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RFCC Handicap 2012


Getting ready for the Club Handicap

The 2012 club handicap took place on Wednesday 1st August. This event, which is one of the favourite competitions in the summer club calendar, saw a good range of player grades throwing up some very interesting contests. Essentially, the handicap system meant that those with lower grades would stand a fair chance against players with high grades as they would receive a much larger amount of clock time. Some mixed results emerged from this together with some frantic finishes!

An Improving Peter Clark
Club players were clearly taking this event very seriously as was evident from some notable pre-match preparation carried out by certain players. Both Archer and Hirst studiously put in some extra-curricular work as they began carefully preparing for the handicap tournament fully 2 hours before it began!! For some strange reason this preparation did not reap full rewards as neither player could overcame the mighty Mike Round....and nor could anyone else!


Club Handicap Final Table
Mike Round
Rich Archer
Andy Bagley
Peter Clark
Andy Ross
Clive Davies
David Hirst
Helmut Auer
Neil Bolton
Alex King
Andrew Parker


A Faultless Mike Round! Congratulations to Mike Round who put together a faultless 6/6 score. This was particularly impressive when bearing in mind that Mike had a time handicap deficit in almost all of his games. Andy Bagley and Rich Archer managed joint second with 4.5 points. There was a good performance from the improving Peter Clark who racked up 3.5 points. A good time was had by all and perhaps further handicap events could be introduced into the summer calendar in future years.














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Rose Forgrove Blitz


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The club handicap championship was a 6 round affair made up of 20 minute games. Time allocation for each player was dependent on their grade and the grade of their opponent.


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!