440 LeagueDATE 2nd October 2019 

Aigburth V Atticus  

 

Board  

Name 

Score 

Name 

Score 

1 

Alistair Bond   [131] 

0 

Jim Wiseman          [122] 

1 

2 

Tony Blades     [127] 

  1       

Tom Webb              [121] 

0 

3 

Bill Collinson    [81] 

0.5 

Dave Hurley            [100] 

0.5 

4 

Paul Capstick   [80] 

0.5 

Peter Ferret            [63] 

0.5 

 

Total 

2 

Total 

2 

 

The opening game of the new campaign couldn’t really have been much tougher as we were drawn against last year’s champions. 

 First to finish was my good self who was comprehensively outplayed from around move six by Tony Blade who gave a comprehensive lesson on how to gain space in the opening and then use it to tie your opponent in knots before coming up with a very clean finish. Fortunately for the team and my blushes, Jim Wiseman was delivering a chess masterclass to last year’s 440 league player of the year. To give Jim a space advantage, the attack and open lines around your own king is, well fatal, and so it proved and it wasn’t long before Alastair joined me at the trough of despond. 

Next to finish were Paul and Peter. Peter managed to lock horns and with neither player prepared to take a gamble and headlong rush into the others cannons the game fizzled out to a fine fighting draw. Given that Peter was out-graded by 20 points and had black this was an outstanding result. 

So the match result came down to Dave and Bill’s game. As he frequently does Dave screamed into a heavy advantage out of the opening and again as he does he threw it away by blundering a piece for a pawn. However, so strong was Dave’s position he kept his opponents King in the middle and was exploiting weaknesses all over the board. In the event Bill’s position managed to hold but with his flag hovering perilously close to dropping he offered the draw and Dave in the spirit of the match accepted. So the match ended all square. 

The captain owes a vote of thanks to his team mates and resolves to do better next time. Many thanks to Aigburth who as usual were excellent hosts

Report Tom Webb

 

 

Rg
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
MP
BP
1 Aigburth 440X2.02.0 X X 2 4.0
2 Atticus 4402.0X X X 1 2.0
3 Formby 4402.0 X X X 1 2.0
4 Waterloo 440 X X X
5 St. Helens 440 X X X

Rg
G
S
R
V
MP
BP
1 Aigburth 44020202 4.0
2 Atticus 44010101 2.0
3 Formby 44010101 2.0
4 Waterloo 4400000
5 St. Helens 4400000

G = Number of matches played; S = Win; R = Draw; V = Lost

02nd September 2019
Round 1 (Leg 1)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 1 Aigburth 440 125 : 6 bye
2 2 Atticus 440 117 : 5 St. Helens 440 152
3 3 Formby 440 122 : 4 Waterloo 440
23rd September 2019
Round 2 (Leg 1)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 6 bye : 4 Waterloo 440
2 5 St. Helens 440 152 : 3 Formby 440 122
3 1 Aigburth 440 105 2.0:2.0 2 Atticus 440 102
07th October 2019
Round 3 (Leg 1)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 2 Atticus 440 117 : 6 bye
2 3 Formby 440 104 2.0:2.0 1 Aigburth 440 106
3 4 Waterloo 440 : 5 St. Helens 440 152
21st October 2019
Round 4 (Leg 1)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 6 bye : 5 St. Helens 440 152
2 1 Aigburth 440 125 : 4 Waterloo 440
3 2 Atticus 440 117 : 3 Formby 440 122
04th November 2019
Round 5 (Leg 1)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 3 Formby 440 122 : 6 bye
2 4 Waterloo 440 : 2 Atticus 440 117
3 5 St. Helens 440 152 : 1 Aigburth 440 125
18th November 2019
Round 1 (Leg 2)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 6 bye : 1 Aigburth 440 125
2 5 St. Helens 440 152 : 2 Atticus 440 117
3 4 Waterloo 440 : 3 Formby 440 122
02nd December 2019
Round 2 (Leg 2)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 4 Waterloo 440 : 6 bye
2 3 Formby 440 122 : 5 St. Helens 440 152
3 2 Atticus 440 117 : 1 Aigburth 440 125
13th January 2020
Round 3 (Leg 2)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 6 bye : 2 Atticus 440 117
2 1 Aigburth 440 125 : 3 Formby 440 122
3 5 St. Helens 440 152 : 4 Waterloo 440
27th January 2020
Round 4 (Leg 2)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 5 St. Helens 440 152 : 6 bye
2 4 Waterloo 440 : 1 Aigburth 440 125
3 3 Formby 440 122 : 2 Atticus 440 117
10th February 2020
Round 5 (Leg 2)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 6 bye : 3 Formby 440 122
2 2 Atticus 440 117 : 4 Waterloo 440
3 1 Aigburth 440 125 : 5 St. Helens 440 152
24th February 2020
Round 1 (Leg 3)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 1 Aigburth 440 125 : 6 bye
2 2 Atticus 440 117 : 5 St. Helens 440 152
3 3 Formby 440 122 : 4 Waterloo 440
09th March 2020
Round 2 (Leg 3)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 6 bye : 4 Waterloo 440
2 5 St. Helens 440 152 : 3 Formby 440 122
3 1 Aigburth 440 125 : 2 Atticus 440 117
23rd March 2020
Round 3 (Leg 3)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 2 Atticus 440 117 : 6 bye
2 3 Formby 440 122 : 1 Aigburth 440 125
3 4 Waterloo 440 : 5 St. Helens 440 152
06th April 2020
Round 4 (Leg 3)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 6 bye : 5 St. Helens 440 152
2 1 Aigburth 440 125 : 4 Waterloo 440
3 2 Atticus 440 117 : 3 Formby 440 122
20th April 2020
Round 5 (Leg 3)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 3 Formby 440 122 : 6 bye
2 4 Waterloo 440 : 2 Atticus 440 117
3 5 St. Helens 440 152 : 1 Aigburth 440 125

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