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TORQUAY CHESS CLUB

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Season 2015/16

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We meet on Wednesdays from 6.45 pm starting on the 30/09/15.  The venue is:

 

Torquay Bridge Club

Zion Road,

TQ2 5RZ

Directions

When you turn into Zion Road there is a cream coloured building straight ahead of you.  Turn left at this building down a narrow road and the Bridge club is straight ahead.  The chess club is on the top floor (ring the bell if the door is locked).

The club

The club participates in the Torbay League and there is an internal rated competition.

There are no membership costs, you pay a 2 table fee on the night.  However, if you want to take part in the Club Championship or the Torbay League then you will need ECF membership.

Contact information

 

Mark Cockerton (Acting Secretary)

Tel: 07472144448

E-mail: bloke795@gmail.com

NEWS

29/12/15
Commiserations to Dennis Cowley, who lost his DCCA Champion of Champions final against Tim Paulden (see News/DCCA for game annotated by Tim). Nonetheless, it was a creditable showing in the tournament with a rating of 188 for it.

20/11/15

Congratulations to Terry Greenaway for winning the Intermediate (U140) section at Torbay Chess Congress with 4/5 and a tournament rating of 165. Also, congratulations to Phil McConnell (part-time member of the club) for winning the Minor (U120) section with 4/5 and a tournament rating of 132. Bad marks for Mark Cockerton (Acting Secretary and author of this bulletin) who stupidly forgot that part-time club member Andrew Smith was playing at the event. Thus, I failed to enter a Torquay team and instead turned out for Teignmouth whom duly won the team prize. Thus, as penance, I shall donate my winnings to the club fund.

9/09/15

Four players from Torquay Chess Club went to Paignton Congress and two won their particular competitions. So, congratulations to John Ariss (winner of the Reg Thynne U135) and Terry Greenaway (winner of the Walker Minor U135) who came out with tournament ratings of 162 and 161 respectively. Thus, I shall be adjusting your handicap rating for the upcoming club competition to that of Matt Wilson!
 

Also, congratulations to Dennis Cowley who has performed above his grade by first beating Plamen Sivrev (Plymouth) and then Brian Hewson (Tiverton) to reach the DCCA Champion of Champions final where he will face Tim Paulden (Exeter).  See http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/HTML/News/dcca/dcca1.htm for more on this.

 

Torbay League  Fixtures and Results

 

 

DIVISION 2 

04-Nov-15

Torquay

2-2

Newton Abbot

11-Nov-15

Torquay

3-

Teignmouth

11-Feb-16

Newton Abbot

2-1

Torquay

16-Feb-16

Teignmouth

1-2

Torquay

DIVISION 3

21-Oct-15

Torquay

2-2

TBGS

28-Oct-15

Torquay

3-

Teignmouth

07-Dec-15

Plymouth

2-2

Torquay

06-Jan-16

Torquay

3-

Newton Abbot

19-Jan-16

Teignmouth

0-4

Torquay

09-Mar-16

Torquay

1-3

South Hams

16-Mar-16

TBGS

-3

Torquay

30-Mar-16

Torquay

-

Plymouth

07-Apr-16

South Hams

-

Torquay

14-Apr-16

Newton Abbot

-

Torquay

 

DIVISION 2

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Newton Abbot (c)

4

2

2

0

9

6

6

Torquay

4

2

1

1

9

6

5

Teignmouth

4

0

1

3

5

11

1

DIVISION 3

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

South Hams

8

5

2

1

21

10

12

Torquay

7

4

2

1

19

8

10

Plymouth

7

3

3

1

17

11

9

Newton Abbot

7

3

1

3

15

13

7

Torquay Boys GS

8

2

3

3

13

18

7

Teignmouth

9

0

1

8

5

30

1

 

as at 17th March 2016

 
GRADES AS AT 31st DECEMBER 2015
Ref Member Name Sex Age Club Standard Previous Rapidplay Previous
247358G Bronze Ariss, Derry F   Teignmouth 80 E            
152122G Silver Ariss, John A M   Teignmouth 124 A 121 A 97 C 93 B
259398B Silver Ballantyne, Richard J M   Torquay 78 C 78 C        
244081H Silver Batson, Adam M   Torquay 175 C 171 C        
227246F Silver Cockerton, Mark J M   Teignmouth 115 A 117 A 122 D    
135817A Silver Cowley, Dennis R M   Torquay 166 C 160 C        
156363E Silver Greenaway, Terence V M   Torquay 139 A 130 A        
187622D Bronze Greeno, Stephen P M   Torquay 94 C 94 C        
173265B Bronze Howard, Simon M   Torquay 89 C 90 B        
285386D Silver McConnell, Phil J M   South Hams 117 A 115 A        
166595K Silver Rosser, Geoffrey C M   Wolverhampton 126 A 129 A 113 C 112 B
292547D Silver Jnr Sturt, Benjamin M 14 Torquay Grammar School 128 B 123 B     58 F
128713J Gold Wilson, Matthew R M   Devon * 155 A 159 A 154 A 146 A