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Devon’s Inter-Area Jamboree 2013

East team enjoy last gasp win.

Three teams of 12 players representing the East, South and Western areas of Devon met at the Newton Abbot club on Sunday to compete in their annual jamboree.

The East gambled somewhat  in playing the highly-graded John Stephens, and compensated for this by fielding a number of humbler players at the other end of the team. This tactic almost rebounded on them, as Stephens was well-beaten in the biggest upset of the afternoon, while none of the lower grades lost. Added to this, they defaulted one board as one player failed to turn up.

However, everything went down to the last game to finish, between Hewson and Brusey, which went to the last few seconds of extra time. Hewson had a knight + 3 pawns against a rook + 3, with the pressure on Brusey to look for a win as he was materially ahead, but with only seconds left on both clocks, it was Brusey’s that fell first, allowing the East to leapfrog the West.

However, by this time, three-quarters of the East team had already left for home, and so missed the dramatic denoument.

Organiser Trefor Thynne thanked all those concerned in the smooth running of the event; his wife Lyudmila and her colleague for providing an excellent tea and Bill Frost for controlling. Alan Crickmore reciprocated by thanking Trefor for his hospitality.

At the outset, Trefor had introduced to the assembled players, local schoolboy, John Fraser, who had recently been selected to represent England in the World Junior Championships in Greece, later in the year. Only the previous day, he had launched an appeal for donations to off-set the considerable financial costs his family would have to meet in taking up this offer, and within 24 hours it had already raised several hundred pounds. Anyone interested in contributing to this fund should contact Trefor on 01626-337876.

Bd team White grd     team Black Grd
1 W1 R. Pollock 164 1 0 E1 J. K. Stephens 192
2 E2 B. W.  Hewson 174 1 0 S1 A. W. Brusey 174
3 S2 W. Ingham 158 1 0 W2 M. Stinton-Brown 159
4 E3 S. Bartlett 164 1 0 W3 R. Wilby 145
5 W4 M. Quinn 135 ½ ½ S3 J. Fraser 153
6 S4 J. E. Allen 149 0 1 E4 I. S. Annetts 152
7 W5 E. A. Crickmore 134 1 0 E5 J. Morrison 137
8 E6 R. H. Jones 130 ½ ½ S5 R. Hocking 128
9 S6 P. Wiseman 125 0 1 W6 J. Dean 128
10 E7 J. Knowles 128 0 1 W7 M. O’Brien 124
11 W8 P. White 118 1 0 S7 B. Wilkinson 121
12 S8 D. Russell 120 ½ ½ E8 F. R. Hodge 115
13 W9 A. Tatam 110 0 1 E9 B. Aldwin 102
14 E10 E. Palmer 100 1 0 S9 M. Cuggy 118
15 S10 C. Peach 117 ½ ½ W10 C. Ziminides 106
16 E11 S. Thorpe-Tracey 100 ½ ½ W11 P. Lochead 102
17 W12 D. Scantlebury 100 0 1 S11 R. Greenhalgh 105
18 S12 R. Green 104 ½ ½ E1`2 A. Brinkley 100
                 

NB: Players graded under 100, are deemed to be 100 for the purposes of this event.

Morrison defaulted.

Bd South       West       East    
1 A. Brusey 174 0   R. Pollock 164 1   J. Stephens 192 0
2 H. Ingham 158 1   M. Stinton 159 0   B. Hewson 174 1
3 J. Fraser 153 ½   R. Wilby 145 0   S. Bartlett 164 1
4 J. Allen 149 0   M. Quinn 135 ½   I. Annetts 152 1
5 R. Hocking 128 ½   E. Crickmore 134 1   J. Morrison 137 0
6 P. Wiseman 125 0   J. Dean 128 1   R. Jones 130 ½
7 B. Wilkinson 121 0   M. O’Brien 124 1   J. Knowles 128 0
8 D. Russell 120 ½   P. White 118 1   F. Hodge 115 ½
9 M. Cuggy 118 0   A. Tatam 110 0   B. Aldwin 102 1
10 C. Peach 117 ½   C. Ziminides 106 ½   E. Palmer 100 1
11 R. Greenhalgh 105 1   P. Lochead 102 ½   S. Thorpe-T 100 ½
12 R. Green 104 ½   D. Scantlebury 100 0   A. Brinkley 100 ½
    1572     1527     1594 7

 

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
East 0 1 1 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 7
West 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 ½ ½ 0
South 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 4½ 

 

General view of play, with Hewson vs Brusey in foreground

General view with White vs Wilkinson in foreground.

Bd. 1 - Richard Pollock (Plymouth) vs John Stephens (Exmouth).

Last game to finish - Hewson (Tiverton) vs Brusey (Teignmouth).

Megan O'Brien (Plymouth) the only lady player present vs John Knowles (Tiverton)

England junior international, John Fraser.

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