SCL Update 03/01/19

In the first round of the Robertson Cup the results were Chandlers Ford A 0.5 Ringwood A 4.5, Chandlers Ford B 0.5 Fareham 3.5 (Match played over 4 boards),Winchester 1 Salisbury 4, Andover 3.5 Hamble 1.5. The stand out result was Andover’s 3.5-1.5 win against Hamble, even allowing for Hamble not being at full strength. Andover’s teams have yet to win a match in divisions 2 and 3, while Hamble’s B team is doing very well in division 2 and their A team has only lost one of their five league matches in division 1.

Hampshire Chess Congress 2019

This means that in the week starting 18th February the matches to be played in the Robertson Cup are Andover v Southampton A, University A v Fareham, Ringwood v Salisbury and University B v Southampton B and Plate Chandlers Ford A v Winchester and Hamble v Chandlers Ford B.

In the division 5 cup Chandlers Ford D beat Winchester D 2.5-1.5 which means that in the week commencing 14th January the semi finals Fareham B will play at home to Chandlers Ford D and Salisbury D will play at home to Ringwood C.

In the Chiltern League to date Hampshire have beaten Buckinghamshire 7-3, lost 8.5-7.5 to Berkshire and 12-4 to Oxfordshire. In the Buckinghamshire success the county obtained 2 wins and 2 draws on the top four boards despite being out graded by an average of 17.25 points on these boards.

Malcolm Clarke