Wallasey 5 played Hoylake 2 on 13.10.15 and were outgraded by at least 20 points on each board. despite this they managed to draw the top 4 boards, but lost bottom board. the whole team must congratulate themselves however and a fantastic effort. well done!
Wallasey 3 vs. Wallasey 1………..3 – 2!!!!
wallasey moved to second place in merseyside division 1 after a great display against Aigburth 2. brilliant wins by Phil Brine, Mark Spriggs and Tony Roberts were the icing on the cake, but major credit also goes to those who soaked up the pressure at the top. we are in the first division by merit, and challenging for honours. well done heroes all!
great result for Wallasey 3 who earned a fighting draw against rising junior stars of Chester D. this may mean the 3’s stay in division 1 for yet another year!
08.12.15. Chester vs. Wallasey Wirral K.O 5 – 2
No heroics this year from plucky Wallasey unfortunately. we were heavily outgraded on every board, and missing 3 top players. even so none of the Chester victories were straightforward and tactics and pressure took their toll in the endgames. Captain leon wolszczak was first to finish in a boring draw, resulting from his poor opening…as ever! Greg Hughes position collapsed in the endgame, as did Jeff Povall, when both looked to be holding their own. Steve Lee seemed to have a rock solid defence but a weak spot was winkled out resulting in a dominant mate. Mike Coffey was sure he could claim a draw under the two minute rule, but this was unlikely as his opponent was actually making progress…clearly demonstrated by Mike’s computer next day, so he conceded! Mike O’Mahoney’s game was over at least a half hour before a draw was agreed as neither player could make headway.
although all the players were fantastic in the face of such strength Phil Brine was take the accolades as the only winner, and in such emphatic style. he put together a devastating and strong attack, sacrificing pawns for position, resulting in his opponent losing queen for rook. the end was tricky but Phil took no prisoners. ah well, gird our loins for the leagues.
well played lads!