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John Fenby makes the Robert Ward plate section final

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM

John Fenby has reached the final of the plate section of the Robert Ward trophy that is a knockout competition run by the Cannock Chess League.  He will play Peter Oliver from Tamworth Chess club in the final, at Brewood tomorrow night (on Tuesday 25th March 2014.)  Congulations to John Fenby from the club. 


Originally he played and lost to Frank Wood from Wolverhampton Chess Club to be transferred into the plate section of the Robert Ward trophy.  In the semi final of the plate section he played Geoff Rosser from Wolverhampton Chess club. 


The match took quite a long time to finish.  Geoff Rosser turned up to Brewood Chess Circle on Tuesday 21st January 2014 to play the semi final.  The match was drawn, and a replay date had to be agreed.  Unable to agree a date at Wolverhampton Chess club, John Fenby turned up to Geoff Rosser's house on Tuesday 11th February 2014 in the morning.  The replay was also drawn. 


To sort out who would go through a series of rapidplay games took place.  A 15 minute game was drawn, then a 10 minute game was drawn and then a 5 minute game was drawn leaving the always reliable method of a toss of a coin to decide who went through.  John Fenby won the toss and progressed to the final.  The club is being geniune when we say hard luck to Geoff Rosser. 


David Blower questioned the method of victory! 


David Blower:  "Can a toss of the coin victory, ever count as a real win though?"  I asked this knowing full well what answer I would get. 

John Fenby:  "Aye!" 


Good luck to John in the final.  With the club's Cannock League team in the race for the Cannock Chess League Division 3 title there is a chance of a double success in the Cannock League competitions this season. 

Categories: Cannock League

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