Quickplay chess tournament to raise money for charity
A CHARITY Christmas Odds quickplay tournament will be held at Morriston Chess Club on Monday (7pm).
All money via entries and raffles will go to a local charity designated by the event organiser, Bob Moore of Nidum Chess Club.
There will also be prizes given out to most competitors.
It will be a five or six-round event where weaker players by grade will be given a material advantage before starting.
A quadrangular regional match between Wales, the North, the Midlands and Scotland took place at Liverpool College last week at three different age groups.
West Wales had four participants.
In the u16 event, Wales finished equal third with 4.5/18. In the u14 event, where Wales were holders, they scored 20.5/30, with Nicholas Evans scoring 2.5/3 and Mateusz Sieduszewski 2/3.
In the u12 event, Wales also won with a score of 16.5/30. Mohammed Farhadi scored 1/3.
White Knights A moved back to the top of the West Wales Chess League at the halfway stage with a tight 3-2 win over Morriston A.
Bill Hewitt and David Guy won on the bottom boards against Ian Eustis and Andrew Smith. Peter Bevan pulled a point back with an excellent win over Gerry Heap.
The other boards were drawn between Alan Young and Jason Garcia against Ian Jones and Adam Davies.
White Knights B moved third with a 3.5-1.5 win over their C team. David Guy, David Buttell and Chris Davies won on the top boards, with Tomos Evans replying with a win on bottom board over Conor Poole.
Llangyfelach Rooks won their first match of the season in division two with a comprehensive 4-1 over White Knights D.
Richu Kuriakose, Kris Sieduszewski and Joseph Cura won on the bottom boards, while Mateusz Sieduszewski and Guto Neave drew on top boards against Chris Daniel and Guto Llywelyn.
With the demise of Llangyfelach Monks, who dropped out of division three due to a lack of numbers, their results have been expunged from the league table.
Briton Ferry Giants are top of the halfway stage with a 3-2 win over Upper Killay Harriers. David Merryweather, Robert Wood and Colin Chambers claimed the match points with wins over Ralph Cook, Vaughan Thomas and Jeff Boyce.
Paul Meara claimed a point back on bottom board with a win over Harry Lewis.
Castell Nedd Tribunes moved second with a 4-1 win over UK Eagles followed by a 2.5-2.5 draw with Morriston C.
Morriston C also had a 4-1 win over UK Hawks. Les Philpin, Albert Easton, Tony Goodchild and Dave Conway all won with Joe Cunningham replying on bottom board with a victory over John Ward.
Upper Killay Haws and Upper Killay Harriers drew 2.5-2.5.
June Evans and Nick Hale won on the top boards against Bill Flew and Clive Gosling. This was cancelled out by wins from Jeff Boyce and Paul Meara over Gwynne Rhys-Jones and Joe Cunningham.
In the second round of the Welsh Premier League, West Wales clubs had two excellent results.
Nidum remained top with a 5-1 win over reigning champions Cwmbran. Alan Bennett, Andrew Gibbons, Vaness Reid and Matthew Davies all won against Dave Robinson, Alun Howell, Bob Hurn and Brian Heath.
The other two boards were drawn by Richard Jones and Rob Saunders against Ioan Rees and Gwynfor Rees.
In the other match, Llanelli's White Knights had an excellent win over a strong Cardiff side.
Bill Hewitt and David Guy won against Alan Spice and Alex Bullen. Tim Kett beat Jason Garcia on board two, with the other games drawn between Alan Young and Keith Downey against Walter Braun and Keith Thompson.