Various League Matches

G Turner v J Hollands, Fuller, Petts Wood

Fuller Sidcup v Petts Wood

Hi all,

We played our second match of the season in the Fuller league last night and again came away with an excellent draw against the much higher graded team of Petts Wood :-

Jack (as black) played really well to have a draw against a much higher graded player for his first game of the season. In a very tight game (where white for most of it had a slight advantage) Jack held onto his position and in the end a draw was agreed on move 22 in a very even position. Even the latest version of Fritz cannot decide who has the better position. In the next post is the game analysed by Fritz from blacks point of view in the game.

Keith Thompson

Intro Cup First Match of Season

The Intro Cup team finally played a match after weather forced the cancellation of the first match and the result was a 3-1 win over Lewisham with Ken Grist, Peter Houching and Phil Broughton all winning. So Peter’s first match as captain was successful and the club are still undefeated in all leagues this season, having won the first two Harvey Cup matches against Beckenham and Lewisham and drawn the first two Tom Fuller Cup matches against Petts Wood and Lewisham.

K. Thompson vs C. Mincher Fuller League

Fuller – Sidcup v Lewisham Match Report

Sidcup 2 v Lewisham 7

Result 2 – 2 Draw

Not a bad result for the start of the season. Lewisham won their first match of the season, 3-1 against Petts Wood. It will be a tough return match against them.

The results were as follows Sidcup‘s team is in the first column. The figures in the first and last columns are the players gradings:-


Dennis Halton



John Allen



Keith Thompson



Cerden Mincher



Ken Grist



Lomy Mincer



Leon Hopkins



Tom Allen


The evening started well with Keith, who played well to beat Cerden in 20 moves.

Our new player Leon then beat a young and up and coming Tom Allen, so giving us at least a half point.

Both Ken and Dennis took there opponents to the end game and both could not stop their player pawns from getting to the eighth rank and thereby, gaining a queen. Each would have been checkmated a few moves later if they had not resigned.

Special mention should be made of Dennis who fought a hard battle against a player who is much higher graded.

It will be a tough return match against them when they will be looking for a win instead of the draw and we will also be looking to improve.

In the end a draw was a fair result for our first match of the new season, hopefully better things are to come in our next match on the 24th November against Petts Wood.

Keith Thompson