National Club results 2010

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NATIONAL CLUB FINAL REPORT

Once again the finals were split between London & the Midlands, with Brian Smith organising venue & refreshments at Golden Lane Community Centre in London, and Syston & District Social Club organised by the Chief Controller.

Wanstead & Woodford retained the Major Championship, but not without a valiant fight from Maidstone. It appeared early on as if Wanstead were cruising to victory as their team was stronger than Maidstone on 4 of the 5 boards. But a win on board 3 by Maidstone suddenly turned the tide, if Maidstone could win on board 2 they would win the match on board count.  Maidstone started to get a slight positional edge, but Oliver Gill ran very short on time and had to settle for a draw – giving the match win to Wanstead.The Major Plate saw Metropolitan overcome fellow London Leaguers Athenaeum, without losing a game. This feat was emulated by Bedford, who denied Snodland a second successive winning trip to the capital in the Intermediate Championship.The Intermediate Plate was in contrast a much closer affair, only settled in favour of Hackney on board count. The Hackney win was remarkable because their average grading of 118 was significantly lower than the 144 of opponents Bushbury. But for the grading of the Hackney top board, the team would have been eligible for the Minor section.

The Minor Championship final has been a cause of much consternation, with Chipping Campden only able to raise 3 players from their small club, too many players having booked their holidays – perhaps lacking confidence in the team reaching the finals? Already down a board from the start, the Cotswold side could only muster a draw, leaving Hastings & St Leonard’s comfortable winners. As the current rules fail to address this situation, there is currently much deliberation over rule amendments to clarify matters for next season.

Forest of Dean out-graded their opponents in the Minor plate, but were quickly a board down to Bushbury when their board 3 overlooked the fact that Queen could be pinned to King. They failed to recover from this early shock, with Bushbury winning 3-1 without losing a board & thus gaining compensation for their narrow loss in the Intermediate.

My thanks to Brian Smith for organizing the Southern venue; and to Cyril Johnson for acting as arbiter and assistant sandwich maker. Thanks are also due to Guy Greenland & Mike McNaughton as section controllers in the Intermediate & Minor sections respectively.

Julie Johnson

If you’d like to download a PDF of the final results, click here

OPEN SECTION

MUSHROOMS v MAIDSTONE – Played 28th Feb 2010
BD Grade MUSHROOMS     MAIDSTONE Grade
1 203 C.BRISCOE 0 1 M.R.TAYLOR(W) 211
2 198 I.L.SNAPE 1 0 P.TALSMA 201
3 177 R.A.HARRIS 0 1 I.R.WATSON 197
4   default 0 1 C.HOWELL 188
5 174 N.W.FAULKS 1 0 A.GREGORY 165
6 164 D.J.WILSON 1 0 R.E.LANE 150
      3 3    
 
MUSHROOMS v WOOD GREEN – Played 18th April 2010
BD Grade MUSHROOMS     WOOD GREEN Grade
1 198 I.L.SNAPE (W) ½ ½ N.PERT 235
2 203 C.BRISCOE 0 1 J.EMMS 229
3 188 T.W.PELLING 0 1 N.MacDONALD 228
4 177 R.A.HARRIS 0 1 C.G.WARD 220
5 177 R.M.R.O’KELLY ½ ½ G.BUCKLEY 222
6 164 D.J.WILSON ½ ½ A.D.MARTIN 214
         
 
WOOD GREEN v MAIDSTONE – Played 18th April 2010
BD Grade WOOD GREEN     MAIDSTONE Grade
1 235 PERT (W) ½ ½ C.R.CHANDLER 213
2 229 J.R.EMMS ½ ½ M.R.TAYLOR 211
3 228 N.McDONALD 1 0 M.TALSMA 201
4 220 C.G.WARD ½ ½ I.R.WATSON 197
5 222 G.M.BUCKLEY 1 0 O.GILL 168
6 179 D.CUTMORE ½ ½ R.E.LANE 150
      4 2    

MINOR SECTION

Preliminary Round
Basingstoke 3 – Hackney 1

Basingstoke Code Grade Result Hackney Code Grade
Matthew Wilson 245966J 135 Win Mark Rivlin 251027D 121
John Shaddick 118731E 133 Win Dylan Perryman 262346J 119
Alan Willis 260482G 108 Win Paul Murphy 278344H 115
Joe French 110905H 102 Loss Gerald Howgate U/g  
      3-1      

Crazy Horses ( Bradford ) 3 – Barnsley 1

Crazy Horses Code Grade Result Barnsley Code Grade
D Summerland 187281D 127 Win B Holdsworth Y1796 135
John Holliday Y5152 119 Win V Shaposhnikov Y6396 125
S Burton 107655L 116 Loss F Fozzard Y2280 125
K Marsh Y6328 113 Win J Fozzard Y2485 78
      3-1      

Syston 1.5 – Bushbury 2.5

Syston Code Grade Result Bushbury Code Grade
B Pournozafari 179904G 137 Loss J Button 179093G 135
Cyril Johnson 113676J 127 Win D Buckley 107597E 113
R King 243448K 108 Draw J Whitehead 143862B 107
J Mitton 276551C 90 Loss S Jones 113908D 94
      2.5-1.5      

Byes : Chipping Campden, Forest of Dean, Thurrock, Hastings & St Leonards, Snodland

Round 1 Championship
Bushbury 1.5 – Crazy Horses 2.5

Bushbury       Crazy Horses    
Alf Schroeder 11859D 140 Win D Summerland 187281D 127
J Button 179093G 135 Draw J Holliday Y5152 119
J Whitehead 143862B 107 Loss S Burton 107655L 116
SA Jones 113908D 94 Loss K Marsh Y6328 113
      1.5-2.5      

Chipping Campden 3 – Forest of Dean 1

Chipping Campden Code Grade Result Forest of Dean Code Grade
Gordon Mills 115561B 138 Win Ray Francis 110858L 117
Adrian Grimes 156933E 117 Loss Ian Jenkins 227191G 94
Bill Nash 175999B 112 Win T Bateman UG  
Brian Barrett 139689E£ 110 Win M Wooton 161349G 73
      3-1      

Thurrock 0.5 – Hastings 3.5

Thurrock Code Grade Result Hastings Code Grade
I Woodward 225738F 144 Loss O Namouk 116059L 127
A Haydon 253578G 133 Draw G Willson 277244K UG
R Smith 119344C 115 Loss P Driver 264184H 108
Ball   UG Loss M Shorrocks 187765D 91
      1-3      

Snodland v Basingstoke

Snodland Code Grade Result Basingstoke Code Grade
David Fowler 253169A 137 Draw Matthew Wilson 245966J 135
Matthew Gazes 263915E 129 Win John Shaddick 118731E 133
Peter Hickey 278696F 125 Loss Alan Willis 260482G 108
Neil Miners 270011 G 85 Win Joe French 110905H 102
      2.6-1.5      

Semi-final
Crazy Horses v Chipping Campden

Crazy Horses Code Grade Result Chipping Campden Code Grade
D Summerland 187281D 127 Loss G Mills 115561B 138
J Holliday Y5152 119 Loss P Drury 109879C 132
S Burton 107655L 116 Win Bill Nash 175999G 112
      Win Absentee    
      2-2*      

Hastings v Snodland

Hastings Code Grade Result Snodland Code Grade
R Harper 142141J 144 Win D Fowler 253169A 137
E Houghton 113044E 128 Win P Hickey 278696F 125
R Smart 232687F 105 Draw D Lettington 115118F 122
A Pontonutti 264185K 92 Win J Simons 119051F 89
      3.5- 0.5      

Plate Quarter-final
Barnsley v Syston
Hackney v Thurrock

Hackney Code Grade Result Thurrock Code Grade
S Tracey   137 Win M Bradford 107139H 144
M Rivlin   121 Win R Smith 119344C 115
S Howgate   119 Win M Crane 182533B 110
M Tracey Gonzales   70 Draw R Prickett 117242D 105
      3.5-0.5      

Forest of Dean v Snodland/Basingstoke
Bushbury – Bye

INTERMEDIATE SECTION

Cup Semi-finals

ALWOODLEY 1-3 BEDFORD
S SWAIN 0-1 G VALERIO
P CLARKE 0.5-0.5 C HILL
M DOW 0-1 J HARBOUR
S JOHNSON 0.5-0.5 N STADDON

SNODLAND 3-1 COSHAM
M BUNN 1-0 P DALLAS
P TURNER 1-0 S DEAN
D MYLES 0-1 S LEFEVRE
D LETTINGTON 1-0 B GRANT

Plate Semi-finals

ST ALBANS 2-2 HACKNEY
D. Bower (W) 0-1 C. Ariti
I. Cross (B) 0-1 S. Tracey
R. Claret (W) 1-0 M. Gonzalez
J. Leake (B) 1-0 C. Hays

BARTON 1-3 BUSHBURY
K NOON 0-1P BAGGOTT
R CRAWSHAW 0.5-0.5 P STALEY
R DENNINGTON 0-1 J BUTTON
P THOMPSON 0.5-0.5 R BRODIE

Cup Round 2

MAIDSTONE 1-3 SNODLAND
O GILL 0.5-0.5 D NICHOLLS
D HEATH 0-1 M BUNN
I CLARK 0.5-0.5 M GAZES
G HOLLANDS 0-1 D LETTINGTON

RUSHALL 2-2 ALWOODLEY (Alwoodley win on board count)
S WILCOX 0-1 P CLARKE
P LEARY 1-0 H THORNTON
P BROOMHALL 0-1 M DOW
R DOLAN 1-0 S JOHNSON

BEDFORD W/O NEWARK

COSHAM  – BYE

Plate (Preliminary Round)

HACKNEY 2.5-1.5 WANSTEAD & WOODFORD
P VIVES 0.5-0.5 M MURRELL
C ARITI 0.5-0.5 K JONES
S TRACEY 1-0d P NICKALS (DEFAULTED)
M RIVLIN 0.5-0.5 D RAWLINGS

Cup Round 1

COSHAM 2-2 DORKING (Cosham win on board count)
S DEAN 1-0 A MAY
S LEFEVRE 0.5-0.5 D HUGHES
B GRANT 0.5-0.5 P LAWRENCE
R KELLY 0-1 J DAVIS

ALWOODLEY 3.5-0.5 BARTON
D ADAM 0.5-0.5 M ROBINSON
H THORNTON 1-0 R CRAWSHAW
M DOW 1-0 R DENNINGTON
S JOHNSON 1-0 P THOMPSON

HACKNEY 1-3 MAIDSTONE
P VIDES 0-1 O GILL
S TRACEY 0.5-0.5 D HEATH
C ARITI 0.5-0.5 I CLARK
M GONZALEZ 0-1 D SMITH

BUSHBURY 1.5-2.5 RUSHALL
P BAGGOTT 0-1 M SANGHA
P STALEY 1-0 M CARR
S THOMAS 0-1 P BROOMHALL
J BUTTON 0.5-0.5 R DOLAN

BEDFORD 3.5-0.5 ST ALBANS
M BOTTELEY 1-0 P FITZGERALD
G VALERIO 1-0 I CROSS
J HARBOUR 1-0 R CLARET
N STADDON 0.5-0.5 J LEAKE

NEWARK 2.5-1.5 WANSTEAD & WOODFORD
N CLIFFORD 1-0 D SMITH
G WOLLERTON 0-1 P BARCLAY
K AITON 0.5-0.5 K JONES
A TAYLOR 1-0 L BURTT

SNODLAND – BYE

MAJOR SECTION

Preliminary match
Barnsley v Alwoodley
Match not played, both teams withdrew

Round 1
Bushbury v Barnsley or Alwoodley – Bushbury go through
Maidstone 3:2 Hastings & St Leonards [result sheet – click here] Gloucester 1.5:3.5 Brown Jack [result sheet – click here] Bourne End 2:3 St Albans [result sheet – click here] Wood Green 4.5:0.5 London Deaf [result sheet – click here] Ilford 3.5:1.5 Metropolitan [result sheet – click here] Home Office & Justice 1.5:3.5 Wanstead & Woodford [result sheet – click here] Hackney 3:2 Athenaeum [result sheet – click here]

Unfortunately Barnsley & Alwoodley were unable to arrange their preliminary match in time to allow Bushbury reasonable options for play. I offered both teams the opportunity the play the match by the first round closing date for a place in the plate, both turned this option down. As a result there are only 7 teams in the plate

Championship quarter final
Brown Jack 1.5 – 3.5 Bushbury [result sheet – click here] St Albans 1.5 – 3.5 Hackney [result sheet – click here] Wanstead & Woodford 3 – 2 Wood Green [result sheet – click here] Ilford 1.5 – 3.5 Maidstone [result sheet – click here]

Championship semi-final
Hackney 2:3 Maidstone [result sheet – click here] Bushbury 1.5:3.5 Wanstead & Woodford [result sheet – click here]

Plate quarter final
Athenaeum 3 – 2 Bourne End [result sheet – click here] Metropolitan 3 – 2 Hastings & St Leonards [result sheet – click here] Home Office & Justice v London Deaf [London Deaf conceded] Gloucester bye

Plate semi-final
Athenaeum 3.5:1.5 Gloucester [result sheet – click here]

Played 18th April 2010
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