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.
|1||Bremridge||Newton Abbot||Trefor Thynne|
|3||Schofield||Newton Abbot||Steve Schofield|
|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.