New League season has started

The new season of the Northumberland Chess Association has started.

Here are the results of the first matches in Division 2 and Division 4.

Division 2

Forest Hall B ½ – 3½ Jesmond

BoardForest Hall BJesmond
1Zhang, Zheming½ – ½Izod, Chris
2Wariyar, Ravi0 – 1Dodds, Edward P
3Smith, Mike E0 – 1Turnock, John F
4French, Morgan0 – 1Trevelyan, Andy J
Total½ – 3½


[Event “Forest Hall B v Jesmond”]
[Site “Forest Hall”]
[Date “2021.10.15”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Morgan French”]
[Black “Andy Trevelyan”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A70i”]
[EventDate “2021.10.15”]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.Bd3 O-O 9.O-O a6 10.a4 Re8 11.Bg5 Nbd7 12.Nd2 Ne5 13.Be2 h6 14.Bh4 g5 15.Bg3 g4 16.f4 gxf3 17.Bxf3 Rb8 18.Be2 Qc7 19.Bf4 Qe7 20.Qe1 Ng6 21.Qg3 Nxf4 22.Rxf4 Rf8 23.Qh4 Qe5 24.Raf1 Qd4+ 25.Kh1 Qxd2 26.Rxf6 Bxf6 27.Rxf6 Qc1+ 28.Nd1 Kg7 29.Qg3+ Kxf6 30.Qxd6+

Kg7 ( 30…Be6 31.dxe6 Rfd8 32.e5+ Kg7 )
31.Qxb8 Qd2 32.Qg3+ Qg5 33.Qb3 Qd2 34.Qg3+ Qg5 35.Qc3+ f6 36.Qxc5 Bd7 37.Qe7+ Rf7 38.Qc5 Qd2 39.Qf2 Bxa4 40.Ne3 Qxb2 0-1

(The game continued for a few extra moves but since both players were in serious time trouble the remainder of the game was not recorded)


Division 4

Forest Hall D 2½ – 1½ Leam Lane Bullets

BoardForest Hall DLeam Lane Bullets
1Mohindra, Raj K1 – 0Stewardson, David
2Black, Steve1 – 0Miller, Joseph E
3Wall, John snr½ – ½McGarty, Colin
4Mohindra, Arun0 – 1Appleby, John R
Total2½ – ½


[Event “Forest Hall D v Leam Lane D”]
[Site “Forest Hall”]
[Date “2021.10.15”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Colin McGarty”]
[Black “John Wall snr”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C02l”]
[EventDate “2021.10.15”]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.cxd4 Qa5+ 7.Bd2 Bb4 8.Bxb4 Qxb4+ 9.Qd2 Nge7 10.a3 Qxd2+ 11.Nbxd2 Nf5 12.Bb5 a6 13.Bxc6+ bxc6 14.Nb3 Rb8 15.Nc5 Rxb2 16.O-O O-O 17.Rab1 Rb5 18.a4 Rxb1 19.Rxb1 Ne7 20.a5 f6 21.Rb6 Kf7 22.Nxa6 Bxa6 23.Rxa6 Rb8 24.Rb6 Ra8 25.a6 g5 26.g4 Ra7 27.h4 gxh4 28.Nxh4 fxe5 29.dxe5 c5 30.Nf3 c4 31.Nd4 1/2-1/2

Final position in the Colin McGarty v John Wall snr game where a draw was agreed.