Jack played Lee in the Knights Tournament Final (the knock-out tournament for members graded under 120)and despite losing a piece on move 8 won after Lee played a “decisive” combination, which was not so decisive.
Jack has now won this competition four times since 1994, more than anyone else.
Kent Summer Quickplay
Sidcup entered a team in the Kent summer quickplay this year after not playing in it for the last few years. It’s basically a four man team, and during the course of the evening each player plays all four of the oppositions players. Each of the games are for 30 mins duration whit time being allocated on a handicap basis similar to our own club championships.
So far we have played 2 games and both and been really good evenings, However by the end of the night your nerves are shot to pieces, with the intensity of playing four games and no respite.
We managed to get a draw against Gravesend 8-8 in the first game at home, with a team of David Helps, David Gilbert, Ken Smith and Lee Brockwell.
In our second game our team was David Helps, Gary Sharp, Rob Pezet and Lee Brockwell and we faced favourites Charton 1, away.
After the first 2 sets of games we were level at very creditable 4-4. However their superior strength eventually told and we we lost 10-6.
This was against a team that consisted of 2 players graded 200+.
I was particularly chuffed to nick a win against someone graded 209 and Robert managed a draw against Alan Hanreck, another 200+ player.
Next game away to Lewisham
Sidcup Player Scoops Congress success
Congratulation to David Gilbert winning the intermediate U135 congress at Worcester.
Worth noting that many games at the British Championships are being shown Live this year. David Gilbert had the privilege of playing on one of the live boards this morning in the U140 championships. Great technology to allow us to watch him playing and he didn’t disappoint the fan base with a stunning victory. Log on and see.