2018 Autumn Get Together

An evening of chess and nibbles was much enjoyed by many Camberley Chess Club members at the home of Paul Sloane, treasurer, on Tuesday 4th September 2018.

The Players: Julien Shepley, Paul Sloane, Martin Wallman, Alfredo Barquin, John Upham, Sandy McCubbin, David Hemmings, Scott Leadbetter, Christine Coates, Gordon Birch
Pairings Organiser: Ivor Kelly

The six rounds of chess produced some very interesting and hard-fought results. Julien was victorious in all of his first five games. That run ended when he came up against an inspired Martin. Paul and Sandy also played well throughout, with John, most unusually, being involved in the only draw of the entire evening.

Gordon and Christine gained a point each from their two games against each other (different colours), while Alfredo created his usual magic. This was Scott’s first exposure to such ferocious chess and Dave was his normal difficult-to-beat self. The final round ended with Julien and Paul tied on five points each. A decider was therefore played, with Julien prevailing.

Our host generously provided a wonderful spread of nibbles, cocktail sausages, a lot of cheese, different varieties of crisps, soft drinks, baked delights and, the highlight to many, choc ices half way through the evening’s entertainment. Sincere thanks to Paul and his family for all of this hospitality.

All said and done, a really enjoyable evening was had by all. The one surprise, amusement is perhaps a better word, was the reaction of the winner to his first-place prize. For the record, those reduced-price McDonalds vouchers may have been small in size but were definitely still valid. Enjoy!

Additional thanks are due to Christine and Dave for bringing sets, boards and clocks and returning them afterwards.

The Results:

PlacePlayerGradeScore
1stJulien1785 / 6
2ndPaul1855 / 6
3rdSandy1144 / 6
4th =John1283½ / 6
4th =Martin1623½ / 6
6th =Christine873 / 6
6th =Alfredo1303 / 6
8th =David1141 / 6
8th =Gordon811 / 6
8th =Scott1131 / 6