Throughout the busy chess season of 2011-12 that runs from September through till May, Rose Forgrove Chess Club will proudly present a plethora of raucous match reports. These reports will cover the exploits of both Rose Forgrove A and B in the Yorkshire chess leagues and also the Rose Forgrove 1 and 2 teams and their endeavours in the top flight of the Leeds chess league. Hopefully, these reports will capture the excitement, brilliancies, drama and of course those comical moments of our local chess scene. So, on whose shoulders does this great weight of literary expectation. Meet our reporters who will showcase all these events.
Reporting on the progress of both Rose Forgrove A in the Leeds league and Rose Forgrove A in the Yorkshire chess league is the self-effacing, quiet Rich Archer. Throughout the season Rich will be filing reports that will demonstrate his fulsome and reverential repsect for the abilities and passion for chess that his playing colleagues possess.. Young Archer is well qualified as a journalist having just learned how to read, write and use a computer in the last year. Because of this, Rich now understands that 'Silly Ian' didn't invent his favourite defence as black. Thanks for all your efforts, Rich.
Reporting on the efforts of Rose Forgrove C in the Leeds league and Rose Forgrove B in the Yorkshire chess league is the master of disaster Warren Dennison. New boy Warren will continue to file reports on the promotion push from the C team. They could be in for an exciting season led from the front by the man himself. Also, where possible, young Dennison will post in reports from the exploits of Rose Forgrove B in the Yorkshire league. By the way, Warren's reports will be sponsored by Bulmer's with ice. "
Rose Forgrove's back up reporter is the ever-improving Andy Bagley. If his match reporting is anything like his chess then dear readers you should be in for a treat. Where Archer and Hirst have the sheer temerity and outrageous gall to be on holiday or otherwise engaged during a match fixture then Andy will step in to save the day. To ease your concerns Rose Forgrove can confirm that Andy possesses the frightening ability to both read and write his own name and has level 2 awareness of how to press the on/off button on a computer.
The dreadful last resort for the club would be to utilise the talentless reporting of the teetotal, never whingeing David Hirst. The resident webmaster will attempt to file the odd report and build up the website under the careful guidance and tutelage of his 6 year old daughter. By using his tried and tested tactic of exhibiting the appaling, error-strewn farcical concoctions of his own game efforts, Hirst will be able to show off his playing colleagues' games in a blinding beacon of shining light. Hirst's team mates will hopefully be fully motivated by the dreadful fear of this reporter coming out with the horrific phrase "...he played like Dave Hirst"
With the Leeds chess league drawing to an exciting conclusion the title and relegation battles are still unclear. So, for every week of the remaining LCA league fixtures Rose Forgrove's very own webmaster will issue out a challenge to a great luminary of the Leeds Chess scene. The challenge will consist of a head-to-head prediction contest where the result of each LCA division 1 league match shall be the focus of the challenge. The predictions will consist of both the individual match results and specific scorelines. Having been prepared to put their reputations on the line, which guest predictor will prove to be the best?.....
|In the Yorkshire league the result of the season for our club was undoubtedly Rose Forgrove A's victory over the powerful Sheffield A team. However, in terms of the best match, well this was when Rose Forgrove A met Calderdale A. The Rose Forgrove A team were looking to end 2011 on a high with a win. They were to face Calderdale A in the latest instalment of the Yorkshire chess league. In past seasons this has never been an easy match for our Leeds boys and this years event did nothing to change that outlook. However, the Rose Forgrove A team are nothing if not resilient. A Forgrove fighting special was in order!
|Without doubt the match and performance of the season for Rose Forgrove Chess Club was when our first team came up against the might of Leeds CCCC 1. In the fourth week of the Leeds league, Rose Forgrove 1 made a trip into town to face new boys Leeds City Centre Chess Club. Our second team had already faced some highly-rated players in their meeting with Leeds CCCC, and so it was that the first team were to be welcomed by some seriously tough opposition, including an International Master! Would Clive and his co-horts be savaged at the Old Red Lion? Could Rose Forgrove tame the Leeds city centre boys?