TORBAY & DISTRICT LEAGUE  NEWS

Season 2006/2007

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League Juniors at the 2006 British Championships.
League tournament tables
Secretary's Notice
Torbay League Congress 2006
Extract from February Newsletter
Extract from March Newsletter
League Knock- out Cup Final.
Important Grading Notice
Extract from April Newsletter
Extract from May Newsletter

 

 

TORBAY CHESS LEAGUE

The 49th meeting of the Torbay Chess League has been held at Newton Abbot where the President, Mr Trefor Thynne spoke of the success of the League in the previous twelve months.

He said that 90 matches had been played and St Marychurch had excelled by winning both the first and second divisions and coming second in the third division.

In Division 1, St Marychurch had won 9 of their 10 matches with Teignmouth, the winners for the past three seasons, having to settle for second place.

Teignmouth were also the runner-up in Division 2, but this division and Division 3 were not decided until the last games of the season.

In Division 3 and the Rapidplay competition, which was won by Totnes with South Hams coming in second place, the winners being only separated by half a point. The Knock-Out Cup was won by Plymouth, also in a very tight match. With the final score at 3-3, Plymouth were only decided by a board count.

It was interesting that 111 players participated in the Torbay League matches with Charlie Howard and Robert Wilby, both of Totnes, both playing 21 games.

Special awards were made to Bill Ingham (Teignmouth), Konrad Sparks (Newton Abbot) 11-year old Oliver Demeger (Newton Abbot), Andrew Kinder (South Hams) and Robert Wilby (Totnes) for having the best performances during the season.

The League President thanked Ray Chubb (Teignmouth) for his organisation of the League Congress held at the Belgrave Hotel in November. 154 players had participated in the event and plans were already being made for the next Congress to be held on the 23rd, 24th and 25th November.

Two blind players had participated with George Plachaty scoring an excellent 60%.

As 2007 is the 50th anniversary of the Torbay Chess League, a special 50-board match is to be held at the Torquay Boys’ Grammar School on the 30th September between the Torbay League and the Exeter League.

Mr Thynne said the League was as strong as ever and in particular with younger players taking an active part. George Mann and Robert Thompson had both represented England and were now playing in the Devon teams at a senior level.

George Mann had played recently in Poland, whilst Robert Thompson had excelled in the Czech Republic finishing in sixth place.

Mr Trefor Thynne, a master at the Boys’ Grammar School had taken five boys to Dubai for a tournament and this would be repeated later this summer.

Chess in the Torbay area was at a very high level – several new, and strong players, had come into the region and were playing at St Marychurch, Totnes and Newton Abbot.

The League Secretary, John Doidge, made presentation of trophies to the winners of the League divisions.

 

TORBAY CHESS LEAGUE

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2007

TO BE HELD AT THE COURTENAY CENTRE,

KINGSTEIGNTON ROAD,

NEWTON ABBOT

WEDNESDAY, 20TH JUNE AT 7PM

 

 

Extract from John Doidge's May Newsletter

John advises that this will be the last Newsletter for this season.

 

50th Anniversary Match

Also for your diaries and for all club members, the Torbay League 50th Anniversary Match versus the Exeter and District League will take place at the Torquay Boys’ Grammar School on Sunday, 30th September. This will be a 50-board match and will certainly be a big occasion for the League. More details will follow but it is important to keep this date in mind.

Club Records

As the season draws to a close, many clubs will be holding their Annual General Meeting. It is important that records are kept up to date. and I would appreciate if there are any changes in officers they are notified to me, as a new Directory will be issued before the start of next season

Revenue & Customs Chess

Congratulations to Alan Brusey (Teignmouth and Newton Abbot) who represented the Revenue and Customs Chess Championships at Nottingham recently. The South West team came sixth with

Board 1 Alan Brusey (Teignmouth & Newton Abbot)  6/10

Board 2 Jeff Nicholas (Camborne)                       7.5/10

Board 3 Dave Sturdy (Torquay)                                        4/10

Jeff Nicholas won the gold medal for the highest score by a Board 2 player.

Against very tough opponents this was an excellent result and Alan and his colleagues were well pleased with their efforts.

Robert Thompson

The 28th Tournament of Young Talents was recently held over Easter in the Czechoslovakia Republic and included in the England Junior team was Robert Thompson of St Marychurch and Newton Abbot. Robert excelled finishing 9th out of 54, winning six games. Oliver Schofield and Angus Plumply of Somerset also took part but it was Robert who shone on this occasion and we send him our congratulations and best wishes as he steadily climbs the chess ladder of success.  (Note from Chess Devon - Roberts games can be played from a link on the home page)

Club Gradings

Have you remembered to send your internal match results to Ray Chubb so that gradings for 2007 can be worked out? If you have not done so (and the closing date was 30th April) please have a word with Ray to see if your members can still qualify.

 

 

 
Following is Tony Tatam's final report on the Torbay League events
and Chess Devon would like to take this opportunity of thanking Tony for his 
diligent and regular reports throughout the season.
 
Torbay League Update  
TCL Update 4th June 2007
This has I’m sure you’ll all agree been a very successful season. The
leagues have been very closely contested and you only have to look at
Divisions 2 and 3 where the league titles were not decided until the last
match of the season to see what I mean. Division 3 was in fact only
decided on games points and that by the narrowest margin possible.

New players have appeared around the various Clubs and also Newton Abbot
are now well and truly established in the Torbay League. Although unable
to win any silverware this season I’m sure they’ll soon be challenging for
honours.

St Marychurch had an exceptional season winning both Division 1 and
Division 2 and also finishing as Runners-up in Division 3.
What a difference a few new players have made compared with the previous
season when they finished mid-table in Division 1 and rock bottom of
Divisions 2, 3 and the Rapidplay.

Surprisingly, Teignmouth will not be collecting any silverware having
finished as Runners-up in three of the five competitions. I’m sure next
year they will again be in the hunt to capture a title or two.

Totnes won the Rapidplay league title by games points from last years
Rapidplay Champions, South Hams, who were unable to field their strongest
players on a regular basis. Full credit though to South Hams for
fulfilling all their fixtures with only a small contingent of players.

Brixham were all at sea in the Rapidplay being unable to register any
points at all. In Division 2 despite holding the Champions twice and the
Runners-up once, they were unable to challenge for the honours.

TBGS could only muster 3 points in the league but all credit to the
youngsters who gained valuable match experience. It was nice to see more
new faces appearing in their teams and they are all a credit to their
school.

Plymouth scraped home by the skin of their teeth in Division 3 and only
managed to win the Knockout Cup by virtue of board count after struggling
to a 3-3 draw. Their step up from Division 2 to the top flight was always
going to tough what with not having the stronger players that other Clubs
can boast of.

Whilst new players have arrived on the scene one has now moved on to
pastures new. John Dunleavy has been with the league for longer than I can
remember and has always been a regular at our meetings. Whilst not now
playing chess so often he still does a considerable amount of work on the
chess scene. Recently the English Chess Federation awarded him the highest
award that the federation can bestow, that of Honorary Life Vice President
of the English Chess Federation. President Gerry Walsh paid tribute to
John who he said had given considerable and substantial service to both
the ECF and English Chess. He said that volunteers are the lifeblood of
chess in this country and many of them gave up considerable amounts of
time to help other chess players. He also said that every player will
welcome the recognition that has been given to John for his quite
outstanding services to chess over many years.
I’m sure you will all agree that John is indeed worthy of such
recognition. Well done John.

Finally thanks to John Doidge our new league Secretary who has continually
kept us informed of what’s going on and produced a newsletter on a regular
basis.  I can’t recall us ever having so much information circulated on
such a regular basis.

Don’t forget the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 20th June at the
Courtney Centre, Newton Abbot. It’s a 7pm start so lets have a good turn
out and force Trefor to build an extension to fit us all in.

Final tables are attached.

Regards to all,
Tony

          
 

 

Extract from John Doidge's April Newsletter

 

Congratulations to Alan Brusey of the Teignmouth and Newton Abbot clubs who came second in the 2007 South West Civil Service Chess Competition. First was Andrew Kiel of the Met Office in Exeter with 4.5/5. Alan had 4/5 and other league players taking part were John Dean of Plymouth and Patrick Gwynne of Teignmouth.

Andrew and Alan will now travel to Leeds in July to take part in the National Finals and we wish them good luck in this venture, and will hope to bring news of their fortunes later in the year.

HM Revenue and Customs chess championship is a three a side competition and was  held at Nottingham University at the end of March. Two players from the Torbay League area were in the South West team – Alan Brusey and Dave Sturdy (Torquay).

A Reminder – The Annual Rapid Play Tournament will be held at the Trinity School, Teignmouth on Saturday, 14th April commencing at 9.45am. Entry forms can be downloaded from the chessdevon site, or can be obtained from Ray Chubb on 01626 888255. This is a wonderful day out and can be thoroughly recommended. Late entries can be accepted on the day by payment of £1 in addition to the entry fee.

Chess Problem Solving. How many, I wonder, take the trouble to enter into the British Chess Problem Championship? Not too many I suspect but one local man who has been doing it for over 17 years is Jon Lawrence of Paignton,

To play in the Championship, players must qualify via two postal rounds, - the first is relatively easy and the second more testing – to sort out the men from the boys!

Jon qualified this year with a 100% score for the 17th time. The event is sponsored by Winton Capital Management and the reward for qualification is an all expenses paid visit to the final.

The final took place in March at Oakham School in Rutland with excellent playing conditions. Oakham is a famous public school and has become the home of the Championship in recent years mainly because the school is one of only two in the country to have a full time chess master on its staff. He is Graham Lee who is a strong chess solver. The other chess master is IM Matthew Turner at Millfield School.

There were 24 participants in the Final and it was won by GM John Nunn with GM Jonathan Mestel in second place. Both these players are, of course, Grand Masters over the board as well.

In third place was Paul Cumbers and fourth FM Colin Mcnab. Jon Lawrence finished in a very creditable 13th. It is not generally known that Great Britain is the reigning World Team Chess Problem Solving Champions with a winning team of Messrs Nunn, Mestel and McNab.

The sponsors, Winton Capital Management, and the British Chess Problem Society are very keen to improve both the ranking and numbers of British players with a rating. To this end, the reigning World Champion, Piotr Murdzia of Poland was invited as a guest player supposedly to strengthen the category of the event! He is the Gary Kasparov of chess problem solving with a grading of 2860 and made a 100% score - an amazing performance. The event was probably the strongest ever held in this country and the difficulty of the problems matched the occasion. It must be very tough solving over 5 hours!

Jon’s rating for the event was 1994 – a wonderful effort, who knows perhaps next year he will reach the 2000 mark!

 

    

RAY CHUBB REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR GRADING PURPOSES;-

English Chess Federation Grading Submissions for 2006/7.

Clubs requiring their internal Club games graded should submit them to Ray Chubb by the end of April. Note that there will be a game fee payable for this.                    You can send them by e-mail or post.                                                        Information required is as follows:

    Game Results                                                                                                         Standard or Rapidplay  – must provide.                                                          Both players names      – must provide.                                                    Result  – must provide.                                                                     Competition played in or general play – not necessary but desirable.                      Colour played – not necessary but desirable.

For new players without a ECF grading code or new to Devon.                         Players Initials (first name preferred and other initials) and surname.                  Date of birth.                                                                                               If new to area, previous Club.

Established Devon Players.                                                                                  Player’s names  (ECFcodes not needed).

 

 

PLYMOUTH WIN LEAGUE K.O. CUP BY NARROW MARGIN

On Thursday 29th March Plymouth and Teignmouth met in the Final of the League Knock Out Cup.  Plymouth won by the narrowest margin after game points were tied and the board count back rule was applied.  The result was in the balance until the very last game was finished.  On board six the Teignmouth player had a winning material advantage but ran out of time when his opponent had just a lone king.  This was counted as a draw, giving Plymouth victory in the match.

 

 

PLYMOUTH

TEIGNMOUTH

BOARD

NAME

GRADE

RES

NAME

RES

GRADE
1 R. Luffman 132 1 J. Gorodi 0 142
2 B. Medhurst 127 1 T. Parker 0 113
3 G. Fowles 111 ½ W. Frost ½ 101
4 A. Tatam 105 0 J. Simons 1 99
5 R. Dean 103 0 R. Chubb 1 94
6 D. Scantlebury 77 ½ P. Gwynne ½ 74
    655 3   3 623

Teignmouth had the white pieces on the odd boards.

 

 

FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM JOHN DOIDGE'S MARCH NEWSLETTER.

Congratulations to young Oliver Demeger of the Newton Abbot Club who has been selected for a trial with the Under 11 England team in April and we wish him well.  Oliver’s mum, Diane, tells me it is extremely difficult to get a place in the England team as school year 6 and below have to do well at two separate national competitions against the best. As the best under 11’s in the country have grades of 100+ the competition is very high but I am sure Oliver will do us all proud, and he must not be disappointed if he has to wait a year or two to reach his goal.

I had a most interesting email from Robert Wilby of Totnes on a remarkable opening he has come across and, whilst losing to Andrew Dunn in their 4-0 defeat at St Marychurch, it obviously caused a bit of a headache. See what you think.

The opening moves are:

1.    1 e4 a6 2 Nf3 b5 3 c4

At this point Andrew took 45 minutes to decide 3.....  bxc with Robert taking back with the bishop. This enabled Robert to dominate the game until the point where his opponent only had 5 minutes left on his clock compared to Robert’s hour. Andrew still had 15 moves to make before time control.

It is very difficult to play someone who has to move very quickly, and Robert saw an opportunity to exchange a knight for a rook and a pawn, which, in most circumstances, would be enough to shake up any opponent and for them to make mistakes. However, this sequence actually freed up Andrew’s game sufficiently enough to launch an attack with the Queen on its own chasing the King up the board, eventually trapping it and, with no where to go, getting a mate!

Discussing this opening afterwards it was referred to as the St George Defence and can be found on www.everything2.com/index.pl?node-id=1433477.

Although first seen in 1868 in London, it did not reappear until the 1980’s when Michael Basman and Tony Miles started using this defence, and when Miles defeated Anatoly Karpov using this defence it soon came to be used in serious tournament play.

Playing a6 is not a ridiculous move. Black would like a pawn on b5 but the white bishop controls this square. So, Black must play a6 to allow b5. Black wants to play b5 for two reasons. Moving this pawn allows a queenside fianchetto, and the pawn on b5 hinders white’s development. White has built up a pawn centre with e4 and d5 but Black attacks the e-pawn with Bb7 and Nf6. After white defends, black plays e6 and c5 to attack the d-pawn as he would in the French Defense. Now there is a normal position in which to enter the middle game.

In the East Devon Chess Congress at Exeter, Robert tried this in his final game although his opponent played a c4 opening instead of e4 or d4. Consequently he lost pawns along the way and eventually the game.

Whilst this seems a drastic opening it could be worth following up and Robert will be glad to give advice if required.

Chess Programs. Robert Wilby has also been investigating suitable chess programs and has found one at a reasonable cost of £15 from www.chessgenius.com/. Robert says it shows what the computer’s best line is, can switch sides, load up positions and force the computer to make his move. All without a masters degree to figure it out.

Sounds a bargain.

Forthcoming Events. A reminder the WECU Congress will be held at Exmouth from 6th to 9th April. I know several Torbay League members enter this Congress and wish them well.

Finally, this month’s game is taken from the Devon Inter Area Jamboree held at the Torquay Boys’ Grammar School in January. An old friend of mine, Bob Luffman, of the Plymouth Club was pitted against M Abbott. An interesting game.

1 c4 g6; 2Nc3 c5; 3g3 Nc6; 4 Nf3 Bg7; 5 e3 e5; 6Bg2 Nge7; 7 0-0 0-0;8 d3 d6; 9 a3 h6; 10 e4 Be6; 11 Rb1Qd7; 12 Be3 f5; 13 Qc1 f4; 14 gxf4 Bh3; 15 f5 Bxg2 16 Kxg2 gxf5; 17 Bxh6 f4; 18 Kh1 Bxh6; 19Rg1+ Kf7; 20 Qf1 Rg8; 21 Rg2 Rxg2; 22 Qxg2 Rg8; 23 Qf1 Qg4; 24 Ne1 f3 0-1

Items for the next Newsletter, please, by the 28th March.

 

FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM THE FEBRUARY EDITION OF THE MONTHLY TORBAY LEAGUE NEWSLETTER PREPARED BY JOHN DOIDGE.  

JOHN IS TO BE CONGRATULATED ON HIS EFFORTS TO GET THE NEWSLETTER TOGETHER, SO LET'S GIVE HIM OUR FULL SUPPORT AND PROVIDE HIM WITH NEWSWORTHY INFORMATION.

The South Hams Chess Club is holding a Junior Tournament on Saturday, 17th March from 13.45 to 16.30. This is a Swiss tournament with a maximum entry of 32 and is restricted to South Hams schools, although, if there is room, others can compete by invitation. There is no entry fee this year and the principal organiser is Paul Brooks – Tel: home 01548 830518 or at school 0n 852641/1/105.

We wish them well in this excellent way to get youngsters interested in this wonderful game. Our League President, Trefor Thynne, has agreed to go along to support and present the prizes.

It was good to hear from the Brixham Club and Mike Cuggy tells me that they have got some new members, probably as a result of a quayside chess challenge held in the summer (Sounds good fun!). It is interesting that one of the new members had been hoping to find a local club since moving to the area some two years ago and it was only by seeing this quayside chess that he managed to get involved. The club have had some “business” type cards printed to hand to friends and this must surely help to get new members. If any club is interested in these cards then please contact Mike for information. His email address is mikecuggy@fcinet.com.

It is interesting, too, that Mike produces a Newsletter for the Brixham club. Perhaps if I ask nicely he will send me a copy!

Mike says that Brixham is a small but happy club who enjoy their chess on Tuesday evenings. Like all clubs, they would like some younger members as the average age must be about 70.

Looking at the league tables, Brixham have not had too bad a season in Division 2 and could still finish top with four matches to play.

In Division 2 Totnes are also in with a chance of winning this league but may have lost too many matches to win the first division title. They have another new player from Poland who is looking very promising. In a recent Division 1 match, with a strong team out, Totnes thought they had chances against St Marychurch but the match ended in a 2-2 draw with Totnes taking the top two boards and St Marychurch the bottom two.

By coincidence, both Norman Tidy and Rob Wilby have been studying “My System” by Aron Nimzowitsch with Norman playing true to the strategic advice in the book and Rob deviating which were not up to the task resulting in a good win for Norman.

The Semi-Final of the Knock Out Cup has been played. A strong Plymouth side overcame Newton Abbot by 4.5 to 1.5 whilst a very strong Teignmouth team, with a total grading of 637, overcame a very talented Torquay Boys’ Grammar School by 5.5 to 0.5.

It was interesting to note the Boys’ youngest player, Jeff Leung, playing on board 5 with white against Ray Chubb showed great promise in a game lasting 65 moves before Ray, with a pawn promotion to Queen, gave the inevitable checkmate. Teignmouth will now meet Plymouth in the final towards the end of March.

Another exciting match involving Teignmouth was their Division 1 encounter with Totnes. Teignmouth, who have been having a good season, felt favourites to win this match but good play by Totnes secured a win for them by 2.5 to 1.5.

On Board 4, John Parker (w) for Teignmouth found himself against an in form Steven Greeno and in the latter stages found his Queen in front of his King with a threatened rook pin and there was no defence to a resulting checkmating position.

John Gorodi, on Board 3, found himself against a new Totnes player, Andrzej Buczylowski of unknown playing strength but it soon became apparent he is a good player. Bill Ingham had a win over Rob Wilby and on Board 1 Alan Brusey and Charlie Howard were the last to finish and with each with one pawn and a rook a draw was eventually agreed.

 

THE SOUTH TEAM TO PLAY IN THE DCCA JAMBOREE ON SUNDAY 21st JANUARY AT TORQUAY BOYS' GRAMMAR SCHOOL - START TIME 2:30p.m.

NAME

GRADE

GRADE/ADJUSTED GRADE

Trefor Thynne

  160

John Allen

  149

Charlie Howard

  145

John Gorodi

  142

Peter Ruszelak 

ungraded

125

Rob Wilby

  117

John Parker

  113

Roger Hocking

  108

Norman Tidy

  101

Bill Frost

  101

Ray Chubb

  94

Richard Ballantyne

67

90

 

TOTAL

1449

 

 

TORBAY LEAGUE CONGRESS 2006

Belgrave Hotel, Torquay                              24th - 26th November 2006

 

 

 

After a gap of a year, the Torbay and District League Congress was re-established at the excellent venue of the Belgrave Hotel, Torquay.  Entries were limited to 150 to ensure good playing conditions for all entrants.

Apart from the luxurious playing conditions and adjacent bar and dining facilities, spacious free parking was available.  All this was overlooking the sea, just 50 yards away, although the weather never aspired to anything other than blustery and wet.

This gave Devon the chance to parade a new crop of arbiters, chief among whom was newly qualified John Arris.  Tony Tatam, amongst his other numerous duties as the Torbay and District Fixtures Secretary and Plymouth C. C., handled the Minor Tournament with aplomb and his usual good humour, whilst the experienced Victor Cross ensured the smooth progress of the Intermediate.  All this was supervised with a keen and critical eye by Ewart Smith aided by his charming wife. 

Tyson Mordue is a very welcome participant in Devon's tournaments and this time he added to his local following and his support of the Braille Chess Association, by gleaning four and half points to tie for first place in the Open.  His last round win to draw level with A. Lewis is well worth playing through. (available on Chess Devon on Monday 4th December).

Local players in the prize list are Graham Bolt as a grading winner in the Open and Rob Wilby as joint winner in the Intermediate.  This is not the first time that Rob has claimed first place in a Torbay Congress tournament employing his rather unique style of play. 

There is a crop of cups and awards available to Torbay League players and the prize list below will give some indication of the many donors that have made this congress popular and well supported. 

Most of all, we must thank Ray Chubb, the Tournament Secretary and Director, who, having survived the loss of the Riviera Centre that prevented a Congress last year, found the magnificent new venue and organised it in such a manner as to provide first class playing conditions.

Devon promote many tournaments each year and each of these aim to provide good playing conditions as it's primary aim.

Next year, the Beacon Seniors and the Torbay Congress will be "back-to- back" in order that travelling will be eased for those who normally play in both tournaments.  The message here is to book early for both events, as both tournaments cap entries to ensure pristine playing conditions. 

 

Results were:

Open Section:

1st     A. P. Lewis                (Colchester)                 4½/5               £140 each

            A. T. Mordue (Keynsham)

3rd    S. Dilleigh                  (Bristol)                                              £30 each

             J. F. S. Menadue       (Truro)

Grading prizes:

U175:              G. Bolt                        (Exeter)                      3                        £30

U163:              R. J. Webster             (Ashfield)                    3                        £30

The British Championship Qualifying Place went to A. P. Lewis.

Major Section: (U-155)

1st     R. Dean                      (Pudsey)                     4/5                   £44 each

                        R. Kneebone             (Penwith)

            G. Taylor                     (Gloucester)

           C. Watson                  (Bristol)

           G. Wilcock                 (Wimborne)

Grading prizes:

U140:   1st   R. Kearsley                (Wimbldon)                3/5                   £10 each

                        N. Burton                    (W. London)

U-129: 1st    J. Nielson                   (Wimborne)                                   £5 each

            D. Lawrence              (King's Head)

            D. Papworth               (Bournemouth)

            D. R. Rogers (Exmouth)

Intermediate Section: (U-125)

1st     T. Clayton                   (London)                     4½/5               £90 each

            R. Wilby                      (Totnes)

 3rd    E. Smith                     (Brixham)                                           £20 each

             J. G. Mason               (Shaldon)

Grading prizes:

U-114:            I. Blencowe                (Gloucester)                                       £5 each

            D. Burt                        (Poole)

           A. Willis                      (Cowley)

           H. Mann                      (St. Marychurch).

U-105:           1st  R. Ludlow                   (Trowbridge                                  £10 each.

           R. Hunt                        (Bognor)

Minor Section: (U-100)

1st      P. Hills                        (Sidmouth)                   5/5                   £110

2nd       M. F. Cuggy               (Brixham)                     4½                    £70

3rd=     D. Healey                   (Watford)                                            £20 each.

K. Alexander (Sidmouth)

Grading prizes:

U-84   1st     J. Britten                     (Brixham)                                           £7 each

            P. Saunders  (Bristol)

            G. Mill-Wilson            (Yate & Sodbury)

U-70:               S. Billett                      (Portsmouth)                                     £20

Torbay Individual Championships:

Open:              Andrew Dunne           (St. Marychurch).

Major:             Stephen Schofield    (Newton Abbot)

Intermediate: Rob Wilby                   (Totnes)

Minor:             Mike Cuggy               (Brixham)

Ralph Newman Cup for highest score by a Devon player in any section:

           Peter Hills                  (Sidmouth)

 

 

Torbay Open 

  1 2 3 4 5  
1 Mordue,A.T. + 1/14 - 1/16 + ½/2 - 1/6 + 1/3
2 Lewis,A.P. - 1/28 + 1/10 - ½/1 + 1/13 - 1/7
3 Dilleigh,S.P. - 1/18 + 1/11 - 1/15 + 1/5 - 0/1 4
4 Menadue,J.F.S. - 0/25 + 1/20 - 1/10 + 1/25 - 1/17 4
5 Yeo,M.J. + ½/6 - 1/26 + 1/21 - 0/3 - 1/13
6 Bolt,G. - ½/5 + 1/28 - 1/24 + 0/1 - ½/8 3
7 Mackle,D. - 1/20 + ½/24 - 1/12 + ½/8 + 0/2 3
8 Helbig,P. + 0/11 - 1/29 + 1/23 - ½/7 + ½/6 3
9 Wheeler,J.F. + 0/12 - ½/22 + ½/16 - 1/23 + 1/21 3
10 Littlejohns,D.P. + 1/17 - 0/2 + 0/4 - 1/26 + ½/14
11 Gilmour,A. - 1/8 - 0/3 + 0/17 + 1/28 - ½/15
12 Webster,R.J. - 1/9 + ½/15 + 0/7 - ½/14 + ½/20
13 Barton,R.A. - 1/22 + 1/19 + ½/B - 0/2 + 0/5
14 White,S.M. - 0/1 + 1/30 - ½/25 + ½/12 - ½/10
15 Sully,D. + 1/29 - ½/12 + 0/3 - ½/21 + ½/11
16 Kemp,P.M. - 1/30 + 0/1 - ½/9 + 1/24 + 0/Def
17 Homer,S.J. - 0/10 + 1/18 - 1/11 + ½/Bye + 0/4
18 Wood,P.R. + 0/3 - 0/17 + 1/30 - 1/29 - ½/29
19 White,E.M. + ½/B - 0/13 + ½/26 + ½/22 - 1/24
20 Waterfield,J. + 0/7 - 0/4 + 1/B + ½/27 - ½/12 2
21 Abbott,M. + ½/B + 1/27 - 0/5 + ½/15 - 0/9 2
22 Bartlett,S. + 0/13 + ½/9 - ½/28 - ½/19 + ½/29 2
23 Gosling,B.G.E. + ½/B + ½/25 - 0/8 + 0/9 - 1/30 2
24 Dunn,A.M. + 1/4 - ½/7 + 0/6 - 0/16 + 0/19
25 Jenks,C.B. + ½/26 - ½/23 + ½/14 - 0/4 + 0/Def
26 Kneebone,J.F. - ½/25 + 0/5 - ½/19 + 0/10 - ½/27
27 White,I. + 0/2 - 0/21 + ½/29 - ½/20 + ½/26
28 Hamilton,S. + ½/B - 0/6 + ½/22 - 0/11 + ½/18
29 Jaques,A. - 0/15 + 0/8 - ½/27 + 0/18 - ½/22 1
30 Wright,A. + 0/16 - 0/14 - 0/18 + 1/B + 0/23 1

 CLICK HERE FOR DATABASE OF GAMES PLAYED IN THE OPEN IN PGN FORMAT

 

The League Secretary, John Doidge, has sent the following notice to Torbay League Club Secretaries :-

"You will remember at the last Council Meeting it was agreed it would be an idea to send out a newsletter each month to clubs with the object of trying to keep clubs and their members up to date with happenings and events, but obviously this can only come about if clubs can send me snippets of information on a regular basis.

As an example, at the Newton abbot Club, Alan Brusey gave a simultaneous display to start off the season.  They have also welcomed some new members - among them Stephen Schofield who has come to town from Cornwall and has an impressive grading of 143.

Brixham and South Hams have already kicked off their Rapid Play season with a 5-3 win for South Hams.

What I am trying to do is to give all members an insight into other clubs and their players, together with some good games.  Perhaps someone has had an impressive win over a much stronger player.  Why not let us have details and let someone else play it?

The success or failure of this can only come from you.  Hopefully I can get the first newsletter out in November and would ask for contributions no later than 31st. October."

Chess Devon supports John's initiative and energy.  This website is read around the world, no doubt by Devonshire ex-patriates trying to maintain contact with their roots.  Let's help them.  We fight like tigers over the board, but we all have one thing in common - our love of chess.

Let's keep Devon on the chess map!

 

Our thanks to Tony Tatam for the following:-

The following tables will be up-dated regularly.

Last up-date 11th April 2007

 

 

Division 1

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

St Marychurch

10

9

0

1

32

8

18

Teignmouth

9

6

1

2

23

13

13

Totnes

10

4

1

5

19½

20½

9

South Hams 10 2 2 6 15½ 24½ 6
Plymouth

9

2

2

5

13

23

6

 Newton Abbot

10

3

0

7

13

27

6

 

Division 2

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

St. Marychurch

10

6

3

1

25

15

15

Teignmouth

10

6

2

2

25½

14½

14

Totnes

10

5

2

3

23½

16½

12

Newton Abbot

10

5

2

3

22½

17½

12

Brixham

10

2

3

5

15½

24½

7

Torquay BGS

10

0

0

10

8

32

0

 

Division 3

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Plymouth

8

5

2

1

20

12

12

St Marychurch

8

5

2

1

19½

12½

12

Teignmouth

8

4

0

4

14½

17½

8

Newton Abbot

8

2

1

5

15½

16½

5

Torquay BGS

8

1

1

6

10½

21½

3

 

Rapidplay

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Totnes

4

3

0

1

22½

6

South Hams

4

3

0

1

18½

13½

6

Brixham

4

0

0

4

7

25

0

 

LEAGUE FIXTURES 2006/2007

Division 1

Division 2

12-Oct-06

St Marychurch

3 - 1

South Hams

 

 

10-Oct-06

Brixham

3 - 1

TBGS

16-Oct-06

Totnes

4 - 0

Newton Abbot

 

 

10-Oct-06

Teignmouth

2½-1½

Totnes

19-Oct-06

St Marychurch

1½-2½

Teignmouth

 

 

18-Oct-06

Newton Abbot

1 - 3

St Marychurch

31-Oct-06

Teignmouth

2½-1½

Newton Abbot

 

 

26-Oct-06

St Marychurch

2 - 2

Brixham

7-Nov-06

Newton Abbot

2½-1½

South Hams

 

 

6-Nov-06

Totnes

3½-½

TBGS

9-Nov-06

Plymouth

½-3½

Totnes

 

 

7-Nov-06

Brixham

2 - 2

Teignmouth

23-Nov-06

South Hams

2 - 2

Plymouth

 

 

14-Nov-06

Teignmouth

2 - 2

Newton Abbot

27-Nov-06

Totnes

½-3½

St Marychurch

 

 

22-Nov-06

Newton Abbot

3 - 1

Totnes

29-Nov-06

Newton Abbot

1½-2½

Plymouth

 

 

23-Nov-06

St Marychurch

1½-2½

Teignmouth

7-Dec-06

Plymouth

0 - 4

St Marychurch

 

 

28-Nov-06

TBGS

½-3½

St Marychurch

7-Dec-06

South Hams

½ - 3½

Teignmouth

 

 

12-Dec-06

Brixham

1 - 3

Totnes

12-Dec-06

Teignmouth

1½-2½

St Marychurch

 

 

14-Dec-06

TBGS

1 - 3

Newton Abbot

8-Jan-06

Totnes

1½-2½

Teignmouth

 

 

15-Jan-07

Totnes

2 - 2

St Marychurch

9-Jan-07

Teignmouth

2 - 2

Plymouth

 

 

16-Jan-07 Teignmouth

4 - 0

TBGS

11-Jan-07

St Marychurch

4 - 0

Newton Abbot

 

 

17-Jan-07

Newton Abbot

3½ - ½

Brixham

18-Jan-07

South Hams

2 - 2

Totnes

 

 

23-Jan-07

TBGS

1 - 3

Brixham

23-Jan-07

Teignmouth

1½-2½

Totnes

 

 

25-Jan-07

St Marychurch

2½-1½

Newton Abbot

31-Jan-07

Newton Abbot

2½-1½

Totnes

 

 

29-Jan-07

Totnes

3 - 1

Teignmouth

1-Feb-07

Plymouth

1½-2½

South Hams

 

 

13-Feb-07

Brixham

2 - 2

St Marychurch

7-Feb-07

Newton Abbot

1 - 3

Teignmouth

 

 

21-Feb-07

Newton Abbot

1 - 3

Teignmouth

8-Feb-07

South Hams

1 - 3

St Marychurch

 

 

28-Feb-07

TBGS

1 - 3

Totnes

22-Feb-07

St Marychurch

4 - 0

Totnes

 

 

6-Mar-07

Teignmouth

3 - 1

Brixham

1-Mar-07

Plymouth

½ - 3½

Newton Abbot

 

 

8-Mar-07

St Marychurch

2½-1½

TBGS

5-Mar-07

Totnes

1½-2½

Plymouth

 

 

12-Mar-07

Totnes

2 - 2

Newton Abbot

22-Mar-07

South Hams

3½ - ½

Newton Abbot

 

 

26-Mar-07

Totnes

4 - 0

Brixham

22-Mar-07

St Marychurch

2½ - 1½

Plymouth

 

 

28-Mar-07

Newton Abbot

2½ - 1½

TBGS

27-Mar-07

Teignmouth

4 - 0

South Hams

 

 

4-Apr-07

TBGS

0 - 4

Teignmouth

23-Apr-07

Totnes

2½ - 1½

South Hams

 

 

17-Apr-07

Teignmouth

1½ 2½

St Marychurch

25-Apr-07

Newton Abbot

0 - 4

St Marychurch

 

 

24-Apr-07

Brixham

1 - 3

Newton Abbot

26-Apr-07

Plymouth

v

Teignmouth

 

 

26-Apr-07

St Marychurch

3½ - ½

Totnes

Division 3

Rapid play

24-Oct-06

Teignmouth

2½-1½

Newton Abbot

 

03-Oct-06

Brixham

3 - 5

South Hams

01-Nov-06

Newton Abbot

1½-2½

Plymouth

 

 

04-Dec-06

Totnes

2 - 6

South Hams

02-Nov-06

St Marychurch

2 - 2

TBGS

 

 

09-Jan-07

Brixham

1 v 7

Totnes

07-Nov-06

TBGS

1½-2½

Plymouth

 

 

11-Jan-07

South Hams

5 - 3

Brixham

09-Nov-06

Plymouth

1½-2½

Teignmouth

 

 

26-Feb-07

Totnes

8 - 0

Brixham

16-Nov-06

St Marychurch

3 - 1

Teignmouth

 

 

08-Mar-07

South Hams

2½-5½

Totnes

07-Dec-06

Plymouth

 3 - 1

St Marychurch

 

 

12-Dec-06

Newton Abbot

3½-½

TBGS

 

 

09-Jan-07

TBGS

½-3½

Teignmouth

 

 

KO Cup Quarter-final

11-Jan-07

St Marychurch

2½-1½

Newton Abbot

 

20-Nov-07

Totnes

2½-3½

Teignmouth

01-Feb-07

Plymouth

2 - 2

Newton Abbot

 

 

 

Newton Abbot

v

Bye

14-Feb-07

Newton Abbot

3 - 1

Teignmouth

 

 

 

Plymouth

v

Bye

01-Mar-07

Plymouth

3 - 1

TBGS

 

 

 

TBGS

v

Bye

13-Mar-07

TBGS

1-2½

St Marychurch

 

 

 

 

 

 

13-Mar-07

Teignmouth

½ - 3½

Plymouth

 

 

KO Cup Semi-final

22-Mar-07

St Marychurch

2 - 2

Plymouth

 

SF1

18-Jan-07

Plymouth

4½ -1½

Newton Abbot

27-Mar--07

Teignmouth

4 - 0

South Hams

 

SF2

 30-Jan-07

Teignmouth

5½ - ½

TBGS

3-Apr-07

TBGS

3 - 1

Newton Abbot

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-Apr-07

Teignmouth

0 v 4

St. Marychurch

 

 

KO Cup Final

24-Apr-07

Teignmouth

3½ ½

TBGS

 

29-Mar-07

 Plymouth

3-3

Teignmouth

25-Apr-07 Newton Abbot 1½ - 2½ St. Marychurch  

Plymouth win on Board Count back.

 

 

KNOCK OUT

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

 

 

 

 

 

Plymouth

 

 

 

Bye

Plymouth 4½

 

 

 

 

 *Plymouth 3

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot 1½

 

 

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Plymouth

 

 

 

(Board Count) 

Totnes 2½

 

 

 

 

Teignmouth 3½

Teignmouth 5½

 

 

 

Teignmouth3

 

 

 

 

 

Torquay BGS

Torquay BGS½

 

 

Bye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2006

In the Under 13 Championship that was played over seven rounds at the Swansea University, Robert Thompson scored 3½ points.  Laurens Stigend started play in the Under 12 Group on Sunday 13th August 

 

 

TORBAY LEAGUE OFFICERS FOR 2006/07

At the League Annual General Meeting held on Monday 19th June the following officers were elected :

PRESIDENT ................................   T. F. Thynne

SECRETARY................................   J. E. Doidge

TREASURER.................................  A. W. Brusey

AUDITOR ....................................  C. Deakin

COMPETITION SECRETARY ...........   A. Tatam

JUNIOR SECRETARY ....................    J. Lawrence

MATCH CAPTAIN ........................    R. Wilby

CONGRESS SECRETARY ..............     R. W. Chubb

CONGRESS TREASURER ................   R. W. Chubb

CONGRESS AUDITOR ..................    A. W. Brusey

EQUIPMENT OFFICER ................     R. W. Chubb

PUBLICITY OFFICER ..................    W. A. Frost

DCCA DELEGATE .......................    N. Tidy

ECF DELEGATE .........................    V. J. Dunleavy

President

T. F. Thynne

54, Silverwood Avenue,

NEWTON ABBOT

TQ12 4LG

01626 204496  

E-Mail TTHYNNE@tbgs.torbay.sch.uk

 

 

Secretary

J. E. Doidge

40, Templars Way,

NEWTON ABBot

TQ12 2AX

01626  368768

E-Mail 

john.doidge@tiscali.co.uk

Treasurer

A. W. Brusey

30, Netley Road,

NEWTON ABBOT

TQ12 2NG

01626  364331