Before play started there were the usual opening remarks, and on this occasion the focus was on our Controller, Ewart Smith, whose last event this was. Ten years ago, he had come in at short notice when the event’s orinator, Steve Boniface, had died about 2 weeks before the 6th Seniors was due to start. Ewart has since done the last 10 events, in additon to the Paignton, Torbay, Dorset and other congresses around the westcountry. He had spent a couple of years gradually cutting down on this workload, and this the final curtain. When asked to show their appreciation the players all gave him a fulsome round of applause that was clearly genuinely felt. He responded modestly before saying, for what we estimated was about the 500th time, “Start White’s clock”, and the final round was off. It finished as follows:-
|1||J. Wells||182||(2½)||0||1||I. Heppell||174||(3)|
|2||R. Wynarczyk||173||(2½)||1||0||S. Bartlett||169||(2½)|
|3||S. K. Dean||167||(2½)||½||½||S. Dilleigh||182||(3)|
|4||T. F. Thynne||161||(2)||1||0||R. Burton||152||(2)|
|5||A. Brown||185||(2½)||½||½||I. Cross||147||(2½)|
|6||I. McAllan||170||(1½)||1||0||M. Roberts||145||(1)|
|7||D. R. Rogers||158||(1)||½||½||D. Sheppard||147||(1)|
|8||I. Blencowe||130||(1½)||½||½||C. Sellwood||156||(1)|
|M. Maber||99||(1½)||½||½||D. Orr||127||(1½)|
It was Heppell, who had a win/win finish to draw ahead of a distinguished pack. Local player Steve Dean did well to thwart Steve Dilleigh who had had a good season to date. Ian Blencowe, who was the whipping boy last year (not that he minded that one bit) he was clearly building up experience for the future, and he came away declaring this was his best congress result ever, and he plays a lot of congresses.
In the seniors section, it was William G. Adaway who took the honours. He retired to Dorset from the Home Counties 2 years ago, not having even thought about the game of his youth for 40 years. Then one day he walked past a hotel in Bridport High St. and by chance his eye caught sight of a notice beside the entrance saying the chess club met there. He was thus lured inside, and that was it -the chess virus was re-vitalised, and he has clearly lost little of his former skill. He admits his openings are rusty and several times he reached the middle game in difficulties, but then his old abilities kicked in. Perhaps opponents should be aware he was graded c. 200 in the early 1970s and has a draw on record against GM Bill Hartston in the 1972 Islington Open. Local player David Toms has undergone a series of illnesses in recent years, but is now back to a reasonable, stable state of health, and this showed itself in his 4 wins.
|1||W. Adaway||186||(3½)||1||0||A. Price||155||(3½)|
|2||D. A. Toms||151||(3)||1||0||A. Barton||170||(3)|
|3||R. Everson||164||(3)||1||0||J. Footner||145||(3)|
|4||B. Gosling||153||(2½)||1||0||M. Page||164||(3)|
|5||A. Footner||187||(2½)||½||½||R. Gamble||161||(2½)|
|6||I. S. Annetts||162||(2)||1||0||K. Langmaid||112||(2½)|
|7||R. Hurn||125||(1)||0||1||D. Openshaw||155||(2)|
|8||J. Reinhardt||155||(2)||½||½||A. Sherriff||153||(2)|
|9||A. Fraser||105||(2)||0||1||P. Morton||152||(2)|
|10||R. Scowen||152||(2)||1||0||R. Waters||112||(2)|
|11||O. Namouk||140||(2)||1||0||P. Lucas||96||(2)|
|12||P. Errington||134||(2)||½||½||M. Kaye||91||(2)|
|13||H. Welch||96||(2)||0||1||B. Sandercock||80||(2)|
|14||P. Carrick||94||(1)||0||1||R. Smith||127||(2)|
|15||T. Maloney||70||(½)||½||½||J. Clapp||122||(1½)|
|16||F. Day||96||(1)||0||1||N. F. Tidy||135||(1)|
|17||J. Robertson||130||(1)||0||1||R. Cox||80||(1)|
|18||D. Burt||112||(1)||1||0||R. Curtis||106||(½)|
|19||P. Gordon||118||(2)||1||0||J. Shaddick||142||(2)|
Prizes were awarded to 30 of the 58 players, as follows:-
Seniors 65+ :
1st William Adaway 186 Bridport 4½/5
2nd Robert Everson 164 Dartford 4
U-155: 1st Dr. David Toms 151 Sidmouth 4
U-140: 1st= Philip Gordon 118 Braille CA
Barry Sandercock 130 Chalfont
Richard Smith 127 Barnstaple all 3 pts.
U-115: 1st= Mike Kaye 91 Weymouth
Kevin Langmaid 112 Yateboth 2½ pts.
Slow starter (0/2)
` Peter Carrick 94 Bath
Peter Lucas 96 Sussex
Norman Tidy 135 Teignmouth all 2 pts
Special book prizes were awarded to everyone reaching 3 points or more, yet not qualifying for the above list.
|Ivor Annetts||162||Tiverton||Peter Morton||152||Hammersmith|
|Alan Barton||170||St. Leonards||Omer Namouk||140||Hastings|
|Andrew Footner||187||Yeovil||David Openshaw||155||Cavendish|
|John Footner||145||Telford||Martin Page||163||Insurance|
|Ray Gamble||161||Derby||Andrew Price||155||Leamington|
|Brian Gosling||153||E. Budleigh||Roger Scowen||152||Middx|
“Juniors” 50 – 64:
1st Ian Heppell 174 Wimbledon 4 pts
2nd= Steve Dilleigh 182 Horfield both 3½
Ray Wynarczyk 173 Newcastle upon Tyne
U-165: Trefor Thynne 161 Newton Abbot 3pts
Slow starter (½/0) Ian Cross 147 Harrow 3 pts
Book prizes to : Alan Brown 185 Northampton
Steve Dean 167 Seaton
One of the players, David Openshaw, was introduced at the start of play, as he is on the ECF Board representing the interests of both International chess and Seniors. He invited anyone who had ideas or observations about the state of seniors’ chess in England to have a chat with him in the bar or anywhere in the hotel.
Then the Controller, Ewart Smith, reminded everyone about the 10 a.m. start in the morning, and play got under way.
|1||S. Dilleigh||182||(2)||1||0||J. Wells||182||(2½)|
|2||A. Brown||185||(2)||½||½||S. Dean||167||(2)|
|3||I. Heppell||174||(2)||1||0||T. F. Thynne||161||(2)|
|4||R. Wynarczyk||173||(1½)||1||0||I. McAllan||170||(1½)|
|5||R. Burton||152||(1½)||½||½||D. Rogers||158||(1½)|
|6||C. Sellwood||156||(1)||1||0||I. Cross||147||(1½)|
|7||D. Sheppard||147||(1)||½||½||D. Orr||127||(1)|
|8||M. Roberts||145||(½)||½||½||I. Blencowe||130||(1)|
|1||M. Page||163||(2)||½||½||W. Adaway||186||(2)|
|2||A. Price||155||(1½)||1||0||A. Footner||187||(2)|
|3||A. Barton||105||(1½)||1||½||O. Namouk||140||(1½)|
|4||D. Openshaw||122||(1½)||0||1||R. Everson||164||(1½)|
|5||J. Footner||145||(1)||1||0||I. S. Annetts||162||(1)|
|6||D. A. Toms||151||(1)||1||0||A. Fraser||105||(1)|
|7||R. Gamble||161||(1)||½||½||J. Reinhardt||155||(1)|
|8||J. Clapp||122||(1½)||½||½||B. Gosling||153||(1)|
|9||A. Sherriff||153||(1½)||R. Scowen||152||(1½)|
|10||K. Langmaid||112||(1½)||1||0||P. Wood||147||(1½)|
|11||R. Smith||127||(1)||½||½||H. Welch||96||(1)|
|12||R. Waters||112||(1½)||½||½||P. Errington||134||(1½)|
|13||R. Hurn||94||(1½)||½||½||M. Adams||130||(1)|
|14||J. Shaddick||142||(1)||1||0||F. Day||96||(1)|
|15||N. F. Tidy||135||(1)||0||1||P. Carrick||94||(1)|
|16||P. Lucas||94||(1)||1||0||J. Robertson||130||(½)|
|17||B. Sandercock||80||(1)||0||1||D. Burt||112||(1)|
|18||M. Kaye||91||(1)||1||0||T. Maloney||70||(½)|
|19||R. Cox||80||(½)||½||½||R. Curtis||163||(0)|
|20||P. Morton||94||(1½)||½||½||P. Gordon||118||(1½)|
Before play started, the announcements included a summary of the outcome of the World Seniors Championship that finished in Greece the evening before. Keith Arkell had finished 1st= on points (8/11) but had to wait until the very last game finished until the tie-break could be determined, and it went against Keith who had to settle for the Silver medal. The entire gathering broke into spontaneous applause at Arkell’s valiant efforts, and not forgetting Nunn who got the Bronze.
Play the proceeded and ended as follows:
|1||J. Wells||183||(2)||½||½||A. Brown||185||(1½)|
|2||S. Dilleigh||182||(1½)||½||½||I. Heppell||174||(1)|
|3||D. Rogers||158||(1)||½||½||R. Wynarczyk||173||(1)|
|4||I. McAllan||170||(1)||½||½||R. Burton||152||(1)|
|5||S. Bartlett||169||(1)||1||0||I. Blencowe||130||(1)|
|6||D. Orr||127||(1)||0||1||T. F. Thynne||161||(1)|
|7||C. Sellwood||156||(½)||½||½||M. Roberts||145||(0)|
|8||I. Cross||147||(½)||1||0||M. Maber||99||(½)|
|1||W. Adaway||186||(2)||1||0||D. Toms||151||(2)|
|2||A. Footner||187||(1½)||1||0||A. Barton||170||(2)|
|3||A. Fraser||105||(1½)||½||½||R. Gamble||161||(1½)|
|4||H. Welch||96||(1½)||0||1||A. Price||155||(1½)|
|5||R. Everson||164||(1)||1||0||J. Shaddick||142||(1)|
|6||I. S. Annetts||162||(1)||1||0||B. Sandercock||130||(1)|
|7||J. Robertson||130||(1)||0||1||D. Openshaw||122||(1)|
|8||J. Reinhardt||155||(1)||½||½||R. Hurn||125||(1)|
|9||B. Gosling||153||(1)||½||½||A. Sherriff||125||(1)|
|10||R. Smith||127||(1)||½||½||P. Morton||152||(1)|
|11||R. Scowen||152||(1)||½||½||J. Clapp||122||(1)|
|12||P. Wood||147||(1)||½||½||R. Waters||112||(1)|
|13||F. Day||94||(1)||0||1||J. Footner||145||(1)|
|14||O. Namouk||140||(1)||1||0||M. Kaye||91||(1)|
|15||D. Burt||112||(½)||½||½||P. Errington||134||(1)|
|16||T. Maloney||70||(½)||0||1||K. Langmaid||112||(½)|
|17||R. Cox||80||(½)||0||1||N. F. Tidy||135||(0)|
|18||R. Curtis||106||(0)||0||1||P. Lucas||94||(0)|
|19||P. Gordon||118||(1½)||0||1||M. Page||163||(1½)|
The draw for Rd. 2 worked out well in that everyone got a game as there were no byes. Details of the schedule for prizes that were not already on the entry form were worked out before play started and announced at the start of play. There is something to play at all levels of play.
|1||A. Brown||185||(1)||½||½||S. Dilleigh||182||(1)|
|2||T. Thynne||161||(1)||0||1||J. Wells||183||(1)|
|3||S. Bartlett||169||(½)||½||½||S. Dean||167||(1)|
|4||D. Sheppard||147||(½)||0||1||R. Burton||152||(½)|
|5||I. Blencowe||130||(½)||½||½||I. McAllan||170||(½)|
|6||R. Burton||170||(½)||½||½||D. Orr||127||(½)|
|7||R. Wynarczyk||173||(0)||1||0||I. Cross||147||(½)|
|8||M. Roberts||145||(0)||0||1||D. Rogers||158||(0)|
|9||M. Maber||99||(0)||½||½||C. Sellwood||156||(0)|
|1||D. Openshaw||155||(1)||0||1||W. Adaway||186||(1)|
|2||A. Barton||170||(1)||1||0||J. Reinhardt||155||(1)|
|3||D. Toms||151||(1)||1||0||I. S. Annetts||162||(1)|
|4||A. Footner||187||(½)||1||0||J. Robertson||130||(1)|
|5||B. Sandercock||130||(1)||0||1||R. Everson||164||(0)|
|6||M. Page||163||(½)||1||0||A. Sherriff||125||(1)|
|7||R. Gamble||161||(½)||1||0||J. Clapp||122||(1)|
|8||A. Price||155||(½)||1||0||F. Day||96||(1)|
|9||P. Errington||137||(½)||½||½||P. Wood||147||(0)|
|10||R. Hurn||125||(½)||½||½||O. Namouk||140||(½)|
|11||J. Footner||145||(0)||1||0||M. Adams||130||(½)|
|12||J. Shaddick||142||(0)||1||0||D. Burt||112||(½)|
|13||K. Langmaid||112||(½)||0||1||R. Scowen||152||(0)|
|14||N. F. Tidy||135||(0)||0||1||H. Welch||96||(½)|
|15||P. Morton||152||(0)||1||0||T. Maloney||70||(½)|
|16||A. Fraser||105||(½)||1||0||R. Cox||80||(½)|
|17||P. Lucas||96||(0)||0||1||R. Smith||127||(0)|
|18||R. Waters||112||(0)||1||0||P. Carrick||94||(0)|
|19||M. Kaye||70||(0)||1||0||R. Curtis||106||(0)|
|20||P. Gordon||118||(1)||½||½||B. Gosling||153||(½)|
Players started to assemble in the playing hall all morning, firstly those staying at the hotel, then those staying in accommodation nearby and later on those having to travel, sometimes considerable distances in difficult weather conditions.
At 1 o’clock there were the usual welcoming words to all entrants, followed by a few words about former regulars, Heinz Herschmann and John Gorodi, who had passed away earlier in the year. As this was Ewart Smith’s 10th Seniors and last event he would control, and presentation was made to him of a framed photograph of him in action at his previous event, in Bournemouth, taken by and organised by Brendan O’Gorman.
A few last-minute alterations had had to be done to the accellerated Swiss draw, due to a few unexpected arrivals and delays, but play started a few minutes after 1 o’clock with no-one without a game, no forced byes. Most games went with grading, though there were a few surprises.
|1||D. Rogers||158||(0)||0||1||A. Brown||185||(0)|
|2||J. Wells||183||(0)||1||0||M. Roberts||145||(0)|
|3||C. Sellwood||156||(0)||0||1||S. Dilleigh||182||(0)|
|4||I. Heppell||174||(0)||½||½||R. Burton||152||(0)|
|5||T. Thynne||161||(0)||1||0||R. Wynarczyk||173||(0)|
|6||I. McAllan||170||(0)||½||½||D. Sheppard||147||(0)|
|7||D. Orr||127||(0)||½||½||S. Bartlett||169||(0)|
|8||S. Dean||167||(0)||1||0||M. Maber||99||(0)|
|1||B. Gosling||153||(0)||½||½||A. Footner||187||(0)|
|2||W. Adaway||186||(0)||1||0||P. Morton||152||(0)|
|3||R. Scowen||152||(0)||0||1||A. Barton||170||(0)|
|4||R. Everson||164||(0)||0||1||D. Toms||151||(0)|
|5||I. S. Annetts||162||(0)||1||0||J. Shaddick||142||(0)|
|6||J. Robertson||130||(0)||1||0||R. Waters||112||(0)|
|7||O. Namouk||140||(0)||½||½||R. Gamble||161||(0)|
|8||D. Openshaw||155||(0)||1||0||N. F. Tidy||135||(0)|
|9||P. Errington||137||(0)||½||½||A. Price||155||(0)|
|10||J. Reinhardt||155||(0)||1||0||J. Footner||145||(0)|
|11||P. Wood||147||(0)||½||½||M. Page||163||(0)|
|12||R. Curtis||106||(0)||0||1||B. Sandercock||130||(0)|
|13||M. Adams||130||(0)||½||½||A. Fraser||105||(0)|
|14||F. Day||96||(0)||1||0||R. Smith||127||(0)|
|15||A. Sherriff||125||(0)||1||0||P. Lucas||96||(0)|
|16||H. Welch||96||(0)||½||½||R. Hurn||125||(0)|
|17||J. Clapp||122||(0)||1||0||M. Kaye||91||(0)|
|18||D. Burt||112||(0)||½||½||R. Cox||80||(0)|
|19||T, Maloney||70||(0)||½||½||K. Langmaid||112||(0)|
|20||P. Carrick||94||(0)||0||1||P. Gordon||118||(0)|
The new President of the English Chess Federation is Dominic Lawson, former Editor of the Sunday Telegraph, son of former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson and brother to Nigella. He is a strong and active player who is likely to use his professional contacts to raise the profile of the game in the national consciousness. To this end he has, all this week, been involved in a second series on Radio 4 in which, while playing a game with them, he talks to a number of diverse public figures for whom chess has played a part in their lives. On Monday it was the World Champion Magnus Carlsen and on Thursday it was Sol Campbell, former Arsenal and England footballer. He did a 1st series earlier this year which included boxing champion Lennox Lewis. All ten broadcasts will remain available on the BBC website for at least a year.
By way of introduction, writing in the Radio Times, Lawson links this with the film The Imitation Game, shortly due for UK release, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the part of the mathematician Alan Turing. It concentrates on Turing’s work at Bletchley Park cracking the “unbreakable” Nazi codes, where his line managers included British Chess Champion Hugh Alexander and Sir Stuart Milner-Barry.
Turing was not in their league as a player but left an even greater legacy to the chess world when, in 1952, he developed the first chess program, which he called “Turochamp”. It took half an hour to execute the instructions for each move but it worked, and 45 years later its direct descendant “Deeper Blue” defeated Kasparov himself.
This begs the question as to whether the silicon algorithms have taken over and are killing human creativity. While there is no substitute for human vs human competition, the best players will always be those that harness the computer to help develop their innate skills; to be its master rather than its slave.
Here is the 1997 game in which a computer defeats a world champion in a match for the first time.
White: Deeper Blue. Black G. Kasparov Caro-Kann Defence – Steinitz Var. [B17]
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.N1f3 h6?? The blunder that sealed the human’s fate as it allows a known winning sacrifice 8.Nxe6! Qe7 9.0–0 fxe6 10.Bg6+ Kd8 11.Bf4 b5 12.a4 Bb7 13.Re1 Nd5 14.Bg3 Kc8 15.axb5 cxb5 16.Qd3 Bc6 17.Bf5 exf5 18.Rxe7 Bxe7 19.c4 1–0
Last week’s short game ended with 1.Bxf7+ Should Black take the bishop and try to hang on – or not? Black chooses the former 1…Kxf7?? 2.Ng5+ Ke8 and 3.Ne6 traps the queen, a move that Black clearly overlooked. But even if 1…Kf8 2.Ng5 Ndf6 3.Bb3 Nh6 etc. his position is a mess.
In this position from 1882, how does White win in two moves?
Last year, Seaton improved their chances by bringing in Steve Martin, and this year added Dr. Jonathan Underwood, which tipped the balance altogether. Seaton won both rounds 2.5 – 1.5 and finished 5-3 winners. Chris Scott maintained his continuing improvement by winning his individual encounter against Martin, while Jones managed to stem early aggression from Adams and may have had very slight advantages in both games but with time running out offered draws, which Adams was minded to accept. But Underwood was clearly fired up after winning 6 Blitz games eight days earlier and the combination of his endgame technique and speed of move proved too much for the Exmouth captain. Blake had a won position in Rd. 1 but ran very low on time and Dowse kindly offered a draw when he could have won on time.
Exmouth have started with a loss several times before in this competition, but managed to make up lost ground. In this case, this seems less likely than hitherto, and Seaton must be considered serious contenders for the title.
|Seaton||Grd||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 1||Rd 2||Exmouth||Grd|
|1||Jon Underwood||179||1||1||0||0||Mark Abbott||167|
|2||Steve Martin||172||½||0||½||1||Chris Scott||157|
|3||Martyn Adams||133||½||½||½||½||Bob Jones||147|
|4||Alan Dowse||111||½||1||½||0||Simon Blake||91|
All westcountry congresses depend on small groups of volunteers, who take a quiet satisfaction in running a successful event that gives pleasure to the players.
The latest of these was the 1st Bude Rapidplay Congress organised recently by John and Christine Constable. The entry was small but strong – 16 players with an average grade of 153. 1st J. Rudd (Barnstaple – 231) 6/6 pts. 2nd J. Byrne (Taunton – 165) 5 pts. 3rd G. Trudeau (Liskeard – 155) 4 pts. 4th= G. Body (Exeter – 167); T. Slade (Bude – 164) & R. Nash (Barnstaple – 124) all 3½. 7th= S. Homer (Exeter – 200); M. Richardt (Taunton – 187); D. J. Jenkins (Camborne – 132) & S. Woolgar (Bristol – 132) all 3. 11th C. Sellwood (Camborne – 158) 2½. 12th= D. R. Jenkins (Liskeard – 126); S. Bartlett (Newquay – 165) & B. Childs (Lerryn – 106) all 2. 15th= P. May (114) & M. Jones (Newquay – 121) 1.
Longer-established events need their organising committee refreshed from time to time, otherwise they risk withering on the vine. The East Devon Congress, for example, is on the brink of collapse as the committee has dwindled to two, Sean Pope and Mark Abbott, who are already highly committed with their daytime professions. They need fresh blood coming in from the Exeter region to share the load and keep it afloat, as it’s a bigger event, with a larger venue. Prospective volunteers should contact Sean on 01392-436420 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, here is a win by a great supporter of the Exeter Congress.
White: J. F. Wheeler Black: J. Duckham.
Benko Gambit [A57]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 The signature move of the Benko Gambit in which Black offers a pawn in order to open up space in which his queenside pieces can operate freely. 4.cxb5 a6 5.b6 White doesn’t wish to fall in with Black’s plans. 5…g6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.e4 d6 8.Nf3 Nbd7 9.Be2 0–0 10.0–0 Nxb6 11.h3 Bb7 12.Bf4 Nfd7 13.Qd2 f5? Leaving a big hole at the heart of his position. 14.Ng5 fxe4 15.Ne6 Qe8 16.Nxf8 Qxf8 17.Bg4 Ne5 18.Be6+ Kh8 19.Bg3 Nbc4 20.Qe2 Bc8 21.Bxc8 Rxc8 22.Bxe5 Nxe5 23.Qxe4 c4 24.Rab1 Nd3 25.Nd1 Ne5 26.Ne3 Rc5 27.Rfc1 Qc8 28.f4 Nd3 29.Rxc4 Nxb2 30.Rxc5 Qxc5 31.Qxe7 h6 32.Kh2 Qd4 33.Rf1 Nd3 34.g3 Qb2+ 35.Ng2 Qf6 White would be delighted to simplify out, leaving him still materially ahead. 36.Qxf6 Bxf6 1–0
Last week’s problem was solved by 1.Ra1! and when Black checks on h8 2.Bg8 not only blocks that check but allows the rook on a1 to administer mate at the same time.
This is not a beginners’ game but from this year’s British Championship. Four moves each have been played and now it is White to move.
Here is the list of entries so far received for the 15th Seniors Congress, correct as at 31.10.2014.
Latest entries in Bold.
Entry forms may be downloaded from the chessdevon website.
It is several years since Trefor Thynne revived Devon’s Team Blitz tournament after it lapsed as traditional season starter. It is for teams of 4 players, each having 12 minutes on the clock for all moves, and 6 rounds played on a Swiss system. Its regular venue has been the Newton Abbot Club
Each year there have been a few more teams involved, with a new trophy added in each of the last 3 years to reflect the renewed interest. However, this year the number of teams entered dropped to 8, and several of these were not as strong as in recent years. In view of this, it was decided to change it to an all-play-all tournament of 7 rounds, with the tea break abolished to keep the timings about the same.
Round 1 paired Exmouth Eagles against a Newton Abbot team led by former Devon and West of England Champion Dominic Mackle. Normally this would have been a top-of-the-table affair, but when it finished 4 – 0 to the Eagles it was clear something unexpected was afoot. There was an element of luck involved as, at the end of the top game, Stephens had 10 seconds left compared to Mackle’s 60, and yet somehow managed to win on time. From then on the Eagles never looked back. At the start of the 7th and final round, three of them still had maximum points. Then Underwood lost, leaving Stephens and Gosling as the only two on 100%, the tie break giving the new Individual trophy to Stephens by virtue of it being gained on Bd. 1.
The other excellent team performance was by Sidmouth Juniors, comprising two set of brothers, the Susevee and Bacon boys, who, with the 2nd lowest team grade total, accumulated 13 points and the U-450 Cup.
The evnt was organised by Trefor Thynne and controlled by Ray Chubb.
Here are summary charts showing where all the points went.
|1||Exmouth Eagles||683||4||7||11||15||19||22½||25½||Thomas Cup|
|2||Newton Abbot||560||0||4||6½||9½||12½||15½||18½||Hodge Cup (U-600)|
|5||Sidmouth Juniors||373||2||3||5||7||8||10½||13||U-450 Cup|
|1||Exmouth Eagles||vs ►||2||5||8||6||7||4||3|
|1||J. K. Stephens||194||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||7|
|3||C. J. Scott||157||1||0||1||1||1||½||1||5½|
|4||B. G. Gosling||153||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||7|
|2||Newton Abbot||1||D. Mackle||203||0||1||½||1||1||1||0||4½|
|2||T. F. Thynne||161||0||1||1||1||1||1||1||6|
|2||I. S. Annetts||162||0||1||0||0||1||1||1||4|
|3||K. P. Atkins||157||0||1||1||1||½||1||0||4½|
|4||Teignmouth A||1||A. W. Brusey||176||½||0||1||1||0||0||1||3½|
|5||Sidmouth Juniors||1||G. Sussevee||126||0||0||0||1||0||1||½||2½|
|6||Exmouth Egrets||1||O. E. Wensley||149||½||0||½||0||1||0||0||2|
|2||R. H. Jones||129||0||0||0||0||0||½||1||1½|
|4||F. R. Hodge||97||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||4|
|7||TQ B.G.S.||1||V. Ramesh||131||1||1||½||0||0||0||1||3½|
|8||Teignmouth B||1||M. Rickard||95||0||0||0||0||0||0||½||½|