WSTCC Round 6

Team Rank Results Score out of 12 Comments
England 1 50+ 2 5 win, 1 draw, 0 loss 11 No loss
England 2 50+ 12 3, 2, 1 8  
England 3 50+   28 2, 2, 4 6  
England Women 50+ 32 3, 0, 3 6 Ranked third out of five women’s teams
England 4 50+ 64 0, 1, 6 1 The draw was a bye
         
England 1 65+ 12   8  
England 2 65+ 22   7  
England 3 65+ 38   6  
England 4 65+ 53   4  
Team Name Board Score Comments
England 1 50+ Jon Speelman 1 4 / 5  
  John Emms cpt. 2 3.5 / 5  
  James Plaskett 3 3.5 / 5  
  Mark Hebden 4 2.5 / 4  
  Keith Arkell 5 4.5 / 5  
England 2 50+ Andrew Lewis 1 4 / 6  
  Mark Page 2 3 / 6  
  Clive Frostick 3 3.5 / 6  
  Chris Fegan cpt. 4 3.5 / 6  
England 3 50+ Jeremy-Fraser Mitchell cpt. 1 1.5 / 6  
  Kevin Bowmer 2 3.5 / 6  
  Stephen Homer 3 3 / 6  
  Tim Thurstan 4 3.5 / 6  
England 3 Women 50+ Sheila Jackson 1 2.5 / 6  
  Ingrid Lauterbach 2 3 / 6  
  Helen Frostick 3 2 / 6  
  Petra Nunn cpt. 4 4.5 / 6  
England 4 50+ Keith Parker 1 0 / 4  
  Robert Stern 2 1 / 4  
  Bernard Rogers 3 1 / 4  
  Paul Lawence 4 2 / 4 The only win
  Ian Cross cpt. 5 1 / 4  
         
England 1 65+ Robert Bellin 1 2 / 5  
  Steve Berry 2 2.5 / 5  
  Nigel Povah cpt. 3 4.5 / 5  
  Anthony Stebbings 4 3.5 / 5  
  Roger Emerson 5 1.5 / 4  
England 2 65+ John Quinn cpt. 1 3 / 6  
  Geoff James 2 3 / 6  
  Andy Baruch 3 4 / 6  
  Julian Farrand 4 3.5 / 6  
England 3 65+ Alan Crombleholme 1 3 / 6  
  Brian Ewart 2 2 / 6  
  Trefor Thynne cpt. 3 4 / 6  
  Julie Denning 2/6 4 2 / 6  
England 4 65+ Stewart Reuben 1 1 / 5  
  Ian Reynolds 2 3 / 4  
  John Cooper 3 2 / 5  
  Roger Scowen 4 2.5 / 5  
  Keith Emerton 5 2.5 / 5  

I resolved that, when all four home countries were represented in the WSTCC, there would be a special additional prize. This year, for the first time England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales are fielding teams in both the 50+ and the 65+. The prize, consisting of medals for each player and a trophy for the federation or captain, is as follows —

The Best Improvement in Ranking in the Competition
After 6 rounds, England 3 65+ are 21 places ahead of their initial ranking and Ireland 50+ 14 ahead. England 2 50+ are also doing well at +9. Of course, this is a type of rating prize. England 1 50+ may win the World 50+ Championship, but they can only go up 3 places. I could have made the prize solely for the English, but I suppose my memory goes back to the BCF, the objects of which were to develop chess in the Commonwealth.

Round 7

I had an early draw, and thus have been able to kibitz other games. John Emms, captain of England 1 50+, had a very early win on board 1. David Cummings (Canada) made a beginner’s blunder. Of course, David was originally English …

— Stewart Reuben