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WECU Championship 2012 – Day 3 – Rds. 5 & 6.

The Rd. 5 draw was as follows:-

The stand-out result of the morning was Keith Arkell’s loss to McMichael, his first loss for some time, after two excellent 1st places at Blackpool and the High Wycombe e2e4. With Berry also winning, they both took the lead on 4/5 pts.

Bd.   Open (Rd. 5)        
    White     Black  
1 (3) R. McMichael 1 0 K. C. Arkell (3½)
2 (3) S. Berry 1 0 R. de Coverley (3)
3 (2½) A. W. Brusey ½ ½ S. Dilleigh (2½)
4 (2) A. Therrien 1 0 A. Richardson (2½)
5 (2) B. W. Hewson 0 1 P. Krzyzanowski (2)
6 (2) S. Greely 1 0 S. Bartlett (2)
7 (1½) M. Shaw ½ ½ D. Littlejohns (1½)
8 (1) R. Thompson 0 1 G. Taylor (½)
9 (1) P. Helbig 1   Bye (½)
    Bolt ½   Bye  

 Rd. 5 Open games here →  http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/HTML/games/current/wecu125/base.htm

Bd   Major (Rd. 5)        
    White     Black  
1 (4) W. Ingham     A. Hibbitt (3)
2 (3) R. Bryant     M. Wilson (3)
3 (3) J. Nyman     O. Wensley (3)
4 (2½) A. Billings     M. Abbott (2½)
5 (2½) R. Gamble     A. Clarke (2½)
6 (2) G. Body     N. Dicker (2)
7 (2) M. Harris     K. Atkins (2)
8 (2) S. Stone     A. Price (2)
9 (2) S. K. Dean     A. Richards (2)
10 (1½) T. Chapman     M. Worrall (2)
11 (1½) I. Annetts     M. Roberts (1½)
12 (1½) G. Parfett     J. Morgan (1½)
13 (1) E. Sandercock     D. Lawrence (1)
14 (1) R. Morgan     C. Reeves (½)
15 (½) C. Sellwood     bye  
16 (2) B. Gosling     bye  

 

Bd   Minor (Rd. 5)        
    White     Black  
1 (3) J. Morrison 1 0 D. R. Rogers (3½)
2 (3½) P. Errington ½ ½ A. Wiggins (3)
3 (3) T. Woodward 1 0 M. Cox (3)
4 (3) G. Andrews 1 0 D. Woodruff (2½)
5 (2½) P. Foster ½ ½ M. Huba (2½)
6 (2½) I. Blencowe 1 0 N. Tidy (2)
7 (2) M. French 1 0 K. Alexander (2)
8 (2) A. Fraser ½ ½ T. Crouch (2)
9 (2) C. Gardiner ½ ½ S. Billett (2)
10 (2) R. Whittington 0 1 N. Mills (2)
11 (2) D. Burt 0 1 H. Welch (2)
12 (1½) J. Carr 1 0 H. Herschmann (2)
13 (1½) R. Hood 0 1 A. Wang (1½)
14 (1) R. Waters 1 0 M. Kaye (1)
15 (1) R. Ryan ½ ½ T. Dengler (1)
16 (1) R. Cox 1 0 G. Patching (0)
    O’Grady ½   bye  

 

Morrison (W) beat Rogers to assume the lead jointly with Errington.

A snapper snapped: the noted chess photographer Mark Huba.

9 yr old Max French on the way to a remarkable win against Ken Alexander.

One of the surprises of the Minor in this round was the win of 9 yr old Max French who beat Ken Alexander, graded 135 and one of Devon’s leading players at the minor level. Max attends the Prep Department of Millfield School in Somerset and  comes under the tutelage of Matthew Turner, Grandmaster and Channel 4 Countdown Champion. It is only in recent days that Max has got the hang of playing at the standard rate of moves in adult tournaments. Definitely one to watch.

Round 6:

The afternoon/evening round was drawn as follows:-

Bd.   Open (Rd. 6)        
    White     Black  
1 (4) S. Berry ½ ½ R. McMichael (4)
2 (3½) K. Arkell 1 0 A. W. Brusey (3)
3 (3) P. Krzyzanowski 0 1 A. Therrien (3)
4 (3) S. Dilleigh ½ ½ S. Greely (3)
5 (3) R. de Coverley ½ ½ A. Richardson (2½)
6 (1½) M. Shaw 1 0 B. Hewson (2)
7 (2) D. Littlejohns ½ ½ S. Bartlett (2)
8 (2) P. Helbig ½ ½ G. Taylor (1½)
9 (1½) G. Bolt ½ ½ R. Thompson (1)
             

Berry and McMichael drew, allowing Arkell to catch up by beating Brusey. Most surprising result was that of Exmouth’s latest acquisition, Meyrick Shaw, who hasn’t played any chess for nearly 30 years, beating Devon’s Match Captain, Brian Hewson.

Rd. 6 Open games here →  http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/HTML/games/current/wecu126/base.htm

In the Major, after 4 straight wins, Bill Ingham slowed down with a draw in the morning and then hit the buffers in the afternoon, so Bryant goes in to the last round in the clear lead.

Bd   Major (Rd. 6)        
    White     Black  
1 (4) R. Bryant 1 0 W. Ingham (4½)
2 (3½) A. Billings ½ ½ J. Nyman (4)
3 (3½) A. Hibbitt ½ ½ R. Gamble (3½)
4 (3) M. Wilson 1 0 M. Harris (3)
5 (3) O. Wensley 1 0 S. Stone (2½)
6 (2½) M. Worrall 0 1 M. Abbott (2½)
7 (2½) A. Richards 0 1 B. Gosling (2½)
8 (2½) A. Price 0 1 M. Roberts (2½)
9 (2) J. Morgan 1 0 T. Chapman (2)
10 (2) D. Lawrence 1 0 G. Parfett (2)
11 (2) K. Atkins 0 1 I. Annetts (1½)
12 (1½) C. Sellwood 1 0 R. Morgan (1½)
13 (1) C. Reeves 1 0 E. Sandercock (1)
14            
15            
16            

 

Bd   Minor (Rd. 6)        
    White     Black  
1 (4) T. Woodward ½ ½ P. Errington (4)
2 (4) G. Andrews 0 1 J. Morrison (4)
3 (3½) D. R. Rogers 0 1 I. Blencowe (3½)
4 (3½) A. Wiggins 1 0 N. Mills (3)
5 (3) M. Cox 0 1 P. Foster (3)
6 (3) M. Huba 0 1 M. French (3)
7 (3) H. Welch 0 1 C. Gardiner (2½)
8 (2½) S. Billett 0 1 T. Crouch (2½)
9 (2½) D. Woodruff 1 0 J. Carr (2½)
10 (2½) A. Wang 1 0 A. Fraser (2½)
11 (2½) J. O’Grady 0 1 D. Burt (2)
12 (2) K. Alexander 1 0 R. Cox (2)
13 (2) N. Tidy 1 0 R. Whittington (2)
14 (2) H. Herschmann 0 1 R. Waters (2)
15 (1½) T. Dengler 1 0 R. Hood (1½)
16 (1) M. Kaye 1 ½ R. Ryan (1½)
             

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