Cornwall agreed to organise the intercounty jamboree for the first time in my memory this year. Thanks to Robin and others in his car for setting up and Ben Edgell of somerset for agreeing to act as the controller.
The event took place on 19th September the Kenn Centre which is now our preferred home venue. This proved a spacious venue with ample room for 84 players plus an additional analysis room.
There were five entries for the open. Devon won followed by Somerset, Cornwall A, Devon B and Gloucestershire in that order. Devon A outgraded the other teams by an average of 25 polnts per board. The other four teams were of similar strength. All game scores are to appear on the Chess Devon site. Therefore a satisfactory result for cornwall.
The other section is the graded section which a team of twelve must not exceed 1600 grading points. There were two entries cornwall b and the torbay league. After a titanic struggle the match was drawn six all with cornwall winning the trophy by one point on board count.The result was notable in that our three juniors all won their games. This appears to be the first time ever we have won this event. It may also be the first time we've entered!