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DCCA DIRECTORY SEASON 2011/12

 

LIFE VICE-PRESIDENT

   
 

J.F. Wheeler

   
 

PRESIDENT

   
  Dr D. A. Toms  
  1, Hayne Park  
  Tipton St. Johns  
  Sidmouth  
  EX10 OTA  
  Tele : 01404 811021  
 

OFFICERS

   

General Secretary

Treasurer

 

Competitions Secretary

E.A. Maynard A.W. Brusey   J. Doidge
15, Church Street, 30, Netley Road,   40, Templars Road
Crediton  EX17 2AQ Newton Abbot TQ12 2NC   Newton Abbott
Tel: 01363 773313 Tel: 01626 364331  

TQ12 2AX 

e-mail: a.maynard@tesco.net e-mail: alanbrusey@yahoo.com
      Tele : 01626 368768
      e-mail  john_doidge@sky.com

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

C/o Heavitree Social Centre Secretary: D. Beckwith - as above   Age Concern
2, East Wonford Hill     8, New Street,
Heavitree, Exeter EX1 3BS     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

 

Secretary:

  Ben Wilkinson.  

 

  19, Bedford Drive,  

 

  Ivybridge  

 

  PL21 0FJ    
  brwilkinson2000@gmail.com    

 

 

DEVON UNDER 18 TEAM IN ACTION AT ETON COLLEGE

ECF National Counties’ Under-18 Finals:  30th June 2012

Following last year’s successful experiment in entering a Devon team into this event, a real effort was made this year to turn out a stronger and more representative team. Although clearly not in the same league as the “big guns” from the South-East, the Devon boys put up a good showing in coming 10th out of 15 competing counties.

Although the bulk of the team came either from Torbay or Exeter with Torquay Boys’ Grammar School providing 6 players and the ex-Broadclyst Primary School contingent making up another 3, it was good to see a new face from North Devon, 17 year-old Arthur Rinvolucri  who won both his games as did Jeffrey Leung of TBGS.

Another encouraging feature of the Devon team was the wide age spread with 4  boys in their final year at school or college balanced by 3 players under 12, including Theo Slade who has recently represented England in a tournament in the Czech Republic.

 

TEAM

POINTS out of 24

1

Hertfordshire             

  18½
2

Berkshire

18
3

Kent

18
4

Sussex

17½
5

Warwickshire

16½
6

Surrey

16
7

Buckinghamshire

14½
8

Hampshire

13
9

Manchester

11½
10

Devon

9½
11

Surrey B

8½
12

Middlesex

7½
13

Norfolk

5
14

Lincolnshire

4
15

Hampshire B

2½

 


 
DEVON INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS AND RESULTS
        ROUND
BOARD NAME GRADE   ONE TWO
1

Alex Billings

163 TBGS/Newton Abbot 1 0
2

Jeffrey Leung

165               " 1 1
3

Theo Slade

147 Shebbear Coll/Barnstaple 0 0
4

John Fraser

125 TBGS/Newton Abbot ½ 1
5

Daniel Nie

123 TBGS 0 0
6

Arthur Rinvolucri

100 Petroc Coll/Barnstaple 1 1
7

Nathan Mills

100 S.Devon Coll/Brixham 0 0
8

Jared Wray

100e TBGS 0 0
9

Tomas Trott

92 Clyst Vale Comm. Coll./Exeter 1 0
10

James Royle

80                     " 0 ½
11

Rees Whittington

85                     " ½ 0
12

Rafe Whitehead

66e TBGS/Newton Abbot 0  
13

Greg Susavee

84 Colyton GS/Sidmouth   1

 

It is certainly an event worth making the effort to attend and will prove to be valuable experience for those boys eligible for the team next year. The august surroundings of Eton College make an extra attraction for players and spectators alike. I am grateful to Dave Regis of Exeter CC who shared the minibus driving and team management with me and who will in due course provide annotations on all the Devon boys’games.

Trefor Thynne

8th July 2012

THE WINTER-WOOD TROPHY

The trophy was originally presented to the DCCA in 1909 by the widow of Thomas Winter-Wood, one of the founding fathers of the Association, for this very purpose, and was valued for insurance purposes in 1994 at £2,000.00, which will doubtless have increased considerably since then. Many of the names engraved on it are legendary; Ron Bruce, H. V. Mallison,  A. R. B. Thomas, Pitt-Fox, Goodman, and many more. Your name may be the next to be added to this pantheon of immortals!

 

Dominic Mackle.      Newton Abbot    ECF grade 204  (January 2012 grading list).   Telephone no. 01626 356868

Brian      Hewson.    Tiverton             ECF grade 186              ditto                          Telephone no. 01363 866815

Alan       Brusey.      Teignmouth       ECF grade 176              ditto                         Telephone no. 01626 364331

John      Stephens.  Exmouth            ECF grade 175              ditto                         Telephone no. 07557 206936

Nathan Mills             Brixham             ECF grade 100              ditto                         Telephone no. 01803 529379

Players notes:

(a)   Seeding: The draw is set out below keeping the stronger players apart, as far as possible.

 

(b)   Game Arrangements: Dates, times and venues should be mutually agreed. Games may be played at an intermediate neutral venue if both players are in agreement. The above pairings do not indicate who is the home player - this must be agreed between the players involved. Note that the semi final game can be played before the Prelim Round in the ties not affected.

 

The Teignmouth Chess Club meet throughout the summer and the Alice Cross Centre may be used as a venue. Starts at 7 p.m. and will stay open until all games are completed. If you wish to use the Centre please let me know in advance.

 

(c)   Colour: Toss for colour in the first game in each round. If the first game is drawn, colours are reversed for each subsequent game.

 

(d)   Rate of Moves: The rate of moves is 40 moves in 100 minutes plus 20 minutes for the rest of the game - the standard rate for county games.

 

(e)   Replays:  In the event of a replay, it is expected that the home player in the first game should be prepared to travel for the 2nd.  It is difficult to legislate on this point, as individual circumstances vary so much, but it is hoped that goodwill and common sense will prevail. A willingness to travel was understood as a condition of entry.

 

(f)    Duplicate Score Sheets: I am enclosing duplicate score sheets for each player. Both players should return to me, within 3 working days of the game, their completed top copy, legible and duly signed, as in any congress.   If you can offer some analysis as well, so much the better.

 

(g)   Competition Timetable: It would facilitate the smooth-running of the competition if fairly prompt starts could be made to each round, as there could be several replays in some cases, and the ultimate deadline is the DCCA Autumn meeting, at which it is hoped the presentation will be made.

Ray Chubb (DCCA Competition Secretary)

01626 888255

ray.chubb@care4free.net

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The 2012 Winter-Wood Tournament

 

Preliminary

By Sunday 28th. July

Semi Final

By Sunday 25th. August

Final

By Sunday 15th September

Thomas Winter Wood Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominic Mackle

 

 

 

John  K. F. Stephens

 

 

 

 

 

 Dominic Mackle

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 Alan Brusey

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 Dominic Mackle

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Nathan Mills

 

Alan Brusey

 

 

 

Alan Brusey 

 

 

 

Brian Hewson

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

DEVON COUNTY CHESS ASSOCIATION

COMPETITION SECRETARY’S ANNUAL REPORT 2012

 

It is with much pleasure that I present my annual report to the Association after a very satisfactory season. I will be taking each competition in turn and trust that some of the criticisms made will be taken in the spirit in which they are given.

One of the most pleasing things to have happened is the age differences in some of the events, and also that schools have allowed their youngsters to take part in our competitions and trust the experience will enable them to take part again next year.

I must pay special mention to Theodore Slade from Bude who plays his chess at the Barnstaple Club. When his father, Andrew, rang and asked if he could enter Theo for the Minor Tournament at the age of 12 I was a little bit on the nervous side as he would be playing against seasoned opponents and I was worried the experience of perhaps losing his games may have put him off. How wrong could I be! I agreed that Theo could play because he was a member of a recognised club and had no idea his chess was so developed. Only two losses against very strong opponents, and eventual winners, Ken Alexander and Tony Tatam, made me realise what an asset this young man is to chess and his results, both in England and abroad, are to be admired.

The lads from the Torquay Boys Grammar School have also continued to flourish and the fact that many are playing in the county teams speaks volumes for their development in the past few years. I am sure with Trefor Thynne continuing to bring chess very much to the fore at the school and the Newton Abbot Club will help make the Association stronger in the years to come.

Turning to this year’s competitions. The Division 1 title for the Bremridge Cup was won by Newton Abbot who were undefeated in their four matches. It was good that the final result was not made until the last game of the season when Tiverton, who could also have won the title, were heavily defeated by the eventual winners. Exmouth, too, can be proud of their season in third place whilst Exeter and Teignmouth played well but without much success.

Whilst Tiverton were pipped at the post in the Bremridge Cup they came into their own by securing a close run affair to win the Mamhead Cup. Undefeated throughout the season, their two wins and two draws was sufficient to give them a one point advantage over Exmouth with Barnstaple just behind in third place. Teignmouth, with a win over Newton Abbot, ensured they did not finish in bottom position.

The Schofield Cup unfortunately only attracted three teams and Newton Abbot ran away with the title with three wins and a draw against Teignmouth and Tiverton. One must, however, say that it is encouraging that clubs are giving different players the opportunity to take part in these competitions and are not too concerned at the eventual outcome.

The Moyle Cup also gives the lower graded players an opportunity in taking part in Association fixtures and this year four clubs participated with Tiverton, with a 100% record, taking the trophy. Newton Abbot and Exeter came in behind with Teignmouth, who unfortunately lost all their games, came in a fourth place but at least everyone in the Teignmouth Club played at least one game during the season and the club did not rely on the same players. This surely is the right way forward and not adopt a must win attitude.

The Newman Cup is a rapidplay tournament and attracted three East Devon clubs. Exmouth were the eventual winners with seven points from their four matches with Tiverton in second place and Seaton, entering for the first time, in third place.

I must pay tribute to Seaton for entering the competition this year and was pleased to meet their Secretary, Steve Dean, in the latter part of the season. Only a small club, Seaton, entered into the spirit of the competition and, whilst their results did not do them justice, I am sure they enjoyed the experience and hope very much they will enter one of the competitions again in the new season.

The prestigious Peter Rooke Cup competition attracted five clubs with Teignmouth having a fine win over Tiverton before losing a close encounter with Newton Abbot who, in turn, played and lost in the final against Exeter.

I must, however, say how disappointed I was with this competition. Having worked hard to get Plymouth to enter into one of the Association’s competitions I then found that despite nearly five months notice Exeter and Plymouth could not come up with a suitable date to play their semi-final fixture and in the end Plymouth dropped out of the competition.

I know that players are involved with club matches, county games, congresses and so on, but I do feel there could have been leeway for this fixture to have been played. As it was Exeter won the competition playing only one game, the final, and this is not a satisfactory state of affairs.

I hope that Plymouth will continue to support the Association and perhaps next year will enter other competitions, although I appreciate their main problem is the amount of travelling involved.

Turning to the individual tournaments, the Winter-Wood Championship Cup was won by John Stephens after a play-off with our County Captain, Brian Hewson. Again, this was a very disappointing outcome for this wonderful trophy. I cannot understand why the senior players will not take part in this competition as this is the Association’s most prestigious trophy for individual players.

I was very grateful to Brian Hewson for his efforts in trying to get players to participate and it was left to him and John to fight it out for the right to be called the Champion of the County.

The Ladies Championship, too, turned out to be disappointing. Having got Jacquie Barber-Lafon to enter from Newton Abbot made it look as if there would be a three way race for the title this year. Unfortunately, Alison Barclay did not return to Devon as expected and had to withdraw leaving Jacquie to fight it out with last year’s champion, Hazel Welch.

The ladies played two games and Jacquie, with a win and a draw, claimed the trophy. It is ironic that only recently Hazel was able to get her hands on the trophy for the first time and has now had to give it up!

The Intermediate Championship attracted six players originally but Freddie Sugden dropped out as the season went on as he had problems with school work. This left a very close and interesting state of play and Oliver Wensley eventually came out as winner having played his four games without a loss. Bill Ingham, Geoff Rosser and Alex Billings from the Torbay League filled the next three spaces with Chris Southall, who unfortunately had to drop out of a game at the very last minute, coming in fifth

The Winter-Wood Minor Trophy also attracted five players and Ken Alexander and Tony Tatam will share the trophy having identical scores at the end of the competition. I have mentioned young Theo Slade elsewhere in my report and his third place result is a great credit to him especially as he was able to beat Bob Jones, John Ariss and Hazel Welch along the way.

This was an excellent competition and trust players will be interested in participating again next year.

The Bloodworth Trophy. This competition for junior players attracted teams from Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay Boys Grammar School and, for the first time, Broadclyst Primary School. It was pleasing to have the latter team taking part but disappointing they were unable to complete their fixtures following the illness of Charles Warren and trust by this time he is well on the road to recovery. As it turned out this did not affect the outcome of the tournament that was won by the Boys Grammar School.

In some ways it was pleasing that some teams played more than their four boards as it gave other youngsters the chance to take part in this type of tournament. I took the view that only the first four boards would count towards the results but that all results would be sent in for grading.

Grading. I can confirm that all results have been sent in for grading purposes and the new results will be seen sometime in July/August.

I am glad of the opportunity of expressing my sincere thanks to Bill Frost, and the chessdevon website, for the wonderful help given me during my tenure of office. Bill, too, has not been in the best of health but he has always been a tower of strength behind the scenes keeping my records and league tables up to date, and I would like him to know how much his help and friendship has been appreciated. It is good to see Bill back again playing chess and trust his health will rapidly improve.

I would conclude by saying how much I have enjoyed my term as Competition Secretary. I advised the DCCA Secretary, Alan Maynard, earlier in the year that I have an incurable illness and it would not be fair on the Association for me to carry on. I am grateful for the messages received and for the help given me in my term of office and can assure you this has been much appreciated.

I wish the Association well in the years to come.

John Doidge

Competition Secretary

June 2012

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES 2011/12

(QUALIFICATION 6 GAMES)

Not including individual tournaments, it is interesting that 84 players took part in the Association’s events this year. This also does not include the Newman Cup whose players I have shown separately.

Newton Abbot players seem have come very much to the front with four of their players in the first six places, and congratulations must go to young Alex Billings who is the only player with a 100% record. Whilst Alex is 18 years old, at the other end of the scale John Gorodi, at the age of 85, managed to play 11 games and always made himself available for his team when required. The final list makes interesting reading.

 

P

W

D

L

%

1.ALEXBILLINGS

7

7

0

0

100.00

2.JOHN FRASER

7

5

2

0

85.71

3.PAUL BROOKS

6

5

0

1

83.33

4.JOHN ARISS

6

4

1

1

75.00

5.BRIAN HEWSON

8

4

3

1

68.75

6.TREFOR THYNNE

6

2

4

0

66.67

7=JOHN MORRISON

7

4

1

2

64.29

7=SEAN POPE

7

4

1

2

64.29

9.PETER HALMKIN

9

3

5

1

61.11

10.IVOR ANNETTS

6

2

3

1

58.33

11=JOHN ALLEN

7

3

2

2

57.14

11=ANDREW KINDER

7

3

2

2

57.14

13.SIMON BARTLETT

9

2

6

1

55.56

14=BRIAN GOSLING

7

2

3

2

50.00

14=JOHN KNOWLES

7

2

3

2

50.00

16=KEITH ATKINS

9

3

2

4

44.44

16=ALAN BRUSEY

9

3

2

4

44.44

18=JEFF LEUNG

6

2

1

3

41.67

18=WILLIAM TINDAL

6

2

1

3

41.67

20.JOHN GORODI

11

2

5

4

40.91

21.ALAN MAYNARD

7

1

1

5

21.42

22.WILLIAM INGHAM

10

1

1

8

15.00

23.WALLY SAPIECHA

6

0

1

5

8.33

 

NEWMAN CUP

With three clubs, Seaton, Exmouth and Tiverton participating in this competition, no less than 19 players were used throughout the season. Only John Stephens went through the season undefeated, although Sebastian Stone had the most wins, five, followed by Ivor Annetts with four, and, interestingly, of the nineteen players who took part everyone had at least one win.

 

 

P

W

D

L

%

1.JOHN STEPHENS

6

3

3

0

75.00

2.SEBASTIAN STONE

8

5

0

3

62.50

3.IVOR ANNETTS

8

4

1

3

56.25

4.ROBERT JONES

8

3

2

3

50.00

5.OLIVER WENSLEY

8

3

1

4

43.75

6.KEITH ATKINS

6

2

1

 3

41.67

7.STEPHEN DEAN

8

3

0

5

37.50

8=.MARTYN ADAMS

8

1

3

4

31.25

8=.ALAN DOWSE

8

1

3

4

31.25

 

QUALIFICATION 6 COMPLETED GAMES.

 

COMPETITION SECRETARY’S REPORT TO THE

SPRING MEETING OF THE DCCA

It is with pleasure I present my report to the Spring Meeting of the DCCA and apologise that it is not possible for me to be in attendance.

Matches and individual games have gone extremely well and have reached an exciting time of the season where a win or a loss will establish the eventual champions.

The Bremridge Cup.

This has now gone into a two horse race with both Tiverton and Newton Abbot having the opportunity of winning the title. Both clubs are on identical points with the Newton Abbot club slightly ahead on “goal” difference. The interesting, and exciting, part of the competition is that they have to play each other in the final match of the season, and I can imagine all the top players will be cajoled into playing this final encounter.

The Mamhead Cup

This, too, has reached an interesting stage where it would seem that Exmouth hold the key to settling the final position. Barnstaple and Tiverton are in pole position with Teignmouth only slightly behind. Exmouth have two games to play – if they lose both these matches then Barnstaple will share the title with Tiverton if they can overcome Teignmouth. However, if Exmouth win both these games this would give them 5 points and Tiverton would have to beat Teignmouth to win the title. All very exciting!

The Schofield Cup

Congratulations to Newton Abbot who have won this cup with one match to spare. Even if they lose their final game against Tiverton they cannot be overtaken.

The Newman Cup

Congratulations to Exmouth who have won this trophy with a match in hand. Their final game against Seaton will not alter the final position. A mention should be made of Seaton who entered this competition for the first time and, whilst they did not win any matches, they gave a good account of themselves and hopefully we will see them playing in the competitions again next year.

The Bloodworth Cup

This event is, of course, for the junior players and it was good to see the Broadclyst Primary School taking part against very strong competition. Without any reference to me, managers of some of the teams agreed amongst themselves that they would play 4, 5 and 6 match teams. Whilst I applaud the playing of as many youngsters as possible, it should be remembered this is a four board competition and I have taken the view that all the games will be sent for grading purposes but only the first four players in each team will qualify for the team’s results. It is not fair on other teams who have played just four players that other results should go against them.

On this basis the winners of the competition will be the Torquay Boys Grammar School and we send our congratulations to them.

Individual Competitions

The main event in the DCCA season is the Winter-Wood Championship Cup and I must say how disappointed I was that our top players could not be interested in this competition. I am very grateful to Brian Hewson who tried magnificently to get some interest going but in the end it was left to Brian and John Stephens to fly the flag and after two games John won the event.

Ladies Championship

It was gratifying to get another lady interested in this competition and Jacquie Barber-Lafon, of the Newton Abbot Club, joined Hazel Welch and Alison Barclay in playing for the title. I knew that Alison had been working away and in this respect I did not give an individual time table for games to be played, except to ask that the games should be completed by the 21st April. I understand Alison is now working back in Exeter and hopefully games will now be completed. At the moment Jacquie has secured a win over Hazel and leads the league table.

The Intermediate Championship.

Unfortunately, this has got a little behind time and some games are outstanding although I have had emails from members advising that they are trying to get their fixtures up to date. At the moment the competition is wide open and it would be a brave man who would predict the eventual winner. The only concern I have is with Freddie Sugden who has conceded two games against Bill Ingham and Alex Billings due, he tells me, to problems at school and with family matters. I am keeping a close eye on this as it would not be fair on other players if he concedes any further games. He tells me he wants to complete his fixtures but I will wait and see and, if necessary, will cancel his remaining games and adjust the league accordingly.

The Minor Tournament.

This has gone wonderfully well and there are only two games left to play, John Ariss v Hazel Welch and Theo Slade v Bob Jones. I think the most encouraging thing of this competition has been the variation in ages of those playing, with 12 year old Theo Slade on one hand and some aged over 60 on the other.

The Cup will be shared between Ken Armstrong and Tony Tatam, who both finished on 7 points and cannot be overtaken.

Conclusions

This has been a very successful season so far and I must take the opportunity to express sincere thanks to those who have participated in the various competitions and to the players who turn out week by week to take part in the team events.

I am also glad of the opportunity to express sincere thanks to Bill Frost who has faithfully kept scores up to date on the chessdevon website. Bill has not been in good health and we all wish him a speedy recovery, and to let him know how much his work behind the scenes has been appreciated. I am also grateful for the advice given me by Bob Jones who has kept me on the straight and narrow on many occasions.

In apologising for my absence this evening, many of you will know that I am suffering from a severe illness and for this reason I wrote to Alan Maynard earlier in the year advising I would not be able to continue after this season. I have made contingency plans should I not be here when the annual meeting is due and all the necessary paper work will be handed over completely up to date.

I have enjoyed my spell as competitions secretary very much indeed and am grateful the DCCA gave me the opportunity to hold this role. I understand that Ken Alexander, who has recently retired, would welcome the opportunity of taking on this position and, if this is the case, will arrange to meet Ken and advise him on what needs to be done in time for the 2012/13 season.

I wish the DCCA every success in the years to come.

John Doidge

Competition Secretary

        16 March 2012

 

 

TBGS CHESS NEWS: FEBRUARY 2012

The TBGS chess team has won the WESTERN ZONE of the ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION NATIONAL SCHOOLS’ CUP. On Friday 10th February the team beat SIR THOMAS RICH’s  G.S.,  GLOUCESTER  by the comprehensive score of  6 – 0 and now qualify for the National Stages of the competition.

The  winning team for TBGS was:

Alex Billings  (Captain) 

Jeff Leung      

Freddie Sugden

Dan Nie

John Fraser

Sam Bealing

All the above except John Fraser are sixth-form students which gives the team quite a high average age (17.0). Under the rules of this competition this meant that we had to beat the Gloucester team (average age 13.8)  by  a score of at least 4.5 – 1.5 so what looks like a whitewash  contained an element of tension beforehand.     The prize for winning the Zone is a new chess clock.

T.F.Thynne

11.2.12        

Up-dated 5th January 2012 Games played in  DCCA Championship tournaments can be seen HERE.

The following tables have been prepared by John Doidge who is embarking on his first full year as the DCCA Competitions Secretary.  We wish him well in this post.

LEAGUE TABLES

 

E.J.WINTER-WOOD MINOR TROPHY 2011/2012

FIXTURE LIST

COMPLETION

DATE

HOME

AWAY

RESULT

PTS

13 NOV.2011

BOB JONES

JOHN ARISS

½

½

 

:

THEO SLADE

KEN ALEXANDER

0

1

 

25 DEC 2011

BOB JONES

HAZEL WELCH

½

½

 

:

TONY TATAM

JOHN ARISS

½

½

 

:

JOHN ARISS

KEN ALEXANDER

0

1

 

05 FEB 2012

KEN ALEXANDER

BOB JONES

0

1

 

:

THEO SLADE

TONY TATAM

0

1

 

:

JOHN ARISS

HAZEL WELCH

1

0

 

18 MAR 2012

TONY TATAM

BOB JONES

1

0

 

:

JOHN ARISS

THEO SLADE

0

1

 

:

HAZEL WELCH

TONY TATAM

½

½

 

29 APR 2012

KEN ALEXANDER

TONY TATAM

    ½

½

 

:

THEO SLADE

HAZEL WELCH

1

0

 

:

BOB JONES

THEO SLADE

0

1

 

:

HAZEL WELCH

KEN ALEXANDER

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL LEAGUE TABLE

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

PTS

1=KEN ALEXANDER

5

3

1

1

3.5

1.5

7

1=ANTHONY TATAM

5

2

3

0

3.5

1.5

7

3.THEODORE SLADE

5

3

0

2

3

2

6

4=ROBERT JONES

5

1

2

2

2

3

4

4=JOHN ARISS

5

1

2

2

2

3

4

5.HAZEL

WELCH

5

0

2

3

1

4

2

 

 

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2011/2012

FIXTURE LIST

CLOSING DATE

HOME

AWAY

RESULT

POINTS

18.11.11

H.W.INGHAM

O.WENSLEY

½

½

 

 

:

C.SOUTHALL

A.J.BILLINGS

1

0

 

 

25.12.11

G.ROSSER

H.W.INGHAM

1

0

 

 

:

A.J.BILLINGS

F.SUGDEN

-

-

 

 

:

O.WENSLEY

C.SOUTHALL

1

0

 

 

29.01.12

H.W.INGHAM

A.J.BILLINGS

1

0

 

 

:

C.SOUTHALL

G.ROSSER

0

1

 

 

04.03.12

G.ROSSER

O.WENSLEY

0

1

 

 

28.03.12

C.SOUTHALL

H.W.INGHAM

0

1

(Def)

 

:

O.WENSLEY

A.J.BILLINGS

½

½

 

 

22.04.12

A.J.BILLINGS

G.ROSSER

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAGUE TABLE AT 20 APRIL 2012

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

PTS

1.OLIVER WENSLEY

4

2

2

0

3

1

6

2.BILL INGHAM

4

2

1

1

2.5

1.5

5

3.GEOFF ROSSER

4

2

0

2

2

1

4

4.ALEX BILLINGS

4

1

1

2

1.5

2.5

3

5.CHRIS SOUTHALL

4

1

0

3

0.5

3

2

 

HOME

AWAY

RESULT

PTS

1.JACQUIE BARBER-LAFON

HAZEL WELCH

½

½

 

2.HAZEL WELCH

JACQUIE BARBER-LAFON

0

1

 

 

LEAGUE TABLE AT 20 APRIL 2012

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

PTS

1.JAQUIE BARBER-LAFON

 

2

1

1

0

1.5

0.5

3

2.HAZEL WELCH

 

2

0

1

1

0.5

1.5

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jaquie Barber-Lafon wins the Ladies' Championship

THE DEVON CHAMPIONSHIP

THE WINTER-WOOD CHAMPIONSHIP CUP

 

NAME

PLAYED

WON

DRAWN

LOST

FOR

AG

PTS

1

JOHN STEPHENS

2

1

1

0

1.5

1

3

2

BRIAN HEWSON

2

0

1

1

1

1.5

1

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN STEPHENS ON HIS CHAMPIONSHIP WIN IN THE WINTER-WOOD CUP

 

BREMRIDGE CUP FIXTURES 2011/2012

COMPLETION DATE

HOME

AWAY

RESULT

19 NOV.2011

TEIGNMOUTH

TIVERTON

2.5

3.5

:

EXETER

EXMOUTH

2.5

3.5

30 DEC.2011

NEWTON ABBOT

TEIGNMOUTH

5.5

0.5

:

EXMOUTH

TIVERTON

2

4

31 JAN.2012

EXETER

NEWTON ABBOT

2.5

3.5

:

EXMOUTH

TEIGNMOUTH

5.5

0.5

29 FEB.2012

TIVERTON

EXETER

4

2

:

NEWTON ABBOT

EXMOUTH

5

1

31 MAR.2012

TEIGNMOUTH

EXETER

3

3

 

TIVERTON

NEWTON ABBOT

1.5

4.5

 

LEAGUE TABLE AT 3rd MAY 2012

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

PTS

1.NEWTON ABBOT

4

4

0

0

18.5

5.5

8

2.TIVERTON

4

3

0

1

13

11

6

3.EXMOUTH

4

2

0

2

12

12

4

4.EXETER

4

0

1

3

10

14

1

5.TEIGNMOUTH

4

0

1

3

6.5

17.5

1

 

 

MAMHEAD CUP FIXTURES 2011/2012

 

COMPLETION DATE

HOME

AWAY

RESULT

PTS

19 NOV.2011

TIVERTON

TEIGNMOUTH

4

0

 

:

NEWTON ABBOT

BARNSTAPLE

2

2

 

30 DEC.2011

TEIGNMOUTH

EXMOUTH

2

2

 

:

BARNSTAPLE

TIVERTON

2

2

 

31 JAN.2012

TEIGNMOUTH

NEWTON ABBOT

2.5

1.5

 

:

EXMOUTH

BARNSTAPLE

3

1

 

29 FEB.2012

BARNSTAPLE

TEIGNMOUTH

2.5

1.5

 

:

TIVERTON

NEWTON ABBOT

2

2

 

31 MAR.2012

EXMOUTH

TIVERTON

1.5

2.5

 

 

NEWTON ABBOT

EXMOUTH

1.5

2.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TIVERTON WIN THE MAMHEAD CUP

LEAGUE TABLE AT 18th APRIL 2012

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

PTS

1.TIVERTON

4

2

2

0

10.5

5.5

6

2.EXMOUTH

4

2

1

1

9

7

5

3. BARNSTAPLE

4

1

2

1

7.5

8.5

4

4. TEIGNMOUTH

4

1

1

2

6

10

3

5.NEWTON ABBOT

4

0

2

2

7

9

2

 

 

SCHOFIELD CUP FIXTURES 2011/2012

 

COMPLETION DATE

 

HOME

AWAY

RESULT

PTS

19 NOV.2011

 

TEIGNMOUTH

NEWTON ABBOT

2

2

 

30 DEC.2011

 

NEWTON ABBOT

TIVERTON

2.5

1.5

 

:

 

TIVERTON

TEIGNMOUTH

2

2

 

31 JAN.2012

 

TIVERTON

NEWTON ABBOT

1

3

 

29.FEB.2012

 

TEIGNMOUTH

TIVERTON

2

2

 

31 MAR.2012

 

NEWTON ABBOT

TEIGNMOUTH

3.5

0.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEAGUE TABLE AT 22 APRIL 2012

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

PTS

 

1.NEWTON ABBOT

 

4

3

1

0

11

5

7

 

2.TEIGNMOUTH

 

4

0

3

1

6.5

9.5

3

 

3.TIVERTON

 

4

0

2

2

6.5

9.5

2

 

 NEWTON ABBOT WIN THE SCHOFIELD CUP

NEWMAN CUP FIXTURES 2011/2012

COMPLETION DATE

HOME

AWAY

RESULT

19 NOV.2011

TIVERTON

SEATON

 5½

 2½

17 DEC.2011

EXMOUTH

TIVERTON

 4

4

14 JAN.2012

SEATON

TIVERTON

 4

4

11 FEB.2012

EXMOUTH

SEATON

 4½

 3½

10 MAR. 2012

SEATON

EXMOUTH

 3

07 APR.2012

TIVERTON

EXMOUTH

 3½

 4½

 

 

 

 

 

 

  TEAM PLAYED WON DRAWN LOST  POINTS MATCH POINTS
FOR AGAINST
1 EXMOUTH 4 3 1 0 7 18 14
2 TIVERTON 4 1 2 1 4 17 15
3 SEATON 4 0 2 2 2 13 19

EXMOUTH WIN THE NEWMAN CUP

MOYLE CUP FIXTURES 2011/2012

COMPLETION DATE

HOME

AWAY

RESULT

PTS

30 NOV.2011

TIVERTON

TEIGNMOUTH

 2½

 1½

 

:

NEWTON ABBOT

EXETER

 2

2

 

31 DEC.2011

TEIGNMOUTH

NEWTON ABBOT

 1½

2½ 

 

:

EXETER

TIVERTON

 1

3

 

31 JAN.2012

TIVERTON

NEWTON ABBOT

 2½

 1½

 

:

TEIGNMOUTH

EXETER

 1½

2½ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  TEAM PLAYED WON DRAWN LOST  POINTS MATCH POINTS
FOR AGAINST
1 TIVERTON 3 3 0 0 6 8 4
2 NEWTON ABBOT 3 1 1 1 3 6 6
3 EXETER 3 1 1 1 3 5½ 6½
4 TEIGNMOUTH 3 0 0 3 0 4½ 7½

TIVERTON WIN THE MOYLE CUP

NOTES: In all the above the “home” team is responsible for providing the venue and for contacting their opponents to agree a date and start time for the fixture within the timescales notified.

PETER ROOKE KNOCK-OUT

Preliminary Round:

TIVERTON v TEIGNMOUTH 2.5- 5.5

ROUND 2

NEWTON ABBOT v TEIGNMOUTH  5-3

EXETER v PLYMOUTH – Exeter win by default

FINAL

NEWTON ABBOT v EXETER  3.5- 4.5

 

EXETER WIN THE PETER ROOKE CUP

 

BLOODWORTH CUP

 

1

2

3

4

RESULT

POINTS

1.BROADCLYST PRIMARY SCHOOL

X

 

 2-2

1-3

 

 1

2.EXETER JUNIORS

 

X

2-2

2-2

 

 2

3.NEWTON ABBOT JUNIORS

 2-2

2-2

X

1-3 

 

 2

4.TORQUAY BOYS GRAMMAR SCHOOL

3-1

2-2

 3-1

X

 

 5

FIXTURES

1.    BROADCLYST PRIMARY SCHOOL v EXETER JUNIORS

2.    NEWTON ABBOT JUNIORS v TORQUAY BOYS GRAMMAR SCHOOL

3.    TORQUAY BOYS GRAMMAR SCHOOL v BROADCLYST PRIMARY SCHOOL

4.    EXETER JUNIORS v NEWTON ABBOT JUNIORS

5.    BROADCLYST PIMARY SCHOOL v NEWTON ABBOT JUNIORS

6.    EXETER JUNIORS v TORQUAY BOYS GRAMMAR SCHOOL

ALL GAMES TO BE COMPLETED BY 31ST MARCH 2012

GRADES TO BE UNDER 135.  AGES – UNDER 18 ON 1ST SEPTEMBER 2011

RATE OF PLAY – 30 MOVES IN 60 MINUTES AND THEN CLOCKS SET BACK 15      MINUTES

 

 

NOTES: The “Home” players have the black pieces and are responsible for providing the venue and for contacting their opponent to agree a date and start time for the fixture within the timescales notified.