October, 2005, Trefor Thynne reformed the Newton Abbot Chess Club having
found suitable premises in The Courtenary Centre, Kingsteignton Road. It
was decided the club would meet on a fortnightly basis and this has
proved to be very successful.
Club now boasts 25 adult members, but the encouraging thing is the
number of junior members who have been joining since the start of the
2006/07 season. Diane and John Demeger have taken the youngsters under
their wing and instruct them in a separate room on club evenings.
Club has two tournaments running. The Championship, for those graded
over 100, and the Challengers for the lower graded players. Two handsome
trophies are played for and were won by Alan Brusey and Robert Thompson
at the end of last year.
Club have entered the Torbay Chess League in all three divisions,
together with the Knock-Out Cup, and this year have also entered the
Devon Chess Association Brembridge Cup. The club is also entered for the
Peter Rooke Cup competition.
the Torbay League, the second division side are progressing well , and,
whilst the first and third teams are struggling, the object of the club
is to ensure as many members can play as possible.
future of the Newton Abbot Club looks very secure under Trefor Thynne’s
leadership and new members will be made welcome at any time.
AT THE COURTENAY CENTRE, KINGSTEIGNTON ROAD, NEWTON ABBOT ON ALTERNATE
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS COMMENCING AT 7PM.
The Annual General Meeting
of the Newton Abbot Chess Club has been held. The President, Mr
Trefor Thynne, said it had been a very successful season and
whilst the club had not won any trophies every fixture had been
Mr Thynne went on to pay
tribute to Diane and John Demeger for their help with the junior
section and this was certainly bearing fruit as several of the
youngsters were now playing with their senior counterparts. It
was encouraging that 11-year old Oliver Demeger had played six
matches in Division 3 of the Torbay League and had a 100%
record. He had also had a successful under 11 England trial.
Trophies were presented by
Mrs Jenny Thompson to:
Champion – Trefor Thynne
Challengers Trophy – John Doidge
Handicap Trophy – John Parker
Trophy – Laurence Demeger
It was also encouraging
that Robert Thompson had played for England and had been
particularly successful in a match in the Czek Republic. Mr
Thynne had taken five boys to Dubai for a very successful
tournament and would be repeating this later in the year.
A long discussion took
place on how frequently the club should meet, especially bearing
in mind that some players were also members of other clubs. It
was eventually agreed to meet on three times a month and to
increase subscriptions of senior players to £30 so that the
increased rental of the room would be met.
The meeting also agreed to
enter teams in the Torbay Chess League in Divisions 1, 2 and 3
together with a junior team in the third division and a team in
the Rapidplay section.
It was further agreed to
start the season with a simultaneous display between the Club
Champion, Trefor Thynne, and other members.
The Club has reached the
final of the Peter Rooke Cup and will play Teignmouth later in
The President advised
members that Konrad Sparks was getting married on the following
week and gave a suitable gift and best wishes from club members.