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RFCC Club Championship 2012

The 2012 Club Championship final round

The 2012 Rose Forgrove Club Championship was concluded on Wednesday 25th July. A competitive event which eventually went the way of a most deserving winner. Many thanks to all those who took part and to Clive Davies who carefully compiled all the results of this years championship so that they could be displayed on this website. Yet again there were many decisive games and those who were still in with a chance of winning the title were certainly not lacking effort to capture the coveted accolade of club champion.

 

 

Round 6
WHITE
RESULT
BLACK
Andy Ross
0 - 1
Warren Dennison
David Hirst
0.5 - 0.5
Clive Davies
Andy Bagley
1 - 0
Neil Bolton
John Wells
1 - 0
Keith Riach
Dominic Gallagher
1 - 0
Andrew Parker
Alex King
BYE (1)

 

Warren Dennison

The top board clash saw Andy Ross attempt to batter down the defences of leader Warren. A Sicilian ensued and Andy looked to have promising position early on as Warren remained somewhat passive. Yet as is typical of the Sicilian defence once the counterplay manifests itself it comes fast and hard! Andy unwisely exchanged in the centre and the pressure on Warren's defences was lessened. After that Warren countered and won a pawn. Andy attempted to muddy the waters somewhat by sacrificing a piece for pawns but overlooked Warren's threats including a back rank mate. The Ross defences crumbled thereafter and Warren followed up his attack remorselessly. Andy finally capitulated on move 35. A fully deserved victory for Warren and many congratulations go to him for winning this years club championship. The game is shown below:

 

 

On board two I decided to mix things up as early as possible to get Clive out of his opening preparation. Unsettled, Clive ended up in a rather unpleasant position and decided to exchange off queens which left his pawn structure somewhat crippled. Thereafter the rush to control the open d-file was made with us both doubling rooks on the file. After their exchange it came down to a knight v bishop ending with me having the horse. Clive's position appeared to be teetering as I managed to win a pawn. Although my knight still seemed the superior piece I could not find the correct way to proceed. Clive eventually got his king active and forced off the exchange of pawns till I was left with one. Although I tried a few tricks Clive remained resolute and finally got to a king and pawn ending that was drawn.

 

Andy Bagley On board three Andy Bagley showed his class with the white pieces by first gaining much space before attacking on the kingside and forced poor Neil into a desperate position. This he could not defend and Andy picked up the point.

 

 

On board four John Wells finished off a good championship with a fine win over Keith. This bodes well for the forthcoming chess season.

 

On board five Dominic Gallgher got back to winning ways with a smooth victory over Andy Parker.

 

The final leaderboard was as follows:

 

NAME
GRADE
TOTAL
Warren Dennison
157
5
Clive Davies
168
4
Andy Bagley
149
4
David Hirst
149
4
Andy Ross
144
3
John Wells
113
3
Dominic Gallagher
93
3
Neil Bolton
91
2.5
Keith Riach
135
2
Alex King
80
1.5
Andrew Parker
74
1.5

 

Warren DennisonCongratulations to the 2012 Rose Forgrove Chess Club Champion........Warren Dennison. A fine performance and now he will be set the task of performing a simultaneous against club members in the next few weeks. Nice one Warren!

 

 

 

 

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RFCC Championship 2012

The 2012 Rose Forgrove club championship saw much bloodshed on the boards as decisive game after decisive game featured for much of the event

RF Club Championship 2012

The Opening Round

Members were dusting off their old chess books and psyching themselves up for an assault on one of world sports most prized titles!

RF Club Championship

Round 2

With a big upset in round one was there going to be any more turbulent troubles for the higher graded players?

RF Club Championship

Round 3

The halfway stage and the this years event was really shaping up into a wide-open affair.

RF Club Championship

Round 4

The crucial stages and if there is one thing that is almost always rewarded in chess.....it is patience!

RF Club Championship

Round 5

The penulitmate round. It was now time for some jockeying for position as the home straight approached

RF Club Championship

The Final Round

The final round and there were still five players within a point of each other and they were all drawn to play one another!

 

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RFCC Championship

The 2011 Rose Forgrove club championship was a wide-open and dramatic affair with more than a few twists

Rose Forgrove Championship

The Opening Round

Unfurl the banners, sound the fanfare, bring out the bunting and leap like a gazelle with joy. Why? The club championship got underway, of course!

Rose Forgrove Championship

Rounds 2,3,4 & 5

Some serious shuffling of positions on the club championship leaderboard! Who would be left in with a shout at the winning the coveted title?

Rose Forgrove Championship

The Final Round

Drama to surpass anything your boring telly can offer. This years' nail-biter of a club championship went to the wire!