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Season 2018-19 Match details

Last updated 21 October 2018

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Division 1

Board Olton Score Halesowen B

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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 Kidderminster A Score 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 Olton Score 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 Halesowen A Score 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 Malvern Score 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 Halesowen A Score Malvern

1

2

3

4

5

6

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

½ - ½

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½ - ½

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0 - 1

½ - ½

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

 

Totals

2½ - 1½ +2adj

Division 1 match played 16 Oct

Reported by: John Edge


Board Worcester City Score Kidderminster A

1

2

3

4

5

6

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

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1 - 0

1 - 0

½ - ½

0 - 1

1 - 0

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

 

Totals

3½ - 1½+adj

Division 1 match played 18 Oct

Reported by: Andrew Farthing. Kidderminster conceded board 3 overnight after players had reached a knight and pawn ending, with the Kidderminster player's knight apparently trapped. It is reported that the Worcester board 1 player's computer thinks Worcester ought to win, but Kitson admits that the position is complex and it would be easy to go astray in a second session.


 

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Division 2

Board Halesowen C Score 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.

 

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