End of Season Update: things are looking up!

The season is nearly over. There are a lot of pluses to record. It’s not impossible that the B team might win promotion from Division Four under their courageous captain. The A team are still alive (with the much appreciated help of loyal members of the B team) and are waiting for the results of some other end of term encounters to make sure that they are completely untroubled by possibilities of relegation. There are a lot factors involved and it would be tempting fate to say anything definite at this stage. We also had the pleasure last night of welcoming another Greek player from Patras (and friend of a very good friend of Woodseats Chess club-kyrios Nick Kanellis): Spyros Polydoropoulos! καλως ηρθατε, κυριε Σπυρε!

Some examples of play from recent matches: First up Dave Cook with a snappy Legal’s Mate against SASCA, the other week:

Splendid stuff!

And then from last night against Nomads: a tale of missed opportunities. My opponent gave me an object lesson in how to make the most of your chances!

And to finish on: some kamikaze chess from Bill Ward:

As already noted, it’s nearly the end of the season. We’ve fought some hard battles. Thanks to all for the support and fellowship.