Category: Club News

Recent Gwent Closed Championships

Congratulations to James Lavender, Lee Davis and Peter AC Varley for jointly winning the Gwent Closed Championships with 3.5/5 points. A hotly fought contest which allows them to jointly be names Gwent Champions. James did well to hold onto this title.

Congratulations to Ron Williams who came joint first in the U1600 section with Bob Hurn on 4.5/5.

Can we at Malpas, thank Chris Dixon for organising the Venue at the Sebastopol Social Club.

Thanks also to the organisations skills of Jon Gilbert and arbiter John Thornton.

A great Weekend and long may it continue as an annual event in Gwent.

Dave N

Payment of Subs

Can I gently remind those who have yet to pay their subscriptions that these should be made soon. Jon Gilbert has to pay zone fees to the WCU by the end of October.

If Dave Norris could receive the subs then he will forward payment to Jon Gilbert.

Many thanks


Gwent fixtures are in!

The Gwent fixtures for Division 1 and Division 2 are now available and the Malpas games can be found under the Gwent League item on the menu of this site.

Note that Division 1 is a 4 board league team; whereas, Division 2 is a 3 board league team.

Also the names of the players are provisionally allocated to the teams under the sub-menu Teams.

Hope this all makes sense!

Newport Chess Congress

Can we say a big thank you to all the Malpas Chess players who entered the Newport Congress last weekend. I think it was a great experience for some and we hope that it can be a regular fixture in the chess calendar.

Congratulations to Ron W who managed to come joint 3rd in the Intermediate. Also thanks to Andrew E, Andrew B, Jesse and Jack for participating and getting good experience for the league matches which will come shortly and for other tournaments in the near future. Well Done!!