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Devon Team Blitz Tournament 2015 (18.10.2015.)

Ten teams of 4 players of all ages gathered at the Newton Abbot Chess Club on Sunday afternoon for DCCA’s annual team Blitz. This was 2 more teams than last year, but still far short of the days of yore when over 20 teams would assemble at either Oldway Mansion, Paignton or the Pretoria Hotel, Okehampton. To encourage more participation the number of trophies has now risen to five; the original Thomas Cup for the team scoring the most game points over 6 rounds. There’s another prize for the individual highest scorer; where scores are equal the points scored on the higher board are the tie-break. In addition, there are cups for the team whose total grade is U-600 and one for U-450, and not forgetting the Cup for the best score by a teamof juniors. So there was plenty to play for.

Exmouth Eagles had an even stronger team than last year in a bid to retain the main trophy, but so had Tiverton, while Exeter had two teams that fitted neatly into the grade limits for the minor cups. With 8 teams last year, by having an extra round (7) it was possible to have an all-play-all format, but this was clearly not possible with 10 teams and a creaky Swiss sytem had to be used. 

The event’s convenor, Trefor Thynne, acted as Arbiter, and did well to keep track of the pairings, the incoming results and the charts. Refreshments were available throughout the afternoon organised by Jacqui Barber-Lafon and her team.

At the end of an afternoon of breathless excitement and tension, the final scores went more or less to form. The top 3 graded teams did indeed finish in that order, with Exeter B equalling their senior partners, both teams winning a Graded Cup.  Torquay Tigers just pipped Sidmouth Juniors by a half point for the Junior Cup.

Here are the full details, with some pictures to follow:

    Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6    
1 Exmouth Eagles 736 4 10½ 12½ 16½ 20½ 1st Thomas Cup
2 Tiverton Titans 688 4 6 7 13½ 17 2nd  
3 Exeter A 598 4 7 11½ 14½ 3rd= U-600 Cup
4 Exeter B 442 2 5 6 10½ 14½ 3rd= U-450 Cup
5 Newton Abbot A 552 3 5 8 10 11 14 5th  
6 Exmouth Egrets 442 2 4 8 11 11 6th  
7 Torquay B. G.S. 426 2 3 5 9 9 7th Junior Cup
8 Newton Abbot B 348 0 1 5 7 8 9 8th =  
9 Sidmouth Juniors 383 0 3 5 7 8 9 8th =  
10 Exeter School 426 0 1 1 1 1 1 10th  

 

  Team Bd Name Rd ► 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
        vs 10 3 2 5 7 6  
1 Exmouth Eagles 1 J. K. Stephens 196 1 1 0 1 1 1 5
    2 J. Underwood 186 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
    3 S. Martin 184 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5
    4 O. E. Wensley 170 1 1 1 0 1 1 5
        736 4 3 2 4 4 20½
                       
        vs 8 5 1 3 10 7  
2 Tiverton Titans 1 M. Richardt 187 1 0 1 1 1 1 5
    2 K. J. Hurst 183 1 1 0 1 1 1 5
    3 S. Bartlett 167 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 4
    4 I. S. Annetts 151 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
        688 4 2 1 4 17
                       
        vs 9 1 6 2 5 8  
3 Exeter A 1 T. J. Paulden 185 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
    2 D. Regis 180 1 0 ½ 0 1 1
    3 K. Hunter 130 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 4
    4 B. Aldwin 103 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
        598 4 ½ 3 3 14½
                       
        vs 7 8 5 6 9 10  
4 Exeter B 1 J. Chan 140 0 1 ½ 0 1 1
    2 R. Whittington 131 1 1 0 ½ 0 1
    3 G. J. Jenkins 101 0 1 0 0 1 1 3
    4 T. Ferdinand  70 1 0 ½ 1 1 1
        442 2 3 1 3 4 14½
                       
          vs 6 2 4 1 3 9  
5 Newton Abbot  A 1 A. W. Brusey 184 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 4
    2 A. Kinder 151 0 0 1 ½ 0 0
    3 M. Cockerton 116 1 0 1 ½ 0 1
    4 J. Blackmore 101 1 1 ½ 1 1 1
        552 3 2 3 2 3 14½ 
                       
        vs 5 7 3 4 8 1  
6 Exmouth Egrets 1 C. J. Scott 149 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
    2 J. Bacon 145 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 4
    3 R. H. Jones 118 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
    4 B. Bacon   30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        442 1 3 3 0 11
                       
        vs 4 6 9 10 1 2  
7 Torquay B.G.S. 1 V. Ramesh 143 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
    2 B. Sturt 123 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
    3 J. Kubiac   85 1 0 0 1 0 ½
    4 B. S-Wyatt   75 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
        426 2 1 2 4 0 ½
                       
        vs 2 4 10 9 6 3  
8 Newton Abbot B 1 N. Narayanan 109 0 0 1 ½ 0 1
    2 M. Hussey   99 0 0 1 ½ 0 0
    3 B. Locket   65 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
    4 L. Glasson   75 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
        348 0 1 4 2 1 1 9
                       
        vs 3 10 7 8 4 5  
9 Sidmouth Juniors 1 G. Susevee 131 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½
    2 N. Bacon 126 0 1 1 ½ 1 1
    3 Guy Susevee   96 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
    4 O. Bacon   30 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
        383 0 3 2 2 1 1 9
                       
        vs 1 9 8 7 2 4  
10 Exeter School 1 L. Hafstad 130 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    2 H. Coleman 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    3 R. Coleman   89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    4 N. Armstrong   74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
        393 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
                       

 

Trefor Thynne explains the rules before the start of play.

Rd. 1 - eventual top vs bottom team.

General view from the Controller's desk.

The top 2 teams met in Rd. 3. Eagles won 3-1, but John Stephens lost his first game at this event for some years.

Newton Abbot B vs Exeter School in Rd. 3.

Exeter A facing Tiverton in Rd. 4

The 2 Exmouth teams had to be paired in the final round.

Exeter B: (l-r) Whittington, Ferdinand; Jenkins & Chan

Exeter A: (l-r) Paulden, Aldwin, Regis & Hunter.

Oliver Wensley receives the Thomas Cup from Organiser Trefor Thynne.

The Eagles, yet to come down to earth: Underwood, Wensley, Stephens & Martin.

The Exmouth Blitz.

Exmouth may have been blitzed several times during WW2, but Exmouth Chess Club had its first taste of true Blitz Chess last night, when they managed to borrow 4 new digital programmable clocks, which were set at 3 minutes per player per game, with an added increment of just 2 seconds per move made. This meant games could last little longer that 8 minutes – if that, making it a true baptism of fire.  Seven members turned up and played each other twice, with colours reversed, that’s if they could actually remember what colours they’d had in the first game, such was the mind-numbing qualities of the process, otherwise they tossed again.

After 12 games each, these were the results:- (current Rapidplay grades are indicated – not quite the same as blitz, but near enough). 

  Name Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Tot. Pos.
1 Meyrick Shaw 171 X 2 2 1 1 2 2 10 1st
2 Chris Scott 157 0 X 1 2 2 2 2 9 2nd
3 Malcolm Belt 112 0 1 X ½ 1 2 2 3rd=
4 Steve Murray 141 1 0 X 2 1 1 3rd=
5 Bob Jones 137 1 0 1 0 X 1 2 5 5th
6 Ivor Grist 87 0 0 0 1 1 X ½ 6th=
7 Fred Hodge 135 0 0 0 1 0 X 6th=

 

Shaw (r) plays Scott & Belt vs Grist.

 

Hodge vs Murray (nearest).

Devon Team Blitz Tournament (20.10.13.)

Devon’s Team Blitz Tournament was again hosted by the Newton Abbot Club, with 10 teams competing for a record number of trophies. 12 minutes per player per game.

Newton Abbot’s 1st team, the Abbots, and previous winners, Exmouth Eagles, were the two top-rated teams by some margin , and their final position, after 6 rounds, reflected this. The Eagles’ consolation was to be the only undefeated team and to win the new Best Individual trophy, going to Meyrick Shaw for his 5 wins and a draw. Top-graded Dominic Mackle was denied a maximum score by losing to Kevin Hurst of the Eagles. Other players on 5/6 were Paul Brookes, Chris Scott,  Alan Brusey, Trefor Thynne & Andrew Kinder. 

The scratch team, Exmouth Egrets underperformed. They had regrets – but then again, too few to mention.

The event was organised by Trefor Thynne (Newton Abbot) and controlled by Ray Chubb (Teignmouth). Refreshments were provided by Mrs. Mackle and friend.

Here is a summary of the results. Photographs will appear a.s.a.p..

  Team Grd Pts Trophies  
1st Newton Abbot Abbots 698 19½ Thomas Cup Highest team score
2nd Exmouth Eagles 675 17  Knight Trophy Highest individual score
3rd= Teignmouth “A” 594 14 Hodge Cup Best U-600 team score
3rd= Newton Abbot Nunns 432 14 Graded Cup Best U-450 team score
5th= Torquay Boys’ G. S. 465 13½    
5th= Tiverton 597 13½    
7th Plymouth Piranhas 511 12½    
8th= Exmouth Egrets 491    
8th= Sidmouth Prawns 421    
10th Teignmouth “B” 337 1    

 

  Team Bd Name rd ► 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot
1 N. A. Abbots     vs ► 8 5 6 2 4 3  
    1 D. Mackle 204 1 1 1 0 1 1 5
    2 P. Brooks 167 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5
    3 T. F. Thynne 165 1 1 0 1 1 1 5
    4 N. Rahimili 162 1 1 1 0 1 1 5
      tot   4 4 4 4 20
                       
        vs ► 4 3 7 1 6 5  
2 Exm.  Eagles 1 K. J. Hurst 184 0 0 1 1 ½ 0
    2 M. Shaw 167 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
    3 T. L. Slade 162 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
    4 C. J. Scott 142 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 5
      tot   3 2 17
                       
        vs ► 7 2 10 8 9 1  
3 Teignmouth A 1 A. W. Brusey 181 1 1 1 1 1 0 5
    2 J. G. Gorodi 157 0 0 1 1 1 ½
    3 C. Doidge 133 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
    4 N. F. Tidy 123 0 ½ 1 1 1 0
      tot 594 1 4 3 4 ½ 14
                       
        vs ► 2 9 5 6 1 8  
4 N. A. Nunns 1 A. Kinder 150 1 1 1 1 0 1 5
    2 N. Mills 140 0 1 1 0 0 ½
    3 N. Narayanan 92 0 1 ½ 0 0 1
    4 T. O’Donoghue 50e 0 1 1 1 0 1 4
      tot   1 4 2 0 14
                       
        vs ► 10 1 4 7 8 2  
5 T. B. G. S. 1 J. Fraser 167 1 0 0 1 1 1 4
    2 V. Ranesh 112 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
    3 J. Wray 107 1 0 ½ 0 1 1
    4 J. Blackmore 79 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
      tot   4 0 ½ 3 4 2 13½
                       
        vs ► 9 7 1 4 2 10  
6 Tiverton 1 S. Bartlett 174 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 3
    2 I. S. Annetts 152 1 1 ½ 1 0 1
    3 K. P. Atkins 143 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
    4 J. Knowles 128 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
      tot   4 2 ½ 4 13½
        vs ► 3 6 2 5 10 9  
7 Plymouth 1 R. Wilby 141 0 ½ 0 0 1 0
    2 M. O’Brien 139 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
    3 B. Wilkinson 123 1 1 0 1 1 ½
    4 T. Tatam 108 1 1 ½ 0 1 1
      tot   3 ½ 1 4 12½
                       
        vs ► 1 10 9 3 5 4  
8 Egrets 1 J. Bacon 150 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
    2 R. H. Jones 132 0 1 1 0 0 ½
    3 W. Sapiecha 113 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
    4 P. Gwynne 96 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
      tot   0 3 3 1 0 ½
                       
        vs ► 6 4 8 10 3 7  
9 Sidmouth 1 G. Susuvee 126 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
    2 N. Bacon 108 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
    3 Guy Susuvee 97 0 0 1 1 0 ½
    4 O. Bacon 90e 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
      tot   0 0 1 4 0
                       
        vs ► 5 8 3 9 7 6  
10 Teignmouth B 1 M. Rickard 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2 J. Fisher 85 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    3 A. Webster 78 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    4 M. White 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      tot   0 1 0 0 0 0 1
                       

 

Before the kick-off, Devon President, Paul Brookes, presents the Intermediate Championship cup to last season's winner, Theo Slade.

General view of the playing area.

Nunns (l) vs the Eagles in Rd. 1

The eventual winners, the Abbots, in action against Tiverton (Rd. 3)

The Tiverton team in Rd. 3 - John Knowles nearest.

The Nunns, winners of the U-450 Cup. (Nathan Mills missing).

Teignmouth A - winners of the U-600 cup

The Abbots, Paul Brookes included, the overall winners.

Individual winner, Meyrick Shaw of the Eagles.

Organiser Trefor Thynne (l) & Controller Ray Chubb summing up at the end.

Devon Team Blitz Results (15.10.2011.)

Devon’s team Blitz competition was held at the Newton Abbot club on Sunday with twelve teams of 4 taking part, continuing the growing interest in this tournament. In addition to the main trophy, the cup originally donated by A. R. B. Thomas, a teacher at Blundell’s School, Tiverton, a new prize for the lower-graded teams was introduced, in order to give them something to play for. After six hard-fought rounds, the winners of the Thomas Cup by a wide margin were Tiverton ‘A’ with 19½/24 points, followed by Exeter (16½) and Newton Abbot ‘A’ (16). The new Graded trophy was won by Exmouth ‘C’ on 10 points followed by Torquay Boys’ G.S. ‘B’ (9½). Full details and pictures may be found on keverelchess.com.

With games played at the rate of 12 minutes per player there was no time for anyone to write down their moves, so here is a game played by Thomas in the West of England Championship in 1974, notes from the event bulletin by Dr. Jim Aitken, former Scottish and WECU Champion.

White: A. R. B. Thomas. Black: Leon Burnett.

Pirc Defence [B08]

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 c6 4.Be2 d6 5.0–0 Nf6 6.Nc3 0–0 7.h3 Qc7 8.Be3 h6 9.Qd2 Kh7 10.Nh2 d5 Black has played the opening in restrained vein – possibly too much so. He now feels the need for a central strongpoint as a counter to White’s intentions of a King-side pawn advance. 11.exd5 Nxd5 12.Nxd5 cxd5 13.Ng4 Bxg4 This has the drawback of opening the h-file of which White makes excellent use, but it is doubtful if there is anything better. 14.hxg4 Nd7 15.g3 Nf6 16.Bf3 Rac8 17.c3 Qd7 18.g5 hxg5 19.Bxg5 Rh8 20.Kg2 Kg8 21.Rh1 Qf5 22.Rxh8+ Bxh8 23.Re1 Qd7 24.Qf4 Rd8 25.Qh4 Bg7 26.Rh1 Qf5 27.g4 Qc2 28.Bh6 Bh8? White has developed a mating attack remarkably quickly and after this move Black is lost. g5 gave a last chance of escape at the cost of a pawn. 29.Bf8 Kxf8 30.Qxh8+ Ng8 31.Rh7 1-0 Rg7 cannot be avoided. A neat conclusion by Thomas.

The 12th Seniors Congress in Exmouth starts in just over three weeks and entries are starting to come in more quickly, so those intending to enter should ensure they get a place before the cut-off by sending in their entry form as soon as possible. There’s a “junior” section for the 50-somethings, while the 60+s are the true seniors.

The solution to last week’s problem by John Brown of Bridport was 1.Ne6! and if 1…Kxg6 2. Be4# or 1…Nd8 2.Rxg5# or 1…Bxg6 2.Ng6#.

This week’s position is taken from a game between two lady players earlier this year. What was White’s killing move?

White to play and win quickly.

Devon Team Blitz Tournament 2011

Trefor Thynne again offered to host this annual tournament at the Newton Abbot Clubhouse on Sunday 9th October, and the growing popularity of the event was evidenced by the increase in entries.

The avian influence in team titles, pioneered by Tiverton in recent years, was followed by Exmouth who named their 1st team “Exmouth Eagles”, not only nicely alliterative but giving out a suitably strong image. The question of what to call their 2nd team was given some thought and they came up with “Egrets”, as a small number of these noble birds may be found on the Exe estuary. Trefor was reminded of a letter from a Cornish reader to the editor of the Telegraph some time ago, on the subject of keeping track of endangered bird species. It said simply, “Egrets, we have a few, but then again, too few to mention”. Exmouth could also supply the basis if a 3rd team, which was made up by two Brixham players. The question of what to call them was also considered, and moving down the scale of size and potential aggression, Exmouth Tits was a distinct possibility, but it was thought better of and, to reflect its eclectic membership, we settled for “Exmouth Allsorts”.

First prize was the Thomas Cup, donated by the great A. R. B. Thomas of Tiverton, but there was a new trophy, purchased by Trefor at my suggestion, for the more mostly graded teams – to give them something to play for, even after a couple of heavy beatings by the top teams.

The Controller, Vic Cross, finished the draw for Rd. 1 and Trefor called everyone to order, and the games got under way. Three rounds and then a break for a splendid tea provided by John and Elizabeth Doidge. The noise in the foyer as 48 hyped-up players talked excitedly was nearly deafening.

On resumption, Victor explained that the natural break for the grading prize came at 550, and any team below this uppr limit was eligible, and true to form, these teams did take the bottom 4 places, with the erstwhile Tits just edging it.

At the end of the day, the spoils went to Tiverton, whose 4 players came from 3 counties. Summary of all team  results were:

Pos. Team Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1st Tiverton Buzzards 710 3 3 4 19½
2nd Exeter 710 4 1 2 4 4 16½
3rd N. Abbot Rooks 647 4 3 ½ 3 3 16
4th Exmouth Eagles 684 4 1 2 3 15
5th Torquay 591 3 1 2 2 0 4 12
6th= Exmouth Egrets 567 4 ½ 2 1 0 11
6th= TBGS “A” 561 ½ 3 2 ½ 11
8th Tiverton Kestrels 566 0 2 2 2 1 10½
9th Exmouth Allsorts 443 1 1 2 1 10
10th TBGS “B” 494 0 ½ 2 3
11th Teignmouth 539 0 2 2 2 2 0 8
12th N. Abbot Knights 397 0 2 1 ½ 0 5

More detail is contained in this more comprehensive chart. Gaps have resulted from team captains failing to update their team charts.

  Opponents   6b 5 2 3 4 6a  
1st Tiverton Buzzards Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 B. Edgell 208 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
2 B. Hewson 178 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1
3 M. Richardt 162 1 1 ½ 1 1 1
4 S. Bartlett 162 1 1 1 1 ½ 1
  Total 710 3 3 2 4 19½
                   
  Opponents   8 3 1 4 5 11  
2nd Exeter    1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 G. Bolt 198 1 ½ 0 1 1 1
2 T. Paulden 172 1 0 ½ 0 1 1
3 D. Regis 175 1 0 ½ 1 1 1
4 S. Pope 165 1 1 0 0 1 1 4
  Total 710 4 1 2 4 4 16½
                   
  Opponents   10 2 4 1 6a 8  
3rd N. Abbot Rooks   1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 D. Mackle 192 1 ½ 1 0 1 0
2 S. Homer 175 1 1 1 ½ 1 1
3 T. Thynne 168 1 1 1 0 1 1 5
4 J. Barber-Lafon 112 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
    647 4 3 ½ 3 3 16
                   
  Opponents   11 6a 3 2 1 9  
4th Exmouth Eagles Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 K. J. Hurst 186 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
2 J. K. Stephens 173 1 1 0 1 1 1 5
3 O. E. Wensley 164 1 ½ 0 0 0 0
4 B. G. Gosling 150 1 1 1 1 ½ 1
  Totals 673 4 1 2 3 15
                   
  Opponents   9 1 6a 8 2 12  
5th Torquay Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 A. Clarke 170 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 2½ 
2 A. Dunn 167 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 4½ 
3 G. Rosser 144 0 0 1 0 0 1 2
4 S. Greeno 110 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
  Tot. 591 3 1 2 2 0 4 12
                   
  Opponents   12 4 5 6b 3 1  
6tha Exmouth Egrets Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 P. J. Kennedy 147 1 0 ½ ½ 0 0 2
2 J. Dzenis 139 1 0 ½ 1 0 0 2½ 
3 R. H. Jones 147 1 ½ 0 1 0 0 2½ 
4 T. Slade 134 1 0 1 1 1 0 4
  Totals 567 4 ½  2 3½  1 0 11
                   
  Opponents   1 9 8 6a 12 10  
6thb Torquay BGS “A” Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 A. Billings 162 0 1 1 ½     4
2 F. Sugden 159 ½ 1 1 0     3½ 
3 L. Stegenk 120 0 1 0 0     2
4 S. Bealing 120 0 0 0 0     1½ 
    561 ½  3 2 ½  3½  1½  11
                   
  Opponents   2 10 6b 5 11 3  
8th Tiverton Kestrels Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 J. Morrison 165 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 2½
2 I. S. Annetts 153 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
3 J. Duckham 124 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
4 J. Knowles 124 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
  Totals 566 0 3½ 2 2 2 1 10½
                   
  Opponents   5 6b 12 11 10 4  
9th Exmouth Allsorts Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 J. Clarke 129 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1
2 F. R. Hodge 107 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1½
3 N. Mills 107 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 4½
4 O. Ebanks 100 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
    443 1 1 2½ 2 2½ 1 10
                   
  Opponents   3 8 11 12 9 6b  
10th Torquay B.G.S. “B” Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 J. Leung 167 0 ½     ½    
2 J. Frazer 107 0 0     0    
3 D. Nie 110 0 0     0    
4 S. Head 110 0 0     1    
  Totals 494 0 ½ 2 3
                   
  Opponents   4 12 10 9 8 2  
11th Teignmouth Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 A. W. Brusey 178 0     1 1 0  
2 K. Hindon 135 0     1 1 0  
3 N. F. Tidy 117 0     0 0 0  
4 G. Bramley 109 0     0 0 0  
  Totals 339 0 2 2 2 2 0 8
                   
  Opponents   6a 11 9 10 6b 5  
12th N. Abbot Knights Grd 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tot.
1 S. Thorpe-Tracey 100 0         0  
2 J. O’Grady 108 0         0  
3 J. Doidge 106 0         0  
4 V. Chornesky  80 0         0  
  Totals 397 0 2 1½ 1 ½ 0 5

Before proceedings began, Tiverton were presented with the Newman Cup they won in the 2010-11 season. L-r: Ivor Annetts; Jon Duckham, John Knowles & John Morrison.

Tiverton won the Newman Cup 2011.

Victor Cross (Controller) gets the show on the road.

Tiverton Buzzard, Brian Hewson, receives the Thomas Cup from Trefor Thynne.

The "Buzzards": l-r: Ben Edgell; Brian Hewson, Mike Richardt & Simon Bartlett.

The new Graded trophy was presented to Fred Hodge of Exmouth Allsorts.

The Exmouth Allsorts team: l-r Nathan Mills, John Clark, Fred Hodge & Obie Ebanks.

Rd. 5: Rooks vs Egrets - Theo Slade v Jacqui Barber-Lafon in foregorund.

Dave Regis models matching trilby & braces with chessboard motif. Unusual.

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