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Yorkshire v Lancashire

Northern Counties Chess Union U-100

played at Bradford Latvian Club, 5 Clifton Villas, Bradford, BD8 7BY, on 15/12/2019.

Time control: 42 moves in 1Ύ hours plus 15 minutes













Aisha Hussain (W)


Chris Lysons






Brendan Briggs


Shaun Tumelty





U/G 90*

Robert Mitchell


T. John Crompton




U/G 90*

Murray Purkis


Lawrence Harold




U/G 90*

Alan Aizlewood


David Thorp





Philip Wood


Jason Chapman






Gary Bennett





U/G 70*

Sean Keddie


Regan Topham





Angelica Rowe


Harrison Crook







Lucas Stubbs

U/G 75*





Zoravar S. Sandhu


Syed Asad





Natasha Pointon


Joshua Woodbridge




* Click on “play” to play through game on screen.


The home team won the toss for colours and chose to have white on the odd numbered boards.

* Estimated grade.  ** Rapidplay grade.

Zoravar Sandhu played board 11 rather than board 7 in error.


Captain’s report:


Held alongside the under 180 grade fixture between the same counties, this under 100 grade match proved something of an adventure for those organising the Yorkshire team.  Our captain was unable to attend at short notice, leading to Peter Cloudsdale and David Mills volunteering to organise matters on the day.  Unfortunately, two members of the Yorkshire contingent failed to arrive (reasons not known) and our opponents were able to field what appeared on paper a stronger line-up.  Nevertheless, the possibility of an outright victory or a draw and superior board count was on the cards until the final game was completed.  The conclusion to be drawn is obvious.  In football you do not deserve to win if you do not score from penalty kicks. In chess you do not deserve to win if you default boards. A disappointing outcome but the overall performance was very encouraging.  My thanks to all involved and congratulations to our opponents.


David G. Mills.

Yorkshire Under 120 grade and Under 140 grade Match Captain.




(1) Hussain, Aisha - Lysons, Chris [B02]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.

1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3 c6 4.Be2 b5 5.a3 Bb7 6.d3 Nbd7 7.Bg5 e6 8.0–0 Be7 9.Qd2 Qc7 10.Rfe1 h6 11.Be3 a6 12.h3 0–0–0 13.b4 g5 14.Reb1 g4 15.hxg4 Nxg4 16.Bd4 e5 17.Be3 Rdg8 18.a4 Nxe3 19.Qxe3 Qb6 20.Qxb6 Nxb6 21.axb5 cxb5 22.Nd5 Nxd5 23.exd5 f5 24.c4 e4 25.Nd4 Bf6 26.Nxf5 Bxa1 27.Ne7+ Kd7 28.Nxg8 Rxg8 29.Rxa1 exd3 30.Bxd3 bxc4 31.Bxc4 Kc7 32.f3 Rg5 33.Rd1 Kb6 34.Kh2 Bc8 35.Re1 a5 36.bxa5+ Kxa5 37.Re8 Bf5 38.g4 Kb4 39.gxf5 Kxc4 40.f6 Kxd5 41.f7 Rh5+ 42.Kg3 1–0


(2) Tumelty, Shaun - Briggs, Brendan [D00]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.

1.d4 d5 2.f4 Nf6 3.e3 Bf5 4.Bd3 Bxd3 5.Qxd3 Nbd7 6.Nf3 h6 7.Nbd2 e6 8.0–0 c5 9.c3 c4 10.Qe2 Qc7 11.Ne5 g6 12.a4 a5 13.g4 h5 14.g5 Ng4 15.Nxg4 hxg4 16.Qxg4 Be7 17.Nf3 Rh5 18.Ne5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 0–0–0 20.Qe2 Rdh8 21.Rf2 Qd8 22.Rg2 R8h7 23.Bd2 Qh8 24.Rf1 Qe8 25.Qd1 Qh8 26.Rff2 Qd8 27.Be1 Qb6 28.Qc1 Bc5 29.Bd2 Qb3 30.Qa1 Qb6 31.Re2 Rh4 32.Kh1 Qb3 33.Be1 Rh3 34.Bf2 Qb6 35.e4 dxe4 36.Bxc5 Qxc5 37.Rxe4 Qd5 38.Qe1 Rh8 39.Rd2 Rd3 40.Rxd3 Qxd3 41.Qe2 Qd5 42.Qxc4+ Qxc4 43.Rxc4+ Kb8 44.Rd4 Kc7 45.Kg2 b6 46.Kg3 Rh7 47.b4 axb4 48.cxb4 Rh8 49.Rc4+ Kb7 50.h4 Ra8 51.b5 Rd8 52.Rc3 Rd4 53.Ra3 Rb4 54.Kg4 Rb1 55.Rd3 Rg1+ 56.Kh3 Kc7 57.Rd4 Rh1+ 58.Kg3 Rg1+ 59.Kh2 Rg4 60.Rc4+ Kb7 61.Kh3 Rg1 62.Rc2 Rh1+ 63.Rh2 Ra1 64.h5 gxh5 65.Kh4 Rf1 66.Kg3 Ra1 67.Rxh5 Rxa4 68.Rh7 Rb4 69.Rxf7+ Kc8 70.g6 Rd4 71.g7 Rd3+ 72.Kg4 1–0


(3) Mitchell, Robert - Crompton, T. John [C30]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Be7 5.0–0 exf4 6.d4 Nf6 7.Nc3 a6 8.Bxf4 Bg4 9.h3 Bh5 10.e5 Nd7 11.e6 Nb6 12.exf7+ Kf8 13.Qd3 d5 14.Bb3 Bxf7 15.Ne5 Nxe5 16.Bxe5 c6 17.Qg3 Rg8 18.Bc7 Qd7 19.Bxb6 Bd6 20.Bc5 Bxc5 21.dxc5 Re8 22.Na4 Re7 23.Rae1 g6 24.Nb6 Qe8 25.Qd6 Rg7 26.Nc8 Qxc8 27.Rxe7 Kg8 28.Rc7 Qe8 29.Re7 Qf8 30.Qc7 a5 31.Qxb7 h5 32.Ba4 d4 33.Bb3 1–0


(4) Harold, Lawrence - Purkis, Murray [C50]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 h6 4.0–0 Nf6 5.d3 Bc5 6.c3 0–0 7.b4 Be7 8.b5 Na5 9.Nxe5 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Qf3 Be6 12.Qg3 Kh7 13.a4 Bf6 14.Ba3 Re8 15.Bxd5 Bxd5 16.Nf3 Nb3 17.Ra2 Nd4 18.c4 Re2 19.Nbd2 Re3 20.Qg4 Be6 21.Qh5 Ne2+ 22.Kh1 Rxd3 23.Re1 Nc3 24.Rc2 Bxc4 25.Bb2 Bb3 26.Rcc1 Rxd2 27.Nxd2 Qxd2 28.Bxc3 Bxc3 29.Qf5+ g6 30.Qe4 Rd8 31.Rf1 Bd4 32.Qe1 Bb6 33.f3 Bxa4 34.Qe4 Bxb5 35.Rfe1 Re8 36.Qxe8 Bxe8 37.Rcd1 Qc2 38.Rc1 Qa4 39.Ra1 Qd7 40.Rad1 Qc8 41.Re7 Kg7 42.Rde1 Kf8 43.g4 Bc6 0–1


(5) Aizlewood, Alan - Thorp, David [A16]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.

1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.0–0 c5 7.Rb1 Nc6 8.a3 a5 9.d3 Bd7 10.Be3 e5 11.Qd2 Re8 12.Bh6 Ng4 13.h3 Nxh6 14.g4 Qc8 15.Ng5 f6 16.Bd5+ Kh8 17.Nf7+ Nxf7 18.Bxf7 Rf8 19.Bd5 Be6 20.Nb5 Rd8 21.f4 Bxd5 22.cxd5 Ne7 23.fxe5 fxe5 24.Rf7 Nxd5 25.Rbf1 Rd7 26.e4 Nf4 27.R1xf4 exf4 28.Rxg7 Kxg7 29.Qc3+ Kh6 30.g5+ Kxg5 31.h4+ Kh5 32.d4 cxd4 33.Qf3+ Kh6 34.Qxf4+ Kg7 35.e5 Qf8 36.Qxd4 Rdd8 37.e6+ Qf6 38.Qxf6+ Kxf6 39.Nc7 Rac8 0–1


(6) Chapman, Jason - Wood, Philip [D00]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100., 15.12.2019

1.d4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bf5 4.Bd3 Bg6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 a6 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.Ne5 Qd6 9.Nxg6 hxg6 10.g3 c5 11.Qf3 cxd4 12.exd4 e5 13.dxe5 Qxe5+ 14.Be3 Bc5 15.0–0–0 Bxe3+ 16.fxe3 c6 17.Rde1 Ne4 18.Nxe4 dxe4 19.Qe2 Rb8 20.b3 Qa1+ 21.Kd2 Rd8+ 22.Qd3 Rxd3+ 23.cxd3 Qxa2+ 24.Kc3 Qa5+ 25.Kc2 Qd5 26.Rd1 0–0 27.dxe4 Qxe4+ 28.Rd3 Qxh1 0–1

(7) Defaulted - Bennett, Gary [A00]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.



(8) Topham, Regan - Keddie, Sean [C01]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.

1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.c3 Nf6 7.0–0 Be7 8.Re1 0–0 9.Nbd2 a6 10.Bd3 b5 11.b3 Na5 12.Qc2 g6 13.c4 c6 14.c5 Re8 15.b4 Nb7 16.a4 Nh5 17.axb5 axb5 18.Nb3 Rxa1 19.Nxa1 Bf6 20.Rxe8+ Qxe8 21.Qe2 Qxe2 22.Bxe2 Nd8 23.Bg5 Ne6 24.Bxf6 Nxf6 25.Nc2 Nf4 26.Bf1 Bf5 27.Ne3 Bd3 28.Ne5 Bxf1 29.Kxf1 Kf8 30.Nxc6 Ke8 31.g3 Nd3 32.Ke2 Kd7 33.Ne5+ Nxe5 34.dxe5 Ne4 35.Nxd5 Ke6 36.Nc7+ Kxe5 37.Nxb5 Kd5 38.Ke3 Nf6 39.f3 Kc4 40.Nd6+ Kxb4 41.c6 Kc5 42.Ne4+ Nxe4 43.Kxe4 Kxc6 44.Ke5 Kd7 45.Kf6 Ke8 46.Kg7 h5 47.h3 Ke7 48.g4 h4 49.Kh6 Kf6 50.f4 Ke7 51.Kg5 Kf8 52.Kxh4 Kg7 53.f5 Kf6 ½–½


(9) Rowe, Angelica - Crook, Harrison [C55]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bc5 5.b3 d6 6.Ng5 0–0 7.Bb2 Ng4 8.Nh3 Qh4 9.Rf1 Nxh2 10.Nd5 Bxh3 11.g3 Qxe4+ 12.Qe2 Qxe2+ 13.Bxe2 Bxf1 14.Bxf1 Nxf1 15.0–0–0 Nh2 16.Nxc7 Rac8 17.Nd5 Bxf2 18.Ba3 Rfd8 19.b4 Kf8 20.Rh1 Bxg3 21.Ne3 Nd4 22.Kb2 Nb5 23.Nf5 Bf4 24.Rg1 g6 25.Nh4 Nxa3 26.Kxa3 Rxc2 27.d3 Rdc8 0–1


(10) Stubbs, Lucas - Defaulted. [A00]

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.



(11) Sandhu, Zoravar S. - Asad, Syed

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d3 Bc5 After this move the score makes little sense. White won in 60 moves. 1–0


(12) Woodbridge, Joshua - Pointon, Natasha

Yorkshire u100 v Lancashire u100. 15.12.2019.

Game score not available. 1–0