Thursday, 31 December 2009

Nallin is our leader

Happy Christmas and new year everyone lets hope that we all continue enjoying the season in the new year and see some match reports from bob, although i think bob is a bit wary about putting anything up now after he has finally recognized that the almighty powerful Nalin is our leader! Happy new year everyone

Thursday, 17 December 2009

K O Cup Round 1- Rugby C- At Home 15/12/09

Board 1 James - Lost - An Unusual Result
Board 2 Roy - Lost - Oh! that Bishop
Board 3 Chris - Lost - A Brave Fight
Board 4 joe - lost - Will he ever learn

John's strange game with no name ...

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

another good night for the 1st team

Friday, 11 December 2009

Rugby "C " Results

Results of Tuesday 08/12/09 match - at home

Board 1 James - Win
Board 2 Roy - Draw
Board 3 Chris - Oh Dear
Board 4 Joe - As Usual

Game - 8/12/09

Another uninspiring title but 'Amazing Game' is a bit of a stretch. My opponent as White lost the initiative early on. Afterward, he said he'd played 1.d4 as players at our level are less comfortable with it. This viewpoint is fine, but a plan after 1.d4 would have helped. I wasn't just going to resign. I don't think 2.f4 counts as a sound plan.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Cox vs Cramp, 8th Dec 2009

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Chris plays Board 3 (and loses quite rapidly)

Not a good start as I arrived late for the game, to find that I had been 'promoted' by Captain Joe to Board 3. (Not sure that I am ready to leave the security of board 4 yet).

I was pleased with myself up to move 7, but missed a couple of opportunities and made life hard for myself from 14 on by moving my queen into a spot where she could do me no good. I also neglected to anticipate the threat of the two rooks lining up. So lessons learned here. Jon Cox went through it afterwards and pointed out some ways to improve but happy to receive advice from others also.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Putting tables into the blog - we now know how!

This is part of the occasional 'how to' instructions series. So ignore it if you are only here for the chess.

Put simply ... Blogger (the blog software) automatically puts space before any table that you post into it. Lots of space. See this blog for a demonstration..

The same blog suggests a solution (avert eyes at this point if not teccie). This is that you insert a small piece of CSS code at the top of the post:

<style type="text/css">.nobrtable br { display: none }</style>

and use the div tag to reference it, so

<div class="nobrtable">

Post your table here -------------------


Problem sorted. This means in plainspeak that we could post tables of results if we wanted to. It does however require some trickery ...

Friday, 4 December 2009

We won the team lightning !

Another pretty decent night for the club on Tuesday - we won the team lightning!
Rugby 30 points
Cov A 25.5 points
Uni 19 points (approx)
Cov B 8 points (approx)
The team was John Naylor, Bob Wildig, Martin Wilson, Jonathan Cox, Nalin Kadodwala, ANO, John Kennedy (loaned to us by Cov) - 7 players.
Everyone played well at the horribly quick 10 seconds per move but in particlar Nalin had a clean sweep and probably John Kennedy as well.

So first trophy of the season for us - will there be any others ????