CHESS CORNWALL
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County Matches 2017/18

 
Payed at East Huntspill Village Hall on Saturday, 13th May, 2018
  Cornwall 4 - 12 Surrey
1 185 Jeremy Menadue ½ - ½ Chris Briscoe 208
2 181 James Hooker 0 - 1 Russell G Granat 198
3 174 Lloyd Retallick 0 - 1 RobinHaldane 192
4 170 Mark Hassall 0 - 1 Daniel B Rosen 188
5 UG Grant Healey 1 - 0 Daniel J Young 183
6 159 Tim Manton 0 - 1 Julien M Shepley 183
7 149 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Ian N Heppel 179
8 156 Richard Smith ½ - ½ Sebastian E Galer 174
9 150 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 Philip M Stimpson 167
10 UG Toby Willis ½ - ½ Owen S Phillips 162
11 151 Gary Trudeau 0 - 1 Nick W Faulks 166
12 149 Jamie Morgan ½ - ½ Ian S McLeod 156
13 138 Mick Hill 0 - 1 H Trevor Jones 154
14 124 Jason Henderson 0 - 1 Jon Eckert 152
15 128 David R Jenkins 0 - 1 James Fox 152
16   Default 0 - 1 Default  
 
Played at Plymouth Bridge Club on Sunday, 25th March, 2018
  DEVON 12 - 4 CORNWALL
1 198 Dominic Mackle 1 - 0 Jeremy Menadue 191
2 192 Jonathan Underwood ½ - ½ James Hooker 178
3 189 John K F Stephens 1 - 0 Lloyd Retallick 174
4 196 Graham Bolt 1 - 0 David Saqui 169
5 185 John F Wheeler ½ - ½ Mark Hassall 168
6 181 David Twine 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 164
7 184 Brian Hewson 1 - 0 Richard Stephens 160
8 176 Chris Lowe 1 - 0 Colin Sellwood 155
9 171 Jos Haynes 1 - 0 Richard Smith 153
10 172 Paul Hampton 1 - 0 Adam Hussain 145
11 173 Dennis R Cowley 0 - 1 Gary Trudeau 148
12 170 Trefor F Thynne ½ - ½ Jamie Morgan 146
13 164 Vignesh Ramesh 1 - 0 Jan Rodrigo 141
14 159 Leif Hafstad 1 - 0 Mick Hill 139
15 154 Brian Gosling ½ - ½ Toby Willis 135
16 154 Mike Stinton-Brownbridge 1 - 0 David R Jenkins 121

Match Captain's Report

As can be expected our once in twenty years victory didnít happen this year. Toby Willis made his debut and drew with the experienced Brian Gosling. David Saqui had a fascinating game with both side having swopped off the major pieces and left with four minor pieces each.
Bd.6: Twine 0-1 Kneebone
Bd.11: Trudeau 1-0 Cowley

Mark Hassall


Played at Kenn Village Hall on Saturday, 20th January, 2018
  CORNWALL 7 - 9 SOMERSET
1 191 Jeremy Menadue 0 - 1 Krzyzanowski, Patryk 197
2 178 James Hooker 1 - 0 Felicio, Fernando 182
3 174 Lloyd Retallick 1 - 0 Footner, Andrew 181
4 169 David Saqui ½ - ½ French, Max 180
5 168 Mark Hassall ½ - ½ Gregory, Andrew 175
6 160 Richard Stephens ½ - ½ Cooper, Andrew 174
7 155 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Painter-Kooiman, David 163
8 153 Richard Smith 0 - 1 Arrasate Bedialauneta, Lander 159
9 148 Gary Trudeau 0 - 1 Freeman, Darren 156
10 146 Jamie Morgan 0 - 1 Jepps, Gerry 156
11 144 Percy Gill ½ - ½ Knight, Roger 156
12 141 Jan Rodrigo 1 - 0 Peters, David 156
13 140 Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ Champion, Adrian W 147
14 139 Mick Hill ½ - ½ Purry, Chris 147
15 125 Jason Henderson ½ - ½ Chapman, P M 146
16 121 David R Jenkins ½ - ½ McKinley, Chris 144

Match Captain's Report

The match was close all the way through with Somerset pulling ahead at the end of four hours. Special mention should be made of David and Jason who stepped in at short notice and drew against higher graded opponents. The difference in resources between the two sides was shown by comparing the two Somerset reserves with our two: an average of approximately 100 grading points.

We are still in the hunt to qualify for the inter regional competion later in the year.

Mark Hassall


Played at Shillingford Village Hall on Saturday, 27th November, 2017
  CORNWALL 12 - 4 GLOUCESTERSHIRE
1 191 Jeremy Menadue ½ - ½ M. Ashworth 192
2 178 James Hooker 1 - 0 C. Mattos 190
3 174 Lloyd Retallick 0 - 1 J. Jenkins 185
4 169 David Saqui ½ - ½ P. J. Meade 178
5 168 Mark Hassall 0 - 1 P. Masters 175
6 164 Robin Kneebone 1 - 0 M. Roberts 167
7 160 Richard Stephens 1 - 0 J. Ashworth 161
8 155 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 M. Taylor 144
9 148 Gary Trudeau 1 - 0 A. Richards 133
10 146 Jamie Morgan 1 - 0 D. Walton 109
11 144 Percy Gill 1 - 0 R. Jones 108
12 139 Mick Hill 1 - 0 J. Jones 61
13 153 Richard Smith 1 - 0 Default  
14 145 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 Default  
15 141 Jan Rodrigo 1 - 0 Default  
16 140 Jeff Nicholas 1 - 0 Default  
 

Match Captain's Report

A good result better than average grading would suggest. The score excluding the defaults was still 8 - 4. My thanks to all who played and those who did not get a game.

Mark Hassall


Played at Altarnun Village Hall on Saturday, 4th November, 2017
  CORNWALL B 5 - 11 DEVON B
1 155 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Brusey, Alan W 158
2 153 Richard Smith 1 -0 Howard, Charles V 155
3 148 Gary Trudeau 0 - 1 Gosling, Brian GE 154
4 146 Jamie Morgan 1 - 0 Best, Matthew 154
5 145 Adam Hussain 0 - 1 Stinton-Brownbridge, Michael 154
6 144 Percy T P Gill 0 - 1 Sam Coutu-Oughton 151
7 141 Jan Rodrigo 0 - 1 Butland, Nick J 150
8 140 Jeff Nicholas 1 - 0 Kinder, Andrew S 147
9 139 Mick Hill ½ - ½ Murray, J Stephen 147
10 137 Richard Clark ½ - ½ Stephen Clarke 143
11 136 John Wilman 1 - 0 Wilby, Robert G 140
12 126 Stephen Pearce 0 - 1 Wilkinson, Ben R 138
13 121 David Jenkins 0 - 1 Hart-Davis, Adam 135
14 121 Ian Renshaw 0 - 1 Allen, John E 134
15 116 Martin Jones 0 - 1  Jones, Robert H 128
16 100 Sam Edwards 0 - 1 Richard Smith 124
 

Match Captain's Report

For the first time in a significant number of years this match was played on a different date to the first team match and limited to players graded under 160.

We played at a new venue in the village hall at Altarnun near Launceston. There must be something about this venue as 16 out of the 17 players asked to play agreed. We therefore turned out our strongest second team for a number of years to meet the all-conquering Devon seconds.

We were outgraded by an average of 9 points per board which suggests a score of 9.5 v 6.5. After two hours we were ahead 9.5 v 6.5 on a crude material count. After three hours the actual score was 5 v 11 to Devon!

Mark Hassall

WECU Jamboree played at Kenn Village Hall
on 19th September 2017
  CORNWALL 5 - 7 COMBINED
1 191 Jeremy Menadue (W) ½ - ½ Neil Crickmore 214
2 178 James Hooker (B) 0 - 1 Fernando Felicio 182
3 174 Lloyd Retallick (W) ½ - ½ Paul Brooks 170
4 169 David Saqui (B) ½ - ½ P. Kirby 177
5 168 Mark Hassall (W) 1 - 0 Paul O'Neill 188
6 164 Robin Kneebone (B) 1 - 0 Dave Regis 166
7 163 Tim Manton (W) 0 - 1 M. Taylor 144
8 160 Richard Stephens (B) ½ - ½ Tim Woodward 150
9 155 Colin Sellwood (W) 0 - 1 Tim Paulden 183
10 153 Richard Smith (B) 0 - 1 Chris Purry 147
11 148 Gary Trudeau (W) 1 - 0 P. Bending 122
12 146 Jamie Morgan (B) 0 - 1 Terje Lundin 156
 
  CORNWALL "B" 6 - 6 TORBAY LEAGUE
1 145 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 M. O'Brien 159
2 144 Percy T P Gill ½ - ½ Alan.Brusey 158
3 141 Jan Rodrigo 0 - 1 M. Stinton Brownbridge 154
4 140 Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ A. Kinder 147
5 136 John Wilman ½ - ½ M. Quinn 146
6 125 Jason Henderson 1 - 0 R. Wilby 140
7 121 David R Jenkins 0 - 1 A. Hart Davis 135
8 121 Ian Renshaw ½ - ½ John Ariss 115
9 116 Martin Jones 0 - 1 Tony Tatam 114
10 102 Thomas Oates 1 - 0 J. Dean 112
11 100 Hugh Brown 0 - 1 N. Tidy 101
12 100 Sam Edwards 1 - 0 A. Moorhouse 100
 

Match Captain's Report

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!

Mark Hassall


Last updated 15/5/2018