Monday, 11 November 2019

Bad day at Meir - 4th. November - 'A' and 'B' Teams lose.

 

Meir A  take on Kidsgrove and lose .

Despite draws on Boards 1 to 3 from Peter,Clive (close run thing!) and Dave F. giving us 1.5 points, a loss on Board 4 from Dave H. meant  another  lost match.

 

Meir C  took on Crewe F but unfortunately failed to trouble the scorers !!!

Stuart, Eddie, Anthony and Roger were all considerably out graded witness the Team accumulated grades of Meir 312 versus Crewe 400!

 

Verdict :-  Must try harder !


Tuesday, 22 October 2019

A Team's second match of the season at home against Chedddleton F - 21st. October 2019

A more successful outing for Meir A the result being 3.5 to 0.5.

The same Team played last night as last Wednesday at Crewe.

This time the only one not to win was Dave who must have been worn out by last weeks heroics at Crewe.

Wins for Peter, Clive and Ray sealed a comprehensive victory.

Well done Team!!

A TEAM - FIRST MATCH of the season at CREWE - Close run LOSS - 16th. October 2019

RESULT :- CREWE  2.5    -   MEIR A   1.5

The A Team's first match of the season ended in disappointment.

Peter says his result would have been a win if his 33rd. move had been Knight to b4 instead of  b6 on Board 1. Instead of losing he would have won.

Ray on board 4 was three pawns up with only a single rook and bishop each left when he managed to let his attacking King become trapped and mated. Perhaps simply exchanging pawns and pieces would have resulted in a win.

As chairman Bob would have said to him :- "Let that be a lesson to you!!"

Dave slugged it out to end with a win and Clive drew.

The result could have been so different if either loss could have been turned into a win!

Thursday, 25 July 2019

AGM Now moved to MONDAY JULY 29TH.

MEIR CHESS CLUB AGM

MOVED TO MONDAY 29TH JULY at the Club.


Sunday, 14 July 2019

5 MEIR PLAYERS IN STAFFORDSHIRE UNDER 100 WINNERS

STAFFORDSHIRE UNDER 100  WIN COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP AT KETTERING FINAL - JULY 13TH. 2019

FIVE MEIR PLAYERS IN FINAL SCORE 3.5 OF THE POINTS IN STAFFORDSHIRE'S BEATING OF NOTTS 7 : 5 AT KETTERING ON SATURDAY !

CONGRATULATIONS TO STUART GREEN , DAVE HACKNEY , ROGER COLEMAN , MARTIN CHADWICK AND ROBERT PERRY .

Saturday, 3 November 2018

AMAZING MAJOR CUP WIN FOR MEIR - 02 NOVEMBER 2018 at Cheddleton

CHEDDLETON 2.5  /  MEIR 2.5  

Despite a Total Team grade of 577 for Meir versus the Cheddleton heavyweights total grade of 700, Meir were able to prevail under boardcount rules in an evening of Fireworks inside and outside the building!

Unfortunately Martin faced an opponent more than double his grade in John Yee on board 5, but that is inevitable for Meir playing in a match over 5 boards against the bigger clubs.

Somehow Dave Fuller survived a time scramble and managed to draw against Jon Blackburn on Board 4 despite leaving his Queen En Prise  at the end.

Peter and Steve also drew on boards 1  and 3 respectively against Phil Birks and Matthew Carr who we last met at Rugeley in the JACKSON CUP last year.

Finally Clive managed to prevail against Bill Armstrong after surviving early  pressure on Board 2 and enjoyed a rare mating attack! We all know Cheddleton players seem to be schooled in the never resign as the opponent might blunder.

Well done the Team and look forward to playing Newcastle on Monday 18th.March 2019.     


Sunday, 14 October 2018

MEIR 'C' RESULTS _ 2018 / 2019 Season

1st.October -  MEIR 'B' v MEIR 'C'       see MEIR 'B ' for result.

 

10th. October -  Stafford 'B'  v  Meir 'B'  

Meir were outgraded on every Board fielding a Team graded at 319 against a Stafford side totaling 400  points.

Stuart managed a draw on Board 2 whilst Ewan, Gwyn and Bob all lost on Boards 1, 3 and 4 respectively.


MEIR 'B' Results 2018 / 2019 Season

October 1st - Meir B  v  Meir C

Ewan and Ray drew on Board 1 .

Stuart beat Tony on '2' using his 5 point schedule plan to examine the position on each move!

Martin beat Roger on '3' and Simon beat Dave Hackney on Board '4'.


MEIR A - 2018 / 2019 - Results

Meir A  v  Crewe  B   -   08/10/18

Meir A lost this one 0.5 / 3.5 with Dave Fuller getting the draw on Board.3

Steve , Clive and Ewan losing on Boards 1, 2 and 4 respectively. 

Not an auspicious start!


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

South Potteries Chess Challenge - 2018 _ Fenton v Meir

The annual new Season precursor seems to be getting more of a challenge each year.
This year Fenton won by 6.5  to  Meir's 3.5 which on the basis that Fenton's total gradings were 1275 versus Meir's 881, wasn't surprising!

There were some remarkable performances on the Meir side with Steve beating Gerald Acey giving away 43 grading points and Clive beating Petru Floresc for the second year running whilst being 58 points lower.

Three good draws were achieved by Stuart on board 5 (outgraded by Steve Emmerton 48 points),
Dave Hackney outgraded by Stuart Hull 32 points and Martin outgraded by Ernest Wilkinson 26 points.

The rest of the games went true to form but a good night was had by all.
Many thanks to the Fenton Lads.