Lincolnshire Chess Association

U120 Counties Competition Open Team (2017-18)

MCCU U120 Counties Championship Open
Position Teams Pl W D L Match Pts
1 Warwickshire 3 3 0 0 6
2 Leicestershire 2 1 0 1 2
3 Worcestershire 3 1 0 2 2
4 Lincolnshire 2 1 0 1 2
5 Derbyshire 2 1 0 1 2
6 Nottinghamshire 1 0 0 1 0
7 Staffordshire 1 0 0 1 0

MCCU U120 Counties Championship Match Results
Date Match Result
19 Nov Lincolnshire v Leicestershire 3-9
6 Jan Lincolnshire v Worcestershire 6½-5½

Lincolnshire v Leicestershire

Date: 19/11/17
Venue: Lindum Group, Lincoln
Lincolnshire (Home team) Leicestershire (Away team)
Board Colour Name Club Grade Score Name Club Grade
1 W Kishore Murugesh Horncastle 119 0-1 Barrie Cooper Wigston 118
2 Mark Newstead Horncastle 118 0-1 George Worrow-Goodin Leicestershire Juniors 106
3 W Paul Fischer Lincoln 117 0-1 Rakym Serik Leicestershire Juniors 108e
4 B Charles Moss Lincoln 115 0-1 Mike Griffiths Ashby 106
5 W Andrew Watson Horncastle 110 0-1 David Gamble Latimer 107
6 B Frank Robinson Spalding 109 1-0 Granville Hill Latimer 105
7 W Christopher Cumbers Grantham 106 0-1 Paul Mottram Melton Mowbray 105
8 B Tom Stokes Kings School Grantham 89 0-1 Vijay Gulab Braunstone 105
9 W Adam Cook Louth 87 0-1 Mike Thornton Oadby 104
10 B John Pocock Grantham 81 1-0 Stuart Hollingworth Syston 100
11 W Kieran Burt Horncastle 65 ½-½ Les Corlett Wigston 99
12 B Amogh Pilani Louth 58 ½-½ Neil Roberts Ashby 85
          3-9      

Lincolnshire v Worcestershire

Report from John Grasham

Lincolnshire got their second match of the season underway in the new year with a tough looking match against Worcestershire. However hopes were high after we were able to field a strong team. Early defeats for Chris Cumbers and Kieran Burt were cancelled out by wins for Frank Robinson and Paul Fischer. Kiat Huang won on his debut for the county after coming through a tight knight and pawns endgame. Then defeats for Robert Stokes and John Grasham who lost from a superior position and a pawn up left Lincolnshire behind. Paul Rutter was able to convert a rook and three pawns against a rook and one pawn and Kishore Murugesh from a king and four pawns each put us ahead at 5-4. However four fewer pawns meant a defeat for Mark Newstead and then Terry Bennett agreed a draw in a level position. This left the match hanging on the result of our youngest player Adam Cook. He had a very big time advantage and a rook for three pawns. He was eventually able to pick off all the pawns and his opponent’s time ran out. This gave Lincolnshire the win by the narrowest of margins. However we cannot rest on our laurels with our next match only two weeks away against Warwickshire.

Date: 6/1/18
Venue: Thurmaston Old School, Leicester
Lincolnshire (Home team) Worcestershire (Away team)
Board Colour Name Club Grade Score Name Club Grade
1 W Kishore Murugesh Horncastle 119 1-0 Jeremy Humphries Stourbridge 114
2 Mark Newstead Horncastle 118 0-1 Michele Clack Redditch 108
3 W Paul Fischer Lincoln 117 1-0 Richard Collett Greenlands 107
4 B Robert Stokes Scunthorpe 114 0-1 David Cleak Droitwich 106
5 W John Grasham Louth 111 0-1 Monty Woodhouse Worcestershire 100
6 B Kiat Huang Louth 110 1-0 Paul Thomas Kidderminster 99
7 W Frank Robinson Spalding 109 1-0 Terry Radford Droitwich 98
8 B Terry Bennett Spalding 108 ½-½ Peter Hodkinson Mercia 95
9 W Chris Cumbers Grantham 106 0-1 Tony Taylor Halesowen 94
10 B Adam Cook Louth 87 1-0 Brian Allsop Greenlands 93
11 W Paul Rutter Horncastle 74 1-0 Terry Pountney Kidderminster 85
12 B Kieran Burt Horncastle 65 0-1 John Hesketh Worcester 71
          6½-5½