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A Dramatic Finale!
07/05/13
Drama!An incredible finish to the LCA top flight was played out on the final days of April 2013. It appeared that the title was Leeds CCCC's for the taking with just games against relegation battlers University and Forgrove B left. However, the Leeds Uni boys pulled off a startling 4 - 1 victory over the city centre chaps and then only narrowly lost out in the return leg. This left our A team and Leeds CCCC level on match points with Forgrove having a 53 to 52 advantage in game points for. And so to the final game. Leeds CCCC managed to batter Forgrove B 4 - 1 in their match, putting them 3 game points ahead of Forgrove A. Unbelievably, our A team won by 3.5 - 1.5, snatching the title by the narrowest of margins...a half game point! Many congratulations to Rose Forgrove A for retaining the division 1 title and commiserations to the gallant losers Leeds CCCC A.
Safe And Sound
21/04/13
Safe And SoundThe conclusion of this seasons' Yorkshire chess leagues meant that our 2 teams remain in the same divisions for next season. Rose Forgrove A were already safe after Bradford B failed to beat Hull. However, our boys ended the season on a high with a nice victory in their postponed match over Hull (4.5 - 3.5). In the IM Brown Rose Forgrove B were smashed by Harrogate A who gained promotion. However, a sound, creditable fifth place doesn't perhaps do justice to what was so nearly a great season. Well done to all our players who battled it through the grim weather during the YCA season.
Leaving It Late
12/04/13
You Little Beauty! You beauty! Cometh the hour of need the Rose Forgrove B boys played a blinder to upend the daunting challenge of Pudsey A in Wednesday's instalments of the LCA league. With the threat of relegation hanging over their heads the B boys pulled off a tremendous win 3 - 2 against Bramson's bulldogs. This result may just be the vital key to Rose Forgrove B's survival! The only sour note of the evening came when Rich Archer staggered upstairs halfway through the match and announced to all in a panic-striken voice that there was no real ale on in the Halfway House!
We are the Champions!
08/04/13
Champions In contrast to the A team's fortunes, Rose Forgrove C have fairly romped to the LCA division 2 title with games to spare. Not since Roberto Duran turned to the referee in the 8th round of his rematch with Sugar Ray and said 'No more' has there been such a one-sided title fight. By pummelling our very own D team, Helmut's heroes can now make plans for the top flight of the LCA leagues. Many congratulations!
Extinguished Hopes?
06/04/13
Extinguished! Th..Th..Th..That's all folks! as Porky Pig would very well say. Yes, it looks like Rose Forgrove A will be losing the title after Wednesday nights results in the LCA league. A must win against old rivals Alwoodley A proved a bridge too far. Although Archer blessed us with a win against Priest, Jennings frankly got rogered by Sheldrick. The match result was 2.5 - 2.5 draw and the title is now very much in Leeds CCCC A's hands.
Keeping The Pressure On
22/03/13
Pressure Rose Forgrove A dealt with losing the top spot in the LCA top flight by hitting back hard. They positively thrashed the league whipping boys West Leeds 5 - 0. This was a much needed confidence booster for the team with some tough games laying in wait. Indeed, Archer was in sparkling form on top board, vanquishing his opponent in double-quick time enabling him to get on the bus back home before the clock struck eight! Now back on top and with an improved 'goal difference', as it were, the A team have shovelled the pressure back on the city centre superstars.
The Up's And Down's of Chess
17/03/13
Up And DownChess is full of up and down moments both during a game and during a whole season. The latest batch of Yorkshire chess league results showed just how Rose Forgrove were experiencing both. In the Woodhouse our A team unsurprisingly lost to the mighty York RI A team (when board 6 is rated over 200 one can feel slighlty up against it). On top board Rich Palliser did the double over Taka and without top scorer and workaholic Archer our A team struggled badly. Only the resilient Captain Clive came up with a full point for the team as they were humbled 6 - 2. This still leaves our A team uncomfortably perched above the relegation places, casting a worried glance down into the abyss. However, in the IM Brown Rose Forgrove B thrashed York RI D 7 - 1 with wins from all but one board. This leaves the B team peering over the lip of the promotion places ready to charge in should the unexpected occur.
Down To Earth With A Mighty Bump
13/03/13
Down To Earth With A Bump It looks like the prodigious promotion effort of Rose Forgrove B in the IM Brown has come to a grinding halt. The latest round of Yorkshire chess fixtures saw them pitted against another promotion rival Sheffield B. A rude awakening ensued as Sheffield took control of the match early blitzing through the bottom boards to gain a healthy lead. Resistance on the top boards was ended when Hirst, a piece up, walked into some nasty tactics and then lost on time in an unclear position and Dennison walked into a stalemate having queen v rook. So, it's hands together, heads pointed upwards and drop down to our knees as we look for some miracle results from other matches as the season reaches its climax.
The Turning Of The Tide
10/03/13
Turning Of The TideTiming is everything in sport. This can certainly be applied to the Leeds chess league as real thoroughbreds Leeds CCCC A look to have timed their challenge beautifully. Our A team boys have been great front runners for just about all of the season so far. However, in the last few weeks the tide has turned against them. A loss to Pudsey A was followed by a crushing defeat to the city centre boys as Mr Jones brought out the big guns for the big clash. A resounding 4 - 1 thumping means that Leeds CCCC A go top. Our B team also lost out to a surprisingly strong Copperworks A team 1.5 - 3.5. Back in the relegation mire (especially as a much weaker Copperworks A team drew with University the following week! - ed). In division 2 the ever-impressive C team have practically put the title to bed with a tremendous 3.5 - 1.5 victory over rivals Leeds A. Meanwhile, the D team gained a meritorious draw with Alwoodley C.
Re-vamped Yorkshire Chess
25/02/13
Yorkshire ChessThrough the sterling work of boy wonder Matty Webb the Yorkshire Chess website has had a serious makeover. The result is a stylish, highly interactive site with all manner of chess goodies to savour such as competitions, reports, interviews and interesting games. To keep abreast of the latest developments in chess in our region including the county championships, 4NCL, and Yorkshire leagues this website is a must. The link to the site is http://yorkshirechess.org
Bramson's Boys Put Us In A Pickle!
21/02/13
Forgrove In A Pickle!Aaaaargh! Things are going mammaries up! Not only are we getting roasted in the YCA but now the Leeds league has been blown open by those Bramson blaggards! Our A team took on Pudsey A last Wednesday evening and received some bloodied noses. Bak bamboozled Archer; Lewyk lassooed Round and Bramson beguiled Jennings. Only the mighty Chipanga prevailed against the onslaught. Next match up is merely a massive table-topping, barnstorming clash with Leeds CCCC! At the other end of the table the B team managed a draw with Leeds University. This, despite their captain getting lost for half an hour in the University and then blundering two pieces in succession! The good news in division 2 is that our C team continue their remorseless march towards the title with a 5 - 0 mauling of Leeds B. Whilst the D team put up stern resistance against Leeds A only being edged out 3 - 2 in the end.
All Good Things Come To An End...
18/02/13
Alas, The End Of The RunIt had to happen sometime, I suppose. The magical unbeaten run of Rose Forgrove B came to an abrupt end in the I M Brown Yorkshire chess league. A strong Huddersfield line-up saw to it with a convincing 6 - 2 pummelling. This result puts our boys back down to joint third with York RI C, but still within sniffing distance of leaders Harrogate A. In the Woodhouse, Rose Forgrove A were edged out by Bradford A. Fine wins for Taka and the Archer weren't enough as Dave Boy Grant held Mark White in a rook ending to seal the victory.
Rolling, Rolling, Rolling.....Rose Forgrove B!
07/02/13
Rolling, Rolling, Rolling...This site is fast running out of superlatives to describe the incredible performances of our B team in the I M Brown division of the YCA leagues. Facing tough rivals York C, our B team yet again rose to the challenge putting them to the sword by the score of 5 - 3. Wins for Letton, Ross, Science and Hirst helped the team join Harrogate A at the top of the table. In the Woodhouse, our A team lost to York B by the same score. Wins for White and Jennings could not stem the tide of defeat.
Forgrove On Fire!
04/02/13
Forgrove On FireThe whole Forgrove brigade were on red hot form in the latest round of LCA matches. In division 1 our B team put up a cracking display to beat Alwoodley A by 3.5 - 1.5. Marauding wins from Letton, Howden and Hunter somewhat eased the team's relegation worries. Our A team completed the double over Alwoodley by beating their B team by the same score. Victories for the reliable trio of Round, Jennings and Davies opened up a 5 point lead at the top of the table for the A team. In divsion 2 the local derby between our D and E teams went comfortably with the former. Whilst a top of the table clash between our C team and Pudsey B would create a clear favourite to win the division title. Our reporter Dennison was on the case...
Derby Deadlock
17/01/13
DeadlockThe old derby match between the Rose Forgrove A and B teams took place on Wednesday 16th January. The B team had the black pieces and the A team were missing the sun-soaked Archer. Anyway, with the black pieces the B team put up some stern resistance, fighting out a well-earned draw (2.5 - 2.5). Wins from Stan "the man" and a Howden howitzer offset the A team's points gained from Turbo-boost Taka and Roger the artful dodger Jennings. This point lifts the B team out of the relegation places. In division two Rose Forgrove E battled hard to draw their match with Alwoodley C, whilst the D team took a pounding from promotion hopefuls Pudsey B.
Forgrove Lay Seige to York
08/01/13
York Under SeigeSeveral of our Forgrove fighters battled it out on the weekend of 4-6 Jan at the York Congress. They carried the club colours high with some excellent performances from various players. In the Major section Andy Bagley put in a cracking effort ending up as joint winner on 4/5, going through the event unbeaten. Also, in the Major, Ian Thackray managed 2/5. In the Open section Mike Round and Roger Jennings put in solid performances with scores of 2.5/5. Whilst in the Minor Ben Science scored 1.5/5. Well done to all our fighters....keep up the good work!
A Christmas Cracker
23/12/12
A Christmas crackerTwas the week before Christmas and all was still....still pants in fact for our B team! On the receiving end of a 4.5 - 0.5 mauling from Pudsey A, Hirst's campaigners need to start pulling out the stops...starting with the captain! Anyway, to get you in the festive mood time for a juicy report as Copperworks B took on our C team in a bad-tempered Christmas cracker...
When The Going Is Good
21/12/12
The going looks goodWeek 7 of the Leeds chess leagues saw some good results for the Forgrove teams. The A team put in a fine display to beat Alwoodley A 3.5 - 1.5 with wins from Taka and Mike. The B team disposed of West Leeds by the same score with wins from Hirst and Howden. Into battle against each other in division two were our C and D teams and it proved to be a tough old tussle as Warren's match report showed...
In The Doldrums!
24/11/12
The DoldrumsThe latest results in the Leeds chess leagues threw a couple of our teams into the doldrums. Still, the first team continued upon their merry way demolishing a weakened Copperworks A 4.5 - 0.5. They remain top of the pile. Rose Forgrove B were edged out yet again in their match. Alwoodley B nosed it by 3 - 2 thanks to their dynamic junior Harry Li. Meanwhile, Rose Forgrove C were looking to go top of division two. A straightforward task?.. Read Warren's match report here...
The Nostradamus Of Chess
16/11/12
Nostradamus Our A team faced tough nuts Bradford B in the latest round of YCA matches. An unexpected event occurred just before kick-off leaving Captain Clive with a tough decision to make....if only he could see into the future! Roving reporter Archer had his own views on this. Who would prove themselves to be the real chess Nostradamus? Read Mystic Archer's match report here...
Gallagher's Gems Shine Brightly
15/11/12
Gems The Forgrove bandwagon rolled on in division two of the YCA league. Captain Gallagher was hoping for his team to serve up some more of the same this week and keep themselves in the mix at the top of the division. Would they shine just as brightly against Netherton? Dennison's delicious report would tell us...
Match Of The Day
11/11/12
Match Of The Day It was the big clash with the mighty Leeds CCCC team for our A-chaps again in the Leeds league on Wednesday 07th November. This match was another cracker with some seriously mental chess; some pre-match riling; a bit of Red Bull and Leeds Brewery, as well as a satisfying 'Round' of applause. Read the irrepressible Archer's match report here...
Dennison's Rollercoaster Report
10/11/12
A Rollercoaster Match The top battle in the Leeds second division saw our C team take on the strong Leeds A outfit on Wednesday 07th November. A real see-sawing, rollercoaster match produced a fair bit of winding up and a new world record set for the speed at which a draw offer was accepted! Read Dennison's delightful match report here...
Dennison's Debut
17/10/12
Warren...the new bard on board! We are proud to welcome a new match reporter in Warren Dennison (pictured left). Our new recruit to the team will be reporting on the exploits of Rose Forgrove C team as they strive to get back into the top flight of the Leeds leagues. By the way, Warren knows how to use a computer and can spell. Already there are jealous murmurings from the rest of our reporters! Read his opening match report here...
A Stone-Cold Can of Steve Austin Whoop Ass!
13/10/12
Steve Austin Whoop Ass! After some editorial delay the report for the first YCA Rose Forgrove match is out. Facing tough rivals Calderdale A our boys were looking to 'whoop ass' and get their season off to a cracking start. It was not all plain-sailing....a few crumbs were spilt, memories of the Boer War helped and Big Bob's stitching up nearly did for our A team! Read the report here...
Forgrove Off To A Flyer!
01/10/12
A Flying Start The opening games of the Yorkshire Chess leagues were played out on Saturday 22nd September. Both Rose Forgrove A and B teams got off to a flying start with convincing victories over their rivals. The A team dismantled an under-strength Calderdale A side 5 - 3, whilst the B team demolished the dangerous Wakefield A outfit by 5.5 - 2.5 points. Match reports will follow soon.
Leeds Chess Fixture List
16/09/12
LCA FixturesThe latest fixture list for the Leeds chess leagues is now out. Rose Forgrove A and B will be battling it out in divsion 1, whilst Rose Forgrove C and D and E will be competing in division 2. The fixtures for all our teams are listed in the LCA fixtures feature on the right side of the homepage
And The Winner is.....
11/09/12
Ihor Lewyk Many congratulations go to the ever industrious Ihor Lewyk of Pudsey and Bradford chess club. Ihor has just recently been awarded a great honour by the English Chess Federation. He received one of the President’s Award for Services to Chess for his tireless work both locally and nationally. We are very lucky in Yorkshire to have such a great anbassador for chess and you can view the report on his award on the Yorkshire Chess website
Club Blitz
03/09/12
Club Blitz The club blitz championship took place on Wednesday August 29th. It was typically full of frantic finishes and the event saw the return of one or two club players who were hoping to sharpen their chess wits for the fast-approaching new season. There was also a perfect score... Read about the blitz here
Club Champ's Simul
29/08/12
Club champion Warren Dennison Warren Dennison (pictured left) did his duty by taking on club members in a simultaneous last Wednesday evening. As the new club champion Warren had the pleasure/pain?! of defending his honour against the Forgrove masses. It was a tough old slog for him but he came out in one piece! Read Warren's account of the simul here
The 2012 Club Lightning
20/08/12
The 2012 Club Lightning The club lightning championship was a six round event played on Wednesday 15th August 2012. The format was based on 10 seconds per move between buzzers. Mike Round was back and looking to continue his winning run. However, there was one other club member who was just beginning to hit form. Find out who won here
The 2012 Club Rapidplay
13/08/12
Clive Davies at the Club RapidplayThe summer fun continued down at the Parochial Hall as the club rapidplay took place on Wednesday 8th August. A 6 round event where players had to make all of their moves in 15 minutes in each game. It proved to be a very close affair with a fair amount of wild chess. Also, a special bonus competition was held at the end of the rapidplay..... A new event which might just take off at the club!
The 2012 Club Handicap
07/08/12
Mike Round at the Club HandicapThe club handicap was played out on Wednesday 1st August. It was a tough old event with some real wood whacking as desperate time scrambles were the order of the day. In the end there was a clear and decisive winner of the handicap event. Find out who won here

Congress Results

Many of our club members have been busy during the summer and autumn months. Not content with waiting for the LCA and YCA league seasons to start, they have been targeting various congresses in the meantime. Their efforts have yielded a fair amount of success along the way.


Rose Forgrove Stats 2012

With another fine season with plenty of silverware in the bag for Rose Forgrove Chess Club it is time to focus on individual performances. Here is a closer inspection of those all important facts and figures. A breakdown of the percentages, the ratios and individual achievements of our club players during last season.


So What's New?

Chess is really growing in Leeds. More chess players and clubs are springing up in the area. Rose Forgrove Chess Club is constantly on the look-out for new members to strengthen our swelling ranks. In 2011 we had four new members who arrived on the scene.


Coaches and Organisers

Are you an aspiring junior looking to further your game? Or a chess enthusiast wanting to improve in the different departments of your game? Then, you can do worse than to procure the services of a local chess coach. There are several such accredited teachers who provide a service in the Yorkshire region.


The 2012 Club Championship

This years Rose Forgrove club championship got underway on Wednesday 20th June. Some old faces returned for more chess action, whilst there were one or two new faces to strengthen the club ranks. All were most welcome. The opening round was no quiet affair as blood was spilt on every board (not literally!) as each game ended decisively


Chess Terms

It is one thing being confronted by a devilish opening trap or crazy position on the chess board, it is another to be truly confounded by the chess-speak of your opponent. Know your zugzwangs from your zwischenzugs with this glossary of unusual chess terms


LCA Constitution

A close up look at the Leeds Chess Association constitution governing the rules and regulations of chess in our area.


County Chess Reports

The county chess preliminaries got under way for our Yorkshire sides recently. Beginning with the NCCU contests there were some interesting battles that raged in the north of England


Beat The Webmaster

A head-to-head prediction battle between Forgrove's webmaster and a Leeds chess luminary. Who will win this battle of wits?


Read All About It!

Rose Forgrove Chess Club made the papers in a two-page article regarding the growth of chess in Leeds. Read all about it!


Chess Quotes

"A Chess game is divided into three stages: the first, when you hope you have the advantage, the second when you believe that you have an advantage, and the third … when you know you're going to lose !”

Savielly Tartakower


Chess.com

Many local players hone their skills on the internet on various chess-playing sites. Here is one that has a Leeds chess group that participates in various tournaments. Join now!


Links

There are many cracking sites out there that are worth the time to browse around, including some fine local-based sites and blogs supporting chess in Yorkshire.


1861 Leeds Tournament

A closer look at the mysterious chess tournament and festival that took place in the city of Leeds in 1861. Why is it so special? well it just happens to be the strongest standard play event that has ever taken place in our fair city. Yet so little has been written about it. Rose Forgrove Chess club decided that it was time to redress this.


2012 Summer Club Calendar

This years Rose Forgrove Chess Club summer calendar is now out. The club will host a whole plethora of events during those balmy summer evenings. Members please put them in your diary. Also, any newcomers, this is the ideal time to come down and visit our club. You are sure to receive a warm welcome and plenty of chess games.


Rose Forgrove: The History

The finer details of how our club has grown and become stronger over the years since its beginnings in the 1960's.


RFCC on Twitter

Having overcome the fear of being overwhelmed by the modern day social media feeds, Rose Forgrove Chess Club has now entered the world of Twitter. Follow us now!


Meet The Reporters

Find out just who is writing our raucous match reports, including details of the intensive training they received and the phenomenal journalistic qualifications which adorn their CV's.


Rose Forgrove Stats

A closer inspection of those all important facts and figures. A breakdown of the percentages, the ratios and individual achievements of our club players during the 2010-11 season.


Chess Clocks

The digital age is upon us so come out of hiding from underneath that chess table and start to learn what these modern devices do. A look at the new clock and how to deal with the problems that can arise down at your local chess club when some accidental pressing or mis-pressing occur


County Chess Reports (part 2)

Yorkshire under 160's have progressed into the knockout stages of the county championships. To find out what happened after that then take a look at the lastest county chess report.


The Final Round!

The final round of this years club championship shaped up to be a very close affair. There were still five players within a point of each other and they were all drawn to play one another! Some serious nail-biting and knee-twitching ensued. Who would win sports most prestigious title?.


Blitz & Beer Champion

Club members Rich Archer, Roger Jennings and Ian Thackray took part in the Inaugural Crossgates International Invitational Chess Tournament. Would Rich, Roger or Ian manage to outdrink, outplay and then outdrink their opponents to claim the coveted title?


Chess Quotes

"The most powerful weapon in chess is to have the next move”

David Bronstein

Chess In Leeds
Chess in Leeds

An inside view of the teams, venues and contacts of the various Leeds chess clubs and events that form the focus of the season

 
Upcoming Matches
27/03/13
Copperworks A v Rose Forgrove A (LCA)
27/03/13
Rose Forgrove B v Alwoodley B (LCA)
27/03/13
Rose Forgrove C v Alwoodley C (LCA)
27/03/13
Rose Forgrove D v Copperworks B (LCA)
27/03/13
Pudsey B v Rose Forgrove E (LCA)
03/04/13
Rose Forgrove A v Alwoodley A (LCA)
03/04/13
West Leeds v Rose Forgrove B (LCA)
03/04/13
Rose Forgrove D v Rose Forgrove C (LCA)
03/04/13
Copperworks B v Rose Forgrove E (LCA)
06/04/13
Sheffield A v Rose Forgrove A (YCA)
06/04/13
Dewsbury v Rose Forgrove B (YCA)
10/04/13
Pudsey A v Rose Forgrove B (LCA)
10/04/13
Rose Forgrove C v Copperworks B (LCA)
10/04/13
Leeds B v Rose Forgrove E (LCA)
 
Local Chess Events
01/03/13
08/03/13
21/04/13
Bradford Junior Chess Congress
12/05/13
York Junior Chess Chp's
24/05/13
26/05/13
28/06/13
Sheffield Chess Congress
12/07/13
19/07/13
27/08/13
25/10/13
23/11/12
 

2011-12 Review

A look at another successful season for Rose Forgrove Chess Club

Trophies

The LCA and YCA Trophies

The silverware that counts; a look at the different trophies which fire the aspirations of our local clubs

 
Quiz Time
Rose Forgrove Quiz

The Forgrove Test

Do you know all about our chess club? Find out in our very own quiz

Leeds Chess quiz

The Leeds Chess Test

Do you know all about the chess clubs, venues, characters, winners and events in Leeds?

 
Fixtures
LCA
LCA fixtures
Need to plan your Leeds chess league year ahead? This seasons fixtures list for Rose Forgrove A and B teams can be found here
LCA fixtures
Need to plan your Leeds chess league year ahead? This seasons fixtures list for Rose Forgrove C, D and E teams can be found here
YCA
YCA fixtures
Need to plan your Yorkshire chess year ahead? This seasons fixtures list for Rose Forgrove A and B teams can be found here
 

Leeds League Division One Table

(Current Table: Updated 22/03/13)

Team   P   W   D   L   F   Def   Pts 
Rose Forgrove A 13 9 2 2 47 0 20
Leeds CCCC A 12 9 1 2 44½ 0 19
Alwoodley A 13 7 2 4 36½ 0 16
Pudsey A 12 5 4 3 34 0 14
Alwoodley B 12 6 0 6 27 0 12
Copperworks A 12 4 2 6 27 0 10
Rose Forgrove B 12 2 3 7 21½ 0 7
University 10 3 4 3 25 4 6
West Leeds 12 0 0 12 0 0

Leeds League Division Two Table

(Current Table: Updated 22/03/13)

Team P W D L F Def Pts
Rose Forgrove C 11 9 1 1 40 0 19
Leeds A 12 6 3 3 33 2 13
Alwoodley C 12 4 5 3 32½ 0 13
Pudsey B 10 6 1 3 32 0 13
Copperworks B 10 6 0 4 28 0 12
Rose Forgrove D 12 5 1 6 25 0 11
Rose Forgrove E 10 2 1 7 13 0 5
Leeds B 11 0 0 11 13½ 0 0

Yorkshire League Division One Table

(Current Table: Updated 22/03/13)

Team   P   W   D   L   F   Def   Pts 
Sheffield A 9 8 0 1 52½ 0 16
York RI A 9 7 1 1 53 0 15
York RI B 9 6 1 2 41 0 13
Calderdale A 9 6 0 3 37½ 0 12
Bradford Central 9 4 3 2 35 0 11
Bradford A 9 4 0 5 34 0 8
Sheffield D 9 4 0 5 32½ 0 8
Alwoodley A 9 3 1 5 33½ 0 7
Rose Forgrove A 8 2 1 5 29½ 0 5
Bradford B 9 2 1 6 28 0 5
Hull DCA A 8 1 1 6 24½ 0 3
Doncaster 9 1 1 7 23 0 3

Yorkshire League Division Two Table

(Current Table: Updated 22/03/13)

Team P W D L F Def Pts
Harrogate A 9 6 3 0 48½ 0 15
Huddersfield 8 6 2 0 44 0 14
York RI C 8 6 1 1 41 0 13
Rose Forgrove B 9 6 1 2 40½ 0 13
Wakefield A 9 6 0 3 39½ 0 12
Sheffield B 9 5 1 3 44 0 11
Harrogate B 9 3 2 4 35½ 0 8
Alwoodley B 9 3 1 5 35 0 7
Sheffield E 9 3 1 5 32½ 0 7
Netherton 9 1 0 8 23½ 0 2
Dewsbury 9 1 0 8 21 0 2
York RI D 9 0 2 7 19 0 2

Chessnuts

Find the latest results in all the different chess leagues in Yorkshire at chessnuts

 
Forgrove Classic Matches


Calderdale A v Forgrove A

Calderdale A v Forgrove A

This has never been an easy match and this years event did nothing to change that outlook. But our A team is nothing if not resilient!

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Leeds CCCC 1 v Forgrove 1

Our first team faced some seriously tough opposition, including an International Master! Could they tame the Leeds city centre lions?

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Alwoodley A v Forgrove A

The unofficial "War on the Boards" battle between the two top Leeds based teams in the YCA top flight. As always, it was a bit of a nail-biter!

Bloodshed!

Calderdale B v Forgrove B

Another tight affair with our B team looking to continue their fine form. Bloodshed was rife as opponents slashed at each others positions

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Leeds A v Rose Forgrove 2

A real humdinger! This battle called for some real invention not only during the match......but also before it!

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Pudsey A v Forgrove 1

This match manifested itself into a real Halfway House of Horrors for one of the two teams!