2006 / 2007 County Results - Open

The Hampshire Open team is run by Dominic Tunks  

 
Harold Meek Table  
Wayling Cup Table  
West of England Matches  
     

West of England Championship

24 September 2006

Jamboree

 

 -

Taunton (Hants did not participate)
14 October 2006 Hants A

 draw

8 - 8

Somerset A - Wincanton 

14 October 2006

Hants B

won

3.5 - 2.5

Somerset B - As above

12 Nov to 14 Nov

Hampshire Individual Championship

9 December 2006

Hants A

lost

5 - 11

Gloucester A - Urchfont - Home

20 January 2007

Hants B

 won

9.5 - 6.5

Dorset B

10 February 2007

Hants A

 draw

7.5 - 7.5

Cornwall A - Rockbeare

10 March 2007

Hants A

lost 

4 - 12

Devon A - Wincanton

10 March 2007

Hants B

lost

2.5 - 5.5

Devon B - Wincanton

 

 

 

Harold Meek Tournament 2006 - 2007: Table

 

Corn

Devon

Glos

Hants

Somerset

Points

Place

Cornwall

 

6.5

7.5

7.5

8.5

3.5

3

Devon

9.5

 

12

12

9.5

8

1

Glos

8.5

4

 

11 

8.5

6

2

Hampshire

7.5

4

5

 

8

2

4

Somerset

 8.5

6.5

7.5

8

 

1

5

 

 

 

 

Wayling Cup Competition 2006 - 2007: Table

  Devon Dorset Hants Somerset Points Place
Devon   13 5.5 13 6 1
Dorset 3  

6.5

6.5 5.5 4
Hampshire 2.5

9.5

  3.5 2 3=
Somerset 3 10.5 2.5   2 3=

 

 

West of England Championship

Jamboree
   24th September 2006  

Hampshire A

Others

 

 

          

   

          

   

          

   

          

   

          
             
            
            
            
            
            
            

  Average

 

   

 Average

 

  

 

Date:    9 December 2006

 

Hampshire A

 

Gloucestershire A

 

Dominic Tunks 173 0 Michael J White 200 1
Mike Krawczuk 169 0 Nigel Hosken 172 1
Khaled Esmat 165 0 Ian Ponter 170 1
Matt Ludbrook 163 1 Dan Lambourne 166 0
Fraser McLeod 160 0 Philip Meade 160 1
Martin Newbury 157 0 Geoffrey Taylor 151 1
Martin Buckley 157 0 Graham Brown 142 1
Steven Smith 155 Barry Whitelaw 127
John Wilkinson 152 Matthew Guy 124
Tom Anderson 149 Alan Bentley 124
John Watts 144 1 Alun Richards 124 0
Gillian Moore 133 Patrick Baker 124
Ken Retallack 129 1 Andrew James 124 0
Rajeev Raghaven 124 0 Richard Sida 116 1
Mike Henbury 96 0 John Harris 110 1
Keven Lamb 76 0 Clifford Oliver 106 1

  Average

143.9

  

 Average

140.0

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:   10 March 2007 - Wincanton

Hampshire A

4

Devon A

12

Dominic Tunks 173 0 Stephen J Homer 188 1
Mike Krawczuk 169 Michael S Cox 185
Roger D Marsh 158 0 John F Wheeler 177 1
Martin L Newbury 157 0 Chris J Bellers 170 1
Steven J Smith 155 0 Timothy P Seymour 168 1
John R Wilkinson 152 Brian W.R Hewson 166
John Watts 144 0 Denis R Cowley u 1
Graham Stuart 140 Mark V Abbott 161
Stuart Dean 138 0 Ewan T A Walton 158 1
Chris Howarth  u 0 Mark Ozanne 155 1
Gillian Moore 133 1 Mike H Stinton-Brownbridge 155 0
Stephen D LeFevre 133 Brian G .E. Gosling 153
David F Thompson  132 0 John K.F Stephens u 1
 Ken Retallack 129 William H Ingham 145
Bob A Cleave 119 Joachim Reinhardt u
Tim Chapman 118 0 Andrew A Frangleton 145 1

Average

143.3

 

Average

163.5

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:   10 March 2007

Hampshire B

2

Devon B

5

Brian Grant

116

0

Paul Brooks

149

1

Jon Young

114

0

Simon Waters

148

1

David Culliford

113

0

Charlie V Howard

145

1

Ashraf Syed

112

0

John Gododi

142

1

James H Galloway

98

1

Stephen W Schofield

142

0

Tony Summers

98

J Stephen Murray

136

Sam Murphy

95

0

Robert H Jones

121

1

Keven Lamb

76

1

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0

Average

102.8

 

Average

140.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:    14 October 2006

Hampshire A

8

Somerset A

8

Michael Yeo 184 0 Jack Rudd 214 1
Bill Purkiss 177 0 Peter Chaplin 181 1
Dominic Tunks 173 1 Mike Richardt 168 0
Mike Krawczuk 169 David Littlejohn 168
Khaled Esmat 165 1 Tony Banford 155 0
Martin Newbury 157 1 Joe Jervis 153 0
John Wilkinson 152 1 Dominic Gibbs 151 0
Graham Stuart 140 1 Dave Wood 147 0
Stuart Dean 138 1 Gerry Jepps 147 0
Gillian Moore 133 0 Chris Perry 140 1
Stephen LeFevre 133 Phil Chapman 139
David Thompson 132 Neville Senior 133
Harold Shelley 122 0 Chris McKinley 134 1
John Wiseman 119 0 Chris Barratt 128 1
Tim Chapman 118 William Taylor 125
Brian Grant 116 0 Mark Baker 119 1

Average

145.5

  

 Average

150.1

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:    14 October 2006

Hampshire B

 3.5

Somerset B

2.5

Jon Young 114 1 Roger Turner 115 0
Ashraf Syed 114 Geoff Berryman 112
David Culliford 113 0 Stan Hill 106 1
Tony Summers 98 1 Bob Jervis 106 0
Mike Henbury 96 1 Roy Turner 99 0
Keven Lamb 76 0 Nigel Mills 95  1

Average

 

101.8

 Average

105.5

 

 

 

Do you know that feeling of not knowing what is going on in a given position? I'm familiar enough with it from my own games, but it reached a whole new level on Saturday when I looked at the game on Board 1 of the match between Hampshire and Somerset. Messrs Yeo and Rudd both relish a challenge and each took heavy damage to his position in order to inflict damage on his opponent's. An uncompromising extreme of chess that is hard to describe - "chess from another planet" was Mike Yeo's try. Maybe Mars, the god of war.

Although the chess on the other boards may have been a little more recognisable, the same fighting spirit must have infected the rest of the players because there were so few draws in a match that was very well balanced. On paper Somerset were perhaps slight favourites and we can be well pleased with the 8-8 tie.

The 2nd team did even better. This match was scheduled to be played over 8 boards but in the event neither us nor Somerset could find that many, so we played over 6. Somerset were definite favourites for this one but Hampshire won 3.5-2.5.

Well done everyone. A great start and one we can look to build on.

Dominic Tunks - Match Captain

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:    10 February 2007

Hampshire A

7

Cornwall A

7

Dominic Tunks 173 Jeremy F S Menadue 177
Mike Krawczuk 169 Ian M George 163
Khaled Esmat 165 0 Roger J Grime 162 1
Martin L Newbury 157 Simon Bartlett 150
Steven J Smith 155 0 Philip J Hutchins 147 1
Chris Priest 146 0 Jeremy P G Kneebone 147 1
John Watts 147 1 Gary Trudeau 143 0
Stuart Dean 138 1 Colin Selwood 142 0
Philip Barber 134 Vasanta Wetteshina 138
Gillian Moore 133 Edward Webb 124
Stephen D LeFevre 133 Michael Hill 113
Jonathan G Young 114 Ian D Scott 113
Ashraf Syed 112 Bethany J Hardwick 107
Anthony C Summers 98 Anton Barkhuysen 105
Sam Murphy 95 1 Colin Webb 104 0
Default   0 Default   0

Average

137.9

  

Average 

135.7

 

Hampshire played Cornwall on Saturday. This is always a difficult match to raise a team for. We moved the venue to 'our side' of Exeter, taking maybe 15 or 20 minutes off the journey, but it is still a long trek and not everyone can cope with the distance. Others of course do enjoy the day out and are regulars in the Cornwall match, but with several of these players unable to make it for other reasons, I was worried that we might not get a match at all. So I was really pleased when we managed to get a full 16 players for the match. A late casualty to the seasonal lurgy did reduce us back to 15, but that was still a fantastic effort, thank you everybody.

Cornwall also suffered a late drop-out so we were 15 v 15. A tense match with quite a few draws ensued. Each time a Hampshire win was landed (winners being John Watts, Stuart Dean and Sam Murphy), a Cornwall one seemed to follow quickly, and vice versa, so there was never more than a point separating the teams. At 6.5-6.5 the Hampshire hopes rested with Gillian and Stephen on boards 10 and 11. Gillian was a pawn or two up in an opposite-coloured Bishops ending, but her opponent had a pawn on the 7th and all the play. Stephen had played actively throughout and had had his opponent under pressure for the whole game, leading to a pawn on the 7th, but his K was exposed and he had just gone a piece down to a series of checks: WKh2 Qb7 Ps c7,d5,g2.h3; BKh7 Qb4 Nb6 Ps d6,f7,g7,h6. (That's how I remember it anyway!) Now, ...Qc5 Qxb6 Qxb6 c8=Q and Black is slightly better but it should be a draw I thought. I thought Gillian was drawing too, so at this stage I was happy. When Stephen's opponent, having defended throughout, went straight for the perpetual with ...Qf4+. I was even happier. But play went Kg1 Qe3+ Kf1? and I couldn't look. Surely Black would see that ...Nc4! threatened mate.... OK W can cover d2 with the Q and then get a new Q on c8, but he sheds the d-pawn and B is favourite,... Stephen how can you do this to me!!??... When I could look again, B had played Qd3+ and the draw had been agreed.

Nervously I looked back at Gillian's game (sadly I can't reconstruct this quite accurately enough to complete the story - it was something ;like WKg3 Rd4 Bb4 Ps h4,g2,e7,a3; BKf7 Rf6 Bc4 Ps h5,g6,d5,b5,b6 but I can't see why that is not trivially drawn, so I must have something wrong). Anyway, Rf4! was a good choice by White in the actual game position, because after the exchange on f4, the WK could march in and threaten havoc. It looked like we were going to have to endure some more tense minutes, but, to this Captain's relief in any event, the handshake followed very quickly.

Several other games are also worthy of mention. Martin's draw on board 4 was an interesting hold from 2 pawns down. At the end, Martin may even have been favourite, but, as we have already seen, it can be hard to switch over from playing for a draw to playing to win - especially when playing for the draw has eaten up most of your time allowance. The most convincing game I saw was played by the lowest-graded player in the room. An excellent win by Sam Murphy in the Morra Gambit. Once his opponent made the mistake of allowing his K to get stuck in the centre, Sam hounded the hapless monarch, breaking through with some nice play.

Dominic Tunks - Match Captain

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:    20 January 2007

 

Hampshire B

 9.5

Dorset B

6.5

Chris Priest (w) 146 Frank Pittman 148
John Watts 144 K.A.Sarahs 147
Graham Stuart 140 1 Geoff Searing 140 0
Stuart Dean 138 0 TWB Miller 140 1
Gillian Moore 133 1 Julian Cherryson 138 0
Stephen LeFevre 133 Michael Litchfield 135
David Thompson 132 1 Frank Kingdon 132 0
Ken Retallack 129 1 D.E. Papworth 129 0
Julius Mach 124 0 Ivan Willis 124 1
Rob Davenport 123 Paul Brackner 122
Tim Chapman 118 1 Paul Errington 120 0
Brian Grant 116 0 MJ Steevens 120 1
Ashraf Syed 114 1 W.J.Kellly 115 0
David Culliford 113 1 John Dalzell 114 0
Philip Gething 104 CJF Ambrsoe 113
Paul Holton 99 0 Simon Errington u 1

  Average

125.4

 

 Average

129.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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