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D.C.C.A. AGM 2010

After an earlier postponement caused by a misunderstanding, Devon’s AGM finally got under way at the Met. Office on Friday evening, at the kind invitation of their Chess Club. The meeting stated promptly at 6.45 p.m. and was all done and dusted 90 minutes later under the efficient chairmanship of the President, Stephen Thorpe-Tracey, helped by the fact that there was nothing controversial on the agenda.

Stephen Schofield had managed to assemble more trophies than had been seen in one place for some considerable time, and these were presented at the end.

Here is a summary of the tournament winners.

Div. Trophy Winner Recipient
   1 Bremridge Newton Abbot Trefor Thynne
   2 Mamhead Exmouth Steve Murray
   3 Schofield Newton Abbot Steve Schofield
   4 Moyle Teignmouth Macey Rickard
   5 Bloodworth Newton Abbot John Doidge
   KO Rooke Newton Abbot John Doidge
  Q-Play Newman Exeter Cup not available
Open (170+) Winter-Wood Dominic Mackle Already has it
Inter (140+) Festival Cup Peter Halmkin Already has it
Minor (U-140) E. Winter-Wood Freddie Sugden Trefor Thynne
Ladies Ladies Cup Hazel Welch Trophy missing

 Here are some pics of the presentations by DCCA President, Stephen Thorpe-Tracey.

There was a small piece of Devon chess history made when Trefor Thynne received the Division 1 trophy on behalf of the Newton Abbot club, the first time they have won it in 109 years. Also pictured below is their  team shortly before taking on the holders, Exmouth, in a winner-takes-all match, which tey won comfortably.

Trefor Thynne takes the Bremridge Cup for Newton Abbot, for the first time in 109 years

The Moment of Truth

Met Office host and Exmouth player, Steve Murray, receives the Mamhead Cup

Schofield (Stephen) recieves the Schofield (Ken) Cup

Macey Rickard accepts the Moyle Cup while listing his life's priorities.

John Doidge receives the Rooke Memorial Cup

This time it's the Bloodworth Shield on behalf of Newton Abbot's juniors.