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League trophies presented at the 2019 annual meeting

2019 League Trophy presentations

Presentations were on 30 May 2019 at Amphlett House, Droitwich. Lee Davis receives the Bonham rose bowl for 2019 league champions Malvern: John Edge receives the Cobham Trophy for Division 2 champions Halesowen C: and Tony Shaw receives the Wheatley memorial cup for Worcester, winners of the team handicap KO competition.

County News 2018-9

Jeremy does a Blitz follow-up

21 Aug. The county champion wasted no time in demonstrating his dominance. In the Brian Dudley Memorial Blitz, Jeremy won all seven games finishing two points ahead of Zibi Koncki (Stourbridge) and David Anderton (Walsall). The u150 prize was won by Ray Hall (Warley), the u120 prize by Pete Banks (Halesowen), and the junior tournament was won by Calum Glendenning. The event attracted 34 players. Full results are on the Stourbridge website.

Jeremy Fallowfield is new Worcestershire Champion

18 Aug. Jeremy (Shirley & Wythall) won all 4 contested games and took a half-point bye in the third round. The crunch game was in round 4 when he faced Peter Kitson (Worcester), but uncharacteristically Peter made a serious error that cost him his queen. Jeremy’s final game was against new player Matthew Holmes (Worcester) who put up tough resistance. He finally succumbed when Jeremy exchanged down to a won ending correctly calculating that none of a chain of passed pawns could be promoted before Jeremy's extra piece could mate his opponent. Julie Wilson (Stourbridge) reatined her women’s title, as did Brian Turner (Malvern) for the veteran title. Both players scored 3½ points. Senior champion was Peter Kitson and Minor champion (u130) was Mathhew Holmes, both on 3 points. The event was organised by Ray Collett and the tournament controlled by Andrew Farthing. Over £100 was raised for St Richard’s Hospice by Andrew’s chess book stall. The association is most grateful to the headteacher and governors of The King's School Worcester for hosting the tournament.

9 Aug. So far, five of last year’s champions are defending their titles: Lee Davis (Open), Julie Wilson (Women), Peter Kitson (Senior), Brian Turner (Veteran) and Arnold Kirkland (Minor).

 

Worcestershire lose to Warwickshire

17 Aug, Steve Crees reports. In a pre-season friendly county match Worcestershire lost 2½-9½. Terry Radford (Droitwich) returned to the board and John Hesketh (Worcester) appeared as a late substitution. See detailed results.

Record entry and funds raised at Bewdley Charity Rapidplay

21 Jul. Michael Ashworth (Wotton Hall, Glos) won first prize with 5½ points from his six games. Runner-up was Mike Friar (Stratford) on tie-break from three other players on 4½ points. The highest scoring ungraded player on tie-break was Paul Wheeler (Worcestershire 4 points); highest junior was Joshua Clarke (King’s School Worcester 3½ points), and highest female player was Jaime Ashworth (Wotton Hall, Glos 3 points). The event attracted forty players and was organised by Teresa Friar, John Whitehead and Keith Thompson and controlled by Andrew Farthing assisted by Ray Collett. Click here for pictures and link to full cross-table.

 

Worcestershire lose to Yorkshire in u140 national final

13 Jul. The overall score at Kettering was 6½-9½. Harry Evans (Redditch), Sam Bradley (Stourbridge), Matthew Holmes (Worcester) and Steve Alcock (Greenlands) for their wins today. Harry achieved the remarkable score of 7½ points from his 8 county games for the team and Sam played in 7 games achieving 5½ points during the 2019-20 campaign. At very short notice and not for the first time, John Hesketh (Worcester) played because of a selected player’s illness.

 

Bewdley Chess Promotion.

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6 Jul. Bewdley chess players were in action outside St Anne's Church as part their annual promotion of the game. John Wrench, former Worcestershire first team captain visited from the Isle of Wight, and Bewdley’s Mayor played. Players in the town have received equipment from Chess in Schools and Communities and have received a three-year grant from Bewdley Development Trust. On 21 July, Bewdley Chess holds a charity quickplay tournament with proceeds going to St Annes' Roof Fund and The Mayor’s Charities.

 

30 Jun, Andrew Farthing reports. Changes to league time controls approved at Annual meeting. After a long debate, new time controls were passed by a large majority. The proposal from Malvern was accepted: 60 minutes plus a 30-second increment per move from the outset, with a back-up available of a simple 90 minutes per player for the entire game (no intermediate time control) where digital clocks are unavailable. The association was authorised to go ahead with a purchase of pairing software and a 2019 edition of the Worcestershire Closed Congress for county titles. In relation to the forthcoming season, the association intends to enter an under-100 team in the Midland Counties team competitions. Peter Kitson stepped down from being President and the meeting offered the position, to Ray Collett (Worcester) which was accepted. Other positions were unchanged. Malvern won Division 1 and Halesowen C won Division 2 of the County League.

 

i2019 presentation of Jim Friar award for services to Worcestershire Chess. 30 Jun, Michele Clack reports. Brian Turner receives the Jim Friar award for services to Worcestershire Chess from President Peter Kitson at the 2019 annual meeting. Pictures of other presentations are on the county league page.

Greenlands rapidplay

15 Jun, Steve Crees reports. Kevin Hurney and Stephen Woodhouse shared the Open Trophies, with Kevin winning the play-off outright. Richard Collett won the Graded section. Matt Rowe won the ungraded section and twelve-year-old Aaron Machado won the Junior event. See full results on Greenlands’s website.

County players at Cotswold Congress

28 May, Andrew Farthing reports. Malvern player Ian Clarke shared first place with two others in the Major (under-155) tournament finishing on 4½ points. Andrew Farthing helped both with the organisation of the event and in controllong one of the sections.

Worcester win Wheatley Cup

20 May. Worcester win the Wheatley Cup for the third time in a match against Shirley & Wythall.

 

Picture Tony Shaw: Worcester’s team captain John Hesketh (left) receives the cup from Laurence Wheatley at Greenlands Chess Club, Longbridge, Birmingham. Worcester won 4.5 - 0.9. See detailed results.

Worcester captain John Hesketh receives cup from Laurence Wheatley

18 May. Worcestershire u140 team beat Hertfordshire 10-6 at a match in Braunstone, Northants in a quarter final national stage match. In the national semi-final, Worcestershire play Essex on the weekend of 8 June. More information on the county teams page....

12 May. Worcestershire Megafinal results. Nearly a hundred junior players converged on The King's School Worcester for a county stage of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge. Winners attending secondary schools were: Viswamedha Nalabotu (KE Camp Hill Sch, Birmingham under-15); Kuderin Abylay (Malvern Coll the under-14), Charlotte Tunley (Blessed Edward Oldcorne Coll, Worcester under-15 girls’), Joshua Clarke (The King’ School, Worcester, under-13) Alexander Ryan (KE Camp Hill Sch, Birmingham, under-12). In the tournaments for players at junior schools, Hallfield School, Edgbaston dominated, and St Mary’s Harborne had winners. Forty players qualified for the Midlands Giga fina to be played at Solihull in July. The tournament was controlled by Alex Holowczak (Warley) assisted by Matthew Carr (Stafford), Ray Collett and Simon Berry (Worcester), Nigel Towers (Redditch) and Lukasz Rybarczyk (Malvern College).

26 Apr, Tony Shaw reports. The Quarter Final national stage match against Hertfordshire for the Worcestershire u140 team will be played on Sat 18 May at Braunstone Village Hall, between Rugby and Daventry NN1 7HW. The start will be 2pm and time control 40 moves in 100min followed by a further 20 min and with a 10s increment per move from move 1.

24 Apr. Halesowen C are 2018-9 League Division 2 Champions. Halesowen won their match to stave off Stourbridge's late challenge.

11 Apr. Malvern are 2018-9 Worcestershire League Champions. In their final match against Worcester City, Malvern won convincingly.

31 Mar. Worcestershire u140 team have been paired with Hertfordshire in the national quarter final match.

23 Mar. Worcestershire first team beat Leicestershire 9-7 away at Sharnford, Leics. This was a fine win against a team that looked certain earlier in the season to win the Midlands county team championship.

23 Mar. Worcestershire decided not to enter a u180 team in the national stage so as to give Worcestershire u140 team and captain Tony Shaw the best chance to win their quarter final match in the national stage.

2 Mar. Worcestershire u140 are Midlands County team champions. Worcestershire beat Nottinghamshire 9-7 away. New captain Tony Shaw has led his team to 5 team wins this season.

23 Feb. Worcestershire u120 team draw 6-6 with Staffordshire to get points on the table.

16 Feb. Worcestershire u120 team lose to Leicestershire.

9 Feb. Worcestershire u140 team draw 8-8 with Derbyshire away.

2 Feb. Worcestershire first team lost away to Nottinghamshire 7-9.

26 Jan. Worcestershire u140 at home beat Lincolnshire 10-6.

19 Jan. Worcestershire first team lost 6-10 to Warwickshire at Greenlands Social Club, Longbridge, Birmingham.

31 Dec, Paul Sharratt reports. Provisional entry for national u180 county team competition. Worcestershire have stated the first team wishes to compete in the national Minor Counties stages if matches in the new year go our way. In the event that the first team does not does not qualify, the county will compete in the u180 national stage for the first time.

8 Dec. Worcestershire u-140 playing at Webheath Redditch, beat Warwickshire 11½-4½. This convincing win puts the u140 team on course for the national stage in 2019.

1 Dec. Worcestershire first team lose 6½-9½ playing Lincolnshire. Geoff Marchant, Lee Davis (both Malvern), Finlay Bowcott-Terry (Halesowen) and Mihai Zbircea (Redditch) won their games.

24 Nov. Worcestershire u140 beat Staffordshire 9½-6½ at Worcester. Harry Evans (Halesowen), David Waud (Kidderminster), John Varilone (Kidderminster), and David Cleak (Droitwich) won their games.

18 Nov. Worcs players in 50+ World Championship at Bled. GM Keith Arkell (Halesowen) and Lee Davis (Malvern) are playing. Keith is seeded 7th and Lee is seeded 70th in a field of over 100. You can follow some games and get all results at chess-results.com.

17 Nov. Worcestershire u120 playing away lose to Derbyshire 4½-7½. Monty Woodhouse (Captain, Greenlands) and Simon Berry (Worcester) won their games on boards 5 and 10 against much higher graded opponents.

14 Nov, Dustin Bowcott reports. End of an era at Halesowen. John Southcote has announced he is retiring from post of Secretary for Halesowen Club - a position he has held for ten years - from 1 December when he relocates to Liverpool. Worcestershire Chess Association assistant secretary Ray Collett writes: "John has been a most conscientious club secretary and players throughout the county will thank him for a decade of service and will wish him good fortune in his new home." John writes that he will be coming back to visit and perhaps an occasional game. From 1 December Don Curry will take over co-ordination of Halesowen fixtures in all leagues and John Edge continues as main contact for Worcestershire Chess League and Worcestershire Chess Association.

30 Oct, Jim Keene reports. Correspondence season delayed start. Captain Jim Keene has been told there are problems with the web server and the start has been put back by the controller.
27 Oct, Tony Shaw reports. Worcestershire u140 team beat Leicestershire. In a splendid opening fixture, Worcestershire u140 won away at Leicester 10½-5½ points, Sam Bardley (Stourbridge), Harry Evans (Halesowen), Eric Horwill (Stourbridge), David Waud (Kidderminster), David Cleak (Droitwich), and Steve Alcock (Stourbridge) won their games.

13 Oct. ECF Annual Meeting. Worcestershire-based Alex Holowczak (Warley Quinborne) was elected unopposed to the post of Director for Junior Chess. Other directors were re-elected unopposed except for the post of Director for Home Chess: Adrian Elwin had a narrow win over Tim Wall. The meeting agreed to recommend a phased increase in ECF membership fees to help fund strong international teams and ideas in the strategy paper published for the meeting. Recommended increases will be subject to formal votes at future meetings. Worcestershire CA secretary Paul Sharratt, who attended the meeting, comments: "I voted against because I believe it to be too much too quickly - I have no objection to an eventual fee of around £20 but it can be achieved over 2-3 years. The ECF has sufficient funds in its reserves to support this and still achieve its objectives with immediate effect. There was also much disquiet about the issue being put to a vote at the AGM rather than at the Finance Meeting next April - some, including myself, felt it was an attempt to put pressure on the Finance Meeting to comply - given that it still has the final say on the matter. There is, in my opinion, a need for the ECF board to provide more detail in its proposals through a more carefully constructed development plan, and more accountability in its procedures through publication of key performance indicators for its various officers. This is a view shared by others in the meeting - there is a danger of a schism between the board and council if formal communication is not improved and deadlines for publication of papers are not adhered to." The Coventry & District CL delegate has published a summary of his impressions of the meeting on the ECForum.

10 Oct. Worcestershire B crash out of Butler-Thomas correspondence chess. Captain Jim Keene was unable to find two new players for the B team and reluctantly has had to withdraw Worcestershire B team from the competition. The county still has a presence in county correspondence chess with the Worcestershire A team in Division 3 of the British County & District Correspondence Chess Club.

6 Oct. Worcestershire u120 lose to Warwickshire. The overall score was 4-8, but the result was in doubt for some time. New captain Monty Woodhouse hopes to draw upon a wider range of players for a good result in the next fixture against Nottinghamshire.

26 Sep. Draw for team KO Cup. The competition for the Wheatley Cup is underway. In the first round games: Mercia play Worcester, Kidderminster play Greenlands, Redditch play Shirley & Wythall and Malvern play Droitwich.

16 Sep. County juniors do well in Terafinal. Current county junior champion Finlay Bowcott-Terry scored 4 points from his 6 games in the under-14 UK Chess Challenge tournamant at Peterborough and Manvith Sandhu scored 3½ ponts in the under-10 tournament. Full results on the chess results server.

5 Sep. The first league result is in: Olton at home beat Halesowen B.

29 Aug, Stourbridge report. Power cut shortens Dudley Memorial Rapidplay. In the tournament to celebrate Brian Dudley’s contributions to Stourbridge chess Nic Fallowfield was the winnner on 5½ points from 6 games. The power cut came just as father Nic was playing the key game against son Jeremy, but power was resored nearly half-an-hour later and the tournament was completed with one fewer round than originally planned. Jermy was second on 5, Joe Friar (Kidderminster) shared third place with David Anderton (Walsall) and Hossam Aboushady won the u145 grading prize. Ethan Chan Smith won the junior tournament with 5/5 points and Cameron Henry (Kidderminster was second. See full details and pictures on the Stourbridge website.

Division One 2018-9

Malvern are 2018-9 League champions, Halesowen A are runners-up

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Match
Points
Malvern 10* 7* 2 1 39* 21 16*
Halesowen A 10 5 3 2 36 24 13
Worcester City 10 5 2 3 32 28 12
Olton 10 3 4 3 30½ 29½ 10
Halesowen B 10‡ 2 1 7‡ 23 37‡ 5
Kidderminster A 10 2 0 8 19½ 40½ 4

Notes: * includes match won by default; includes conceded match.

2018-9 Division One news

30 Apr. At the end of a poor season, Kidderminster win the final fixture in the season against Olton.

25 Apr. Halesowen A beat Kidderminster A with one game adjourned and finally conceded by Kidderminster a few days later. Halesowen A’s win puts them into second position above Worcester.

11 Apr. Malvern completed their fixtures with a win over chasing Worcester to make Malvern league champions. Theoretically Worcester could still have topped Malvern, but to do so they would have had to win 5½-½ - which no team has achieved against Malvern for many years.

26 Mar. Worcester travelled to Halesowen B and the scores are tied with one game unfinished. The Halesowen player resigned his game a few days later making the final score 2½-3½ in favour of Worcester.

22 Mar. Worcester go into second position with a home win against Olton.

7 Mar. Two match results today. Halesowen B beat Kidderminster A. In the second match, Halesowen A and Olton were at a stand-off with two-and-a-half points each with one game adjourned at the conclusion of the first session on 5 March, the outstanding result on board 2 was agreed drawn with a match draw the following day.

1 Mar. Malvern beat Halesowen A. Is Halesowen's domination in the Worcestershire League coming to an end?

28 Feb. Olton struggle against Halesowen B. Halesowen B resigned the board 1 game overnight to produce a match draw. With one game adjourned the score was 3-2 in Halesowen's favour.

20 Feb. Malvern go further ahead in a match where the home team defaulted a board.
14 Feb. Halesowen A catch up with Malvern witn a draw against Worcester.

7 Feb. Olton beat Kidderminster in a closely fought match to take olton into third place.

30 Jan. Worcester-Malvern match postponed because of threatened snow.

29 Jan. Halesowen A, as expected, win against Halesowen B to bring the A team within a point of leaders Malvern

24 Jan. Worcester City beat Kidderminster to claim second spot in the table.

22 Jan. Halesowen B conceded their match against Malvern putting the latter further ahead.

14 Jan. The board 2 game Olton-Malvern was agreed a draw without resumption giving Malvern the match and putting them at the top of the table.

9 Jan. Brian Turner finally won his adjourned board 3 game for Malvern against Worcester near the end of the third session of play.

8 Jan. Malvern have at least a draw against Olton with one game unfinished and due to be resumed on 15 January.
7 Dec. Malvern beat Worcester with one game unfinished.

5 Dec. Kidderminster beat Halesowen B.

27 Nov. Olton, playing at home beat a weakened Halesowen team to challenge for the lead.

20 Nov. Halesowen B lead Malvern 3-2. One game was unfinished, but agreed drawn without resumption giving Halesowen B the match.

3 Nov. Malvern and Halesowen A agree results of adjourned games to halve their match on 16 Oct match.

2 Nov. Malvern beat Kidderminster A.

1 Nov. Worcester City in a home match were ahead of Halesowen B with the board 1 game unfinished, but Halesowen resigned that game the following day.
23 Oct. Halesowen A beat Worcester City to go into a clear lead in Division 1.

18 Oct. Worcester City gain their first match win against Kidderminster, but one game is unfinished.

16 Oct. Halesowen A lead in their away match with Malvern.

12 Oct. Malvern and Olton Draw

9 Oct. Halesowen A, without grandmaster support, easily overcome the B team.

27 Sep. Worcester City, a man down gain an away draw against Olton.

26 Sep. Halesowen A crush Kidderminster.

4 Sep. Olton start the ball rolling with a win over Halesowen B

 

2018
2018-9 Date Division 1 FixturesResult
Tue 4 Sep Olton - Halesowen B 4 - 2
Wed 26 Sep Kidderminster A - Halesowen A 1 - 5
Thu 27 Sep Olton - Worcester City 3 - 3
Tue 9 Oct Halesowen A - Halesowen B 5 - 1
Fri 12 Oct Malvern - Olton 3 - 3
Tue 16 Oct Halesowen A - Malvern 3 - 3
Thu 18 Oct Worcester City - Kidderminster A 4½ - 1½
Tue 23 Oct Halesowen A - Worcester City 4 - 2
Thu 1 Nov Worcester City - Halesowen B 4 - 2
Fri 2 Nov Malvern - Kidderminster A 5 - 1
Tue 20 Nov Halesowen B - Malvern 3½ - 2½
Tue 27 Nov Olton - Halesowen A 4 - 2
Wed 5 Dec Kidderminster A - Halesowen B 4 - 2
Fri 7 Dec Malvern - Worcester City 4½ - 1½
Tue 8 Jan Olton - Malvern (at Greenlands) 2½ - 3½
Fri 18 Jan Malvern - Halesowen B 6 - 0 def
Wed 23 Jan Kidderminster A - Worcester City 1 - 5
Tue 29 Jan Halesowen B - Halesowen A 2 - 4
Wed 6 Feb Kidderminster A - Olton 2½ - 3½
Thu 14 Feb Worcester City - Halesowen A 3 - 3
Wed 20 Feb Kidderminster A - Malvern 2 - 4
Tue 26 Feb Halesowen B - Olton 3 - 3
19-22 Apr Easter   
Fri 1 Mar Malvern - Halesowen A 3½ - 2½
Tue 5 Mar Halesowen A - Olton 3 - 3
Thu 7 Mar Halesowen B - Kidderminster A 5 - 1
Thu 21 Mar Worcester City - Olton 3½ - 2½
Tue 26 Mar Halesowen B - Worcester City 2½ - 3½
Thu 11 Apr Worcester City - Malvern 2 - 4
Thu 25 Apr Halesowen A - Kidderminster A 4½ - 1½
Tue 30 Apr Olton - Kidderminster A 2 - 4

 

Team captains:

Division I detailed match scores 2018-9 season

 

Board Home team: Olton Score Away team: Halesowen B

1

2

3

4

5

6

Phillip Holt

Mark Cundy

Richard Smith

Richard Liszewski

Ken Allen

Jon Asbury

1 - 0

1 - 0

½ - ½

½ - ½

0 - 1

1 - 0

Finlay Bowcott-Terry

Adrian Priest

Dustin Bowcott

Mark Bethel

Andy Ambrose

Manvith Sandhu

 

Totals

4 - 2

Division 1 match played 4 Sep

Reported by: Dustin Bowcott and Mark Cundy.


Board Home team: Kidderminster A Score Away team: Halesowen A

1

2

3

4

5

6

James Friar
David Close
Mark Riley
David Spowart
David Waud
John Varilone

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

½ - ½

½ - ½

Keith Arkell
Nick Arkell
Malcolm Hunt
John Edge
Mike Hadley
Paul Evans

 

Totals

1 - 5

Division 1 match played 26 Sep

Reported by John Edge. Board 3 was the first to finish with resignation after the loss of a black piece in a London System. Positional pressure on Board 1 led to an exchange in to a won position. A closed Sicilian on board 4 suddenly finished with the white king caught in a mating net, making the score 3-0 to Halesowen. Boards 5 and 6 petered out to draws after very tense positions. Board 2 was the last to finish as white forced a pawn through.


Board Home team: Olton Score Away team: Worcester City

1

2

3

4

5

6

Phil Holt
Mark Cundy
Richard Smith

Robert Wallman

Ken Allen

Jon Asbury

½ - ½

1 - 0

0 - 1

0 - 1

½ - ½

1 - 0

Peter Kitson
Ben Fuller

Ray Collett

Tony Shaw

Andrew Farthing

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Totals

3 - 3

Division 1 match played 27 Sep

Reported by Andrew Farthing, Mark Cundy and Ray Collett: Worcester were lucky: with players away and having struggled to put a team together, captain Andrew Farthing found that he had to return to the board for his first graded game for a couple of years. Then, on the day of the match one of his selection was unable to play . The top boards featured the Pirc Defence. Olton scored the first win on board 2 when Cundy smashed through with a massive king-side attack. Players agreed a draw on board 1 after a fluctuating struggle when they reached a level major piece ending. Tony Shaw got a deadly back rank pin to force material gain and then cleaned up. From a Ruy Lopez, and instead of a queenless middle game or massive exchanges to a minor piece ending, players went into a complex middlegame where the black queen was mercilessly harried. Collett won the exchange, but the game was far from over because black had possibilities of a king-side attack. As players ran short of time, Collett took advantage of the black queen's misplacing to sacrifice his own and gain a further piece. The last game to finish was board 5 where Allen had the advantage in a rook and pawn ending, but he had doubled pawns and was blockaded so offered a draw which drew the match.


Board Home team: Halesowen A Score Away team: Halesowen B

1

2

3

4

5

6

Nick Arkell
Stewart Fishburne
Malcolm Hunt
John Edge
Dale Jackson
Don Curry

½ - ½

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

½ - ½

Finlay Bowcott-Terry
Dustin Bowcott
Andy Ambrose
Manvith Sandhu
John Davis
Richard Woolley

 

Totals

5 - 1

Division 1 match played 9 Oct

Reported by Dustin Bowcott:


Board Home team: Malvern Score Away team: Olton

1

2

3

4

5

6

Geoff Marchant
Lee Davis
Brian Turner
Leigh Canham
Ian Clarke
John Knee

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

Mark Cundy
Richard Smith
Gary Hope
Rob Reynolds
Rob Wallman
Jon Asbury

 

Totals

3 - 3

Division 1 match played 12 Oct

Reported by John Knee and Mark Cundy: A cautious approach by Malvern to their first match of the season and away players wanting to finish in good time for the journey back led players to reach early agreements. Last to finish was board 1, where Marchant's promising position petered out to an equal ending.


Board Home team: Halesowen A Score Away team: Malvern

1

2

3

4

5

6

Nick Arkell
Stewart Fishburne
John Edge
Dale Jackson
Mike Hadley
Don Curry

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

½ - ½

0 - 1

½ - ½

Geoff Marchant
Brian Turner
Ian Clarke
Leigh Canham
Geoffrey Herbert
Matthew Jordan

 

Totals

3 - 3

Division 1 match played 16 Oct

Reported by: John Edge. Halesowen Board 4's name corrected 26 Oct. The results of adjourned games on boards 2 and 4 were agreed on 3 Nov: a win for Fishburne and a draw between Jackson and Canham.


Board Home team: Worcester City Score Away team: Kidderminster A

1

2

3

4

5

6

Peter Kitson
Stephen Mellor
Nick Harris
Ray Collett
Tony Shaw
Phillip Austin

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

½ - ½

0 - 1

1 - 0

Maurice Bissell
John Chester
David Close
Alan Preece
David Spowart
John Varilone

 

Totals

4½ - 1½

Division 1 match played 18 Oct

Reported by: Andrew Farthing & John Edge. Kidderminster conceded board 3 overnight after players had reached a knight and pawn ending, with the Kidderminster player's knight apparently trapped. Kidderminster resigned the board 1 game without resumption.


Board Home team: Halesowen A Score Away team: Worcester City

1

2

3

4

5

6

Keith Arkell

Nick Arkell

Stewart Fishburne

Malcolm Hunt

John Edge

Don Curry

1 - 0

½ - ½

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

½ - ½

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Peter Kitson

Ray Collett

Phil Austin

Andrew Farthing

Will Kemp

 

Totals

4 - 2

Division 1 match played 23 Oct

Reported by: Andrew Farthing. It looked for part of the session that Worcester might cause an upset. Farthing had chances to win and Collett won the exchange, but allowed his opponent's pieces to accupy key squares and so settled for a draw. At the end of the session, the position on board 2 was balanced with a multi-pawn and queen ending and was agreed drawn the following day.


Board Home team: Worcester City Score Away team: Halesowen B

1

2

3

4

5

6

Peter Kitson

Ed Osbourn

Nick Harris

Ray Collett

Tony Shaw

Andrew Farthing

1 - 0

0 - 1

1 - 0

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

Finlay Bowcott-Terry

Dustin Bowcott

Mark Bethel

Andy Ambrose

Tony Stokes

Silas Bowcott-Terry

 

Totals

4 - 2

Division 1 match played 1 Nov

Reported by Andrew Farthing and Dustin Bowcott. Board 1 was unfinished at the end of the session, but Halesowen resigned it the following day.


Board Home team: Malvern Score Away team: Kidderminster A

1

2

3

4

5

6

Geoff Marchant

Lee Davis

Leigh Canham

Ian Clarke

Geoffrey Herbert

Matthew Jordan

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

John Wrench

Maurice Bissell

Dave Spowart

John Varilone

Clive Billinge

Terry Pountney

 

Totals

5 - 1

Division 1 match played 2 Nov

Reported by: Geoffrey Herbert


Board Home team: Halesowen B Score Away team: Malvern

1

2

3

4

5

6

Finlay Bowcot-Terry

Adrian Priest

Dustin Bowcott

Mark Bethel

Andy Ambrose

Manvith Sandhu

1 - 0

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

Geoff Marchant

Brian Turner

Ian Clarke

Geoffrey Herbert

Matthew Jordan

John Knee

 

Totals

3½ - 2½

Division 1 match played 20 Nov

Reported by: John Knee and Dustin Bowcott. Board 3 was unfinished at the end of the session, but agreed drawn three days later.


Board Home team: Olton Score Away team: Halesowen A

1

2

3

4

5

6

Philip Holt

Alan Lloyd

Mark Cundy

Gary Hope

Jon Asbury

Rob Reynolds

1 - 0

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

1 - 0

Stewart Fishburne

Malcolm Hunt

John Edge

Dale Jackson

Peter Banks

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Totals

4 - 2

Division 1 match played 27 Nov

Reported by John Edge and Mark Cundy: Unexpected unavailability of a regualr team member and simultaneous BDCL fixtures led to Halesowen having to default a board. This was Halesowen A team's first loss since October 2014.


Board Home team: Kidderminster A Score Away team: Halesowen B

1

2

3

4

5

6

John Wrench
John Chester
John Varilone

John Whitehead

John Gittus

Remi Harris

0 - 1

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

1 - 0

1 - 0

Finlay Bowcott-Terry

Dustin Bowcott

Andy Ambrose

Silas Bowcott-Terry

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Totals

4 - 2

Division 1 match played 5 Dec

Reported byJohn Varilone. Although the game on board 2 was adjourned, a draw was agreed without resumption.


Board Home team: Malvern Score Away team: Worcester City

1

2

3

4

5

6

Geoff Marchant

Lee Davis

Brian Turner

Ian Clarke

Leigh Canham

Geoffrey Herbert

1 - 0

0 - 1

1 - 0

1 - 0

½ - ½

1 - 0

Peter Kitson

Ed Osbourn

Ray Collett

Andrew Farthing

Tony Shaw

William Kemp

 

Totals

4½ - 1½

Division 1 match played 7 Dec

Reported by Andrew Farthing. Kitson resigned the game on board one the day after the match. The board 3 game, where Turner is a pawn up in a double rook ending was resumed on 21 Dec, but a further session on 9 January was required. White resigned after black’s 99th move.


Board Home team: Olton Score Away team: Malvern

1

2

3

4

5

6

Alan Lloyd

Mark Cundy

Richard Smith

Rob Reynolds

Rob Wallman

Ken Allen

½ - ½

½ - ½

0 - 1

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

Geoff Marchant

Lee Davis

Brian Turner

Ian Clarke

Geoff Herbert

John Knee

 

Totals

2½ - 3½

Division 1 match played 8 Jan

Reported by John Knee and Mark Cundy. The board 2 game was agreed drawn six days later later without resumption.


Board Home team: Kidderminster A Score Away team: Worcester City

1

2

3

4

5

6

Maurice Bissell

John Chester

Mark Riley

David Spowart

David Waud

John Varilone

½ - ½

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

½ - ½

0 - 1

Peter Kitson

Ed Osbourn

Stephen Mellor

Ray Collett

Tony Shaw

Philip Austin

 

Totals

1 - 5

Division 1 match played 23 Jan

Reported by: Andrew Farthing. The board 2 game was adjourned, but the Kidderminster player conceded defeat a couple of days later without resuming play.


Board Home team: Halesowen B Score Away team: Halesowen A

1

2

3

4

5

6

Finlay Bowcott-Terry

Dustin Bowcott

Adrian Priest

Andy Ambrose

Mark Bethel

Manvith Sandhu

0 - 1

½ - ½

½ - ½

0 - 1

0 - 1

1 - 0

Keith Arkell

Nick Arkell

Malcolm Hunt

Stewart Fishburne

John Edge

Mike Hadley

 

Totals

2 - 4

Division 1 match played 29 Jan

Reported by: Dustin Bowcott and John Edge. Board 3 finished first with a draw after exchanges in a London System. First blood went to the 'A' side on board 4 after white misplayed the follow-up to a sacrifice. This was followed by another point on board 5 as white found a way through a cramped black Alekhine Defence. On board 6 the 'B' side hit back, after black's K-side attack narrowly failed to finish off his young opponent, and then paid the price for being over-extended. Board 1 sealed the match for the A side, Keth Arkell using his experience to convert a level endgame, probably drawn with best play. A draw was finally agreed on board 2 with most pieces still on the board in a blocked hippopotamus position as it became apparent that it was dangerous for either side to force a breakthrough.


Board Home team: Kidderminster A Score Away team: Olton

1

2

3

4

5

6

James O’Dell

Maurice Bissell

David Waud

Alan Preece

John Varilone

Terry Pountney

½ - ½

0 - 1

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

0 - 1

Alan Lloyd

Mark Cundy

Richard Smith

Robert Wallman

Jon Asbury

Jim Gillespie

 

Totals

2½ - 3½

Division 1 match played 6 Feb

Reported by: Mark Cundy and John Varilone


Board Home team: Worcester City Score Away team: Halesowen A

1

2

3

4

5

6

Peter Kitson

Stephen Mellor

Nick Harris

Ray Collett

Philip Austin

Robin Hayles

½ - ½

0 - 1

½ - ½

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

Nick Arkell

Stewart Fishburne

Malcoplm Hunt

John Edge

Dale Jackson

Mike Hadley

 

Totals

3 - 3

Division 1 match played 14 Feb

Reported by: Andrew Farthing


Board Home team: Kidderminster A Score Away team: Malvern

1

2

3

4

5

6

Mark Riley

Dave Spowart

Maurice Bissell

Dave Close

John Varilone

Notified default

0 - 1*

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

0 - 1

Geoffrey Marchant

Lee Davis

Brian Turner

Ian Clarke

Geoffrey Herbert

--

 

Totals

2 - 4

Division 1 match played 20 Feb

Reported by: John Varilone. *Score on board 1 corrected 22 Feb.


Board Home team: Halesowen B Score Away team: Olton

1

2

3

4

5

6

Finlay Bowcott-Terry

Dustin Bowcott

Adrian Priest

Andy Ambrose

Mark Bethel

Manvith Sandhu

0 - 1

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

1 - 0

Phil Holt

Alan Lloyd

Mark Cundy

Robert Wallman

Ken Allen

Jim Gillespie

 

Totals

3 - 3

Division 1 match played 26 Feb

Reported by: Dustin Bowcott. The board 1 game was initially adjourned, but was resigned the next day.


Board Home team: Malvern Score Away team: Halesowen A

1

2

3

4

5

6

Geoff Marchant

Lee Davis
Brian Turner

Leigh Canham

Ian Clarke

Matthew Jordan

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

Malcolm Hunt

Stewart Fishburne

John Edge

Mike Hadley

Don Curry

Paul Evans

 

Totals

3½ - 2½

Division 1 match played 1 Mar

Reported by Brian Turner and John Knee. Three games were decided early: Lee Davis used a fianchettoed bishop to augment queen side pressure. Black defended accurately to reach a level position. On board 3 the position opened quickly, leading to complex tactical play. After the minor pieces were exchanged, the position evened out and a draw was agreed. Ian Clarke scored a convincing win after opening the centre with. He weakened white's queen-side pawns and gained material after attacking the king. After moves were sealed in the remaining games, draws were agreed on all three boards, giving Malvern the match. It seems fair to state that Malvern had a distinct advantage on board 6, in a rook and pawn ending with an active rook. Leigh Canham defended accurately on board 4 after his opponent gained a space. Board 1 was unclear, with both players having potential passed pawns on opposite wings in a bishop versus knight ending.


Board Home team: Halesowen A Score Away team: Olton

1

2

3

4

5

6

Nick Arkell

Malcolm Hunt

Stewart Fishburne

John Edge

Dale Jackson

Don Curry

0 - 1

½ - ½

1 - 0

1 - 0

½ - ½

0 - 1

Alan Lloyd

Mark Cundy

Dave Gostelow

Gary Hope

Rob Wallman

Ken Allen

 

Totals

3 - 3

Division 1 match played 5 Mar

Reported by Mark Cundy and John Edge. The game on board 2 was adjourned, but a draw agreed on the following day.


Board Home team: Halesowen B Score Away team: Kidderminster A

1

2

3

4

5

6

Finlay Bowcott-Terry

Dustin Bowcott

Andy Ambrose

Mark Bethel

Manvith Sandhu

Silas Bowcott-Terry

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

0 - 1

Maurive Bissell

John Chester

Mark Riley

David Spowart

David Close

John Varilone

 

Totals

5 - 1

Division 1 match played 7 Mar

Reported by: John Varilone and Dustin Bowcott.


Board Home team: Worcester City Score Away team: Olton

1

2

3

4

5

6

Peter Kitson

Ed Osbourn

Nick Harris

Ray Collett

Phil Austin

Robin Hayles

1 - 0

0 - 1

1 - 0

½ - ½

0 - 1

1 - 0

Alan Lloyd

Mark Cundy

Richard Liszewski

Rob Reynolds

Robert Wallman

John Asbury

 

Totals

3½ - 2½

Division 1 match played 21 Mar

Reported by: Mark Cundy


Board Home team: Halesowen B Score Away team: Worcester City

1

2

3

4

5

6

Finlay Bowcott-Terry

Dustin Bowcott

Adrian Priest

Andy Ambrose

Mark Bethel

Silas Bowcott--Terry

1 - 0

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

½ - ½

1 - 0

Peter Kitson

Stephen Mellor

Ray Collett

Phil Austin

Tony Shaw

Phil Smith

 

Totals

2½ - 3½

Division 1 match played 26 Mar

Reported by: Andrew Farthing and Dustin Bowcott. The board 4 game was unfinished on the night, but Halesowen resigned the game without resumption a few days later


Board Home team: Worcester City Score Away team: Malvern

1

2

3

4

5

6

Peter Kitson

Ed Osborne

Nick Harris

Ray Collett

Philip Austin

Tony Shaw

½ - ½

½ - ½

0 - 1

½ - ½

0 - 1

½ - ½

Lee Davis

Geoff Marchant

Brian Turner

Leigh Canham

Ian Clarke

Geoffrey Herbert

 

Totals

2 - 4

Division 1 match played 11 Apr

Reported by: Andrew Farthing. Boards 1 and 6 finished first. Collett had an advantage against Canham, but conceded a draw as his opponent’s pieces gained activity. The board 2 game went to the wire with players facing a complicated middle game with seconds to spare and several moves to make for the time control. Both decided to make peace.


Board Home team: Halesowen A Score Away team: Kidderminster A

1

2

3

4

5

6

Nick Arkell

Stewart Fishburne

Malcolm Hunt

John Edge

Dale Jackson

Don Curry

½ - ½

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

0 - 1

John Chester

Mark Riley

David Spowart

Maurice Bissell

David Close

John Varilone

 

Totals

3½ - 1½

Division 1 match played 25 Apr

Reported by: John Edge. Kidderminster resigned the adjourned game on board 5 three days later.


Board Home team: Olton Score Away team: Kidderminster A

1

2

3

4

5

6

Phil Holt

Mark Cundy

Rob Reynolds

Rob Wallman

Ken Allen

Jon Asbury

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

0 - 1

0 - 1

½ - ½

Joseph Friar

James O’Dell

John Chester

David Spowart

Maurice Bissell

John Varilone

 

Totals

2 - 4

Division 1 match played 30 Apr

Reported by: Mark Cundy and John Varilone

 

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Division Two 2018-9

Halesowen C win Division 2 title
Stourbridge B are runners-up

Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Match
Points
Halesowen C 8 7 0 1 28 12 14
Stourbridge B 8 5 1 2 25½ 19½ 11
Droitwich 8 2 3 3 18 22 7
Kidderminster B 7 1 2 4 15 20 3
Greenlands 6 1 1 4 20½ 3

Notes:

 

Team captains:

Division 2 News 2018-9

24 Apr. Halesowen C beat Stourbridge to win Division 2 and dash Stourbridge’s bid to becaome Division 2 champions.

17 Apr. Stourbridge achieve another convincing win to get within 1 point of Halesowen.

10 Apr. Stourbridge with another highly graded team demolished Droitwich and jump to second place in the table. The last match of the season, Stourbridge-Halesowen C, on 24 April could well determine the Division 2 champions.

9 Apr. Stourbridge turned out a strong team to beat Greenlands.

1 Apr. Droitwich beat Stourbridge B.

13 Mar. Halesowen resoundingly defeat Droitwich to go even further into the lead.

5 Mar. Droitwich win their first match of the season against Greenlands.

20 Feb. Stourbridge beat Kidderminster.

5 Feb. Halesowen annhilate Greenlands

30 Jan. Halesowen confirm their top position by beating Kidderminster

24 Jan. Droitwich draw against Kidderminste.

17 Jan. Halesowen C beat Droitwich in a home match to move further away in the lead.

9 Jan. Kidderminster get their first match win and jump to 2nd place in the table with a win over Greenlands.

5 Dec. Result of unfinished game in Stourbridge-Halesowen C match was a win for Halesowen.

28 Nov. Kidderminster and Stourbridge draw.
21 Nov. Droitwich draw at home with Greenlands

20 Nov. Stourbridge join battle and lead Halesowen C, current division leaders, 3½-½ with one game unfinished.

15 Nov. Halesowen C beat Greenlands.
13 Nov. Greenlands beat Kidderminster B

31 Oct. Droitwich with new player halve their match with Kidderminster B.

16 Oct. Halesowen C beat Kidderminster B

19 Sep. A delayed start for the 2018-9 season with a postponement of the first scheduled match

 

2018-9 Date Division 2 Fixture Result
Tue 16 Oct Halesowen C - Kidderminster B 3 - 2
Wed 31 Oct Kidderminster B - Droitwich 2½ - 2½
Tue 13 Nov Greenlands - Kidderminster B 3 - 2
Thu 15 Nov Halesowen C - Greenlands 3½ - 1½
Tue 20 Nov Halesowen C - Stourbridge 1½ - 3½
Wed 21 Nov Droitwich - Greenlands 2½ - 2½
Wed 28 Nov Stourbridge - Kidderminster B 2½ - 2½
Wed 9 Jan Kidderminster B - Greenlands 4 - 1
Thu 17 Jan Halesowen C - Droitwich 3 - 2
Wed 23 Jan Droitwich - Kidderminster B 2½ - 2½
Wed 30 Jan Kidderminster B - Halesowen C 1 - 4
Tue 5 Feb Greenlands - Halesowen C 0 - 5
Wed 20 Feb Kidderminster B - Stourbridge 1 - 4
Tue 5 Mar Greenlands - Droitwich 1½ - 3½
Wed 13 Mar Droitwich - Halesowen C ½ - 4½
Mon 1 Apr Stourbridge - Droitwich 1½ - 3½
Tue 9 Apr Greenlands - Stourbridge ½ -4½
Wed 10 Apr Droitwich - Stourbridge 1 - 4
Wed 17 Apr Stourbridge - Greenlands 4 - 1
Wed 24 Apr Stourbridge - Halesowen C 1½ - 3½

 

Division II detailed match scores 2018-9 season

Board Home team: Halesowen C Score Away team: Kidderminster B

1

2

3

4

5

Andy Ambrose

Paul Evans

John Davis

A (Tony) Taylor

Dave Etheridge

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

John Gittus

Clive Billinge

John Whitehead

Paul Thomas

Terry Pountney

 

Totals

3 - 2

Division 2 match played 16 Oct

Reported by: Dave Etheridge. Board 3 was adjourned, but agreed drawn on 19 Oct.

 

Board Home team: Kidderminster B Score Away team: Droitwich

1

2

3

4

5

Alan Preece
John Births

Clive Billinge

John Whitehead

Paul Thomas

½ - ½

½ - ½

0 - 1

1 - 0

½ - ½

Ray Collett

Arnold Kirkland

David Cleak

Terry Radford

Gary Walton

 

Totals

2½ - 2½

Division 2 match played 31 Oct

Reported by Arnold Kirkland.

 

Board Home team: Greenlands Score Away team: Kidderminster B

1

2

3

4

5

Ian Ellis

Laurence Wheatley

Ian Truscott

Richard Collett

Andy Tipper

1 - 0

½ - ½

½ - ½

1 - 0

0 - 1

Alan Preece

Clive Billinge

John Whitehead

Paul Thomas

Terry Pountney

 

Totals

3 - 2

Division 2 match played 13 Nov

Reported by: Richard Collett

 

Board Home team: Halesowen C Score Away team: Greenlands

1

2

3

4

5

Andy Ambrose

John Davis

John Southcote

A (Tony) Taylor

Maureen Clark

0 - 1

1 - 0

½ - ½

1 - 0

1 - 0

Kevin Hurney

Brian Allsop

Richard Collett

Frank Cassidy

Andy Tipper

 

Totals

3½ - 1½

Division 2 match played 15 Nov

Reported by: David Etheridge and Richard Collett Greenlands baord 2's name corrected shortly after publication on 19 Nov.

 

Board Home team: Halesowen C Score Away team: Stourbridge

1

2

3

4

5

Mike Hadley

Paul Evans

John Davis

A (Tony) Taylor

David Etheridge

½ - ½

0 - 1

1 - 0

0 - 1

0 - 1

Paul Sharratt

Hossam Aboushady

Richard Wilkinson

Jeremy Humphries

Colin Woodhall

 

Totals

1½ - 3½

Division 2 match played 20 Nov

Reported by: Dave Etheridge. No date announced for resumption of unfinished game. Score on board 2 corrected 23 Nov. Result in adjourned game on board 3 received 5 Dec.

 

Board Home team: Droitwich Score Away team: Greenlands

1

2

3

4

5

Ray Collett

Arnold Kirkland

David Cleak

Eugene Byrne

Gary Walton

1 - 0

1 - 0

0 - 1

½ - ½

0 - 1

Laurence Wheatley

Brian Allsop

Richard Collett

Andy Tipper

Tom Sherwood

 

Totals

2½ - 2½

Division 2 match played 21 Nov

Reported by: Ray Collett

 

Board Home team: Stourbridge Score Away team: Kidderminster B

1

2

3

4

5

Sam Bradley

Ron Evans

Richard Wilkinson

Jeremy Humphries

Colin Woodall

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

Dave Close

John Varilone

Clive Billinge

Paul Thomas

Terry Pountney

 

Totals

2½ - 2½

Division 2 match played 28 Nov

Reported by: David Waud

 

Board Home team: Kidderminster B Score Away team: Greenlands

1

2

3

4

5

Alan Preece

John Varilone

Clive Billinge

John Whitehead

Paul Thomas

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

0 - 1

Stan Grayland

Brian Allsop

Richard Collett

Spike Bignall

Andy Tipper

 

Totals

4 - 1

Division 2 match played played 9 Jan

Reported by: Richard Collett

 

Board Home team: Halesowen C Score Away team: Droitwich

1

2

3

4

5

Andy Ambrose

Don Curry

Paul Evans

John Davis

A (Tony) Taylor

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

1 - 0

½ - ½

Ray Collett

Arnold Kirkland

David Cleak

Tom Parkes

Eugene Byrne

 

Totals

3 - 2

Division 2 match played 17 Jan

Reported by: Arnold Kirkland

 

Board Home team: Droitwich Score Away team: Kidderminster B

1

2

3

4

5

Arnold Kirkland

David Cleak

Tom Parkes

Eugene Byrnew

Gary Walton

1 - 0

½ - ½

0 - 1

½ - ½

½ - ½

Clive Billinge

John Whitehead

Mike Kitchen

Paul Thomas

Terry Pountney

 

Totals

2½ - 2½

Division 2 match played played 24 Jan

Reported by Arnold Kirkland

 

Board Home team: Kidderminster B Score Away team: Halesowen C

1

2

3

4

5

Adrian Preece

Clive Billinge

Mike Kitchen

Paul Thomas

Terry Pountney

0 - 1

0 - 1

½ - ½

0 - 1

½ - ½

Dale Jackson

Paul Evans

John Davis

Peter Banks

A (Tony) Taylor

 

Totals

1 - 4

Division 2 match played 30 Jan

Reported by: David Etheridge

 

Board Home team: Greenlands Score Away team: Halesowen C

1

2

3

4

5

Kevin Hurney

Richard Collett

Brian Allsop

Geoff Harris

Frank Cassidy

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

Dale Jackson

Adrian Priest

Paul Evans

David Etheridge

A (Tony) Taylor

 

Totals

0 - 5

Division 2 match played 5 Feb

Reported by: Richard Collett and David Etheridge

 

Board Home team: Kidderminster B Score Away team: Stourbridge

1

2

3

4

5

Clive Billinge

John Whitehead

Tim Yates

Paul Thomas

Terry Pountney

0 - 1

½ - ½

0 - 1

½ - ½

0 - 1

Nick Fallowfield

Hossam Aboushady

Eric Horwill

Jeremy Humphries

Colin Woodall

 

Totals

1 - 4

Division 2 match played 20 Feb

Reported by: David Waud

 

Board Home team: Greenlands Score Away team: Droitwich

1

2

3

4

5

Laurence Wheatley

Richard Collett

Brian Allsop

Spike Bignall

Geoff Harris

0 - 1

½ - ½

½ - ½

½ - ½

0 - 1

Ray Collett

Arnold Kirkland

David Cleak

Eugene Byrne

Tom Parkes

 

Totals

1½ - 3½

Division 2 match played 5 Mar

Reported by: Richard Collett

 

Board Home team: Droitwich Score Away team: Halesowen C

1

2

3

4

5

Ray Collett

Arnold Kirkland

David Cleak

Tom Parkes

Eugene Byrne

½ - ½

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

Dale Jackson

Paul Evans

John Davis

Peter Banks

A (Tony) Taylor

 

Totals

½ - 4½

Division 2 match played 13 Mar

Reported by: Arnold Kirkland

 

Board Home team: Stourbridge Score Away team: Droitwich

1

2

3

4

5

Hossam Aboushady

Julie Wilson

Eric Horwill

Richard Wilkinson

Jeremy Humphries

½ - ½

0 - 1

0 - 1

1 - 0

0 - 1

Ray Collett

Arnold Kirkland

David Cleak

Tom Parkes

Eugene Byrne

 

Totals

1½ - 3½

Division 2 match played 1 Apr

Reported by: Paul Sharratt

 

Board Home team: Greenlands Score Away team: Stourbridge

1

2

3

4

5

Ian Truscott

Stan Grayland

Richard Collett

Brian Allsop

Andy Tipper

½ - ½

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 1

Nick Fallowfield

Dave Scriven

Hossam Aboushady

Paul Sharratt

John Foxall

 

Totals

½ - 4½

Division 2 match played 9 Apr

Reported by: Steve Crees

 

Board Home team: Droitwich Score Away team: Stourbridge B

1

2

3

4

5

Ray Collett

Arnold Kirkland

Eugene Byrne

Tom Parkes

Paul Sharratt

½ - ½

0 - 1

0 - 1

½ - ½

0 - 1

Zbigniew Koncki

Hossam Aboushady

Julie Wilson

Eric Horwill

Paul Sharratt

 

Totals

1 - 4

Division 2 match played 10 Apr

Reported by: Arnold Kirkland. Match score and score on board 4 corrected 18 April.

 

Board Home team: Stourbridge B Score Away team: Greenlands

1

2

3

4

5

Ron Evans

Jeremy Humphries

Colin Woodall

Joe Bombardini

Trevor Tennant

0 - 1

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

1 - 0

Steve Crees

Richard Collett

Brian Allsop

Spike Bignall

Tom Sherwood

 

Totals

4 - 1

Division 2 match played 17 Apr

Reported by: Richard Collett and Colin Woodall

 

Board Home team: Stourbridge B Score Away team: Halesowen C

1

2

3

4

5

Hossam Aboushady

Eric Horwill

Richard Wilkinson

Jeremy Humphries

Colin Woodall

½ - ½

0 - 1

0 - 1

½ - ½

½ - ½

Dale Jackson

Mike Hadley

Don Curry

Paul Evans

John Davis

 

Totals

1½ - 3½

Division 2 match played 24 Apr

Reported by: Colin Woodall

 

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Worcester City win 2018-9 KO Team Tournament

20 May. Worcester met Shirley & Wythall in the final held at Greenlands. On paper the teams were balanced with Worcester conceding just less than half a point handicap to their opponents. Over the board, matters were different and Worcester won 4½-½ to take take the trophy.

4 Apr. Worcester beat Greenlands on handicap. The scores over the boards were tied, but Worcester had the lower graded team and go into the final against Shirley.

12 Mar. Mercia withdrew from the 2018-9 competition and Worcester meet Greenlands for a semi-final match.

7 Mar. Shirley beat Malvern

14 Dec. Malvern beat Droitwich and Shirley are the first finalists to qualify.

11 Dec. Shirley & Wythall beat Redditch.

1 Nov. In the first match to be completed, Greenlands beat Kidderminster

 

2018-9 Quarter finals 2018-9 Semi-finals 2018-9 Final

Mercia (withdrew)- Worcester (A)

Worcester (H) 3.9 - 2.5 Greenlands(A)

Shirley 0.9 - 4.5 Worcester

Kidderminster (H) 2.4 - 4.0 Greenlands (A)

Redditch (H) 3.2 - 4.0 Shirley & Wythall (A)

Shirley & Wythall (H) 3.8 - 2.0 Malvern (A)

Malvern (H) 4.0 - 3.7 Droitwich (A)

 

Kidderminster - Greenlands Quarter-final
Board Grades Home team Results Away team Grades

1

2

3

4

5

Sum

130

121

110

108

88

557

James O’Dell

John Varilone

John Gittus

Mike Kitchen

Terry Pountney

Handicap

0.0 - 1.0

1.0 - 0.1

0.0 - 1.0

0.0 - 1.0

0.0 - 1.0

1.4 - 0.0

Kevin Hurney

Lawrence Wheatley

Steve Crees

Brian Allsop

Richard Collett

.

193

141

98

94

84

610

 

Greenlands won

2.4 - 4.0

KO match played 1 Nov

Reported by Richard Collett

 

Redditch - Shirley & Wythall Quarter-final
Board Grades Home team Results Away team Grades

1

2

3

4

5

Sum

152

137

104

97

92

582

Scott Russell

Rob Bricknell

Toni Reed

Michele Clack

Derek Abraham

Handicap

0.0 - 1.0

0.0 - 1.0

1.0 - 0.0

0.0 - 1.0

0.0 - 1.0

2.2 - 0.0

Jonathan Dale

Dave Thomas

Ken Mycock

Jon Asbury

Frank Jimenez

.

157

153

132

126

122

690

 

Shirley & Wythall won

3.2 - 4.0

KO match played 11 Dec

Reported by Arnold Peace

 

Malvern - Droitwich Quarter-final
Board Grades Home team Results Away team Grades

1

2

3

4

5

Sum

146

145

129

121

110

651

Matthew Jordan
John Knee

Miroslav Woron

Michael Butcher

Michael Chester

Handicap

0.5 - 0.5

0.5 - 0.5

1.0 - 0.0

1.0 - 0.0

1.0 - 0.0

0.0 - 2.7

Ray Collett

Arnold Kirkland

Eugene Byrne

Terry Radford

Gary Walton

.

147

114

99

89

66

515

 

 

4.0 -3.7

KO match played 14 Dec

Reported by Brian Turner. Names for Malvern Boards 4 and 5 corrected 16 Dec. Malvern needed to win 4:1 to overcome the handicap and eventually did so. Boards 1 and 2 were both steady draws. Miroslav Woron and Michael Chester both won from initially unpromising positions. The highlight of the evening was Michael Butcher's queen sacrifice to force a classic smothered mate.

 

Shirley & Wythall - Malvern Semi-final
Board Grades Home team Results Away team Grades

1

2

3

4

5

Sum

150

132

129

123

81

615

Jon Dale

John Asbury

Kenny Mycock

Frank Jiminez

Chun Chiu

Handicap

0.0 - 1.0

0.5 - 0.5

1.0 - 0.0

1.0 - 0.0

0.5 - 0.5

0.8 - 0.0

Brian Turner

John Knee

Miroslav Woron

Michael Butcher

Michael Chester

.

161

140

129

112

112

654

 

 

3.8 - 2.0

KO match played 7 Mar

Reported by Arnold Peace.

 

Worcester - Greenlands Semi-final
Board Grades Home team Results Away team Grades

1

2

3

4

5

Sum

156

137

91

85

74

543

Phil Austin

Tony Shaw

Colin Vernon

Simon Berry

John Hesketh

Handicap

0.0 - 1.0

1.0 - 0.0

0.0 - 1.0

0.5 - 0.5

1.0 - 0.0

1.4 - 0.0

Kevin Hurney

Ian Truscott

Stan Grayland

Steve Crees

Andy Tipper

.

181

131

119

111

70

612

 

 

3.9 - 2.5

KO match played 4 Apr

Reported by Steve Crees.

 

Shirley & Wythall - Worcester Final
Board Grades Home team Results Away team Grades

1

2

3

4

5

Sum

150

132

129

123

108

642

Jon Dale

Jon Asbury

Kenny Mycock

Frank Jimenez

Barry Knee

Handicap

0.5 - 0.5

0.0 - 1.0

0.0 - 1.0

0.0 - 1.0

0.0 - 1.0

0.4 - 0.0

Ed Osbourn

Philip Austin

Tony Shaw

Matt Holmes

John Hesketh

.

170

156

137

128

74

665

 

 

0.9 - 4.5

KO final match played 20 May

Reported by Arnold Peace.

 

 

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