Lincolnshire Chess Association

U140 Counties Competition Open Team (2017-18)

MCCU U140 Counties Championship Open
Position Teams Pl W D L Match Pts
1 Nottinghamshire 1 1 0 0 2
2 Worcestershire 1 1 0 0 2
3 Derbyshire 2 1 0 1 2
4 Lincolnshire 2 0 0 2 0

MCCU U140 Counties Championship Match Results
Date Match Result
4 Nov Lincolnshire v Worcestershire 7½-8½
2 Dec Derbyshire v Lincolnshire 8½-7½
10 Feb Lincolnshire v Nottinghamshire

Lincolnshire v Worcestershire

Date: 4/11/17
Venue: The Old School Thurmaston, Leics
Lincolnshire (Home team) Worcestershire (Away team)
Board Colour Name Club Grade Score Name Club Grade
1 B David Scott Louth 130 ½-½ Paul Sharratt Stourbridge 139
2 William Orr Horncastle 127 0-1 Richard Leaper Mutual Circle 139
3 B Neil Roberts Lincoln 126 ½-½ John Chester Kidderminster 137
4 W Peter Damms Louth 126 1-0 Sam Bradley Stourbridge 137
5 B Jules Brown Lincoln 125 ½-½ Jon Asbury Halesowen 135
6 W Peter Sherlock Lincoln 124 0-1 Eric Horwill Stourbridge 132
7 B Graeme Rae Horncastle 124 ½-½ T Gilse Stanton Redditch 132
8 W Mike Dew Barton 123 0-1 Tony Shaw Stourbridge 127
9 B Keith Noons Barton 120 0-1 Peter Seeley Redditch 127
10 W Kishore Murugesh Lincolnshire Juniors 119 0-1 David Grant Worcestershire 125e
11 B Mark Newstead Horncastle 118 0-1 Ian Truscott Greenlands 121
12 W Paul Fischer Lincoln 117 1-0 Kevin Day Redditch 121
13 B John Grasham Louth 111 1-0 Jeremy Humphries Stourbridge 114
14 W Frank Robinson Spalding 109 1-0 Terry Radford Droitwich 98
15 B Terry Bennett Spalding 108 1-0 Brian Allsop Greenlands 93
16 W Chris Cumbers Grantham 106 ½-½ Joe Bombardini Worcestershire 95e
          7½-8½      

Derbyshire v Lincolnshire

The second match for the U140 side was an away fixture against Derbyshire and was played at the Rolls Royce Club in Derby. Once again we were up against a stronger side and good performances would be needed if we were to have any chance of victory. As usual I focussed on my own board and missed most of the early action, but the first few games to finish indicated that we had got off to a decent start with early wins for Jules Brown and Chris Cumbers. There followed a long series of results, some draws but mostly wins for Derbyshire that saw them retake the lead, and with only John Grasham adding a further full point to the Lincolnshire score. By the time I resigned, there were only four boards still playing. Derbyshire still needed a win and a draw to secure victory, but Keith Noons, Mark Newstead, David Scott and Bill Egan were showing plenty of determination. Bill had the initiative in a major pieces endgame and soon secured a win, but Keith was eventually forced to concede in a knight and pawns endgame. David seemed to have a more difficult task in a rook and minor piece endgame and eventually had to agree to a draw. That left only Mark still playing, his opponent finally resigning shortly before the time expired, and leaving Lincolnshire on the losing side of an 8½-7½ score.

Date: 2/12/17
Venue: Rolls Royce Leisure, Moor Lane, Allenton, Derby
Derbyshire (Home team) Lincolnshire (Away team)
Board Colour Name Club Grade Score Name Club Grade
1 Philip Sheldon Spondon 139 ½-½ David Scott Louth 130
2 B Stephen Wootton Rolls Royce Derby 138 0-1 William Egan Scunthorpe 130
3 W Dylan Meyer Rolls Royce Derby 137 1-0 William Orr Horncastle 127
4 B John Shaw Belper 133 ½-½ Neil Roberts Lincoln 126
5 W Michael Hoare Lichfield 129 0-1 Jules Brown Lincoln 125
6 B Vaughan Smith Belper 128 ½-½ Peter Sherlock Lincoln 124
7 W Matthew Bubis Rolls Royce Derby 127 1-0 Graeme Rae Horncastle 124
8 B Mark Carter Spondon 126 ½-½ Mike Dew Barton 123
9 W Kevin Gallagher Lichfield 126 1-0 Keith Noons Barton 120
10 B David Woodhouse Belper 124 0-1 Mark Newstead Horncastle 118
11 W Brian Lever Clay Cross 121 ½-½ Paul Fischer Lincoln 117
12 B Edward Brown Belper 119 0-1 John Grasham Louth 111
13 W Roger Walker Belper 117 1-0 Andrew Watson Horncastle 110
14 B Ronald Harrison Belper 117 1-0 Frank Robinson Spalding 109
15 W Michael Boreham Rolls Royce Derby 116 1-0 Richard Coats Spalding 108
16 B Alan Holden Belper 107 0-1 Christopher Cumbers Grantham 106
          8½-7½