The League’s prizegiving and end-of-term match has been held at the Manor Hotel, Exmouth, at the kind invitation of the management, for the past 12 years or more, and it was no different this time.
First, the presentations……
The match changed in format last year, due to the rise and rise of the Exeter Club’s membership and the decline in interest of the Tiverton and Sidmouth clubs. No blame is attached here – it’s just how clubs always gradually rise and fall, both in numbers and and strength over the years, and ’twill ever be so. However, one must adjust accordingly.
Therefore, this year the match took the form of an Exeter vs The Rest double round rapidplay. Last year’s match was drawn 9-9, but this year’s line-up looked to favour the city team, though it proved to be a little closer than expected.
Details were as follows: (Tim’s Team – named after League Secretary Tim Paulden – consisted of Exeter players on the top 16 boards. Bob’s Team – named after the League’s Jamboree team captain, Bob Jones).
|Bd||Tim’s Team||Grd||R1||R2||Bob’s Team||Grd||R1||R2|
|1||Paulden, T||185||1||½||Underwood, J.||186||0||½|
|2||O’Neill, P||185||1||1||Abbott, M. V.||178||0||0|
|3||Hartmann, L||184||1||½||Wensley, O. E||170||0||½|
|4||Schulte, F||180||0||1||Duckham, J||158||1||0|
|5||Chan, J||151||1||0||Gosling, G.||153||0||1|
|6||Dean, A||145||1||1||Annetts, I. S.||151||0||0|
|7||Amos, J||141||1||0||Scott, C. J.||149||0||1|
|8||Simpson, I||133||0||0||Keen, C||138||1||1|
|9||Palmer, E||124||0||1||Belt, M||133||1||0|
|10||Maloney, J||120||0||1||Fotheringham, G||130||1||0|
|11||Player, J||115||0||1||Cockerton, M||125||1||0|
|12||Marjoram, W||115||1||1||Jones, R. H.||118||0||0|
|13||Scholes, R||111||1||0||Haines, M||100||0||1|
|14||Jenkins, G.||106||1||0||Maber, M||100||0||1|
|15||Dean, S||100||0||0||Thomson, D||100||1||1|
|16||Murray, T||60||0||0||Thorpe-Tracey S||90||1||1|
|17||Lee, Mike||80||1||0||Grist, I. G.||87||0||1|
|18||Lee, Max||40||0||0||Minor, T||68||1||1|
|19||Cubbon, R||50||1||1||Dye, J||50||0||0|