Northumbria Chess League 2010-11

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Northumbria Chess League archive for season 2010-11

Posted by Chris G on October 4, 2010

What it says on the tin! At some point I’m supposed to be creating an Excel-based archive of league results, but that hasn’t quite happened yet, and so what you see here is a snapshot of the main league website as it appeared on 20th September 2011, right before I deleted everything to make way for the 2011-12 season.

Wherever you see “Posted by Chris W”, that’s me, Chris Wardle, the League Conductor.

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Summer Knockout!

Posted by Chris G on July 22, 2011

Round 1
Leam Lane Aces 3½-2 Forest Hall B
Eldon Leisure 1½-4 Tynemouth Castles
Morpeth B 4½-2 Newcastle
Gateshead Libraries 1½-3½ Gosforth Empire
Tynemouth Warriors 2½-3 Tynedale Reivers
Tynedale Tans 1½-4 Forest Hall A
Alnwick 3-3½ Jesmond Knights
Gosforth Regents 2½-4 Morpeth A

Round 2 – 1st named team is at home:
TROPHY:
Gosforth Empire v Jesmond Knights
Forest Hall A v Morpeth A
Morpeth B v Tynedale Reivers
Leam Lane v Tynemouth Castles

PLATE:
Tynemouth Warriors v Newcastle
Gosforth Regents v Alnwick A
Gateshead Libraries v Eldon Leisure
Tynedale Tans v Forest Hall B

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Newcastle Chess Club summer events

Posted by Chris G on July 3, 2011

July 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
August 2nd, 9th and 16th
Grand Prix
5 round G/15 Swiss tournaments. Accumulate the best 5 scores over the course of the summer and win big! Additional prizes for winners and placers in each tournament. Entry fee £1 per night.

August 23rd
NCA Blitz Championship (G/5, free entry)

August 30th
NCA Lightning Championship (Move/10secs, free entry)

All tournaments held at 7.15pm at Newcastle Chess Club, Eldon Leisure Centre. See Clubs page for map. There is a £1.70 charge for admittance to the leisure centre.

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Individual Championships concluded

Posted by Chris G on July 3, 2011

Congratulations to…

Zollner: Ed Dodds & John Boyd
Sell: Amarvansh Singh Wadhwa
Newcastle: Dave Stebbings

Further details under the respective pages in the right panel.

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Tynemouth Trojans 2-3 Eldon Leisure

Posted by Chris G on May 7, 2011

David Henderson 0-1 Alan Harvey
Gidon Cohen 0-1 Paul Robson
John Morton 0-1 Stefan Hartmann
Dave Jarema 1-0 Ted Jarah
Chris Smith 1-0 Martin Beardsley

Tuesday 26th April 2011

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Eldon win sends the Rookies down

Posted by Chris G on April 25, 2011

Further details of Eldon Leisure’s 3-2 win over Tynemouth Trojans will follow later, but of more interest to Division 1 watchers will be the effect of that result on the relegation places: the Leisure have jumped off the trapdoor at the last minute and it’s Jesmond Rookies whose three-year stay in the top flight is over, barring any summer reshuffles.

Hearty commiserations must go to the Rookies whose battle for survival, without any former Zollner champions making guest appearances on Board 1, was as intriguing a subplot to the league season as ever. Congratulations to Forest Hall A and Eldon Leisure whose full-strength sides, at least, have proven themselves deserving of a place in next season’s Division 1.

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More Newcastle round 7

Posted by Chris G on April 24, 2011

Going into the last round: Noble 5, Stebbings 4½, Smith and Ashworth 4. See the link in the right panel.

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Morpeth B 4-1 Alnwick

Posted by Chris G on April 21, 2011

Les Whittle ½-½ David Wallace
Jeremy Handley 1-0 Mike Trolan
Geoff Loxham ½-½ Ralph Firth
Alan Welsh 1-0 James Pharoah
Alex Ashworth 1-0 Christopher Cox

Wednesday 20th April 2011

Posted in Alnwick, Division 2 Results, Morpeth B | Leave a Comment »

Jesmond Rookies 1½-3½ Forest Hall A

Posted by Chris G on April 9, 2011

Amarvansh Singh 0-1 Charlie Storey
Robert Archer 1-0 John Newberry
Theon Rogers ½-½ Mike Smith
Craig Borwick 0-1 Martin Seeber
Dave Walshaw 0-1 Darren Laws

Friday 8th April 2011

Posted in Division 1 Results, Forest Hall A, Jesmond Rookies | Leave a Comment »

Morpeth A 4½-½ Eldon Leisure

Posted by Chris G on April 7, 2011

Roger Coathup ½-½ Alan Harvey
Mike Smyth 1-0 Stefan Hartmann
James Turner 1-0 Paul Robson
George Ellames 1-0 Ted Jarah
John Horton 1-0 Martin Beardsley

Wednesday 6th April 2011

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Forest Hall A 1½-3½ Morpeth A

Posted by Chris G on April 7, 2011

Mike Smith 0-1 Roger Coathup
Martin Seeber 1-0 James Turner
Darren Laws 0-1 George Ellames
Alex Raison 0-1 John Horton
Sophie Seeber ½-½ Les Whittle

Friday 1st April 2011

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The B's are back in town

Posted by Chris G on March 31, 2011

Morpeth B started the evening with their promotion place still in doubt, and finished it as 2nd division champions. With an average grade comparable to a mid-table 1st division team, their success was perhaps inevitable, but congratulations must go to them for a 100% performance that included the surprisingly rare feat of two 5-0 victories in one season.

That wraps up the 2nd division programme, with the exception of what will now be a leisurely evening out for the new champions against their venue-mates Alnwick.

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Gateshead A 2-3 Morpeth B

Posted by Chris G on March 31, 2011

Gagik Abaryan ½-½ George Ellames
Peter Wells 0-1 John Horton
William Noble 1-0 Les Whittle
Ken Owen 0-1 Phil Eastlake
Alex Johnson ½-½ Jeremy Handley

Wednesday 30th March 2011

Posted in Division 2 Results, Gateshead A, Morpeth B | Leave a Comment »

Tynemouth Castles ½-4½ Newcastle

Posted by Chris G on March 30, 2011

Dave Hair ½-½ Jonathan King
Keith Rockett 0-1 John Wheeler
Keith Marshall 0-1 Michael McBeth
Dave Mear 0-1 Paul Costello
Dennis Beagarie 0-1 Andrew Robinson

Tuesday 29th March 2011

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Tynemouth Trojans 1½-3½ Tynedale Tans

Posted by Chris G on March 30, 2011

David Henderson 0-1 Dave Weldon
Gary Cornwall 0-1 David Wrigley
John Morton ½-½ Mike Nicholson
Dave Jarema 1-0 Derek Blair
Chris Smith 0-1 Tim Wrigley

Tuesday 29th March 2011

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Gateshead Knights 3-2 Jesmond Pawns

Posted by Chris G on March 26, 2011

Peter Nicholson 0–1 Zheming Zhang
Alex Johnson 1–0 William Wilkinson
Robin McKay 1–0 Daksh Sharma
Colin Gilroy 1–0 Parth Mannikar
default 0–1 James Ferrier

Friday 25th March 2011

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Jesmond Knights 1½-3½ Morpeth A

Posted by Chris G on March 26, 2011

John Turnock 0-1 Roger Coathup
Ed Dodds ½-½ Mike Smyth
Paul Bielby 1-0 James Turner
Amarvansh Singh 0-1 George Ellames
Anthony Lai 0-1 John Horton

Friday 25th March 2011

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Newcastle 4-1 Forest Hall A

Posted by Chris G on March 23, 2011

Andrew Lawson 0-1 Charlie Storey
John Wheeler 1-0 Mike Smith
Gary Murphy 1-0 Alex Raison
Michael McBeth 1-0 Sophie Seeber
Andrew Robinson 1-0 default

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

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Tynedale Tans 1-4 Leam Lane Aces

Posted by Chris G on March 23, 2011

Dave Weldon 0-1 Jonathan Hawkins
David Wrigley 0-1 Nick Tavoularis
Mike Nicholson 0-1 Richard Doyle
Derek Blair 0-1 Chris Wardle
Tim Wrigley 1-0 Robert Forsythe

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

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Tynemouth Castles 1½-3½ Gosforth Empire

Posted by Chris G on March 23, 2011

Dave Hair 0-1 Martin Clancy
Keith Rockett 0-1 Noel Boustred
Keith Marshall 0-1 Geoff Harrison
Ray Garside ½-½ Dave Stebbings
Dennis Beagarie 1-0 James Clark

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

Posted in Division 1 Results, Gosforth Empire, Tynemouth Castles | Leave a Comment »

Tynemouth Hobbits 3½-1½ Jesmond Rookies

Posted by Chris G on March 23, 2011

Michael Hubbard ½-½ Amarvansh Singh
Antonio Moneva-Jordan 1-0 Paul Bielby
Lara Barnes ½-½ Michael Beaty
John Clarke ½-½ Peter Jørgensen
Alex McFarlane 1-0 Dave Walshaw

Monday 21st March 2011

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Forest Hall B 2-3 Gateshead A

Posted by Chris G on March 22, 2011

Jeff Bentham 1-0 Peter Wells
Jeff Baird 0-1 William Noble
Steve Bowey ½-½ Ken Owen
D. Turner ½-½ Alex Johnson
Default 0-1 Colin Gilroy

Friday 18th March 2011

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Get out the maps, it's South Shields

Posted by Chris G on March 21, 2011

Their promotion was in the morning horoscopes after their draw with Gateshead A on Thursday, and was rubber-stamped when the latter team could only harvest three game points at Forest Hall, leaving them 5½ behind the South Tynesiders with one to play. It’s their first foray into the top flight since 1998, and means that over a space of four seasons every Northumberland club will have been represented in Division 1.

Gateshead could still muscle in on second place if they beat Morpeth B and mid-table Alnwick do likewise.

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The Castles bid farewell to Division 1

Posted by Chris G on March 18, 2011

Not for at least 30 years has a club successfully kept three teams in the same division, and a serious points failure in the Tynemouth area has put paid to the latest heroic attempt. As an illustration of the uphill task that they faced from the start: after nine matches and 45 individual games, there have been three victories by Castles players. Two of them rank among this season’s top five giant-killing feats. The third was the single game out of 45 in which the Castles player outgraded his opponent.

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Jesmond Knights 4-1 Tynemouth Castles

Posted by Chris G on March 18, 2011

John Turnock ½-½ Dave Hair
Tim Adams ½-½ Keith Rockett
Ed Dodds 1-0 Keith Marshall
Paul Bielby 1-0 Dave Mear
Steven Aitchison 1-0 Ray Garside

Friday 18th March 2011

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Gateshead A 2½-2½ South Shields

Posted by Chris G on March 18, 2011

Gagik Abaryan ½-½ Simon McGuinness
Peter Wells ½-½ Kevin Rowden
William Noble 1-0 Ben Wood
Ken Owen 0-1 Stan Johnson
Alex Johnson ½-½ Dave Parlour

Thursday 17th March 2011

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Gateshead Knights 1-4 Alnwick

Posted by Chris G on March 18, 2011

Kevin Cox 0-1 Mike Trolan
Ken Owen 1-0 David Wallace
Alex Johnson 0-1 Ralph Firth
Robin McKay 0-1 James Pharoah
Colin Gilroy 0-1 Rob McEwan

Wednesday 16th March 2011

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Tynedale Reivers 2-3 Morpeth B

Posted by Chris G on March 18, 2011

Mike Nicholson ½-½ Les Whittle
Derek Blair ½-½ Phil Eastlake
Bruce Reed 0-1 Jeremy Handley
Phil Taylor ½-½ Geoff Loxham
Steve Larkin ½-½ Alex Ashworth

Tuesday 15th March 2011

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Jesmond Rookies 4-1 Tynemouth Castles

Posted by Chris G on March 18, 2011

Amarvansh Singh ½-½ Dave Hair
Chris Izod 1-0 Keith Rockett
Theon Rogers 1-0 Keith Marshall
Robert Archer 1-0 Dave Mear
Michael Beaty ½-½ Ray Garside

Tuesday 15th March 2011

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Tynemouth Warriors 2-3 Jesmond Pawns

Posted by Chris G on March 18, 2011

Dennis White ½-½ Zheming Zhang
Phil Jackson 1-0 Hugo Meecham
Dennis Beagarie ½-½ Chris Wilson
Stephen Dodds 0-1 William Wilkinson
Malcolm Robson 0-1 Anthony Lai

Tuesday 15th March 2011

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Gosforth Regents 2-3 Morpeth C

Posted by Chris G on March 18, 2011

Julian Peterca 0-1 James Chadwick
Robert Heyman ½-½ Alex Ashworth
Steve Wilde 1-0 Harry Robinson
Dave Turner ½-½ Alan Hutchinson
Brian Ord 0-1 David Watson

Monday 14th March 2011

Posted in Division 2 Results, Gosforth Regents, Morpeth C | Leave a Comment »

Forest Hall A ½-4½ Jesmond Knights

Posted by Chris G on March 12, 2011

Mike Smith 0-1 Jonathon Mutton
Martin Seeber 0-1 John Turnock
Darren Laws 0-1 Tim Adams
Alex Raison 0-1 Ed Dodds
Sophie Seeber ½-½ Steven Aitchison

Friday 11th March 2011

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Morpeth A 2-3 Tynemouth Hobbits

Posted by Chris G on March 10, 2011

Roger Coathup 1-0 Clive Waters
Mike Smyth ½-½ Michael Hubbard
James Turner 0-1 Lara Barnes
George Ellames ½-½ John Clarke
John Horton 0-1 Alex McFarlane

Wednesday 9th March 2011

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Tynemouth Warriors 1-4 Gosforth Regents

Posted by Chris G on March 10, 2011

Richard Oxnard 0-1 Julian Peterca
Phil Jackson 0-1 Robert Heyman
Dennis White 0-1 Steve Wilde
Stephen Dodds 0-1 Dave Turner
Robert Batten 1-0 Brian Ord

Tuesday 8th March 2011

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The Aces are back-to-back Champions

Posted by Chris G on March 9, 2011

A closely-fought victory over Newcastle gives Leam Lane Aces the Division 1 title, their fourth in seven years, with a round to spare. Congratulations to International Master Jonathan Hawkins, Nick Tavoularis, Kyril Fomin, Richard Doyle, John Marsh, captain Robert Forsythe and “manager” Alan Young. Such was the brilliance of these gentlemen, so fluently did their pieces harmonise with their pawn structure, that some bloke called Chris Wardle who they dragged off the street to keep board 5 warm could have lost every game he played and they’d still be celebrating the title tonight.

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Leam Lane Aces 3-2 Newcastle

Posted by Chris G on March 8, 2011

Jonathan Hawkins 1-0 Jonathan King
Nick Tavoularis 1-0 John Wheeler
Richard Doyle 1-0 Gary Murphy
Chris Wardle 0-1 Michael McBeth
Robert Forsythe 0-1 Andrew Robinson

Tuesday 8th March 2011

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Gosforth Empire 3-2 Tynemouth Trojans

Posted by Chris G on March 8, 2011

Paul Janiak 1-0 David Henderson
Daniel Tomé ½-½ Gary Cornwall
Martin Clancy 1-0 Dave Jarema
Geoff Harrison 0-1 Chris Smith
Noel Boustred ½-½ Alex McFarlane

Monday 7th March 2011

Posted in Division 1 Results, Gosforth Empire, Tynemouth Trojans | 1 Comment »

Eldon Leisure 3-2 Tynedale Tans

Posted by Chris G on March 8, 2011

Alan Harvey 1-0 Dave Weldon
Stefan Hartmann 0-1 David Wrigley
Paul Robson 1-0 Peter Crichton
Martin Beardsley ½-½ Derek Blair
Peter Hubbard ½-½ Tim Wrigley

Monday 7th March 2011

Posted in Division 1 Results, Eldon Leisure, Tynedale Tans | Leave a Comment »

Jesmond Knights ½-4½ Leam Lane Aces

Posted by Chris G on March 5, 2011

Tim Adams 0-1 Jonathan Hawkins
Ed Dodds 0-1 Nick Tavoularis
Daniel Lai ½-½ Kyril Fomin
Amarvansh Singh 0-1 Richard Doyle
Steven Aitchison 0-1 Chris Wardle

Friday 4th March 2011

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Jesmond Pawns 1½-3½ Gateshead A

Posted by Chris G on March 5, 2011

Adam Clark ½-½ Peter Wells
Hugo Meecham ½-½ Terry Sweeney
Chris Wilson 0-1 William Noble
Anthony Lai ½-½ Alex Johnson
Joseph Dalton 0-1 Peter Nicholson

Friday 4th March 2011

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South Shields 4-1 Gateshead Knights

Posted by Chris G on March 5, 2011

Kevin Rowden 1-0 Ken Owen
John Mills 1-0 Peter Nicholson
Ben Wood ½-½ Alex Johnson
Stan Johnson ½-½ Robin McKay
Dave Parlour 1-0 Colin Gilroy

Thursday 3rd March 2011

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Alnwick 2½-2½ Forest Hall B

Posted by Chris G on March 5, 2011

David Wallace 1-0 John Wall
Mike Trolan 0-1 Jeff Baird
James Pharoah 1-0 Jeff Bentham
Ralph Firth ½-½ Keith Brooks
Hugh McLaughlan 0-1 D. Turner

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

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Morpeth B 3½-1½ Tynemouth Warriors

Posted by Chris G on March 5, 2011

John Horton 1-0 Richard Oxnard
Les Whittle 1-0 Phil Jackson
Phil Eastlake 1-0 Dennis White
Jeremy Handley ½-½ Robert Batten
Alex Ashworth 0-1 Stephen Dodds

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

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Tynedale Reivers 2½-2½ Gosforth Regents

Posted by Chris G on March 2, 2011

Derek Blair 0-1 Julian Peterca
Bruce Reed 0-1 Robert Heyman
Phil Taylor ½-½ Steve Wilde
Steve Larkin 1-0 Dave Turner
Malcolm Reid 1-0 Brian Ord

Tuesday 1st March 2011

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Alnwick 3½-1½ Tynemouth Warriors

Posted by Chris G on February 24, 2011

Mike Trolan 1-0 Richard Oxnard
David Wallace 1-0 Dennis White
James Pharoah ½-½ Robert Batten
Ralph Firth 1-0 Malcolm Robson
Christopher Cox 0-1 Stephen Dodds

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

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Morpeth B 4-1 Gateshead Knights

Posted by Chris G on February 24, 2011

John Horton 0-1 Ken Owen
Les Whittle 1-0 Peter Nicholson
Phil Eastlake 1-0 Alex Johnson
Jeremy Handley 1-0 Robin McKay
Alex Ashworth 1-0 Colin Gilroy

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

Posted in Division 2 Results, Gateshead Knights, Morpeth B | Leave a Comment »

Tynemouth Trojans 2½-2½ Jesmond Rookies

Posted by Chris G on February 23, 2011

David Henderson 0-1 Amarvansh Singh
Gary Cornwall 1-0 Chris Izod
John Morton 0-1 Robert Archer
Dave Jarema 1-0 Peter Jørgensen
Chris Smith ½-½ Michael Beaty

Tuesday 22nd February 2011

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Tynemouth Castles ½-4½ Morpeth A

Posted by Chris G on February 23, 2011

Dave Hair 0–1 Roger Coathup
Keith Rockett ½–½ Mike Smyth
Keith Marshall 0–1 James Turner
Dave Mear 0–1 George Ellames
Dennis Beagarie 0–1 Les Whittle

Tuesday 22nd February 2011

Posted in Division 1 Results, Morpeth A, Tynemouth Castles | Leave a Comment »

Gosforth Empire 4-1 Eldon Leisure

Posted by Chris G on February 23, 2011

Daniel Tomé 1-0 Paul Robson
Martin Clancy ½-½ Martin Beardsley
Paul Sumner 1-0 Ted Jarah
Geoff Harrison 1-0 Peter Hubbard
Dave Stebbings ½-½ Bill Penny

Monday 21st February 2011

Posted in Division 1 Results, Eldon Leisure, Gosforth Empire | Leave a Comment »

Newcastle 3½-1½ Tynedale Tans

Posted by Chris G on February 23, 2011

Jonathan King ½-½ Dave Weldon
John Wheeler ½-½ David Wrigley
Michael McBeth ½-½ Peter Crichton
Gary Murphy 1-0 Mike Nicholson
Andrew Robinson 1-0 Steve Larkin

Tuesday 22nd February 2011

Posted in Division 1 Results, Newcastle, Tynedale Tans | Leave a Comment »

Tynemouth Hobbits 3½-1½ Forest Hall A

Posted by Chris G on February 23, 2011

Clive Waters 1-0 Martin Seeber
Michael Hubbard ½-½ Darren Laws
Antonio Moneva Jordan 1-0 Alex Raison
John Clarke 1-0 Rolf Millar
Dave Jarema 0-1 Jeff Bentham

Monday 21st February 2011

Posted in Division 1 Results, Forest Hall A, Tynemouth Hobbits | Leave a Comment »