Tuesday 20 October 2015

European Club Cup

Cheddleton are currently representing England in the European Club Cup in Skopje in Macedonia. Cheddleton are ranked 18th out of the 50 teams competing. Whilst the majority of the Cheddleton team play at a far loftier level than the North Staffs League we do have Malcolm Armstrong in the team. Malcolm is outperforming the team at the moment with a win and a draw from his first 2 games. The team drew 3-3 with the Austrian champions, SV RAIKA RAPID FEFFERNITZ, in the first round - and try saying that after you've had a couple of beers !! In the second round they were beaten 4-2 by Italian club WORLDTRADINGLAB CLUB 64 MODENA - another mouthful. They have been drawn against Danish club BRONSHOJ SKAKFORENING in the third round. Makes me very grateful that I only have to deal with names like Crewe and Alsager on the NSDCA website !! You can click here to follow the tournament.

Malcolm notes that while results have not gone well so far, morale remains high and there is a long way to go. I will be publishing Malcolm's first round win on the website later.