Yearly Archives: 2023

Barking III v Upminster III – 14/12/2023

Geoff Cooper's (captain) report:Our third match of the season was against the league leaders Barking. Despite being outgraded on 4 boards we won 3.5-1.5.First to finish was Geoff on board 2 who agreed a draw in a very blocked position.Ian on board 3 was next to finish winning his game. Playing a queens pawn opening…
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Upminster II v Witham – 12/12/2023

Sergey's (captain) report:Upminster II 1.5 - 4.5 WithamLast night we played Witham and unfortunately lost.¬†We were missing a few of our strong players due to illnesses and were outgraded on every board.¬†Despite that everyone was trying hard and had good games.Our top boards finished first with loses: Les faced an opponent he played 20 years…
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Loughton II v Upminster III – 06/12/2023

Geoff Cooper's (captain) report:On Wednesday the 3rd team had their 2nd match of the season away at Loughton.The match was drawn 2.5-2.5 which was a good result for us as we were out graded on the top 4 boards.First to Finnish was Peter on board 2, who played well to get a draw against an…
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Upminster MA v Thurrock MA – 05/12/2023

Geoff Cooper's report:On Tuesday night we took on Thurrock Minor A. Upminster Minor A had a bad night losing 3.5-0.5.On board 1 Geoff a late replacement blundered early on and lost quickly. This was followed by Ray on board 3 who lost material and then the game. On board 4 Chris played solidly and got…
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