Stan Johnson with 2.

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 .