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DEVON COUNTY CHESS ASSOCIATION

NEWS

2006/2007

 Please click below

 

President's Appeal for help. Paignton 2006
Devon v Dorset Under 150 Beacon Seniors Prize List
The Beacon Seniors 2006 Message from the Competitions Secretary
Devon v Cornwall Result Information for ECF Yearbook
Match Captain's Report Devon v Gloucestershire
Inter Area Jamboree Results. Notice from ECF Liaison Officer
DCCA Competitions 2006/2007 Hampshire 2 v Devon 2, March 2007
Hampshire 1 v Devon1 March 2007 Mamhead - Teignmouth v Exmouth, March 2007
Moyle - Teignmouth v Tiverton 28th Tournament of Young Talents
Scofield Cup Devon v Middlesex U-175 Quarter-Final
Peter Rooke Semi-Final  

 

DCCA MATCH CAPTAIN’S REPORT

National Stage – U175 – Ron Banwell Trophy

Devon reached the final but lost 12.5-3.5 to a strong Sussex team, not helped by 2 players defaulting and the distraction of the football World Cup England game.

WECU Senior Jamboree – Bristol Cup

Somerset and Devon were the only entries and Devon won the cup 10-2.

2006/07 COUNTY MATCH RESULTS

HAROLD MEEK COMPETITION

COUNTY

C

D

G

H

S

Points

CORNWALL

xxx

3

DEVON

xxx

12

12

8

GLOUCESTER

4

xxx

11

6

HAMPSHIRE

4

5

xxx

8

2

SOMERSET

8

xxx

1

WAYLING CUP COMPETITION

COUNTY

De

Do

H

S

Points

DEVON

xxx

13

13

6

DORSET

3

xxx

0

HAMPSHIRE

xxx

4

SOMERSET

3

10½

xxx

2

N.B. Hampshire 2nd team played 6 boards v Somerset, 8 boards v Devon and 16 boards v Dorset.

Devon won both cups.

Gloucestershire lost 5-11 to Bedfordshire in the quarter final stage of the Minor Competition and I understand Hampshire lost 5-11 to Yorkshire in the Under 125 competition. 

Devon lost by the same 5-11 to Middlesex in the Quarter Final of U175 on 19th May in a keenly fought match where Devon was significantly outgraded. Unfortunately I was in Cyprus and 4 other top boards were unavailable. I am very grateful to Bob Jones who gallantly stood in as acting captain, from 9th May and for the match.

Comments

I continue to have had good support from the players but this season there have been more withdrawals than usual. John Wheeler has been very helpful again by arranging the Hampshire fixture at Wincanton and helping set up and put away.

Credit should also go to those who travel the most distance to matches.

The opposition continues to be weak.

We had defaulted 2 boards when Oleg Kirsanov failed to tell me he wasn’t playing against Somerset and Oskar Hall’s car broke down stranding him in Bristol for the Hampshire match.

I would like some help pre match to collect match fees.

I have managed to get £25 compensation, at last, for the late withdrawal of Lancashire in the Semi Final last year.

The Match Captain’s "Best Board" award was between John Wheeler 4/5, Charlie Howard 4/5 and Bill Ingham 5/7. I chose John Wheeler because of the extra help he has given me and the commitment to Devon, especially living so far away. I presented John with the shield at the WECU AGM. The full table of individual scores is on a separate sheet.

The treasurer and Alan Crickmore will be relieved that there will not be a trip to Leicester this year!

Fixtures

23rd Sept 2007 WECU Jamboree at Tacchi-Morris Centre, Taunton (12 boards)

20th Oct 2007 Dorset 2nd v Devon 2nd (16 boards)

1st Dec 2007 Cornwall v Devon (16 boards)

19th Jan 2008 Devon v Hants (1st team 16 boards & 2nd team 8 boards)

9th Feb 2008 Devon v Somerset (1st & 2nd team both 16 boards)

8th Mar 2008 Gloucester v Devon (16 boards)

Devon has entered the U175 competition at the National Stages again.

B W R Hewson (DCCA Match Captain) 8.6.07

 

 

Devon v Middlesex U-175 Quarter-Final.

 

Devon met Middlesex in the Quarter-Final of the English U-175 Inter-County Championship at the foot of Old Sarum, outside Salisbury on Saturday 19th May 2007.

Middlesex outgraded their opponents by an average of almost 10 points per board, and while in any one game, ten grading points may not count for much, over a whole team of 16 players it will almost certainly prove decisive.

The early signs, however, were not unfavourable. Devon won the toss, took an early lead after a quick win from Mark Abbott, and stood at 3 - 3 after the first 6 results, but it was clear, even at this stage, that Devon were struggling in many of the other games. Later wins from Alan Brusey and Simon Waters were the only bright spots as 9 Devon players, after spirited rearguard actions, were forced to concede to the inevitable.

It was a bad weekend all round for Devon teams. Even the invasion of 30,000 Devonians to Middlesex (Wembley) the following morning did nothing to lift the gloom.

R. H. Jones.

 

Ron Barnwell U175 Quarter-Final

Board

DEVON

Grade

Score

MIDDLESEX

Grade

Score

1

C.  Bellers

170

0

J. Quinn

174

1

2

T. Seymour

168

0

A. Compton

174

1

3

A. W. Brusey

166

1

R. Gruettnex

173

0

4

D. Regis

163

0

P. McKeown

171

1

5

M. V. Abbott

161

1

A. Fulton

170

0

6

T. F. Thynne

160

½

M. Tasker

169

½

7

E. T. A. Walton

158

0

C. Pedersen

168

1

8

M. Ozanne

155

0

N. Chan

168

1

9

M. H. Stinton-Brownridge

155

½

D. I. Calvert

165

½

10

B. G. E. Gosling

153

0

J. Reid

161

1

11

J. K. F. Stevens

150

0

A. Hayler

161

1

12

J. Underwood

149

0

A. Solomon

161

1

13

P. Brooks

149

½

M. Crichton

160

½

14

S. Waters

148

1

I. M. Jamieson

157

0

15

W. H. Ingham

145

½

L. Finchham

154

½

16

C. V. Howard

145

0

J. Falzarano

152

1

5

11

 

The Scofield Cup for the aeason 23006/2007 has been won by Exmouth and they have achieved almost a clean sweep of the DCCA League competitions.

The Exmouth Club is to be congratulated on this achievement but sadly so few clubs are entering the County competitions.  Only Teignmouth and Exmouth entered this particular competition.  It is quite possible that if this disinterest continues into another season, some of our long standing tournaments will disappear.  Hopefully all Devon Clubs will rally around and help to keep these events on the DCCA Calendar.

 

Schofield Cup Devon Div. 3

28.04.07

Bd.

TEIGNMOUTH

Grade

Result

Result

Grade

EXMOUTH

1

J. G. Gorodi

142

0

1

145e

J. K. F. Stephens

2

J. Parker

113

½

½

133

I. S. Annetts

3

C. Doidge

103

½

½

121

R. H. Jones

4

J. Simons

99

½

½

90

F. R. Hodge

Totals

457

1½

2½

489

28th Tournament of Young Talents

Frydek-Mistrek, Czechoslovakia,

Over the Easter a squad of England's Juniors, including Robert Thompson of the Newton Abbot club took part in the above tournament.

Robert's result was quite exceptional.  In a competition where he was severely out-graded he finished 9th from the 54 competitors, winning 6 of the nine games he played.

Also taking part were Oliver Schofield and Angus Plumply from Somerset.

 

  Name Rtg FED 1.Rd 2.Rd 3.Rd 4.Rd 5.Rd 6.Rd 7.Rd 8.Rd 9.Rd Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3
1 Rabatin Jakub 1986 CZE  34w1  28s½  22w1   6s½   7w½  10s½  21w1   3s1   2s1 7,0 38,5 49,0 33,5
2 Svoboda Karel 1943 CZE  16w½  32s1  21w1  28s1   3w½   7s1   5w½   4s1   1w0 6,5 39,5 51,0 35,5
3 Padysak Tomas 1863 SVK  27s1  43w1   5s½  33w1   2s½   6w1   8s½   1w0  14s1 6,5 38,5 49,0 35,5
4 Jacko Vladimir 1899 SVK  35w1  19s1  30w1  10s0  24s1   5w½   6s1   2w0   9s1 6,5 38,0 48,5 35,0
5 Grant David 1672 ENG  38w1  20s1   3w½  25s1  10w1   4s½   2s½   9w0   8s½ 6,0 40,5 51,0 35,5
6 Kracik Tomas 1804 CZE  42w1  24s1  10w½   1w½   9s1   3s0   4w0  19s1  22w1 6,0 39,5 49,5 31,5
7 Kovac Andrej 1811 SVK  51s1  33w½  13s1  17w1   1s½   2w0   9s0  23w1  11w1 6,0 37,5 47,5 31,5
8 Galliano Alex 2086 ENG  23w½  16s½  35w1  19s½  28w1  11s1   3w½  10s½   5w½ 6,0 36,5 47,0 30,5
9 Thompson Robert 1512 ENG  20w0  48s1  42w1  12s1   6w0  16s1   7w1   5s1   4w0 6,0 36,5 46,0 30,0

54 Players

 

EXMOUTH WIN THE MAMHEAD CUP

MAMHEAD CUP Devon Div 2

31.03.07

Bd EXMOUTH Grade Result Result Grade TEIGNMOUTH
1 B.W.R. Hewson 166 ½ ½ 158 E.T.A. Walton
2 M.V. Abbott 161 1 0 145 W. Ingham
3 J.K.F. Stephens 145e 1 0 142 J.G. Gorodi
4 R.H. Jones 121 1 0 103 C. Doidge
  Totals 593 3½ ½ 548  

EXMOUTH RECLAIM THE BREMRIDGE CUP

With this victory Exmouth recover the Bremridge Cup.

Bob Jones writes:

"The match was somewhat closer than the score suggests and the grade differential might lead one to expect.
This means Exmouth have regained the Bremridge Cup they lost to Exeter last season.
Thanks to all team members who turned out."

Bremridge Cup        Devon Div. 1

25.03.07

Bd.

NEWTON ABBOT

Grade

Result

Result

Grade

EXMOUTH

1

T. F. Thynne

160

0

1

186

M. S. Cox

2

R. Wilby

117

0

1

166

B. W. R. Hewson

3

H. Mann

111

½

½

157

I. M. Jamieson

4

R. Thompson

114

0

1

153

B. G. E. Gosling

5

R. Hocking

108

1

0

145e

J. K. F. Stephens

6

J. E. Doidge

80

0

1

121

R. H. Jones

 

Totals

690

1½

4½

928

 

 

Competition

Date

Moyle Cup D.C.C.A. Div 3

17.03.07

Bd TEIGNMOUTH Grade Result Result Grade TIVERTON
1 C. Doidge 103 0 1 102 J. Knowles
2 W. Frost 101 ½ ½ 100 S. Thorpe-Tracey
3 D. Ayress 92 ½ ½ 81 J. Wheadon
4 W. Tindall 83 1 0 73 A. Brinkley
    379 2 2 356  

 

Competition

Date

Mamhead Cup D.C.C.A. Div 2

17.03.07

Bd TEIGNMOUTH Grade Result Result Grade EXMOUTH
1 A. Brusey 166 0 1 166 B.W.R. Hewson
2 E.T.A. Walton 158 0 1 100 B.G.E. Gosling
3 W. Ingham 145 1 0 145e J.Stephens
4 J. Parker 113

½

½

133 I.S. Annetts
    582 597  

 

 

HAMPSHIRE 1st v DEVON 1st - 10th March 2007

Board

HAMPSHIRE 1ST

Grade

Score

DEVON 1st

Grade

Score

1

Dominic Tunks

173

0

Stephen J Homer

188

1

2

Michael Krawczuk

169

½

Michael S Cox

185

½

3

Roger D W Marsh

158

0

John F Wheeler

177

1

4

Martin L Newbury

157

0

Chris J Bellers

170

1

5

Steven J Smith

155

0

Timothy P Seymour

168

1

6

John R Wilkinson

152

½

Brian.W.R.Hewson

166

½

7

John Watts

144

0

Denis R Cowley

160e

1

8

Graham Stuart

140

½

Mark V Abbott

161

½

9

Stuart Dean

138

0

Ewan T A Walton

158

1

10

Chris Howarth

135e

0

Mark Ozanne

155

1

11

Gillian A Moore

133

1

Mike H Stinton-Brownbridge

155

0

12

Stephen D LeFevre

133

½

Brian.G.E.Gosling

153

½

13

David F Thompson

132

0

John K F Stephens

150e

1

14

Kenneth Retallack

129

½

William H Ingham

145

½

15

Bob A Cleave

119

½

Joachim Reinhardt

141e

½

16

Timothy J Chapman

118

0

Andrew A Frangleton

145

1

4

12

 

HAMPSHIRE 2nds v DEVON 2nds - 10th March 2007

Board

HAMPSHIRE 2nd

Grade

Score

DEVON 2nd

Grade

Score

1

Brian Grant

116

0

Paul Brooks

149

1

2

Jonathon G Young

114

0

Simon Waters

148

1

3

David Culliford

113

0

Charlie V Howard

145

1

4

Ashraf Syed

112

0

John Gorodi

142

1

5

James H Galloway

98

1

Stephen W Schofield

142

0

6

Anthony C Summers

98

½

J Stephen Murray

136

½

7

Sam Murphy

95

0

Robert H Jones

121

1

8

Kevin Lamb

76

1

Default*

0

 

 

 

Bremridge Cup DCCA Div. 1

03.03.07

Bd.

EXMOUTH

Grade

Result

Result

Grade

TEIGNMOUTH

1

M. S. Cox

185

½

½

166

A. W. Brusey

2

B. W. R. Hewson

166

1

0

145

H. W. Ingham

3

B. G. Gosling

153

½

½

142

J. G. Gorodi

4

I. M. Jamieson

157

1

0

115

W. Sapiecha

5

I. A. Annetts

133

0

1

103

C. Doidge

6

R. H. Jones

121

1

0

  Default

Totals

915

4

2

671

Games played in the following tournament can be downloaded HERE

Note : The following table has been amended by correcting a previously incorrect result of the fifth round game Aston - Gilmour.

EAST DEVON OPEN 2007
  1 2 3 4 5  
1 Smith,A.P. - 1/21 + 1/7 - 1/12 + 1/5 - ½/2 4½
2 Wheeler,J.F. - 1/11 + ½/3 - 1/16 + 1/7 + ½/1 4
3 Homer,S. + 1/24 - ½/2 + 1/19 + ½/B - 1/8 4
4 Dilleigh,S. + 1/28 - ½/19 + ½/13 - 1/20 + 1/10 4
5 White,E.M. - ½/9 + 1/18 + 1/14 - 0/1 + 1/13 3½
6 Stephens,J. - 0/27 + ½/11 - 1/26 + 1/23 + 1/14 3½
7 Ponter,I. + 1/15 - 0/1 + 1/28 - 0/2 + 1/19 3½
8 Cordner,D.A. + 1/20 - ½/13 + ½/10 - 1/15 + 0/3 3
9 Hutchings,P. + ½/5 - 0/10 + 1/17 - ½/19 + 1/20 3
10 Bolt,G. + ½/B + 1/9 - ½/8 + 1/18 - 0/4 3
11 Bartlett,S. + 0/2 - ½/6 - ½/23 + 1/27 - 1/22 3
12 Helbig,P. - 1/25 + 1/27 + 0/1 - ½/13 + ½/B 3
13 Regis,D. + 1/B + ½/8 - ½/4 + ½/12 - 0/5 2½
14 Gosling,B.G.E. + ½/B + 1/17 - 0/5 + 1/16 - 0/6 2½
15 Anderson,T.R. - 0/7 + 1/25 - 1/27 + 0/8 - ½/21 2½
16 Littlejohns,D. + ½/23 - 1/29 + 0/2 - 0/14 - 1/26 2½
17 Seymour,T. + ½/29 - 0/14 - 0/9 + 1/25 - 1/23 2½
18 Brusey,A.W. + ½/B - 0/5 + 1/29 - 0/10 + 1/28 2½
19 Richardt,M. - 1/22 + ½/4 - 0/3 + ½/9 - 0/7 2
20 Taylor,G.P. - 0/8 + 1/21 - 1/22 + 0/4 - 0/9 2
21 Abbott,M. + 0/1 - 0/20 + ½/B - 1/29 + ½/15 2
22 Wettasinha,V. + 0/19 - 1/24 + 0/20 - 1/28 + 0/11 2
23 Bowden,J. - ½/16 + ½/B + ½/11 - 0/6 + 0/17 1½
24 Gilmour,A.J. - 0/3 + 0/22 - ½/25 + 0/26 - 1/27 1½
25 Ozanne,M. + 0/12 - 0/15 + ½/24 - 0/17 + 1/29 1½
26 Hamilton,S. + ½/B - 0/28 + 0/6 - 1/24 + 0/16 1½
27 Aston,P. + 1/6 - 0/12 + 0/15 - 0/11 + 0/24 1
28 Dunn,A.M. - 0/4 + 1/26 - 0/7 + 0/22 - 0/18 1
29 Williams,S. - ½/17 + 0/16 - 0/18 + 0/21 - 0/25 ½

 

 

32nd East Devon Congress 

St. George's Hall, Exeter

23rd - 25th February 2007

 

Premier (U-205):

1st. Andrew Smith 188 (Bourne End) 4½/5

2nd= Steve Dilleigh 183 (Horfield) 4

John Wheeler 177 (Cosham)

Steve Homer 188 (Exeter)

Grading prize (U-164)

1st= Simon Bartlett 150 (Newquay) 3

Paul Hutchings 147 (Camborne)

Andrew Smith took the new Steve Boniface Cup.

Major (U-150):

1st= Bill Ingham 145 (Teignmouth) 4/5

Martin Page 141 (Insurance)

Brendan O'Gorman 144 (DHSS)

Grading prize (U-138)

Robert Wright 137 (Bridport) 3½

Bill Ingham took the Schofield Salver on tie break.

Intermediate (U-125):

1st Chris Southall 107 (St. Marychurch) 4½/5

2nd= Charles Keen 118 (Exeter) 4

John Kelly 115 (Weymouth)

Paul Brackner 122 (Weymouth)

Glen Mason 116 (Shaldon)

Grading Prize (U-106):

Grant Healey 103 (Falmouth) 3

Minor (U-100):

1st= Brian Aldwin 81 (Exeter) 4½/5

Peter Saunders 75 (Bristol)

3rd= Alan Fraser 87 (Beckenham) 4

Louis Ten-Holter 76 (Exeter)

Grading Prize (U-78)

Don Turtle 75 (West Penwith)

Aldwin took the trophy on tie break.

Team Prize: Exmouth.

 

 

 

D.C.C.A. Competitions 2006 - 07.

 

BREMRIDGE CUP
Team Played. Won. Drawn  Lost

For

Against Match points
1 Exeter   1

  1

1 5 2
2 Exmouth   2 1 1 5 5 4
3 Newton Abbot  
4 Teignmouth   2 1

1

4½ 5½ 2

MAMHEAD CUP

 

Team

1 (h)

1 (a)

2 (h)

2 (a)

Total

1

Exmouth

   

Won

Won

4

2

Teignmouth

Lost    

X

0

 

SCHOFIELD CUP

 

Team

1 (h)

1 (a)

2 (h)

2 (a)

Total

1

Exmouth

   

21.04.07

28.04.07

 

2

Teignmouth

 

       

 

MOYLE CUP

 

Team

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Match points
1 Tiverton 4 1 3 1     2½
2 Teignmouth 3 0 2 1 5½ 6½ 1
3 Exeter

3

0

3

0

 

 

1½

In the above competition, Exeter have played all their games with a team that exceeds the grading limits required by the competition.  This is under review by all teams involved and the DCCA Competitions Secretary.

Result Details.

Div. 1 Bremridge Cup      17.02.07

Bd.

EXMOUTH

Grade

Result

Result

Grade

EXMOUTH

1

M. S. Cox

185

1

0

174

O. Hall

2

B. W. R. Hewson

166

½

½

163

Dr. D. Regis

3

M. V. Abbott

161

½

½

148

S. Waters

4

J. K. F. Stephens

140e

1

0

145

S. Pope

5

I. M. Jamieson

157

1

0

107

R. Pope

6

B. G. Gosling

153

1

0

----

Default

 

Totals

962

5

1

737

 

 

 

 

 

SOMERSET v DEVON  

played at West Buckland on 10th. February 2007

Board

SOMERSET 1st

Grade

Score

DEVON 1st

Grade

Score

1

Jack Rudd

214

1

Oleg Kirsanov (Default)

200e

0

2

Peter E Chaplin

181

1

Stephen J Homer

188

0

3

Andrew F Footner

171

1

Michael S Cox

185

0

4

Dave P Littlejohns

168

0

Dominic Mackle

179

1

5

Michael Richardt

168

½

John F Wheeler

177

½

6

Ben P Edgell

157

1

David W Gunter

171

0

7

Joseph A Jervis

153

0

Timothy P Seymour

168

1

8

Gerry N Jepps

147

1

Alan W Brusey

166

0

9

James E Fewkes

146

½

Brian.W.R.Hewson

166

½

10

Chris S Purry

140

0

Trefor F Thynne

160

1

11

Piet Dobber

139

0

Ewan T A Walton

158

1

12

Philip M Chapman

139

0

Mark Ozanne

155

1

13

Neville N Senior

135

0

Brian.G.E.Gosling

153

1

14

Chris T J McKinley

134

½

Sam Wingrove

152e

½

15

Colin E Winch

130

0

John K F Stephens

150e

1

16

Tim A Wallis

129

0

Jonathan Underwood

149

1

 

 

 

6½

 

 

9½

 

Board

SOMERSET 2ND

Grade

Score

DEVON 2ND

Grade

Score

1

Chris F Barratt

128

0

Paul Brooks

149

1

2

Mari Menard

1824*

1

Simon Waters

148

0

3

Colin Stanton (Default)

124

0

William H Ingham

145

1

4

Adrian Byrne

126

0

Charlie V Howard

145

1

5

Mark R Baker

119

0

Stephen W Schofield

142

1

6

Roger D Turner

115

½

Joachim Reinhardt

141e

½

7

Martin Worrall

112

0

John E Allen

140e

1

8

Geoff T Berryman

112

0

Ivor S Annetts

133

1

9

William E Robinson

109

0

Wilfred R P Taylor

133

1

10

Stan Hill

106

½

David Rogers

129

½

11

Robert H Jervis

106

½

Peter E Halmkin

127

½

12

Roger G Waters

102

½

Harry T Mann

111

½

13

Chris Strong

88

0

Robert Thompson

114

1

14

Malcolm Dinham

86

0

David J Adams

124

1

15

Roger Fenton

72

0

Robert H Jones

121

1

16

Michael J Ward

64

0

Robert G Wilby

117

1

 

 

 

3

 

 

13

 

 

 

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Abi Adams

Liaison

Devon Inter Area Jamboree 2007

Team Lists

 

East (A)

Grd.  

South (B)

Grd.

 

West (C)

Grd.

 

1

M. V. Abbott

161

1

T. F. Thynne

160

1

M.Stinton-Brownbridge

155

0

2

B. G. Gosling

153

1

J. Allen

149

0

R. C. Luffman

132

0

3

J. K. Stephens

140e

1

C. Howard

145

0

B. Medhurst

127

½

4

I. S. Annetts

133

½

B. Ingham

145

1

E. Crickmore

122

0

5

J. S. Murray

136

½

J. G. Gorodi

142

1

K.Bloodworth

114

0

6

P. J. Kennedy

132

1

P. Ruszelak

125

0

M. Quinn

112

½

7

D. J. Adams

124

0

R. Wilby 

117

1

G. R. Fowles

111

0

8

R. H. Jones 

121

1

J. Parker

113

1

A. Tatam 

105

0

9

E. G. Sparke

101

1

R. Hocking

108

0

J. E. Dean

103

1

10

J. Knowles

102

½

W. A. Frost

101

½

A. E. Hatch

98

0

11

S. Thorpe-Tracey

100

½

R. Chubb

94

½

C. J. Nail

90e

½

12

J. Maloney

90

½

R. Ballantyne

90

½

D.Scantlebury

90e

½

 

Totals

1493

8½

 

1489

6½

 

1359

3

 

Bd

Name

Grd

Team

R

R

Name

Grd

Team

1

T. F. Thynne

160

B1

1

0

M. H. Stinton-Brownbridge

155

C1

2

R. C. Luffman

132

C2

0

1

M. V. Abbott

161

A1

3

B. G. Gosling

153

A2

1

0

J. E. Allen

149

B2

4

C. Howard

145

B3

0

1

J. K. Stephens

140e

A3

5

I. S. Annetts

133

A4

½

½

B. Medhurst

127

C3

6

E. A. Crickmore

122

C4

0

1

W. H. Ingham

145

B4

7

J. G. Gorodi

142

B5

1

0

K. J. Bloodworth

114

C5

8

M. Quinn

112

C6

½

½

J. S. Murray

136

A5

9

P. J. Kennedy

132

A6

1

0

P. Ruszelak

125e

B6

10

R. Wilby

117

B7

1

0

D. J. Adams

124

A7

11

R. H. Jones

121

A8

1

0

G. R. Fowles

111

C7

12

A. Tatam

105

C8

0

1

J. Parker

113

B8

13

R. Hocking

108

B9

0

1

J. E. Dean

103

C9

14

A. E. Hatch

98

C10

0

1

E. G. Sparke

101

A9

15

J. Knowles

102

A10

½

½

W. A. Frost

101

B10

16

R. Chubb

94

B11

½

½

S. Thorpe-Tracey

100

A11

17

J. Maloney

90

A12

½

½

C. J. Nail

90e

C11

18

D. Scantlebury

90e

C12

½

½

R. Ballantyne

90e

B12

Team A East      Team B South      Team C West 

DEVON v GLOUCESTERSHIRE

played on 20th January 2007 at West Buckland, Somerset.

 

Board

DEVON

Grade

Score

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Grade

Score

1

Stephen J Homer

188

0

Michael J R White

200

1

2

Michael S Cox

185

½

Nigel K Hosken

172

½

3

Dominic Mackle

179

1

Ian Ponter

170

0

4

John F Wheeler

177

½

Andrew J Gilmour

163

½

5

Oskar Hall

174

1

Phil Dodwell

163

0

6

Graham Bolt

170

1

Philip J Meade

160

0

7

Alan W Brusey

166

0

Geoffrey P Taylor

151

1

8

Brian.W.R.Hewson

166

½

Barry Whitelaw

127

½

9

Denis R Cowley

160e

1

Matthew Guy

127

0

10

Dave Regis

163

1

Alan R Bentley

124

0

11

Ewan T A Walton

158

1

Alun Richards

124

0

12

Mike H Stinton-Brownbridge

155

½

Andrew E James

124

½

13

Mark Ozanne

152e

1

Raymond N Francis

118

0

14

Sam Wingrove

152e

1

Ian P Blencowe

114

0

15

John K F Stephens

150e

1

John B Harris

110

0

16

William H Ingham

145

1

Clifford M Oliver

106

0

 

TOTAL

 

12

 

 

4

 

It would appear that there is some confusion over the dates of county games.  Following is Brian Hewson's report that gives the correct dates.

Match Captain’s Report

Results

Since the AGM, we were handed the Semi-Final of of the National U175 Competition (Ron Banwell Trophy) by Lancashire . In the final, in July in Leicester , we lost badly 3.5–12.5 with a weakened team against strong opponents; however, there were wins from Oskar Hall and Jonathan Underwood plus draws from Alan Brusey, Dave Regis and Adam Woodruff. The disappointment was that we were two players short, as they failed to turn up at the departure point.

We had a strong team for the WECU Jamboree on Sunday September 24th at Taunton . The competition was a farce as only Somerset and Devon entered. We thrashed them 10-2 with a much stronger team. Why is it that Devon put out 36 players on the day (including the 2 district league teams in the Graded Jamboree) and yet other Counties can’t raise 12 players? There are players starting to withdraw their availability because of the lack of quality opposition.

Devon currently hold the Bristol Cup, the Harold Meek Cup and the Wayling Cup and if we qualify this season we have again entered the U175 at the National Stages.

Fixtures for the season

Jamboree Sun 24.9.06 at Taunton (12 boards)

2nd team v Dorset Sat 14.10.06 at Luppitt Village hall

1st team v Cornwall Sat 2.12.06 at Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard

1st team v Gloucestershire Sat 20.1.07 at Cheddan Fitzpaine Memorial Hall

1st & 2nd teams v Somerset Sat 10.2.07 at West Buckland Village Hall

1st team+8 board 2nd team v Hampshire Sat 10.3.07 at Wincanton  

Comments

  • I continue to have had good support from the players. John Wheeler has been very helpful again by arranging the Hampshire fixture at Wincanton.

  • Credit should also go to John, Chris Bellers, Mike Stinton-Brownbridge, Paul Brooks and Jonathan Underwood who travelled the most distance to matches.

  • Hampshire 2nd team match has been reduced to 8 boards in an effort to get a team out. Wiltshire has dropped out, with the story of many players selfishly playing in the 4NCL rather than the honour of being selected to play for their County.

  • I received poor response to my questionnaire, including nothing from most of the committee members. This form was designed to establish what players want to enter in 2006/07 in Devon National Stages and Devon Individual Competitions.

  • I am still waiting for an opportune moment to present Oskar Hall with The Team Best Board Trophy.

B W R Hewson (DCCA Match Captain) 6.10.06

 

 

 

DEVON COUNTY CHESS ASSOCIATION  

  Bob Jones advises that the following information has been sent to the English Chess Federation for publication in their next Yearbook.  If there are any alterations that need to be taken into account, please contact Bob as soon as possible.

Affiliated to the English Chess Federation and the West of England Chess Union.

Website:  www.chessdevon.co.uk

Life Vice Presidents: K J Bloodworth, J F Wheeler, I S Mason (deceased)

President: S F Thorpe-Tracey, 9 Grantlands, Uffculme, Cullompton EX15 3ED. Tel: 01884 841864, e-mail: stephen@grantlands.fsnet.co.uk

Deputy President: Vacant

General Secretary: E. A. Maynard, 15, Church Street, Crediton. Tel: 01363-773313  e-mail: a.Maynard@tesco.net  

Treasurer: C Deakin, 10 Woodland Close, Staverton, Totnes TQ9 6PQ. Tel: 01803 762653

Competitions & Affiliations Secretary: K W Derrick, 14, Hazel Close, Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth. EX10 0DJ Tel: 01395 567781, e-mail: kwd@btconnect.com

Match Captain: B W R Hewson, 4 Drake's Meadow, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 7HU. Tel: 01363 866815, 07833 638212, e-mail: brianwr@hewson4.freeserve.co.uk

Junior Chess Activites:

T P T Onions, 12 Copp Path, Dawlish EX7 9SR. Tel: 01626 865309, e-mail: tim.onions@ukonline.co.uk

R V Cross, Flat 13, Windmill Court, Windmill Hill, Brixham TQ5 9HG. Tel/Fax: 01803 851404, 07860 886253, e-mail: victorcross@compuserve.com   

Congress Secretary: E A Crickmore, 550 Budshead Road, Whitleigh, Plymouth PL5 4DG. Tel: 01752 768206, e-mail: plymouthchess@btinternet.com

Congress Treasurer: E A Crickmore (as above)

Congress Auditor: C Deakin (as above)

Grading Officers:

R W Chubb, West Cliff Park Drive, Dawlish EX7 9EW. Tel: 01626 888245, e-mail: ray.chubb@care4free.net

K W Derrick (as above)

Postal Chess Secretary: post deleted.

Archivist: D Beckwith, 11 Marlborough Road, Exeter EX2 4TJ. Tel: 01392 271618, e-mail: beckwith@btinternet.com

Hon Auditor: C Nail

Congress Auditor: C Deakin (as above)

WECU Delegates: B W R Hewson (Executive); R J Neat (Council)

ECF Delegate: V J Dunleavy

Affiliated Clubs and Secretaries:-

Barnstaple: Salvation Army Hall, Oakleigh Road (Mon 7:00) K Franks (as above) delete.

Churston Juniors: Room 21, Churston Grammar School, Churston Ferrers, Brixham (Mon 5:30-7 p.m.) Victor Cross. Tel: 01803 400972, 07860 886253, e-mail: victorcross@compuserve.com

Cockington Juniors: Glendower Hotel, Falkland Road, Torquay (Wed 4-5:30 p.m.) Victor Cross (see above)

Exeter: Clifton Road Games, 16 Clifton Road, Newtown, Exeter (Tues 7 p.m.) S Pope , Tel: 01392 436420, e-mail: sean@popes40.fsnet.co.uk

Exeter School: D Beckwith, 11 Marlborough Road, Exeter EX2 4TJ. Tel: 01392 71618, e-mail: beckwith@btinternet.com

Exmouth: Room H121, Stork Building, Rolle Faculty, Douglas Avenue (Wed 6 p.m.) R H Jones, Keverel Lodge, 40 Phillipps Avenue, Exmouth EX8 3HZ. Tel: 01395 223340, e-mail: bobjones@eclipse.co.uk

Ilfracombe: The Lantern, High Street (Tues) R Lock, Bickleigh, 20 Crofts Lea Park, Ilfracombe EX34 9PN. Tel: 01271 862662

Isca Juniors: John Stocker Middle School (Mon) D Scott, 52 Queen Road, Exeter EX2 9EP. Tel: 01392 437968

Newton Abbot: Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot (Wed) T F Thynne, 54 Silverwood Road, Milber, Newton Abbot TQ12 4LG. Tel: 01626 204496, Fax: 01626 614613 (School), e-mail: trefor@thynne.swinternet.co.uk

Plymouth: University of Plymouth, Babbage Building, Room 002 (Mon/Thurs) Tony Tatam, 32 Amherst Road, Plymouth PL3 4HH. Tel: 01752 300620, e-mail: tontatam@aol.com

    Sidmouth: 6th Form Common Room, Sidmouth College (Tues 6:30) K W Derrick (as above)

 South Hams: Regal Club, Kingsbridge (Thurs 7 p.m.) B Wilkinson , 1 Oliver Place, Fore Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1PP. Tel: 01548 852736, e-mail: bgrassroots2000@aol.com

St. Marychurch, Torquay: St. Marychurch & Babbacombe Conservative Club (Thurs 7-11 p.m.) N F Tidy Esq., Trevello, Herbert Road, Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6RW. Tel: 01803 607519

Teignmouth: Alice Cross Day Centre (Tues 6.30 & Sat) R W Chubb, West Cliff Park Drive, Dawlish EX7 9EW. Tel: 01626 888245, e-mail: ray.chubb@care4free.net

 Tiverton: Geography Room, Blundell’s School (Wed 7 p.m.) S Thorpe-Tracey, 9 Grantlands, Uffculme, Cullompton EX15 3ED. Tel: 01884 841864, e-mail: stephen@grantlands.fsnet.co.uk  

    Torquay Boys Grammar School: Room 13 (Mon 4 p.m.) T F Thynne (as above)

      Totnes: Meadowbrook Community Centre, Dartington, Totnes (Tues 7 p.m.) C Deakin, 10 Woodland Close, Staverton, Totnes TQ9 6PQ. Tel: 01803 762653

Other Affiliated Bodies:

South Devon Primary Schools Chess Association: R V Cross, Flat 13, Windmill Court, Windmill Hill, Brixham TQ5 9HG. Tel/Fax: 01803 851404, 07860 886253, e-mail: victorcross@compuserve.com

Devon Primary Schools Chess Association: R V Cross (as above)

Secretary: A T Ashenhurst, 22 Ide Lane, Alphington, Exeter. Tel: 01392 214344, e-mail: a.ashenhurst@argonet.co.uk

Devon Under 11 Team: T P T Onions, 12 Copp Path, Dawlish EX7 9SR. Tel: 01626 865309

Devon Under 9 Team: S Fuller, 7 Hallsworth Court, 22 Totnes Road, Paignton. Tel: 01803 665829

Devon Under 11 Girls Team: Mrs N R Mortimer , 1 Lowley Brook Court, Shiphay, Torquay TQ2 7RS. Tel: 01803 400972

Paignton Congress: E A Crickmore  (as above)

Torbay Congress: R W Chubb (as above)

East Devon Congress: S Pope (as above)

Affiliated Leagues:- (for details see League Section)

Exeter & District Chess League

North Devon Chess League

Torbay Chess League

Our thanks to Brian Hewson for the following:-

DEVON v CORNWALL

LISKEARD           2nd December 2006

Board

DEVON

Grade

Score

CORNWALL

Grade

Score

1

Michael S Cox

185

½

Jeremy F S Menadue

177

½

2

John F Wheeler

177

1

Ian M George

163

0

3

Oskar Hall

174

½

Mark Hassall

156

½

4

Timothy P Seymour

168

½

Simon Bartlett

150

½

5

Alan W Brusey

166

1

Philip J Hutchings

147

0

6

Brian.W.R.Hewson

166

½

Jeremy P G Kneebone

147

½

7

Denis R Cowley

160e

1

Gary Trudeau

143

0

8

Trefor F Thynne

160

½

Robin F G Kneebone

141

½

9

Brian.G.E.Gosling

153

0

Vasanta Wettessinha

138

1

10

Sam Wingrove

152e

½

David G Lucas

126

½

11

Paul Brooks

149

½

Edward Webb

124

½

12

Charlie V Howard

145

1

Ian D Scott

120

0

13

William H Ingham

145

1

Chris Reeves

114

0

14

Joachim Reinhardt

141e

½

Michael Hill

113

½

15

John Gorodi

142

0

Anton Barkhuysen

105

1

16

John P Parker

113

½

Colin Webb

104

½

 

 

 

 

 

29th November 2006                                                                                                                                                                                                             KenDerrick ,  

Competitions Secretary                                                                                                                    

Dear Chess Colleague,

My apologies for the delay in publishing these details, please let me know if this causes any problems. Here are the details for each competition.

Bremridge This will be a single round event between Exeter, Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. Newton Abbot and Exeter were drawn out of the hat first by my daughter and have the right to two home matches.  Fixtures are: Newton Abbot home to Exeter and Exmouth; Exeter home to Exmouth and Teignmouth, Exmouth home to Teignmouth; Teignmouth home to Newton Abbot.

Mamhead & Schofield  A two round event between Exmouth and Teignmouth only.

Moyle This is a double-round event between Exeter, Teignmouth and Tiverton.  (NB. If the clubs feel that there is insufficient time to play four matches, please contact me so that we can work out venues for a single round event).

Newman At the moment there is only one entry for this competition.  There may still be interest in this so I won’t cancel just yet.

Rooke Currently Exeter, Exmouth and Newton Abbot – Draw to follow

Contacts:

Club

Venue

Contact Name

Contact Address

Telephone

Email

Exeter

Clifton Road Gameshop, 16 Clifton Road, Newtown, Exeter

S Waters

14 Sayes Lea, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1RA

01395-233280

simon@technocool.net

Exmouth

Room H120, Rolle College, Douglas Avenue, Exmouth

R H Jones

40 Phillips Avenue, Exmouth, EX8 3H2

01395- 223340

bobjones@eclipse.co.uk

Teignmouth

Alice Cross Day Centre, 1 Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth

Ray Chubb

29 West Cliff Park Drive, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9EW

01626-888255

ray.chubb@care4free.net

Newton Abbot

The Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot

Trefor Thynne

54 Silverwood Avenue, Milber, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4LG

01626-204496 (home)      01803-615501 (busn.)

tthyne@tbgs.torbay.sch.uk

Tiverton

Room G2, Clocktower Building, Blundell’s School

Stephen Thorpe-Tracey

9 Grantlands, Uffculme, Cullompton, EX15 3ED

01884-841864

thorpe-tracey@hotmail.co.uk

Feedback - Let me know the dates of your agreed fixtures so that I can anticipate results.    I would also like to receive copies of publishable games so that I can include some in a newsletter.   If you have any problems or questions please contact me as soon as possible.

  Good luck,    Ken Tel 01395 567781

 

 

THE 7th BEACON SENIORS

 

The first round of the Beacon Seniors was played on 13th November 2006 with 51 players contesting the Seniors event and 19 the Juniors.  The total entry to the Congress is capped at 80 entries as this allows very comfortable playing conditions and avoids we senior citizens leaping over chairs, duffle bags and stray lemonade bottles to make our way to the toilets.

The atmosphere of the Congress is very convivial until the starting gun is fired to allow play to commence and then all thoughts of friendship are dismissed in an effort to dominate on the 64 squares with the 16 pieces available to all players.  All the minds concentrated on this effort are at least 50 years old and, indeed, some are in excess of 80 years old.

The favourites for the Seniors made contrasting starts.  Ian Reynolds came home with a comfortable win against Ron Hale, but John Wilkinson had to concede to the first round terror of Alf Bullock.  Alf did a similar thing in the first round of the previous tournament by forcing a draw against an opponent some 70 grading points in excess of his grading.  So, beware Alf in future events if you are drawn with him in the first round.

A prize, donated by Roger Neat, who had to withdraw at the last moment for reasons of ill-health, for the first player over 70 to win was collected by the partially sighted Geof Patching.  Martin Page - one month under 70 years old - was the first winner and despite trying to give the impression that he was in excess of the magic age, was counted out by the organisers.

Ian Reynolds continued his secure path to victory for the remaining rounds, but was eventually caught by Ron Gamble in the final round and they shared the first and second prizes.  Grading prizes were shared between Brian Ross, Clive Deakin and Ron Primett.   All are long term entrants and Brian had a particularly hard road towards his prize.

Tom Moloney created a humorous stir in the third round when, with just a lone king against Robert Ryan's bishop, knight and five pawns offered a draw!!!!  His optimism proved to be unfounded.

Alan Barton was defending his ownership of the first place in the Juniors.  He has won the event in all of the three years that it has been contested.  This time, however, he had to contend with Mike Yeo who eventually brought home the victory with steady and sometimes deadly play against the rest of the field.  Ron Burton did extremely well to win the only grading prize.

Unfortunately the weather was not as welcoming as in previous years, and a planned walk along the cliff tops to Budleigh Salterton had to be cancelled, but some obscure avian visitor to our shores was on view to some four or five hundred observers in the Exe estuary.

Next year, the Beacon Seniors has been delayed by one week in order to stand back-to-back with the Torbay Congress.  Many of our most welcome visitors find the travelling reduced to attend both tournaments.  The only dissenting voice I heard was that of David Burt who claimed that he needed the intervening week in order to return home and placate his wife, before travelling to Torquay.  I'm sure that you will manage it David.

The production of the Seniors Bulletin has been threatened by soaring printing costs and at the moment the outcome is balanced on a knife-edge.  Ian Reynolds has made the most generous offer to donate his winnings to funding the bulletins but it still needs more orders.  So those of you that have forgotten or delayed an order, please contact me so that the work can be comfortably progressed.

See you all again next year,

Bill Frost

18th November 2006

Click here for games played in the Seniors in PGN format

Click here for games played in the Juniors in PGN format

 

Beacon Seniors 2006

  1 2 3 4 5  
1 Reynolds,I. - 1/21 + 1/11 - 1/10 + 1/3 - ½/2 4 ½
2 Gamble,R.J. - 1/28 + 1/17 - 1/13 + 1/15 + ½/1 4 ½
3 Alderson,J. - 1/38 + 1/14 - 1/22 - 0/1 + 1/19 4.
4 Gorodi,J. + 1/31 - 1/20 + ½/8 - 1/24 + ½/5 4
5 Taylor,M.A.J. + 1/27 - 1/23 + ½/24 - 1/16 - ½/4 4
6 Page,M. + 1/34 - 1/30 + ½/16 - ½/8 + 1/13 4
7 Norman,D. - ½/18 + 1/28 - ½/9 + 1/21 - ½/11 3 ½
8 Hibbitt,A. - 1/41 + 1/33 - ½/4 + ½/6 - ½/12 3 ½
9 Deakin,C. - 1/29 + ½/15 + ½/7 - ½/10 + 1/24 3 ½
10 Sandercock,E.A. + 1/35 - 1/25 + 0/1 + ½/9 - 1/29 3 ½
11 Ross,B. + 1/43 - 0/1 + 1/35 - 1/33 + ½/7 3 ½
12 Rety,J. + 0/14 - 1/44 + 1/25 - 1/23 + ½/8 3 ½
13 Kearsley,R.J. + 1/46 - 1/26 + 0/2 - 1/14 - 0/6 3
14 Doidge,C.W. - 1/12 - 0/3 + 1/37 + 0/13 - 1/36 3
15 Annetts,I.S. + 1/37 - ½/9 + 1/42 - 0/2 + ½/20 3
16 Desmedt,R. - 1/32 + 1/47 - ½/6 + 0/5 - ½/18 3
17 Gardiner,C. + 1/39 - 0/2 + 1/38 + 0/19 - 1/31 3
18 Lucas,P. + ½/7 - 0/24 + 1/43 - 1/30 + ½/16 3
19 Wilkinson,J.R. + 0/25 - 1/46 + 1/31 - 1/17 - 0/3 3
20 Sherriff,A.J. - 1/45 + 0/4 - ½/33 + 1/32 - ½/15 3
21 Hale,R. + 0/1 - 1/51 + 1/39 - 0/7 + 1/35 3
22 Hurn,R. + 1/44 - ½/42 + 0/3 - 1/26 + ½/25 3
23 Burt,D. - 1/48 + 0/5 - 1/47 + 0/12 - 1/34 3
24 Jones,R.H. - 1/40 + 1/18 - ½/5 + 0/4 - 0/9 2 ½
25 Bullock,A.C. - 1/19 + 0/10 - 0/12 + 1/38 - ½/22 2 ½
26 Carrick,P. - 1/36 + 0/13 - ½/29 + 0/22 - 1/42 2 ½
27 Davies,W.G. - 0/5 + ½/40 - 1/45 + ½/36 - ½/28 2 ½
28 Ryan,R.A. + 0/2 - 0/7 + 1/51 - 1/46 + ½/27 2  ½
29 Tout,D.J. + 0/9 - 1/48 + ½/26 - 1/42 + 0/10 2 ½
30 Parker,J. - 1/52 + 0/6 - ½/32 + 0/18 - 1/44 2 ½
31 Tidy,N. - 0/4 + 1/41 - 0/19 + 1/39 + 0/17 2
32 Herschmann,H. + 0/16 - 1/34 + ½/30 - 0/20 + ½/33 2
33 Frost,W.A. + 1/B - 0/8 + ½/20 + 0/11 - ½/32 2
34 Garrett,D. - 0/6 + 0/32 - 1/41 + 1/47 + 0/23 2
35 Welch,H. - 0/10 + 1/52 - 0/11 + 1/45 - 0/21 2
36 Adams,D.J. + 0/26 - ½/43 + 1/40 - ½/27 + 0/14 2
37 Shepherd,R.W. - 0/15 + ½/45 - 0/14 + 1/43 - ½/40 2
38 Purry,N. + 0/3 + 1/B - 0/17 - 0/25 + 1/47 2
39 Ingram,N.F. - 0/17 + 1/49 - 0/21 - 0/31 + 1/46 2
40 Aldwin,B. + 0/24 - ½/27 - 0/36 + 1/52 + ½/37 2
41 Kaye,M. + 0/8 - 0/31 + 0/34 - 1/51 + 1/48 2
42 Cox,R.E. - 1/49 + ½/22 - 0/15 + 0/29 + 0/26 1 ½
43 Jones,S. - 0/11 + ½/36 - 0/18 - 0/37 + 1/51 1 ½
44 Jenkins,G.J. - 0/22 + 0/12 - ½/49 + 1/48 + 0/30 1 ½
45 Warner,M. + 0/20 - ½/37 + 0/27 - 0/35 - 1/52 1 ½
46 Chubb,R.W. - 0/13 + 0/19 - 1/52 + 0/28 - 0/39 1
47 Patching,G.R. + 1/51 - 0/16 + 0/23 - 0/34 - 0/38 1
48 Ehtesham,Y.A.H. + 0/23 + 0/29 + ½B - 0/44 - 0/41  ½
49 Primett,A.D. + 0/42 - 0/39 + ½/44 Withdrawn  ½
51 Moloney,T. - 0/47 + 0/21 - 0/28 + 0/41 - 0/43 0
52 Stoop,M. + 0/30 - 0/35 + 0/46 - 0/40 + 0/45 0

 

Beacon Juniors 2006

  1 2 3 4 5  
1 Yeo,M.J.   + ½/5 - 1/16 + 1/6 - ½/2 - 1/3 4
2 Barton,R.A.   - 1/9 + 1/7 - ½/3 + ½/1 - ½/4
3 Everson,R.J.   + 1/13 - 1/12 + ½/2 - 1/10 + 0/1
4 Heppell,I.N.   + 1/17 - ½/6 + ½/5 - 1/13 + ½/2
5 Burton,R.   - ½/1 + 1/19 - ½/4 - ½/8 + ½/6 3
6 Carr,C.D.   + 1/18 + ½/4 - 0/1 + 1/14 - ½/5 3
7 Bartlett,S.   + 1/15 - 0/2 + ½/10 - ½/9 + 1/13 3
8 Stokes,P.C.   - ½/14 + ½/11 - 1/17 + ½/5 + ½/9 3
9 Price,A.   + 0/2 - ½/15 + 1/16 + ½/7 - ½/8
10 Gosling,B.G.E.   - ½/11 + 1/14 - ½/7 + 0/3 - ½/12
11 Eden,D.C.   + ½/10 - ½/8 + 0/13 - ½/16 + 1/19
12 Rogers,D.   + 1/B + 0/3 - 0/14 - 1/15 + ½/10
13 Shaddick,J.   - 0/3 + 1/18 - 1/11 + 0/4 - 0/7 2
14 Roberts,M.A.   + ½/8 - 0/10 + 1/12 - 0/6 - ½/18 2
15 Torrance,J.   - 0/7 + ½/9 - 1/19 + 0/12 - ½/17 2
16 Wiltshire,M.R.   - ½/19 + 0/1 - 0/9 + ½/11 + 1/B 2
17 Childs,P.   - 0/4 + 1/B + 0/8 - ½/18 + ½/15 2
18 Orr,D.   - 0/6 - 0/13 + 1/B + ½/17 + ½/14 2
19 Plechaty,G.   + ½/16 - 0/5 + 0/15 + 1/B - 0/11

 

THE BEACON SENIORS 2006

PRIZE LIST

SENIORS

1st = I. Reynolds & R. J. Gamble  £75 each

Grading prizes:-

 120 - 95 B. Ross & C. Deakin  £25 each.

Below 95 P Carrick  £50

JUNIORS

1st M. Yeo  £80

2nd = R. A. Barton & I. Heppell  £20 each

Grading:-

Under 145  R. Burton  £20

The Dr. Neat Prize for the first winner aged over 70 - G. Patching £20

 

Devon v Dorset - Under 150

 

Devon came out easy winners in a match against Dorset played at the Luppitt Village Hall on Sat. 14th October 2006

 

Bd.

Devon

Grd

 

 

Dorset

Grd

1

P. Brooks

149

½

½

J. C. Cherryson

138

2

Dr. J. Underwood

149

½

½

P. J. Holt

134

3

A. A. Frangleton

145

½

½

F. C. Kingdon

132

4

W. H. Ingham

145

1

0

D. E. Papworth

129

5

C. V. Howard

145

1

0

I. J. Willis

124

6

J. G. Gorodi

142

1

0

P. Brackner

122

7

S. W. Schofield

142

1

0

M. J. Steevens

120

8

J. Reinhardt

141e

1

0

P. Errington

120

9

I. S. Annetts

133

1

0

W. J. Kelly

115

10

W. R. P. Taylor

133

1

0

C. J. F. Ambrose

113

11

D. R. Rogers

129

½

½

A. C. Bullock

109

12

P. E. Halmkin

127

1

0

J. E. Balem

109

13

D. J. Adams

124

0

1

M. Harper

109

14

R. H. Jones

121

1

0

M. Rogan

101

15

R. Thompson

114

1

0

M. J. Kaye

94

16

H. T. Mann

111

1

0

S. Errington

94e

 

Total

 

13

3

 

 

President’s Appeal for Help!

This missive is being written on the eve of my stepping down from the Presidency of the DCCA. Unfortunately my timing for departure is difficult but there is never a right time to go! There are now several vacancies for important positions which urgently require filling in order to maintain the smooth running of chess in Devon. My position will be taken over by my Deputy, Stephen Thorpe-Tracy which is not a problem as he has previous experience of this role.

At the last meeting of the DCCA Bob Jones announced his resignation/retirement as General Secretary. He has given many years of dedicated service to the Association and will be much missed. I approached several people about taking over this important work without success. No one on the DCCA committee was interested either. However Stephen has kindly offered to do the administration if no new ‘takers’ are found. I am both relieved and grateful to Stephen for this as I would not like to be seen abandoning ship despite my own personal health problems!

The vacancies which require filling most urgently are as follows:

1. General Secretary

2. Competitions’ Secretary

3. Deputy President

Any interested parties should make contact with the new President or a member of the DCCA. Full details of the Officers of the Association are featured on Devon Chess.

Many thanks in anticipation of your interest and assistance regarding this important work.

Roger J Neat, (outgoing) President DCCA

9 September 2006

 

 

 

THE 56th PAIGNTON CONGRESS, 2006

 

The 56th Paignton Congress was held for the fifty-sixth time at the beautiful Oldway Mansions surrounded by tennis courts, bowling greens, putting courses and a croquet lawn (John Prescott - eat your heart out!). Opened on 3rd September, by  Councillor John Springer, JP accompanied by his wife, and Roger Neat, President of DCCA, play continued for seven rounds and was completed on 9th. September.  Sadly Roger had to announce his resignation from the post of DCCA President (see his speeches below).

The retiring President presented three innovative prizes of a certificate and £30 each, for achievements in the first round.

This resulted in the following winners :-

First win by a blind player - George Plecharty.

First win by a lady -  Doreen Helbig

First round one winner - Andrew Wright (despite playing a game of 51 moves!)

The number of entries were down from the previous record last year, although that had it's good points in that the very spacious accommodation allowed very comfortable playing conditions.

Steven Berry, winner of the Ron Bruce Premier last year, retained his title, allowing just the one draw.  The critical game Berry/Mordue was played in the third round, from which Steven emerged victorious.  However, Tyson was not to be denied and he added a further five points to his sponsored drive for The Braille Association.  Eventually he shared second place with John Hodgson.

John Wilkinson showed a fine return to form by winning the Rowena Bruce Challengers and Arthur Hibbit the Bloodworth Intermediate.  Andrew Wright eventually shared first place with Ron Burroughs in the John Walker Minor and first place in the Five Round Morning was shared by M. Hunt , H. Hjort , B. O'Gorman and R. Burton.

An excellent book stall was provided by CCF Mindgames and it was particularly pleasing to see that Christine Constable won the Best Lady prize with her performance in the John Walker Minor.

David Sedgewick provided the control and one of his helpers was newly qualified John Arris who handled the 5 day morning tournament.

Alan Crickmore and his wife, Linda, once again proved to be a an efficient organizational team and Alan was able to announce, at the beginning of the last round, that Oldway Mansions would be available next year for the 57th Congress.  

    

PRIZE LIST

 

Premier Section

1st Steve Berry (King's Head) 6½/7 points. 

2nd= Tyson Mordue (Keynsham) & John Hodgson (Ilford) 5 pts. 

Grading prizes (2130 - 2071) 1st Cathy Forbes 4½. 

U-2071 R. Marston 4. 

Slow starter. Graham Bolt (Exeter).

Challengers Section

1st J. Wilkinson (Gosport) 6/7. 

2nd= C. Davies (Rose Forgrove); S. Greely, (Horfield) & H. Hjort (Hendon) all 5 pts. 

Grading prizes: 142 - 133. 1st J. Coburn. 

U-133 1st= R. Kearsley & J. Skielnik both 4. 

Slow starter: I. S. Annetts (Exmouth) & J. Mercy (Sheffield) both 3 pts.

Intermediate Section: 

1st. A. Hibbitt (Bristol) 5½. 

2nd= A. Niggins (Birmingham) & A. Somerfield (Stourbridge). 

Grading prizes: 116 - 108 G. Mason (Shaldon) 4½. 

U-107. 1st W. A. Frost 3½.

Slow starter: D. Tout (Exeter) & M. Huba (King's Head).

John Walker Minor Section

1st= R. Burroughs (Hutton) & A. D. Wright (Plymouth)  both 6/7. 

3rd= M. Barker (Ashton) & Christine Constable (Coulsdon). 

Grading prize 90 - 77 1st= G. Plecharty & Doreen Helbig both 4. 

U-76 1st= G. Chapman & P. Broderick both 4.

5 Round Morning Tournament

1st= M. Hunt (4NCL), H. Hjort (Hendon), B. O'Gorman (DHSS) & R. Burton (Weymouth) all 4/5. 

Grading prizes: 140 - 125 1st= Dinah Norman (Crowthorne) & B. Sandercock (Chalfont). 

U-125 1st= M. Roberts (Holmes) D. Eden (Dartford), J. Sowerby (Brightlingsea), P. Pierstorff & J. Torrance (Metropolitan) all 3½.  

American A

1st N. W. Dennis

2nd M. Kimber 

American B

1st C. Reeves

2nd= C. Doidge and A. Collins

Douglas Bates Awards

Best Lady: Christine Constable. 

Best Senior: James Boyce. 

Best Disabled: Stephen Thacker  

 

Ron Bruce Premier 2006

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
1 Berry,S.   - 1/15 + 1/11 - 1/2 + 1/10 - ½/3 + 1/4 - 1/6
2 Mordue,A.T.   + 1/26 - 1/18 + 0/1 - ½/7 + 1/6 - 1/9 + ½/5 5
3 Hodgson,J.H.   + ½/19 - 1/22 + 1/14 - ½/6 + ½/1 - ½/7 + 1/11 5
4 Adams,D.M.   - 0/8 + 1/29 - ½/21 + 1/28 - 1/18 - 0/1 + 1/14
5 Forbes,C.   + 0/12 - ½/27 + 1/26 - ½/23 + 1/13 + 1/10 - ½/2
6 Milnes,A.C.P.   - 1/30 + ½/10 - 1/28 + ½/3 - 0/2 + 1/16 + 0/1 4
7 Crombleholme,A.K.   - ½/28 + ½/21 - 1/20 + ½/2 - ½/10 + ½/3 - ½/8 4
8 Bass,J.W.   + 1/4 - 0/12 + 0/18 - 1/20 + ½/28 - 1/26 + ½/7 4
9 Marsh,R.   - 0/25 + 1/15 - 1/16 - 1/12 + ½/31 + 0/2 + ½/13 4
10 Wheeler,J.F.   + 1/29 - ½/6 + 1/19 - 0/1 + ½/7 - 0/5 + ½/15
11 Lewyk,I.   + 1/27 - 0/1 + ½/13 - ½/19 + 1/21 - ½/12 - 0/3
12 Collier,D.O.   - 1/5 + 1/8 - 0/25 + 0/9 - ½/14 + ½/11 - ½/17
13 Hurwitz,E.   - ½/17 + ½/16 - ½/11 + ½/14 - 0/5 + 1/20 - ½/9
14 Gregory,K.D.   + 1/24 + ½/25 - 0/3 - ½/13 + ½/12 + 1/18 - 0/4
15 Bolt,G.   + 0/1 - 0/9 + ½/30 - 1/27 + ½/23 - 1/28 - ½/10
16 Edwards,J.A.   + ½/22 - ½/13 + 0/9 - 1/29 + 1/19 - 0/6 + ½/24
17 Brown,A.M.   + ½/13 - 0/19 + 1/27 - ½/21 + ½/26 - ½/23 + ½/12
18 Rosen,D.B.   - 1/20 + 0/2 - 1/8 + ½/25 + 0/4 - 0/14 + ½/19 3
19 Littlejohns,D.P.   - ½/3 + 1/17 - 0/10 + ½/11 - 0/16 + ½/21 - ½/18 3
20 Taylor,G.P.   + 0/18 - 1/24 + 0/7 + 0/8 - 1/30 - 0/13 + 1/26 3
21 Footner,A.J.   + ½/32 - ½/7 + ½/4 + ½/17 - 0/11 - ½/19 + ½/23 3
22 Regis,D.   - ½/16 + 0/3 + ½/23 - 0/26 + 1/29 - 0/24 + 1/28 3
23 Hempson,P.W.   + ½/Bye + 0/28 - ½/22 + ½/5 - ½/15 + ½/17 - ½/21 3
24 Barton,R.A.   - 0/14 + 0/20 - 0/29 - ½/30 + 1/27 + 1/22 - ½/16 3
25 Sully,D.J.   + 1/9 - ½/14 + 1/12 - ½/18 withdrawn 3
26 Brusey,A.W.   - 0/2 + 1/30 - 0/5 + 1/22 - ½/17 + 0/8 - 0/20
27 Webster,R.   - 0/11 + ½/5 - 0/17 + 0/15 - 0/24 + 1/Bye + 1/29
28 Rety,J.   + ½/7 - 1/23 + 0/6 - 0/4 - ½/8 + 0/15 - 0/22 2
29 Spanton,T.R.   - 0/10 - 0/4 + 1/24 + 0/16 - 0/22 + 1/30 - 0/27 2
30 Gosling,B.G.E.   + 0/6 - 0/26 - ½/15 + ½/24 + 0/20 - 0/29 + 1/Bye 2

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Very sadly, the incumbent President of the D.C.C.A., Roger Neat, is obliged to relinquish the post for reason of very bad health. Roger has held the position for almost three years and his hard work has produced a very effective tenure. In addition he has been a familiar figure at all the Devon Congresses and his generous donations have ensured many innovative prizes. May we wish you well, Roger, hoping that you will make a speedy recovery and return to the chess activities that you have graced for so many years.

Roger’s retirement is effective from the 9th September and below are his speech at the opening of the 2006 Paignton Congress and his farewell address to the Devon chess community.

President’s Farewell Message

3rd September 2006

Dear friends and colleagues

As from Sunday 9th September I will be standing down as President of the Devon County Chess Association as I have a few health issues to overcome. It has been both an honour and a privilege for me to serve you and the Association as both Deputy President and finally as President. By the time you read this I will hopefully have delivered my third Opening/Welcoming speech at the 56th Paignton Congress in Oldway Mansion as featured hereafter. I shall also be playing in two of the tournaments and sponsoring three additional prizes which I hope will be won by players from sections outside of the Premier! I am a champion of the ‘underdog.’

Last year was a landmark Presidency when the Devon teams under the highly successful captaincy of Brian Hewson won the Under 175 National Title and retained the Wayling Cup in a convincing manner. I had the pleasure of playing for the second team. Then there was the record entry of 219 (maximum allowed) for the 55th Annual Paignton Congress which was a huge success for the organisers and Congress Committee. Once again it was a great pleasure for me to be there for the week. Another highlight of my Presidency was participating in promoting Chess during the wonderful ‘Across the Board’ exhibition at the Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery in Exeter. This was a most prestigious event. I also much enjoyed arranging a simultaneous display involving the talented former West Country Champion, Jack Rudd (214) at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School in conjunction with their dedicated chess master, Trefor Thynne. I hope to have the pleasure of repeating this event again and donating prizes. My own personal chess performance has suffered this year as the result of illness but I did have the satisfaction of playing board two after Jack Rudd in the highly successful small Bideford team which retained the North Devon League title ahead of Barnstaple and also the North Devon Rapid Play Jamboree. Hopefully after various treatments I will be able to recover my health and form.

I was also delighted to support and promote our excellent new Devon Chess Website masterminded and maintained by our creative enthusiastic and unpaid webmaster, Bill Frost. It must be one of the best of its kind in the Country. Hopefully everyone will give Bill the appropriate support and recognition he so richly deserves!

Sadly we lost Ian Mason our long standing, former Match Captain, and also the highly esteemed International Arbiter, Steve Boniface. Excellent obituaries appear on our site beautifully written by Bob Jones who was honoured by the ECF for his services to chess last year.

Finally I must thank my colleagues on the DCCA for all of their hard work and support whilst I have been in the Chair. My successor will be the current Deputy President, Stephen Thorpe-Tracy and I wish him every success throughout the future.

Very best wishes to all,

Roger J Neat

President DCCA

 

PRESIDENT’S SPEECH

56th  ANNUAL PAIGNTON CHESS CONGRESS

AT OLDWAY MANSIONS

3 SEPTEMBER – 9 SEPTEMBER 2006

Welcome to all to our 56th Annual Paignton Chess Congress. This is the third consecutive year that I have had the privilege of addressing you. Next year you will have a new face since unlike Tony Blair, I am able to announce that I will be stepping down as President as from Saturday 9 September at 3.00pm. I digress a little since I must especially welcome the Deputy Chairman of the Torbay Council, Councillor Roger Stringer, JP and his wife.

A very warm welcome is also extended to everyone attending the Congress for the first time. We also pay tribute to long-standing friends who are returning to play again in Paington.

Mr Deputy Chairman, despite intense competition from other Congresses at this time of year, we are still enjoying healthy support from our players representing many parts of the country. We are of course, always grateful for the support given by the Torbay Council in allowing us to use this magnificent venue.

As is customary at this point, I would like to thank everyone connected with the organisation and the running of the Congress on behalf of myself and fellow chess players here today. Obviously there are some people who have to be specifically mentioned, namely the Friends of the Congress and the Congress Secretary, Alan Crickmore and his wife Linda. Alan has been involved with the organisation of the Congress since 1978 and Linda for some 11 years. Both Alan and Linda modestly emphasise that this is a team event. Nevertheless, it was a great pleasure for me to be able to recognise their work by presenting them with the President’s Award at the AGM of the Devon County Chess Association held last June.

We must also acknowledge the all important work executed by the arbiting team which this year will be led by the very experienced International Arbiter, David Sedgewick. David takes over from the highly esteemed and much loved Steve Boniface who passed away unexpectedly age 54 only at his home in Bristol shortly after covering our Congress last year. This represents a very great loss to the chess community, particularly in the West Country. Many tributes have been paid to him and his funeral in Northampton was well attended by the chess fraternity including the President of the English Chess Federation and several representatives from Devon. Steve was always very kind to me despite the fact that at every opportunity I used to pull his leg regarding his giving me to many games with the black pieces. Steve said to me after one of my Premier marathon 6 hour draws last year that it was his dying wish to pair a ‘Neat and Tidy’. ‘Storming Norman’ Tidy is about the only chess player I can look in the eye when standing up; we are the Tweedledee and Tweededum of Chess! This wish did come to fruition posthumously at last year’s Royal Beacon Seniors’ Tournament in the Junior Section. The ‘Seniors’ is a unique event which was Steve’s baby for more than five years. I cannot, as outgoing President, let Steve’s passing go by without doing something myself in his memory.

Last year he was an enthusiastic supporter of my giving a one-off special prize for the first person to win their game in any section. This year, without creating a precedent for the Congress organisers or the incoming President I am giving three such prizes of £30 each plus a certificate (designed and produced by the Devon Chess Webmaster, Bill Frost) for the first blind player, the first lady player to win a game and the first player to win outside those two categories. The Chief Arbiter’s decision is final. If no-one claims or wins a prize, then the money will go to The Braille Chess Association.

I would also like to briefly mention Tyson Mordue’s appeal for sponsorship in aid of the Braille Chess Association where he invites us to pledge 20p only for every game he wins during a 12 month period from 1 April 2006 with a ceiling of £15.00. I have twisted a few friends’ arms and have a cheque for the Association in the sum of £45.00 which I will give to Tyson during this afternoon.

Finally I thank you for your patience and now hand you over to Councillor Roger Springer who will officially open the Congress.