The annual West of England Jamboree was held on the 24th September in the very pleasant venue of the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in Monkton Heathfield, Taunton.
Just two teams entered the Open tournament in which Devon cruised to victory over the severely out-graded Somerset team.
A team from Exeter and District won the Graded tournament in front of the Torbay League and Dorset teams.
Devon Captain, Brian Hewson, retained the Bristol Cup.
N. B. Pairings according to Hutton. Teams were allocated code letters by lot, and are .
A = Dorset 1 B = Torbay League C = Exeter League
Graded Team Lists
NB: ** = team captain * = assumed grade
Our thanks to Jack Rudd for the following.
1st= Ian Ponter (Downend), Paul Helbig (Bath), Gerry Jepps (Frome) 4/5
GP (151 and under) John Gorodi (Teignmouth) 3
GP (142 and under)= Roger Turner (Sedgemoor), Alex Galliano (Kent Junior) 2½
1st Richard Desmedt (Netherton) 4½
2nd= Alan Papier (Clifton), Duncan Macarthur (Keynsham), Roger Waters (Taunton) 4
GP (101 and under) David Gilbert (DHSS) 3½
1st Alan Fraser (Beckenham) 4½
2nd James Galloway (Andover) 4
3rd= Alan Christopher (Bath), Phil Foley (Upminster), Simon Gray (Yeovil) 3½
GP (78 and under) Mark Stone (Orpington), Adrian Kernot (East Grinstead) 2½
For database of games from the Open in PGN format CLICK HERE
The composition of the England team for the 37th Olympiad held at Turin during May/June met with criticism which may have contained more than a grain of truth. On the basis of the ratings, the team was seeded thirteenth but finished 16th= on game points. The two top players - Michael Adams and Nigel Short - were sponsored by David Norwood, the chess correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and they provided the best results of the six team members. On many occasions it was these two that swung the result of the match to England's advantage.
Although the team had a very bad start, they did rally in the last third of the tournament.
The individual results in the table below warrants interesting examination.
For all the games played by the England Team :- Click Here
WECU Open Championship 2006