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RFCC Lightning 2012

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. A total of twelve players took part with a range of grades. Most regulars turned up with the exception of Warren Dennison who perhaps stayed away psyching himself up for the club champion simultaneous in a weeks time.

An in-form Paul Howden showed the rest of the field a clean pair of heels as he managed to score an impressive 5/6 points. By winning his last game in style Paul put the pressure on the remaining match on top board between Mike and Clive. Paul was now a clear point ahead. Mike and Clive were battling it out in a very close rook and pawn ending. Unfortunately, some stupid ginger drunk nearly ruined the game by fiddling with the buzzer! However, Mike and Clive rose above this and produced a tense final game that eventually ended in a draw. This left Paul with the outright lead.

Club Lightning Top Finishers
NAME
GRADE
TOTAL
Paul Howden
146
5
Mike Round
174
4.5
Clive Davies
168
4.5
Rich Archer
177
3.5
Martin Blythe
134
3.5
Ian Thackray
136
3
Peter Clark
113
3
Helmut Auer
112
3
David Hirst
149
2
Andy Ross
144
2
Neil Bolton
91
1
Alex King
80
1
 
Paul Howden

 Congratulations go to Paul Howden who is the 2012 RFCC Lightning champion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rose Forgrove Lightning

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Blitz

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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!