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League tables and results League tables and results DCCA Inter-County Jamboree Peter Rooke Final

 

ALEX BILLINGS WINS WINTERWOOD

THE GAME CAN BE SEEN HERE

2011 WINTERWOOD KNOCK-OUT - Updated 26th September 2011

1

A.W. Brusey

A.W. Brusey

A.W,Brusey

A. Billings

2

I.S. Annetts

3

M.Abbot

M. Abbot

4

R. Thompson

5

E. Smith

Bye

   A. Billings

6

A. Billings

Bye

 

 

Brian Hewson reports on the Nottinghamshire v Devon  Under 180 Final

 

The day started in an ominous way when I could not get onto the North Devon Link road to get to the M5 to pick up Jon Duckham due to roadworks, rearranging the minibus to pick up Jon at Tiverton while I meandered through the countryside. I got back to pick up Jon before the minibus but they took a left turn off M5 instead of right and ended up having to go through Willand. Still we met up at Taunton and as traffic was good we got to the match on time at 1pm having set off 45mins late.
 
We won the toss and as per the rules were white on odds. The teams were evenly match but Notts had an edge on the bottom boards. We were without Mark Abbott (holiday), Robert Thompson (wedding) and David Toms (hospital) who had won 4.5/5 in the Qtr and Semi Finals. John Gorodi enthusiastically stepped in late as replacement for David. So our team age ranged from 17 to 85!!
 
Early draws from Bill Ingham and myself followed by draws from Jon Duckham and Dennis Cowley suggested that this was going to the wire as all the other games were being keenly contested. Then John Gorodi blundered and lost. Also Paul Brooks and Brian Gosling both lost the exchange while Charlie took a draw. Brian fought hard but the position got worse and "the finisher" of the previous two rounds lost. But Paul's good bishop pair and strong centre forced the exchange back and a draw. We were 2 down. Phil Kennedy took a good draw. Jonathan Underwood agreed a winning draw thinking we were doomed as Andrew Kinder was now struggling a pawn down.


Alan Brusey was two passed pawns up but fell for a cheapo so ended with two pawns v bishop draw. Andrew lost leaving us 3 down. But Dave was winning, Trefor was in a dogfight, Alex was outplaying his higher graded opponent and Tim had all the pressure.
Dave duly won. Trefor held in to win on time in a tricky position. That left Alex and Tim to slug it out. 17 year old Alex played superbly to come down to doubled G pawn and an H pawn and E pawn v Bishop. Unfortunately the backward G pawn was pushed too far and his opponent hung in to take this, as it could not be recaptured due to stalemate; then he blocked further progress to draw with just 9 seconds left! Cries went out "come on Tim" but alas Tim was under the impression from his captain (!) that Alex was winning and agreed a draw just as Alex's hopes were crushed, with his opponent less than a minute left. It all happened in a horrible couple of minutes when victory by 8-8 and board count was snatched from us.
 
There was a fantastic team spirit but we toasted our our defeat instead of victory with some bubbly in the minibus and decided we should have won about 9-7 instead. Still there is always next year!
 
My thanks to all those who played and performed admirably.

 

 

 

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Closing date for entries - 31st August 2011

 

Brian Hewson reports on the Yorkshire v Devon  Under 180 Semi-Final

 

Devon beat Yorkshire 9-7 despite being marginally outgraded. At 1.15pm we only had 4 players but all their team was there. At the start we were 3 players short but eventually the Exeter 2 and later Mark Abbott arrived. This did not help my blood pressure and concentration!
Yorkshire averaged 169.5 per player and Devon 166.4, so both sides had good teams out hence the match was quite tight for a long time.
Devon started with a draw from Jonathan Underwood who was suffering from jetlag having flown in from New York and then driven from Heathrow to Worcester - that is true dedication!
I presented Bill Ingham with the Best Board Trophy before the match and he duly responded with a fine win to put us one up. A few draws and a defeat for Paul Brooks, whose piece sacrifice didn't come off, left us all square. A few more solid draws but wins from David Toms and Charlie Howard, and an excellent win from Mark Abbot put us 3 up with 4 to play, just needing 2 draws to win. Denis Cowley drew and Brian Gosling won to give us the match. Alan Brusey failed to hold out. I had a winning combination on move 26 but was too concerned about the counterpunch to follow my plan through and settled for winning a pawn but then let the game drift, got into a mating web, got out of it costing a piece for pawn, missed a stalemate/draw swindle and lost.
Yet again County National Stages proved exciting for all involved.
My thanks go out to all those who made the effort to travel so far for this match but I am sure it was worth it.

 

 

 

Brian Hewson reports on the Devon v Warwick  Under 180 Quarter-Final

Devon won 8.5-7.5 and play the winners of Yorkshire v Cambridgeshire in the Semi Final
 
In the picturesque historical village of Frampton-on-Severn, the teams were evenly balanced on grade and the match turned out to be as close and as gripping as we expected.


After quick draws by Ivor and myself that were not going to make any progress, there were a few hours before the next game finished. Jon Duckham, Dave Regis and Paul Brooks agreed solid draws, Bill Ingham lost and Andrew Kinder won a lost game (a piece down from a sacrifice) when his opponent decided to self mate! Trefor Thynne, Alex Billings and Alan Brusey succumbed to pressure from reasonable positions. Jonathan Underwood had a good win and Mark Abbott (like last year) narrowly failed to push home an advantage after good defence.


That set the the scene with Devon 5-7 down with 4 to play and the room was buzzing with excitement. David Toms and Robert Thompson duly pushed home victories with clinical accuracy, levelling the scores and with Phil Kennedy agreeing a draw having fought off a strong sacrificial attack, that left Brian Gosling the last man standing. It was 7.5-7.5 and a draw would give Devon the win by elimination rule, as board count would be level. Brian had a position where both players had pawns on the seventh and kings in the open and a rook and bishop each. Any inaccuracy could have led to any of the three results. But Brian played superbly, moving his king up the board out of trouble, promoting his pawn for a knight!! This was check and two forced checks later he picked up the danger pawn leaving him a piece up. A volley of moves followed at rapid pace until his opponent lost on time but Brian was winning a pawn and knight v King (the wrong side of the pawn). The players from both sides spontaneously broke out in applause.


 

PETER ROOKE CUP FINAL    EXETER v NEWTON ABBOT

Played at Exeter 17.4.11

Match Report:

    Newton Abbot Chess Club travelled to Exeter  on a summer-like day hoping  to repeat their cliff-hanging win over Tiverton in last year’s final. This competition is for teams of 8 players with a total team grade under 1120. This usually makes for testing team-selection decisions and two broad but differing selection policies have been noted in the past: either play a couple of strong (170-180) players at the top and hope to find some good-value members at 80-100 at the bottom end or aim for a team grouped much more around the median 140 figure.  Your correspondent favours the former if only because in the event of a 4-4 draw (as in 2010) board count decides and wins at the top count for more.

  The two teams looked well-matched with Newton Abbot having a slight but probably insignificant grade advantage of 25 points. As it turned out the visitors never really looked like repeating their 2010 success as things started to go wrong after a couple of hours play.

 On board 3 Charlie Howard was at least equal against Piet Dobber  on the Black side of a Sicilian Defence but blundered a piece away in the late middle-game (Newton Abbot 0 Exeter 1).

 On board 7 Brian Aldwin and John Doidge had traded blows for over 60 moves and the ending of R+B v R+N may well have been drawn. However the fact that Brian had been moving twice as fast  put John under time pressure at the second control and he lost a piece. (N.A. 0 Ex 2).

The board 2 game between Andrew Kinder and Sean Pope had looked destined for a draw from an early stage as an open centre led to an exchange of many pieces. A dead drawn opposite colour bishop ending was soon reached.   (N.A.0.5 Ex. 2.5)

The board 5 game was looking favourable for William Marjoram against John Allen as he had d-file pressure and a good outpost on d5. However he overreached himself and John struck back well to win a Bishop and the game.   (N.A.1.5 Ex 2.5)

The decisive turning point in the match came in the top-board clash between Robert Thomson and Tim Paulden. Paulden as White tried a Polish (Orang-Outang) with b4 and gained considerable pressure on the a and b files with Black having a rather rigid central pawn structure which limited counter-play. White was able to force Black’s capitulation by pushing a pawn all the way to a8.  (N.A. 1.5 Ex 3.5).

Newton Abbot struck back with a rather fortunate win by 13 year-old John Fraser against Richard Scholes who was certainly winning comfortably at one stage but managed to drop a piece. John did not give him a chance to recover and converted efficiently.  (N.A. 2.5 Ex 3.5).

On board 6 it looked for a long time as though Freddie Sugden’s energetic play in a Danish Gambit would bring another point for the visitors. John Maloney’s stubborn defence a pawn down enabled him to channel the game into a knight and pawn ending in which the defending knight would be able to sacrifice itself for the remaining enemy pawns, quite a common theme in such endings.   (N.A. 3 Exeter 4).

 The last game to finish did not however promise any late salvation for the visitors as Wilf Taylor had lost a piece in a tense middle-game against Chris Southall and though he struggled on into the endgame he had to resign.   (Final score: Newton Abbot 3 Exeter 5).

 So Exeter triumphed on the day in a most enjoyable match played in the best of spirits at  the Exeter club’s new venue in Heavitree. Excellent refreshments were provided by Dave Regis, the non-playing Exeter captain.

More Devon clubs should consider entering  the Peter Rooke Cup  as it provides an opportunity for clubs to field teams representative of their whole membership rather than just a narrow grade band. It is a cup which fosters  good club spirit as it is  played over a larger number of boards than any other DCCA competition.

 

Match result summary

   Exeter                                                   Newton Abbot

1.    T. Paulden (174)                 1             R.Thompson    (173)     0

2.    S.Pope   (159)                    ½            A. Kinder   (166)            1/2

3.    P.Dobber  (157)                   1            C.Howard  (158)             0 

4.    C.Southall  (138)                  1           W.Taylor   (147)              0

5.    W.Marjoram  (e125)             0            J Allen  (140)                 1

6.    J.Maloney (120)                   ½           F.Sugden (127)              1/2

7.    B.Aldwin   (111)                    1            J.Doidge  (106)              0

8.     R.Scholes  (108)                  0            J.Fraser  (e80)               1

                         (1092)                 5                           (1117)             3

 

Reported by:

Trefor Thynne

(Non –playing captain, NACC)  

 

Photographs courtesy of Trefor Thynne

Click photo for larger image.

 

 

 

 

C. Schofield and W. Taylor

 

J. Maloney and F. Sugden

 

R. Scholes and J. Frazer

  Brian Aldwin and John Doidge

 

 

 

P. Dobber and C. Howard with S. Pope and A. Kinder in the background.

 

Robert Thompson ponders and Tim Paulden watches.

 

W. Marjoram and J. Allen

 

The winning team including Dave Regis - non-playing captain.

                                                

 

 DEVON COUNTY CHESS ASSOCIATION

SEASON 2010/2011

                       

COMPETITION                                    WINNERS                        RUNNERS-UP

Bremridge Cup                                   Newton Abbot               Exeter

Schofield Cup                                       Teignmouth                    Newton Abbot

Mamhead Cup                                     Exmouth                          Newton Abbot

Moyle Cup                                             Tiverton                           Exeter

Newman Cup                                       Tiverton                           Exeter

Peter Rooke Cup                                 Exeter                               Newton Abbot

Bloodworth Cup                                  TBGS                                 Newton Abbot/Exeter Juniors

 

 

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITONS

Winter-Wood Cup                                         Not completed                               

Intermediate Championship              Andrew Kinder       Paul Brooks

Minor Championship                              Geoff Rosser,          Tony Tatam / John Ariss

Ladies Championship                                   Hazel Welch             Alison Barclay

 

 

BREMRIDGE CUP

 

  P

 W

  D

  L

For

Ag

Pts

1.Newton Abbot

  3

  2

  1

  0

11.5

 6.5

  5

2.Exeter

  3

  2

  0

  1

  9

 9

  4

3.Tiverton

  3

  1

  0

  2

  7.5

10.5

  2

4.Teignmouth

  3

  0

  1

  2

  8

10

  1

 

 

MAMHEAD CUP

 

   P

  W

   D

   L

 For

  Ag

 Pts

1.Exmouth

   4

   3

   1

   0

  11

   5

  7

2.Newton Abbot

   4

   2

   2

   0

  10.5

   5.5

  6

3.Teignmouth

   4

   1

   2

   1

    8.5

   7.5

  4

4.Tiverton

   4

   1

   1

   2

    6.5

   9.5

  3

5.Barsntaple

   4

   0

   0

   4

    3.5

 12.5

  0

 

SCHOFIELD CUP

 

 

 

   P

   W

   D

   L

 For

  Ag

 Pts

1.Teignmouth

 

 

   3

    3

   0

   0

 9.5

  2.5

   6

2.Newton Abbot

 

 

   3

    2

   0

   1

 7

  5

   4

3.Tiverton

 

 

   3

    1

   0

   2

 5

  7

   2

4.Exmouth

   3

    0

   0

   3

 2.5

  9.5

   0

 

MOYLE CUP

 

   P

  W

   D

   L

 For

  Ag

 Pts

1.Tiverton

   4

   3

   0

   1

 9.5

  6.5

  6

2.Exeter

   4

   2

   1

   1

 9.5

  6.5

  5

3.Teignmouth

   4

   0

   1

   3

 5

11

  1

 

 

NEWMAN CUP

 

 

   P

  W

  D

   L

  For

   Ag

  Pts

1.Tiverton

 

   4

   3

  0

   1

  20

   12

   6

2.Exeter

 

   4

   2

  1

   1

  17

   15

   5

3.Exmouth

 

   4

   0

  1

   3

  11

   21

   1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETER ROOKE CUP

2010/2011

Semi-final:                Newton Abot           6.5      Teignmouth             1.5

                                    Tiverton                    2          Exeter                        6

Final:                          EXETER                      5          NEWTON ABBOT    3

 

BLOODWORTH CUP

 

   P

  W

   D

    L

  For

  Ag

 Pts

1.TBGS

   4

   4

   0

    0

10.5

  5.5

   8

2.Newton Abbot Juniors

   4

   1

   0

    3

  8

  8

   2

3.Exeter Juniors

   4

   1

   0

    3

  5.5

 10.5

   2

 

(TBGS=Torquay Boys Grammar School)

 

Winter-Wood Competition

 

Home

Away

 

Brian Hewson

1/2

1/2

Dominic Mackle

Dominic Mackle

 

 

Tim Paulden

Jack Rudd

1

0

Brian Hewson

Tim Paulden

 

 

Jack Rudd

Dominic Mackle

 

 

Jack Rudd

Tim Paulden

 

 

Brian Hewson

 

 

P

W

D

L

F    -  A

POINTS

1.Jack Rudd

     1

     1

     0

     0

1       0

2

2.=Brian Hewson

2

0

1

1

½-     1

1

2.=Dominic Mackle

1

0

1

0

½-    ½-

1

4. Tim Paulden

0

0

0

0

0  -   0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies Championship

 

Home

Away

 

Hazel Welch

1

0

Alison Barclay

Alison Barclay

0

1

Hazel Welch

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F     -   A

POINTS

Hazel Welch

 

2

2

0

0

2     -   0

4

Alison Barclay

 

    2

0

0

2

0     -   2

0

 

MINOR COMPETITION

 

P

W

D

L

F    -    A

POINTS

1.Geoff Rosser

4

3

1

0

3.5- 0.5

8*

2=.Tony Tatam

4

2

0

2

2   - 2

5*

2=.John Ariss

4

2

0

2

2   - 2

     5*

4.Bob Jones

5

1

2

2

2   - 3

     4

5.Freddie Sugden

4

1

0

3

1   - 3

3*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Includes 1 point for game not played

 

 

Brian Hewson, the Devon County Captain comments on the match v's Somerset played on 12th February.  See News/WECU for full details.

Having been thrashed by Hants 12.5-3.5 in the previous match, we were well beaten 11-5 against Somerset yesterday. Unlike past seasons, it is becoming increasingly difficult to field our strongest team. Both Hants and Somerset have new people getting their players out and purposefully putting their strongest teams against Devon. So hopefully, next season, Devon players will make a note of the County dates in their diaries at the beginning of the season and keep the date free.

Brian Hewson

13th February 2011.

 

DCCA Inter-Area Jamboree

ISCA Centre, Exeter - 16th. January 2011

Board EAST NORTH SOUTH WEST
1 J. Stephens 0

w

J. Duckham 1 b            
2             A. Clarke 0 w D. Twine 1 b
3       S. Bartlett 1 w W. Ingham 0 b      
4 D. Toms 0 b             R. Pollock 1 w
5 P. Kennedy 1 w       A. Billings 0 b      
6       S. Clarke ½ b       M. Stinton-Brownbridge ½ b
7       I. Annetts 1 w       R. Wilby 0 w
8 B. Gosling 0 b       E. Smith 1 w      
9       J. Morrison 0 b J. Allen 1 w      
10 J. Murray 1 w             K. Bloodworth 0 b
11 G. Body 0 b J. Knowles 1 w            
12             J.. Clarke 0 b A. Tatam 1 w
13 R. Jones 1 w R. Dooley 0 b            
14             N. Tidy 0 w R. Greenhalgh 1 b
15       S. Thorpe-Trascey ½ w F. Sugden ½ w      
16 C. Wensley 1 b             C. Peach 0 w
17 J. Dzenis ½ w       K. Hindom ½ b      
18       B. Aldwin 0 b       J. Ariss 1 b
19       B. Connor 0 w       D. Scantlebury 1 w
20 H. Welch ½ b       G. Bramley ½ w      
21       J. Wheadon 0 b J. Doidge 1 w     b
22 F. Hodge 0 w             J. Dean 1 w
23 W. Fairbairn 1 b A. Barclay 0 w            
24             N. Mills 1 b C. Zisimides 0  
Totals  

6

    5     5½       7½

 

Note :-   Seaton Chess Club has joined the DCCA.  See details below.

DCCA DIRECTORY SEASON 2011/12

 

LIFE VICE-PRESIDENTS

   
 

K.J. Bloodworth & J.F. Wheeler

   
 

PRESIDENT

   
S. F. Thorpe-Tracey    
  9, Grantlands,    
  Uffculme,    
  Cullompton,      EX15 3ED    
  Tel: 01884 841864    
  e-mail - Thorpe-tracey@hotmail.co.uk    
 

OFFICERS

   

General Secretary

Treasurer

 

Competitions Secretary

E.A. Maynard A.W. Brusey   S. Schofield
15, Church Street, 30, Netley Road,   70, Barton Drive, Newton Abbot TQ12 YU
Crediton  EX17 2AQ Newton Abbot TQ12 2NC   Tel: 01626 334045
Tel: 01363 773313 Tel: 01626 364331  

e-mail: sschofield248@btinternet.com 

e-mail: a.maynard@tesco.net  
       

Match Captain

Junior Chess Activities

 

Congress Secretary & Treasurer

B.W.R. Hewson T.P.T. Onions   E.A. Crickmore
4, Drakes Meadow, 12, Cop Path   550, Budshead Raod
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4HU Dawlish EX7 9SR   Whitleigh, Plymouth  PL5 4DG
Tel: 01363 866815 Tel: 01626 865309   Tel: 01752 768208
e-mail: brianhewson@hotmail.co.uk e-mail: tim.onions@ukonline.co.uk   e-mail: plymouthchess@btinternet.com
       

Grading Officer

Archivist

 

Accounts Examiner

R.W. Chubb D. Beckwith   C. Nail
West Cliff Drive 11,Marlborough Road    
Dawlish EX7 9EW Exeter EX2 4TJ   WECU Delegates
Tel: 01626 888255

 

Tel: 01392 271618   B. Hewson &  E.A. Maynard as above.
e-mail: ray.chubb@care4free.net e-mail beckwith@btinternet.com    
       
Accounts Examiner - C. Nail WECU Delegates - B.W.R. Hewson, E.A. Maynard - as above.
       

AFFILIATED CLUBS AND SECRETARIES

       

Exeter

Exeter School

 

Exmouth

Clifton Road Games Secretary: D. Beckwith - as above   Age Concern
16, Clifton Road     8, New Street,
Newtown, Exeter     Exmouth
Secretary  S. Pope     EX8 1RT
e-mail: sean.pope1@blueyonder.co.uk     Secretary: R.H. Jones,
Tel: 01392 436420     40, Phillips Avenue, Exmouth
      Tel 01395 223340
      e-mail: jones_r53@sky.com
       
       
Teignmouth Met Office   Newton Abbot
Alice Cross Day Centre Fitzroy Road,Exeter   Courtenhay Centre
Teignmouth     Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot
Secretary: R. Chubb Secretary: G. Ward   Secretary: T.F. Thynne
As above Tel: 01392 886922   54, Silverwood Avenue, Miber, Newton Abbot
      Tel: 01626 337876
       
Plymouth Sidmouth   Tiverton
Plymouth Bridge Club, 6th Form Common Room   Blundells Preparatory School
1, Moor View Terrace Sidmouth College   Secretary:  S. Thorpe-Tracey as above
Mutley, Plymouth Secretary: K. Derrick    
Secretary: T. Tatam 14, Hazel Close    
32, Amherst Road, Plymouth PL3 4HH Newton Poppleford    
Tel: 01752 300620 Tel: 01395 567781    
e-mail: tony.tatam@blueyonder.co.uk      
       
Torquay Boys' Grammar School Barnstaple   Brixham
Room LA8 Secretary:  R Smith   Secretary: M. Cuggy
Secretary: T.F. Thynne as above Cherapika, 2 Cleave Road, Barnstaple   Orchard House,
  Tel : 01271 344640   Furzeham Green
      Brixham TQ5 8BL
      01803 853 647
      mikecuggy@fclnet.com
      Venue: Royal Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen
      Overgang,
      Brixham
       

SEATON

     
Secretary: Steve Dean      
22, Marine Court,      
Seaton       
Devon      EX12 2UJ      
Tele:  01297 22788      
Venue: Seaton Social Club      
Marine Crescent      
Seaton      
 

OTHER AFFILIATED BODIES

   
Torbay Congress E. Devon Congress  

Paignton Congress

Secretary: R. Chubb - as above Secretary: S. Pope - as above   Secretary: E.A. Crickmore - as above
       
 

AFFILIATED LEAGUES

   
       
  Torbay & District Chess League   Exeter & District League
 

Secretary: J. Doidge

 

Secretary: K. Derrick

 

40, Templars Road,

 

14, Hazel Close

 

Newton Abbot TQ12 2A

 

Newton Poppleford

 

jedoidge@blueyonder.co.uk

 

EX10 0DJ

 

01626 368768