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    • End of Season Report

      Well, it's not quite the end of my season but for the team I captain, Daventry "A", it is the end of our adventure in Division One. As you'll no doubt recall (because you probably print out ALL of these blogs and have them framed) we survived our... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Apr 19, 2013
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    • Mission Accomplished!

      Daventry A 3 - 1 Solihull A Yes sportsfans, you saw it here first (or second if you have already checked out the LDCL website) It's official. Daventry will once again be playing Division 1 chess next season. It is now mathematically impossible fo... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Mar 21, 2013
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    • e2-e4 Buxton Congress, 15th - 17th March 2013

      Congresses run by an organisation called "e2-e4" have been held frequently throughout the UK since 2004. I have heard excellent reviews about these congresses and since two of my chess playing colleagues were attending, I decided to take the plung... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Mar 17, 2013
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    • A win is a win is a win

      Wednesday 6th March saw Daventry chess club at home vs Olton B in division one of the Leamington League. We had drawn 2-2 with them in the away match and so it was time to lay this ghost and also the ghost of the Leamington disaster to rest. As c... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Mar 10, 2013
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    • 4 NCL - Round 5 & 6

      Despite having chickened out of playing on the Saturday (I was supposed to be working but events conspired against me and I ended up over at the 4NCL venue anyway). That said, the team had been picked, I wasn't in it and I sat in the hotel foyer w... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Feb 25, 2013
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    • Daventry A home to Leamington A

      The following took place between 7.45pm and 10.45pm last Wednesday.....* Having butchered Leamington at their place earlier in the season by a huge 3.5 - 0.5 margin, we were confident of being able to take the spoils again (perhaps not by such a ... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Feb 25, 2013
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    • Daventry A away to Olton A

      Before I go into the minutae of just what a superb, crushing victory this was, I have to emphasise that Olton are historically the strongest and best team in the Leamington and District Chess League. They have won the first division title on many ... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Feb 6, 2013
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    • Our Juniors Continue to Thrive

      I had the pleasure (misfortune?!) of being available last Saturday to assist with our juniors at the county championships. As ever, the kids behaviour was immaculate, with only four fire extinguishers being set off (just kidding!). We had a good... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Feb 6, 2013
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    • 4 NCL Season so far.....

      On the back of a spirited performance in last years’ 4NCL (division 3 South) where we finished mid table, the Banbury Bulldogs have returned. To quickly re-cap, rounds 1 and 2 were held over the weekend of 3rd and 4th November 2012. We certainl... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Jan 15, 2013
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    • League Update

      Okay folks, I've been away working on some personal and business development but I have still been playing some chess. Personally, it's been quite good for me so far this season although another poor start to the Four Nations for me. At Daventry,... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Nov 13, 2012
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