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11/05/2024

ECF County Championship Quarter Finals – Under-1450 Section

 

Yorkshire met Kent in the ECF Under-1450 ¼-finals on Saturday 11/95/2024 at Paston & Gunthorpe Community Association, Hallfields Lane, Gunthorpe, Peterborough, PE4 7YH.

 

On the basis of ratings, Yorkshire U-1450s might have been expected to score 6-6, give or take the odd point.  In the event it was “take” as Yorkshire went to 3½-5½ down with 3 to go but managed only 1½ out of three in the last games to finish; so, Kent proved the better team on the day.

 

In the following results, the first rating by a player’s name is their September 1st rating which counts for eligibility, the second is the May 1st rating which counts for board order, and the “ave.” is the average of the May ones.

 

Yorkshire

5-7

Kent

B

1409 (1560)

Seth Woozeer

0-1

Iain Hunt

1424 (1468)

W

1402 (1502)

Stuart Sharp

1-0

Paul Jones

1427 (1457)

B

1226 (1495)

Benjamin Layton

1-0

Harry Homersham

1410 (1451)

W

1432 (1472)

Alex Rawse

½-½

Conner Maguire

1415 (1425)

B

1303 (1431)

Harley Townsend

0-1

Annant Yash Gautam

1395 (1424)

W

1427 (1426)

Jacob A Westmoreland

0-1

Robert Twigg

1403 (1410)

B

1343 (1397)

Alex Thorp

0-1

Danny Radford

1312 (1407)

W

1322 (1385)

Ethan Gaffney

1-0

Al Martins

1395 (1354)

B

1318 (1380)

Steve Collins

1-0

Timothy McBride

1267 (1336)

W

1354 (1357)

Rogan O'Reilly

½-½

Isaac Oluwole

1317 (1325)

B

1231 (1352)

Patrik Krajci

0-1

Dean Patience

1255 (1270)

W

1327 (1334)

Daniel Czerniuch

0-1

Christopher MW Wise

1188 (1217)

ave. 1342

ave. 1351

 

After the match, Yorkshire captain Steve Westmoreland sent out the following message to the players with the following photographs.

 

Dear all,

 

Thank you for attending the game today.  Peterborough is a very long drive.  Unfortunately, we fell to a good Kent team 5-7.

 

There were some good dramas and close games.  On another day, it could have gone our way.  A massive thanks to Francis Bowers for organising the excellent venue and the opposition Captain Douglas, who was a great and friendly guy.  The highlight of the day was Alex Rawse's end swindle for a draw, which did have me chuckling.

 

Sadly, we are out the competition now, but the County season will recommence from September.  This is my last season as Captain and a replacement is waiting in the wings.  After four years, I am going to step back and enjoy some playing for a bit.

 

Many thanks for attending today and please remember that many of our team over the years have had great success in the higher-rated teams.  Keep playing and keep improving!

 

Four photos of the Yorkshire v Kent match:

 

 

 

 

 

A view from the main hall where Lincolnshire had two matches in progress.

Ex Sheffield University student and Yorkshire team player Chris McSheehy was playing for Lincolnshire but is not clearly evident below.