Saturday 18 May 2013

Staffs U140's Fail To Progress In County Championship

It was a disappointing end to the County Championship campaign for the Staffs U140 team with a 9.5 - 6.5 defeat at the hands of Kent yesterday. You can click here to view the full match score card. Team Captain Denis Nesbitt has submitted the following report :

Unfortunately we suffered defeat at the hands of Kent. A few factors were not in our favour on the day. With both the Rhyl Congress and the successful Staffs U120 playing on the same day many players were unavailable to the U140’s.

With 3 people dropping out the team in the last few days prior to the match it was touch and go whether a full team could be raised, but it is a testament to the team and the support I have had throughout the year that people were able to turn out at such short notice, the last confirmation being on Friday afternoon!

Absolutely everyone gave it their best yesterday and indeed throughout the season. Finally I would like to thank all the players who have represented the team this year for turning out and supporting the team and myself. Your support has been truly humbling to me – for you to give up your Saturday afternoons in support of Staffordshire chess is greatly appreciated.