Jack Hollands Wins Knights Tournament

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.

Ian McAllan

Club Championship News 10.1.13

The Club Championship is in full-swing. Games are played on a handicap basis, with the stronger players giving a time advantage to their opponents – for example when Ian McAllan (175) was taken-on by Jack Hollands (86) last night, Ian started with just six minutes on his clock whilst Jack began with 54 minutes. Although Ian eventually won the game with just seconds left, Jack missed his drawing chance in a King and pawn ending.

Ian’s win pushes him clear at the top with a 100% record of four wins from four games and he’ll be difficult to catch. That doesn’t mean that others won’t be trying to knock him off top spot in the coming weeks. They include Lee Brockwell who sits in second and the two Davids, Helps and Gilbert, who are tied for third. And it would be foolish to rule out Dennis Halton and Jim Appleton who both have perfect scores, or last year’s champion Leon Hopkins.

Latest table
                P	W	D	L	Pts
Ian McAllan	4	4	0	0	4
Lee Brockwell	5	3	0	2	3
David Gilbert	3	2	1	0	2.5
David Helps	5	2	1	2	2.5
Dennis Halton	2	2	0	0	2
Jim Appleton	1	1	0	0	1
Leon Hopkins	2	1	0	1	1
Jack Hollands	4	1	0	3	1
C Cheeseman	4	1	0	3	1
Chris F-Jones	1	0	0	1	0
Ken Grist	1	0	0	1	0
D. Johnson	1	0	0	1	0
Ian Reeve	1	0	0	1	0
P Houching	2	0	0	2	0

Jack Hollands