THE WEST OF ENGLAND CHESS UNION

 

CONTENTS        (click below)

2004/2005 Fixture List WECU Jamboree 2004 DORSET CHESS CONGRESS 2004 Somerset v Devon 2nd team match
Somerset v Hants and Gloucestershire WECU Officers 2004 WECU Championships 2005 WECU Officers 2005/06
Notice from WECU Fixtures Secretary.      
 

YEOVIL SUMMER CONGRESS



The fourth Yeovil Summer Congress took place on 24th to 26th June 2005 at Parcroft School, the same venue as last year.



Results

OPEN

1st Rashid Ziatdinov (USA) 4½/5
2nd= James Sherwin (Bath), David Sully (Pentyrch) 3½
Grading Prize = Peter Poobalasingam (Millfield), Allan Pleasants (Weymouth) 2½

MAJOR

1st= Sarah Hegarty (Millfield), Mark Abbott (Exmouth) 4
3rd = Phil Chapman (Chard&Ilminster/Yeovil), Stephen Pride (Cambridge) 3½
Grading Prize - Paul Smith (Knoll Knights) 3

INTERMEDIATE

1st Nick Baranga (Millfield) 4½
2nd= John McKenna (Crystal Palace), John Shaddick (Basingstoke) 4
Grading Prize - Sheila Dines (Coulsdon) 3½

MINOR

1st James Galloway (Andover) 4½
2nd Alan Fraser (Beckenham & Bromley) 4
3rd= Doreen Helbig (Keynsham), Harry Streeter (Millfield) 3½
Grading Prize = Raymond Hood (ISCA), Robert Thompson (St Marychurch), Sharan Soni (Millfield) 3

SOMERSET JUNIOR TITLES

U-18 and U-16 Peter Poobalasingam (192 performance)
U-14 and U-13 Katie Hale (Millfield) (124 performance)
U-12 Sharan Soni (82 performance)

 

The following notice is from Frank Kingdom - WECU Fixtures secretary :

To all County Match Captains,

Firstly, Congratulations to Devon on winning the final of the Under175 Competition and winning the Ron Banwell trophy. A sterling effort and a just reward for the efforts of their Match Captain.

I append below the fixture list and entries for the coming season. As you may know, the Jamboree cannot be held at Taunton again. The only venue on offer at this year’s Council Meeting was the Rembrandt hotel in Weymouth. Whilst this is a long way for the Cornish and Gloucestershire teams it was felt it was better than having to cancel the event. So attached is the entry form for this event. If anyone requires paper form I can post one on request.

With thanks for your support and best wishes for the coming season.

Frank Kingdon.

WECU Fixtures Secretary

Fixtures for the 2005/2006 Season

25th Sep. 2005 Inter County Jamboree Weymouth

15th Oct. 2005 Devon v Hants Soms v Glos Wilts v Corn

3rd Dec. 2005 Corn v Devon Hants v Soms Glos v Wilts

7th Jan. 2006 Devon v Wilts Glos v Hants Soms v Dorset Corn Bye

28th Jan. 2006 Glos v Devon Hants v Dorset Soms v Corn Wilts Bye

11th Feb. 2006 Corn v Hants Dorset v Devon Soms v Wilts Glos Bye

25/26thFeb. 2006 WECU Junior Jamboree

11th Mar. 2006 Corn v Glos Devon v Soms Hants v Wilts

25th Mar. 2006 WECU Executive Committee Meeting

14/17thApr. 2006 WECU Easter Congress

3rd June 2006 WECU Council Meeting

I list below the competitions entered by our counties for the coming season. The WECU entries are the same as last season. However, as far as the BCF Quarter-finals are concerned all counties have until the end of August to decide on their entries, as agreed at this years Council Meeting. I have indicated below those who have already told me of their intentions. If any County wishes to alter or add their entry please let me know by the agreed timescale.

 

WECU

BCF Quarter-Finals

Harold Meek

Wayling Cup (Bds)

Open

Minor

Under 175

Under 150

Under 125

Under 100

Cornwall

Yes

No

 

 

   

Devon

Yes

Yes (16)

   

 

Dorset

No

Yes (16)

     

 

Gloucester

Yes

No

 

Yes

       

Hampshire

Yes

Yes (16)

 

Yes

Yes

 

Somerset

Yes

Yes (16)

     

   

Wiltshire

Yes

No

 

Yes

       

 

 

 

 

 

West Of England Chess Union

Officials

(updated 06.06.05)

President: Mrs. F. Headlong, 1, Fairlawn, Liden, Swindon, Wiltshire.    SN3  6ET   

Tel: 01793-641449                                          e-mail: fenellaheadlong@yahoo.co.uk

Deputy President:  G. N. Jepps, 27, Lockey Road, Shepton Mallet,   BA4 5RQ

Tel: 01749-344191                  e-mail: gnjepps@ntlworld.com.

Hon. Life Vice Presidents:  K. J. Bloodworth:           Mrs. J. M. Parker.

Vice-Presidents        E. I. S. Biddick;            A. C. Brown;               P. H. Clarke;

J. E. Fewkes;               I. M. George                A. S. Hollis;                  D. C. Jarrett;               

F. C. Kingdon;             P. L. Marshall; R. O. Powis;                R. W. Rendell;

A. D. Rookes;              L. T. Walker;               L. C. Walters.              J. F. Wheeler

 General Secretary:  R. H. Jones,   40, Phillipps Avenue,  Exmouth.  Devon.   EX8 3HZ    Tel: 01395-223340                                             e-mail bobjones@eclipse.co.uk

Treasurer:  J. E. Fewkes, The Gables, Middle Street, Rimpton, Yeovil. Somerset. BA22 8AQ    Tel: 01935-850227                                          e-mail: jim@jfewkes.fsnet.co.uk

Fixtures Secretary:  F. C. Kingdon,  6, Blenheim Road,  Weymouth.  Dorset. DT3 5AZ       Tel: 01305-812237                                                e-mail: frank1@kestral-internet.co.uk

 Congress Secretary: vacant.

Junior Secretary:   pro tem.  Mrs. S. Hale,  36, Fielding Road, Street. Somerset.  BA16  9PG 

Tel: 01458-443201                                                   e-mail: chessmatesuk@hotmail.com

 B.C.F. Delegate:  V. J. Dunleavy, 59, Belle Cross Road, Kingsbridge, Devon. TQ7 1NL

Tel: 01548-857623                                                e-mail: vijaydee@britishlibrary.net

 Hon. Auditor:  M. Baker.

W.E.C.U. Council: The officers, Vice-Presidents and delegates, as follows:-

 

Executive Member

Council Member

Bristol League

      R. Hardy   

J. Paines

Cornwall

I. M. George

Vacant

Devon

B. W. R. Hewson

R. J. Neat

Dorset

W. J. Kelly

D. A. Keddie.

Gloucestershire

P. J. Meade

J. Jones.

Hampshire

J. F. Wheeler

G. Stuart

Somerset

D. G. Woodruff

G. N. Jepps

Wiltshire

Mrs. F. Headlong

vacant

 

WECU Executive: Officers and the 1st named of the above delegates.

 

THE 58th WEST OF ENGLAND CHESS UNION CHAMPIONSHIPS

ROYAL BEACON HOTEL, EXMOUTH

25th - 28th MARCH 2005

 

OVERVIEW BY BOB JONES 

After a peripatetic half  century, the Union's Easter Congress and Championship decided in 1999 to settle at the 3 star premises of the Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, where it has remained ever since, popular with players for its combination of Regency architecture, comfortable playing conditions, sea views and proximity to the town centre.

Entries were flooding in again this year and as the cut-off point of 100 players approached 10 days before the start, the relative weakness of the Open section was helped by the late entry of  two previous winners, Jack Rudd and GM Matthew Turner, who, at 233, was 25 grading points clear of his nearest rival. It was not unreasonable, therefore, to expect Turner to win again, creating the first hat-trick of clear wins in the event's long history. (Gary Lane won the title four times from1982 - 85, but one of them was shared with Gerald Bennett).

However, in Round 1, Turner slightly misplayed a Rook & Pawn ending, and could only draw against Andrew Jaques, giving hope to the pack. There followed two wins each for Turner and Rudd, before they met in Round 4, which was clearly going to be a key game. Rudd had the White pieces and was in no mood to risk unnecessarily his half point advantage, and they drew after 51 moves.

Having cleared this hurdle, Rudd enjoyed a 20 move miniature against Philip Bonavent, but then dug in to grind out the necessary two wins in 56 and 62 moves respectively, to give him, by a clear point from Turner, the title he first won in 2000.

His total of 6½ / 7 points had nothing to do with polishing off tail-enders - his victims went on to be placed 3rd, 4th, and two 5th=s.  His only "lucky break" came when the mobile phone of his Round 3 opponent went off in the hall, not once but twice, limiting that game to just 13 moves.

All games from the Open are accessible in ChessBase on the Keverel Chess website.

The event had been played out mostly in bright, Eastery weather. The day after it finished, on Easter Tuesday, the heavens opened, dumping 1½" of rain on the town, making Exmouth the wettest place in the UK - but too late to spoil an enjoyable congress - another lucky break.

THE PRIZE LIST

Open Section:

1st J. Rudd 208 Barnstaple 6½ / 7 pts £300.00

2nd M. J. Turner 233 Millfield School 5½ £150.00

3rd= P. Bonafont 172 Hemel Hempstead 4½ £37.50

Grading prize U-160: 1st G. P. Taylor 157 Gloucester 4½ £60.00

2nd= A. Jaques 156 Blackpool 4 £18.00

D. Hall 152 Brown Jack

Jack Rudd regains the Championship trophy he last won on 2001.

Geoff Taylor was awarded the British Championship Qualifying Place, as Rudd & Turner were pre-qualified, and Bonafont was ineligible

 

 

Major Section (U-160):

1st H. Hjort 153 Hendon 5½ / 7 pts £180.00

2nd = I. M. Jamieson 153 Exmouth 5 £37.00

Sarah Hegarty 156 Millfield School

P. Hutchings 150 Camborne

N. Fallowfield 135

Stourbridge

Philip Hutchings was awarded the newly-presented trophy, the Wilkinson Cup, on tie break, as Hjort was ineligible.

Grading prize (U-135): 1st= D. J. Adams 131 Exmouth 4½ £20.00

D. R. Rogers 130 Exmouth

 

Minor Section (U-125):

 

1st C. Gardiner 116 Falmouth 6 / 7 pts. £150.00

2nd= T. Chapman 119 Guildford 5½ £62.50

R. Desmedt 124 Netherton

Grading prize (U-90) B. Childs 82 Bodmin 4½ £40.00

 

THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE

 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
1 Rudd,J.   - 1/4 + 1/5 - 1/10 + ½/2 - 1/3 + 1/8 - 1/14
2 Turner,M. J.   + ½/7 - 1/9 + 1/18 - ½/1 + 1/6 - 1/10 - ½/3 5½
3 Bonafont,P.   + ½/B - ½/12 + 1/7 - 1/18 + 0/1 - 1/11 + ½/2 4½
4 Taylor,G. P.   + 0/1 - ½/14 + 1/27 - ½/9 + 1/12 + ½/5 - 1/8 4½
5 Bolt,G.   + 1/6 - 0/1 + 1/B - ½/13 + ½/10 - ½/4 + ½/11 4
6 Hall,D. J.   - 0/5 + 1/19 - 1/15 + ½/8 - 0/2 + ½/7 + 1/13 4
7 Jaques,A.   - ½/2 + ½/8 - 0/3 + 1/B + ½/9 - ½/6 + 1/12 4
8 Dilleigh,S. P.   + ½/9 - ½/7 + 1/14 - ½/6 + 1/13 - 0/1 + 0/4 3½
9 Gosling,B. G. E.   - ½/8 + 0/2 - 1/17 + ½/4 - ½/7 - ½/13 + ½/10 3½
10 Wismayer,C. R.   - 1/11 + 1/16 + 0/1 + ½/B - ½/5 + 0/2 - ½/9 3½
11 Abbott,M.   + 0/10 + ½/B - ½/19 + 1/15 - 1/14 + 0/3 - ½/5 3½
12 Greely,S.   - ½/15 + ½/3 - 0/5 + 1/19 - 0/4 + 1/16 - 0/7 3
13 Bass,J. W.   - ½/17 + ½/15 - 1/16 + ½/5 - 0/8 + ½/9 - 0/6 3
14 Littlejohns,D. P.   + ½/B + ½/4 - 0/8 - 1/16 + 0/11 - 1/18 + 0/1 3
15 Evans,P.   + ½/12 - ½/13 + 0/6 - 0/11 + 1/18 - 0/17 + 1/B 3
16 Woodruff,A.   - 1/19 - 0/10 + 0/13 + 0/14 + 1/B - 0/12 + 1/17 3
17 Wynarczyk,R.   + ½/13 - 0/18 + 0/9 + ½/B - ½/19 + 1/15 - 0/16 2½
18 Ponter,I.   + ½/B + 1/17 - 0/2 + 0/3 - 0/15 + 0/14 - ½/19 2
19 Neat,R. J.   + 0/16 - 0/6 + ½/11 - 0/12 + ½/17 + ½/B + ½/18 2

WECU Major 2005

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
1 Hjort,H.   - 1/31 + 1/16 - 1/29 + ½/3 - 1/8 + ½/2 - ½/5
2 Jamieson,I. M.   + 1/23 - ½/6 + 1/11 - ½/4 + 1/7 - ½/1 + ½/3 5
3 Hutchings,P. J.   + 1/15 - 1/35 + 1/4 - ½/1 + ½/11 - ½/9 - ½/2 5
4 Hegarty,S. N.   - 1/37 + 1/13 - 0/3 + ½/2 - 1/16 + 1/18 - ½/7 5
5 Fallowfield,N.   + ½/12 - 1/27 + 0/6 - 1/13 + 1/30 - 1/11 + ½/1 5
6 Hall,J. D. W.   - 1/33 + ½/2 - 1/5 + 0/7 - 0/18 + 1/17 - 1/20 4½
7 O'Gorman,B.   + 1/26 - 0/29 + 1/38 - 1/6 - 0/2 + 1/12 + ½/4 4½
8 Bartlett,S.   + ½/27 - ½/19 + 1/32 - 1/12 + 0/1 - 1/26 + ½/9 4½
9 Gillespie,D.   - 0/16 + 1/39 - ½/17 + 1/37 - 1/21 + ½/3 - ½/8 4½
10 Wilkinson,J. R.   - ½/17 + ½/14 - 0/21 + 1/32 - 1/19 + ½/24 - 1/18 4½
11 Page,M. C.   - 1/39 + 1/21 - 0/2 + 1/29 - ½/3 + 0/5 - ½/15 4
12 Harris,M. J.   - ½/5 + 1/20 - ½/13 + 0/8 - 1/29 - 0/7 + 1/30 4
13 Annetts,I. S.   + 1/28 - 0/4 + ½/12 + 0/5 - 1/38 + ½/16 - 1/24 4
14 Rogers,D. R.   + ½/24 - ½/10 + ½/22 + 0/18 - 1/37 - ½/21 + 1/26 4
15 Adams,D. J.   - 0/3 + ½/31 - 0/20 + 1/39 + 1/35 - 1/30 + ½/11 4
16 Piggott,R.   + 1/9 - 0/1 + ½/24 - 1/22 + 0/4 - ½/13 + ½/21 3½
17 Norman,D. M.   + ½/10 - ½/22 + ½/9 + ½/20 - ½/25 - 0/6 + 1/32 3½
18 Woodward,T. F.   + ½/32 - ½/38 + ½/19 - 1/14 + 1/6 - 0/4 + 0/10 3½
19 Fallowfield,J.   - ½/20 + ½/8 - ½/18 + ½/25 + 0/10 - ½/22 + 1/33 3½
20 Spiller,P.   + ½/19 - 0/12 + 1/15 - ½/17 + ½/26 - 1/33 + 0/6 3½
21 Gorodi,J.   + 1/B - 0/11 + 1/10 - ½/26 + 0/9 + ½/14 - ½/16 3½
22 Murray,J. S.   - ½/34 + ½/17 - ½/14 + 0/16 - ½/23 + ½/19 - 1/31 3½
23 Boomsma,B.   - 0/2 + ½/30 - ½/36 + ½/34 + ½/22 - 1/29 - ½/25 3½
24 Ingham,H. W.   - ½/14 + ½/34 - ½/16 + 1/31 + ½/B - ½/10 + 0/13 3½
25 Hardy,O. H.   + ½/38 - ½/32 + ½/33 - ½/19 + ½/17 - ½/27 + ½/23 3½
26 Gutteridge,A.   - 0/7 + 1/36 - 1/34 + ½/21 - ½/20 + 0/8 - 0/14 3
27 Allen,R.   - ½/8 + 0/5 - 0/31 + 1/28 - 1/34 + ½/25   3
28 Chan,D.   - 0/13 + ½/37 - 0/30 - 0/27 + ½/36 + 1/B + 1/39 3
29 Walker,D. R.   - 1/30 + 1/7 + 0/1 - 0/11 + 0/12 + 0/23 - ½/36 2½
30 Holt,P. J.   + 0/29 - ½/23 + 1/28 - 1/33 - 0/5 + 0/15 - 0/12 2½
31 Papworth,D. E.   + 0/1 - ½/15 + 1/27 - 0/24 + 0/33 - 1/38 + 0/22 2½
32 Roberts,M. A.   - ½/18 + ½/25 - 0/8 - 0/10 + ½/39 + 1/37 - 0/17 2½
33 Smith,E. J.   + 0/6 + 1/B - ½/25 + 0/30 - 1/31 + 0/20 - 0/19 2½
34 Deakin,C.   + ½/22 - ½/24 + 0/26 - ½/23 + 0/27 - 0/35 + 1/B 2½
35 Burton,R.   - 1/36 + 0/3 - 0/37 + ½/38 - 0/15 + 1/34   2½
36 Dokter,M.   + 0/35 - 0/26 + ½/23 + ½/B - ½/28 - ½/39 + ½/29 2½
37 Sellwood,C.   + 0/4 - ½/28 + 1/35 - 0/9 + 0/14 - 0/32 - ½/38 2
38 Turner,R. D.   - ½/25 + ½/18 - 0/7 - ½/35 + 0/13 + 0/31 + ½/37 2
39 Kearsley,R.   + 0/11 - 0/9 + 1/B - 0/15 - ½/32 + ½/36 - 0/28 2

WECU Minor 2005

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
1 Gardiner,C.   + 1/33 - ½/10 + 1/22 - ½/5 + 1/27 - 1/24 + 1/4 6
2 Chapman,T. J.   + 1/39 - 1/16 + ½/4 - ½/7 + 1/12 - 1/5 + ½/6 5½
3 Desmedt,T. J.   + 1/12 - 1/32 + ½/14 - 1/13 + ½/5 - ½/4 + 1/7 5½
4 Worrall,M.   - 1/26 + 1/11 - ½/2 + 1/8 - 1/14 + ½/3 - 0/1 5
5 Primett,A. D.   - 1/15 + 1/35 - 1/40 + ½/1 - ½/3 + 0/2 - 1/29 5
6 Woodruff,D. G.   + 1/37 - ½/21 + 0/12 - 1/22 + 1/13 - 1/20 - ½/2 5
7 Tout,D.   + ½/28 - 1/23 - 1/34 + ½/2 + ½/9 - 1/21 - 0/3 4½
8 Burt,D. F.   + ½/22 - 1/28 + 1/21 - 0/4 + ½/20 - 1/27 + ½/9 4½
9 Errington,P.   - ½/23 + ½/19 - 1/33 + 1/29 - ½/7 + ½/18 - ½/8 4½
10 Dimond,P.   - 1/43 + ½/1 - 0/13 + ½/28 - 1/16 + ½/15 + 1/24 4½
11 Childs,B.   + 1/18 - 0/4 + 1/32 - ½/24 + 0/21 - 1/34 + 1/12 4½
12 Allen,T.   - 0/3 + 1/31 - 1/6 + 1/34 - 0/2 + 1/14 - 0/11 4
13 Bullock,A. C.   + ½/36 - 1/25 + 1/10 + 0/3 - 0/6 - ½/17 + 1/21 4
14 Foster,P.   + 1/29 - 1/27 - ½/3 + ½/B + 0/4 - 0/12 + 1/19 4
15 Coats,R.   + 0/5 - ½/37 + 1/23 - 0/30 + 1/32 - ½/10 + 1/27 4
16 Farrell,J. B.   + 1/44 + 0/2 - 1/19 - 0/27 + 0/10 + 1/40 - 1/28 4
17 Thompson,R.   + ½/25 - 0/22 + 1/36 - 0/21 - 1/33 + ½/13 + 1/30 4
18 Lovell,S. E.   - 0/11 + 0/26 - 1/43 + 1/41 - 1/40 - ½/9 + ½/20 4
19 Payne,B.   + ½/B - ½/9 + 0/16 + 1/38 - 1/29 + 1/23 - 0/14 4
20 Southall,C. M.   - 0/35 + 1/41 - 1/42 + 1/40 - ½/8 + 0/6 - ½/18 4
21 Morris,J.   - 1/31 + ½/6 - 0/8 + 1/17 - 1/11 + 0/7 - 0/13 3½
22 Kaye,M.   - ½/8 + 1/17 - 0/1 + 0/6 - 0/34 + 1/33 - 1/41 3½
23 Courtney,T.   + ½/9 + 0/7 - 0/15 - 1/37 + 1/25 - 0/19 + 1/32 3½
24 Tidy,N.   - 1/42 + 0/40 - 1/26 + ½/11 - 1/35 + 0/1 - 0/10 3½
25 Papier,A.   - ½/17 + 0/13 - 0/28 + 1/31 - 0/23 + 1/41 - 1/36 3½
26 Coats,J.   + 0/4 - 1/18 + 0/24 - ½/32 + ½/42 - ½/39 + 1/34 3½
27 Ingram,N. F.   - 1/38 + 0/14 - 1/35 + 1/16 - 0/1 + 0/8 - 0/15 3
28 Gray,G.   - ½/7 + 0/8 + 1/25 - ½/10 + 0/30 - 1/35 + 0/16 3
29 Hall,T. J.   - 0/14 + 1/39 - 1/38 - 0/9 + 0/19 - 1/30 + 0/5 3
30 Mills,N.   - 0/40 + 0/42 - 1/39 + 1/15 - 1/28 + 0/29 - 0/17 3
31 Stone,S.   + 0/21 - 0/12 + ½/44 - 0/25 - 1/43 + ½/38 - 1/40 3
32 Arriss,J. A.   - 1/41 + 0/3 - 0/11 + ½/26 - 0/15 + 1/42 - 0/23 2½
33 Welch,H.   - 0/1 + 1/43 + 0/9 - ½/36 + 0/17 - 0/22 - 1/42 2½
34 Shaddick,J.   + ½/B - 1/36 + 0/7 - 0/12 + 1/22 + 0/11 - 0/26 2½
35 Waters,R. G.   + 1/20 - 0/5 + 0/27 - 1/42 + 0/24 + 0/28 - ½/38 2½
36 Whitfield,J.   - ½/13 + 0/34 - 0/17 + ½/33 - ½/38 + 1/44 + 0/25 2½
37 Hopkinson,G.   - 0/6 + ½/15 - 0/41 + 0/23 - 0/39 + 1/43 - 1/44 2½
38 Markey,K. D.   + 0/27 - 1/44 + 0/29 - 0/19 + ½/36 - ½/31 + ½/35 2½
39 Glassmire,W.   - 0/2 - 0/29 + 0/30 + 1/B + 1/37 + ½/26   2½
40 Turtle,D.   + 1/30 - 1/24 + 0/5 - 0/20 + 0/18 - 0/16 + 0/31 2
41 Warner,M.   + 0/32 - 0/20 + 1/37 - 0/18 + 1/44 - 0/25 + 0/22 2
42 Stoop,M.   + 0/24 - 1/30 + 0/20 + 0/35 - ½/26 - 0/32 + 0/33 1½
43 Arriss,D.   + 0/10 - 0/33 + 0/18 - ½/44 + 0/31 - 0/37 + 1/B 1½
44 Cox,R. E.   - 0/16 + 0/38 - ½/31 + ½/43 - 0/41 - 0/36 + 0/37 1

 

 

West Of England Chess Union

Officers

A constituent unit of the British Chess Federation

Founded 1st June 1947

President: Mrs. F. Headlong, 1, Fairlawn, Liden, Swindon, Wiltshire.    SN3  6ET   

Tel: 01793-641449                                          e-mail: fenellaheadlong@yahoo.co.uk

Deputy President:  I. M. George,  3a, Roskear,  Camborne, Cornwall.  TR14  8DF  

Tel: 01209-719727                                          E-mail: iangeorge@eclipse.co.uk

Hon. Life Vice Presidents:  K. J. Bloodworth:           Mrs. J. M. Parker.

Vice-Presidents        E. I. S. Biddick;            A. C. Brown;               P. H. Clarke;

J. E. Fewkes;               A. S. Hollis;                  D. C. Jarrett;                F. C. Kingdon;

P. L. Marshall;                R. O. Powis;                R. W. Rendell;           A. D. Rookes;

L. T. Walker;               L. C. Walters.

General Secretary:  R. H. Jones,   40, Phillipps Avenue,  Exmouth.  Devon.   EX8 3HZ    Tel: 01395-223340                                             e-mail bobjones@eclipse.co.uk

Treasurer:  J. E. Fewkes, The Gables, Middle Street, Rimpton, Yeovil. Somerset. BA22 8AQ    Tel: 01935-850227                                          e-mail: jim@jfewkes.fsnet.co.uk

Fixtures Secretary:  F. C. Kingdon,  6, Blenheim Road,  Weymouth.  Dorset. DT3 5AZ       Tel: 01305-812237                                                e-mail: frank1@kestral-internet.co.uk

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

Junior Secretary:   Mrs. S. Hale,  36, Fielding Road, Street. Somerset.  BA16  9PG 

Tel:                                                                                  e-mail: chessmatesuk@hotmail.com

B.C.F. Delegate: V. J. Dunleavy,

V. J. Dunleavy, 59, Belle Cross Road, Kingsbridge, Devon. TQ7 1NL

Tel: 01548-857623                                                e-mail: vijaydee@britishlibrary.net

Hon. Auditor:  M. Baker.

W.E.C.U. Council: The officers, Vice-Presidents and delegates, as follows:-

 

Executive Member

Council Member

Bristol League

R. Hardy                           

J. Paines

Cornwall

R. J. Grime

Vacant

Devon

B. W. R. Hewson

R. J. Neat

Dorset

W. J. Kelly

D. A. Keddie.

Gloucestershire

P. J. Meade

J. Jones.

Hampshire

J. F. Wheeler

G. Stuart

Somerset

D. G. Woodruff

G. N. Jepps

Wiltshire

Mrs. F. Headlong

vacant

 

WECU Executive: Officers and the 1st named of the above delegates.

 

 

Our thanks to Jack Rudd for the following report.

Somerset v Hampshire (January 29) and Gloucestershire (February 12)

 

    

Hampshire - 1st team

In the last three years, Somerset have won three times against Hampshire, with winning margins of 9-7, 8½-7½ and 8½-7½. This suggested that the match was going to be a very hard-fought one. In both the last two years, this has been the result of Hampshire taking an early lead and Somerset slowly pegging it back.

It became apparent quite quickly that this wasn't going to be the case this year. The first game to finish was Mike Richardt's game against Mike Yeo; some rather mild opening play led to an ending with few chances for either side. Then I got a win against Richard Webb; his sense of danger in the endgame was perhaps not fully active, and he ran into a tactic. Next, Graham Steer had a quick draw against Martin Newbury.

As seasoned Blackmar-Diemar players, both Gerry Jepps and Phil Chapman are used to one side getting a material advantage in their games with this opening; they are perhaps less used to its being them. Gerry won a fine game with some neat little tactics; Phil was also on course for a win until he blundered in the endgame and drew. However, David Painter-Kooiman, making his debut for the county, then extended our lead to three points with a win against Holton.

Hampshire captain Dominic Tunks then pulled one back by beating Ben Edgell (Ben's first loss for the county since May 2003). The next two games, Coates-Pugh and Stuart-McKinley, were both draws; Chris's opponent apparently missed a win (you can see this game annotated on the Hampshire site (http://www.hampshirechess.co.uk). These results made the score 5½-3½ with 7 games to go.

The next few results ensured the match for Somerset. Joe Jervis successfully threaded his way through the complications against Dean, and then Dave Littlejohns skilfully exploited his extra exchange against Esmat. Tony Bamford then agreed the draw that ensured we couldn't lose the match. And although Chris Purry then blundered in a winning position against Krawczuk, Chris Barratt wrapped the match up with a draw in an exchange-down ending.

The last two games were also drawn; Dave Wood drew a piece down when his opponent decided he didn't have enough time to exploit it, and then Nick Wilson managed to draw a tricky-looking minor-piece ending. This made the final score 9½-6½ to Somerset.

Hampshire - 2nd team

This was a slightly less close contest. Hampshire's defaulting of four boards before the start of play took the edge off it somewhat, and this was compounded by their being out graded on every board.

Honours were even in the first four games to finish; Neil McQuillan managed to win Simon Gray's queen with an impressive kingside attack; Adrian Ruston's game had lots of early exchanges and petered out into a draw, Roger Waters demolished his inexperienced opponent, and then Roger Turner drew with Culliford.

After this, the floodgates opened. Somerset won the next six games, thus ensuring the match, and a place in the national stages for our Under-150 team. (They finished in this order: Hill, Winch, Senior, Fewkes, Baker, Byrne.) Hampshire pulled the score back somewhat as Ian Van Delft's two queens proved more effective than William Taylor's one, and Ed Davies achieved a creditable draw in an endgame against Geoff Berryman.

Gloucestershire

The first team's win against Hampshire meant that a win in either of our last two matches would win us the title. This one was always going to be the one we were targeting, as Wiltshire have had a good record against us recently. Fortunately for us, the location of the match in Bath meant that our Bristol League contingent were out in force, supplying five of our top six boards.

It was Gloucestershire who drew first blood here, Nick Wilson misplaying the white side of a Blackmar-Diemar somewhat. I equalized with a rather curious method of playing the Benoni. Then Brown made it 2-1 to Gloucestershire by beating Gerry Jepps. Ben Edgell and Mike Richardt then both drew comfortably enough with the black pieces in king's pawn openings, and Jim Fewkes restored equality again by catching Harrison's king in the centre.

Adrian Ruston then won a piece to put us ahead for the first time, but Alun Richards restored equality by beating Joe Jervis. And when David Buckley's error-strewn game against Ponter eventually became a draw, nerves were jangling everywhere, with the score 4½-all with 7 to finish.

Things then swung our way. I didn't see what happened in Roger Turner's game; I looked at it when he had a small edge, and then next I saw, he'd won. Derek Pugh then gave us a two-point lead by exploiting a mammoth space advantage to build up an attack against the enemy king. Jim Sherwin then made it 7½-4½, as his advantage of piece for two pawns eventually proved enough, as he found a tactic to win his opponent's queen, and Dave Littlejohns wrapped it up by exploiting an extra pawn in a knight ending against Gloucestershire captain Chris Mattos.

This gave us victory with three games to go; blunders by the Gloucestershire players in Graham Steer and Dave Wood's games resulted in victories for us in both of those as well. Finally, Peter Chaplin, who had had a winning advantage and let it slip, managed to hold on for a draw and maintain his unbeaten record of, I believe, 15 games now. (Is this a record?)

So, Somerset are WECU champions again. Congratulations lads! Roll on Warwickshire/Lincolnshire/Greater Manchester!

 

SOMERSET v DEVON

(2nd  team match)

Played at West Buckland Village Hall, near Wellington. 

Somerset had white on the odd boards.  

 

Board SOMERSET Grade Result DEVON Grade
1. Senior N.N. 126 0-1 Ingham W. H. 148
2. Latham J. P. 119 0-1 Waters S. 148
3. Taylor W. J. 111 ½-½ Gorodi J. G. 142
4. Hill A. 107 1-0 Halmkin P. E. 141
5. Robinson W. E. 98 ½-½ Underwood 138
6. Byne A. 106 1-0 Taylor W. R. 134
7. Baker M. R. 106 ½-½ Atkins K. P. 130
8. Ruston A. 101 0-1 Rogers D. R. 130
9. Quinian A. J. 90 0-1 Wilby R. G. 129
10. Dimond P. 98 0-1 Neat R. J. 128
11. Gray S. W. 97 0-1 Jones R. H. 125
12. Waters R. G. 92 1-0 Tree J. J. .124
13. Sherlock K. L. 89 1-0 Parker J. P. 120
14. Jervis R. H. 85 0-1 Hamon M. D. 112
15. Taylor T. M. 80 0-1 Doidge C. 118
16. Buss J. 50 0-1 Tidy N. 106
Totals     5½-10½    

 

The second team was, as usual, where we paid for unavailability of players - the lack of regulars meant I had to call up a number of players from the Under-100 squad. Still, if they play in the U-100 championship as they did in this match, we should be able to win the west country's first ever national trophy

Jonathan Buss was the last player to be called up, and the first to finish. He lost the exchange early on against Tidy and never recovered. Next to fall was Ashley Quinlan, who got into a terrible mess in the opening; he bailed out into an ending a pawn down, but his opponent's rooks proved deadly on his second rank. However, Adrian Byrne then broke our duck by winning an interesting game against Taylor.

Adrian Ruston's opponent then proved his attack was stronger than it looked, thereby restoring Devon's 2-point lead. Will Robinson, who had been losing from early on, then pulled off a remarkable swindle to force perpetual check. However, the next two games both went Devon's way - Simon Gray's passed pawn was not as fast as his opponent's, and Jonathan Latham's opponent played a sharp gambit opening that gave him a great attack against the black king. Alistair Hill, however, continued his superb form from last season, beating an opponent 34 grading points above him.

Mark Baker's game was the second of the match to end in a repetition of position, thus making the score 6-3 to Devon. Roger Waters then pulled one back for us, winning an interesting endgame, but Charles Doidge restored Devon's lead by converting an endgame advantage of several pawns. Next Bill Ingham exploited his better major pieces against Neville Senior, and John Gorodi wrapped the match up for Devon by drawing an interesting but blunder-strewn game against Will Taylor.

 Peter Dimond had been slightly worse for most of the game, and eventually this told as he was forced to go into first a queen ending and then a pawn ending a pawn down, which his opponent duly converted. Then Bob Jervis eventually had to concede his piece-down ending. We scored a late consolation at the end as Keith Sherlock found a way to win his opponent's queen.

 

SOMERSET v DEVON

(1st team match)  

Played at West Buckland Village Hall, near Wellington. 

Devon had white on the odd boards.  

Board

SOMERSET

Grade Result

DEVON

Grade
1. Rudd J. 208 1-0 Cox M. 188
2. Twyble M. S. 195 1-0 Wheeler J. F. 178
3. Chaplin P. E. 187 1-0 Therrien A.L. 177
4. Richardt M. N/A 1-0 Homer S. J. 178
5. Edgell B. P. 165 ½-½ Gunter D. W. 172
6. Littlejohs D. 158 ½-½ Regis D. 168
7. Purry C. S. 154 1-0 Hewson B. R. 168
8. Wilson N. 155 0-1 Derrick K. W. 162
9. Jepps G. N. 152 0-1 Brusey A. W. 153
10. Steer G.  150 1-0 Brooks P. 160
11. Bamford A. B. 148 ½-½ Pinkerton A. 154
12. Jervis J. 137 1-0 Gosling B. G. E. 155
13. Barratt C. F. 139 ½-½ Abbott M. V. 153
14. Chapman P. M. 138 0-1 Jamieson I. m. 153
15. Fewkes J. E. 131 0-1 Walton E. T. A. 152
16.  Ward M. J. 75 0-1 Frangleton  A. 152
Total     9-7    

This fixture has, in recent years, been decisive in determining the destination of the Harold Meek trophy. It is therefore no surprise that both sides tried to get out very strong sides for it. My own attempts were undermined to some extent by matters such as the Hexham Congress, illness, babysitting duties, etc. Still, we managed to get 32 players to go to the village hall at West Buckland. In fact, eight of my players managed to go to more than one West Buckland during the course of the afternoon. (A ninth went to the wrong West Buckland and didn't make it to the right one. Fortunately, we had a substitute standing by.) Those people who did turn up all agreed that it was a good venue and would be worth booking again for next year's fixture.

The first couple of games to finish were both draws; some solid play by Tony Bamford and Dave Littlejohns gave them the half-points against slightly higher-graded opposition. I then gave Somerset the lead with a somewhat speculative pawn sacrifice leading to a mating attack.

The score remained at 2-1 for quite a long time, and then the results started coming in. Joe Jervis was the next to finish; his opponent made an exchange sac rather than draw by repetition - a decision he came to regret when Joe caught his king in a mating net a few moves later. Then Gerry Jepps's melee in Portuguese Gambit theory ended in his opponent's favour, with the black queen getting trapped. However, Graham Steer restored our lead with a fine mating attack.

Devon then pulled the match back to 4-3 as one of Nick Wilson's speculative attacks went in his opponent's favour; however, our lead was once again restored as Peter Chaplin's opponent blundered in time-trouble. Mike Twyble took us to 6-3 as he punished his opponent for a lapse in judgment in the middlegame, but his Yeovil team-mate Jim Fewkes eventually had to concede in a pawn-down minor-piece ending. A win for Chris Purry, whose opponent resigned when he reached move 40 a rook down, and losses for last-minute substitute Mike Ward (who did very well to hold an opponent 77 grading points above him for as long as he did), and Phil Chapman (whose game reached what turned out to be a lost N&2Ps v N&P ending) made the score 7-6 to Somerset, with a nailbiting finish in prospect.

 Gradually, the dust cleared in Somerset's favour. Mike Richardt found a way to build up a mating attack with much reduced material, and Ben Edgell stubbornly defended a difficult queen ending to force a draw. This won us the match with a game to spare, after which an exhausted Chris Barratt agreed a draw in what may have been a winning position with queen against rook and knight.  

Our thanks to Jack Rudd for the above reports.

 

DORSET CHESS CONGRESS NOVEMBER 2004

Prize List

Our thanks to Frank Kingdom for the following.

Championship

1st = P. Helbig Bath £150.00

R.M.Webb Crowthorne £150.00

3rd= K. Goater Dorchester £10.00

Greet Kingsworthy £10.00

J. C. Mansson Horsham £10.00

A. J. Pleasants Weymouth £10.00

M. Yeo Lymington £10.00

Grading Prize (under 170) R. J. Neat £40.00

 

Major

1st = M. J. Harris Newcastle-under-Lyme £94.00

K. House Swindon £94.00

I. Jamieson Exmouth £94.00

Grading Prize (under 140) S. Dean Sidmouth £40.00

 

Minor

1st P. Brackner Weymouth £150.00

2nd= D. W. Lewis Wimborne

T. Greenaway Reading

W. J. Kelly Weymouth

A. Primett Southbourne

Grading Prize (Under 111) D. W. Lewis

Grading Prize (under 100) N. Wilcox Downend & Fishponds £40.00

This result raised an anomaly in that the winner of the Grading prize should not have taken any other prize. The second and third prizes total £130.00, giving a four way split of £32.50 each. If Mr Lewis did take the Grading prize of £40.00 then each of the other three 2nd prizewinners would get £43.33, which is patently unfair on Mr Lewis. Therefore, I have decided that in this case a special dispensation should be allowed and that the Grading prize be incorporated with the main prize fund and split as follows: Mr Lewis £50.00 and Messrs Greenaway, Kelly and Primett get £40.00 each. I trust that these prizewinners find this ruling acceptable.

Junior Prize J. Hall Brown Jack £30.00

D. Wells Newark £30.00

Team Prize Weymouth £45.00

W.E.C.U. JAMBOREE

Taunton Sunday 19th September 2004

Our thanks to Jim Fewkes for this information.

Senior Section

 

Code

Team

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

tot

Pos

B

Devon

½

1

½

0

0

1

0

1

1

1

1

0

7

1

D

Glos

0

½

½

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

5

4

A

Somerset

½

½

0

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

1

6

2=

C

Wiltshire

1

0

1

1

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

6

2=

 

Bd

Pairing

Team

White

Grd

….

….

Black

Grd

Team

1

A1-B1

Som 1

M Richardt

?

½

½

D. Hodge

197

Dev 1

2

C1-D1

Wilt 1

R. Hayden

196

1

0

M. White

180

Glos 1

3

B2-C2

Dev 2

J. Wheeler

178

1

0

P. Richmond

195

Wilt 2

4

D2-A2

Glos 2

M. Burn

180

½

½

B. Edgell

165

Som 2

5

A3-C3

Som 3

D. Gibbs

163

0

1

T. Headlong

194

Wilt 3

6

B3-D3

Dev 3

S. Homer

176

½

½

P. Dodwell

170

Glos 3

7

D4-B4

Glos 4

P. Meade

161

1

0

G. Bolt

173

Dev 4

8

C4-A4

Wilt 4

A. Cooper

176

1

0

D. Littlejohns

158

Som 4

9

C5-B5

Wilt 5

J. Bourne

170

1

0

B. Hewson

168

Dev 5

10

A5-D5

Som 5

C. Purry

154

1

0

R. Dixon

158

Glos 5

11

B6-A6

Dev 6

D. Regis

168

1

0

N. Wilson

155

Som 6

12

D6-C6

Glos 6

G. Taylor

157

1

0

P. Padilla

165E

Wilt 6

13

A7-B7

Som 7

G. Jepps

152

1

0

T. Thynne

166

Dev 7

14

C7-D7

Wilt 7

D. Hall

152

1

0

P. Martin

155

Glos 7

15

B8-C8

Dev 8

A. Brusey

153

1

0

D. Tomboline

148

Wilt 8

16

D8-A8

Glos 8

C. Mattos

152

0

1

G. Steer

150

Som 8

17

A9-C9

Som 9

J. Jervis

137

0

1

J. Hall

146

Wilt 9

18

B9-D9

Dev 9

C. Bellers

158

1

0

G. Brown

150

Glos 9

19

D10-B10

Gls 10

J. McGregor

140E

0

1

A. Woodruff

161

Dv 10

20

C10-A10

Wlt 10

J. Le Quesne

135

0

1

D. Wood

145

So 10

21

C11-B11

ilt 11

R. Dams

124

0

1

A. Pinkerton

154

Dv11

22

A11-D11

Sm 11

C. McKinley

141

0

1

A.Bentley

138

Gls 11

23

B12-A12

Dv 12

B.Gosling

155

0

1

C. Barratt

139

Sm 12

24

D12-C12

Gls 12

A. Richards

130

1

0

R Carver

114

ilt 12

W.E.C.U. JAMBOREE

Taunton Sunday 19th September 2004

Graded Section

 

Team

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

tot

Pos

A

Dorset

1

½

½

½

½

½

1

0

1

1

1

0

7 ½

1

B

Exmouth

0

1

1

½

0

½

0

1

½

½

0

1

6

2=

C

Glos 2

½

0

½

½

1

½

½

0

0

0

1

0

4 ½

4

D

Somerset 2

½

½

0

½

½

½

½

1

½

½

0

1

6

2=

 

Bd

Pairing

Team

White

Grd

….

….

Black

Grd

Team

25

A1-B1

Dor 1

A Pleasants

171

1

0

I Jamieson

153

Exm 1

26

C1-D1

Glos 1

S. Black

142

½

½

P.Chapman

138

Som 1

27

B2-C2

Exm 2

M V Abbott

153

1

0

G. Andriessen

139

Glos 2

28

D2-A2

Som 2

N. Senior

126

½

½

G Searing

137

Dor 2

29

A3-C3

Dor 3

F Kingdon

136

½

½

M.Guy

132

Glos 3

30

B3-D3

Exm 3

I S Annetts

143

1

0

R. Turner

121

Som 3

31

D4-B4

Som 4

W.Taylor

124

½

½

M Adams

134

Exm 4

32

C4-A4

Glos 4

P. Baker

125

½

½

R Wright

128

Dor 4

33

C5-B5

Glos 5

J. Harris

119

1

0

D J Adams

131

Exm 5

34

A5-D5

Dor 5

W Kelly

120

½

½

J. Latham

119

Som 5

35

B6-A6

Exm 6

D R Rogers

130

½

½

D Lewis

113

Dor 6

36

D6-C6

Som 6

M.Baker

106

½

½

S. Herbert

117

Glos 6

37

A7-B7

Dor 7

J Dalzell

113

1

0

R H Jones

125

Exm 7

38

C7-D7

Glos 7

I. Blencowe

113

½

½

A. Ruston

101

Som 7

39

B8-C8

Exm 8

C Deakin

115

1

0

R. Francis

112

Glos 8

40

D8-A8

Som 8

A. Quinlan

90

1

0

M Rogan

113

Dor 8

41

A9-C9

Dor 9

W Bower

110

1

0

J.  Poulton

111

Glos 9

42

B9-D9

Exm 9

F R Hodge

102

½

½

Simon Gray

97

Som 9

43

D10-B10

Som 10

Roy Turner

97

½

½

W A Frost

90

Exm 10

44

C10-A10

Gls 10

P. Bending

105

0

1

B Longston

94

Dor 10

45

C11-B11

Gls 11

A. Ratcliffe

104

1

0

B Aldwin

90

Exm 11

46

A11-D11

Dor 11

M Kaye

80

1

0

R H Jervis

85

Som 11

47

B12-A12

Exm 12

Y. Ehtesham

90

1

0

N Bell

64

Dor 12

48

D12-C12

Som 12

A. Byrne

106

1

0

W. Burgess

104

Gls 12

 

2004/05  FIXTURE LIST

 

    

 19th Sep. 2004

        Inter County Jamboree at Taunton

 
16th Oct. 2004

 Corn v Soms    Devon v Glos   Dorset v Hants Wilts Bye

 
 4th Dec. 2005

 Glos v Corn    Soms v Devon   Wilts v Hants

 
8th Jan. 2005 

 Dorset v Soms  Hants v Glos   Wilts v Devon  Corn  Bye

 
 29th Jan. 2005 

 Devon v Corn   Soms v Hants   Wilts v Glos

 
12th Feb. 2005 

 Corn v Wilts   Glos v Soms    Hants v Devon

 
12th Mar. 2004

 Devon v Dorset Hants v Corn   Wilts v Soms   Glos  Bye

 
19th Mar. 2005 

 WECU Executive Committee Meeting

 
4th June 2005

 WECU Council Meeting