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Published 1 February 2011

Warwickshire - Staffordshire

Played on 29 January 2011 at Olton Chess Club. Results from Warks website and forwarded from Simon Smith


Board ECF Code Grade Warwickshire Score Score Staffordshire Grade ECF Code
2 112921B 193 PHILIP HOLT 0 1 PAUL WALLACE 207  
3 113334C 189 TONY HYNES 1 0 DARREN WHEELER 202  
4 119386H 185 MARTYN SMYTH 0 1 CRAIG WHITFIELD 191  
5 114497C 185 ALAN LLOYD ½ ½ PATRICK BENNETT 190  
6 110278D 179 KEITH ESCOTT 0 1 DAVID ANDERTON 189  
7 118039D 176 NICK ROBERTS ½ ½ LEE GRINSELL 184  
8 156634K 175 SIMON SMITH ½ ½ NICHOLAS WALKER 183  
9 113372L 172 KEITH INGRAM 0 1 ALEX RICHARDSON 182  
10 105877A 171 ANN-MARIE JAMES ½ ½ JOHN TURNER 182  
11 109211L 169 MARK CUNDY ½ ½ DAVID WIGHTMAN 182  
12 157077J 163 TRONY GREEN 0 1 ALAN CROMBLEHOLME 181  
13 155226A 157 JON TURNER ½ ½ GERALD ACEY 180  
14 111405A 157 ED GOODWIN ½ ½ DAVID COOPER 176  
15 190314H 154 ANDREW MOXLEY 0 1 SIMON EDWARDS 175  
16 109809D 153 MIKE DORAN ½ ½ IAN JAMIESON 171  
      TOTAL 10½      


Match report from Simon Smith via Alex Holowczak. Staffordshire under David Anderton's captaincy put out, as expected, a very strong team. The match was played in a good spirit with many familiar faces, both teams composed largely of Birmingham league players. Warks' sole winner was Tony Hynes. Tony was black and skilfully defended an exchange Ruy Lopez. Alan Lloyd another Warwickshire stalwart played well to get a draw in an interesting rook, bishop, and pawns versus rook knight and pawns endgame that went to nearly the end of a tough five-hour match. Playing board 1, Richard Weaving (Warks) got a draw against IM Lawrence Cooper (Staffs). Warwickshire's Simon Smith let Nick Walker off the hook by playing a flashy combination that only led to a level position instead of turning the screw to get an overwhelming one. Mike Doran and Jon Turner debuting for Warwickshire first team both claimed draws against much higher graded players. Players thanked Richard and Robert Reynolds of Olton Chess Club who let us use their venue and gave a tremendous amount of logistical support. Thanks also to David Brelsforth who provided refreshments to players in both the u140 and the open matches that were played at Olton.