St Albans Chess Club
County Club, 29 Ridgmont Road, St Albans, AL1 3AG
close to St Albans City station. See map.
|Adults & Older Juniors|
|Monday, 7.30 - 11.00 pm|
|Contact: Aidan Ellis,|
|Monday, 6.15 - 7.15 pm (during school term)|
|Contact: Rosemary Phillips & Michael Flatt|
In this season's warm up event on 12th September first team player, IM Peter Roberson, was pitted against 17 members of the club in a simultaneous display.
Peter scored 14 wins, 2 draws and one loss. The loss was to new member, Raghav Ramesh, and the draws to Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell and Michael Flatt.
On 26th September, we hosted the traditional Cheshire Trophy match against local rivals Watford. It was reduced from twenty to eleven boards and St Albans retained the trophy with a comfortable win (7-4).
We encountered Watford again in the Sharp Trophy (U160) knock-out competition over six boards. The match was drawn (3-3), but St Albans were declared winners on board count and progress to the next round.
End of Season Rapidplay vs Harrow
The Christmas Handicap Tournament was well attended with 18 participants. We managed to fit in seven rounds with John Gemmell (7/7) the clear winner. Our Club President, Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell (5/7) took second and Congress Organiser, Ray Claret (4.5/5) third. The Club President awarded prizes to all and we adjourned to the New Gulshan Tandoori for a meal.