Thursday, 27 August 2009

NSWCA InterClub Grade Matches 2009 (Updated)

Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club Chess Club's teams have finished their games in the NSWCA InterClub Grade Matches 2009 and we certainly have cause for celebration.

The best news: Our U1400 team, Ryde Eastwood Checks, comprising of Alan Marton (Captain), Vince Chiara, Greig Edwards, Mark Aspin and William Leong emerged joint first with Rooty Hill. But is was so very close for the Checks. They could have emerged outright winner. In the last round, the Checks playing Manly B only required a score of 3.5/4 to win outright. However, inexplicably, the most dependable performer to date, Vince, lost to Arno Vogelmann. Two consequences: Checks with 26.5/36 shared first with Rooty Hill and Vince lost his unbeaten record (+7 =1 -0). Nonetheless it was a stupendous effort by the boys. Greig Edwards was the other star performer with 8/9 (+8 0= -1). Congrats!

PS: It is official that both Greig and Vince have won an individual prize for their stupendous performance.

The second U1400 team, Ryde Eastwood Mates, comprising of a couple of seasoned campaigners (James Hickey and Tom Powers) and four newbies (weng nian siow (Captain), Dylan Siow-Lee, Egon Cardenas, Jasper Hong) did well to end the competition with 17/36 (just slightly below 50%). The Mates is currently sitting on 6th position but there is an outstanding result between Norths and Parramatta Eels. There is a possibility Norths can overtake the Mates if they score 4/4.

PS: It is official that the Mates came 6th. A great result considering the team's inexperience and youth.

The senior team, the U1800 comprising of David French (Captain), Brenton Yum, Lorenzo Escalante, Denis Hale, Les Mikolajczyk and Chee Hui Tan, unfortunately did not fare as well and ended up as wooden spooners with 12.5/40.

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