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Devon Draw Again – (Yet Lose)

Brian Hewson sent his result sheet and report  of yesterday’s match against Warwickshire U-180 in the National Semi-Final.

Another 8-8 draw, but this time losing out on the tie break system of “Board Count”, whereby the greater weight is given to wins on the higher boards. To do this, add up the board numbers on which one team won and compare them with those on the other team. The lower number wins. this worked out at 44 – 36 in Warwickshire’s favour.

Devon thus finish the season undefeated – a fine record and a tribute to the players making the effort to turn out on a Saturday and the Captain, Brian Hewson, who organises the details.

MATCH: Warwickshire v Devon  DATE: 19th June 2010 

  SECTION: U180         VENUE: Frampton-on-Severn.

Bd Warwickshire  Grd     Devon Grd
1  M. D. Smyth 174    1     0  Stephen J. Homer 178
2  A. D. Lloyd 173 1 0  Dennis R. Cowley 176
3  D. J. Ireland 178 0 1  Alan W. Brusey 175
4  R. W Smith 177 ½ ½  Ian M. Jamieson 175
5  J. J Stewart 168 ½ ½  Mark V Abbott 174
6  R. Hearne 173 0 1  Trefor F. Thynne 173
7  A. Agnew 170 0 1  Robert Thompson 170
8  R. J. Wallman 172 ½ ½  William H. Ingham 166
9  R. C. Reynolds 171 ½ ½  Jon Duckham 169e
10  M. A. Cundy 169 1 0  Paul Brooks 162
11  T. D. Robinson 168 1 0  Brian G. Gosling 159
12  M. J. Doran 167 1 0  Mike Stinton 159
13  S. A. Williams 166 0 1  Andrew S. Kinder 158
14  S. C. A. Smith 160 ½ ½  Ivor S Annetts 156
15  G. Hope 161 0 1  Charlie V Howard 154
16  E. H. Goodwin 156 ½ ½  John Gorodi 155
  TOTAL 2703 8 8 TOTAL 2659

40 moves in 1hr 45mins + 30min allegro;

Devon won the toss and were white on odds

Warwickshire won on board count.

Brian’s report:-

There were no early results then Ian Jamieson (playing left-handed due to a broken finger and accompanied by an abacas to count his moves!) and Bill Ingham agreed draws. Robert Thompson then won well but Mike Stinton-Brownbridge lost. After much battling with a fine draw from new man Jon Duckham from Tiverton and good wins from Trefor Thynne, Andrew Kinder, Charlie Howard and Alan Brusey, despite a loss by Brian Gosling, Devon were 3 up with 6 to go. But Steve Homer missed his opponent’s winning bishop sacrifice, Dennis Cowley (having been well-placed earlier) and Paul Brooks were lost but fought to the bitter end, Ivor agreed the inevitable draw, Mark Abbott was unlucky that his opponent escaped with perpetual check and John Gorodi clung on as last man to finish.

 Trefor pointed out that 6 points were scored by the 7 Newton Abbot members playing.

 A good team effort.

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