F Team Div 4/5 Cup Match Being Scheduled
The F Team's Div 4/5 Cup fixture against Ringwood C is to be scheduled for Tuesday January 28th, and has been marked as such in the Calendar.
A Division 1 Result
New Cup Fixtures
Our A Team has a new fixture, home to Hamble A, scheduled for Tuesday January 7th 2014.
In the Semi-Finals of the Division 4/5 cup, Southampton E have been drawn away to Fareham A. Of the dates supplied by Fareham, the only one that is feasible is December 17th (our blitz tournament evening) - that is currently being investigated.
The other Semi Final is Southampton F v Ringwood C (yet to be scheduled).
Rapidplay Tournament - Initial Report
This tournament, held at the club's normal venue on Saturday November 23rd was very successful (with 37 players from a number of clubs), especially as it was the first time that we have organised a tournament.
For an initial report please see the Rapidplay Report page (also available from the menus above).
Recent Match Results
Here are two recent match results. Please send any other results for Southampton Club to the address in the footer and I'll publish them as soon as I can.
Earlier results posted on this page have been moved to a new Team Results page.
|Rob Sims||106||0-1||John Davis||115|
|Keven Lamb||105||1-0||Dave Agostinelli||111|
|Mike Kitson||U||0-1||Jerry Ingamells||110|
|Don Creasey||96||1-0||Tony Roberts||105|
Although we outgraded the Eastleigh team, we met stiff opposition, and the end result was 2-2
Luckily the rules came to our assistance by letting us go through to the next round of the Div 4/5 Cup on board count.
|Nick Misoulis||137||1-0||Paul Hurn||144|
|Ashraf Syed||132||½-½||Tim Chapman||135|
|Jack Armorgie||128||1-0||Alec Samuels||135|
|Johnny Luk||U||½-½||John Wiseman||122|
|Gabriel Tshabango||U||0-1||Kevin Sawers||118|
It was a very narrow loss for Southampton C against University B, with the match being decided by Johnny Luk holding a draw against a very short of time John Wiseman on board 4. A good win for the University team, being slightly outgraded on boards 1-3 and fielding inexperienced players on boards 4 and 5.
Southampton Club Successes at the Hampshire Congress
Special congratulations are due to the new Hampshire Champion, Alex Ruiz. He was a joint winner of the Open section with Dominic Tunks (of Emsworth), but qualified for the title, and possession of the "Silver Rook" trophy on tie break.
Alex Dore and Hubert Pawlikowski of Southampton were (with Alex Conway of Southampton University) joint winners of the Major section,
Alec Samuels won the Under 140 grading prize.
John Davis was joint second in the Minor section with Stephen Gow of Southampton University - (Rob Hewitt of Southampton University coming first).
Winchester Tournament (Run by Castle Chess) in early January.
An entry has been added to the Club Calendar for this tournament, organised by Castle Chess. It runs from Friday January 3rd to Sunday January 5th 2014, and is at the Holiday Inn, Winchester. A downloadable entry form is available.
Southampton League Rules
A revised set of Southampton League Rules is available.
Congratulations to the winners in the 2012-13 Club Championship:
- Club Champion: Oliver Gill
- In second place was Gareth Jones
- In third place was Gillian Moore
- Under 140 Grading Prize: Alex Dore
- Under 120 Grading Prize: Derek Priestley
- Under 100 Grading Prize: John Davis
Please see the Activities Page for further details.
Congratulations go to Gareth Jones for winning the Paul Hurn Knockout Trophy on a tie break in his match against Fraser McLeod.