3rd WCU Online League Results

Congratulations to White Knights on winning  the 3rd WCU Online League with 7 points despite losing 3-1 to Morriston Alekhine in Round 6.

In 2nd place were Pontyfenni on 6 points who edged out Morriston (also on 6 points) on Game Points.

Aberystwyth finished in 4th place on 5 points.

In the U1800 competition, congratulations are due to Steynton A who finished on 11 points.

Martin Jones of Steynton Chess Club provided the following info:

Steynton Chess Club team have just won the 3rd Welsh Chess Union Under 1800 League with a convincing win over a young North Cardiff Team who were heavily out-graded on all boards but never gave up and on another night the result could have been different. Steynton has competed in this tournament both online and over the board but has never won before.  The League comprised teams from Cardiff, Bridgend, Swansea, Llanelli and Cardigan.

Steynton started the campaign with a drawn match against our near neighbours Cardigan, who finished second. Congratulations to them also. There followed wins against Bridgend, Swansea  and another two Cardiff teams, one of which, the reigning champions, was a very close encounter which  went right down to the wire. The Steynton side is vastly experienced, and with the addition of Peter Jones, who previously played for Pontypridd, Aberystwyth University and Weston Super Mare returning to chess after an absence of  25 years playing on board 1.

This enabled David Pinch and Martin Jones, both having played Board 1 previously, to dominate the middle boards with Mark Paffard able to express himself on Board 4.   Individual results were:

Name Played Won Drawn Lost Total
Peter Jones 6 2 3 1 3.5/6
David Pinch 6 4 2 0 5/6
Martin Jones 6 4 2 0 5/6
Mark Paffard 6 5 0 1 5/6

Whilst we have all enjoyed playing online we all look forward to getting back playing over the board when Welsh Government restrictions allow. In England this is allowed!  Steynton Chess Club is the only chess club in Pembrokeshire and always welcomes new players.  Please visit www.pembschess.co.uk.