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13/07/2019

English County Championship Finals

(linked photographs by Stephen Forbes)

 

Finals for All Sections took place on Saturday, 13/07/2019, at Kettering Conference & Leisure Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB.  Yorkshire was in the finals of the Open section, the U-140 and the U120 sections, winning the Open and U-140.  Congratulations to all the players and captains/organisers over the season.

 

Open Section

 

In the Open, Yorkshire out-graded their opponents on ELO ratings on all board except board 8, though on ECF grades they out-graded their opponents on only 10 of the 16 boards.

 

First to finish was Robert Starley, followed by Svetlana Sučikova, and then Oskar Hackner, all three winning, so putting Yorkshire into a 3-0 lead by 4.30 p.m.  Surrey never looked like recovering any ground thereafter.  ECF grades suggested Yorkshire would win 9-7.  The final score, after Paul Townsend had to concede a draw after 95 moves (“failing” to reach 100) in the last game to finish, was 11-5, which is likely to be some kind of record for a county (open/first-team) final win, at least in recent years.  Surrey managed only two wins.

For a PICTURE OF TEAM at presentation of trophy click here.

For a PICTURE OF PRESENTATION OF TROPHY click here.

 

Bd

Col

ELO

ECF

Yorkshire

11‑5

Surrey

ECF

ELO

 

1

W

2474

232

Daniel Alsina Leal

1-0

Koby Kalavannan

235

2330

play

2

B

2399

236

Richard J D Palliser

½‑½

Mark Josse

204

2209

 

3

W

2233

206

M Paul Townsend

½-½

Akshaya Kalaiyalahan

205

2212

 

4

B

2239

217

Jean-Luc Weller

½-½

Russell G Granat

203

2219

 

5

W

2222

-

Christopher N Dunworth

1-0

Chris Briscoe

199

2201

play

6

B

2184

201

Jonathan P Nelson

½-½

Marcus E Osborne

197

2165

 

7

W

2145

194

Adam R Lang

½-½

Gwilym T Price

198

2138

 

8

B

2167

212

Oskar A Hackner

1-0

Roger Emerson

190

2181

play

9

W

2214

196

Chris C W Shephard

1-0

Clive A Frostick

198

2113

 

10

B

2134

193

Phil R Watson

0-1

Paul D Shepherd

183

2090

 

11

W

2120

183

Jonathan W Arnott

1-0

Alan K Punnett

185

2018

play

12

B

2148

187

Svetlana Sučikova

1-0

Daniel B Rosen

195

2018

play

13

W

2081

195

Kieran O'Driscoll

½-½

Ian N Heppell

182

1993

play

14

B

2068

190

Peter M Gayson

0-1

Robert G Lydiard

184

2017

play

15

W

2068

193

Peter Shaw

1-0

Robin W Haldane

190

1993

play

16

B

2058

195

Robert Starley

1-0

Owen S Phillips

178

1908

play

(Click on “play” in right-most column to play through game on screen.)

 

U-140 Section

 

Yorkshire beat Worcestershire 10½-5½:

For a PICTURE OF TEAM at presentation of trophy click here.

For a PICTURE OF PRESENTATION OF TROPHY click here.

 

Bd

Col

ECF *

Yorkshire

10½‑5½

Worcestershire

ECF *

 

1

B

134A (144)

Dale H Cullum

½-½

David Spowart

136A (143)

photo

2

W

138A (145)

Joe Varley

0-1

Harry G Evans

115L (141)

3

B

138A (140)

Alec Grice

0-1

Sam A Bradley

138A (137)

photo

4

W

137D (140)

Stephen K Lee

1-0

Peter Seeley

135B (137)

5

B

128L (128)

Zak Tomlinson

1-0

Tony Shaw

135B (137)

photo

6

W

132L (132)

Thomas L Hackett

1-0

David Waud

136L (136)

7

B

138F (130)

Phill J Beckett

½-½

Jon A Asbury

126A (132)

photo

8

W

127L (127)

Dave Colledge

½-½

Eric Horwill

134A (131)

9

B

133L (133)

Bruce R Oliver

1-0

Ian M Truscott

132C (131)

photo

10

W

129A (134)

John Grasham

1-0

T Giles Stanton

130A (131)

11

B

132A (133)

Norman G Andrews

0-1

Matthew A Holmes

121L ( )

photo

12

W

131A (128)

Chris R Tinker

1-0

Jeremy Humphries

123A (121)

13

B

137A (126)

Vivien Webster

½-½

John F Varilone

121C (119)

photo

14

W

126A (126)

Graham W Matthews

½-½

David Cleak

110B (116)

15

B

129L (129)

Mike A Pollard

1-0

Steve Alcock

097C (97)

photo

16

W

122A (124)

Ian D Strickland

1-0

John Hesketh

073D (74)

* July 2018 (Jan 2019) ECF grades

 

Yorkshire won the toss for colours and chose to have white on the even numbered boards.

Both team captains opted to use the English Chess Federation January 2019 Grading List.

 

A difficult report to prepare as I was unable to be present at the County Finals! The 2017/2018 showcase had been adversely affected by high temperatures in the venue. Playing conditions were especially bad for the Open match between Lancashire and Yorkshire which was conducted in a separate area at the end of the floor. The English Chess Federation’s decision to change venue in 2018/2019 was popular but they also had to move the date back a week. This decision was taken before Christmas 2018 according to the governing body. I am informed that details appeared on the E.C.F. website and the Chess Unions were notified. Unfortunately, the changes only came to the attention of many of the team captains when the respective draws were issued around March 2019. By that time, they had booked holidays, carefully avoiding the original scheduled date! The Middlesex Under 160 grade captain was in the same position as me, being unable to attend as he was also going on holiday 13th July. To make matters worse, these were the 100th County Finals. In my absence, Neville Pearce agreed to captain the team and I was very grateful he could assist in this capacity.

 

The team sheet reveals that Worcestershire and Yorkshire were evenly matched over the top ten boards. Despite our grading advantage over the bottom six boards, this was not where the contest was won. Results on boards 4 to 10 paved the route to victory, registering 6 points from 7 and no defeats. Having re-entered the county and national competitions at this level just three years earlier, Yorkshire were Under 140 grade Champions!

 


(1) David Spowart - Dale H. Cullum [B20]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.h3 Nf6 5.d3 g6 6.Bd2 Bg7 7.Nc3 0–0 8.0–0 a6 9.a3 b5 10.Ba2 b4 11.axb4 Nxb4 12.Bb3 Bb7 13.Qc1 e6 14.Bh6 Qb6 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Ng5 Nxd3 17.Na4 Qb5 18.Qd1 c4 19.cxd3 cxb3 20.Nf3 Nd7 21.Nd4 Qe5 22.Qxb3 Qxd4 23.Qxb7= ½–½

 

(2) Joe Varley - Harry G. Evans [B19]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Ngf6 11.Bd2 e6 12.0–0–0 Bd6 13.Kb1 Qc7 14.Ne4 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 Nf6 16.Qe2 0–0–0 17.g3 Rhe8 18.Qc4 Ng4 19.Rdf1 e5 20.dxe5 Nxe5 21.Nxe5 Bxe5 22.Bc1 Rd4 23.Qe2 Re6 24.Qe3 Bf6 25.Qa3 c5 26.Re1 Ra6 27.Qf3 Rad6 28.Bf4 Qb6 29.c3 Rd3 30.Qg4+ Re6 31.Kc2 c4 32.Rxe6 Qxe6 33.Qxe6+ fxe6 34.Re1 Kd7 35.Re4 b5 36.b3 Rxc3+ 37.Kb1 cxb3 38.Re2 a5 39.a3 Rd3 40.Rd2 Rxd2 41.Bxd2 a4 42.Be3 Kc6 43.f3 Kd5 44.g4 Kc4 45.f4 Bd4 46.Bd2 Kd3 47.Bb4 Ke4 48.Bd6 Kf3 49.g5 Kg4 50.gxh6 gxh6 0–1

 

(3) Sam A. Bradley - Alec Grice [D12]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 Bf5 4.c4 e6 5.Nc3 c6 6.Nh4 Ne4 7.Nxf5 exf5 8.a3 Nxc3 9.bxc3 g6 10.Rb1 Bg7 11.Qb3 0–0 12.cxd5 Nd7 13.Be2 cxd5 14.Qxd5 Qc7 15.Bd2 Rab8 16.0–0 Nf6 17.Qb3 Ne4 18.Rfd1 Nxd2 19.Rxd2 f4 20.e4 Bh6 21.Rdd1 Bg7 22.c4 b6 23.e5 Rbd8 24.Bf3 Kh8 25.Qb5 Qe7 26.a4 Qh4 27.a5 g5 28.axb6 axb6 29.Qxb6 g4 30.Bd5 f3 31.gxf3 Rxd5 32.cxd5 gxf3 33.Kh1 Qxf2 34.Qb2 Qh4 35.Qc2 Bh6 36.Qd3 Bf4 37.Rb2 f2 38.h3 Rg8 39.Qf5 Qg3 40.Qf6+ 1–0

 

(4) Stephen K. Lee - Peter Seeley [B23]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.Nxd4 Bxd4 7.Ne2 Bg7 8.Bc4 e6 9.0–0 Ne7 10.d4 cxd4 11.Kh1 0–0 12.Nxd4 Qc7 13.Bb3 a6 14.c3 Nc6 15.f5 Nxd4 16.cxd4 exf5 17.exf5 Qb6 18.fxg6 hxg6 19.Qd3 Bxd4 20.Bh6 Bg7 21.Be3 Qb5 22.Qxg6 Qe5 23.Rae1 d5 24.Qd3 Be6 25.Bc5 Qh5 26.Bxf8 Be5 27.Rxe5 Qxe5 28.Bc5 Rc8 29.Bd4 Qh5 30.h3 Qh4 31.Bf6 Qh6 32.Bc3 b5 33.Qg3+ Kf8 34.Bb4+ Ke8 35.Qd6 Qg5 36.Qxa6 Rc1 37.Qxb5+ Bd7 38.Qb8+ Bc8 39.Ba4+ 1–0

 

(5) Tony Shaw - Zak Tomlinson [C77]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.0–0 0–0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.h3 Be6 11.Re1 f6 12.Nbd2 Na5 13.d4 Nxb3 14.axb3 Bd6 15.dxe5 fxe5 16.Ne4 h6 17.b4 Qe7 18.Bd2 Qf7 19.Qc1 Bxh3 20.Bxh6 gxh6 21.Qxh6 Bg4 22.Nxd6 cxd6 23.Qxd6 Bxf3 24.Rxe5 Qg7 25.g3 Rf6 0–1

 

(6) Thomas A. Hackett - David Waud [B14]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 0–0 9.0–0 Nbd7 10.Re1 Nb6 11.Bb3 Nbd5 12.Bg5 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Nd5 14.Bxe7 Nxe7 15.Qd3 Ng6 16.Bc2 Qf6 17.Re5 Rd8 18.Rh5 b6 19.Ne5 Bb7 20.Re1 Qf4 21.Nxg6 hxg6 22.Rh3 Qf5 23.Qe2 Qa5 24.Bxg6 Bd5 25.Bb1 Rac8 26.Qc2 g6 27.Qd2 Kf8 28.Qh6+ Ke7 29.Qg5+ Kd7 30.Rc1 b5 31.Rh7 Rxc3 32.Rxf7+ Kc8 33.Rxa7 Qb4 34.Qd2 Rc4 35.Rxc4+ 1–0

 

(7) Jon A. Asbury - Phill J. Beckett [D56]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 h6 6.Bh4 0–0 7.Nf3 Ne4 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.Qc2 Nxc3 10.Qxc3 c6 11.Bd3 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Nd7 13.0–0 Re8 14.Rad1 b6 15.Rd2 Bb7 16.Rfd1 Rad8 17.a3 c5 18.Be2 Nf6 19.Qc1 cxd4 20.Rxd4 Rxd4 21.Rxd4 Rc8 22.Rc4 Rxc4= ½–½


(8) Dave Colledge - Eric Horwill [A80]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4 fxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ Qxf6 6.Nf3 d6 7.Bd3 Be7 8.0–0 Nc6 9.c3 Bd7 10.Qc2 g6 11.Re1 0–0–0 12.Bg5 Qf7 13.Bxe7 Nxe7 14.Ng5 Qf6 15.Ne4 Qg7 16.Rad1 Nd5 17.Bc4 Nf4 18.Bf1 Rde8 19.g3 Nh5 20.Bg2 Nf6= ½–½

 

(9) Ian M. Truscott - Bruce R. Oliver [A40]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.d4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 cxd4 5.exd4 Qb6 6.Nb5 d6 7.a4 Qa5+ 8.Bd2 Qd8 9.c3 Nf6 10.Bd3 0–0 11.Ne2 Nc6 12.Bc2 e5 13.dxe5 dxe5 14.h3 a6 15.Na3 Be6 16.0–0 Qb6 17.Qc1 Rfd8 18.Be3 Qc7 19.Rd1 Rxd1+ 20.Qxd1 Rd8 21.Qe1 Nd5 22.Bg5 f6 23.Bh4 Re8 24.Rd1 f5 25.Kh1 Qc8 26.Bb3 Nf4 27.Bxe6+ Nxe6 28.f3 Bf8 29.Nc2 Nc5 30.a5 Nb3 31.Nb4 Nbxa5 32.Nxc6 Nxc6 33.Rd5 e4 34.fxe4 Rxe4 35.Qf2 Qe6 36.Rd2 Bh6 37.Nd4 Qd6 38.Nf3 Bxd2 39.Nxd2 Rxh4 40.Qxh4 Qxd2 41.Qc4+ Kg7 42.Qb3 Qe1+ 43.Kh2 Qe5+ 44.Kh1 Qb5 45.Qc2 Qf1+ 46.Kh2 Qf4+ 47.Kh1 Qe4 48.Qd1 Ne5 49.Kh2 Nd3 50.Qb3 Ne1 0–1

 

(10) John Grasham. - T. Giles Stanton. [A46]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4 d6 4.e3 g6 5.Bd3 Bg7 6.c3 0–0 7.h3 a6 8.Qc2 Bd7 9.Nbd2 Re8 10.0–0–0 Nc6 11.Ne4 Nd5 12.Bg3 b5 13.h4 Nce7 14.h5 Nf5 15.hxg6 fxg6 16.Rde1 e5 17.Bh4 Nxh4 18.Rxh4 Re7 19.dxe5 dxe5 20.Reh1 Bh8 21.Neg5 Bf6 22.Rxh7 Rxh7 23.Nxh7 g5 24.Nxf6+ Qxf6 25.Be4 c6 26.Bxd5+ 1–0

 

(11) Matthew A. Holmes - Norman G. Andrews [E00]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Qe7 5.Bg2 Bxd2+ 6.Nxd2 0–0 7.Ngf3 d6 8.0–0 Nbd7 9.b4 e5 10.d5 a5 11.a3 b6 12.Qc2 axb4 13.axb4 Bb7 14.e4 Rfb8 15.Ra2 Rxa2 16.Qxa2 Ra8 17.Qb2 Qd8 18.Ra1 h6 19.h4 Rxa1+ 20.Qxa1 Qa8 21.Qxa8+ Bxa8 22.Ne1 Bb7 23.Nd3 Kf8 24.f3 Nb8 25.Bh3 Ke7 26.f4 exf4 27.gxf4 Ne8 28.Kf2 c6 29.dxc6 Bxc6 30.Ke3 f6 31.Nf3 g6 32.Nd4 Bd7 33.Bxd7 Kxd7 34.h5 gxh5 35.Nf5 Ke6 36.Nxh6 Ng7 37.f5+ Ke7 38.Nf4 Nd7 39.Nd5+ Kf8 40.Nf4 Ke7 41.Kd4 Kf8 42.Kd5 Ne5 43.Ng6+ Ke8 44.Nxe5 dxe5 45.Kc6 h4 46.Kxb6 h3 47.Ng4 Nxf5 48.exf5 e4 49.Nxf6+ 1–0

 

(12) Chris R. Tinker - Jeremy Humphries [B23]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 e6 5.Nge2 Nf6 6.0–0 Be7 7.d3 0–0 8.h3 a6 9.Be3 Bd7 10.g4 Ne8 11.Ng3 Nc7 12.Qd2 Nb5 13.Nce2 e5 14.c3 Qc8 15.f4 exf4 16.Nxf4 Nc7 17.Rac1 Ne5 18.b3 Ng6 19.Nf5 Bxf5 20.exf5 Ne5 21.Nh5 f6 22.Nf4 Rb8 23.d4 Nd7 24.b4 c4 25.Rce1 b5 26.Rf3 Nb6 27.Rg3 d5 28.Rf3 Re8 29.Bf2 Bd6 30.Rfe3 Rxe3 31.Qxe3 Qd7 32.Qf3 Re8 33.Rxe8+ Qxe8 34.Bg3 Qe7 35.Qf2 Qd7 36.Bf3 Be7 37.Qg2 Bd8 38.Qe2 Na4 39.Qe1 Nb6 40.Qe3 Qe7 41.Ng2 Qd7 42.Nf4 Be7 43.Qe2 Kf8 44.Qg2 Bd8 45.Qh2 Kf7 46.h4 Qe7 47.Qf2 Kf8 48.Nh3 Qd7 49.Qc2 Qe7 50.Qd2 Qd7 51.Qf4 Na4 52.Qd2 Nb6 53.Nf4 Qf7 54.Qc2 Qe7 55.Qe2 Qd7 56.Ng2 Na4 57.Qc2 Nb6 58.Bf4 Ne8 59.g5 Bc7 60.Qd2 Qxf5 61.gxf6 Bxf4 62.fxg7+ Kxg7 63.Qxf4 Qxf4 64.Nxf4 Nf6 65.Kf2 Kf7 66.Ke3 Ke7 67.h5 Kd6 68.Nh3 Na4 69.Kd2 h6 70.Nf4 The remaining moves are unclear but White won shortly afterwards. 1–0

 

(13) John F. Varilone - Vivien Webster [A80]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.d4 f5 2.g4 d6 3.Qd3 fxg4 4.h3 Nf6 5.hxg4 g6 6.f3 Nc6 7.e4 e6 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Nd2 a6 10.Ne2 Bd7 11.Nf4 Rg8 12.c3 e5 13.Ne2 exd4 14.cxd4 Be6 15.Nc3 Nb4 16.Qb1 d5 17.e5 Nd7 18.Bxe7 Qxe7 19.a3 Nc6 20.Qd3 0–0–0 21.0–0–0 Nb6 22.Nb3 Nc4 23.Nc5 N6xe5 24.Qe2 Qg5+ 25.Kb1 Bf7 26.dxe5 Rge8 27.Nd3 d4 28.Ne4 Qe7 29.f4 Bd5 30.Rg1 Qe6 31.Nf6 Na5 32.Nxd5 Qxd5 33.Bg2 Qb5 34.Qc2 Nc4 35.Ka2 Ne3 36.Qc1 Nxg2 37.Rxg2 Qd5+ 38.Ka1 Qxg2 39.g5 Re6 40.Rd2 Qc6 41.Rc2 Qb6 42.Nc5 Rc6 43.e6 d3 44.Nd7 Qd4 45.Rxc6 bxc6 46.Qxc6 Qg1+ 47.Ka2 Qa7 48.Qd5 Qb7 49.Qxd3 Qc6 50.Qb3 Rxd7 51.exd7+ Qxd7 52.Qc4= ½–½

 


(14) Graham W Matthews - David Cleak [B12]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.f4 h6 5.Nf3 e6 6.Bd3 Bxd3 7.Qxd3 a6 8.0–0 c5 9.c3 Nc6 10.Be3 Qb6 11.Nbd2 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Bc5 13.N2f3 Nge7 14.b4 Bxd4 15.Nxd4 0–0 16.Nxe6 Nxe5 17.fxe5 Qxe6 18.Bd4 Rac8 19.b5 a5 20.a4 b6 21.Qe3 Nf5 22.Qd2 Nxd4 23.cxd4 Rc4 24.h3 Rfc8 25.Rfc1 R8c7 26.Rxc4 Rxc4 27.Qf2 Qg6 28.Kh2 Qe4 29.Rf1 Qg6 30.Ra1= ½–½

 

(15) Steve Alcock - Mike A. Pollard [D09]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.g3 f6 6.exf6 Nxf6 7.Bg2 Bf5 8.a3 Bxb1 9.Rxb1 Be7 10.0–0 0–0 11.b4 a6 12.Bb2 Qd7 13.Nxd4 Rad8 14.Nxc6 Qxc6 15.Bxc6 Rxd1 16.Rbxd1 bxc6 17.c5 Rb8 18.Rd4 a5 19.Ba1 axb4 20.Rxb4 Ra8 21.Rb7 Ne8 22.Rc1 Rxa3 23.Rb8 Kf7 24.e4 g5 25.e5 Ng7 26.Rb7 Ne6 27.Bb2 Rd3 28.Ra7 Rd5 29.Ra6 Bxc5 30.Rxc6 Bb6 31.Kf1 Rb5 32.R1c2 Nc5 33.Bd4 Ne6 34.Bxb6 cxb6 35.Rd2 Rxe5 36.Rxb6 Rf5 37.Rd7+ Kf6 38.Rxh7 Ke5 39.Re7 Rf6 40.Ke2 Kf5 41.g4+ Ke5 42.Ke3 Kd5 43.Rexe6 1–0

 

(16) Ian D. Strickland - John Hesketh [D06]

E.C.F. U140 Championship 13.7.2019.

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bf5 4.Nf3 h6 5.Bf4 a6 6.e3 e6 7.Be2 Bb4 8.0–0 Nc6 9.Rc1 Nh5 10.Bg3 Nxg3 11.hxg3 h5 12.Nh4 g6 13.cxd5 exd5 14.Nxf5 gxf5 15.Bf3 Bxc3 16.Rxc3 h4 17.Qb3 Qd6 18.Qxb7 Kd7 19.Rfc1 Rab8 20.Qxc6+ Qxc6 21.Rxc6 Rb7 22.b3 a5 23.Bxd5 Ra7 24.Rf6 a4 25.bxa4 Rxa4 26.Bc6+ Ke7 27.Rxf7+ Kxf7 28.Bxa4 hxg3 29.Rxc7+ Kf6 30.fxg3 Rg8 31.Kf2 Rh8 32.Rc5 Rh1 33.Bc2 Ra1 34.Rxf5+ Ke7 35.a4 Ra2 36.Rc5 Kd6 37.a5 Kd7 38.Kf3 Kd6 39.Bd3 Ra3 40.Be2 Rb3 41.a6 Rb8 42.a7 Ra8 43.Ra5 Kc6 44.Kf2 Kb6 45.Ra1 Rxa7 46.Rxa7 Kxa7 47.d5 Kb7 48.e4 Kc7 49.e5 Kd7 50.Bg4+ Ke7 51.d6+ Kd8 52.e6 Ke8 53.e7 Kf7 54.Bh5+ Ke6 55.e8Q+ Kxd6 56.g4 Kd5 57.g5 Kd4 58.g6 Kd5 59.g7 Kd4 60.g8R Kd5 61.Rg7 Kd4 62.Rd7+ Kc5 63.Qc8+ Kb5 64.Rb7+ Ka5 65.Qa8# 1–0

 

Postscript.

As the County Finals were taking place, I was aboard a Dover–Calais ferry, on route to Belgium for an overnight stop on the way to Austria. The only mobile telephone I have is one of the ‘pay as you go’ variety, simply for making telephone calls and sending text messages. I have never used the text facility and the device might go several weeks without being switched on – usually at chess matches where a player is late. In order to obtain details of the results, I had to rely upon my long-suffering girlfriend who received a device with several Gs at Christmas 2018. Unfortunately, it was not possible to access the Internet on the ferry. Back on the coach – no change. By the time we reached our hotel in Brussels it was 10.30 PM – 15 hours after departure. I was desperate to know the results of both the Under 120 and Under 140 teams. On entering our rooms, I immediately asked her to turn on the mobile telephone and go to the LMS website. First up – the Under 120 Final result – an 8-4 loss to Essex. Defeat, but the team playing in only its second year had significantly overachieved to make the Finals. When the Under 140 result appeared, I suspect rooms several doors away heard the roar and a conclusive win for the Open team enabled me to bed down contentedly. Sleep was another matter. I suspect it lasted no more than five hours because of the adrenaline rush.

 

David G. Mills.

Yorkshire Under 120 and under 140 Match Captain.

8th April 2020.

 

 

U-120 Section

 

Yorkshire lost to Essex 4-8:

 

Bd

Col

ECF *

Yorkshire

4-8

Essex

ECF *

 

1

B

128L (128)

John Foo

0-1

Madison B Bowden

104B (133)

photo

2

W

121L (121)

Steve Harrington

0-1

Omar Jassim

119E (128)

3

B

118A (119)

Stephen Forbes

½‑½

Daria‑Alexandra Holic

102F (130)

 

4

W

117L (0)

Ben Wood

1-0

Mark Johnson

114C (127)

photo

5

B

118C (114)

Richard White

0-1

Andrew Offord

109B (110)

photo

6

W

105L (105)

Dan Rajkumar

1-0

Vladimir Chtym

112A (109)

7

B

110L (110)

Colin Weller

0-1

Lakshan Siddharth

110L (110)

 

8

W

114L (114)

Harry Feather

½-½

Derek Reynolds

114A (106)

photo

9

B

106L (106)

Stephen Burton

0-1

Olga L Latypova

091A (108)

 

10

W

103L (103)

David Summerland

1-0

Devdoot Barman

097L (97)

photo

11

B

088L (88)

Gabriel Wood

0-1

Nigel Nice

111C (106)

photo

12

W

071L (71)

Philip A Wood

0-1

Leslie J Groombridge

096A (96)

* July 2018 (Jan 2019) ECF grades