Monthly Archives: January 2024

Upminster MA v Wanstead M – 30/01/2024

Geoff Cooper's report:The minor league A team played Wanstead and got a credible 2-2 draw.First to finish was Adam playing on board 2 for the first time. Unfortunately loosing after a sound kings pawn opening.Daniel on the top had a Caro Kann opening and was level when a draw was agreed.David on board 4 was…
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Writtle v Upminster I – 24/01/2024

Based on Les Crane's (captain) report:Writtle (6.5) to Upminster I (1.5)Last night’s match was a bit about luck and a little about management of the clock.We were unlucky that 3 of our top 5 players were unable to play. Scott had always said this was a date he could not make, Martin had a family…
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Upminster III v Wanstead IV – 23/01/2024

Geoff Cooper's report:Last night we played Wanstead IV ( which was their junior team) in a division 3 match. The result was a 2.5-2.5 draw.First to finish was Ian on board who gained a pawn early on and then swapped of pieces gaining a second pawn which in a rook and pawn ending proved decisive.Next…
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Upminster II v Southend I – 16/01/2024

Les Crane's report:I didn’t see everything but here is my impressions of the match on Tuesday. Upminster II 2 - 4 Southend I A hard match as we were outgraded on all boards as usual.First to finish was Peter who won a long game to beat Colin Newton. A very good result.Aidan was doing well in a…
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