Inter-County Championship 2010–11

Results and reports from the county’s matches will appear here throughout the season.

Last updated: 17th July 2011.

The Semi Final's were played 11th June. The U180 reached the finals for the second year running but sadly the U160's missed out.

Previous years

Open


Sadly Nottinghamshire were unable to raise a team for the 4th December fixture against Warwickshire. As such Nottinghamshire forfeited the match.

Under 180

The U180 team reached the ECF final and had a close match against Devon, eventually winning 8½-7½. This made up for last year's final defeat against Warwickshire.

Devon U180 – Nottinghamshire U180


Devon U180 - Nottinghamshire U180
2 July 2011
Moat Community College, Leicester
Board Grade Grade
1 Hewson, Brian 176 ½–½ Halfpenny, Glen 179
2 Thynne, Trefor 177 1-0 Walker, Tim 179
3 Brusey, Alan 175 ½–½ Harrison, John 176
4 Paulden, Tim 174 ½–½ Hearne, Rob 174
5 Underwood, Jonathan 172 ½–½ Flynn, Dave 170
6 Cowley, Dennis 170 ½–½ Swain, John 168
7 Regis, Dave 166 1-0 Antunes, Andre 166
8 Kinder, Andrew 166 0-1 Kingston, Ian 166
9 Duckham, Jon 165 ½–½ Burke, Steven 165
10 Ingham, William 164 ½–½ Gibson, Geoff 165
11 Brooks, Paul 160 ½–½ Sudar, Drag 162
12 Howard, Charlie 158 ½–½ Foster, Stephen 161
13 Gosling, Brian 156 0-1 Levens, David 159
14 Billings, Alex 148 ½–½ Garside, Andrew 163
15 Kennedy, Philip 151 ½–½ Hayward, Brian 158
16 Gorodi, John 150 0-1 Williamson, Eric 155
7½-8½

Lancashire U180 – Nottinghamshire U180



Lancashire U180 - Nottinghamshire U180
11 June 2011
The Bridge Club, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Board Grade Grade
1 Whitehead, Mark 178 0-1 Halfpenny, Glen 179
2 Owen, Denis 178 ½–½ Walker, Tim 179
3 Woodcock, Simon 178 0-1 Hearne, Rob 174
4 Cooper, John 175 ½–½ Flyn, Dave 170
5 Lyth, John 173 ½–½ Swain, John 168
6 Riley, Scott 170 ½–½ Kingston, Ian 166
7 Hamer, Martyn 169 1-0 Gibson, Geoff 165
8 Jones, Steven 168 0-1 Burke, Steve 165
9 Taylor, Phillip 167 1-0 Foster, Stephen 161
10 Catz, Armand 166 ½–½ Poole, Tim 161
11 Dobson, Emlyn 164 ½–½ Levens, David 159
12 Boyd, David 162 0-1 Tassi, John 148
5-7

Nottinghamshire U180 – Kent U180



Nottinghamshire U180 - Kent U180
21 May 2011
Milton Keynes

Notts were white on odds.
Board Grade Grade
1 Halfpenny, Glen 179 1-0 Morris, David 177
2 Harrison, John 176 ½–½ Hyde, Keith 176
3 Harvey, Kevin 173 ½–½ Heard, Andrew 163
4 Swain, John 168 ½–½ Anstead, Jerry 162
5 Kingston, Ian 166 1-0 Wood, Peter 162
6 Gibson, Geoff 165 1-0 Heath, David 162
7 Burke, Steve 165 1-0 Sydney, Jacob 160
8 Sudar, Drag 162 ½–½ Waters, Andrew 160
9 Foster, Stephen 161 ½–½ Kalid, Raphael 147
10 Poole, Tim 161 1-0 Sharp, Gary 146
11 Levens, David 159 1-0 Lettington, David 132
12 Kenyon, Mark 153 1-0 Kalid-Filho, Targino 117
13 default ½–½ default
14 default ½–½ default
15 default ½–½ default
16 default default
9½-2½

Nottinghamshire U180 – Warwickshire U180


Report by David Levens:

In the match played last Saturday, at Bramcote, Notts. scored a convincing victory by 10.5 - 5.5 (Full details attached). Though there is little doubt that Warwickshire fielded a side much weakened by other events in their area Notts can be encouraged by the fact that the match was won mainly by the the players on the top 8 boards, where we only outgraded the opposition by an average of 2.5 points. In fact we only lost one game in the top half, winning this part of the match 6-2!! On boards 9-16 where we outgraded the opposition by an average of 9 point per board we only won 4.5-3.5.

I must record my thanks to those who turned up to help set everything out at the start and those who stayed behind to help with the housework! Also my apologies to those able players I omitted to ask to play, but trying to arrange matches for the Open side, the under 180 team and the under 100 team, as well as standing in for the captain of the U-160 team, while being heavily involved with developing junior chess, has not been easy. As usual YOUR Association is short of officers. If you want to be certain of a game in future the NCA would welcome almost anyone willing to take on the task.

Nottinghamshire U180 - Warwickshire U180
26 February 2011
Bramcote Memorial Hall, Nottingham

Notts were black on odds.
Board Grade Grade
1 Walker, Tim  179 1-0
Smith, Simon 175
2 Harrison, John 176 1-0 Escott, Keith 179
3 Harvey, Kevin 173 0-1 Cundy, Mark 169
4 Flynn, Dave 170 1-0 Williams, Simon 166
5 Truman, Richard 169 ½–½ Wallman, Rob 165
6 Swain, John 168 ½–½ Soszynski, Mark 167
7 Kingston, Ian 166 1-0 Robinson, Tom 159
8 Levens, David 159 1-0 Holt, Trevor 160
9 Garside, Andrew 163 0-1 Doran, Mike 153
10 Sudar, Drag 162 1-0 Lawrence, Roy 156
11 Poole, Tim 161 ½–½ Lee, Darren 155
12 Hayward, Brian 158 1-0 Fahy, John 151
13 Lane, Tim 156 ½–½ Ralph, Sean 149
14 Williamson, Eric 155 1-0 Asbury, John 143
15 Kenyon, Mark 153 ½–½ Diddle, Mike 141
16 Murphy, Ross E150 0-1 Burnet, Alan 138
10½-5½

Under 160

Suffolk U160 – Nottinghamshire U160



Suffolk U160 - Nottinghamshire U160
21 May 2011
Yelling Village Hall, Yelling, St Neots.
Board Grade Grade
1 Pott, Laurie 157 0-1
Hayward, Brian 158
2 Fogg, Martin 155 ½–½ Broughton, Daniel 158
3 Roberts, Colin 156 1-0 Walters, Keith 158
4 Lamont, Richard 151 ½–½ Lane, Tim 156
5 Brown, David 153 ½–½ Place, Will 156
6 Taylor, Scott 150 0-1 Thompson, Brian 155
7 Hadrych, Craig 148 0-1 Williamsomn, Eric 155
8 Pearce, Dave 145 0-1 Roper, Keith 152
9 McNaughton, Michael 141 ½–½ Cranmer, Stanley 148
10 Watkins, Andrew 143 0-1 London, Nick 148
11 Stephens, Robert 141 0-1 Tassi, John 148
12 Bettley, Mark 148 ½–½ Morgan, Philip 147
13 Kirkham, Ed 141 ½–½ Hamzah, Ali 145
14 Lastochkin, Nikolay 140 ½–½ Taylor, Robert 144
15 Woodward, Vivian e143 1-0 Davies, Norman 144
16 Lambert, John 137 ½–½ Ince, Darran 140
6-10

Greater Manchester U160 – Nottinghamshire U160


Nottinghamshire perfomed well under pressure to come away with a draw. I believe 3 of the top boards had to pull out of the match at the last minute.

Greater Manchester U160 - Nottinghamshire U160
11 December 2010
Newcastle-under-Lyme & Newcastle-under-Lyme bridge and chess club; Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Board Grade Grade
1 Ball, Graham 159 ½–½ Walters, Keith 158
2 Sheppard, Dan 158 ½–½ Lane, Tim 156
3 Trueman, Glenn 158 ½–½ Place, William 156
4 Pardoe, Dave 156 0-1 Thompson, Brian 155
5 Connor, Mick 151 ½–½ Williamson, Eric 155
6 Lonsdale, Jon 147 1-0 London, Nick 148
7 Beresford, Alan 146 ½–½ Tassi, John 148
8 King, Peter 146 0-1 Wagenbach, Janos 148
9 Kierman, David 146 1-0 Morgan, Philip 147
10 Edmunds, Dave u/g ½–½ Ali, Hamzah 145
11 Nicolson, Jim 143 ½–½ Taylor, Marcel 145
12 Connolly, David 139 ½–½ Radford, Mark 145
13 Phythian, Graham 138 0-1 Taylor, Robert 144
14 Fox, Richard 129 0-1 Willoughby, Robert 141
15 Sumner, Ray 133 1-0 Default
16 Brooks, Harry 124 1-0 Default
8-8

Warwickshire U160 – Nottinghamshire U160


Warwickshire U160 - Nottinghamshire U160
13 November 2010
Tysley & District working men's club; Tyseley, Birmingham
Board Grade Grade
1 Robinson, Tom 159 0-1
Levens, David 159
2 Reynolds, Robert 154 1-0 Hayward, Brian 158
3 Sadler, Anthony 158 1-0 Broughton, Daniel 158
4 Lee, Darren 155 1-0 Walters, Keith 158
5 Reynolds, Richard 149 ½–½ Lane, Tim 156
6 Hope, Gary 151 ½–½ Hunter, Steve 155
7 Thomas, Keith 154 0-1 Williamson, Eric 155
8 Ralph, Sean 149 ½–½ Kenyon, Mark 153
9 Brodie, Ian 150 ½–½ Roper, Keith 152
10 Cottom, Andy 147 1-0 London, Nick 148
11 Brelsforth, Dave 145 ½–½ Tassi, John 148
12 Asbury. John 143 ½–½ Morgan, Phil 147
13 Tallis, Mark 143 ½–½ Kenyon, Alan 133
14 Biddle, Mike 141 ½–½ Ali, Hamzah 145
15 Burnet, Alan 138 ½–½ Radford, Mark 145
16 Emery, Ian ½–½ Taylor, Robert 144
9-7

Nottinghamshire U160 – Leicestershire U160


Nottinghamshire U160 - Leicestershire U160
30 October 2010
Bramcote Memorial Hall
Board Grade Grade
1 Levens, David 159 ½–½ Bingham, James 157
2 Hayward, Brian 158 ½–½ Dodds, Iain 157
3 Broughton, Daniel 158 0-1 Cowley, Michael 156
4 Walters, Keith 158 ½–½ Pattison, John 155
5 Lane, Tim 156 1-0 Jimenez, Alfonso 154
6 Place, William 156 ½–½ Adcock, Gregory 154
7 Hunter, Steve 155 1-0 Booley, Graham 153
8 Williamson, Eric 155 1-0 Watkinson, Phil 152
9 Roper, Keith 152 ½–½ Turvey, Steven 146
10 London, Nick 148 1-0 Glover, John 145
11 Tassi, John 148 1-0 Harlow, Phil 145
12 Cranmer, Stan 148 ½–½ Tate, Michael 145
13 Morgan, Phil 147 ½–½ Ensor, Rob 139
14 Ali, Hamzah 145 1-0 Reynolds, David 137
15 Radford, Mark 145 1-0 Adcock, Terry 136
16 Taylor, Robert 144 ½–½ Farquharson, Ian 134
11-5

Under 140

Kent U140 – Nottinghamshire U140

Kent U140 - Nottinghamshire U140
21 May 2011
Milton Keynes
Board Grade Grade
1 Lane, Robert 139 ½–½ Maini, Arun 139
2 Thomas, Peter 138 ½–½ Allen, Patrick 135
3 Stampe, Chris 138 0-1 Graham, Neil 134
4 Woodfield, Richard 137 ½–½ Kenyon, Alan 133
5 Keane, David 137 1-0 Kenyon, James 133
6 Hollands, George 133 1-0 Thomson, James 133
7 Cove, Henry 137 0-1 Kendall, James 130e
8 Wood, Mike 137 1-0 Nailard, Mike 132
9 Giles, Yasmin 133 1-0 Gibson, Graham 128
10 Bansal, Rohan 133 1-0 Harper, Mick 127
11 East, Robin 132 1-0 Neil, Graham 122
12 Hawkes, Mick 130 1-0 Sayer, Ray 127
13 Houghton, Mark 129 ½–½ Brown, Allan 124
14 Bond, Stephen 128 1-0 Morrell, Len 120
15 Homden, Kevin 127 ½–½ Budd, Chris 120
16 Andrews, Paul 126 1-0 Mehan, Saaras 121
11-4

Worcestershire U140 – Nottinghamshire U140

For a second year Notts and Worcestershire met at Water Orton for the final zonal round in the MCCU Under 140 contest. In many ways the match mirrored that of 2010, in that Worcestershire had already qualified whilst Notts needed a victory to progress. However the scenario this year was rather different, Worcs had already won the MCCU title and Notts needed at least a 9-7 victory to go forward as either second or third nominees so we thought – last year Notts overhauled Worcs but this time there was no way we could achieve this.

Anyway the match started badly for the West Midlands team when a player failed to turn up thus giving Notts a default win. Unfortunately Ross Mackay didn't get a game however at least he didn't have to wait for five hours to get a lift back. Notts then managed to maintain a slight edge throughout the match; several games were drawn; the Worcs top board overpressed and lost and the only Notts loss on the scoresheet as the match drew to a conclusion was on Board 9. James Kenyon beat another promising junior, I won and we collected the full points on Boards 14 & 15. Saaras Mehan, making his debut, played a very long game which was eventually halved with an ending of bishops of opposite colour. The penultimate game to finish was Ray Sayer who again showed his endgame technique to score the full point leaving Alan Kenyon's game to give Worcs their second win of the match after a prolonged tactical battle. Final score of 10-5 was enough to see us through as runners-up.

MCCU Zone Final Table
Team P W D L Games Pts
Worcestershire 5 3 1 1 40.5 7
Notts 5 2 2 1 49.5 6
Derbyshire 5 2 2 1 42 6
Staffordshire 5 2 1 2 31.5 5
Warwickshire 5 1 2 2 39 4
Shropshire 5 1 0 4 26.5 2

The zone was very closely matched this year with twelve of the fifteen games finishing 9-7 or closer. We play Kent 1 (SCCU 1) in a tough starter in May.

Derbyshire III who had to play a preliminary have already been knocked out by SCCU opponents. Hertfordshire (SCCU 3).

Worcestershire U140 - Nottinghamshire U140
19 March 2011
Methodist Church Hall Water Orton
Board Grade Grade
1 Holowiczak, Alex 137 0-1 Maini, Arun 139
2 Crockett, Stephen 139 ½–½ Redburn, Barry 136
3 Ellis, Ian 137 ½–½ Allen, Patrick 135
4 Truscott, Ian 136 0-1 Graham, Neil 134
5 Loynes, John 135 1-0 Kenyon, Alan 133
6 Friar, James 130 0-1 Kenyon, James 133
7 Humphphries, Jeremy 131 ½–½ Thomson, James 133
8 Yates, Tim 130 ½–½ Kendall, Tim 134e
9 Shaw, Tony 130 1-0 Nailard, Mike 132
10 default 0-1 McKay, Ross 129
11 Spowart, David 129 ½–½ Gibson, Graham 128
12 O'Gorman T Francis 129 ½–½ Harper, Mick 127
13 Kikland, Arnold 125 0-1 Sayer, Ray 127
14 Clack, Ian 119 0-1 Neil, Graham 122
15 Staunton, Giles 114 0-1 Morrell, Len 120
16 Butler, Richard u/g ½–½ Mehan, Saaras 121
5-10

Shropshire U140 – Nottinghamshire U140

Nottinghamshire surrendered their Midland title in a match too close to call which went right down to the last game again. We took an early loss on Board 8 but after that things moved on very well.

Andy Sutton & Mick Harper scored wins and I produced a “cheapest tactic of the week” candidate in time trouble so with nine games declared we lead 5-4. Then suddenly Shropshire hit us with three wins; the most notable being on Board 15 where according to everyone John Buttery missed a mate in one or possibly two. Have you noticed how spectators can always see what the players can't? Board 10 was to our advantage but the Salopian was able to hold a K & B versus K, N & RP easily. It was difficult to see how Graham could have avoided this ending which was clearly drawn. Meanwhile we were able to even things up with wins from father and son Alan & James Kenyon. Alan was always winning but James was able to give up his knight for a KRP and then march through his queenside pawns with the opposition bishop and king still floundering on the king's wing. An excellent game! However back came Shropshire with a win on Board 13; it looked as if we were winning this up to the time control but once a series of exchanges took place we were left with an ending of mobile bishop v passive knight. So the last game went to Shropshire.

Shropshire U140 - Nottinghamshire U140
19 February 2011
Shifnal
Board Grade Grade
1 Crean, Peter 139 ½–½ Allen, Patrick 135
2 Westhead, John 138 1-0 Kirkland, Christopher 135
3 White, Gary 138 0-1 Graham, Neil 134
4 Carbin, Marvin  136 1-0
Kendall, Tim 134e
5 Tennant, Stefan 136 0-1 Kenyon, Alan 133
6 Wilson, Ian 133 0-1 Kenyon, James 133
7 Tunks, John 132 ½–½ Nailard, Mike 132
8 Davies, Ian 127 1-0 Parker, Robert 130
9 Pickles, Alan 125 0-1 Harper, Mick 127
10 Ives, Graham 124 ½–½ Gibson, Graham 128
11 Salter, Ivor 124 ½–½ Neil, Graham 122
12 Visokai, George 117 ½–½ Morrell, Len 120
13 Ogundipe, Dele 115 1-0 Budd, Chris 120
14 Paul, Christopher 115 0-1 Sutton, Andy 120
15 Brown, Roger 115 1-0 Buttery, John 118
16 Powell, Derrick 105 1-0 Sargeant, Chris 109
8½-7½

Nottinghamshire U140 – Derbyshire U140

2010 saw Notts completely unbeaten (our December match was snowed off); so our next challenge was to see off Derbyshire, captained by Dave Dunne. Quite what he's doing playing for them is a mystery. In a senior moment to better the one in Match 1; this time I managed to turn up with 17 players using the simple expedient of inviting a regular to play then omitting him from the team sheet. I'm indebted to the player concerned for not kicking me under the table as he should have done!

There were two Notts losses on 7 & 8; but these were quickly balanced by wins for the University players drafted in on Boards 15& 16. It was pretty close all the way with Mick Harper winning from an extremely complex situation whilst I scored a rather easier victory. Unfortunately Barry appeared to stumble into a self-mate and with three to declare the match stood at 6-6. Graham Gibson stood worse for a substantial time but equalised easily in the ending. The dreaded bishop/knight endings were well in evidence elsewhere. Although pawns down, Christopher Kirkland had hemmed his opponent's king, bishop and rook into a corner with his own knight and rook. The exchange was lost and the ending of R v B was always won for us. So 8-7 to Notts.

However in a replay from last year's game, Mike Nailard was playing Vaughan Smith and this time it was Vaughan's active rook/bishop and king against Mike's passive rook/knight and king. Mike has advised me since that the position was holdable but it always looked difficult over the board. So yet another draw 8-8.

Nottinghamshire U140 - Derbyshire U140
29 January 2011
Bramcote Memorial Hall
Board Grade Grade
1 Redburn, Barry 136 0-1
Carter, Mike 137
2 Kirkland, Christopher 135 1-0 Kelsall, John 133
3 Graham, Neil 134 1-0 Walker, Roger 131
4 Thomson, James 133 ½–½ Thacker, Steve 130
5 Nailard, Mike 132 0-1 Smith, Vaughan 129
6 Kendall, Tim 134e ½–½ Hickling, Richard 131
7 Garnett, Robert 134 0-1 Harrison, Ron 126
8 Parker, Robert 130 0-1 Sheldon, Phil 130
9 Gibson, Graham 128 ½–½ Bramley, Doug 126
10 Harper, Mick 127 1-0 Crofts, Brian 123
11 Neil, Graham 122 ½–½ Dawson, Ric 121
12 Cronshaw, Derek 123 0-1 Dunne, Richard 122
13 Morrell, Len 120 ½–½ Swift, Jonathan 122
14 Budd, Chris 120 ½–½ Marshall, Nigel 118
15 Edwards, John 112 1-0 Loomes, Bert 117
16 Sargeant, Chris 109 1-0 Gibson, Martin 63
8-8

Nottinghamshire U140 – Warwickshire U140

Notts continued their unbeaten run by drawing with Warwickshire. At the start of the week the Warwickshire captain told me he was “having difficulty raising a team” so in a fit of generosity I offered to reduce the number of boards to 15. At that time I had 14 players in place so it wouldn't have proved too difficult to produce a full side.

Match day arrived and there were plenty of problems. Firstly I'd managed for a second successive match to leave the clipboard with all the paperwork at home. I therefore had to persuade Derek to tear up his scorebook (no scoresheets) and remember what my team was! Secondly, my Board One failed to turn in. I phoned him and he had supposedly “left a message” - where this was I was never able to ascertain. The fact that he hasn't appeared anywhere to play this season might indicate otherwise. I am indebted to Dorothy Blampied who had arrived to spectate for filling in – but it was perhaps inevitable that Warwicks were able to open the scoring on this board.

Andy Sutton and Len Morrell soon put points on the board for Notts. Newcomer Christopher Kirkland played an excellent game and James Thomson, sat on my other side; overwhelmed his opponent. I was losing badly but the West Midland player got into time trouble and collapsed in a heap. Nottinghamshire lead 7-4 and although two games were irrevocably lost, I hoped that we might save the bishop v knight ending in the last game. That was until the knight forked K & B. Warwickshire turned up rather stronger than I anticipated – they were the only team to defeat us in 2009/10 so maybe not too bad.

Nottinghamshire U140 - Warwickshire U140
23 October 2010
Bramcote Memorial Hall
Board Grade Grade
1 Maini, Arun 139 ½–½ Burnet, Alan 138
2 Redburn, Barry 136 ½–½ Harrison, Keegan 138
3 Allen, Patrick 135 ½–½ Weber, Ralf 136
4 Kirkland, Christopher 135 1-0 Hussain, Adrian 133
5 Graham, Neil 134 1-0 Phipps, Malcolm 133
6 Thomson, James 133 1-0 Al-Samir, Medri 133
7 Nailard, Mike 132 0-1 Warren, Kenneth 130
8 Parker, Robert 130 ½–½ Evans, Gary 130
9 Gibson, Graham 128 0-1 Evans, Christopher 127
10 Brown, Allan 124 0-1 Green, John 128
11 Neil, Graham 122 ½–½ Johnson, Lennie 128
12 Cronshaw, Derek 123 0-1 Gilbert, Kim 120
13 Sutton, Andrew 120 1-0 Pakenham, John 114
14 Morrell, Len 120 1-0 Trigg, Matt 114
15 Blampied, Dorothy * 82 0-1 Hodkinson, Peter 114
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* reserve 7½-7½

Under 120

Leicestershire U120 – Nottinghamshire U120

Leicestershire U120 - Nottinghamshire U120
05 February 2011
The old school Melton rd, Thurmaston
Board Grade Grade
1 Uski, Ville 118 1-0 Gold, David 119
2 Cresswell, Peter 118 0-1 Buttery, John 118
3 Stone, Robert 116 ½–½ Hargreaves, Malcolm 112
4 Adams, Michael 119 0-1
Edwards, John 112
5 White, David 113 0-1 Sargeant, Chris 109
6 Gist, Elizabeth 109 1-0 Clegg, Tracey 106
7 Thornton, Mike 108 0-1
Bonnello, Chris 105
8 Hollingworth, Stuart 107 ½–½ Morley, Stephen 105
9 Hill, Cyril 103 0-1 Kacprzak, Lucasz 99
10 Smith, Jason 102 0-1 Attwood, Charlotte 98
11 Davis, Richard 101 0-1 Blampied, Dorothy 82
12 Clay, Terry 95 1-0 Seagrave, Michael 74

4-8

Staffordshire Bulldogs U120 – Nottinghamshire U120

Staffordshire U120 - Nottinghamshire U120
13 November 2010
Bushbury Chess Club, Wolverhampton
Board Grade Grade
1 Crozet, Peter 119 0-1 Buttery, John 118
2 Lewis, Barry 118 1-0 Edwards, John 112
3 Meakin, Anthony 117 1-0 Hargreaves, Malcolm 111
4 Brodie, Bob 115 ½–½ Sargeant, Chris 109
5 Walters, Paul 114 1-0 Clurow, Gary 109
6 Micklewright, Stephen 111 1-0 Clegg, Tracey 106
7 Tindley, David 108 0-1 Kacprzak, Lukasz 99
8 Torbica, Danny 106 1-0 Attwood, Charlotte 98
9 Jones, Simon 104 ½–½ Swanwick, Steve 92
10 Guest, Paul 104 1-0 Blampied, Dorothy 82
11 Cox, Geoff 101 1-0 Lake, Alex 70
12 Buckley, David 94 ½–½ Swanwick, Mike 50

8½-

Warwickshire U120 – Nottinghamshire U120

Warwickshire U120 - Nottinghamshire U120
16 October 2010
Moseley All Services Club, Birmingham
Board Grade Grade
1 Rourke, Joe 119 1-0 Gold, David 119
2 Byrne, Steve 118 ½–½ Buttery, John 118
3 Morgan, Wilf 117 1-0 Sudarshan, Raghav 117
4 Leaper, Richard 115 ½–½ Jones, Gareth 115
5 Dixon, Bill 115 ½–½ Edwards, John 112
6 Trigg, Matt 114 1-0 Callingham, Harry 111
7 Pakenham, John 114 0-1 Sargeant, Chris 109
8 Hodkinson, Peter 114 0-1 Clegg, Tracey 106
9 Hotchkiss, Steve 112 0-1 Somers, David 100
10 Woodward, Pauline 112 1-0 Blampied, Dorothy 82
11 Rowe, Dave 108 1-0 Jones, Hannah 84
12 Gee, Graham 107 1-0 Lake, Alex 72e

7½-


Under 100

Lancashire U100 –Nottinghamshire U100

Lancashire U100 - Nottinghamshire U100
21 May 2011
Newcastle Bridge Club
Board Grade Grade
1 Whitehead, Gerry 99 0-1 Kacprzak, Lucasz 99
2 Thorp, Dave 99 1-0 Attwood, Charlotte 98
3 Shaugnessy, Phillip 97 1-0 Chubb, Adrian 92
4 Reid, John 96 1-0 Swanwick, Steve 90
5 Wright, Fergal 92 1-0 Garside, Graham 92
6 Neil, Jennifer 92 1-0 Cairney, Ken 89
7 Marshall, John 90 0-1 Fraser, Chris 87
8 Chapman, Jason 89 1-0 Heath, Ken 86
9 Varney, Gerard 75 ½–½ Blampied, Dorothy 82
10 Lally, Martin 63 0-1 Seagrave, Michael 74
11 Varney, Patrick 61 0-1 Barber, Steve 74
12 Rothwell, Adam 40 1-0 Swanwick, Michael 51

7½-

Warwickshire U100 –Nottinghamshire U100

Report by David Levens:

At an EC meeting earlier in the season Neil Graham, bless him, suggested that we use as many of our juniors as possible for this team. This seemed a really good idea at the time and, because of my involvement with Junior Chess in the county, I foolishly volunteered to captain the team. However, it turned out later that the date of the first match clashed with two major junior events!! The calendars of both junior and adult chess being so full I attempted to raise a primarily adult team, only to discover that we don't really have that many adults graded under 100 and many of those we do have either could not or would not play. In the end we were forced to default 3 boards, but Warwickshire also had to default one and we eventually lost 4-7. A big thank you from me to all who made the journey to Oldbury, West Midlands and an especially big thank you to Steve Swanwick of Nomads, who acted as captain on the day. Due to the lack of entrants in the MCCU stages both sides qualify for the final

Warwickshire U100 - Nottinghamshire U100
04 March 2011
BramedHall(?) Conservative club
Board Grade Grade
1 Armitage, Mark 99 0-1 Kacprzak, Lucasz 99
2 Buxton, Aron 99 1-0 Attwood, Charlotte 98
3 Kandra, Jass 1-0 Parham, Simon 94
4 Mallard, Andrew 92 1-0 Fraser, Chris 87
5 Sturch. Alan 92 0-1 Swanwick, Steve 90
6 Hopkins, Stephen 92 ½–½ Heath, Ken 86
7 Brown, Eddie 88 ½–½ Blampied, Dorothy 82
8 Watkins, Harvey 84 1-0 Singh, Toyaj 78
9 Hillman, Bob 79 0-1 Seagrave, Michael 74
10 Wilmot, Les 1-0 default
11 Clulee, John 89 1-0 default
12 default default

7-4