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12th Beacon Seniors Day 5

Being the 11th November, it was agreed that at 11 a.m. clocks should be stopped for 2 minutes as an act of remembrance. Ewart Smith had a small transistor radio tuned to Radio 4 and at the moment the announcer said “We are now going over to the Cenotaph”… etc. he turned it up to full volume. Clocks were stopped and most people chose to stand while the bell tolled. A gun salute marked the endof the 2 minutes; clocks were re-started an hostilities re-commenced.  

11.00-11.11.11. Hostilities cease for 2 minutes.

Inevitably, there were some quick draws, as some sought to get back home before dark. On the other hand, most of the potential prizewinners fought tooth and nail to the end. Everson/Dodgson was a quick draw to guarantee them at least a share of 1st place, but that left six players with the possibility of joining them. Of these, it was Martin Page and Brian Gosling who, after sharp well-judged play, came out winners, to make it a 4-way tie. In the “Juniors”, the joint leaders, Wells and Heppell fought long games, neither willing to accept a draw in case the other went on to win, but in the end, Heppell had little choice but to accept a draw, and Wells followed suite soon after. 

The games finished as follows:-

  Seniors Rd. 5          
  White       Black  
1 Everson, R (3½) ½ ½ Dodgson, J (3½)
2 Page, M (3) 1 0 Footner, J (3)
3 Gosling, B (3) 1 0 Openshaw (3)
4 Gamble, R (3) ½ ½ Norman, Dinah (3)
5 Carr, C (2½) ½ ½ Annetts, I. S (2½)
6 Velker, W (2½) ½ ½ Sandercock, B (2½)
7 Price, A (2½) ½ ½ Elwood, D (2½)
8 Wiltshire, M (2½) ½ ½ Hurn, R (2)
9 Footner, A (2) 1 0 Parfett, G. (2)
10 Jones, R. H. (2) 0 1 Adams, M (2)
11 Roberts, M (2) 1 0 Welch, Hazel (2)
12 Cranmer, S (2) 1 0 O’Grady, J (2)
13 Lucas, P (2) 0 1 Sherriff, A (2)
14 Naldrett, G (2) 1 0 Wiggins, A (2)
15 Dean, J (2) 0 1 Dicker, N (2)
16 Ross, B. (2) ½ ½ Waters, R (2)
17 O’Rourke, K (1½) 0 1 Burt, D (1½)
18 Kaye, M (1½) 0 1 Tidy, N (1½)
19 Ryan, R. A. (1) ½ ½ Cox, R. E. (1)
20 Jenkins, G. J. (1) ½ ½ Purry. N (1)
21 Maloney, T (1) 0 1 Herschmann, H (1½)
22 Patching, G (1) 0 1 Carrick, P (1½)
23 Jones, S (1½) 1 0 Gordon, P (1½)
  Cox, Marian (½) 1   bye  
  “Juniors” Rd. 5          
1 Heppell, I (3) ½ ½ Burton, R (2½)
2 Wells, J (3) ½ ½ Dean, S (2½)
3 Sellwood, C (1½) 1 0 Orr, D (2)
4 Ariss, J (1) 0 1 McAllan, I (2)
5 Rogers, D. R. (2) 1   bye  
“Juniors” games:        http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/HTML/bj2011/base.htm
The prizelist worked out as follows. In most cases prizemoney was rounded up to the nearest round figure to avoid fiddly amounts. The Over-80s prize was comprised of Ken Norman’s entry fee, which he kindly donated to the prizelist, with the idea that only those aged 80+ should be eligible.
  Seniors Club Grd    
1st= J. Dodgson Sussex 186 4/5 £40
  R. Everson Dartford 168   £40
  B. Gosling Exmouth 150   £40
  M. Page Insurance 168   £40
GP 144-111inc.        
1st= S. Cranmer Ashfield 142 3/5 £15
  N. Dicker Glastonbury 139   £15
  D. Elwood   141   £15
  G. Naldrett Insurance 123   £15
GP U-110        
1st= P. Carrick Bath 98 £20
  H. Herschmann Hampstead 105   £20
  S. Jones Dorchester 100   £20
O-80s          
1st= B. Sandercock       £10
  A. Sherriff Dartford 145   £10
           
  “Juniors”        
1st= I. Heppell   180   £50
  J. Wells N. Norfolk 179   £50
GP U-141        
1st D. R. Rogers Exmouth 138   £20

Steve Dean arrives to play Wells, while Heppell v Burton is already under way.

Eventually settled down.

Top 2 games in the Seniors - Everson/Dodgson ended in a quick draw.

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